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PKK Kidnaps KDP Official in Balakayati Area: Family

BAS News - 2019-10-23 00:44
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has kidnapped an official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Balakayati region for no clear reasons, a family member said on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Dilshad Wasani, a brother of the abductee, pointe ...

Barzani Thanks Macron for Supporting Kurdish People

BAS News - 2019-10-22 23:05
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has thanked French President Emmanuel Macron for supporting the Kurdish people. Barzani, who is also the president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KD ...

Interview with Barbara Wolf, German Consul General in Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-22 22:15
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga MOPE Media Center’s interview with Barbara Wolf, German Consul General in Kurdistan Region, at the opening ceremony of the Peshmerga Language Center. ...

Kurdistan President, UK Envoy Discuss Politics in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-10-22 22:14
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Tuesday the UK Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks in a farewell visit, during which, they discussed the political affairs in Iraq. Barzani reaffirmed the support of the Kurdistan Region and Kurdi ...

Desperate Syrian refugees illegally cross into Kurdistan Region from Rojava: Officials

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-22 18:34

Kurdish boy who suffered burns from Turkish attack transferred to Kurdistan Region Airport for treatment in France

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-22 18:34

PKK Confirms Death of Two Members in Turkish Airstrike near Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-10-22 14:17
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) confirmed that two of its senior members were killed in a Turkish airstrike just outside Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the umbrella group for the PKK, released a statement on ...

U.S. senators, Syrian Kurdish leader call for Turkey sanctions: ‘Horror and shame’

E-Kurd - 2019-10-22 13:28
WASHINGTON,— U.S. lawmakers kept up their push on Monday to impose sanctions on Turkey if it does not end its offensive in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, and a leading Kurdish politician called on President Donald Trump to st ...

Interview with James Thornton, British Consul General in Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-22 12:08
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga MOPE Media Center’s interview with James Thornton, British Consul General in Kurdistan Region, at the opening ceremony of the Peshmerga Language Center. ...

Iraqi Kurds appreciate U.S. forces despite pullout from Syrian Kurdistan, president says

E-Kurd - 2019-10-22 11:25
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—Iraqi Kurdish president Nechirvan Barzani said on Monday that the United States pulling out of Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in southeastern Syria, was “undesirable” but that the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdist ...

Syrian Kurdish Boy Injured in Turkish Shelling to Receive Treatment in France

BAS News - 2019-10-22 09:35
ERBIL — At the request of Masoud Barzani, Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, the Kurdish boy injured in Turkish bombardments of Syria is being sent to France for medical treatment. According to Kurdistan 24, Mohammed Hamid ...

IRAQI KURDISH PRESIDENT BARZANI SAYS U.S.-LED COALITION PLAYED MAJOR ROLE IN PROTECTING KURDISTAN REGION, APPRECIATION FOR ITS ROLE 'SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED BY UNDESIRABLE POLITICAL DECISIONS' -STATEMENT

Yahoo - 2019-10-22 06:42

A Statement from Kurdistan Region Presidency

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-22 06:29
The US-led coalition forces have played a major role in protecting and assisting the people of the Kurdistan Region, starting from establishing no-fly zone in 1991, toppling the Ba’ath regime in 2003, to defeating ISIS terror group in the past few years. ...

Kurdistan Region President Meets with Leaders of Political Parties

KRG-Spain - 2019-10-22 00:04
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 16 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with leaders and representatives of political parties that have seats in the Kurdistan Parliament. The President of the Kurdistan Region called for the meeting to exchange views amon ...

Kurdistan Values US, Coalition Forces' Role in Protecting Kurds

BAS News - 2019-10-21 23:22
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region has thanked the US and coalition forces for assisting and protecting the Kurdish people in hard times. The Kurdistan Region's Presidency office said in a statement that "we reiterate our appreciations to the coalition and US ...

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq Is Struggling to Survive | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-10-21 23:05

President Barzani Receives French Foreign Minister

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-21 19:29
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 17 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani received Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Jean-Yves Le Drian. Both leaders discussed Erbil-Baghdad relations, the importance of political and security stab ...

Turkish offensive in Syrian Kurdistan violates international law: German FM

E-Kurd - 2019-10-21 14:53
BERLIN,— Turkey’s offensive in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, falls foul of international law, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday. “We don’t believe that an attack on Kurdish units or Kurdish militia is legitim ...

US Troops Withdraw from Syria to Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-10-21 10:41
ERBIL — As part of Washington’s decision to pull troops out of Syria, US military convoys crossed the border into Kurdistan Region, Reuters reported on Monday. US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday that the 1,000 US troops in Syria were preparin ...

New school year begins across Kurdistan Region

Rûdaw - 2019-10-21 02:26

French Foreign Minister arrives in Erbil to meet with Kurdistan Region top officials

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-20 23:46

Kurdish forces fully withdraw from Turkish-besieged Syrian town Serêkaniyê

E-Kurd - 2019-10-20 21:57
SERÊKANIYÊ, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces fully withdrew from a Turkish-encircled town in Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain) in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northern Syria Sunday, in what appeared to be the start of a wider ...

Kurdistan Region President Meets with Leaders of Political Parties

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-20 21:53
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 16 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with leaders and representatives of political parties that have seats in the Kurdistan Parliament. The President of the Kurdistan Region called for the meeting to exchange views amo ...

All U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria expected to go to western Iraq: Pentagon

E-Kurd - 2019-10-20 11:50
WASHINGTON,— U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northern Syria, are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic Sta ...

Kurdistan Region prepares for mass influx of Syrian refugees after Turkish assault

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-20 00:23

Lightning Kills One, Wounds Another in Kurdistan's Halabja

BAS News - 2019-10-19 19:13
ERBIL - A lightning strike on Saturday resulted in the killing of one person, while wounding another in the Kurdistan Region's Halabja city. Confirming to BasNews, Barzan Othman, a spokesperson for Halabja Police Directorate, said that the incident occur ...

Syrian Refugees Escaping to Kurdistan Region Exceeds 3,000

BAS News - 2019-10-19 12:44
ERBIL — The flow of refugees escaping the ongoing violence in the Kurdish areas of north east Syria to the Kurdistan Region continues, surpassing 3,000 individuals in 10 days. Following Turkey’s launch of a military incursion into Syrian Kurdistan, hundr ...

Journalist Amanj Babani, his wife and son die in tragic circumstances in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-19 02:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish journalists Amanj Babani and Lana Muhammad died in tragic circumstances along with their three-year old son Hano in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan on Wednesday October 16, 2019. In the early hours of Thursd ...

Kurdistan Region President Meets Top UK Military Advisor

KRG-Spain - 2019-10-19 00:05
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 15 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani received the Senior Adviser to the Middle East and North Africa, Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer and his accompanying delegation. President Barzani discussed the reform process of th ...

Turkish air strikes kill 14 civilians in Syrian Kurdistan despite truce: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 20:49
TEL TAMR, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkish-led bombardment Friday killed 14 civilians in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, as Turkey’s president threatened to broaden his assault and an hours-old US-brokered deal already appeared to c ...

Czech president Milos Zeman accuses Turkey of war crimes in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 15:23
PRAGUE,— Czech President Milos Zeman has accused fellow NATO member Turkey of teaming up with terrorists during its offensive in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, and of committing war crimes. “President Erdogan calls the Kurds ...

PM Barzani Receives French FM, Discuss IS Detainees in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-18 11:05
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Friday received French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Erbil. Le Drian arrived in Erbil Thursday evening after a visit to Baghdad where he discussed the repatriation of Iraqi Islamic State ...

President Barzani Meets US Department of State Delegation

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-18 02:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 15 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with David Schenker, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Both sides exchanged views on the latest developments in Iraq, the demonstrations in Baghda ...

Kurdistan President, French FM Discuss Politics in Iraq, Conflicts in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-17 23:40
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Thursday received the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Erbil to discuss a range of issues primarily pertaining to the politics in Iraq and the recent conflicts in north east Syria. Duri ...

Thunderstorms and clouds in the Kurdistan region

Kurdiu - 2019-10-17 20:28

Another 600 Syrian Kurdish Refugees Arrive in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-17 14:26
ERBIL — Another group of 600 refugees recently displaced from their homes in Syrian Kurdistan by the Turkish military offensives arrived in Kurdistan Region on Thursday. Salim Saeed, an official from Duhok province, said the 600 Kurdish refugees crossed ...

Turkey’s offensive in Syrian Kurdistan displaced more than 300,000: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-10-17 12:04
BEIRUT,— Turkey’s week-old offensive against Syrian Kurdistan. the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, has displaced more than 300,000 people, a war monitor said Thursday. “More than 300,000 civilians have been displaced since the start of the offensiv ...

PM Barzani Allocates $420 Million to Improve Kurdistan Infrastructure

BAS News - 2019-10-17 11:40
Modern Infrastructure Bedrock of Modern Economy, PM Barzani says ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani announced a fund of $420 million on Thursday to develop a “modern infrastructure” across the Kurdistan Region. “Modern infrastructure ...

First wave of Syrian refugees fleeing to Kurdistan Region reaches nearly 1000

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-17 10:28

Pope Francis to Visit Kurdistan Early in 2020

BAS News - 2019-10-17 10:12
ERBIL — Pope Francis will visit Kurdistan Region early in 2020 for the first time ever, a former Christian lawmaker said. Former MP Wahid Yaqo, said Pope Francis is scheduled to held meetings with the top Kurdish officials during his visit to Erbil next ...

AUK kicked-off its 6th Soccer Tournament

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-10-17 02:00
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – October 13th, 2019 – The Sixth Soccer Championship Tournament was kicked off by AUK’s Student Government, powered by Lalav Company as the official sponsor. AUK’s Soccer Tournament is a replica of the soccer league where a ...

Hundreds of Syrian Kurds fleeing Turkish invasion seek refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 23:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Hundreds of Kurds from Syrian Kurdistan entered neighbouring Iraqi’s Kurdistan autonomous region on Wednesday, fleeing a Turkish invasion, an official said. “On Wednesday, about 800 Syrian refugees entered Iraqi Ku ...

Turkey arrests 24 over criticism of offensive in Syrian Kurdistan: news agency

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 21:48
ANKARA,— Turkish authorities have arrested 24 people for spreading “black propaganda” on social media about Ankara’s military operation in Syrian Kurdistan, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday. In the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, wh ...

Kurdistan President Hosts Political Party Leaders to Discuss Current Situation

BAS News - 2019-10-16 18:58
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani hosted the leaders of the political parties represented at the parliament on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in Kurdistan and the wider region. According to a press release after the meeti ...

President Nechirvan Barzani Receives New European Union Envoys to Iraq

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-16 16:43
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 15 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with the new European Union Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Martin Huth. President Barzani congratulated Ambassador Huth and expressed his support for him. President Barzani encouraged the ...

Kurdistan Region President Meets Top UK Military Advisor

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-16 16:43
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 15 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani received the Senior Adviser to the Middle East and North Africa, Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer and his accompanying delegation. President Barzani discussed the reform process of t ...

Turkish assault on Syrian Kurds weakens Iraq’s divided Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 14:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Turkish border offensive against Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan will further weaken Iraq’s divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common – they want no Kurdish state. The a ...

KRG Receives 750 More Refugees from Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-16 10:09
ERBIL — Overnight Tuesday, nearly 750 more people crossed the Syrian border into Kurdistan Region as part of an influx of refugees escaping the Turkish offensives. Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) said in a statement that the newly arrived refugees were ...

KRG's Commercial Delegation to Visit Belgium

BAS News - 2019-10-15 23:52
ERBIL - A delegation from the Kurdistan Region's Chamber of Commerce and Industry will visit Belgium next week, Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representative to the European Parliament, Dlawar Azhgayi, said on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Azhgayi ...

Erbil Expects Baghdad to Take Serious Steps to Solve Disputes: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-10-15 22:44
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region expects Iraq to take serious steps towards resolving the remaining disputes between the sides, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Tuesday. Barzani, during a meeting with a US delegation, led by Assistant Secretary of Stat ...

French FM to Visit Erbil in Near Future

BAS News - 2019-10-15 22:44
ERBIL - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian revealed on Tuesday that he would pay an official visit to the Kurdistan Region in the near future. Le Drian during a press conference noted that he will visit Baghdad and Erbil for talks on the subject ...

Bomb Blast Kills Two Arabs in Sulaimaniya

BAS News - 2019-10-15 20:13
ERBIL - A bomb explosion in Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province resulted in the killing of two Arab people on Tuesday evening, a source said. Talking to BasNews, the source said that the incident occurred on Azmar mountain, where two Arab nationals w ...

'Rojava' resolutions in the South Kurdistan Parliament

ANF - 2019-10-15 17:27
Kurdistan Region’s Parliament calls on world powers to halt Turkey’s military operations in northern Syria, “intervene immediately and open dialogue to bring about peace. ...

Barzani, EU Envoy Discuss Latest Regional Developments

BAS News - 2019-10-15 17:12
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Tuesday the new European Union ambassador to Iraq Martin Huth to discuss a range of subjects. Barzani and Huth, during their meeting in Kurdistan R ...

PM Barzani, Senior British Military Delegation Discuss Syria, KRG Reform

BAS News - 2019-10-15 14:55
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday received a high-level British delegation led by Defence Senior Adviser on the Middle East, Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer, in Erbil. During the meeting, Barzani and the British deleg ...

Kurdistan Parliament Warns of “Demographic Change” in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-15 14:22
ERBIL — The parliament of Kurdistan Region held an extraordinary session on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syrian Kurdistan as the result of the Turkish offensive, warning of a possible demographic change under the current circumstances. Lawmak ...

UK Committed to Supporting Peshmerga Ministry Reform

BAS News - 2019-10-15 13:52
ERBIL — The UK is committed to the joint efforts aimed at introducing wide-range reforms at the Peshmerga ministry of Kurdistan Region, a senior military official said. During a meeting between Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani and UK’s Defens ...

Kurdistan Region receives the first group of refugees from western Kurdistan

Kurdiu - 2019-10-14 23:41

Demonstrations continue in the Kurdistan region against Turkey

Kurdiu - 2019-10-14 23:41

A wave of rainfall sweeping the Kurdistan region

Kurdiu - 2019-10-14 23:41

RUDAW: Five ISIS militants escape north Syrian prison amid Turkish shelling: SDF

Justice for Kurds - 2019-10-14 18:45
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Five Islamic State (ISIS) militants have escaped the prison where they were detained in northern Syria amid Turkish shelling, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced Friday evening, a day after America’s defense chief told T ...

Rudaw: Assad forces enter northeast Syria as US prepares ‘crippling’ sanctions on Turkey

Justice for Kurds - 2019-10-14 18:45
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Syrian Arab Army forces have entered Kurdish towns on Syria’s northern border with Turkey following an eleventh-hour deal between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the regime of Bashar al-Assad. US President Dona ...

Foreign Journalists Leaving Syrian Kurdistan after SDF-Damascus Deal

BAS News - 2019-10-14 12:51
ERBIL — Foreign journalists covering the developments in the Syrian Kurdistan appear to be concerned with their safety after the deal between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian regime, deciding to leave the region. The Kurdish-led SDF reac ...

Turkey and proxies advance deep into Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-14 01:32
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkish forces and their proxies pushed deep into the Kurdish region in northern Syria on Sunday, moving closer to completing their assault’s initial phase, while Washington announced it was pulling out 1,000 troops from the ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Convene on Situation in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-13 18:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament Speaker invited all lawmakers to attend an extraordinary session on Tuesday to discuss the worrying situation in the Syrian Kurdistan. The session was called for by the majority of the political blocs at the legislatur ...

President Nechirvan Barzani: “War paves the way for the resurgence of more serious and vicious terror campaigns.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-13 16:39
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga President Nechirvan Barzani says the Kurdistan Region is deeply concerned about the military operation in Syria. In a statement on Thursday, the President of the Kurdistan Region called upon the international community ...

PICTURES: Kurds Gather in Erbil to Rain Flowers over French Consulate

BAS News - 2019-10-13 15:26
ERBIL — Several dozens of Kurds gathered on Sunday to rain flowers over the French Consulate in Erbil, the capital city of Kurdistan Region. The symbolic move was organized to thank the French government and people for their support to the Kurdish people ...

PM Barzani Calls for End of Violence in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-13 13:41
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Sunday received a delegation from the Syrian opposition headed by Ahmed Jarba, the president of Syria's Tomorrow Movement, to discuss the evolving crisis in Syria. During the meeting, Barzani and ...

Peshmerga Minister to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-10-13 10:27
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Minister Shorish Ismail will lead a high-level delegation to Baghdad today. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the Peshmerga delegation will hold talks with the counterparts at the Iraqi Defense Ministr ...

Erbil Making Preparations to Receive Displaced Civilians from Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-13 00:13
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil governor office said on Saturday that it had started the preparations to receive displaced civilians from Syria, as Turkey has intensified the bombardments in the neighboring country. Talking to BasNews, deput ...

Weather is completely changing in the Kurdistan Region: Meteorological

Kurdiu - 2019-10-12 21:00

Kurdish MP demands closure of Qatar’s Al Jazeera TV office in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-12 19:04
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan,— A Kurdish lawmaker called on Friday for closing the offices of Qatar’s Al Jazeera television in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region over the Gulf country’s support for the Turkish military operation against Kurdish forces in Syrian Ku ...

VIDEO: IS Prisoners Escape as Turkish Offensive Challenges Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-12 14:06
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday that several Islamic State (IS) detainees managed to escape a prison in northern Syria as the region is being challenged by the Turkish offensive. SDF’s Cooperation and Military Oper ...

Syrian Kurdish Political Leader Killed near Qamishli

BAS News - 2019-10-12 12:46
ERBIL — The leader of Syrian Future Party, Hevrin Khalaf, was killed on Saturday near Qamishli, Syrian Kurdistan, amid the growing violence in the region. Initial reports claimed that Khalaf was killed in a Turkish airstrike. However, media outlets affil ...

Erbil: Hundreds of People Gather at UN Office to Decry Turkish Attack in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-12 11:54
ERBIL - Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday outside of the United Nations office in Erbil, the Kurdistan Region's capital city, to decry the recent Turkish incursion into Syria. The demonstration was organized by representatives of the Kurdish politi ...

President Barzani: We Spare No Effort to Stop the War

KRG-Spain - 2019-10-12 00:04
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 10 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani says the Kurdistan Region is deeply concerned about the military operation in Syria. In a statement on Thursday, the President of the Kurdistan Region called upon the international commu ...

Trump ready to activate ‘very significant’ sanctions on Turkey over Syria assault

E-Kurd - 2019-10-11 23:17
WASHINGTON,— US President Donald Trump is to authorize wide-ranging sanctions aimed at dissuading Turkey from further offensive military action in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday. ...

Young people from Ranya: We are ready to go to Rojava

ANF - 2019-10-11 11:41
A group of young people in the southern Kurdistan region of Ranya said in a press statement that they are ready to go to Rojava to stand up to Turkish occupation. ...

More than 60,000 displaced by Turkey assault on Syria’s Kurdish region: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 19:41
BEIRUT,— Turkey’s military offensive on Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, has displaced more than 60,000 people in less than a day, a war monitor said Thursday. “Since Wednesday, more than 60,000 people fled border areas,” the S ...

President Nechirvan Barzani Meets with Sheikh Jamal Al-Dhari

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-10 18:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 09 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with the Secretary-General of the Iraqi National Project, Sheikh Jamal Al-Dhari. They discussed the political and security situation in Iraq, the latest demonstrations in Baghdad an ...

President Barzani Meets Former Iraqi President Masoum

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-10 18:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 09 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with former Iraqi President, Dr. Fuad Masoum. President Barzani stressed the need for security and stability in Iraq and described the federal government’s decision to implement the ...

President Barzani: We Spare No Effort to Stop This War

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-10 18:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 10 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani says the Kurdistan Region is deeply concerned about the military operations in Syria. In a statement on Thursday, the President of the Kurdistan Region called upon the international com ...

Kurdistan Making Efforts to Halt War in Syria: Leader

BAS News - 2019-10-10 17:24
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani has expressed strong concerns over the recent Turkish operation in Syria, saying that they have been making efforts to halt the war and bring back peace to the region. "We have been closely watching th ...

Turkey says its forces seized targets in Syrian Kurdistan offensive: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 13:29
ISTANBUL,— Turkey said its forces seized designated targets on the second day of an offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syrian, after a withdrawal by U.S. forces opened up a dangerous new phase in the region’s eight-year-old ...

HDP Welcomes Barzani's Message to Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-10 13:27
ERBIL - The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has welcomed a message by the prominent Kurdish leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, to US President Donald Trump, in which, the Kurdish leader argued that "the blood ...

Faculty Professional Development Workshop

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-10-10 02:13
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – September 26th, 2019 – The Faculty members of the American University of Kurdistan participated in a day-long development workshop on Assessment. AUK faculty members from all colleges participated in a workshop that was b ...

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait condemn Turkish offensive in northern Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 01:42
RIYADH,— Saudi Arabia condemned Turkey’s offensive Wednesday against Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish areas in northeast Syria, saying it would undermine the region’s security and the battle against Islamic State jihadists. The Turkish army’s “aggression” w ...

Kurdistan: People Gather in Solidarity with Syrian Kurds Amid Turkish Operation

BAS News - 2019-10-09 23:54
ERBIL - A number of people gathered on Wednesday evening in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province in solidarity with the Syrian Kurds, as Turkey has already begun an operation in the country. A BasNews reporter said that the demonstrators were chan ...

Kurdistan Parliament Calls for End to Turkish Military Operation in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-09 23:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament released a statement overnight Wednesday to express concern over the Turkish military incursion into the Kurdish areas of north east Syria, calling for an end to the operation. The statement warned that fragile situati ...

Kurdistan PM, Former Iraqi President Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-10-09 22:21
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received on Wednesday former Iraqi President Fuad Masum in Erbil, to discuss the latest developments concerning the Erbil-Baghdad relations. At the beginning of the meeting, according to a readout b ...

President Barzani and Ezzat Al-Shabander Discuss Latest Developments

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-09 16:30
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 8 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with veteran Iraqi politician, Ezzat Al-Shabander. They discussed the recent demonstrations in Iraq and ways to de-escalate and prevent further violence, as well as the latest securi ...

Barzani and US Envoy Discuss Syria Amid Trump's Green Light to Turkish Incursion

BAS News - 2019-10-09 15:07
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday the US Consul General in Erbil Steven Fagin for talks on a recent decision by President Donald Trump to give green light to a possible Tu ...

Syrian Kurds call up civilians to defend Rojava against Turkey

E-Kurd - 2019-10-09 11:41
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria called up civilians on Wednesday to defend the region against a feared Turkish assault, believed to be imminent. “We announce three days of general ...

Barzani to Trump: Kurds' Blood "Far More Valuable" than Money, Weapons

BAS News - 2019-10-09 10:08
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, argued on Wednesday that the blood of Kurds is "far more valuable than money and weapons," referring to the US' decision to withdraw from Syria. Barzani explai ...

VIDEO: Tea shop in Kurdistan Region’s Duhok honors Peshmerga martyrs

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-09 07:06
The Martyr’s Teashop in the Kurdistan Region's Duhok province. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Kurdistan Council of Ministers to Convene on Wednesday

BAS News - 2019-10-09 00:29
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Council of Ministers will convene in a session on Wednesday to discuss a range of issues, including the latest political developments in Iraq and Syria. A source from the council revealed to BasNews that officials, during the mee ...

Kurdistan Region President Receives Foreign Minister of Russian Federation

KRG-Spain - 2019-10-09 00:05
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 07 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani received Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov.. President Barzani conveyed his appreciation to President Vladimir Putin and Russia for supporting the Kurdistan Region duri ...

President Nechirvan Barzani Meets with the Iranian Ambassador to Iraq

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-08 23:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 03 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Iraq, Mr. Iraj Masjedi. During the meeting, both sides discussed the relations of the Islamic Republic of Iran with Iraq and t ...

KRG Warns of Implications Beyond Syria’s Borders Upon Military Escalations

BAS News - 2019-10-08 19:45
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has been "deeply concerned" over a decision by Washington to withdraw its forces from northeastern Syria, and a possible operation by Turkey against the Kurdish forces in the region. While the White House h ...

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Nechirvan Barzani, Erbil, October 7, 2019

MFA Russia - 2019-10-08 16:25

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