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Baghdad Refutes reports of Alleged Hashd al-Shaabi's Attack on US Embassy

BAS News - 2018-06-24 12:57
ERBIL - The Security Committee in the Provincial Council of Baghdad refuted on Sunday the allegations of attacking the US Embassy in Iraq by the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in retaliation to Washington's airstrikes against them in Syria. A ...

PDKI Announces Death of One of Its Fighters by Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2018-06-24 10:51
ERBIL - A Kurdish opposition armed group in Iran announced on Sunday the death of one of its fighters in clashes with the country's border guards in the mountains around the Kurdish city of Piranshahr. Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (PDKI) said in a sta ...

IS Kills Senior IRGC Commander in Eastern Syria

BAS News - 2018-06-23 12:14
ERBIL - A senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed while fighting with the Islamic State (IS) insurgents on Iraqi-Syrian borders, multiple reports said on Friday. Fara News Agency reported that Brigadier Shahrkh Dayi Pu ...

Mike Pompeo tweets against the Iranian regime

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-22 12:43
Former CIA chief and current Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, during the House Select Committee on the events surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ) ...

Iraqi militias threaten US and Israel

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-21 14:42
Fighters from the Iranian-backed Shia militia Kata'ib Hizbolla, part of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), at one of the front lines in Iraq. (Photo: Archive) ...

Iraqi Police Clashes with Pro-Iranian Militia in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-06-20 15:59
ERBIL — Iraqi police forces reportedly clashed with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia in central Baghdad on Wednesday, officials confirmed. The clash broke out after Hezbollah refused to hand back the army vehicles which the Iraqi government had recen ...

Rudaw: High profile cases put Iran’s death penalty under the spotlight

Justice for Kurds - 2018-06-20 01:03
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iran is under fire for three death penalty cases drawing international attention. “The Iranian authorities have a deplorable track record when it comes to the use of the death penalty. This execution is a travesty of justice that ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Mistreats Kurdish Shabaks, KDP Supporters in Mosul: MP

BAS News - 2018-06-19 15:22
ERBIL - Iranian-backed militias of Hahsd al-Shaabi, apart from mistreating the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) officials in Nineveh province, they also insult the Kurdish Shabaks in the city, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament said on Tuesday. "Ha ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Accuses US of Killing 22 Fighters in Airstrike

BAS News - 2018-06-18 20:45
ERBIL — Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi militia on Monday accused the US-led Coalition of killing dozens of its forces in airstrikes near the border between Iraq and Syria. The Iranian-backed Shi’ite force said in a statement that the Coalition warplanes bombarde ...

Iranian Guards Kill Over 160 Porters in One Year

BAS News - 2018-06-14 14:22
ERBIL - At least 160 Kurdish porters have been killed by Iranian border guards in "only one year" said a Kurdish lawmaker on Thursday. Kurdiatan 24 cited Jalal Mahmood Zada, a Kurdish MP in the Iranian parliament, as saying that the issue of the porters ...

Israeli PM: We Have Targeted Iranian-Backed Militias in Syria

BAS News - 2018-06-14 12:42
ERBIL - Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that his country has targeted Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim militias in Syria, adding that "casting such actions as potentially helping to stem a Syrian Sunni Muslim refugee exodus to Europe," said a ...

Iraqi Communist Party Welcomes Sadr, Amiri New Alliance

BAS News - 2018-06-14 11:54
ERBIL - The Iraqi Communist Party has welcomed the new Alliance of Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun and the winner of the May 12 parliamentary election, and Hadi al-Amiri, leader of Iranian-backed Hahsd al-Shaabi's Fatih Coalition. The pa ...

Activists Campaign to Cancel Death Sentence of Kurdish Inmate in Iran

BAS News - 2018-06-13 23:57
ERBIL — Dozens of Kurdish activists, lawyers and former lawmakers in the Iranian Kurdistan have launched a campaign to seek the cancelation of the death penalty given to Kurdish activist Ramin Hussein Panahi by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The campaigne ...

Twenty Seven Iranian Troops Killed, Wounded in Clashes with KDPI: Party

BAS News - 2018-06-10 10:19
ERBIL - At least 27 Iranian border security troops were killed and wounded in clashes with the Kurdish opposition armed groups in Shino (Oshnavieh) east of Iran, Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (PDKI) claimed on Sunday. Clashes erupted between the two si ...

Iraq: Hashd al-Shaabi Marks "Quds Day", Burns Israeli Flag

BAS News - 2018-06-09 15:17
ERBIL - Iranian-backed Hahsd al-Shaabi militias marked on Friday the "International Quds Day" also known as Jerusalem Day in most cities in Iraq, including the Kurdish disputed areas. Quds Day is an annual event initiated first by the Islamic Republic of ...

Iraq Receives Tens of Russian T-90 Tanks, Ditches US M1 Abrams

BAS News - 2018-06-09 13:20
ERBIL - After the US blamed Iraq for allowing the Iranian-backed militias of Hahsd al-Shaabi to use the American-made M1 Abrams tanks, Baghdad swapped out the Washington's M1s and received tens of Russian-made T-90s, said a report on Saturday. The Iraqi ...

Iranian Border Guards Wound Two Kurdish Porters

BAS News - 2018-06-07 14:56
ERBIL - At least two Kurdish porters were wounded by Iranian border guards overnight on Wednesday in Kurdistan Region border areas, police said. Head of Police Directorate in Soran confirmed to BasNews that the Iranian border security forces have opened ...

Traditional Kurdish music meets ballet on German stage

The Kurdish Project - 2018-06-06 10:12
This article originally appeared in Rudaw. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Traditional Kurdish music will meet ballet on a stage in Hamburg, Germany in a unique collaboration between singer Hani and a youth dance company. Hani, from Iranian Kurdistan, has join ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Warns Yezidi Force to Lay Down Arms

BAS News - 2018-06-06 00:25
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militia has warned the Kurdish Yezidi forces of Yezidkhan to lay down the arms and leave Sinjar, a Peshmerga commander said. The Hashd al-Shaabi is now in control of most of the territories in the Yezidi-populat ...

IS Kills, Wounds Six Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen

BAS News - 2018-06-05 16:23
ERBIL - Six Iranian-backed militiamen of Hashd al-Shaabi were killed and wounded when they clashed with the Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Iraq's Salahadin province, said a security source on Tuesday. "Two personnel of al-Hashd al-Shaabi were killed an ...

Netanyahu heads to Europe with Iran on his mind

Waar Media - 2018-06-03 20:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Europe this week in a bid to rally support from key allies for amending the international nuclear deal with Iran and for pushing Iranian forces out of neighbouring Syria. Netanyahu is set to ...

Certain Hashd al-Shaabi Militia Threatens US: Document

BAS News - 2018-06-02 12:32
ERBIL - In response to a legislation approved by the US House of Representatives last week to impose sanctions on a pair of components of Iranian-backed militias of Hahsd, Qais al-Khazali’s As-Saib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) threatened the US to "pay for its decis ...

Russia agrees to let Israel attack Iranian forces in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-06-01 17:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Mounting concerns that escalating Israeli strikes against Iranian targets in Syria would result in direct clashes with Russian forces operating in the war-torn country were apparently put to bed on Thursday. The Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq A ...

Zanyar Moradi and Ramin Hossein Panahi’s Open Letter on Public Awareness

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-06-01 02:02
Zanyar Moradi and Ramin Hossein Panahi, two Kurdish political prisoners sentenced to death by the Iranian government, have published an open letter to the public regarding the implementation of the “death penalty” from the history of Constitutionalism to ...

Tehran to Resume Flights to Sulaymaniya

BAS News - 2018-05-31 14:16
ERBIL - The international flights between Iran and Kurdistan Region's Sulaymaniya province will resume soon, said the Kurdish airport in a statement on Thursday. Sulaymaniya airport said in a statement that it has received a schedule from the Iranian Mah ...

Iranian Border Guards Continue Killing Kurdish Porters

BAS News - 2018-05-31 11:04
ERBIL - Iranian border guards killed on Thursday morning another Kurdish porter on the Kurdistan Region border areas, said a monitoring group. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, said that Kamal Mohamadi was wounded by the Iranian security forces in a ...

Natanyahu: Israel to Target Iran Anywhere in Syria

BAS News - 2018-05-31 01:21
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu warned again on Wednesday that his country’s army would target Iranian forces in Syria, not only near the Israeli borders, but across the neighbouring country. "We will continue to act against [Iran’s] in ...

PUK Apparently Shifting Position on Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2018-05-30 13:47
ERBIL - Two lawmakers from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan(PUK) have called Hashd al-Shaabi as “militias” in remarks which indicate a shift in party’s position towards the Iranian-backed armed groups in Iraq. On October 16, last year, the Iraqi army in ...

Iran: Eight Kurdish Activists Detained

BAS News - 2018-05-29 16:13
ERBIL - A number of Iranian Kurdish activists were detained on Tuesday by Iranian security forces when they were visiting the family of Ramin Hussein Panahi who is on death row, said human rights reports. According to the Campaign for the Defense of Poli ...

Iranian Border Police Kills Kurdish Porter

BAS News - 2018-05-29 10:49
ERBIL - Iranian border police killed on Tuesday morning another Kurdish porter on the Kurdish Region border areas, said a monitoring group. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights said that the Iranian security forces have opened fire at a group of porters ...

Iraqi Police Clash with Hashd al-Shaabi, Two Killed

BAS News - 2018-05-29 00:53
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi clashed on Monday in the northern city of Mosul, killing one from each side, a source confirmed. “Armed clashes broke out between local police [in Mosul] and the Hashd al ...

Natanyahu: Iran Should Withdraw from Syria

BAS News - 2018-05-29 00:21
ERBIL — Israel has urged Iran to withdraw its forces from Syria after Russia said that the Syrian army alone should control the country’s territories bordering Israel. “Our position on Syria is clear. We believe that there is no place for any Iranian mil ...

US House Sanctions Two Main Hashd al-Shaabi Components

BAS News - 2018-05-28 19:20
ERBIL - A proposal has been approved by the US House of Representatives suggesting sanctions to be imposed on Qais al-Khazali’s As-Saib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) and Akram al-Kaabi’s Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba which are two major components of the Iranian-backed ...

IRAN SECURITY FORCES TO CONFRONT UNREST THAT SERVES U.S.

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-28 00:05
Iranian security forces will “resolutely confront” unrest that could be exploited by the United States and other enemies, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, after a wave of protests over mostly economic issues across Iran. Roji Kurd: “Judicial and sec ...
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