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A Kurdish citizen arrested in Sardasht

Kurdpa - 2018-09-24 20:51
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): Iranian Intelligence Service arrested a Kurdish citizen, from the city of Sardasht and kept his whereabouts unknown. ...

KRG Decries Attack on Iran Military Parade

BAS News - 2018-09-24 12:34
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has decried the deadly attack on a military parade of the Iranian army which killed and wounded several dozens. The KRG said in an official statement that it extends condolences to the families of the victi ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Sentenced to Death in Iran

BAS News - 2018-09-24 10:15
ERBIL — Iranian judiciary authorities issued the death penalty to a Kurdish inmate over political activities and alleged membership in a Kurdish party. Mohiaddin Ebrahimi, 40, was found guilty by a court in Urmiyeh, Western Azarbaijan province, of cooper ...

KURDISH LANGUAGE i. HISTORY OF THE KURDISH LANGUAGE

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2018-09-24 10:03
KURDISH LANGUAGE i. HISTORY OF THE KURDISH LANGUAGE INTRODUCTION Any attempt to study or describe the history of the Kurdish (Kd.) language(s) faces the problem that, from Old and Middle Iranian times, no predecessors of the Kurdish language are yet known ...

Trump Open to Meet with Iranian Officials at UN Assembly: Pompeo

BAS News - 2018-09-24 00:23
ERBIL - The US President Donald Trump is ready to have a "constructive" dialogue with the Iranian representatives, State Secretary Mike Pompeo stated during an interview released on Sunday. "I think the president has been pretty clear about that. He is h ...

Watch: IS Claims Responsibility for Iranian Military Parade Offensive

BAS News - 2018-09-23 23:44
ERBIL - Islamic State's Amaq News Agency has published a footage in which three of its militants seem to prepare for the Saturday's attack on an Iranian military parade in southwest of the country. At least 25 people were killed while over 60 more were w ...

ISIS news agency releases video to show Ahwaz attackers pre-operation

Waar Media - 2018-09-23 23:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State’s Amaq agency has posted a video of three men in a vehicle who it said were on their way to carry out an attack on an Iranian military parade, which killed at least 25 and wounded 60 others. A man wearing a baseball cap emblazon ...

On Iranian TV, IRGC’s experts discussed missile attacks

Kurdpa - 2018-09-23 14:30
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): In a special TV program, Iranian military and security experts provided analyses of the recent Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)’s missile attacks on the headquarters of the Democratic Party. The program was publis ...

IS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi in Hawija

BAS News - 2018-09-23 10:35
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants attacked Hashd al-Shaabi militias in Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest Kirkuk) on Saturday, the paramilitary forces said. It was swiftly repelled by the Iranian-backed militias who killed at least two IS jihadi ...

Khamenei Accuses Gulf States of Involving in Military Parade Offensive

BAS News - 2018-09-22 20:37
ERBIL - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused the US-backed Gulf Arab states of conducting Saturday's offensive on a military parade in which tens of people were killed or wounded. Earlier on Saturday morning, four unidentified armed ...

Iranian Military Parade Attack: Forces Arrest People Randomly

BAS News - 2018-09-22 18:29
ERBIL - The Iranian security forces have launched a campaign to arrest people randomly after four armed men attacked a military parade on Saturday morning in which tens of people were killed or wounded in southwest of the country. At least 29 people, inc ...

After al-Ahwaz, IS Claims Responsibility for Iran Parade Attack

BAS News - 2018-09-22 15:10
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack a group of gunmen carried out on Saturday on a military parade of Iranian forces in southwest of the country. IS’s Amaq News Agency said in an online statement that its fighters ...

Over 100 Iranian Kurdish Porters Killed, Injured in First Half of 2018

BAS News - 2018-09-22 13:28
ERBIL - At least 104 Kurdish porters (also known in Kurdish as Kolber) and laborers have been killed or wounded by the Iranian border guards in the Kurdistan Region border areas in the first six months of this year, a monitoring group revealed. At least ...

“Al-Ahwaz” Group Claims Responsibility for Iran Parade Attack

BAS News - 2018-09-22 11:21
ERBIL — A group calling themselves “Al-Ahwaz” has reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on Iranian forces during a military parade in the country’s southwestern province of Khuzestan. A statement by the group was issued online, in which ...

A Kolbar killed, two wounded in Chalderan

Kurdpa - 2018-09-21 17:31
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): Three Kurdish Kolbars (porters) were killed and wounded of Iranian military forces’ shooting in border regions of Chalderan. ...

Nikki Haley: “Iran treats Iraq like it’s not an independent nation,”

Waar Media - 2018-09-21 15:05
WAAR-DUHOK: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, presiding over a session of the Security Council on Thursday, lambasted the Iranian regime, specifically their destabilizing activities in Iraq via proxies and the Koya missile attack. “Across the Middle E ...

Iranian Kurds Mark First Anniversary of Kurdistan Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-21 13:08
ERBIL — A few days ahead of the first anniversary of the Kurdistan independence referendum, a number of hikers in the Iranian Kurdistan have hailed the prolonged struggle of Kurdish prominent leader, Masoud Barzani in preserving the rights of Kurds. Acco ...

320 head of dairy cattle confiscated in Pawa

Kurdpa - 2018-09-21 11:40
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): Iranian military forces confiscated 320 head of dairy cattle belonging to Kurdish citizens in Pawa (Paweh). ...

UK, Iranian Envoys Discuss Future Iraqi Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-09-20 23:49
ERBIL - The UK Ambassador to Iraq has met with his Iranian counterpart for talks on the underway process of establishing a new government in Baghdad. "Called on HE Iranian Ambassador for frank discussion about the latest developments in Iraq. Agreed next ...

US Virtual Embassy reminds the Iranian people of Mykonos Terror

Kurdpa - 2018-09-20 05:09
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): The Virtual Embassy Tehran posted a brief note on its official social page called USAdarFarsi to remind the Iranian people of the assassination of Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan’s leaders in Berlin. ...

Iranian Border Guards Kill One Kurdish Porter, Wound Two

BAS News - 2018-09-19 13:24
ERBIL — One Kurdish porter (also known as Kolbar in Kurdish) was gunned down by Iranian border guards overnight on Tuesday, a monitoring group said. Nimat Shahbari, 30, was killed by direct fire of the Iranian soldiers on the border known as Chalderan, H ...

Dozens pack horses killed by Iranian military forces

Kurdpa - 2018-09-19 03:03
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): Dozens pack horses belonging to a group of small traders were shot and killed by direct shots of the Iranian military forces in a border region, located in the city of Piranshar (Piranshahr). ...

Anti-West, Pro-Iran Remarks by PUK Official Boom on Social Media

BAS News - 2018-09-17 12:46
ERBIL — Remarks by a senior official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has recently re-surfaced on the social media, and led to sharp and telling criticisms against his party for the pro-Iranian and anti-west position he takes. Ahmed Barzanji, a ...

A Kurdish Kolbar was shot wounded in Urmia

Kurdpa - 2018-09-16 20:21
Kurdistan Press Ageny (Kurdpa): A Kurdish Kolbar (porter), from Urmia, was shot wounded by Iranian Military forces in border regions of Urmia Province. ...

JNS: Kurds remain first in Iran’s firing line

Justice for Kurds - 2018-09-16 18:09
Iran’s regime is defying the newly found U.S. resolve to counter its malign influence with whatever means it has at its disposal. On Sept. 8, seven missiles were launched against the headquarters of an Iranian Kurdish rebel group in Koysinjaq, close to th ...

Iran says Saudi Arabia and Russia have taken oil market ‘hostage’

Waar Media - 2018-09-16 15:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s OPEC governor said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia and Russia have taken the oil market “hostage” as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to impose fresh sanctions on Iranian oil sales. Washington wants to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero by ...

US rejects secret meeting between McGurk and Qasem Soleimani

Waar Media - 2018-09-16 11:40
WAAR-DUHOK: US mission in Iraq denounced the reports published by Arab media on a meeting between a senior US envoy and a top Iranian military commander. The Kuwaiti al-Jarida newspaper had claimed that Brett McGurk, Special US Presidential Envoy and Qas ...

A Small Trader shot dead at Mariwan

Kurdpa - 2018-09-14 07:09
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa) : A Kudish small trader, from Bana (Baneh), was killed by direct shots of the Iranian Military forces. ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen's Salaries to Be on a Par with Iraqi Army: PM

BAS News - 2018-09-13 22:53
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi announced on Thursday that the salaries of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen will be on a par with the national army. The Iraqi premier made the announcement at a press conference, pointing out that the new decre ...

Iraqi Kurdistan will not ‘hand over’ Kurdish rebels to Iran: govt

E-Kurd - 2018-09-13 20:04
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan government has turned down a request from Iran to hand over Iranian-Kurdish rebels based in Kurdistan region. “There is nothing like handing over anyone. They have been in Iraq and the Kurdistan reg ...

UK Envoy Expresses Concern over Iranian Missile Strike in Koya

BAS News - 2018-09-13 15:15
ERBIL — UK Ambassador to Iraq Jonathan Wilks has expressed concern over the recent missile strike by Iran on headquarters of Iranian Kurdish opposition parties in Kurdistan Region’s Koya. Speaking at a press conference, Wilks said the attack could advers ...

France Condemns Iranian Missile Strike in Koya

BAS News - 2018-09-13 12:25
ERBIL — The French government has condemned the deadly missile strike Iran carried out last Saturday on the positions of Iranian Kurdish opposition parties in the Kurdistan Region. “France reaffirms the importance of respecting Iraq’s sovereignty and rei ...

At Least 40 Kurds Arrested in Wednesday's Strike in Iran: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-09-13 11:34
ERBIL - Tens of Kurdish activists were arrested by the Iranian authorities during Wednesday's general strike in the Kurdish cities which was staged to protest the country's missile attack on Iranian opposition parties in Koya and the execution of three K ...

US Republicans seek sanctions on Iraqi militias with Iran ties

Waar Media - 2018-09-13 11:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Republican US senators plan to introduce legislation on Wednesday seeking to counteract what they see as Iran’s increasing influence in Iraq, amid concern about attacks in Iraq by groups US officials consider Iranian proxies, a Senate aide sa ...

Twitter Shuts Down Account of Hashd al-Shaabi Commander

BAS News - 2018-09-12 21:40
ERBIL - Twitter administration has closed down the account of the deputy commander of Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi said in a statement on Wednesday on that they were "astonished" by the Twitter administra ...

KDP-Iran Calls on US, UN, EU to React to Tehran’s Attack in Koya

BAS News - 2018-09-12 17:46
ERBIL — The Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran) has called on the United States, European Union, and United Nations to urgently react to increasing aggressions by the Islamic Republic of Iran against the Kurds and stability in the Middle East. ...

Military Drones Hover over PDKI Headquarters Again

BAS News - 2018-09-12 14:53
ERBIL — Military drones were observed while flying over Koya district of Kurdistan Region which was bombarded at the end of last week by the Iranian army. Reliable sources from the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) confirmed the report to BasNews ...

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 ...

Kurds Gather at Erbil’s UN Office to Condemn Iranian Attack in Koya

BAS News - 2018-09-12 13:10
ERBIL — Hundreds of political and civic society activists, journalists, and civilians gathered on Wednesday outside the United Nations office in Erbil to decry the recent Iranian deadly attack against the headquarters of two Iranian Kurdish opposition pa ...

US reiterates condemnation of Iranian missile strike

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-12 11:15
Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDPI) inspect the damage caused by a rocket attack at their headquarters in Koya, 100 kilometres east of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region, on Sep. 8, 2018. ( ...

US Warns to Respond "Swiftly" to Attacks by Iranian Allies in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-12 10:11
ERBIL - The US has warned Iran to respond swiftly and decisively" to any offensives by the Islamic Republic's allies in Iraq that cause any harms to Americans or the western country's facilities. The White House press secretary in a statement on Tuesday ...
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