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Commemoration for murdered Kurdish journalist prevented in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-19 21:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The family of murdered Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein Ali on Sunday has accused the Sulaimani Asayish security of preventing them from holding a ceremony commemorating his memory and honoring his work, NRT TV report ...

British-Iranian Kurdish academic Kameel Ahmady arrested in Tehran

E-Kurd - 2019-08-16 10:52
TEHRAN,— Kameel Ahmady, a British-Kurdish academic originally from the city of Mahabad in Iranian Kurdistan was arrested on Sunday in Tehran, according to his wife and human rights activists. Ahmady, a British-Iranian dual national and social anthropolog ...

Iran: A British – Iranian Researcher Arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-15 02:01
Kameel Ahmady, Iranian Kurdish author and social researcher, was arrested by security forces in Tehran on Sunday, August 10. His home and car were searched by security guards in three occasions on… The post Iran: A British – Iranian Researcher Arrested a ...

Islamic State says will step up fight against Syrian Kurds, coalition

E-Kurd - 2019-08-12 11:25
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State group vowed to intensify its fight against the US-led coalition and Kurds in eastern Syria, in a video posted Sunday on its Telegram channel. “The fire of the battle between us and them has been reignited and will intensify,” t ...

Iran thinks it can do what it wants now

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-06 19:17
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Iran said that it seized another ship on Sunday – an oil tanker it accused of smuggling oil from Iraq. Tehran has also mocked America’s attempt […] ...

Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan warn of Turkish attack despite U.S. mediation

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A top Kurdish political official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday warned neighbouring Turkey would attack at the first chance it got, despite US efforts to prevent a cross-border incursion. On Sunday, Tu ...

Turkey will carry out operation in Kurdish northern Syria: Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-04 20:58
ISTANBUL,— Turkey will carry out an operation east of the Euphrates river in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, in an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. Turkey has been running out of pa ...

Third motorbike bomb attack in Heseke

ANF - 2019-08-04 16:35
A third explosive loaded on a motorbike was detonated in Heseke on Sunday. ...

DTK, HDK, HDP to announce "important" decisions today

ANF - 2019-08-04 08:11
The DTK, HDK, HDP and all its components as well as the co-mayors, will make a statement containing “important messages on Sunday. ...

Arrest warrant issued for New Generation leader Shaswar Abdulwahid in fraud case

E-Kurd - 2019-07-29 14:56
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A court in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan issued an arrest order for New Generation President and businessman Shaswar Abdulwahid late on Sunday in connection with a fraud lawsuit. Multiple shareholders of Chavi Lan ...

Earthquake-Stricken People of Sarpol-e Zahab Refuse to Excavate Emergency Shelters

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-24 02:00
On Sunday, July 21, 2019, a group of Earthquake Stricken people held a protest gathering at the entrance and outskirts of the city of Sarpol-e Zahab in response to water and electricity… ...

Safeen Dizayee takes office as the New Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations

KRG-Spain - 2019-07-24 00:00
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – In a meeting with the senior Kurdistan Regional Government officials at the KRG Department of Foreign Relations on Sunday 21 July, Minister Safeen Dizayee assumed office as the new Head of the KRG Department o ...

Wave of jihadist attacks hit Somalia

ANF - 2019-07-23 09:42
An explosion of a car bomb on the road to the Somali capital airport, Mogadishu, on Sunday was the latests in a wave of jihadist attacks. ...

Hong Kong in shock after masked men attacked demonstrators

ANF - 2019-07-22 09:26
Hong Kong is in shock after a night of violence on Sunday. Dozens of masked men stormed a train station and attack pro-democracy protesters and passersby in the district of Yuen Long. ...

Approval of the project of rehabilitating drinking water pumping stations in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-07-21 23:07
Tabqa- In coordination with the Local Administrative Committee, the Environment and the People’s Municipality and the Water Foundation the executive council of Tabqa, organized a celebration on Sunday to mark the opening of the water project entitled “Reh ...

The tree pruning campaign began in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-07-21 23:07
Raqqa – The Department of Parks and afforestation of the People’s Municipality in Raqqa launched on Sunday a campaign of pruning of trees distributed in the main roads, streets, and gardens in the city, in order to improve the aesthetic view of the city. ...

Dr. Farhad Pirbal detained on suspicion of burning down library in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2019-07-14 16:30
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Salahaddin university professor Dr. Farhad Pirbal was detained in Erbil on Sunday on suspicion of setting fire to a library. The police had arrested Pirbal at his place of work in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Er ...

All set for the 'Big Jump' in Hasankeyf

ANF - 2019-07-12 13:03
On Sunday 14 July the announced "Big Jump" promoted by Keep Hasankeyf Alive will take place in the 12,000 years old site. ...

PM-elect Masrour Barzani assures Turkmen, Christians will have ministers in new cabinet

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 12:36
PM-elect Masrour Barzani met with Turkmen and Christian parties on Sunday to discuss ministerial positions in the upcoming cabinet ...

World Bank to lend $200M to Iraq for Electricity Improvement

BAS News - 2019-07-08 01:29
ERBIL - The World Bank will lend a total of $200 million to Iraq in order for the country to upgrade its electricity grid, the Iraqi Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Sunday. According to the agreement, which was signed by Finance Minister Fuad ...

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) ...

Pompeo Warns Iran of Fresh Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-07-07 22:57
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Iran of "further isolation and sanctions," following Tehran's attempt to begin the enrichment of uranium "at any level". Pompeo's warnings came after the Iranian authorities said on Sunday that Tehran ...

Six IS Members Killed, Captured in Baghdad, Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-07-07 22:57
ERBIL - At least six members of the Islamic State (IS) were either killed or captured in the Iraqi provinces of Baghdad and Nineveh on Sunday. The Iraqi forces killed a couple of IS militants during an operation in the neighborhood of al-Ghazaliya, weste ...

Greek right wing party set to win elections

ANF - 2019-07-07 21:59
Greece’s opposition conservatives were on track to return to power by a landslide on Sunday, early results showed. ...

Installation of a new bridge linking a Tal Abyad with Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-07-07 20:10
Raqqa – The military construction office of the SDF began on Sunday to rehabilitate and install a new bridge linking the city of Tal Abyad with Raqqa. This project is implemented with the support of the international coalition forces. The first stages of ...

Gorran Officially Submits List of Nominees for New KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-07-07 20:05
ERBIL — Change Movement (Gorran) officially submitted on Sunday the finalized list of its candidates for the next cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). According to media reports confirmed by Gorran, the party has sent the list if future minist ...

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 ...

France’s Macron Condemns Iran’s Decision to Increase Uranium Enrichment

BAS News - 2019-07-07 13:37
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron condemned on Sunday Iran’s announcement of enriching uranium beyond the limits set at the 2015 Nuclear Deal. Macron said the move was a “violation” of the agreement, which is also signed by France and other key US ...

Turkey Claims Killing a Senior PKK Member

BAS News - 2019-07-07 13:37
ERBIL — Turkey claimed on Sunday it had killed Diyar Gharip Muhammad, a senior member of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the party’s base in Mount Qandil. Muhammad was serving as a senior member of PKK’s presidential and executive council. State-run An ...

Iran to further scale back commitment on nuclear deal

ANF - 2019-07-07 10:26
Iran said on Sunday it would further scale back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal. ...

IS Kills, Wounds 11 Syrian Regime Troops

BAS News - 2019-07-02 01:19
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group has killed or wounded 11 troops of the Syrian regime, an activist revealed. Activist Abdul Aziz al-Naser said that the regime forces had clashed with the extremists in a Syrian desert on Sunday, and that they ...

Iraqi court acquits former head of Kirkuk Council Rebwar Talabani

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 21:43
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s federal court acquitted the former head of the Kirkuk Provincial Council, Rebwar Talabani, reversing a six-month prison sentence issued against him earlier in December, Talabani announced on Sunday. Talabani said on Monday that corruptio ...

PKK says Iraqi Kurdistan gov’t statement will pave way for legitimizing Turkish attacks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 17:36
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— The political wing of Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, the Kurdistan Communities Union KCK, said in a statement on Sunday that Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) response to last week’s deadly Turkish airstrikes would pave the wa ...

US Airstrike Targets al-Qaeda in Syria

BAS News - 2019-07-01 15:49
ERBIL — The United States said on Sunday its warplanes in the Middle East targeted a military training facility belonging to al-Qaeda in Syria’s northwestern province of Aleppo. “U.S. Forces conducted a strike against al-Qaida in Syria (AQ-S) leadership ...

Turkey to continue anti-PKK operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: foreign ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 12:28
ANKARA,— Turkey will continue cross-border operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Sunday, one day after Iraq called on Ankara to halt strikes in the border areas. Turkey resolutely continues cr ...

Thousands marched in Sudan

ANF - 2019-07-01 09:45
Thousands of protesters marched toward Sudan’s defense ministry on Sunday demanding the ruling military hand over power to civilians. ...

Bomb Explosion Rocks Baghdad, Injures Two

BAS News - 2019-07-01 02:07
ERBIL - A bomb explosion rocked the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday, resulting in the wounding of two civilians, a security source said. The incident, according to the source, occurred near a gathering of civilians in the area of Jaguk, northern Baghd ...

Two IS Jihadists Killed on Iraqi-Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2019-06-30 23:48
ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State (IS) jihadists were killed on Sunday on the borders between Iraq and Syria. The two were targeted by the forces of the Defense Ministry during a military operation in the region. The ministry explained in a statement tha ...

Iraqi Forces Discover and Destroy IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-30 14:28
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police discovered several secret locations used by Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells near Riyadh district, west of Kirkuk province. The Iraqi forces raided the hideouts on Sunday and destroyed the location after seizing different mat ...

Kurdish Head of Kirkuk Provincial Council Acquitted by Baghdad Court

BAS News - 2019-06-30 13:52
ERBIL — Iraqi Federal Court decided on Sunday to acquit Kurdish politician and the head of Kirkuk provincial council, Rebwar Talabani, from charges related to misuse of power and corruption. Talabani was accused by the Baghdad-appointed acting governor o ...

Kurdistan Parliament Extends Spring Session for 15 Days

BAS News - 2019-06-30 10:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament convened on Sunday and voted to postpone its current spring session for another 15 days. The proposal, made by the speaker of the parliament, received 84. According to the Parliament bylaw, the legislative has the powe ...

Iraqi Parliamentary Committee to Meet over New PKK Group in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-06-29 15:40
ERBIL — Committee of defense and security affairs at the Iraqi parliament is set meet on Sunday and discuss the reports claiming the establishment of a new armed group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Earlier on Tuesday, PKK-affiliated media ...

Zilan and Anna Women's Festival kicks off in London

ANF - 2019-06-29 11:27
The 16th annual Zilan Women's Festival, held traditionally in London, will begin today and will end on Sunday. ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Delay Recess

BAS News - 2019-06-27 14:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament has invited lawmakers to an ordinary session next Sunday to vote on a delay to its summer recess. According to the parliament bylaw, the summer recess begins on 1st July and lasts for 60 days every year. However, this ...

IS Threatens to Burn Australian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-06-27 00:56
ERBIL - The jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) have threatened to burn Australian women and children at a Syrian refugee camp in retaliation to a secret evacuation of eight orphans. The orphans were transferred on Sunday by the Australian government fro ...

Pompeo on urgent MidEast consultation tour against Iran

Waar Media - 2019-06-24 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he is leaving for Middle East to meet allies in the region to form a “global coalition” against Iran. Pompeo’s visit comes only days after U.S. and Iran came to the brink of war last week after I ...

Adel Abdul Mahdi handed the names of candidates for parliament

Waar Media - 2019-06-24 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK A MP for the Fatah Alliance Haneen Qado, on Sunday, that Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sent the names of the candidates of the four remaining ministries to the presidency of the House of Representatives, on Monday’s meeting will continue all ...

Denmark takes back child of Danish ISIS member

Rûdaw - 2019-06-24 00:26
Danish Director of Consular Affairs met with Kurdish Authority in northern Syria on Sunday to repatriate child ...

Turkey’s opposition wins rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election

E-Kurd - 2019-06-24 00:23
ISTANBUL,— The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party’s 25-year hold on Turkey’s biggest city ...

Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Hits Kurdistan Borders

BAS News - 2019-06-23 23:45
ERBIL - A strong earthquake hit the Kurdistan Region on Sunday evening with no casualties reported yet. The epicenter of the quake, measured at 4.6 on Richter scale, was on the borders between the Kurdistan Region and Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat). Howeve ...

Houthis' Attack on Saudi Airport Kills One, Wounds Seven

BAS News - 2019-06-23 23:45
ERBIL - Attacks carried out by Yemen's Houthi movement on a Saudi airport on Sunday resulted in the killing of one person, while seven more were injured. The attacks targeted Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia, Reuters cited a statement by th ...

CHP's Candidate Wins Local Elections in Istanbul

BAS News - 2019-06-23 22:49
ERBIL - The Turkey's Supreme Election Council announced on Sunday the first preliminary result, according to which, the opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) Ekrem Imamoglu is leading with 53.86%, and AK Party Candidate Binali Yildirim with 45.23% ...

Erdogan Congratulates CHP's Candidate on Winning Istanbul Election

BAS News - 2019-06-23 22:49
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated the opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) Ekrem Imamoglu who won the local elections in Istanbul on Sunday, defeating AK Party Candidate Binali Yildirim. "I congratulate Ekrem Imamog ...

Salahaddin: Three IS Members Captured, Plot Foiled

BAS News - 2019-06-23 22:49
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces managed on Sunday to capture three Islamic State (IS) militants in the province of Salahaddin while a plot by the jihadist group was foiled. The security media cell said in a statement that the trio was wanted by the Ira ...

Kurdistan to Develop Investment Ties with US: Leader

BAS News - 2019-06-23 22:49
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani said on Sunday that the autonomous region will work on further strengthening the investment ties between Erbil and Washington. Barzani made the remarks during a speech after signing a memorandum of und ...

Kurdistan PM-Designate, British Parliamentary Group Discuss Improving Investment

BAS News - 2019-06-23 14:17
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council and the Prime Minister-designate, Masrour Barzani, received on Sunday a delegation from the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in Kurdistan to discuss further fostering ties between Erbil and L ...

Gorran Almost Ready with List of Candidates for KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-23 14:17
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is just about to finalize the list of its candidates for ministerial posts in the next Kurdistan Regional Cabinet. Kamil Qader, a senior member of the party, told BasNews on Sunday that Gorran will most likely submit ...

Voting begins in Turkey’s re-do Istanbul elections

Waar Media - 2019-06-23 14:00
WAAR_DUHOK Polling started on Sunday for Turkey’s re-run local elections to elect a new mayor for Istanbul. Voting started at 8.00 a.m local time (0500GMT) and will continue through 5.00 p.m. local time (1400GMT) in 31,342 ballot boxes across 39 district ...

Millions of Istanbul residents began voting in re-run of mayoral election

E-Kurd - 2019-06-23 13:30
ISTANBUL,— Millions of Istanbul residents began voting on Sunday in a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan’s policies and a test of Turkey’s ailing democracy. In the initial March 31 vote, the opposition R ...

Conflict in Region Could Go Out of Control: Iranian Commander

BAS News - 2019-06-23 11:12
ERBIL — Any conflict in the Gulf region could spread and go out of control, said an Iranian senior military commander on Sunday. “If a conflict breaks out in the region, no country would be able to manage its scope and timing,” Iranian Fars News quoted M ...

Will the HDP take the third path or the “strategic” one?

Rûdaw - 2019-06-22 20:33
Abdullah Ocalan calls on the HDP to choose a "third way" rather than siding with either of the candidates in Sunday's repeat election for Istanbul mayor ...

British Minister to Visit Tehran Amid Iran-US Tensions

BAS News - 2019-06-22 14:22
ERBIL — UK Minister of State for the Middle East and International Development, Andrew Murrison, will visit Tehran on Sunday amid heightening tensions between Iran and US. The Foreign Office said Murrison will conduct “frank and constructive” talks with ...

Ocalan Calls for HDP Impartiality in Istanbul Election

BAS News - 2019-06-20 22:50
ERBIL - The jailed leader of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan has called on the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to stay impartial in the upcoming local elections in Istanbul on Sunday, state media claimed on Thursday evening. An ...

Call to join the “big dip” for Hasankeyf on 14 July

ANF - 2019-06-20 10:08
On the second Sunday of July each year, people in Europe and beyond join the “big dip” into rivers and lakes as part of a campaign for the conservation and renaturation of our freshwater ecosystems. ...

Popular demonstrations continue in Hong Kong

ANF - 2019-06-18 08:48
Demonstrations continue after more than two million people participated in the demonstration held on Sunday in the main streets of the Chinese city of Hong Kong. ...

Football: Juventus appoints Sarri as new coach

Waar Media - 2019-06-17 13:25
WAAR_DUHOK Italian football powerhouse Juventus has hired Maurizio Sarri as their new coach, the club said on Sunday. Juventus stated on its website that Sarri, 60, was hired as coach under a three-year deal running through June 30, 2022. “And now the ad ...

Uruguay thrash Ecuador 4-0 in Copa America

Waar Media - 2019-06-17 13:25
WAAR_DUHOK Uruguay beat Ecuador 4-0 in Copa America group match on Sunday. Uruguay took an early lead in the Group C match in Brazil’s Belo Horizonte, as midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro put the ball into Ecuador net in the penalty box. In the 24th minute of t ...

The Kurdish-German Friendship Association held its Congress

ANF - 2019-06-17 09:57
The Neu-Münster Kurdish-German Friendship Association held its Congress on Sunday. ...

US Doesn't Seek War with Iran: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-06-17 01:41
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Washington is not seeking war against Tehran. His comments came while the US has already accused Iran of carrying out attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. "President Tru ...

Kurdish Security Forces Seize Nearly 50kg of Heroin

BAS News - 2019-06-17 01:08
ERBIL - The general directorate of Erbil security announced on Sunday night the seizure of nearly 50 kilograms of heroin on Kurdistan Region borders with Iran. According to a statement by the directorate, a copy of which was shared with BasNews, the forc ...

Turkey: Over 500 Immigrants Arrested in Three Days Alone

BAS News - 2019-06-17 00:27
ERBIL - In the past three days only, over 500 immigrants, including Iraqi nationals, have been arrested while attempting to reach Greece through Turkey, the Iraqi Migration Federation representative in Istanbul said on Sunday. Talking to BasNews, the Ira ...

IS Militants' Plot to Sneak into Salahaddin Foiled

BAS News - 2019-06-16 22:49
ERBIL - A plot by the Islamic State (IS) militants to infiltrate into the Iraqi province of Salahaddin was foiled by the pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias on Sunday. The jihadists had attempted to sneak into the city of al-Madarat, in Samarra, but they were t ...

Iraq's Hikma Party Decides to Join Opposition

BAS News - 2019-06-16 22:49
ERBIL - Iraqi Hikma Party, led by Ammar al-Hakim, announced on Sunday evening that it has decided to be an opposition in the next government, pointing out that all its members are on the same page in this regard. The announcement was made after an intern ...

Kurdistan President Receives Former Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim

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

PM-Designate Masrour Barzani Kicks Off Government-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-06-16 11:51
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani began the talks over the next cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday. For his first meeting, Barzani visited the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo to discuss the ...

German FM travels to Tehran, aims to de-escalate US-Iran tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-06-10 09:33
Foreign Ministers Heiko Mass and Javad Zarif meet in Iran on Sunday. ...

Nineveh: Seven IS Tunnels Destroyed

BAS News - 2019-06-09 23:09
ERBIL - At least seven tunnels belonging to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group were destroyed on Sunday in the Iraqi province of Nineveh. The tunnel were destroyed during a military operation carried out by the Iraqi security forces in the town of Sha ...

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

Gulan Media - 2019-06-09 01:01

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

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

Football: Turkey beat Uzbekistan 2-0 in friendly

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey defeated Uzbekistan 2-0 on Sunday evening in a friendly fixture, thanks to a brace by Zeki Celik. The match in Alanya Bahcesehir Stadium saw Turkey go up in the 17th minute, when defender Zeki Celik’s header found the net. In the second ...

NBA Finals: Warriors tie series with Raptors

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK The Golden State Warriors managed to overcome double-digit deficit, injuries and defeat the Toronto Raptors on Sunday evening to tie the NBA Finals series at one-a-piece. The Warriors defeated the Raptors 109-104, behind a big third quarter ru ...

Trump tells Syrian regime, allies to end Idlib attacks

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK The Syrian regime and its principal allies — Russia and Iran — should immediately halt their offensive on an opposition-held province in northwestern Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday. “Hearing word that Russia, Syria and, to a le ...

Iran rules out talks unless US ‘changes behaviour’

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK Iran on Sunday ruled out talks with Washington unless it changes its general behavior, after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington was ready to negotiate with Iran with “no pre-conditions”. “The Islamic Republic of Iran ignores w ...

Iraq court sentences two more French Islamic State fighters to death, 9 so far

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 20:51
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court sentenced two French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of being members of ISIS, a prosecutor told Reuters. Iraq is conducting trials of thousands of suspected ISIS fighters, including hundreds of foreigners, with ...

Full text of KDP, PUK political agreement 2019, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 20:51
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Sunday has released the text of its agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Iraqi Kurdistan. The KDP said the PUK had not committed to the political agreemen ...

WATCH: Kurdish Special Forces Rescue Indian National Taken Hostage in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-02 17:44
ERBIL — Erbil Directorate of Security Affairs announced on Sunday the rescue of an Indian national who was taken hostage by a group of gangs in Erbil. Nisara Ahmed Ghafour, who runs a family business in Erbil, was kidnapped last Tuesday in Ainkawa distri ...

Clashes erupt at Al-Aqsa compound after settler tour

Waar Media - 2019-06-02 16:17
WAAR_DUHOK Clashes erupted between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli forces at East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday during a settler tour at the flashpoint site, according to the Jerusalem Waqf (religious endowments) Agency. In a statemen ...

Iraq says ExxonMobil to resume operations in Basra

Waar Media - 2019-06-02 16:17
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. oil company ExxonMobil will resume operations in Iraq’s southern Basra province on Sunday, the government-owned Basra Oil Company announced Saturday. The move comes less than a month after the energy giant evacuated around 30 employees fr ...

Israeli Airstrike Kills Three Syrian Soldiers

BAS News - 2019-06-02 15:33
ERBIL — Israeli aircrafts targeted Syrian positions on Sunday after rockets were fired at Golan Heights, killing at least three Syrian soldiers. According to Israel’s military, Syrian artillery and aerial defence batteries near Damascus were targeted. It ...

Iraq Sentences Two More French IS Members to Death

BAS News - 2019-06-02 15:33
ERBIL — An Iraqi court has sentenced two more French nationals to death after finding them guilty for involvement in Islamic State (IS) crimes, Reuters cited a prosecutor on Sunday. Iraq previously gave death penalties tow seven other French men for memb ...

Exxon foreign staff to return to Iraqi oilfield with extra security: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-06-01 09:40
BASRA, Iraq,— Exxon Mobil employees will start returning to Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield on Sunday after the company received assurances from Iraqi officials that its staff would receive extra security, two Iraqi officials told Reuters on Friday. The fir ...

ExxonMobil to Return Foreign Staff to Iraq Soon

BAS News - 2019-05-31 23:26
ERBIL - ExxonMobil has decided to return its foreign staff to Iraq's southern West Qurna 1 oilfield on upcoming Sunday as the government agreed to provide additional security, senior Iraqi oil officials were quoted as saying. Earlier the month, the oil c ...

Iraq Sentences Seven French IS Members to Death in Four Days

BAS News - 2019-05-29 23:29
ERBIL - Iraq has sentenced a total of seven French nationals to death in four days only over alleged membership to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. A court in Iraq on Sunday issued death penalties to three French men for ties with the extremist gro ...

Police Commander Killed in Iranian Kurdish Town

BAS News - 2019-05-27 16:04
ERBIL — A group of armed men attacked the vehicle carrying the commander of police directorate in Sha Abad town of Kermanshah province in western Iran overnight on Sunday. According to local reports, Kourosh Haji Moradi was initially injured and he later ...

Iraq says stands by Iran against US sanctions

Waar Media - 2019-05-27 15:02
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq stands by Iran against U.S. sanctions, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim said Sunday. Alhakim held talks in Baghdad with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, who arrived in the Iraqi capital on Saturday for discussions with Iraqi off ...

Iraqi court sentences three French Islamic State militants to death

E-Kurd - 2019-05-27 12:48
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court sentenced three French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of joining Islamic State, two court officials told Reuters. Iraq is conducting trials of thousands of suspected members of Islamic State, including hundreds ...

Syria: Rocket Attacks by Militants Kill, Wound 17 Civilians

BAS News - 2019-05-27 01:28
ERBIL - At least 17 civilians were either killed or wounded on Sunday in rocket attacks carried out by militant groups on the Idlib de-escalation zone on Syria's al-Suqaylabiyah, a commander was quoted as saying. Major General Viktor Kupchishin, the comm ...

[PICTURES]: Big Snakes Appear in Soran

BAS News - 2019-05-27 00:35
ERBIL - Locals in Soran district of Erbil reported on Sunday that there are big snakes and other venomous creatures in the area which are "considered dangerous". "Several kinds of snakes and other venomous creatures have appeared in the region this year ...

Turkey Confident to Buy S-400: Minister

BAS News - 2019-05-27 00:35
ERBIL - Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Sunday that Ankara has "self-confidence" to purchase Russia's S-400 missile defense system. "Should we not purchase the S-400s? We didn't have the means in the past," Soylu was quoted as saying, ac ...

Anbar: Dangerous IS Member Captured

BAS News - 2019-05-26 23:25
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces captured on Sunday a dangerous member of the Islamic State (IS) in the province of Anbar, confirmed the Military Intelligence Directorate in a statement. The directorate explained that the IS militant was identified as A ...
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