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Baghdad’s Rule Orders Kurds Evacuate Their Homes in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-19 12:17
ERBIL — Baghdad-appointed authorities in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk have stepped up their efforts to oust Kurds from the city, according to officials. Kirkuk, an oil-rich province disputed between Erbil and Baghdad, has fallen under the rule of Irani ...

Iraqi Jets Kill Six IS Insurgents Near Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-19 00:07
ERBIL - Iraqi warplanes killed on Tuesday in an air strike six militants of the Islamic State (IS) in an area located between Kirkuk and Salahaddin provinces, a security source said. The source told Baghdad Today that Iraq conducted the air operation in ...

Baghdad Prevents Kurdish Education Programme in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-09-18 13:36
ERBIL — The Iraqi government, which is now in control of Sinjar, is preventing the schools in the predominantly Yezidi town from running Kurdish-language education programme, a local official said. “The Iraqi government prevents the re-opening of Kurdish ...

Najdmaddin Karim on Kirkuk: Kurds Being Discriminated Speaking Kurdish

BAS News - 2018-09-18 11:27
ERBIL — The legitimate governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, who is ousted by Baghdad from his position since the Iraqi government took over the Kurdish province last October, said Kirkuk is under a “threatening” campaign of Arabisation. In a statement ma ...

Iraq to deploy federal guards in Kurdistan along border with Turkey

E-Kurd - 2018-09-17 11:24
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi government decided on Sunday to deploy federal guards along the border between Iraq’s semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan and Turkey. The decision was made during a government security meeting chaired by outgoing Prime Minister Haider ...

IŞİD'den çifte saldırı

BAS News - 2018-09-16 07:39
BasNews - Irak'ın Kerkük ve Diyala illerinde IŞİD mensuplarının düzenlediği saldırılarda biri polis 3 kişi öldü, 6 kişi yaralandı. Baghdad Al Yawm sitesinin haberine göre, Kerkük’ün Abbasi kasabasının Keftan Cresat köyünde bir polis yetkilisinin evine 10 ...

Baghdad-Appointed Governor Sacks 6 More Kurdish Officials in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-15 13:23
ERBIL — The current governor of Kirkuk province, Rakan al-Jabouri, has ordered dismissal of six more Kurds from their offices across the Kurdish disputed province. According to the order, dated 13 September, the six officials were working for Kirkuk muni ...

Iranian Commander Demands Baghdad, Erbil to Handover Kurdish Oppositions

BAS News - 2018-09-11 14:58
ERBIL — A high-ranking Iranian commander has called on the Kurdistan Region and Iraq to hand over the members of Iranian Kurdish opposition parties who are stationed in the Kurdistan Region for decades. The demand comes three days after the Iranian Islam ...

Baghdad Hasn't Spent Basra's Budget: Governor

BAS News - 2018-09-10 23:51
ERBIL - The federal government is responsible for the current deteriorated situation in the Iraqi southern province of Basra, said the Governor on Monday, adding that Baghdad has not spent the city's budget. Talking to Russia Today, Governor As'ad Idani, ...

KDP, PUK Leaderships Meet over Expanding United Kurdish Front in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-09-10 15:30
ERBIL — The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Monday to discuss Baghdad politics as well as bringing other factions into a united Kurdish front. According to a joint statement, a copy of which wa ...

UNAMI Calls for Greater Role of Women in Iraqi Government Formation Talks

BAS News - 2018-09-10 13:05
BAGHDAD (UNAMI) — A meeting with women leaders, former MPs and former Ministers, civil society and youth activists facilitated by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) pressed for robust participation of women in negotiations for governm ...

Kurdish media says at least 9 killed in attack in north Iraq

Seattle Times - 2018-09-08 13:43
BAGHDAD (AP) — An attack Saturday on a Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan base in Iraq killed at least nine people and wounded more than 30, Kurdish media reported, with officials immediately blaming Iran for the assault. Iranian state media did not i ...

Baghdad’s Green Zone Comes Under Attack

BAS News - 2018-09-07 12:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Defence Ministry has confirmed that the Green Zone in Baghdad came under mortar attack by unknown perpetrators overnight on Thursday. The fortified district is home to Iraqi parliament, government building, and dozens of diplomatic missions ...

3 Mortars hit Baghdad’s Green Zone

Waar Media - 2018-09-07 11:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Three mortar shells hit late Friday the green zone in Baghdad, which houses Iraqi authorities and the US Embassy, “without any victims or causing damage,” the head of security for the capital said. The rare assault by unidentified attackers c ...

Armed Men Kill, Wound Seven People in Diyala

BAS News - 2018-09-06 23:32
ERBIL - At least seven people were killed or wounded by unidentified armed men in the province of Diyala on Thursday, a security source said. The source told Baghdad Today that the gunmen carried out the offensive on a road between Baquba and Muqdadiya, ...

Iraqi Protests: EU Calls for Restraint by Security Forces

BAS News - 2018-09-06 23:05
ERBIL - The European Union has called on the Iraqi security forces to "show maximum restraint" in handling protests in southern province of Basra, looking forward to seeing the formation of a new government in Baghdad soon in order to address the current ...

At Least 16 Kurdish Journalists Arrested in Kirkuk Since October

BAS News - 2018-09-06 10:25
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk has ordered the arrest of at least 16 Kurdish journalists in the disputed province since last October when the Iraqi army and Hashd al-Shaabi have overrun Kirkuk. Mahdi Ziryan, the representative for Kurdi ...

UN Urges Calm and Speedy Formation of Govt. to Tackle Crisis in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-05 10:22
Baghdad (UNAMI) – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, expresses grave concern over the casualties during violent protests over the lack of critical public services in Basra. He offers condole ...

Kurdish PUK and KDP lawmakers boycott first session of Iraqi parliament

E-Kurd - 2018-09-04 16:47
BAGHDAD,— Parliamentarians for the lists of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK, Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP, Fateh and State of Law went on a strike and boycotted a session of the newly-seated Iraqi Parliament on Monday in protest of the appointment of ...

Suspected ISIS insurgents in northern Iraq shoot elderly man to death

The Defense Post - 2018-09-03 12:59
Suspected ISIS insurgents shot dead a man as he emerged from prayers at a mosque north of Baghdad and wounded three others, police said The post Suspected ISIS insurgents in northern Iraq shoot elderly man to death appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Maliki-al-Amiri Bloc: We will form Iraqi government

Waar Media - 2018-09-03 11:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Maliki said during a conference to announce the formation the bloc in central Baghdad early on Monday morning (September 3) that “al-Bina is [the largest bloc] and will form the government and will put forward [legislative proposals] and will ...

McGurk meets KDP, PUK delegations

Waar Media - 2018-09-03 11:29
WAAR-DUHOK: US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat Islamic State (ISIS), Brett McGurk, met on Sunday night (September 2) with a delegation of the KDP and the PUK in Baghdad amid efforts to form a new Iraqi government. The US del ...

UNDP Trains Iraqi Police Officers to Improve Effectiveness of Local Police

BAS News - 2018-09-03 10:37
BAGHDAD (UNDP) — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Training and Qualification Directorate in the Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) jointly delivered two pilot courses on training of trainers (ToT) on the topic of ‘Improving the Effective ...

Sadr-Abadi-Allawi announce largest parliamentary bloc in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-09-03 09:20
WAAR-DUHOK: The largest political alliance was announced in Baghdad overnight Saturday just hours before the first parliamentary session of the new lawmakers is held. According to a document, the alliance includes the political blocs of Sairoon (led by M ...

Iraq: Largest Alliance Announced for Parliament

BAS News - 2018-09-03 01:12
ERBIL — Largest political alliance was announce in Baghdad overnight Saturday just hours before the first parliamentary session of the new lawmakers is held. According to a document, the alliance includes the political blocs of Sairoon (led by Muqtada al ...

Iraq Says Its Territory Will not Be Used to Attack Others

BAS News - 2018-09-03 01:12
ERBIL — In response to reports of Iran moving ballistic missiles to Iraq, Baghdad said on Sunday that it will not allow its territory to be used to attack others. “All Iraqi state institutions are obligated and committed to Article 7 of the Constitution, ...

UN: 90 civilians killed in Iraq in August

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-03 00:34
An explosion at a busy market in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad kills three people and injures four on Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Barzani to UN Envoy: Current situation in Kirkuk not acceptable

Waar Media - 2018-09-02 21:20
WAAR-DUHOK: Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has made it clear that normalising the situation in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk is the “top priority” for Kurds in talks with Baghdad. Barzani ...

KDP, KIG Meet, Reiterate No Postponement to Election

BAS News - 2018-09-02 11:58
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met on Sunday the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) in Erbil to discuss a united front for Baghdad politics as well as the upcoming Kurdistan parliamentary election. Abdulsattar ...

Iraqi president Masum receives KDP, PUK delegations in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-09-02 11:51
WAAR-DUHOK: The two major Kurdish political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have sent a joint delegation made of high-level officials to Baghdad for further discussions over the formation of the ne ...

KDP, PUK Joint Delegation Meet with Iraqi President

BAS News - 2018-09-01 20:24
ERBIL - The two major Kurdish political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have sent a joint delegation made of high-level officials to Baghdad for further discussions over the formation of the new Ir ...

Baghdad Retakes Control of Sinjar-Rojava Border from PKK

BAS News - 2018-08-31 17:13
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has reportedly retaken control of the border between Sinjar and Syrian Kurdistan to limit Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from movements and business, a source said. “The PKK and its affiliated forces [in Sinjar] shall no long ...

Iraqi PM Abadi sacks national security advisor Falih al Fayyadh

E-Kurd - 2018-08-31 16:22
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi sacked Falih Al Fayyadh, the national security advisor, from his positions for his involvement in the government formation talks on Thursday, claiming this undermines the task of the security apparatus, Rudaw reported. ...

KDP-PUK Delegation to Visit Baghdad on Friday

BAS News - 2018-08-30 13:49
The two major Kurdish parties will discuss their agenda for joining an alliance ahead of government formation. ERBIL — A high-level joint delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are scheduled to visit B ...

Unidentified Gunmen Kill Two Iraqi Officials on Kirkuk-Baghdad Highway

BAS News - 2018-08-29 23:40
ERBIL - Unidentified gunmen have killed a couple of Iraqi officials on the highway between Kirkuk and Baghdad provinces, an official said on Wednesday. The crime was committed near al-Ozem sub-district, in northeast of Baghdad, where the armed men had op ...

Baghdad Helps the Return of Those who Welcomed IS to Sinjar: Mayor

BAS News - 2018-08-29 12:55
ERBIL — The Iraqi central government is helping the return of those who welcomed the Islamic State (IS) in 2014 to Sinjar, said the mayor of the Kurdish Yezidi town. “Hundreds of families have been brought back to the village of Gulat and other areas in ...
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