Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

Latest news

Kirkuk

Car Bomb Explosion in Kirkuk Kills, Wounds Three People

BAS News - 2018-08-15 14:42
ERBIL - At least three Iraqi people were killed or wounded in southern Kirkuk province after a car bomb went off on Wednesday morning, security forces said in a statement. Head of Kirkuk security service (Asayish) media Goran Abdullah, told BasNews that ...

Hashd al-Shaabi, a PUK Faction Sell 30,000 bpd from Kirkuk Oil

BAS News - 2018-08-14 10:28
ERBIL — Three companies have reportedly been established to sell crude oil in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, two of which are linked with the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi while the last one belongs to the PUK faction responsible for fall of K ...

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 ...

Reopening of Erbil-Kirkuk Highway is Matter of Days: Commander

BAS News - 2018-08-09 16:02
ERBIL — A Kurdish commander of Peshmerga forces has revealed that the highway connecting Erbil with Kirkuk will be reopened in about 15 days. Mohammed Regir, a Peshmerga commander, told Kurdistan 24 that the Erbil and Baghdad authorities have reached an ...

Peshmerga Agrees to Return to Kirkuk with Coalition Accord Only: Commander

BAS News - 2018-08-08 11:18
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces would return to Kirkuk and other disputed territories only in coordination with the US-led Coalition, a commander said. Following Kurdistan’s independence referendum last year, the Iraqi army and pro-Iranian Sh ...

IS Kills Three Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen

BAS News - 2018-08-08 09:31
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a unit of Hashd al-Shaabi militia in Kirkuk province in the early hours of Wednesday, killing three men from the Shi’ite fighters. According to the information obtained by BasNews, armed conflicts between ...

Kurds Under Threat in Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2018-08-06 15:03
ERBIL — Armed groups regularly attack Kurdish families in Kirkuk without being prosecuted, said the head of security committee at the Kirkuk provincial council. Speaking to BasNews on Monday, Azad Jabbari, who is also a member of the Patriotic Union of K ...

Two Electricity Towers Destroyed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-08-02 13:06
ERBIL - A couple of imported electricity transmission towers have been destroyed in Kirkuk province through an improvised bomb, and no groups have yet claimed responsibility for the attack, an official said on Thursday. Saad Agha, an official in Kirkuk m ...

Explosion Kills, Wounds Three in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-08-01 10:36
ERBIL - At least one person was killed and two more were wounded after an improvised explosive device exploded in the neighborhood of Wasit in central Kirkuk overnight on Tuesday, police said. Local police told Kurdistan 24 that the explosion occurred at ...

ISIS attacks electricity plant stations in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2018-07-30 12:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State (ISIS) extremists continue to target Iraq’s electricity plant stations and power transmission lines as the country suffers from a power shortage. In a statement on Sunday, the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity said “terrorist groups ...

AKP ha formado un grupo armado en KIrkuk

Anf Spanish - 2018-07-30 06:15
Durante las últimas semanas, la prensa del Kurdistán Sur informó repetidamente sobre una milicia armada y pagada establecida por el gobierno turco bajo el paraguas del Frente Turcomano (ITC). ¿Cuándo y con qué propósito se estableció esta fuerza? ...

Erbil, Baghdad agree to reopen Erbil-Kirkuk highway

Waar Media - 2018-07-29 20:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish and Iraqi authorities finally agreed on Sunday to repair and reopen the main road between Erbil and Kirkuk provinces after nearly one year of the blockade due to a military confrontation between the sides. The highway was destroyed in ...

IS Insurgents Blow up Power Plant North of Iraq

BAS News - 2018-07-29 20:08
ERBIL — An electricity power plant in Kirkuk province was exploded by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents on Sunday. The station was supplying electricity to villages near Hawija, some 55 kilometres southwest of Kirkuk, according to a report by al-Sumariya ...

Kurdish, Iraqi Authorities Agree to Reopen Erbil-Kirkuk Highway

BAS News - 2018-07-29 16:32
ERBIL - Kurdish and Iraqi authorities finally agreed on Sunday to repair and reopen the main road between Erbil and Kirkuk provinces after nearly one year of blockade due to a military confrontation between the sides. The highway was destroyed in October ...

KRG Delegation in Baghdad to Discuss Erbil-Kirkuk Highway Reopening

BAS News - 2018-07-28 16:11
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Region arrives in Baghdad on Saturday to discuss the reopening of Erbil-Kirkuk highway, an official said. The Kurdish delegation will inform Iraqi counterparts that technical issues have been resolved, and that the ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Official Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-27 15:03
ERBIL — A group of gunmen attacked an official for the pro-Iran Hashd al-Shaabi in Kirkuk. A Kurdish security official confirmed the report while identifying the victim as Abdulzahra Jalil, head of Asayib Ahl al-Hagh intelligence in Kirkuk. The source re ...

Baghdad Removes Six More Kurds from Office in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-26 23:48
ERBIL — The Iraqi central government has dismissed six more Kurdish officers from their positions in the disputed province of Kirkuk. The six officers were all in managerial positions, said Azad Jabbar, head of security committee of Kirkuk Provincial Cou ...

BCF Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Two Hundred IDP Families in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-25 14:07
ERBIL - The Kurdish Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) have provided two hundred IDP families, which fled to Kurdistan Region from Kirkuk province, with coolers. According to a statement by the foundation, a copy of which was sent to BasNews, the humanitar ...

Erbil-Kirkuk Highway: Kurdish Delegation to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-07-25 11:45
ERBIL - After delegates from the Kurdistan Region and Iraq met on Tuesday to discuss the reopening and repairing of the main road between Erbil and Kirkuk provinces, a Kurdish delegation is set to visit Baghdad for more talks on the issue, a Kurdish offi ...

“Irak debe detener la invasión turca”

Anf Spanish - 2018-07-25 09:40
El oficial del Comité del Partido Comunista iraquí en Kirkuk, Reysan Hisen, dice que Irak debe intervenir contra los ataques de invasión del estado turco y prevenirlos. ...

IS Commander Captured Before Entering Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-24 22:57
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces arrested on Tuesday an Islamic State (IS) commander while trying to enter Kirkuk province from Diyala. Commander Mazhar al-Azzawi for Diyala Operations Command confirmed the report to al-Ghad Press, noting that the intellige ...

Kurdish, Iraqi Delegates to Discuss Reopening Erbil-Kirkuk Highway

BAS News - 2018-07-24 14:59
ERBIL - Officials from the Kurdish and Iraqi Ministries of Interior are currently in Kirkuk province to discuss the issue of the reopening and repairing the Erbil-Kirkuk highway, an official said. Hama Regr, a Peshmerga commander in Kirkuk, told BasNews ...

Officials Warn of IS Sleeper Cells in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-21 13:37
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) has already regrouped itself in areas around the province of Kirkuk and it has lately increased the number of its sleeper cells inside the city and put the security at a great risk, a security official said on Saturday. Far ...

Explosions rock Kirkuk city, wound 11 people

The Kurdish Project - 2018-07-20 03:32
This article originally appeared in Kurdistan 24. ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – At least 11 people were wounded after multiple explosions rocked different areas of Kirkuk city on Wednesday night, a Kurdistan 24 correspondent in the area said. Kurdistan 24’s Hem ...

Turkey armed 600 people from Turkmen front in Iraq’s Kirkuk: PUK member

E-Kurd - 2018-07-19 21:35
KIRKUK,— The Turkish government has provided 600 members of the Turkmen front with weapons in Kirkuk, a member for the leadership of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of Iraqi Kurdistan, Khalid Shwani said on Wednesday. Shwani told NRT that his part ...

48 Kurdish officials left Kirkuk since October 2017: council member

E-Kurd - 2018-07-19 21:35
KIRKUK, Northern Iraq,— Up to 48 Kurdish officials have left Kirkuk since Iraqi forces retook the city from the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in October 2017, a member of Kirkuk Provincial Council has said. Speaking to Voice of America/Kurdish on Wednesday, A ...

Kirkuk: People Suffer from Deteriorated Security, Poor Public Services

BAS News - 2018-07-19 11:54
ERBIL - Apart from the deteriorated security in Kirkuk province, the people of the city are also suffering from poor public services, a Kurdish official said on Thursday. Adnan Kirkuki, a spokesperson for Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership counc ...

Updates on Kirkuk Multiple Explosions

BAS News - 2018-07-19 01:05
ERBIL — At least 11 people were reportedly wounded as the result of multiple blasts which rocked central Kirkuk overnight on Wednesday. Three of the explosions had hit different locations on Kirkuk-Baghdad highway while another was reported from a matern ...

Series of Blasts Hit Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-18 22:31
ERBIL — The Kurdish city of Kirkuk, currently under the control of Iraqi forces, was hit by a series of explosions on Wednesday evening. Kirkuk police spokesperson Afrasyaw Kamil confirmed the report to BasNews and said no further details are available s ...

Senior IS Intelligence Official, Two Members Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-18 20:25
ERBIL - At least three Islamic State (IS) members, including a senior intelligence official, were captured by the Iraqi security forces in southwestern Kirkuk on Wednesday, said a report. "The 19th brigade launched a security operation in southwestern Ki ...
5662 results in 0.12 sec.