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Over 20 Iraqi Pilgrims Killed, Injured in Road Accident in Iran

BAS News - 2018-08-16 11:43
ERBIL — Dozens of Iraqis were killed or injured after their bus collided with a truck in neighbouring Iran. According to Iranian news agencies, one person was killed and 23 others were wounded. They were returning from pilgrimage of the Shi’ite holy shri ...

Saudi Arabia Urges Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria on Respecting Kurd’s Rights

BAS News - 2018-08-15 23:50
ERBIL — A Saudi diplomat has urged Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria to give the Kurds their legitimate rights. Speaking to reporters from Moscow, Saudi Ambassador to Russia, Ra’id Bin Khalid, said that his country would support the Kurds to exercise their r ...

KRG's Stance on US Sanctions Against Iran

BAS News - 2018-08-15 14:00
ERBIL - Even though the political and economic ties between the Kurdistan Region and Iran are historical, the region will follow the procedures if Baghdad blocks its borders with the neighboring country as part of abiding by the US sanctions against the ...

Iraqi Envoy Urges His People to Be "More Careful" When Visiting Iran

BAS News - 2018-08-15 10:38
ERBIL - Iraqi Ambassador to Tehranhas urged his fellow citizens to "be very careful" when during their visits in Iran amid the increased number of violations against Iraqis in the neighboring country, a report said. London based Al-Hayat newspaper cited ...

Versions contradictòries sobre els combats a Rojhilat

KurdisCat - 2018-08-14 13:38
El règim islamista assegura que la Guàrdia Revolucionària Islàmica de l'Iran (IGRC) va matar 10 kurds a Oshvanieh el 12 d'agost. Aparentment formarien part del Partit Democràtic del Kurdistan Iranià (PDKI). Teheran no ha aportat cap prova. La reivindicaci ...

Kurdish Porter Killed by Iranian Border Guard

BAS News - 2018-08-14 11:12
ERBIL — Iranian forces on the border between Iran and Kurdistan Region killed on Tuesday another Kurdish porter while carrying goods, a monitoring group said. Ismail Aziz, 33, was gunned down when the Iranian border guards opened fire at a group of porte ...

The Jerusalem Post: Three Kurdish groups in Iran are now fighting the IRGC

Justice for Kurds - 2018-08-14 05:15
The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said on Sunday that they had killed 10 militants in the Kurdish region of Iran. The same day the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) said they had engaged in “heavy clashes” with the IRGC near the cit ...

Tehran to Send oil to Asia at Discount

BAS News - 2018-08-14 00:04
ERBIL - The Islamic Republic of Iran is selling oil and gas at a discount to Asian costumers as the country is preparing for the return of Washington sanctions, state-run media said on Monday. "The discount is part of the nature of the global markets bei ...

Khamenei Says Iran is Not Ready for War, Negotiations with Trump

BAS News - 2018-08-13 22:39
ERBIL - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that there will be no negotiations between his country and the current Washington administration. "Even if we ever - impossible as it is - negotiated with the US, it would never ever be ...

Baghdad to Respect US Dollar Ban on Iran "Only"

BAS News - 2018-08-13 20:40
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Monday that his country would not fully commit to the US sanctions against Iran, but would only respect the dollar ban in transactions with Iran. "I did not say we abide by the sanctions, I said we abi ...

Iran starts talks on electricity exporting to Russia

Waar Media - 2018-08-13 17:49
WAAR-DUHOK: ran has started negotiations with Azerbaijan and Armenia regarding the opportunity of electricity exports to Russia via territories of these countries, Energy Minister of Iran Reza Ardakanian told IRNA News Agency on Monday. “Separate negotia ...

KDPI Confirms Six Peshmerga Killed in Clash with IRGC

BAS News - 2018-08-13 15:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) has confirmed that six of its Peshmerga forces were killed in an armed confrontation with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). In a statement published Monday on Kurdistan Media, the mouth ...

Iranian Al-Sabreen Brigade deploys on Iraq border

Waar Media - 2018-08-13 14:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian paramilitary forces deployed members of its “Al-Sabreen Brigade,” usually tasked with protecting Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, on the Iraqi-Iranian borders, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Sunday. According to the daily, ...

Landmine Cripples Iranian Kurdish Porter

BAS News - 2018-08-13 13:48
ERBIL — An Iranian Kurdish porter lost his leg after he stepped on a landmine on the border areas between Iran and Kurdistan Region on Monday. Sabourian, 31, was carrying goods on his back from Kurdistan Region to Iran at the time of the incident, report ...

Abadi: Iraq's Stance on US Sanctions Against Iran Serves Iraqis

BAS News - 2018-08-13 00:30
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday that his country's stance on the Washington sanctions against Iran will serve no one but Iraqis. "The Iraqi stance towards the US sanctions against Iran was not taken incidentally or hastily, but it was tak ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Smuggle Oil in Kirkuk: MP

BAS News - 2018-08-12 22:02
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias are smuggling oil from Kirkuk province to Iran through the governorate of Sulaimaniya, a former Iraqi lawmaker revealed on Sunday. "The militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have occupied the oil fields in Kirkuk, and a ...

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 ...

Abadi Cancels Visit to Tehran: Statement

BAS News - 2018-08-12 17:27
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi cancelled his visit to Iran, his office said on Sunday evening, adding that he will head to Turkey as planned. Earlier on Saturday, an Iraqi official who spoke on anonymity condition had claimed that the Iraqi premier wou ...

Caspian states sign convention on Caspian Sea’s status

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 16:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan have signed a convention on the status of the Caspian Sea. At the fifth Caspian summit, Vladimir Putin, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Hasan Rouhani, Ilkham Aliyev and Gurbanguly ...

Abadi cancels visit to sanctions-hit Iran

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 16:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi cancels a visit to Iran, his press office says, days after Baghdad announced it would comply with US sanctions against Tehran. Abadi will still go ahead with a planned visit to Turkey on Tuesday but has sc ...

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 ...

Iran: Abadi’s visit to Tehran non scheduled in agenda

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Conflicting with reports of a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Tehran, Iran’s foreign ministry on Sunday denied any scheduled visit. Bahram Gasemi, the spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry, said he had not received any off ...

Abadi to visit Turkey, Iran amid US tensions

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 01:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit neighbours Turkey and Iran next week, as the US issues new sanctions on Tehran and amid Washington’s “economic war” with Ankara. “[Abadi] will head to Turkey on Tuesday and Iran on Wednesday to ...

Abadi to Visit Turkey, Iran Amid Deteriorated Economic Ties with US

BAS News - 2018-08-11 19:48
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi will visit the neighboring countries of Turkey and Iran as the two countries' economic relations with the US have lately deteriorated, a report said on Saturday. According to the AFP, the Iraqi premier will head to Ankara ...

Kurdish Opposition Kills 12 Iranian Soldiers in Fierce Clash

BAS News - 2018-08-11 15:14
ERBIL — Kurdish opposition fighters clashed with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the early hours of Saturday, killing at least 12 Iranian soldiers, a monitoring group said. The Peshmerga command of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Ira ...

Iran says 10 militants killed in Kurdish area near Iraq

Seattle Times - 2018-08-11 12:35
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard says it has killed 10 militants in a Kurdish region near the border with Iraq. The Guard’s website said Saturday that the 10 belonged to a “terrorist group affiliated with global arrogance,” referring ...

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 ...

Iran Says No Meeting with US as Tensions Escalate

BAS News - 2018-08-11 11:57
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that his country has no planned meetings with the US officials during this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Asked about the likelihood of any meeting, including Zarif’s talks w ...
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