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Sewing workshops: Another model of community solidarity

SDF Press - 2018-11-17 18:04
Tabqa – After the opening of the Department of the Council of Women in Tabqa a sewing workshop and providing all necessary equipment and supplies for the workshop to train women on sewing to be qualified and work permanently so that they can rely on thems ...

Transport of large Boats from bridge’s West to Its East

SDF Press - 2018-11-17 18:04
Raqqa- As the winter season approaches, and in order to avoid accidents occurring in the Euphrates River, the Department of Internal Transport of People’s Municipality of Raqqa issued a circular to transfer the ships and boats that are operating between t ...

Rehabilitation of flag Roundabout in Tabqa city

SDF Press - 2018-11-16 17:40
Tabqa – Environment Department of People’s municipality in Tabqa city continued its works to restore the sidewalks of the streets, streets dividers and roundabouts in the city. Maintenance workshops in People’s municipality in Tabqa began the rehabilitati ...

US Late in Setting Bounties on PKK Leaders: Turkey

BAS News - 2018-11-06 22:48
ERBIL - Turkey said on Tuesday that the US Department of State's announcement of rewards for information on three senior leaders of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is a "late decision", state media said. "We will take this cautiously, it is a late dec ...

Iraq Granted Exemption to Iran Sanctions: Report

BAS News - 2018-11-06 22:25
ERBIL - A special representative for Iran at the US State Department said on Tuesday that Iraq can continue having access to the energy it needs from the neighboring country so that Baghdad will be able to manage its power supply. Brian Hook said that "I ...

US Offers Cash Rewards for Information on Three PKK Leaders

BAS News - 2018-11-06 18:44
ERBIL - The US Department of State announced on Tuesday that if offers cash rewards in exchange for information on three Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) senior leaders, among whom is one of the party's co-founders, Murat Karayılan. "The U.S. values its co ...

Kurdistan FM Condemns Deadly Attacks in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-11-05 10:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Head of Department of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa, decried the Sunday attacks in Iraq’s capital that killed several people and left dozens wounded. “I strongly condemn the despicable bombings in Baghdad late last night whi ...

Washington Concerned over Turkish Strikes in Rojava

BAS News - 2018-11-01 10:30
ERBIL — The recent Turkish bombardments of areas in northwest of Syria, which are under the control of Kurds, “are of great concern” to the United States, said State Department Deputy Speaker Robert Palladino. “Unilateral military strikes into northwest ...

Discovery of First Kurdish PhD Published in Poland Announced

Kurdish Studies Network - 2018-10-27 08:14
We congratulate our colleagues from kurdishstudies.pl and the Section of Kurdish Studies in the Department of Iranian Studies in the Institute of Oriental Studies of Jagiellonian University who announced the discovery of the first PhD written on Kurdish s ...

Majority of Religious Minorities Fled Iraq Since 2003: Official

BAS News - 2018-10-25 00:45
ERBIL - Latest statistics indicated that the majority of religious minorities have fled Iraq since 2003. Head of the Communication and Media Department at the Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Mariwan ...

Opening of Women’s Council in Mashlab district

SDF Press - 2018-10-24 01:34
Raqqa – The Women’s Department in Raqqa opened a Women’s Council in Mashlab district. The opening ceremony was attended by leaders of SDF, the Internal Security Forces, members of the Civil Administrations of the Women’s Offices in the Syrian North, the F ...

Baghdad Removes Kirkuk Traffic Police Director

BAS News - 2018-10-21 19:28
ERBIL - The federal government issued a decree on Sunday to remove the head of Kirkuk Traffic Police Directorate, replacing him with another official. Confirming to Kurdistan 24, Major Sherzad, former head of the department in the disputed Kurdish provin ...

In Pictures: Car Bomb Explosion Hits Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-13 21:05
ERBIL - A car bomb explosion hit central Kirkuk province on Saturday night, and three people have so far have been reported injured in the attack. According to a statement by the Kurdistan Region anti-terrorism department on its Facebook feed, the bombin ...

“House of the wounded” holds its periodic meeting

SDF Press - 2018-10-12 15:02
Raqqa – The Department of “Dar Al-Jarha” in Raqqa city on Saturday, a meeting to discuss the situation of the wounded fighters of SDF who suffered various injuries while performing their military duties. “Mahmoud Sino”, the administrative house of the wou ...

A cultural evening at Tabqa center of the cultural

SDF Press - 2018-10-09 01:09
The Cultural and Art Committee organized a cultural evening in cooperation with the democratic civil administration of Tabqa, entitled “From under the rubble we have reared our thought and culture” to open the destroyed department of the cultural center. ...

US to Sell Five Armed Bell 407GX Helicopters to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-10-05 19:46
ERBIL - The US State Department has approved to sell five armed Bell 407GX light attack helicopters to the Iraqi security forces as part of the country's fight against the Islamic State (IS), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement. T ...

U.S. encourages quick formation of new Iraq’s Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2018-10-04 14:31
WASHINGTON,— The United States encouraged the quick formation of a new Kurdish government, after Iraq’s Kurdistan region held a parliamentary election on September 30, 2018. Spokesperson of the US State Department Heather Nauert said in a press conferenc ...

US Encourages Quick Formation of New Govt. after Election

BAS News - 2018-10-03 10:08
ERBIL — Following a “successful” parliamentary election in the Kurdistan Region, the United States encourages Erbil to quickly form the new government as soon as the results of the polls are announced. Heather Nauert, spokesperson for US State Department ...

Latest Update on Kurdistan Election Results: 96% of Ballots Counted

BAS News - 2018-10-02 12:32
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) election department said that the party has won nearly 44% of the overall counted ballots. Khasro Goran, head of the department, told Kurdistan 24 that the counting process is about to conclude, indicating that th ...

Iraq Concerned over US Decision to Close Down Consulate in Basra

BAS News - 2018-09-29 09:43
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has expressed concern over a decision by US State Department to close down its consulate office in Basra. “We are concerned over US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to close down the consulate in Basra and relocating ...

US Consulate in Basra to Close for Security Purposes: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-28 22:38
ERBIL - The US State Department is scheduled to close down the country's consulate in the Iraqi southern province of Basra amid the violent protests, Sputnik cited the Wall Street Journal on Friday evening. Thousands of people in the oil-rich city have b ...

Treasury Sanctions Key ISIS Financial Facilitators

The Global Coalition - 2018-09-20 17:27
Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today to designate two Daesh financiers pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or ...

IS Calls to Sympathizers to Use Whatever Weapons for Terror Attacks: US

BAS News - 2018-09-20 13:45
ERBIL — The US has revealed that the Islamic State is calling on its followers to use whatever arms available, including chemical weapons, to carry out terrorist attacks. The State Department said in a report on Wednesday that the terrorist group used ru ...

Nauert: Iran is rolling a “Bad Actor” in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-09-12 13:18
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States Department of state said the Iranian rocket attack on the Kurdistan Region was an effort to destabilize Iraq and the region, describing Tehran as a “bad actor.” Iranian military units launched a barrage of missiles that hit ...

US slaps new sanctions on Daesh money “facilitator”

The Global Coalition - 2018-09-10 22:20
Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today targeting Waleed Ahmed Zein, a terrorist in East Africa who established an intricate worldwide financial network to facilitate funds transfers fo ...

US Issues Security Alert to Americans Traveling to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-09 10:56
ERBIL — The US State Department has issued a new security alert at the wake of recent deadly protests in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, as well as ahead of the Shi’ite Muslim’s mourning month of Muharram. “The United States Mission in Iraq is restric ...

Attack on PDKI Bases: Death Toll Rises to 11

BAS News - 2018-09-08 13:20
ERBIL — The death toll after a missile attack on the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) bases has climbed to 11, medical sources confirmed. Hawkar Ali, a spokesperson for Koya Health Department, told BasNews that 40 others were wounded as the resu ...

US Condemns Violence Against Diplomats in Southern Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-08 10:03
ERBIL — The US State Department has condemned the violent actions by protestors against foreign diplomats in southern Iraqi city of Basra. “The United States condemns the violence against diplomats, including that which occurred today in Basrah,” reads a ...

Electoral Commission Says No Talks on Postponement of Kurdistan Vote

BAS News - 2018-09-06 13:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Independent Hight Electoral Commission (KIHEC) has refuted the reports claiming the possibility of postponing Kurdistan parliamentary election. Speaking to BasNews, Shorish Hassan, head of KIHEC’s press department, said that the commiss ...

IS Funder Arrested in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-09-04 10:43
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces on Monday announced the arrest of an Islamic State (IS) member who was responsible for providing the group’s sleeper cells near Mosul with goods. According to a statement the Iraqi military intelligence department, which was ...

Washington slams $20 million European aid package for Iran

Waar Media - 2018-08-25 11:23
WAAR-DUHOK: A European Union aid plan for Iran sends “the wrong message at the wrong time” to the government in Tehran, the US State Department said Friday. The $20.7 million EU assistance package “perpetuates the regime’s ability to neglect the needs of ...

Trump administration cuts more than $200 million in aid to Palestinians

Waar Media - 2018-08-25 11:23
WAAR-DUHOK: The Trump administration has permanently cut more than $200 million in aid for the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, saying the appropriated funds — already frozen for much of this year — will be “redirected” elsewhere. The State Department sai ...

Turkish delegation left US with no agreement

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-10 19:29
Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal (2nd L) leaves after a meeting with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan at State Department in Washington, U.S., August 8, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Yuri Gripas) ...

US Says Setting Kurdistan Elections is Up to Kurdish Leaders

BAS News - 2018-08-06 22:46
ERBIL - The US State Department has made it clear that only the Kurdish leaders in the Kurdistan Region can decide about the date of the regional parliamentary election, a report said. "[The] timing of elections in the IKR [Iraqi Kurdistan Region] is up ...

Man Badly Injured in Landmine Explosion in Duhok

BAS News - 2018-08-01 16:00
ERBIL - A civilian was badly injured on Wednesday in a landmine explosion in Amedi city in northern Duhok province, local officials from the death department said. Najib Saeed, the head of Amedi hospital in Dohuk, told BasNews that the incident occurred ...

Heather Nauert: Pompeo agrees with Trump on talking to Iran

Waar Media - 2018-08-01 15:22
WAAR-DUHOK: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agrees with the statement made by President Donald Trump about being open to meeting with the Iranian government without preconditions, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a briefing on Tuesd ...

U.S. suspends sales of F-35 to Turkey

Waar Media - 2018-07-27 14:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The suspension of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter sales to Turkey has become more likely after both the House and Senate opposed the deal in their versions of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. The Defense Department has 90 days from the ...

Iran: Kurdish Student Sentenced to Eight Years in Jail

BAS News - 2018-07-24 19:34
ERBIL — Iranian authorities have sentenced a university Kurdish student to 8 years in jail for suspected involvement in last year political tensions in the capital city. Identified as Zaniar Ahmedi, 19, a University student in Accounting Department recei ...

US delegation to discuss Iran sanctions with Turkish officials

Waar Media - 2018-07-20 10:20
WAAR-DUHOK: A US delegation of Treasury and State Department officials will meet with Turkish authorities on Friday to discuss sanctions targeting Iran, Reuters reported, citing an official from Turkey’s foreign ministry. “A US delegation currently holdi ...

U.S. State Department in talks with Turkey to sell Patriot system

Waar Media - 2018-07-16 22:47
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S. State Department on Monday said it was working with NATO ally Turkey on the possible sale of a Raytheon Co Patriot missile defence system to avert its purchase of a Russian-made S-400 system. Tina Kaidanow, Acting U.S. Assistant Secr ...

KRG's DIT to Undertake Radical Salary Reforms

BAS News - 2018-07-10 11:05
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Department of Information and Technology (DIT) has revealed a list of over 100,000 public servants who receive illegal double salaries at the same time, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday. "There are over ...

U.S. diplomats, Kurdistan PM break ground for largest consulate in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2018-07-08 00:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Senior officials from Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the US State Department broke ground on the largest US consulate in the world on Friday, July 6. In July 2011, the United States opened its first ...

Europe threatens US with new tariffs worth $300bn as trade war escalates

Waar Media - 2018-07-03 15:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States could get a new round of retaliatory tariffs worth as much as $300 billion, if it moves ahead with new duties on European cars, the EU has warned. In a written statement to the US Department of Commerce Brussels reportedly w ...

Voltijds Doctoraatsstudent gezocht Universiteit Antwerpen

Koerdisch Instituut - 2018-06-19 13:38
The Faculty of Social Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Political Sciences for a Doctoral Student on the project Multiple Inequalities and Intersectionality in European External Policies Job description You prepar ...

Canada says no longer aiding Iraqi Kurds

The New Mail - 2018-06-10 10:17
Canadian special forces have ended their training support for Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters, the defense department confirmed on Friday, after Ottawa suspended the assistance in October. Canada is part of… The post Canada says no longer aiding Iraqi K ...

Landmine Kills Peshmerga in Erbil's Soran

BAS News - 2018-06-05 14:25
ERBIL - A Kurdish Peshmerga was killed by a landmine on the mountain areas in Soran district of Erbil governorate, police said. Imad Rekani, head of local Police Department, told BasNews that they were informed overnight on Monday of missing a civilian o ...

US-Turkish talks end ambiguously

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-05 00:52
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the State Department in Washington, US, June 4, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Leah Millis) ...

US State Dept.: We don’t have any agreements yet with Turkey on Manbij

Waar Media - 2018-05-30 20:52
WAAR-DUHOK: There is not yet any agreements between the United States and Turkey on Syria’s Manbij, the State Department said on May 29. “We don’t have any agreements yet with the government of Turkey. We announced previously that the United States and t ...

US House approves $290M for Peshmerga in Pentagon budget

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-05-26 05:16
The US House of Representatives approved the Defense Department budget for Fiscal Year 2019 which includes $290 million in support for the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces. ...

US House approves $290M for Peshmerga

Waar Media - 2018-05-25 13:35
WAAR-DUHOK: The US House of Representatives, on Thursday, approved the Defense Department budget for the Fiscal Year 2019 (which starts in October). The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), as the Pentagon budget is formally known, includes $290 mi ...

Russian official applauds peaceful Erbil-Baghdad talks

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-22 20:34
Mikhail Bogdanov, Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Deputy Foreign Minister, with Falah Mustafa, the KRG's Head of Department of Foreign Relations, May 22, 2018. (Photo: Social Media) ...

Trump refers to immigrants as ‘Animals.’ again

Waar Media - 2018-05-18 23:22
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump called on the Department of Justice to prosecute a political opponent and called immigrants “animals” during a roundtable with California leaders on Wednesday. “We’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t belie ...

Protest Gathering of Students at Industrial University in Kermanshah

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-05-18 02:03
The students at Industrial University in Kermanshah continued their strike for the second day. “A group of students at Industrial University in Kermanshah have been gathering at the lobby of IT Department since Monday 14 May in protest to the privatizatio ...

Quba School in Ain Issa Camp

SDF Press - 2018-05-10 14:16
Raqqa Civil Council, in coordination with the Department of Ain Issa Camp, opened the Quba School for students who have been out of school for 6 years of the arrivals to the camp. However, despite the limited possibilities, they cover the education of hal ...

Saudi Arabia says to lift driving ban on women June 24

Waar Media - 2018-05-08 13:32
WAAR-DUHOK: Saudi women will be allowed to start driving in the kingdom from June 24, the General Department of Traffic Director General Mohammed al-Bassami said on Tuesday. “All the requirements for women in the kingdom to start driving have been establ ...

Legislative Council in Raqqa city

SDF Press - 2018-05-06 12:41
It was agreed to nominate the Department of Raqqa in the name of the democratic civil administration in Raqqa and be divided into the Civil Raqqa Council, the Judicial Section and the Legislative Section represented by the Legislative Council, which is cu ...

US criticises Turkish measures over population transfers in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-05-04 16:51
WAAR-DUHOK: State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert strongly criticized Turkish measures in Syria’s Kurdish canton of Afrin, which are preventing residents displaced by the fighting from returning to their homes. “We’ve been watching the situation v ...

Two Kurdish Girls Receive Young Leaders Award in US

BAS News - 2018-05-03 14:40
ERBIL - Two young Kurdish ladies from the Kurdistan Region have been announced by the US Department of State to be among the top ten Recipients of the 2018 Emerging Young Leaders Award. Sara Abdul Rahman, a peace-builder from Kirkuk province, and Zina Ha ...

Czech University Opened in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-05-02 19:04
ERBIL — During a ceremony which was attended by several officials, the Czech Ostrava Technical University opened a branch in Erbil. “I’m delighted to be here with you on behalf of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations to celebrate together the inaugura ...

Management of the wounded in the territory of Al-Jazzera

SDF Press - 2018-05-01 16:49
The management of the affairs of the wounded and their health care is a national and humanitarian duty. It is the one who sets the foundation for the freedom and democracy movement,The department of wounded affairs plays the role of a compassionate mother ...
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