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U.S. cannot back Syrian Kurdish forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander

E-Kurd - 2019-02-18 16:29
BAGHDAD,— The United States will have to sever its military assistance to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battling Islamic State if the fighters partner with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or Russia, a senior U.S. general said on Sunday. ...

Two Explosions Rock Afrin in Northwest Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-18 11:21
ERBIL — Two explosions on Sunday rocked the Kurdish town of Afrin in northwest of Syria, leaving several injured. According to Sky News, the first blast was carried out via a car bomb targeting the Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, known as Sultan Murad milit ...

Turkey holds hundreds over alleged ties to Kurdish PKK militants

E-Kurd - 2019-02-17 19:54
ANKARA,— Hundreds of people are in custody Sunday in Turkey after police raids on the 20th anniversary of the capture of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, state media reported. Police detained 735 people accused of having links to or supporting Kurdish mil ...

Iraq's Fakih Fayadh Warns of IS Return as a Different Organization

BAS News - 2019-02-17 18:53
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) is attempting to reorganize itself and return in a different shape, the Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih Fayadh said on Sunday. The Iraqi official made the comment to a German magazine on the sidelines of the Munich Se ...

Two Iraqi Nationals Arrested in Turkey over Ties with IS

BAS News - 2019-02-17 18:21
ERBIL - A couple of Iraqi people have been arrested in Turkey for alleged links to the Islamic State (IS), state-run media said on Sunday. Anadolu Agency said in a report that two Iraqi men holding Dutch citizenships were arrested by the Turkish police i ...

IS Kills Five Iraqi Troops West of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-02-17 12:35
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) jihadists on Sunday morning killed at least five Iraqi soldiers in an area west of Kirkuk province. According to media reports, the militants attacked a military base of the Iraqi army near Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest ...

Iraqi Teachers Go on Nationwide Strike

BAS News - 2019-02-17 10:45
ERBIL — Thousands of Iraqi teachers launched a strike across the country to demand reforms in the sector of education as well as financial benefits for educators. The strike, which begins on Sunday, was at the request of Iraqi Teachers Union. Educational ...

Ministry of Interior approves legislation, confiscating unregistered firearm and handing them over to the Ministry of Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-16 06:01
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On Sunday, February 10th, 2019, the KRG Ministry of Interior approved legislation to confiscate weapons of any kinds and size that have not been legally registered. The legislation consists of six clarifying points, wh ...

Galatasaray to face Benfica in Europa League

Waar Media - 2019-02-13 09:43
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Galatasaray will face Portugal’s Benfica in the first leg game of the Round of 32 in UEFA Europa League on Thursday. The match will kick off 1755GMT in Turk Telekom Stadium in Istanbul. Benfica trashed Nacional on Sunday evening with ...

61st Grammy Awards Granted to Winners

Waar Media - 2019-02-13 09:43
WAAR_DUHOK One of the most significant events in music, the Grammy Awards were granted to their winners in a ceremony attended by celebrities in Los Angeles on Sunday. The ceremony for the 61st Grammy Awards was held in Staples Center, Los Angeles. Famou ...

US: Omar’s Tweet Shines Light on AIPAC Influence

Waar Media - 2019-02-13 09:43
WAAR_DUHOK When Rep. Ilhan Omar shot off a tweet Sunday, she, perhaps unwittingly, exposed not only the limits to which public officials should use the social media platform but the power of one of the most influential lobbying groups in Washington. The ...

German Migrant Rescue Ship Renamed in Honor of Alan Kurdi

BAS News - 2019-02-11 22:10
ERBIL - A German migrant rescue ship which operates in the Mediterranean was renamed on Sunday after Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian Kurdish refugee whose tragic death sparked global outrage in 2015. Abdullah Kurdi, the father of the young victim dec ...

Maduro Launches Large-Scale War Game Amid Crisis

Waar Media - 2019-02-11 14:37
WAAR_DUHOK Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launched what he described as the “most important” military drills in the history on Sunday amid an ongoing political crisis in the South American nation. The large-scale military exercise, which is being he ...

Syrian Kurdish fighters advance in clashes with Islamic State: official

E-Kurd - 2019-02-11 14:01
BEIRUT,— The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized ground from Islamic State in a fierce battle to capture its last enclave in eastern Syria, an SDF official said on Sunday. The SDF, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, began the ...

U.S. forces withdrawal from Syria likely to start in ‘weeks’, top general says

E-Kurd - 2019-02-11 14:01
WASHINGTON,— The United States is likely just weeks away from starting the withdrawal of ground troops from Syria ordered by President Donald Trump, the top U.S. commander overseeing American forces in the Middle East said on Sunday. U.S. Army General Jo ...

Erbil: Police Arrests Man for Harassing Women on Internet

BAS News - 2019-02-11 12:05
ERBIL — Police forces in Erbil arrested on Sunday a man after several women complained about his harassments via the internet. Deputy manager of Kurdistan Directorate of Combatting Violence Against Women, Ari Rafiq, said that several women were targeted ...

Two IS Suicide Bombers Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-02-11 10:58
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces killed on Sunday two Islamic State (IS) members wearing explosive vests while attempting to enter Ba’aj district near Mosul, security sources confirmed. Three others, including a woman, were captured before carrying out thei ...

Hunger strike in Kassel continues on day 14

ANF - 2019-02-11 09:36
On Sunday journalist Murat Çakır visited the hunger strikers to convey his solidarity. ...

Kirkuk: Armed Men in Military Uniforms Raid Kurdish Shop

BAS News - 2019-02-10 23:18
ERBIL - A number of armed men in military uniforms have raided a Kurdish civilian's shop in the disputed province of Kirkuk, a report said on Sunday. The incident took place in the neighborhood of Failaq where the unidentified gunmen raided a store askin ...

Three IS Suicide Bombers Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-02-10 23:18
ERBIL - The Iraqi tribal fighters on Sunday were able to kill three Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers before they could reach the security forces in the province of Mosul. According to Iraqi media reports, the insurgents were attempting to enter the tow ...

Iraq Halts Import of Poultry from India Due to Possible Bird Flu Outbreak

BAS News - 2019-02-10 22:16
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture has decided to ban the import of poultry and other kinds of bird products from India. The ministry explained in a statement on Sunday that the procedure is part of the country's efforts to prevent the spread of t ...

Some European Countries Temporarily Halt Immigrants Deportation

BAS News - 2019-02-10 20:31
ERBIL - Some European countries have temporarily halted the deportation of immigrants, a Kurdish official said on Sunday. "Holland, Norway, and Sweden have temporarily stopped deporting immigrants," Ari Jalal, head of Lutka Organization for IDP and Refug ...

Iraq to Deploy New Forces to Khanaqin: Official

BAS News - 2019-02-10 19:10
ERBIL - Iraq will deploy new forces to the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin next week, a Kurdish official said on Sunday. The head of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) branch in Khanaqin, Sheikh Ja'afar Mustafa, explained to BasNews that the new troops a ...

SDC to Resume Talks with Damascus Soon

BAS News - 2019-02-10 13:22
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) said on Sunday that it will soon resume the negotiations with the Syrian regime to determine the future of the territories it holds in north of the country. Azad Birazi, a member of the council, told BasNews th ...

KRG Takes Sweeping Gun-Control Measures

BAS News - 2019-02-10 13:22
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Interior has stepped up the efforts to end the widespread gun possession in the region. The ministry issued an order on Sunday (10th February) that enforces the measures to limit weapons to the authoriz ...

South Korea Signs Deal to Pay More for U.S.Troops After Trump Demand

Waar Media - 2019-02-10 09:13
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea’s contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for the South to pay more ...

Kurdistan Winter Festival Takes Place on Sunday

Gulan Media - 2019-02-09 19:07

Kurdistan Winter Festival Takes Place on Sunday

BAS News - 2019-02-09 12:33
ERBIL — The annual winter festival in Kurdistan Region is set for Sunday, 10 February. The festival, including skiing on Korek Mountain, is organized by Soran Directorate of Tourism. Head of the directorate told BasNews that over 30 tourism agencies from ...

Iraq, Peshmerga to start Kirkuk field surveys on Sunday

Rûdaw - 2019-02-08 22:53

Iraq Still Needs Foreign Forces to Battle Terror: Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2019-02-04 19:38
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi has said that his country is still in need of foreign forces in fighting terrorism, while his deputy, Hassan Kaabi said on Sunday that the Council of Representatives will work on a new law to end the s ...

Pentagon to send 3,750 troops to border with Mexico

Waar Media - 2019-02-04 17:09
WAAR_DUHOK Some 3,750 troops will be deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico, the Department of Defense said on Sunday. The troops will be sent to place barbed wire at key points of entry along the border in response to large migrant caravans that had be ...

Iraqi President to Trump: Don’t Overburden Iraq with Your Own Issues

BAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — The president of Iraq has responded to his US counterpart Donald Trump on his recent remarks about the US military presence in Iraq and its goal to watch Iran from the region. Trump said on Sunday that he will withdraw the troops from Syria, relo ...

Kurdish Porter Loses Leg in Landmine Explosion on Iran Border

BAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — A Kurdish porter was severely injured after stepping on a landmine while carrying goods over the border between Kurdistan Region and Iran overnight on Sunday. Ghafour Hamza Aziz, 47, lost a leg as the result of the explosion, according to Hangaw ...

US-led Coalition Strikes Regime Forces: Syria

Waar Media - 2019-02-04 14:13
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S.-led coalition combatting Daesh terrorists in Syria hit a regime post on Sunday and wounded two soldiers. Colonel Sean Ryan told the U.S. media that the coalition forces were fired by a regime post stationed in the western bank of the ...

Sulaimaniya: Flood Causes Nearly $10 Million in Damages in Three Months

BAS News - 2019-02-04 00:31
ERBIL - The damages of the last three months' flash floods have been estimated to nearly $10 million in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province, an official said on Sunday. "Over five huge and strategic bridges have been destroyed in different areas ...

Thousands protest in Istanbul in support for Kurdish hunger strikers

E-Kurd - 2019-02-03 22:40
ISTANBUL,— Thousands of protesters Sunday joined a rally in Istanbul called by a pro-Kurdish party to show support for hunger strikes against prison conditions of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. The protesters gathered at a square in Bakirkoy on the Euro ...

46700 students returned to their studying in Al-Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-02-03 22:35
Al-Tabqa_ On Sunday 3-2-2019, Al-Tabqa and its countryside’s students returned to their schools after the seasonal holiday that continued for 2 weeks. The returning process to the schools was coincided with the end of the educational training that teacher ...

Armed Men Attack Iranian Shi’ite Pilgrims in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-02-03 22:31
ERBIL - A number of armed men on Sunday attacked a bus carrying Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin. The incident occurred in the district of Balad in Salahaddin where the gunmen opened fire at the vehicle, targeting over ten Ira ...

Trump Says He Will Keep Forces in Iraq to Watch Iran

BAS News - 2019-02-03 18:02
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has said that he wish to keep his country's forces in Iraq so as to watch Iran. Trump made the remarks during an interview with CBS on Sunday, where he pointed out that part of the troops, who are going to withdraw from ...

Turkish FM to Visit Erbil in a Near Future

BAS News - 2019-02-03 17:22
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday that he would visit Kurdistan Region's capital city of Erbil in a near future. Cavusoglu explained that he will visit Iraqi capital Baghdad and Kurdistan Region for making preparations for ...

60 fighters joined the academy of martyr Lorans

SDF Press - 2019-02-03 16:44
The academy of martyr (Lorans), on Sunday, set up its 9th round, including 60 fighters, it was entitled the martyr (Syah Til Aran). However, fighters will receive political lessons and military trainings that will continue for 2 months. The ceremony start ...

PM Barzani Invites Greek Firms to Invest in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-02-03 14:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has encouraged Greek firms to visit the Kurdistan Region and enjoy potential economy to invest in. The topic was discussed on Sunday when Barzani received first consul general of Greece, Efthymios ...

[PICTURES]: Paving Vehicle Explodes in Sulaymaniyah, Wounds 8 People

BAS News - 2019-02-03 12:31
ERBIL — At least eight people were wounded after a paving vehicle belonging to Sulaymaniyah municipality exploded in the city on Sunday. A police source confirmed to BasNews that the explosion occurred as the result of malfunctioning in the vehicle’s com ...

Iraqi Novelist Killed after Criticizing Islamic Republic in Iran

BAS News - 2019-02-03 11:22
ERBIL — A well-known Iraqi novelist was gunned down outside his home in the southern province of Karbala on Sunday. Ala Mashzoub, 56, was shot dead by a group of armed men who reportedly fled the scene before police arrived, local sources were sighted in ...

Iraq Redeploys Military Forces in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2019-02-03 11:00
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi military forces on Sunday were redeployed in the northern Kirkuk province, according to an army officer. “The redeployment came shortly after the forces arrived in the area,” the officer told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity beca ...

Inida Train Derailment 2

Waar Media - 2019-02-03 11:00
WAAR_DUHOK Seven people were killed in eastern India on Sunday when a train derailed and jumped the tracks. A further 29 people were injured, two critically. The train was on its way to Delhi when the accident happened near Patna, capital of Bihar state. ...

Increasing Number of Deaths Among Kolbars During Winter

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-31 02:00
A group of kolbars was trapped in snow in the mountains of Hojra Faghihan of Baneh, on Sunday afternoon January 27. As a result, two kolbar died and there is no news on the fate of another kolbar. One kolbar was saved by the local people. “A group of Kolb ...

Cristiano Ronaldo News: Juventus Star Closes in on Messi, Beppe Signori goal-scoring Record

Waar Media - 2019-01-30 07:51
WAAR_DUHOK With his late goal against Lazio on Sunday, Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is now closer to breaking not one, but two incredible records held by Italian legend Beppe Signori and Barcelona ace Lionel Messi. Juventus travelled to the Stadio Oli ...

Yazidi leader Mir Tahsin Beg dies at 86 in Germany

E-Kurd - 2019-01-28 14:47
HANOVER,— The leader of the Yazidi (Ezidi) community, Mir Tahsin Said Ali Beg, died aged 86 in Germany, according to the Director-General for Yazidi affairs in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, Khairi Bozani, on Sunday. Bozani said in a post on his Facebook accou ...

US Warns Against any Threat to Diplomats in Venezuela

Waar Media - 2019-01-28 11:13
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. national security adviser on Sunday warned of a “significant response” to any threat against U.S. diplomats in Venezuela or the country’s self-declared president. “Any violence and intimidation against U.S. diplomatic personnel, Venez ...

Maduro calls on army to maintain ‘unity, discipline’

Waar Media - 2019-01-28 11:13
WAAR_DUHOK Venezuelan president on Sunday called on the country’s military to stay in “unity and discipline” against the “imperialist coup attempt.” Security forces have become increasingly loyal to Venezuela and its constitution despite several attempts ...

Death toll reaches 58 in Brazil dam collapse

Waar Media - 2019-01-28 11:13
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll of the collapsed tailings dam in Brazil mounted to 58, local media reported on Sunday. According to the Brazilian media reports, at least 305 others were announced missing following Friday’s deadly incident that took place in th ...

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Twin Bomb Attack on Philippine Church

Waar Media - 2019-01-28 11:13
WAAR_DUHOK ISIS terrorist organization claimed its responsibility for the bombing attacks on Philippine church on Sunday. The twin bomb attack killed at least 20 people and injured 111 others in a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippine. The ...

Girona 0-2 Barcelona: 5 Talking Points

Waar Media - 2019-01-28 09:05
WAAR_DUHOK Barcelona traveled to Girona for the Catalan Derby on Sunday. They came away with a 2-0 win but it was by no means an easy one. Nelson Semedo scored for Barcelona in the first ten minutes, popping up in the box to fire a powerful low drive. It ...

US Praises PM Barzani's Role in Progressing Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2019-01-27 23:07
ERBIL - The US has praised the role of Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in progressing the relations between Erbil and Baghdad US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran, Andrew Beck, visited PM Barzani on Sunday in the cap ...

Iraq Should Stop Relying on Iran Economically: UK Minister

BAS News - 2019-01-27 22:29
ERBIL - Iraq should stop relying on Iran economically and become an independent self-sufficient state, UK Minister of State for Middle East Alistair Burt argued on Sunday. Burt made the comment during an interview with Reuters at the British Embassy in B ...

Barzani, King of Jordan Discuss Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2019-01-27 21:11
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, was received by King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al- Hussein on Sunday evening, state media said. Barzani, who also serves as the president of the Kurdistan Demo ...

40 fighters joined the Martyr (Botan Turkmany) academy.

SDF Press - 2019-01-27 20:09
The academy of martyr (Botan Turkmany), on Sunday, set up a new department of sweeping, entitled the martyr (Qorti Hamrat) where it included 40 fighters. The ceremony started with standing a silent minute for martyrs’ soul, then it was followed by militar ...

Barzani Visits Jordan on Official Invitation

BAS News - 2019-01-27 18:37
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, arrived in Jordan on Sunday on an official invitation by King Abdullah II bin Al- Hussein. Barzani, who is also the president of the ruling Kurdistan Democrati ...

Iraq to summon Turkey envoy over death of Kurdish protester

E-Kurd - 2019-01-27 14:47
BAGHDAD,— Iraq on Sunday said it would summon the Turkish ambassador over the death of a Kurdish protester after Turkish troops opened fire on demonstrators in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. On Saturday night, Kurdish protesters stormed a Turkish army position ...

Twin Blasts Kill 4 Iraqi Police Officers in Salahaddin Province

BAS News - 2019-01-27 12:39
ERBIL — At least four Iraqi police officers were killed on Sunday in two separate bombings around Shirqat district of Salahaddin province, a security source confirmed. The first blast occurred near Khanuka village in south of Shirqat, killing two police ...

[PICTURES]: Couple Assassinated in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-01-27 10:55
ERBIL — A group of armed men on Sunday gunned down a man and his wife in a village in the suburb of Mosul, north of Iraq. According to a security source cited by Somariya News, the couple was killed in their home in al-Nidas village. The assailants, who ...

Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Visits London

BAS News - 2019-01-27 09:54
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi is heading to London on Sunday for a series of talks. According to Iraqi media reports, Halbousi, accompanied by 25 other lawmakers, is visiting the UK at the invitation of parliament. Unconfirmed rep ...

France’s Macron to visit Egypt on Sunday

Waar Media - 2019-01-24 14:20
French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Egypt for the first time since taking office on Sunday, according to Egypt’s official MENA news agency. “While in Egypt, Macron hopes to discuss ways of enhancing cooperation between the two countries, especial ...

John Bolton: US troops will not leave Syria until safety of Kurds is assured

The Kurdish Project - 2019-01-24 11:36
John Bolton, the US National Security adviser, said on Sunday that American soldiers would not leave Syria until there was an assurance from Turkey that Kurds in the north of the country would be safe. The post John Bolton: US troops will not leave Syria ...

Thousands to run at NYC Marathon on Sunday, days after terror attack

France24 - 2019-01-23 22:59

Pence: Trump feels optimistic about his next meeting with Kim Jong-un

Waar Media - 2019-01-21 14:56
“US President Donald Trump feels optimistic about his next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and he expects real progress on denuclearization,” said US Vice President Michael Richard Pence on Sunday. “We will be laying out our expectation for ...

Barcelona Transfer News: Premier League interest in star midfielder, mystery striker being eyed up and other stories — January 21th, 2019

Waar Media - 2019-01-21 14:56
Barcelona is still on top of La Liga after a labored 3-1 win over Leganes on Sunday evening. However, the tone of the performance left much to be desired. It took bringing in Lionel Messi to seal the victory for the Blaugrana. Manager Ernesto Valverde wi ...

Japan: World’s Oldest Man Dies at Age 113

Waar Media - 2019-01-21 11:06
The world’s oldest man, Masazo Nonaka, died in Japan at age 113 on Sunday, local media reports said. The Guinness World Records had certified that Nonaka, born in 1905, was the world’s oldest man living, the Japan Today newspaper reported on Monday. Erik ...

Arab Economic Summit Concludes in Beirut

Waar Media - 2019-01-21 11:06
An economic development summit held in Lebanese capital Beirut concluded on Sunday. Organized by the Arab League, the 4th Arab Economic and Social Development Summit is attended by only three Arab leaders; the Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Qatar’s Shei ...

Iraq Hopes to Fight IS Ideology with More Policewomen on Mosul Streets

BAS News - 2019-01-21 10:25
ERBIL — Iraq’s Defense Ministry revealed on Sunday that it will train more women to join the police forces in Mosul and encounter the strict ideology of the Islamic State (IS). In an official statement, the ministry revealed that 25 more women are being ...

Father, 3-year-old Son Killed in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-01-21 09:28
ERBIL — Armed men gunned down a man and his young child overnight on Sunday in Hajiawa district, Sulaymaniyah province. Police confirmed that both victims were killed with multiple bullet rounds. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the inci ...

Curtain rising Sunday night on total lunar eclipse | KECI

Nbcmontana - 2019-01-21 00:04

IS Insurgents Kill Two Iraqi Policemen in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-01-20 22:08
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) insurgents attacked a checkpoint of the Iraqi Federal Police forces in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin on Sunday night where they killed a couple of policemen. Iraqi media reports, citing local sources, said that the jiha ...

Turkey to Launch Anti-YPG Operation in Syria at Right Time: Minister

BAS News - 2019-01-20 21:42
ERBIL - Turkey will launch its military operation against the Kurdish forces in Syria "when the right time comes," Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Sunday. "The operations in Manbij and east of the Euphrates will start when the right time comes," Aka ...

Barzani, KIU Leader Discuss Politics Across Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-20 19:28
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Sunday the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) Secretary General Salahaddin Bahadin to discuss the latest political developments across Iraq. Ac ...

French Minister Says US Values Significance of Protecting Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-01-20 19:28
ERBIL - The US is well aware of the significance of protecting its Kurdish allies in Syria even as Washington pulls its troops out of the country, said French Defence Minister Florence Parly on Sunday. "This question about the necessity to protect them h ...

One More Young Yezidi Woman Freed from IS

BAS News - 2019-01-20 18:03
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region's office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs said on Sunday that it has liberated another Yezidi young woman from the Islamic State (IS) captivity in Syria, explaining that she is the 13th freed since the start of the new year. Talking ...

Salahaddin: Three More IS Tunnels Destroyed

BAS News - 2019-01-20 18:03
ERBIL - At least three tunnels belonging to the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) have been destroyed in the province of Salahaddin, Iraqi military announced on Sunday. The spokesperson for the media center Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool was quoted by Alghad ...

Turkish Jets Shell Kurdistan Borders

BAS News - 2019-01-20 17:15
ERBIL - Turkish warplanes shelled on Sunday evening the border areas of the Kurdistan Region, allegedly targeting the positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the territories, an official said. Head of Sidakan administration, Ihsan Chalabi, tol ...

Syria Thwarts Israeli Airstrike: Report

BAS News - 2019-01-20 14:31
ERBIL — Syrian air defense on Sunday repelled an alleged Israeli attack in the south of the country, state-run Syrian Arab News Agency claimed. “Our air defense systems thwarted ... an Israeli air aggression ... and prevented it from achieving any of its ...

Tight security ahead of Arab summit in Beirut

Waar Media - 2019-01-20 11:50
The Lebanese army beefed up security around Beirut on Sunday ahead of the fourth Arab Economic and Social Development Summit. Soldiers could be seen around the summit venue before the arrival of regional leaders. The meeting of Arab ministers has been ov ...

2 Civilians Were Killed in Afrin, Syria Bomb Attack

Waar Media - 2019-01-20 11:50
Two civilians were killed and eight injured on Sunday in a bomb attack in the northern Syrian town of Afrin. One of the bombs, targeting a bus, killed two civilians and injured eight. The other was planted along a busy street in a garbage dumpster, but h ...

Arab economic summit opens in Beirut

Waar Media - 2019-01-20 11:50
WAAR_DUHOK An economic development summit kicked off in Lebanese capital Beirut on Sunday. Organized by the Arab League, the summit is attended by only three Arab leaders; Lebanon’s Michel Aoun, Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Mohamed Ould Ab ...

Twin Blasts in Afrin Left Several People Killed, Injured

BAS News - 2019-01-20 10:37
ERBIL — Two explosions hit the center of Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin on Sunday, reportedly leaving several people killed or injured. Details to follow… ...

Iraqi PM Visits Protest-hit Basra

BAS News - 2019-01-20 10:37
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi arrived in the southern province of Basra on Sunday to discuss the situation as protests are ongoing for six months. People in Basra first took to the streets in July 2018 to demand improved public services, ...

Explosion Heard in Damascus

BAS News - 2019-01-20 09:18
ERBIL — An explosion hit a highway in the Syrian capital on Sunday, state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) confirmed. The explosion reportedly occurred in areas south of Damascus. SANA said initial reports had indicated of a “terrorist attack”. No furt ...

Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing

BBC - 2019-01-15 01:24
Thousands are attending vigils for Pawel Adamowicz, who was attacked at a charity event on Sunday. ...

Trump, Erdogan Discuss Syria by Phone

BAS News - 2019-01-14 20:19
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call on Monday evening to discuss the latest developments on their policies in Syria. Earlier on Sunday, Trump warned Turkey not to attack the Syrian Kurdish ...

Iran FM Mohammad Javad Zarif Ensured his Support for Iraqi Government

Waar Media - 2019-01-14 16:29
Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif; headed a high-ranking politico-economic delegation arrived in Baghdad on Sunday. Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Iraqi PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi and his Iraqi counterpart Mohammad Ali Alhakim yesterday, and it is expec ...

Trump Warns Turkey Not to Attack Kurds in Syria

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-01-14 13:37
President Trump vowed on Sunday to devastate Turkey’s economy if it targets Kurdish populations in northern Syria as the U.S. withdraws its forces, and called for a 20-mile safe zone between the Turkish border and U.S.-allied fighters. ...

Four Kurdish Porters Wounded by Iranian Forces

BAS News - 2019-01-14 10:07
ERBIL — Iranian border guards on Sunday opened fire are Kurdish porters in two separate incidents on the border between Iranian Kurdistan and Kurdistan Region, wounding at least four people. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights confirmed the report and s ...

Trump Warns Turkey of Economic Devastation If It Attacks Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-01-14 09:22
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump has warned that he would devastate Turkey economically if it attacks the US allies in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). “[We] will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. He signaled of creati ...

Barcelona 3-0 Eibar: 5 Hits and Flops | LaLiga 2018-19

Waar Media - 2019-01-14 09:02
Barcelona remains five points clear at the top of LaLiga, after a comfortable 3-0 win over Eibar on Sunday evening. Luis Suárez‘s brace, as well as a landmark goal for Lionel Messi, ensured Ernesto Valverde’s side eased to victory over Eibar. After their ...

Two More Yezidi Families Rescued from IS

BAS News - 2019-01-13 22:44
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region's office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs said on Sunday that it has rescued a couple of Yezidi families from the Islamic State (IS) captivity. Hussein Qaidi, the head of the office, explained in a statement that the first family in ...

IS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi in Western Kirkuk, Kills One

BAS News - 2019-01-13 22:22
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents attacked on Sunday a military base of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in the district of Dibiz of western Kirkuk province, killing one. Kurdistan 24 cited its correspondent in the area as explaining that ...

55 trainees joined the Martyr (Znar) course in the Martyr (Syamed) academy.

SDF Press - 2019-01-13 22:03
News center_ on Sunday, the academy of Martyr Syamed started its 7th round for the military disciplinary course, where, it included 55 members , titled the (martyr Znar), however it will continue for 2 months where the members will receive political and c ...

SDF Says British Journalist John Cantlie Could Still be Alive

BAS News - 2019-01-13 22:00
ERBIL - British journalist John Cantlie, who was abducted by the insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) in late 2012, could still be alive in Syria, said an official of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday. Earlier in July 2017, Cantlie was announc ...

Iraqi Court Sentences Seven People to Death on Terror Charges

BAS News - 2019-01-13 21:46
ERBIL - A court in the Iraqi province of Dhi Qar sentenced on Sunday seven people to death after they were found guilty of committing terrorist activities against the security forces and civilians in the country. The sentences were issued by the Criminal ...

Syrian government seeks ‘intensified’ talks with Kurds: official

E-Kurd - 2019-01-13 19:21
DAMASCUS,— The Syrian government hopes dialogue with Syrian Kurdish groups will intensify, a minister said on Sunday, signaling support for talks the Kurds hope will lead to a political deal between two of the main players in the multi-sided war. The Kur ...
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