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Erbil security bust online gambling operation; ‘unimaginable’ amounts of money sent abroad: official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-16 23:18

Hamas distances itself from official who urged murder of 'Jews everywhere' | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-07-15 17:55

Mayor of Paris thanks the Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-15 12:21
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Nechirvan Barzani, President of Kurdistan Region, visited France upon an official invitation. After meeting with Emanuel Macron, France’s President, and Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s Minister of Europe and Foreign Affai ...

Iraq to weather US-Iran tension with European help: EU official

Rûdaw - 2019-07-14 19:37
EU offers support to Iraq through current regional tensions ...

Equal marriage becomes effective in Ecuador

ANF - 2019-07-14 12:58
With the official publication of the ruling on the case of the Constitutional Court, dated June 12, equal marriage in Ecuador is now legal. ...

'It's a problem', U.S. senior official says after S-400 arrives in Turkey | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-07-14 06:14

Iraqi Kurdistan’s electricity ministry ‘planning’ to provide 24-hour power supply

E-Kurd - 2019-07-13 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Ministry of Electricity in the new cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to provide 24-hour power to the region’s residents, an official said on Friday. Director of Electricity Contro ...

We want to reach Arab markets via the Kurdistan Region: Turkish official

Rûdaw - 2019-07-12 21:18
Obadasi: We can produce better products with a higher quality ...

PKK confirms death of senior official in Qandil following Turkis

Rûdaw - 2019-07-12 17:04

Iran strikes Kurdish opposition positions on border with Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-12 16:58
TEHRAN,— Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards used drones and missiles to strike headquarters of a Kurdish militant group near Iran’s border with neighboring Iraq’s Kurdistan region, the Iranian semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Friday. “A large ...

SDF official says international court solution to foreign ISIS problem

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-10 20:49

Iran shells Iraqi Kurdistan border areas, civilians killed and wounded

E-Kurd - 2019-07-10 17:40
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A civilian was killed by Iranian army shelling in Iraqi Kurdistan region on Wednesday, an official has said. Imad Rekani, who works at the civil defense department, told NRT TV that a girl had been killed and two o ...

US official warns Turkey of 'consequences' if Russian S-400s delivered - report

Rûdaw - 2019-07-10 11:33
“NATO countries need to procure military equipment that is interoperable ...

Kurdish fighters kill 3 elite Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards: reports

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 22:32
PIRANSHAHR, Iranian Kurdistan,— Three members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards were shot dead in the western city of Piranshahr in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) on Tuesday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, citing a Guards statement. The ...

Pentagon official disputes Iranian claims of rescuing sailors - report

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 15:11
IRNA reported Iran has rescued 44 sailors of two foreign oil tankers ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Vote on New KRG Cabinet This Week

BAS News - 2019-07-08 11:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament has set a voting session for Wednesday this week to recognize the new cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government. According to an official statement by the legislative, lawmakers are invited to a regular session at 11:00 ...

PKK confirms death of senior official in Turkish airstrike

E-Kurd - 2019-07-07 23:09
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the political wing of the PKK, on Sunday confirmed the death of one of its leaders, just a few hours after Turkish media outlets reported that a senior member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) ...

PUK Nominates Qubad Talabani for Deputy PM, Jafar Mustafa for Vice President

BAS News - 2019-07-07 20:05
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) made an official announcement to nominate Qubad Talabani for the post of prime minister deputy, Sheikh Jafaar Mustafa as Vice President, and Rewaz Fayaq as Parliament speaker of Kurdistan Region. Latif Omar, ...

PKK confirms death of senior official in Qandil following Turkish airstrike

Rûdaw - 2019-07-07 14:55
Turkish media also reported his death - but at an early date ...

Iran Begins Enrichment of Uranium “at Any Level”: Official

BAS News - 2019-07-07 13:37
ERBIL — Iranian authorities said on Sunday that the country was beginning the enrichment of uranium at any level and with any amount. Iran had previously warned of the move in protest to Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Nuclear Deal and EU’s alleged ...

Libyan official accuses Turkey of transferring foreign terrorists to Libya

Almasdarnews - 2019-07-07 13:26

Crews close to finishing road to new Kurdistan-Turkey border crossing: Official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-07 07:26

Iran to lift uranium enrichment to 5%, above level in 2015 deal: official

Gulan Media - 2019-07-07 00:35

Iraq Investigates Report of Senior Commander’s Link with CIA

BAS News - 2019-07-06 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into reports accusing Commander of Anbar Operations Mahmoud Fallahi of having links with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). According to an official statement, Defense Minister Najah Sha ...

Iran should seize British oil tanker in retaliation for Gibraltar raid: official

Rûdaw - 2019-07-05 14:49
"It is the duty of the official bodies in charge to retaliate" ...

U.S. scheduling principal-level trade call with China next week -official

Yahoo - 2019-07-04 22:23

There is no tech solution to solve Irish Brexit border issue- former UK official

Yahoo - 2019-07-04 21:42

KDP and PUK Almost Agreed on New Governor of Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2019-07-04 12:19
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have almost reached a final agreement on the post of Kirkuk governor, said a PUK leading member. PUK insists that the new Kirkuk governor should be its member, and KDP contin ...

Improving Erbil-Baghdad relations great for US investors: trade official

Rûdaw - 2019-07-04 09:44
"We think it is an opportune time for American companies" ...

Three Killed as Blast Hits Crowded Street in Syrian City

BAS News - 2019-07-04 01:22
ERBIL — An explosion rocked Syria’s southwestern province of Sweida overnight Wednesday, killing at least three people, a local official confirmed. The bombing was carried out via a motorcycle rigged with explosives, said Amer al-Eshi, the governor of Sw ...

CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-Hong Kong police arrest 12 for violent incident near legislature

Yahoo - 2019-07-03 19:41

Iran-Iraq financial mechanism ‘operational’ since May: Iran official

Rûdaw - 2019-07-03 19:29
US sanctions effectively cut Iran off from the global financial system ...

Irish Brexit border issue cannot be solved by tech alone: former UK official

Yahoo - 2019-07-03 12:21

Iran’s Guards kill two Kurdish PJAK fighters in Iranian Kurdistan: Fars

E-Kurd - 2019-07-03 11:51
TEHRAN,— Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards killed two members of an “anti-revolutionary terrorist” group in a security operation in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) in the northwest of the country, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday. Fars ...

‘At Least 369 Official Curfews Declared in the Last 3.5 Years’ - english

Bianet - 2019-07-03 01:58

Canadian official underlines importance of women's rights during Canada Day celebrations in Kurdistan

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-02 01:21

Iran Threatens to Destroy Israel in 30 Minutes If Attacked by US

BAS News - 2019-07-02 01:19
ERBIL - Iran has threatened to destroy Israel in half an hour only if it is attacked by the US, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday. According to the semi-official Mehr news agency, as cited by Reuters, the comments were made by Mojtaba Zolno ...

BRICS nations to help resolve Venezuela crisis, says senior official - World - TASS

TASS - 2019-07-01 21:54

KTCC Change of Command took place in an official ceremony

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-01 16:47
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 26, 2019, the Kurdistan Training Coordination Center (KTCC) underwent its change of command in an official ceremony. The ceremony was attended by a representative from the Ministry of Peshmerga and a number of ...

State of Emergency not over in Van: Ban continues for 952 days

ANF - 2019-06-29 16:32
Official statements claim that the State of Emergency is over, but State of Emergency (OHAL) practices continue in Van with increased severity. ...

ISIS 'sticky bombs' cause at least 18 casualties in Kirkuk: Health official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-29 07:11

There's no Shiite property in Nineveh: former Sunni religious official

Rûdaw - 2019-06-28 16:28
Mohammed Abdulwahab Shamaa, former director of Mosul’s Sunni Waqf (Endowment) Directorate, on June 25. Photo: Rudaw TV ...

Sinn Féin: Last resignation shows extent of Brexit chaos

ANF - 2019-06-28 09:05
Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said the latest resignation of a top British government Brexit official shows the chaos of the Tory Brexit agenda. ...

Over 100 Iraqi Kurdish migrants detained in Turkey: official

E-Kurd - 2019-06-27 16:05
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Summit Foundation for Refugees and Displaced Affairs Ari Jalal said on Wednesday that 150 Iraqi migrants have been detained in the jails in Turkey and that most of them are Kurds. Jalal told NRT TV that ...

Fire near sulfur factory in southern Mosul may cause breathing issues: Official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-27 12:49

Turkish Airstrike Kills Civilian in Northeast of Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-26 22:37
ERBIL - A Turkish airstrike on Wednesday evening killed one civilian in the Kurdistan Region's Sidakan area, in northeastern capital Erbil, an official has confirmed. The incident occurred in the village of Zini Khalil in Bradost, where two Kurdish broth ...

One Turkish Soldier Killed, Five Injured in Clash with YPG: Statement

BAS News - 2019-06-26 13:42
ERBIL — Turkish army and Syrian Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) clashed on Wednesday, which left at least one Turkish soldier killed. According to an official press release by the Turkish defense ministry, five other Turkish troop ...

Iranians Will Not Retreat in Face of US Sanctions: Khamenei

BAS News - 2019-06-26 13:42
ERBIL — Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the nation will not retreat in the face of growing US sanctions. He described the embargo on Iran as “cruel”, according to Khamenei’s official website. Earlier this week, US President Don ...

Kurdish Official Calls for Stronger US Role in Syria After IS | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-06-26 06:16

Australian government takes back 8 children from ISIS families

ANF - 2019-06-25 15:03
The Australian government has taken back 8 children from ISIS member families following the official procedures with the Northern and Eastern Syrian Autonomous Administration. ...

UK F-35 Join Anti-IS Missions in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-25 14:50
ERBIL — UK’s defense secretary said on Tuesday that his country’s Lightning F-35B have joined the ongoing mission against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt was quoted in an official statement as saying that the je ...

Iraq, Iran Seek Kurdistan's Help to Find Victims of the Eight-year War

BAS News - 2019-06-25 02:17
ERBIL - Iran and Iraq are seeking the Kurdistan Region's assistance in finding the bodies of the victims of the Eight-year War between the two countries which occurred in the 1980s, an official said. Officials from the Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Mart ...

Over 12,000 Arab families set to return to Kurdish-owned areas in Kirkuk: official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-24 19:29

Government of Ethiopia denounced failed coup attempt

ANF - 2019-06-24 16:07
Official spokespersons of the Government of Ethiopia reported this Sunday a failed coup attempt. ...

Oil prices see small increase at week beginning June 24

Waar Media - 2019-06-24 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK International benchmark Brent crude saw a slight increase up to $65.59 a barrel at 0627 GMT while American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) registered at $58.04, according to official figures on Monday. On Friday, Brent crude traded at ...

‘F-35 crisis can create opportunities for Turkish defence industry’ - Turkish official | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-22 20:00

Daffodil Cities Concert hosts world's musicians at Erbil Citadel

Rûdaw - 2019-06-21 14:08
UNESCO artist for peace Nasser Shamma presented the official document recognizing Erbil Citadel as a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the event ...

Kurdistan President Nechirvan Barzani Arrives in Baghdad to Meet Iraqi Officials

Waar Media - 2019-06-20 17:05
WAAR_DUHOK KRG’s President Nechirvan Barzni accompanied by a Kurdistan Regional leadership delegation arrived in Baghdad on Thursday in an official visit. President Barzani is expected to meet with each of Barham Salih President of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi ...

US official confirms Iran shot down US drone in Gulf

Waar Media - 2019-06-20 17:05
WAAR_DUHOK An American official who spoke on condition of anonymity told ABC News Thursday that Iran shot down a U.S. military drone over the Strait of Hormuz. The U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile while the reconn ...

Iran-Iraq relations flourish despite US pressure: senior Iran official

Rûdaw - 2019-06-20 15:38
Iran's 2006 exports to Iraq were worth 790 million dollars; they are now supposedly worth 12 billion ...

Syrian Kurdish official: Damascus talks going nowhere, Russia to blame | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-06-20 11:26

Kurdistan PM-Designate talks reform, training of Peshmerga in meeting with US military official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-20 02:14

Iraqi official: Rocket hits oil site, wounds 3 Iraqi workers

Gulan Media - 2019-06-19 14:59

Kurdish population significantly reduced in disputed territories since October 2017: Official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-18 23:37

UK pledges to build consensus for peace in Afghanistan

Waar Media - 2019-06-18 11:28
WAAR_DUHOK British Prime Minister Theresa May assured U.K.’s full support to build regional consensus for peace in Afghanistan during a meeting with the visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, an Afghan official statement said on Monday. According to the ...

Number of car accidents claiming lives in Kurdistan ‘rising’ in 2019: Official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-18 06:06

Over 20 Villages Could Be Abandoned with Turkey-PKK Clashes Escalating: Official

BAS News - 2019-06-17 23:41
ERBIL — As the military confrontations between the Turkish army and Kurdistan Workers’ Party continue in the border areas of Kurdistan Region, several other villages could be evacuated to save civilian lives, said a local official. Earlier this month, th ...

White House will not invite Israeli officials to Bahrain event: senior U.S. official

Gulan Media - 2019-06-17 22:03

EU to wait for official report on Iranian compliance

Gulan Media - 2019-06-17 22:03

Belgian government official visits guerrilla’s family

ANF - 2019-06-17 15:25
A Belgian government official visited the family of HPG guerrilla Yara Muhammed, who lost his life last year, in the Eupen region of Belgium. ...

Official Memorial Service was held for Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Abdulla

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-17 06:06
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 12, 2019, after the return of the corpse of Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Abdulla to Kurdistan and its reception, the Ministry of Peshmerga held a official memorial service for the deceased. The memorial was attende ...

Dozens of Kurdish Yezidi Families to Return from Syria to Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Several Kurdish Yezidi families, whom were displaced from their hometowns after the Islamic State (IS) massacre in 2014, are expected to return to Sinjar in the nearest future, said an official. In August 2014, IS attacked Sinjar where it killed ...

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 ...

Syria Kurds hand over 5 Belgian orphans from Daesh families — official | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-06-16 10:55

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 ...

Syria Kurds hand over six Belgian orphans from IS families: official | News24

News24 - 2019-06-14 07:45

Sinjar: Farm Fires Put Scores of Yezidi Mass Graves at Risk

BAS News - 2019-06-14 00:31
ERBIL - The recent fire incidents in Sinjar has put scores of Yezidi Mass graves at a great risk, a Kurdish official said on Thursday. Due to the burning of several crops and other agricultural fields in Sinjar and the surrounding areas, many of the mass ...

Cyprus issues arrest warrants for Turkey drill ship crew

Reuters - 2019-06-13 18:23
Cyprus has issued arrest warrants for the crew of a Turkish drill ship anchored close to its coast for allegedly infringing territory over which the island has rights to explore for oil and gas, a foreign ministry official said on Thursday. ...

US official holds counterterror talks with Syria Kurds

Gulan Media - 2019-06-13 15:38

Macron’s Letter to President Barzani: France Committed to Supporting Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-13 14:43
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron has sent an official letter to Nechirvan Barzani to congratulate him on his presidency, reiterating France’s support for the Kurdistan Region. Macron’s letter was delivered to President Barzani on Thursday by Fren ...

US official holds counterterror talks with Syria Kurds

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 09:35

Egypt, Jordan, Morocco to join US Mideast peace meeting

Waar Media - 2019-06-12 20:05
WAAR_DUHOK Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have told the U.S. they will attend a Middle East peace conference planned for later this month, a White House official confirmed to Anadolu Agency Tuesday. The Trump administration is expected to roll out the economi ...

Erbil Security Forces Arrest Man in Possession of Over 4kg of Heroin

BAS News - 2019-06-12 16:16
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Erbil announced the capture of a drug dealer who had more than 4.1 kilograms of heroin in possession at the time of the raid. In an official press release, Erbil Directorate of Security Affairs said the man was original ...

EU official urges Turkey’s Erdoğan to respect election results – POLITICO

Politico - 2019-06-12 03:16

Iraqi Kurdistan names Masrour Barzani as prime minister The leading official has one month to form a government for the autonomous region June 11, 2019

The National AE - 2019-06-11 17:44

Syrian Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 09:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Kurdish official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria called for help from the US-backed coalition Monday as fires ravaged through vital wheat fields in the latest of such blazes nationwide. Syria’s Kurds have le ...

Sudan crisis: Government propaganda trip goes off script

BBC - 2019-06-11 01:34
Witnesses contradict the official narrative of events given on a government propaganda trip in Sudan. ...

Syria Kurds hand over 12 French orphans from IS families: official | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2019-06-10 11:45

Syria Kurds hand over 12 French orphans from ISIS families: official - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-06-10 10:52

IS Resurgence Serious in Certain Iraqi Parts: Source

BAS News - 2019-06-10 00:06
ERBIL - An official source has warned of serious Islamic State (IS) resurgence in certain parts of Iraq, stressing on further intelligence efforts. The source was quoted by an Arab newspaper as saying that terrorist activities by the extremist group's sl ...

Two Yezidis Killed in Another Farm Fire Incident

BAS News - 2019-06-09 11:51
ERBIL — Wheat farms near Snune district of Sinjar caught fire overnight on Saturday and two people were killed while attempting to put off the blaze. A local official told BasNews that a huge fire engulfed thousands of dunams of wheat farms with farmers ...

[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 ...

Iraq Reveals Cause Behind Widespread Farm Fires

BAS News - 2019-06-09 11:51
ERBIL — The Iraqi Civil Defense Service has investigated the growing number of fire incidents in agricultural lands across the country which have burned thousands of acres. According to an official statement, 35 cases were deliberate fires by farmers the ...

Iranian Oil Minister: Iran Has No Intention of Withdrawing From OPEC

Waar Media - 2019-06-08 14:14
WAAR_DUHOK The oil minister’s remark comes after Tehran vowed last month to take retaliatory measures if its interests in the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are harmed. The Iranian official also pointed out that the organisation is ...

Football: Real Madrid announce Eden Hazard transfer

Waar Media - 2019-06-08 14:14
WAAR_DUHOK Spanish football giants Real Madrid announced the transfer of Belgian star Eden Hazard late Friday. An official club announcement said Real Madrid and Chelsea have agreed the transfer of the 28-year-old player. “The player is linked to the clu ...

Tehran "Failing as a Nation": Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-07 01:26
ERBIL - Suffering from last year’s re-imposed US sanctions, Tehran is failing as a nation, President Donald Trump said on Thursday. The US top official made the comments in a statement to reporters before holding a meeting with French President Emmanuel ...

Sudan crisis: Activists killed by paramilitary group

BBC - 2019-06-07 01:17
A Sudanese official says 46 protestors were killed by paramilitaries, however opposition activists say the figure is far higher. ...

Trump has asserted executive privilege over entire Mueller report: Justice Dept official

Yahoo - 2019-06-06 11:55

US State Department’s top Middle East official confirmed by US Senate

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-06 10:13

Kurdish official seeks clarification from US over troops withdrawal in Syria | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-06-06 01:21

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