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US Delivers Logistical Support to Syrian Kurds: Turkish Media

BAS News - 2019-09-22 15:47
ERBIL — The US delivered another shipment of logistical support to the Syrian Kurdish forces overnight on Saturday, said the Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency. Over 200 trucks passed Semelka crossing on Syria-Iraq border on Saturday night, the report cite ...

Saudi Arabia Insists Iran Was Behind Aramco Attack

BAS News - 2019-09-22 15:05
ERBIL — Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, said on Saturday Riyadh believes Iran was responsible for the attacks on its oil facilities last Friday. “We are confident that the missiles targeting Aramco come from the nort ...

Islamic State claims blast that killed 12 near Iraqi Shi’ite holy city of Karbala

E-Kurd - 2019-09-22 10:40
HILLA, Iraq,— Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack near the Iraqi Shi’ite holy city of Karbala on Friday, the group’s Amaq news agency said. A bus bombing killed at least 12 people and wounded five people on Friday a ...

Kurdistan Region Presidency Condemns Karbala Attack

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-22 10:19
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 21 September 2019 Kurdistan Region Presidency condemns the terrorist attack in Karbala and extends condolences to the families of the victims in a statement on Saturday. Bellow is the statement: We strongly condemn the deadly ter ...

Five corpses were exhumed in the countryside of Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-09-22 02:35
Raqqa – The initial response team of the Civil Council of Raqqa found on Saturday the corpses of five civilians in Kasra Faraj village south of Raqqa city. The head of the forensic team of the initial response team, Dr. Mahmoud Haj Hassan, said that on Sa ...

Nineveh: Six IS Members Captured

BAS News - 2019-09-22 00:37
ERBIL - At least six members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured on Saturday in the Iraqi province of Nineveh, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The six jihadists, among whom was a sniper, were arrested during a joint operation by the emerge ...

IS Hideouts, Drone Seized in Diyala

BAS News - 2019-09-21 23:37
ERBIL - A number of hideouts with a drone belonging to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group were seized in the Iraqi province of Diyala. Iraqi reports cited a statement by the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi on Saturday as saying that its militias seized th ...

Deployment of Tal Abyad Military Council and Conducting a Joint patrol

SDF Press - 2019-09-21 19:25
Media Center – Tal Abyad Military Council forces completed the deployment of their forces at the points where the third group of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) had withdrawn from on Saturday along the border between Tal ...

Kurdish Diaspora to Rally Ahead of Second Anniversary of Kurdistan's Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2019-09-19 23:39
ERBIL - Kurdish diaspora in the UK will rally in London on Saturday (September 21) in support of the Kurdistan Region's independence referendum ahead of the second anniversary. Khasro Azhgayi, a Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) representative to London ...

Siemens, Orascom sign deal with Iraq to rebuild power plant

E-Kurd - 2019-09-15 01:37
BERLIN,— Siemens and Orascom Construction signed an agreement on Saturday with the Iraqi government to rebuild two power plants in the north of the country that will have a combined capacity of 1.6 gigawatts. Siemens said that work at the Baiji facility, ...

Tabqa: Ajyal kindergarten ends kindergarten stage with entertainment party

SDF Press - 2019-09-14 21:39
Tabqa – In coordination with the Women’s Department in Tabqa city, Ajyal Kindergarten ended on Saturday the kindergarten stage under the supervision of 13 teachers for the stage between 4-6 years in Tabqa city. The graduation ceremony, which was attended ...

Omar Said Ali reelected as Gorran Movement general coordinator, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-09-14 18:32
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Change (Gorran) Movement National Assembly on Saturday reelected Omar Said Ali as general coordinator and selected several other party members for senior level positions in the party’s Executive Body. Said Ali was ree ...

Protest steps up against arms fair in London

ANF - 2019-09-08 18:04
The world's largest biennial weapons fair will take place in London on Tuesday. The International Defense and Security Equipment Fair has been protested for several weeks. On Saturday activists demanded to end selling arms to the Turkish state. ...

Turkey’s HDP delegation visits Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-09-08 17:20
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A high-profile delegation from Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Saturday for talks with Kurdistan region’s authorities and political leaders. ...

3rd MSD Dialogue Workshop held in Germany

ANF - 2019-09-08 10:46
The third Dialogue Workshop of the MSD has begun in German capital Berlin on Saturday. ...

Barzani, HDP Delegation Discuss Kurds in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-09-08 06:25
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent political leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Saturday a high-level delegation of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) at the Barzani Headquarter. The delegation, led b ...

Iraq: US Soldier Injured in Mortar Attack

BAS News - 2019-09-08 06:25
ERBIL - At least one US soldier was injured in a mortar attack on a military base sheltering the foreign country's forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday. The attack targeted the military base of the presidential palace where the US troops are bas ...

Two Iraqi Explosive Experts Killed While Defusing a Bomb in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-09-08 06:25
ERBIL - A couple of Iraqi explosive experts lost their lives on Saturday while they were attempting to defuse a bomb in a house in Mosul city. The incident reportedly took place in the district of Adnanya, southeastern Mosul, where a bomb had been plante ...

Iraq Currently Unable to Buy Russian Air Defense System: MP

BAS News - 2019-09-08 06:25
ERBIL - Iraq is not currently capable of buying the Russian air defense system as the country is struggling with various economic and political issues, a lawmaker revealed on Saturday. Nasir Harki, a member of the security and defense committee of the Ir ...

Baghdad: Bomb Blast Leaves Two Civilians Wounded

BAS News - 2019-09-08 06:25
ERBIL - A bomb explosion on Saturday resulted in the wounding of two Iraqi civilians in the capital Baghdad. A security source explained to Al-Sumariyah News that a roadside bomb exploded in the district of Baladiyat, eastern Baghdad, injuring two innoce ...

Turkey's Erdogan says will discuss Syria with Trump at U.N.

Reuters - 2019-09-07 19:04
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he expects to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations later this month to discuss military operations in northeast Syria, where Turkey plans to resettle one million Syrian refugees. ...

Istanbul mayor slams Turkish government sacking of Kurdish mayors

E-Kurd - 2019-09-01 23:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Istanbul’s mayor on Saturday hit out at the Turkish government’s ouster of three pro-Kurdish municipality chiefs during a visit to the main Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in Turkish Kurdistan, in the southeast of the count ...

Erdogan vows Syria operation ‘in weeks’ if Turkey has no control of ‘safe zone’

E-Kurd - 2019-09-01 23:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday threatened to launch an operation in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria if Turkish troops do not control a “safe zone” that Ankara and Washington had agreed to set up. The US-Turke ...

From Gibraltar onward: Mapping the Adrian Darya 1’s trip and news

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-31 22:59
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Around 8 in the morning on Saturday the Adrian Darya 1 was off the coast of Tasucu Turkey in the waters between Turkey and Esentepe in […] ...

Russia announces unilateral ceasefire in Idlib

ANF - 2019-08-30 16:18
Russia on Friday announced a ceasefire by the Syrian government forces in the northwestern province of Idlib from Saturday morning. ...

Syrian Kurds say will help implement U.S.-Turkey ‘safe zone’

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 03:22
HASAKA, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds said on Saturday they would support the implementation of a US-Turkey deal to set up a buffer zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) along the Turkish border. The so-called “safe zone” agreed by Washington and Ankara e ...

The regional context of the August 24 airstrike on IRGC “Sh’ite militias and drones”

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-25 00:30
On Saturday evening Israel targeted an area southeast of Damascus in a strike that targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives, Sh’ite militias and drones. These three components are key to Iran’s […] ...

KON-MED calls on people to join rallies in Germany on Saturday

ANF - 2019-08-23 15:06
KON-MED called on people to join rallies and marches in many different German cities on Saturday to protest the usurpation of the metropolitan municipalities of Amed, Mardin and Van. ...

Afghanistan suicide bomb at wedding killed 63 wounded 182

ANF - 2019-08-18 09:58
A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night. ...

Restoration of Ja’abar Citadel

SDF Press - 2019-08-06 19:42
Tabqa – The Tourism and Antiquities Committee of the Democratic Civil Administration of Tabqa District carried out on Saturday a partial restoration of Ja’abar Citadel in the outskirts of Tabqa city. The restoration included the right side of the entrance ...

Baghdad police chief sacked following mass prison break

E-Kurd - 2019-08-04 17:38
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s interior minister has fired Baghdad’s chief of police and announced a raft of reforms after 15 inmates broke out of the city’s Rusafa prison on Saturday night. Yassin Taha al-Yasiri, Iraq’s interior minister, sacked three senior police o ...

More protests in Hong Kong

ANF - 2019-08-04 10:16
Hong Kong police fired multiple tear gas rounds on Saturday night in confrontations with black-clad activists in the city’s Kowloon area. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament designates Aug. 3 as Yazidi genocide remembrance day

E-Kurd - 2019-08-03 17:20
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Saturday passed a bill declaring August 3, as the annual Day of Remembrance of the Genocide against the Yazidis. MPs attending a Saturday parliamentary session passed a resolution to “ ...

The arrest of 20 terrorists in the countryside of Deir al-Zour

SDF Press - 2019-07-28 06:11
Deira Zour – The Syrian Democratic Forces arrested On Saturday, July 27, 2019, a terrorist cell affiliated with ISIS terrorist organization in the village of Abu Hamam in the suburbs of Deira Zour during a search and sweep operations carried out inside th ...

Hazim Tahsin Beg sworn in as new Yazidi leader in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-27 22:16
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Hazim Tahsin Beg was inaugurated as leader (Mir) of global Yazidi community on Saturday at Lalish Temple, the faith’s most holy site, located in Duhok province in Iraqi Kurdistan. Hazim Tahsin Beg was chosen as the new Ya ...

Turkey says it 'neutralized' 34 PKK militants in air strikes on July 17-19

Reuters - 2019-07-27 16:49
Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday it had "neutralized" 34 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq in air strikes on July 17-19. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests Turkish lawmaker's brother for assassination of diplomat

Reuters - 2019-07-20 23:07
Security services in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region said on Saturday they had arrested the brother of a lawmaker serving in the Turkish parliament for the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Erbil. ...

Livestock committee checks veterinary pharmacies in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-07-13 18:53
The Department of Livestock in the Directorate of Agriculture in Tabqa, conducted on Saturday a tour on all veterinary pharmacies in the city and its countryside. As part of its efforts to preserve livestock in the region. During the tour, large quantitie ...

A voluntary clean-up campaign in Raqqa city center

SDF Press - 2019-07-13 18:53
Raqqa – The hygiene department of the People’s Municipality in Raqqa launched on Saturday a voluntary clean-up campaign within the city center in which dozens of volunteers participated. The head of the hygiene department in the People’s Municipality Moha ...

Fire engulfs Erbil hardware store

Rûdaw - 2019-07-13 15:36
A hardware depot caught fire in western Erbil on Saturday, sending thick, black plumes of smoke over the city. ...

Syrian Kurds host conference on Islamic State detainees

E-Kurd - 2019-07-07 18:13
BEIRUT,— Dozens of international experts gathered in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria on Saturday to discuss how to manage thousands of suspected Islamic State ISIS group members crammed into Kurdish-run prisons and camps. French lawyers a ...

PUK Ready with Nominees for next KRG Cabinet: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-07-07 01:27
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) finalized the list of its nominees for the next cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), said party spokesperson Latif Omar. PUK politburo held a lengthy meeting on Saturday, during which is has denie ...

Rehabilitation of 7 April Park Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-07-06 16:40
Raqqa – The Environment and Parks Department of the People’s Municipality in Raqqa started on Saturday the rehabilitation of 7 April Park in the city. The project observer Mohammed Al-Ali indicated that they started the rehabilitation project after the pa ...

Hajin municipality begins to remove the rubble of the town hospital

SDF Press - 2019-07-06 16:40
Deira-Zour – The People’s Municipality of Hajin village which belongs to the countryside of Deira-Zour started on Saturday, the process of removing the ruins of the town’s hospital, which was destroyed by the terrorist organization ISIS, during the battle ...

Kurdistan Parliament Decries Turkish Airstrikes in Border Areas

BAS News - 2019-07-06 15:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament on Saturday decried Turkish airstrikes in the border areas which have led to multiple civilian casualties and property damages in the recent weeks. Late in June, four members of a family were killed and five others wer ...

Demo against French repression of Kurdish activists on Saturday

ANF - 2019-07-05 10:32
Demonstration to support Kurdish activists targeted by French justice to be held in Paris on Saturday. ...

Pressure and threats against Kurds rise in France

ANF - 2019-07-02 14:25
A collective of political organizations, trade unions and NGOs in France will hold a rally on Saturday against increasing threats against Kurdish representatives. ...

UN, SDF Sign Action Plan to End Recruitment of Children

BAS News - 2019-07-02 12:16
ERBIL — The United Nations has signed an action plan with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to ban the recruitment of children by the US-backed forces. During a ceremony on Saturday in Switzerland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary- ...

Diyala: Iraqi Soldier Killed by Unknown Armed Men

BAS News - 2019-07-01 02:07
ERBIL - Unknown armed men attacked a security checkpoint on Saturday night in the Iraqi province of Diyala, killing one soldier. The gunmen raided the checkpoint near the village of Hussein al-Hamadi, in southwest of Baqubah, a source was quoted by Baghd ...

IED Blast Kills One Farmer, Injures Three near Jalawla

BAS News - 2019-06-30 12:24
ERBIL — One farmer was killed and three others were injured after an improvised explosive devise (IED) went off in Sheykh Bawa village of Jalawla district, Diyala province on Saturday. Bashir Abdullah, a member of Jalawla mayor council, confirmed the rep ...

Iraq calls on Turkey to halt strikes in Kurdistan, KRG blames PKK

E-Kurd - 2019-06-30 12:20
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has called on the Turkish government to halt airstrikes on targets in the Kurdistan region. The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ released a statement on Saturday that specifically mentioned a Turkish airstrike on Ku ...

One Turkish Soldier Killed in Clash with PKK

BAS News - 2019-06-30 10:47
ERBIL — Turkish troops and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters clashed on Saturday in south eastern province of Hakkari, which left one Turkish soldier killed. Local media reports said the soldier was severely injured and he succumbed to his wounds l ...

IS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-06-30 02:07
ERBIL - The pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi was attacked by the Islamic State (IS) militants in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin on Saturday evening with casualties reported. The extremists raided a unit of the Shi'ite militias in the village of Shafiq, ...

SDF Hands Over IS Member to Italy

BAS News - 2019-06-30 00:58
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has handed over an Italian Islamic State (IS) member to the Italian government, a spokesperson confirmed on Saturday. Identified as Samir Bougana was handed over to Italy on Thursday over the country ...

Basra: Protesters Slightly Injured in Clashes with Forces

BAS News - 2019-06-29 22:32
ERBIL - A number of protesters were slightly wounded in clashes with the security forces after they attempted to raid the house of the governor of Basra on Saturday evening. Demonstrations have lately been ongoing once again as the federal government has ...

Iran to Resist US Sanctions: FM

BAS News - 2019-06-29 16:28
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his country would resist the US-imposed sanctions as it stood against Saddam Hussein’s chemical attack decades ago. Zarif tweeted on Saturday to commemorate the 1987’s chemical attack on Iranian ...

Kurdistan President Meets with Iraqi Counterpart in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-29 16:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih in Baghdad on Saturday where they reiterated commitment to resolve remaining disputes between Erbil and Baghdad. Barzani arrived in the Iraqi capital city ea ...

Kurdistan President Meets with UNSC Delegation in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-29 13:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met on Saturday with a delegation from the United Nations Security Council in Baghdad. The meeting was also attended by Kurdistan Region Parliament Speaker Vala Farid, Interior Minister Karim Sinjari, ...

UN Security Council members to visit Baghdad on Saturday: FM

Rûdaw - 2019-06-28 16:28
Security Council delegation invited by Iraqi government ...

KCDK-E called on people to join marches on 29 June

ANF - 2019-06-27 11:40
KCDK-E urged "all Kurdish people, women, children, young and old, to participate actively in marches that will take place in Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan on Saturday 29 June against the Turkish invasion and attacks in South Kurdistan. ...

US unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan

Waar Media - 2019-06-23 14:00
WAAR_DUHOK The White House on Saturday unveiled the economic portion of its Middle East peace plan, calling for $50 billion dollars in investments for Palestine and neighboring Arab states. The plan, which has been long-promised and faced a number of del ...

Turkmens, Christians get ministerial position in new Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-06-23 13:30
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Turkmen parliamentary grouping has secured a ministerial position in the new cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the Turkmen Front said on Saturday. Head of the Turkmen Front caucus in the Kurdi ...

Brother Killed by Sibling in Kurdistan's Koya

BAS News - 2019-06-23 01:31
ERBIL - Two brothers on Saturday evening went into trouble over a certain agricultural issue in the Kurdistan Region's Koya district, near capital Erbil, where one of the siblings killed the other, local police confirmed. Head of Koya Police Directorate ...

IS Smuggler Captured in Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-06-23 00:26
ERBIL - An Islamic State (IS) smuggler was captured in the Iraqi province of Nineveh on Saturday, a security source said. The suspect used to transfer IS insurgents from neighboring Syria to Iraq, the source explained, as cited by Iraqi News. He was arre ...

New "Major" Sanctions to be Imposed on Iran Soon: Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-22 23:13
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that new "major" sanctions will be imposed on Iran this week, arguing that Iran "cannot have nuclear weapons." "We are putting major additional sanctions on Iran on Monday. I look forward to the day ...

Idlib: Five Civilians Killed in Regime Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-06-22 22:30
ERBIL - The airstrikes by the Syrian regime on Saturday resulted in the killing of five civilians in Idlib, northwestern Syria, a monitor said. Three children were mong the victims in Idlib, a region supposedly protected by a September of last year buffe ...

PM-Designate Barzani Ensures Minorities about Their Rights

BAS News - 2019-06-22 20:47
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani has ensured the minority political groups of their rights in regards to their share from the future cabinet in Erbil. Barzani on Saturday held a chain of meetings with the Turkmen and Chri ...

PM-Designate Barzani Meets with Turkmen, Christian Parties to Discuss KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-22 15:52
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani held a series of meetings on Saturday with Turkmen and Christian political parties to invite them to the next cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Barzani begin his tour meeting ...

Turkmen Front to Have a Minister in Next KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-22 13:28
ERBIL — The Turkmen Front Party will join the new cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), party leader said on Saturday. Aidin Marouf told BasNews that his party will have the KRG’s minister of state for minority affairs. Earlier the day, Mar ...

Iran Says Its Airspace Safe and Secure

BAS News - 2019-06-22 13:28
ERBIL — Iranian Civil Aviation Organization said on Saturday that the country’s airspace is safe for airliners to fly over, according to Tansim. The statement came after several airliners announced that they had re-routed flights to avoid the Persian Gul ...

PM-Designate Begins New Round of Talks over Next Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-22 10:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani began a new round of talks with political parties on Saturday to discuss the next cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government. Barzani held a meeting with four Turkmen parties on Saturday m ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Recent Attacks on SDF

BAS News - 2019-06-19 01:27
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the recent attacks against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria. Last Saturday, a bomb explosion targeted the industrial Faculty Square near the al-Tala'esh Square in the al ...

Zilan Women Festival will be held on Saturday

ANF - 2019-06-18 08:48
The 15th Zilan Women Festival will begin on Saturday 22 June at the Arena Hall in Leverkusen, Germany. ...

Trump assails London mayor as ‘disaster’

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 17:56
WAAR_DUHOK Slamming an important leader in a U.S. ally he visited just weeks ago, U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling him a “disaster.” Continuing his practice of using disreputable sources, Trump retweeted ...

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 ...

Offices of ETHA News Agency raided

ANF - 2019-06-16 08:47
Seven people taken into custody after Istanbul Police Department raided the office of Etkin News Agency (ETHA) on Saturday. ...

Iranian Passenger Bus Catches Fire in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-16 00:06
ERBIL - An Iranian passenger bus caught fire on Saturday in the Kurdistan Region's Soran district, Erbil province, with no casualties reported. Explaining to Kurdistan 24, the head of civil defense corps directorate in Soran, Emad Rekani, said that the i ...

Syria: Over 40 Fighters, Civilians Killed in Clashes, Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-06-16 00:06
ERBIL - Clashes and air raids on Saturday in northwestern Syria resulted in the killing of over 40 fighters, mostly pro-regime forces, and civilians, a monitoring group said. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least ten civilians, including ...

Iran Summons UK Envoy over London Backing US’ Stance on Oil Tankers Incident

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Iran summoned the UK ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, to its Foreign Ministry on Saturday, over London's claims that Tehran was behind an attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week. "During the meeting with Iran's foreign ministry offici ...

President Barzani, German Delegation Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Saturday a German diplomatic delegation headed by Martin Jäger, the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, discussing several issues. Jäger stress ...

Masrour Barzani, New US Envoy Discuss KRG's Future Agenda

BAS News - 2019-06-15 20:22
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received on Saturday the new US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller for talks on future agenda of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). "Fruitful exchange today with new US Ambassador to ...

WATCH: Brawl Between Lawmakers at Iraqi Parliament

BAS News - 2019-06-15 16:13
ERBIL — Several Iraqi lawmakers were filmed brawling at the legislative on Saturday in capital Baghdad. According multiple sources, the brawl broke out first between MP Abdullah al-Kharbet from Axis Alliance and Talal Zubai’ee from Reform Alliance. MP Zu ...

Syrian Kurds ban cigarettes, alcohol for underage children in Kobani

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
KOBANI, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish-led authorities in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) town of Kobani and its surrounding areas on Saturday banned the sale of hookah pipes, cigarettes, and alcohol to underage after a video report from Kurdistan 24 which sho ...

Iran decries US sanctions on petrochemical industry

Waar Media - 2019-06-09 21:11
WAAR_DUHOK Iran on Saturday denounced U.S. sanctions on the country’s largest petrochemical group as a violation of “principles of international law”. “Only a week-long patience proved the U.S. president’s void assertion that he was willing to hold talks ...

109 fighters join the ranks of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Hasakah

SDF Press - 2019-06-09 16:49
Hasakah – The Academy of martyr Brusk Piro which belongs to the Syrian Democratic Forces opened on Saturday a military course for 109 fighters to train them on light and medium weapons. The course carried the name of martyr Tayseer Hasakah. The opening ce ...

Updates on Police Investigation into Murder of 10-Year-Old Girl in Duhok

BAS News - 2019-06-09 13:27
ERBIL — Police in Duhok province of Kurdistan Region has concluded the preliminary investigations into the murder case of a 10-year-old girl in the city during the Eid al-Fitr holidays. Dilin Walid was found dead on Saturday in the centre of Duhok. She h ...

10-Year-old girl raped, murdered in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-09 12:13
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish police in central Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan region, said it had found the body of a 10-year-old girl on Saturday after her parents reported her missing. Dlin Walid had gone missing last Wednesday during the Eid al-Fi ...

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 ...

Sulaimaniya: Japanese-American Professor Dies from Injuries

BAS News - 2019-06-09 01:49
He had fallen down from his apartment on the 7th floor. ERBIL - A Japanese-American professor died on Saturday evening from his injures sustained after he fell from his apartment on the 7th floor in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province. Yad Naqshb ...

Iraqi Forces Kill IS Militant in Diyala, Capture Another in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-06-09 01:49
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces killed during clashes an Islamic State (IS) insurgent in the province of Diyala on Saturday while apprehending another one in Anbar province, a security source said. The forces clashed with the extremists on the outskirt ...

Moscow to Support Syrian Kurds if Turkey Doesn't Stop Assisting Groups in Idlib

BAS News - 2019-06-09 01:49
ERBIL - Russia has threatened to support the Syrian Kurdish forces in northern Aleppo if Turkey does not halt its alleged military assistance to the militants fighting against the Syrian regime, a report said on Saturday. According to a report by the Ara ...

American English lecturer dies in balcony fall in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-09 00:56
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An American English lecturer Peter Jacksen Choi has died after falling from his balcony in the city of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan on Saturday, police said. Head of Sulaimani Police Communication and Press Office Sar ...

Turkey says it has ‘neutralized’ 43 Kurdish PKK militants in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-08 22:03
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) had been “neutralized” as part of an operation Ankara launched in Iraqi Kurdistan region 13 days ago. The Turkish military launched what it ...

Turkey says it has 'neutralized' 43 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Reuters - 2019-06-08 17:51
Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) had been "neutralized" as part of an operation Ankara launched in northern Iraq 13 days ago. ...

10-Year-Old Girl Raped, Killed in Duhok

BAS News - 2019-06-08 16:37
ERBIL — Police in central Duhok, Kurdistan Region, said it had found the body of a 10-year-old girl on Saturday after her parents reported her missing. Dlin Walid had gone missing last Wednesday during the Eid al-Fitr holidays. Police said they have also ...

Iran Says US Negotiation Offer “Not Genuine” as Washington Adds to Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-06-08 16:37
ERBIL — Washington’s offer to talk over tensions is no a “genuine” proposal, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday after US placed new sanctions on Iran. US President Donald Trump said earlier this month that he is willing to ...

Khanaqin: Kurdish Farmer Injured in IED Blast

BAS News - 2019-06-08 14:36
ERBIL — An improvised explosive device (IED) went off at a Kurdish farmer on Saturday in a village near Khanqin, Diyala province. A local security source told BasNews that the blast was in the agricultural lands around Yousif Beg village. The victim was ...

Reyes car travelling over 220km/h - police

BBC - 2019-06-05 01:46
Former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes was driving at more than 135mph (220kmph) when he died in a car crash on Saturday, Spanish police have said. ...
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