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Britain to return precious artefacts looted from Iraq and Afghanistan

Britain to return precious artefacts looted from Iraq and Afghanistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 20:42
LONDON,— Ancient Buddhist clay heads and other precious artefacts looted from Iraq and Afghanistan and illegally exported to the UK will soon be returned to their country of origin. The British Museum is working with the UK Border Force and other agencie ...
Britain to return precious artefacts looted from Iraq and Afghanistan - E-Kurd

Mexico said it will not be 'safe third country'

ANF - 2019-07-17 08:41
The Mexican government says it will not become a "safe third country" to apply for asylum in the US. ...

473 children born to ISIS parents repatriated from Iraq: ministry

Rûdaw - 2019-07-16 00:49
Thirty-three Russian children were repatriated on June 10 ...

“International states approve Afrin’s occupation with silence”

ANF - 2019-07-11 15:07
The people of the region say the wall Turkish state put up in Afrin aims to tear the city away from Syria and think that the silence of international states means they approve of the occupation. ...

Trump: Iran sanctions will ‘soon be increased substantially’

Rûdaw - 2019-07-10 18:49
US-imposed sanctions have dealt a massive blow to Iran’s economy ...

Drivers in Iraqi capital adjusting to return of red lights

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 15:46
"People don’t care about this issue now because there is nothing to stop them" ...

Greek right wing party set to win elections

ANF - 2019-07-07 21:59
Greece’s opposition conservatives were on track to return to power by a landslide on Sunday, early results showed. ...

Qamishlo Conference: Partners of ISIS should be called to account

ANF - 2019-07-06 16:44
Following the opening speeches, victims of ISIS massacres in Syria, Iraq and throughout the world took the stage to speak. The conference continues with various seminars. ...

Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff meets with high-ranking Commanders from the Coalition Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-05 10:29
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On July 2, 2019, Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad, Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff, received a high delegation from the U.S. and Coalition Forces, led by General Krinkovich, Deputy Commander of Coalition Forces in Iraq and S ...

Fourth of July in Washington to come with a twist from Pres. Trump [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-05 06:38

Iraq and Oman Sign MoU to Boost Oil Cooperation

BAS News - 2019-07-04 16:29
ERBIL — The governments of Iraq and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding to establish close cooperation in the oil and gas sector, Iraqi oil ministry said on Thursday. According to the MoU, the two states will take into consideration the building of ...

Over 300,000 IDPs still unable to return home in Mosul: NRC

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-04 14:51

The Mideast's Stonewall? From Iraq to Morocco, the fight for LGBTQ rights rages on - Middle East News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-07-04 12:51

Italy migrant boat: Rescue captain accused of trying to sink police boat

BBC - 2019-06-30 00:01
The captain of a migrant rescue ship is charged with attacking a Coast Guard boat after a stand-off. ...

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’s PM-designate in Sulaimani to discuss formation of new cabinet

E-Kurd - 2019-06-17 16:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan prime minister-designate Masrour Barzani arrived in Sulaimani city on Monday to meet officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran). Barzani headed to the PUK Pol ...

Belgium Repatriates Six Children of IS Parents

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — Six Belgian children of Islamic State (IS) parents were taken back to their home country from Syria on Friday, officials confirmed. They were stranded at a camp under the control of the US-backed Kurdish fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces. “The ...

Iraq to Recover Thousands of Antiquities from US: PM

BAS News - 2019-06-11 23:20
ERBIL - Iraq in the near future will recover 15,000 antiquities from the US, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday. "Iraq was and will always remain a cultural and historical center, and we must make use of this great legacy to build the presen ...

12,000-year-old Hasankeyf will soon be underwater

Rûdaw - 2019-06-11 20:50
"Our homes and fields are going to be sunk" ...

Nineveh residents returning to their homes

The Global Coalition - 2019-06-10 20:22
Article Nineveh residents returning to their homes Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Poor Security in Iraq Prevents IPDs from Returning: Christian Leader

BAS News - 2019-06-10 00:06
ERBIL - The leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II has argued that the poor security situation in Iraq has prevented the displaced Christians from returning to their places of origin. The Patriarch made the comments during a pr ...