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IS Attacks Syrian Government, SDF Forces in Deir Ezzor

BAS News - 2018-08-19 23:33
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) extremists attacked on Sunday the Syrian regime headquarters as well as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Deir Ezzor, a report said. According to Enab Baladi News, as cited by Iraqi News, the militants have targeted ...

Barzani, Sunni Delegates Discuss Iraqi Future Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-08-19 21:43
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani received on Sunday an Iraqi Sunni delegation from the National Front for talks on the formation of a new government in Baghdad. During the meeting, Barzani and ...

US, Iran, and Hezbollah Try to Help Baghdad to Build New Government

BAS News - 2018-08-18 20:41
ERBIL - Apart from Iran's Revolutionary Guards Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani, the special US presidential envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition, Brett McGurk, and a Hezbollah politburo member, are in Baghdad to help the formation of a new g ...

KRG Needs Strategic Plan to Encounter Drug Addiction: MP

BAS News - 2018-08-18 10:00
ERBIL — A Kurdish lawmaker has warned of increasing rate of drug addiction across the Kurdistan Region, saying that government needs to devise a strategic plan to encounter the issue. “According to the information we have obtained, and based on official ...

Cameroon’s Far North: A New Chapter in the Fight Against Boko Haram

International Crisis Group - 2018-08-15 02:17
The Cameroonian government should aim at encouraging more Cameroonian Boko Haram members to surrender. Community service, public confessions, symbolic ceremonies and vocational training can help reintegrate those who do not pose a threat. The government ...

Kurds meet with Syrian government to discuss self-rule

FOX News - 2018-08-14 18:20
Representatives from Syria's Kurdish-run northeastern region met with the government in Damascus last week to discuss self-administration in a postwar Syria, a leading Kurdish official said Tuesday. ...

Baghdad Opposes Involuntary Deportation of Emigrants from EU

BAS News - 2018-08-13 10:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is against any deportation of its citizens from EU countries if it is against their own will, country’s foreign ministry said. The ministry stated Iraqi ambassador to Sweden, Ahmed Kamali, had held a meeting with Swedish offi ...

Iraqi MP Calls on UN to Intervene in Iraq-Iran War Reparations

BAS News - 2018-08-12 20:53
ERBIL - An Iraqi MP has strongly criticized the country's government for "being soft on Iran" in reacting to Tehran's demands for the old Iraq-Iran war reparations, calling on the UN to intervene and decide which side should compensate the other. MP Faya ...

Iran Promises Closer Ties with Turkey as US Sanctions Both

BAS News - 2018-08-12 13:47
ERBIL — Following the increasing sanctions imposed by the US on both Iran and Turkey separately, Tehran has promised to bolster “good” relations with Ankara. "We hope that the Turkish government and people will manage these conditions and pressure impose ...

Iraqi Protesters to Stage Strike if Their Demands are Further Ignored

BAS News - 2018-08-11 22:12
ERBIL - Iraqi protest organizers have said that they are left with only one option if the government continues to ignore their demands, a report said in Saturday. Ali Basri, a member of the demonstration organizers in Basra province told Russia Today tha ...

Kurdistan: First Day of Eid al-Qurban Announced

BAS News - 2018-08-11 21:08
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs announced on Saturday evening that 21st August is the first day of Eid al-Qurban. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has previously announced one week of public holidays for reli ...

Abadi's Alliance Delegation to Visit Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-08-11 19:48
ERBIL - A delegation from the Iraqi Victory Alliance, led by Haider al-Abadi is expected to visit the Kurdistan Region in a near future to discuss the formation of the Iraqi future government, an Iraqi official said on Saturday. Riyaz Tamimi, a leader of ...

Public Servants Should be Politically Neutral in Kurdistan of Iraq

E-Kurd - 2018-08-11 18:21
Aras Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Public servants are supposed to be politically neutral when they are serving in government agencies, but unfortunately this does not seem to be happening in Kurdistan of Iraq. There should be, a distinction between w ...

Massoud Barzani Fast Facts

CNN - 2018-08-11 14:00
Read Fast Facts from CNN about Massoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq. ...

Finland to Send Military Advisors to Train Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2018-08-11 11:57
ERBIL — The Finnish government has announced that it will send a number of military advisors to Iraq to take part in NATO training mission for Iraqi troops. “The President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy decid ...

Kurdish Human Rights Groups Condemn Iran’s Torture of Two PAK Members

BAS News - 2018-08-11 11:57
ERBIL — Five Kurdish human rights monitoring groups have condemned the Iranian government’s torture of two Peshmerga fighters from the Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK) whom were arrested last week. Earlier on Tuesday, Iran’s state-affiliated Tasnim News Age ...

Syrian Air Defence Downs “Hostile Target” Near Damascus

BAS News - 2018-08-11 10:00
ERBIL — The airpower of the Syrian government has managed to shoot down a “hostile target” flying over the suburb of Damascus, state-run news agency said. According to Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), a drone had breached the Syrian airspace late on Frida ...

Kurdish leader reveals details of first meeting with Syrian government

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-09 14:01
Salih Muslim, former co-president of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), currently a top official in Rojava Foreign Relations Body, speaks to Kurdistan24 from the Syrian predominantly Kurdish northeastern city of Qamishlo, Rojava, Syria, July ...

UN Expects Iraqi Future Government to be Free from Sectarianism

BAS News - 2018-08-09 00:14
ERBIL - The Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has said that he is expecting the Iraqi future government to be free from sectarian partitioning, noting that its president also should be a strong o ...

No Prospects for Peace Process in Turkey Now: Politician

BAS News - 2018-08-08 11:56
ERBIL — Kurdish politician Othman Ocalan believes that there is no prospect for the resumption of peace process between the Turkish government and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) at the moment in the country. Ocalan, the brother of PKK’s jailed leader Abd ...

Iraqi Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani says elections should held on time

E-Kurd - 2018-08-07 20:39
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani, on Tuesday, said that the Kurdish region’s election, which is set for September 30, 2018, should be held on time. Barzani said tha ...

Ghost Employees Waste over $8.4 Million Monthly from Iraq’s Budget

BAS News - 2018-08-07 16:21
ERBIL — Ghost employees make up 20% of the total number of Iraqi’s on government payroll, and they waste 10 trillion Iraqi dinars (approximately 8.4 Million USD) every month from the country’s budget, said a lawmaker. The total number of ghost employees, ...

Kurdistan PM: Election to Be Held as Scheduled

BAS News - 2018-08-07 15:27
ERBIL — In response to media rumours, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said on Tuesday that the parliamentary election will be held with no delay. The Kurdistan Regional Government and the electoral commission have set the legislative vo ...

YPG Ready to Assist Syrian Regime in Sweida Offensive: Commander

BAS News - 2018-08-06 21:50
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) has shown its readiness to assist the country's government forces in their "Sweida anti-Daesh campaign", a report said on Monday. The Syrian army has been set to oust the Islamic State (IS) insur ...

Bolton: No US government involvement in Venezuela drone blast

Waar Media - 2018-08-05 20:25
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States government had no involvement in Saturday’s drone blast at a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday. “I can say unequivocally ther ...

Four years on, Yezidis still seek justice

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-05 01:09
Formally, the Yezidi people are citizens of Iraq, and the Iraqi government is responsible for ensuring their safe return, but they are, in fact, neglected by Iraq’s politicians. (Photo: Anadolu Agency) ...

Erdogan Says Turkey will Freeze Assets of Two American Ministers

BAS News - 2018-08-04 15:34
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that his government will freeze the assets of a couple of American ministers as a retaliation to the US's latest sanctions against its NATO ally, a report said. "The latest step taken by the ...

Kurdish PM: We Won't Stop Until Every Yezidi is Freed

BAS News - 2018-08-03 15:25
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani, on the fourth anniversary of the genocide committed against Yezidis in Iraq, promised that his government will continue to rescue the abducted members of the ethno-religious minority until the last one is fr ...

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 ...

Abadi: Kurds are Serious in Helping Baghdad to Form New Government

BAS News - 2018-08-01 13:45
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has hailed Kurdistan Region's "serious" readiness to coordinate with Iraq in building a new government in Baghdad, showing his country's willingness to work with the region in this regard. The remarks were made during his ...

Macron government survives no-confidence votes over bodyguard scandal

Waar Media - 2018-08-01 12:24
WAAR-DUHOK: The Benalla scandal, which has rocked French President Emmanuel Macron, took center-stage in parliament Tuesday as lawmakers debated two votes of no-confidence in the government. The first, brought by Macron’s opponents on the right, was easi ...

Abadi: Government Serious to Meet Protesters' Demands

BAS News - 2018-07-31 23:09
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday that his government is serious about meeting the demonstrators' demands, noting that the current protests in the country have pushed Baghdad to work harder to improve the public services, a report said. Du ...

Hassan Sham Camp IDPs Demand Electricity

BAS News - 2018-07-31 20:34
ERBIL - The IDPs at the Hassan Sham camp in southwest Erbil, condemned on Tuesday the electricity supply at the site as it has been cut off in the last five days, demanding the public service from the federal government, an official said. Rashid Darwesh, ...

Rudaw: KRG PM Barzani meets Iraqi PM Abadi in Baghdad

Justice for Kurds - 2018-07-31 03:01
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hosted a meeting in Baghdad on Monday with Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. The two leaders discussed developments in Erbil-Baghdad relations and the ongoing pro ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani meets Iraqi PM Abadi in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-07-30 18:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met on Monday evening with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad for talks on Erbil-Baghdad relations and political process in Iraq. During the meeting, where the count ...
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