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IS Threatens to Burn Australian Refugees

IS Threatens to Burn Australian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-06-27 00:56
ERBIL - The jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) have threatened to burn Australian women and children at a Syrian refugee camp in retaliation to a secret evacuation of eight orphans. The orphans were transferred on Sunday by the Australian government fro ...
IS Threatens to Burn Australian Refugees - BAS News

Iran Threatens to Destroy Israel in 30 Minutes If Attacked by US

BAS News - 2019-07-02 01:19
ERBIL - Iran has threatened to destroy Israel in half an hour only if it is attacked by the US, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday. According to the semi-official Mehr news agency, as cited by Reuters, the comments were made by Mojtaba Zolno ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Vote on Summer Recess Postponement

BAS News - 2019-06-30 10:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is set to convene today and vote on a postponement to its summer recess to help the formation of the new cabinet of the Kurdistan Region. According to the parliament bylaw, the summer recess begins on 1st July and last ...

SDF Hands Over IS Member to Italy

BAS News - 2019-06-30 00:58
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has handed over an Italian Islamic State (IS) member to the Italian government, a spokesperson confirmed on Saturday. Identified as Samir Bougana was handed over to Italy on Thursday over the country ...

Gorran to Submit Nominees for Next KRG Cabinet on Thursday

BAS News - 2019-06-26 11:56
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is expected to submit the list of nominees for ministerial posts at the next cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government on Thursday, a senior member said. Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani previously met with ...

PUK to Determine Candidates for KRG Cabinet Soon

Waar Media - 2019-06-23 22:53
WAAR_DUHOK Patriotic Union of Kurdistan leadership will meet within this week to determine the candidates for ministerial posts at the next KRG’s cabinet. PUK is expected to determine all the candidates and hand them to PM Masrour Barzani, The candidates ...

PUK to Finalize Candidates for KRG Cabinet Within Days: Leading Member

BAS News - 2019-06-23 12:02
ERBIL — Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership is set to hold a meeting next week and finalize the list of its candidates for ministerial posts at the next Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet, a leading member said. PM-designate Masrour Ba ...

Parliament to Vote on New KRG Cabinet Before Summer Recess: MP

BAS News - 2019-06-22 12:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is likely to vote on the new government cabinet before its summer recess begins on 1st July, said a lawmaker. Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani has already begun talks with political parties to conclude the form ...

Kurdistan President to Visit Turkey on Friday

BAS News - 2019-06-21 00:44
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani is expected to visit Turkey on Friday to meet with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. BasNews has learned from sources that Barzani was officially invited by Erdogan to travel to Ankara. The Tur ...

UK Committed to Working with New KRG: FM

BAS News - 2019-06-20 21:29
ERBIL - UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that his government is committed to working with the future Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), sending a congratulatory message to Masrour Barzani on his election as the PM- ...

Kurdistan President Nechirvan Barzani Arrives in Baghdad to Meet Iraqi Officials

Waar Media - 2019-06-20 17:05
WAAR_DUHOK KRG’s President Nechirvan Barzni accompanied by a Kurdistan Regional leadership delegation arrived in Baghdad on Thursday in an official visit. President Barzani is expected to meet with each of Barham Salih President of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi ...

6 orphans from Islamic State families handed over by Syrian Kurds to Belgium

E-Kurd - 2019-06-14 10:07
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in north northeast Syria, on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said. “Six Belgian orphan children were han ...

Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans

Seattle Times - 2019-06-11 06:18
BEIRUT (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Syria have handed 12 French and two Dutch orphans whose fathers were killed fighting for the Islamic State group back to their countries, according to Kurdish and European officials. Abdulkarim Omar, a senior off ...

An American Family Detained in Syria Is Sent Back to the U.S.

New York Times - 2019-06-08 17:42
Kurdish authorities are releasing some of the 12,000 foreign women and children affiliated with the Islamic State held in detention camps in Syria. ...

Syrian Kurds repatriate 2 women, 6 children from Islamic State families to U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-06-05 17:14
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State group members were repatriated to the United States on Wednesday in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria. The move is part of an effort ...

Eight ISIS women and children handed over to US

ANF - 2019-06-05 16:54
The autonomous administration of northern and eastern Syria has handed over two women and six children from the defeated ISIS to the US. ...

Hundreds of IS Relatives Released from al-Hol Camp in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-04 13:41
ERBIL — A total of 800 women and children related to the Islamic State (IS) militants have been released from the al-Hol Camp in the Syrian Kurdish province of Hassakah. According to local officials and witnesses, at least 17 buses were seen leaving the ...

Syria Kurds hand over five Islamic State orphans to Norway

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 18:50
Al-Hol Camp, Syria,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Monday handed over five orphans from families of the Islamic State group to Norwegian authorities, a spokesman said. “Following a request made by the Kingd ...

Syrian Kurds to release 800 women and children from crowded al-Hawl camp | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-06-03 14:02

Uzbekistan repatriates 148 women and children linked to ISIS from Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-05-30 21:56
Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria handed over 148 Uzbek women and children linked to ISIS for repatriation The post Uzbekistan repatriates 148 women and children linked to ISIS from Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Women and children of DAESH members delivered to Uzbek consul

ANF - 2019-05-30 10:53
148 women and children of DAESH members have been returned to Uzbekistan. ...