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Barzani, Najmaddin Karim Discuss Political Developments in the Region

BAS News - 2019-06-17 18:49
ERBIL — Influential Kurdish political leader Masoud Barzani received the former governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, in his office on Monday. They discussed the latest political developments in Kurdistan, Iraq, and the Middle East, according to a press r ...

Kurdistan President Receives Former Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 21:50

Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 15:51

Kurdistan President Receives Former Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim

BAS News - 2019-06-16 15:34
ERBIL — Former governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, met with Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Sunday in Erbil. Karim arrived in the Kurdistan capital city weeks after reports of his arrest in Lebanon. A source form his office told BasNews ...

Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Baghdad-Appointed Governor of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-16 15:34
ERBIL — A court in the disputed province of Kirkuk has issued an arrest warrant for Rakan al-Jabouri, the acting governor of Kirkuk appointed unilaterally by Baghdad. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the warrant was issued last week on W ...

Kurdish farmers pressed to withhold using their land in disputed territories

Rûdaw - 2019-06-16 13:52
Residents in villages around Kirkuk claim that the contracts are aimed specifically at Kurds. ...

Three IS Hideouts Destroyed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces discovered and destroyed three hideouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Saturday. War Media Cell confirmed the report in an official press release, saying that several military equipm ...

Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon

BAS News - 2019-06-16 11:51
ERBIL — Former governor of the Kurdish province of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, arrived in Erbil on Saturday evening. Previous reports claimed Karim’s arrest during his recent trip to Lebanon, which were soon refuted by the Kurdish politician himself. A sour ...

Two Men Arrested over May Terrorist Attacks in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-15 15:07
ERBIL — Iraqi intelligence and security forces arrested two men whom are suspected of carrying out the chain of explosions in central Kirkuk last month. In an official press release, Iraq’s War Media Cell revealed that the men are members of the Islamic ...

Kirkuk: Iraqi Officer Arrested after Sexually Assaulting Young Girl in Police Car

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — An Iraqi police officer last week sexually assaulted a young girl in central Kirkuk, which has now turned into a public backlash, seeking justice to be brought to the offender in uniform. Ala al-Ubaidi, the accused officer, is now arrested by the ...

Security arrest two ISIS militants involved in recent series of attacks in Kirkuk

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-14 22:17

Security arrest two ISIS militants involved in recent series of attacks in Kirkuk

Gulan Media - 2019-06-14 16:04

Civilian Gunned Down in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-13 15:53
ERBIL — A man wash shot dead in the public in the Kurdish disputed city of Kirkuk, north of Iraq. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the shooting took place in Arouba district of Kirkuk around noon on Thursday. The perpetrators reportedly ...

Kirkuk council passes province’s controversial 2019 budget bill

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-12 16:55

Kirkuk council passes province’s controversial 2019 budget bill

Gulan Media - 2019-06-12 14:32

Kirkuk passes $360 million budget for 2019, but some members upset

Rûdaw - 2019-06-12 00:59
The governorate said they will start working on service projects ...

Kirkuk: Three IS Insurgents Killed

BAS News - 2019-06-11 23:20
ERBIL - At least three members of the insurgent group of Islamic State (IS) were killed in Kirkuk province on Tuesday. The trio was killed during a military operation carried out by the Iraqi Federal Police forces in the disputed province where they also ...

[PICTURE]: IS Hideout Discovered in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-09 11:51
ERBIL — Iraqi forces on Saturday raided a location used by Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells in Kirkuk, an official statement said. Federal police forces and Iraqi aircrafts were engaged in the operation, during which dried food, military outfits, telecom ...

Four killed, injured in separate IED explosions in Kirkuk villages

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-09 06:20

Kirkuk: Separate Bomb Attacks Kill, Wound Seven People

BAS News - 2019-06-09 01:49
ERBIL - At least seven people, including two civilians, were either killed or wounded in three separate bomb attacks in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. Kurdistan24 cited its correspondent in the area as explaining that the first incident occurre ...

Four killed, injured in separate IED explosions in Kirkuk villages

Gulan Media - 2019-06-09 01:01

KDP, PUK to Meet on Sunday Prior to New President's Oath

BAS News - 2019-06-09 00:06
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are said to meet on Sunday for talks on the appointment of a new governor for disputed Kirkuk province, only one day before the newly elected President of Kurdistan Regio ...

"Lo que sucedió en Kirkuk no está separado de los ataques a Xakurke"

ANF - 2019-06-08 06:21
El observador político Rauf dijo que la intervención de Turquía contra Kirkuk y los ataques contra Xakurke no son independientes entre sí y agregó: "Continúan con el caos y la guerra para que los kurdos no logren sus derechos y la región no tenga paz". ...

Gemeenteraad Kirkuk: terroristische aanvallen richten zich op fitna – Koerdische Autonome Regio – Koerdisch Nieuws

Koerdischnieuws - 2019-06-07 21:28

Kurdistan Irq. Prosegue la repressione dei curdi: milizie anticostituzionali a Kirkuk | Notizie Geopolitiche

Notiziegeopolitiche - 2019-06-07 10:33

“What happened in Kirkuk is the same as the attacks on Xakurke"

ANF - 2019-06-06 16:03
Political Observer Rauf said Turkey's intervention against Kirkuk and the attacks against Xakurke are not independent from each other and added: “They continue on with chaos and war so Kurds don’t achieve their rights and the region doesn’t have peace.” ...

More Kurdish farmlands set on fire in Iraq’s Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-06-06 15:36
KIRKUK,— Farmlands of Kurdish villagers was set on fire again in Zanqar village in Daquq districts in Kirkuk. Over 150 dunmas (37.0658 acres) of crop lands belonging to the Kurdish farmers were torched in Kakayi populated Zanqar village. “The crop land o ...

More crop fires in Kirkuk as Iraqi ministry reports over 30,000 acres burned so far

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-05 21:29

Kirkuk was shaken by 7 bombs

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-05 21:13
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 30, 2019, a chain of explosions occurred across Kirkuk. According to the city’s security agencies, the explosions were terrorist attacks that took place on the Baghdad Road, Parezga Street and Qudsi Street. The ...

„Türkischer Staat ist mit seinen Agenten in Kerkûk aktiv“

ANF - 2019-06-05 03:02
Der Leiter des regionalen YNK-Büros, Xazi Kerkûkî, warnt vor den gesteigerten Aktivitäten des türkischen Geheimdienstes MIT in Kirkuk. ...

“Turkish state engages in espionage in Kirkuk through the MIT”

ANF - 2019-06-04 17:02
YNK Kirkuk Office Administrator Xazi Kerkuki said the Turkish state has increased the number of MIT operatives in Kirkuk. ...

Iraqi PM says administration of Kirkuk common duty between Erbil, Baghdad

Gulan Media - 2019-06-03 06:03

KRG-Iraq cooperation crucial to Kirkuk security: Iraqi PM

Rûdaw - 2019-06-03 00:55
"Diversity of Kirkuk and the events occurring call for cooperation" ...

Iraqi PM says administration of Kirkuk common duty between Erbil, Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-02 21:04

Kirkuk… Turkmen are against the return of Peshmerge

Waar Media - 2019-06-02 16:17
WAAR_DUHOK Political parties of Kirkuk announced that they are against the return of Peshmerge to the Province. The political parties of Turkmen held a meeting today, which was attended by their representatives in House of Representatives and Provincial ...

Hashd al-Shaabi denies threatening new University of Kirkuk president

Rûdaw - 2019-06-02 13:41
A KDP lawmaker claimed Hashd had threatened the new Kurdish university president ...

KDP, PUK at continued loggerheads over Kirkuk governor appointme

Rûdaw - 2019-06-02 09:14

KDP leadership holds special meeting on Kirkuk security, government formation

Gulan Media - 2019-06-02 06:09

KDP leadership holds special meeting on Kirkuk security, government formation

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-01 20:48

6 explosiones sacuden Kirkuk

ANF - 2019-06-01 07:44
Las explosiones habrían dejado entre 3 o 6 victimas mortales además de 18 heridos. ...

Kirkuk aflame: Committee offers plan to restore security to disputed Iraqi province

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-01 06:54

Arabs Burn Kurdish-owned Crops in Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2019-05-31 23:26
ERBIL - A group of Arabs on Friday set a number of Kurdish-owned wheat lands on fire in the village of Palkana near Dubis in northwest of Kirkuk, an official confirmed. The Arabs had already threatened to burn the agricultural fields if the Kurds refuse ...

More than 1,000 dunams of crops burn in Kirkuk

Gulan Media - 2019-05-31 22:16

Kurdish leaders urge for joint protection of Kirkuk following deadly bombings

Gulan Media - 2019-05-31 22:16

Crop fields belonging to Kurds set on fire in Iraq’s Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-05-31 20:47
KIRKUK,— Crop fields belonging to the Kurdish villagers were torched in Prde town in north of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi federal security forces were not permitting the farmers to extinguish the fire. Kurdish farmers said over 1,000 dunams of farmland was ...

More than 1,000 dunams of crops burn in Kirkuk

Rûdaw - 2019-05-31 15:53
"The Arabs residing in Palkana village set on fire the cropland ...

ISIS sets fields on fire in Kirkuk

ANF - 2019-05-31 15:34
ISIS gangs started to set the villagers’ fields on fire in Kirkuk. ...

Kirkuk City Council: Terrorist attacks aim for fitna

ANF - 2019-05-31 15:09
The Kirkuk City Council issued a written statement on the series of bomb attacks in the city that took place Thursday night and said the attacks aim to create fitna among the peoples. Sources close to the KDP told Kurds to leave the city. ...

Latest Updates on Thursday Bombings in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-31 13:09
ERBIL — Iraqi Health Ministry said on Friday that at least two people were killed and 38 others were injured in a series of terrorist attacks in Kirkuk. Overnight on Thursday, seven blasts hit central Kirkuk while the security forces said two other bombi ...

Kurdistan Parliament on Kirkuk Bombings: Iraq Failed to Protect its People

BAS News - 2019-05-31 13:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament condemned the chain bombings in central Kirkuk, saying that the Iraqi government has failed to protect the people of the Kurdish province. Late on Thursday, a series of terrorist attacks rocked Kirkuk and left at least ...

IRAQ. Serie di attentati a Kirkuk, l'ombra dell'Isis

Nena News - 2019-05-31 11:51

Kurdish, Iraqi leaders call for better security for Kirkuk after

Rûdaw - 2019-05-31 11:45

Kurdish leaders urge for joint protection of Kirkuk following deadly bombings

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-31 11:06

Six explosion rocked Kirkuk, casualties reported

ANF - 2019-05-31 08:29
Dead and wounded in a series of explosions in the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk. ...

Northern Iraq oil city targeted by 6 blasts; at least 4 killed, 23 wounded, officials say

FOX News - 2019-05-31 08:07
Iraqi security officials say a series of explosions in the northern city of Kirkuk has killed at least four people and wounded 23. ...

Iraq: giovane curdo ucciso da Stato islamico a Kirkuk (3) | Agenzia Nova

Agenzianova - 2019-05-31 03:09

ISIS ambushes villagers after setting fire to crops in disputed Kirkuk town

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-31 02:30

Barzani Condemns Deadly Bombings in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-31 00:51
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has condemned Thursday's deadly bomb explosions in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk where six people were killed and over a dozen more were injured. Acc ...

Oil Smuggling Continues in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-31 00:51
ERBIL - Making holes into the pipelines and smuggling oil in Kirkuk province have been continued and the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias are accused of being involved in the process, an official revealed on Thursday. Talking to BasNews, Mariwan Jala ...

Several deadly explosions shake Kirkuk

Gulan Media - 2019-05-31 00:50

Several deadly explosions shake Kirkuk

Rûdaw - 2019-05-30 22:56
Iraqi Security Media Cell: 3 killed, 16 injured ...

Chain Bombings Rock Kirkuk, Several Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2019-05-30 22:56
ERBIL - At least six bomb explosions reportedly hit the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Thursday night, resulting in the killing of three, while 17 more were injured. The six bomb blasts occurred within 20 to 30 minutes only, initial reports said, ...

Multiple explosions rock disputed province of Kirkuk: source

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-30 21:56

Speciale difesa: Iraq, giovane curdo ucciso da Stato islamico a Kirkuk | Agenzia Nova

Agenzianova - 2019-05-30 19:32

Another portion of Erbil's 120 Meter ring road opens

Rûdaw - 2019-05-30 19:12
It stretches from the Erbil-Koya Road to the Erbil-Kirkuk Road ...

Burning Kurdish-Owned Farms in Disputed Areas “Grave Crime”: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-05-30 16:06
ERBIL — Repeated fire incidents on the agricultural lands owned by Kurdish farmers in the disputed areas of Kirkuk are “grave crimes and deliberate cruelty”, said Masoud Barzani, a prominent Kurdish leader and the former president of Kurdistan Region. Ov ...

Iraq: giovane curdo ucciso da Stato islamico a Kirkuk | Agenzia Nova

Agenzianova - 2019-05-30 15:38

ISIS attack on villages of Kirkuk repelled by people

ANF - 2019-05-30 13:12
One civilian was killed and 9 others wounded as a result of ISIS aggression in Kirkuk. ...

ISIS blamed for Kirkuk crop field fire that killed 1, injured 9

Rûdaw - 2019-05-30 11:12
"We have no doubt it was done by ISIS" ...

Crops of Kurdish Residents Burned in Daquq

BAS News - 2019-05-30 00:06
ERBIL - In addition to several other incidents in the past few weeks, more farms of Kurdish residents in the disputed district of Daquq, southern Kirkuk province, were set on fire on Wednesday night by unknown men. BasNews has learned from locals that th ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy Seven IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-28 13:28
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Tuesday that hey have destroyed seven hideouts in Kirkuk used by Islamic State (IS) militants. According to an official statement, the operation was led by Iraqi federal police on Monday, in an area known as Mam ...

Young Kurdish Man Gunned Down in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-27 13:23
ERBIL — A group of armed men opened fire at a young Kurdish man in the early hours on Monday in Kirkuk and killed him instantly. A family member of the victim said “Jum’aa Yousif” was shot dead at around 02:00 am while walking to his home in Panja Ali ne ...

Kirkuk Infantry Training Center completes two training courses for military engineering and developing internal training instructors

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-26 10:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 23, 2019, Kikruk Infantry Training Center held the graduation ceremony for two training programs, dedicated to military engineering and developing internal training instructors, attended by the center’s commande ...

Fires, explosions at Kirkuk’s farms blamed on ISIS kill 4, wound

Rûdaw - 2019-05-26 09:36

ISIS bombing kills 5, injures 10 who were extinguishing fire in disputed Kirkuk: source

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-26 06:08

Reports of Najmaldin Karim’s arrest in Lebanon untrue: Office of former Kirkuk Governor

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-26 01:08

Kirkuk: Bomb Blast Kills, Injures 15

BAS News - 2019-05-26 00:10
ERBIL - A bomb explosion in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk went off on Saturday night which resulted in the killing and wounding of 15 people, locals reported, adding that the bomb had been planted by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents. The bombi ...

Cancer patients concerned about treatment shortage in Kirkuk

Rûdaw - 2019-05-24 13:50
“Radiation devices should be provided ...

Kurdistan rights commission calls for suspension of acting Kirkuk governor amid 'Arabization' policy

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-23 19:04

Acting Kirkuk governor allows Kurdish farmers to harvest their crops

Gulan Media - 2019-05-23 14:19

Ex-Kirkuk governor Najmaldin Karim arrested in Lebanon: sources

E-Kurd - 2019-05-22 15:49
BEIRUT,— The former Governor of Kirkuk province Najmaldin Karim was detained at Beirut International Airport upon landing in Lebanon’s capital an informed sources said. The source claimed that the move had come on the basis of legal complaints lodged by ...

Kurdish Political Parties Condemn Ongoing Crisis in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-22 14:18
ERBIL — A number of Kurdish political parties gathered on Wednesday in Erbil to decry the recent crisis in the areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad. The parties said the situation is beyond acceptable, and that they have urged the Kurdistan Region Go ...

Iraq. Tensioni a Kirkuk: demolite 4 case di famiglie di Peshmerga | Notizie Geopolitiche

Notiziegeopolitiche - 2019-05-22 03:07

Rumors on Arrest of Najmadin Karim Refuted

BAS News - 2019-05-22 01:10
ERBIL - The office of the legitimate governor of Kirkuk, Najmadin Karim, has refuted rumors claiming that the governor was arrested during a visit in Lebanon. The statement pointed out that "the news is far from truth," criticizing media outlets for publ ...

Kurds, Other Than PUK, Reject Rakan al-Jabouri as Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2019-05-22 00:12
ERBIL - The Brotherhood List, which is a political front to unify Kurds in Kirkuk, has rejected to be part of a secret deal to approve Rakan al-Jabouri, the current acting governor of Kirkuk appointed by Baghdad, to remain in his position as the official ...

Kirkuk Provincial Council hold its meeting to elect a new governor

Kurdiu - 2019-05-21 17:19

Kirkuk: Kurds accuse Arab governor of discrimination

Rûdaw - 2019-05-21 13:14

PUK’s Backroom Deal Approves Rakan al-Jabouri as Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2019-05-21 12:53
ERBIL — Despite continuous measures to limit the role of Kurds in the local administration of Kirkuk, and while Kurdish villages are being Arabizes through a suspicious plot, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) seems moving unilaterally to approve Rak ...

ISIS insurgents move freely in disputed Kirkuk: locals

Rûdaw - 2019-05-21 10:17
"There is a void where the Iraqi Army is not present" ...

UN in Iraq should play mediator in Kirkuk dispute: PM Barzani

Rûdaw - 2019-05-20 19:31

Kurdish farmers at odds with Arabs over wheat crop in Kirkuk

Rûdaw - 2019-05-20 15:26

Iraqi Forces Destroy IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-20 11:46
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police carried out an operation on Monday during which at least two hideouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants were destroyed in Kirkuk province. Federal Police said in an official statement that the operation was carried out in W ...

Farm Fire in Kurdish Disputed Areas: Another 50 Hectares Burned

BAS News - 2019-05-20 10:52
ERBIL — Another 50 Hectares of Kurdish-owned agricultural lands near Khanaqin burned in a suspicious incident overnight on Sunday. Over the past week, similar fire incidents were reported from different areas of Kirkuk and Diyala province, specifically o ...

Kurdish MPs Say Iraq’s New Deployment to Kirkuk “Suspicious”

BAS News - 2019-05-19 14:47
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has reportedly deployed two additional brigades to the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk under the pretext of battling the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants. However, Kurdish lawmakers believe that there are other agen ...

Kirkuk: Farms of Kurdish Residents Set on Fire by Unknown Men

BAS News - 2019-05-19 12:18
ERBIL - A fire was set overnight on Saturday to a number of farms belonging to the Kurdish residents in the town of Dubz, southwest of Kirkuk. According to the information BasNews has learned, the incident occurred in the village of Qaradar, where uniden ...

Kurdish lawmakers in Iraq want committee to monitor application of Article 140 on Kirkuk

Gulan Media - 2019-05-19 01:42

Arabs Attempt to Tax Kurds in Southwest of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-19 01:40
ERBIL - Locals have revealed that the Arabs in the town of Dubz, southwest of Kirkuk, are reportedly attempting to tax the Kurdish residents in the area. The locals told Kurdistan 24 that the Arabs have demanded taxes, including money and crops, in the v ...

Erbil-Kirkuk Highway Closed Temporarily

BAS News - 2019-05-18 21:03
ERBIL - Authorities have ordered the closure of the highway between the Kurdistan Region's Erbil capital and disputed city of Kirkuk for a temporary period of time. Confirming to Kurdistan 24 on Saturday evening, head of Police Directorate in Prde, Abdin ...

Kurdish lawmakers in Iraq want committee to monitor Article 140 on Kirkuk

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-18 17:07

[PICTURES]: House of a Kurd Set on Fire in Kirkuk Village

BAS News - 2019-05-18 12:17
ERBIL — A group of unidentified people overnight on Friday set fire to a house belonging to a Kurdish family in a village northwest of Kirkuk. The attack was in Palkana village which was stormed by hundreds of Arabs earlier this week where they forcefull ...
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