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IS Blocks Kirkuk-Baghdad Highway for Hours, Kill, Abduct Nine Civilians

BAS News - 2018-06-18 12:26
ERBIL - As the Islamic State (IS) has lately regrouped itself in the absence of the Peshmerga forces in the disputed territories, the group's jihadists reportedly blocked the main road between Kirkuk and Baghdad provinces for about six hours overnight on ...

Barzani Visits Peshmerga Fronts

BAS News - 2018-06-17 01:29
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani visited on Saturday, the second day of al-Fitr Eid occasion, the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk's Pirde to celebrate Eid with them. Barzani congratulated the Peshmerga ...

Barzani visits Peshmerga on occasion Eid

Waar Media - 2018-06-17 00:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and former President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani visited on Saturday, the second day of al-Fitr Eid occasion, the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk’s Pirde to celebrate Eid with them. Barzani congratulated the Peshme ...

Senior IS Leader Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-06-12 22:11
ERBIL - The Federal Police of Iraq captured on Tuesday a senior leader of Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk province, said a report. Iraqi News quoted Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, the chief of the Federal Police, as saying "the 20th brigade of the federal police m ...

Erbil-Kirkuk Highway Blockade Affects Tourism Sector: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-06-12 20:51
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region's General Board of Tourism warned on Tuesday that the prolonged blockade on the Erbil-Kirkuk main highway will result in a decreased number of tourists in the region. Nadr Dosti, spokesperson for the board told BasNews that they ...

IS Abducts Six Civilians in Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-06-11 12:06
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents abducted in the early morning on Monday six people in Daquq district of southern Kirkuk province, a Kurdish official said. Hiwa Rashid, head of a Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) division in Daquq, confirmed to ...

UNAMI Condemns Bombing in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-06-10 00:25
BAGDAD (UNAMI) — Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the bombing that took place late on Friday in Kirkuk. “This is yet another cowardly attack on innocent civilians as they went a ...

Iraq to Deploy More Security Forces to Kirkuk Due to Instability

BAS News - 2018-06-09 15:17
ERBIL - The post-election political tensions in Kirkuk province have caused the security in the city to deteriorate, the Iraqi government, therefore is expected to deploy more of its security forces to the province this week, said a report on Saturday. A ...

String of explosions hit Kirkuk on Friday night

Waar Media - 2018-06-09 14:47
WAAR-DUHOK: A string of explosions hit central Kirkuk on Friday, leaving at least one civilian dead. According to initial reports, also seven other people were wounded as the result of the bombing. The blast is said to have taken place on Quds street. It ...

Iraq signs deal with BP over Kirkuk oil in Basra

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-08 14:38
Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luiebi (R) and BP President for Middle East Michael Townshend sign an amended Letter of Intent for studying North Oil Company fields, in Basra on May 7, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Essam al-Sudani) ...

Barzani and Najmaddin Karim Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-06-07 22:01
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Thursday the legitimate governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, who was forced out of the office by Baghdad. The pair exchanged views on the latest politi ...

Former Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim Issued Arrest Warrant

BAS News - 2018-06-07 00:09
ERBIL — A court in the disputed province of Kirkuk has issued an arrest warrant for the expelled governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim. According to an official warrant dated 23 May this year, the court has ordered the arrest of Karim who is also a promine ...

Zitatgeber der Deutschen Welle dementiert – erfolglos

Enno Lenze - 2018-06-05 19:00
Deutsche Welle Berichtet am 21.01.2016 “Der Gouverneur der Provinz von Kirkuk, Nadschmeddin Karim, bestätigte, die kurdische Regierung sei mangels finanzieller Mittel nicht in der Lage, Staatsbedienstete – darunter auch die Peschmerga-Kämpfer – regelmäßig ...

Rebwar Talabani Says His Arrest Warrant Cancelled

BAS News - 2018-06-05 00:51
ERBIL - The head of the Kirkuk Provincial Council Rebwar Talabani said on Monday that his arrest warrant was cancelled, thanking Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani for his support "regardless to political views". Iraqi judiciary authorities a day ea ...

Kirkuk: Bombings Kill Two Policemen, Wound Four Civilians

BAS News - 2018-06-04 00:38
ERBIL — At least two Iraqi police officers were killed and four civilians were wounded as the result of two separate bombings in Kirkuk province, security sources confirmed. The first bombing took place in al-Nusaif village, southwest of Kirkuk where two ...

Iraq, Iran Start Kirkuk Oil Swap

BAS News - 2018-06-04 00:38
ERBIL — Iraq and Iran have started implementing the agreement to swap Kirkuk oil, according to Iran’s Oil Ministry websites, cited by Reuters. According to the agreement, Baghdad will send Kirkuk crude by trucks to neighbouring Iran. Tehran, in return, d ...

Barzani Condemns Baghdad’s Arrest Warrant for Rebwar Talabani

BAS News - 2018-06-03 22:57
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani has slammed Iraq’s arrest warrant issued for Kurdish official in Kirkuk over his support for last year’s independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region. “Issuing an arrest warrant for Rebwar Talabani is an ...

Kirkuk: Iraq Issues Arrest Warrant for Kurdish Official over Referendum

BAS News - 2018-06-03 22:10
ERBIL - Iraqi judiciary authorities on Sunday issued an arrest warrant for the head of the Kirkuk Provincial Council Rebwar Talabani for leading the September independence referendum in the province, and raising the Kurdish flag over the public offices, ...

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Kurdish referendum leader Rebwar Talabani

E-Kurd - 2018-06-03 20:50
Baghdad issues arrest warrant for Rebwar Talabani over “hoisting the Kurdish flag on official buildings of Kirkuk and organising the referendum” KIRKUK,— Iraqi judicial authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a Kurdish politician at the centre of l ...

Officers killed, civilians injured in Kirkuk bombing attacks

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-03 20:38
Although no one has claimed responsibility for the incidents, Iraqi authorities point fingers at Islamic State sleeper cells that carry out small-scale attacks, especially in the Kirkuk and Diyala provinces. (Photo: Waar Media) ...

INIS Officer Survives Assassination in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-06-03 09:58
ERBIL - An officer from the Iraqi National Intelligence Service (INIS) was severely wounded overnight on Saturday by unidentified armed men in Kirkuk province, sources said. According to the information BasNews has learned, Ahmed Nihad Mohammed survived ...

Kirkuk Under Threat of Arabization: Official

BAS News - 2018-05-31 14:44
ERBIL - Kurdish families in Kirkuk province have once again been the victims of arabization under the current administration of the city, said a Kurdish official on Thursday. Ashwaq Jaff, a Kurdish lawmaker at the Iraqi parliament, explained to BasNews t ...

KDP: Annulment of Votes in Kurdistan, Kirkuk Only a “Political Move”

BAS News - 2018-05-30 23:52
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has warned against Iraqi parliament’s decision to annul the election ballots in Kurdistan Region and Kirkuk alone, saying the decision is politically motivated. In an official statement on Wednesday, KDP spoke ...

The Assault on Kirkuk: A Firsthand Account

The Kurdish Project - 2018-05-29 19:33
This article originally appeared in French in La Règle du Jeu, by Rebin Rozhbayane Here is the firsthand testimony of Rebin Rozhbayane, a young Kurdish peshmerga officer, who on October 16, 2017, the day of the assault against Kirkuk by the Iraqi militar ...

IS Kills Two Kurdish Abductees in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-05-28 16:31
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) killed two Kurdish men who had been abducted by the extremist group five months ago, said a report on Monday. Sputnik cited Swedish sources, saying that a businessman with one of his nephews were kidnapped by the jihadists ...

Federal Police, Counter-terrorism Forces Withdraw from Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2018-05-28 16:31
ERBIL - The federal police and Iraqi counter-terrorism forces have withdrawn from Kirkuk province, said a Kurdish official on Monday. Adnan Karkuki, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to Kirkuk, told BasNews that the reason behind the move might be the r ...

Protesta contra la invasión turca en Kirkuk

Anf Spanish - 2018-05-27 06:16
En ocasión del Día de Acción contra la Invasión Turca del 26 de mayo, los habitantes de Kirkuk protestaron contra los ataques de invasión del estado turco contra Kurvaistán de Rojava (oeste) y Bashure (sur). ...

Erdogan Asks Sadr Investigate Electoral Fraud in Kirkuk: Ambassador

BAS News - 2018-05-26 12:05
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call has asked the winner of Iraqi parliamentary election, Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun Alliance to investigate the alleged electoral fraud in Kirkuk province, said the country's ambassador o ...

Former Kirkuk Governing Council talks about Kirkuk fallout: interview

E-Kurd - 2018-05-25 05:52
Sheri Laizer | Exclusive to Ekurd.net HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dilshad Preot Aziz is a Kurdish Kirkuki and member of the Kirkuk Governing Council. He was born in Kirkuk and has lived there with his family for the past fifty years. The fami ...

Kirkuk: Eight IS Suicide Bombers Attack Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2018-05-24 23:32
ERBIL — Eight Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers detonated their explosive vests after being encircled by Hashd al-Shaabi in southern Kirkuk, wounding at least six militiamen. A police source said that the suicide bombers’ attack came after Hashd al-Shaa ...

The Contested Iraqi Parliamentary Elections in Kirkuk

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-24 18:22
Widespread perceptions of fraud in May 2018 elections to Iraq’s Council of Representatives have triggered demonstrations in Kirkuk and fears of inter-ethnic violence. Crisis Group is calling for a vote recount in Kirkuk to restore confidence in the insti ...
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