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AccuWeather: Partly sunny and a shower on Sunday [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-25 07:46

Grandfather gunned down in front of children on Easter Sunday in Southeast Fresno [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-24 12:04

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: $1 LED light bulbs, $10 wireless charger, Fire TV sale, more

Yahoo - 2019-04-23 12:19

Sri Lanka: Bomb explodes as police try to defuse it

BBC - 2019-04-23 02:17
The blast took place near St Anthony's Shrine, one of several sites attacked in bombings on Sunday. ...

Rudy Giuliani, Rep. Adam Schiff respond to Mueller report on 'Fox News Sunday' [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-22 23:07

Explosions kill at least 207, 'several' Americans in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-22 15:06

[PICTURES]: Lightening Hits Zakho Hospital

BAS News - 2019-04-22 12:44
ERBIL — A bolt of lightening struck a hospital overnight on Sunday in Zakho district of Duhok province, Kurdistan Region. Hospital manager told BasNews that the flash hit the main building of the facility, and it broke dozens of windows and glass doors. ...

NBA: Celtics Defeat Pacers, Advance To East Semis

Waar Media - 2019-04-22 12:42
WAAR_DUHOK The Boston Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 110-106 on Sunday to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. The NBA playoffs continued with four matches on Sunday, which saw three teams taking commanding 3-1 leads and Celtics completing ...

CHP to hold press conference in 81 cities after assault on leader

ANF - 2019-04-22 10:52
Following the attack on the CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Sunday, the party will hold a press conference in 81 cities simultaneously. ...

Chinese national killed in Sri Lanka attacks on Sunday: Chinese state media

Yahoo - 2019-04-22 08:19

Sri Lanka Attacks Indicate Importance of "Common Global Values": Kurdistan PM

BAS News - 2019-04-22 00:40
ERBIL - Apart from decrying the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday, Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani has also argued that such incidents indicate that there are forces trying to prevent the spread of "common global values", including peace and ...

Tehran: Khamenei Replaces Chief of IRGC

BAS News - 2019-04-21 22:06
ERBIL - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the chief of the prominent Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Mohammad Ali Jafari, state media reported on Sunday. The local TV said that Hossein Salami, a deputy commander, was app ...

Multiple church and hotel explosions kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday | KMPH

KMPH - 2019-04-21 22:05

Iraqi court sentences four to death for joining Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-04-21 20:59
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Islamic State militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria, a judiciary statement said on Sunday. The four men, wanted by Iraqi authorities, w ...

Kurdistan Security Chief Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

BAS News - 2019-04-21 16:03
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, condemned terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday which which killed and injured hundreds of people. “I strongly condemn today’s heinous attacks in Sri Lanka. My condolences are w ...

Notorious IS Commander Killed in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-21 15:43
ERBIL — Iraqi forces on Sunday killed a notorious commander of the Islamic State (IS) in the mountainous areas of Diyala province, security sources confirmed. Media reports cited a statement by Iraq’s War Media Cell as saying that “Abu Idris”, who was am ...

Iraq Sentences 4 IS Militants to Death

BAS News - 2019-04-21 13:43
ERBIL — A court in Iraq has sentenced four people to death for joining the Islamic State (IS) and carrying out terrorist attacks in Iraq and Syria. A judiciary statement revealed on Sunday that the four men were previously captured by the Kurdish-led Syr ...

Explosions In Sri Lanka Kill At Least 138: Reports

Waar Media - 2019-04-21 13:23
WAAR_DUHOK At least 138 people were killed in multiple blasts targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Sunday, police and hospital sources said. The explosions that targeted three churches and three hotels amid Easter Sunday ceremony also injure ...

Voting Starts Iin Ukraine’s Presidential Runoff

Waar Media - 2019-04-21 13:23
WAAR_DUHOK Ukrainians began to cast ballots on Sunday in presidential election, where incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy face each other in a runoff. In the first round of the presidential polls held on Mar. 31, Poroshen ...

Ukrainians To Vote In Presidential Runoff On Sunday

Waar Media - 2019-04-20 14:42
WAAR_DUHOK Ukrainians are getting ready to cast ballots on Sunday’s presidential election, where incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy will face each other in a runoff. In the first round of the presidential polls held on M ...

KRG Announces a Three-day Holiday for Christian Public Servants on Easter

BAS News - 2019-04-19 00:14
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs announced a three-day holiday for Christian public servants on the occasion of Easter, a spokesperson confirmed on Thursday. "Three days next week which would be Sunday, Monday, a ...

Iraq joins Arab states in rejecting US recognition of Israeli sovereignty of Golan

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2019-04-18 10:24
Iraq's firm stance on the Golan came ahead of Sunday's Arab League Summit. ...

Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: 3 players who won the game for Reds

Waar Media - 2019-04-15 13:31
WAAR_DUHOK Liverpool overcame yet another hurdle as the Reds beat Chelsea 2-0 on Sunday and refused to throw in the towel in the Premier League title slugfest with Manchester City. The first half was a cagey affair as both sides were continuously nullify ...

Iraq begins trial proceedings for 900 Islamic State suspected militants

E-Kurd - 2019-04-15 12:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has begun trial proceedings for nearly 900 Iraqi suspected members of the Islamic State group caught fleeing jihadist territory in neighbouring Syria, a judicial source told AFP on Sunday. They were handed over to Iraqi authorities by the ...

Iraqi forces kill Islamic State commander, four fighters

Reuters - 2019-04-15 06:14
Security forces killed an Islamic State commander and four fighters in the Hamrin Mountains area of northeast Iraq on Sunday, the military said. ...

Iraq unearths mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam

Reuters - 2019-04-15 06:14
Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein's crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former leader's forces three decades ago. ...

Iraq Exhumes Three Mass Graves of Kurdish Victims of “Anfal”

BAS News - 2019-04-15 01:16
ERBIL — Authorities in Iraq’s southern province of Musanna announced on Sunday that they have begun unearthing three mass graves which contain remnants of several dozens of Kurdish victims killed by the Baath regime. Holding a skull and an earring recove ...

Iraqi National Security Advisor Discusses Cooperation with Syria’s Assad

BAS News - 2019-04-15 01:16
ERBIL — Iraqi Security Advisor Falih Fayyadh visited Damascus on Sunday where he met with Syrian regime president Bashar al-Assad to discuss joint efforts in combatting terrorism and closer cooperation to encounter the ongoing challenges. Assad stressed ...

Iraqi president attends unearthing of mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam

E-Kurd - 2019-04-14 19:17
SAMAWA, Iraq,— Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein’s crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former leader’s forces three decades ago. The grave, f ...

Venezuela: Bolivarian Militia Forces exceed 2 million

Waar Media - 2019-04-14 16:22
WAAR_DUHOK The National Bolivarian Militia Force assembled by the Venezuelan government, today is said to exceeded 2 million members according to the reports on Sunday. A 10th year anniversary ceremony was held for the establishment of Bolivarian Militia ...

Masror Barzani Meets The Islamic International Charity Foundation

Waar Media - 2019-04-14 16:22
WAAR_DUHOK Masror Barzani, the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council met Dr. Abdullah Al-Ma’touq the Chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organization and the delegation accompanying him on Sunday. The meeting was attended by Ku ...

Second in a Week: Kurdish Porter Killed by Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2019-04-14 16:04
ERBIL — Iranian forces on the northwestern borders killed another Kurdish porter on Sunday near the city of Khoy, Western Azarbaijan province. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported that the victim was killed after the Iranian border guards opened ...

Baghdad-appointed Governor of Kirkuk Thanks PUK for Releasing Dozens of Terror Convicts

BAS News - 2019-04-14 15:28
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk, Rakan al-Jabouri, on Sunday thanked the leading members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for releasing a group of terror convicts, whom are referred to by Jabouri as “detainees”.Earlier this week ...

Kurdish Security Chief, IICO Review Humanitarian Aid to IDPs in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-14 13:11
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received on Sunday a delegation from the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) to discuss the humanitarian aid to the IDPs and refugees sheltered in the Kurdistan Re ...

Raqqa: Six People Arrested over Alleged Involvement in IS Activities

BAS News - 2019-04-08 21:27
ERBIL - At least six people were arrested in the Syrian city of Raqqa on Sunday for alleged involvement in activities carried out by the Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells in the region. The arrests were made during an operation during the weekend by the R ...

Massoud Barzani, who does not represent Kurdistan, visits Jordan for WEF

E-Kurd - 2019-04-08 16:45
AMMAN,— The former president of Iraqi Kurdistan region and leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Sunday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa. Barzani ...

Iraqi president submits Yazidi female survivors’ law to parliament

E-Kurd - 2019-04-08 16:45
BAGHDAD,— The Office of Iraqi President Barham Salih announced on Sunday that the presidency has submitted a draft of the Yazidi Female Survivors’ Law to the Council of Representatives for review and approval. The sweeping law aims to both recognize the ...

Homeland security secretary Nielsen leaving post: Trump

Waar Media - 2019-04-08 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post, President Donald Trump announced Sunday. On Twitter, Trump said: “I would like to thank her for her service.” He said Kevin McAleenan, the current commissioner of Customs a ...

Japan’s local polls: Ruling LDP bags over half of seats

Waar Media - 2019-04-08 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK Japan’s ruling party has secured over half of the total seats in first phase of local elections held on Sunday in the country, local media reported. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe-led Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has won 1,158, or 50.9 percent, o ...

Iraq Receives Another Batch of F-16s

BAS News - 2019-04-08 11:08
ERBIL — Iraq announced on Sunday that it has received another batch of F-16 Fighting Falcons from the US. The delivery was made up of six new jet that will join Iraq’s airpower to bring the total number to 27, Yahya Rasoul, the spokesperson for Iraqi Sec ...

Three IS Leaders Captured in Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-04-07 23:37
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces managed to capture three Islamic State (IS) leaders in the province of Nineveh on Sunday. The trio was arrested by a security force in Nineveh while attempting to infiltrate into the town of Qayara, southern Nineveh, from the al- ...

Fire Exchange Between Syrian Regime, Rebels Leaves 15 Dead

BAS News - 2019-04-07 21:48
ERBIL - The fire exchange between the Syrian regime and rebels in northwestern Syria on Sunday resulted in the killing of 15 people in the area, reports said. The recent attacks in the region have violated a Russian-Turkish ceasefire deal which was signe ...

Nineveh: Former IS Lawyer Sentenced to Death

BAS News - 2019-04-07 21:48
ERBIL - A court in the Iraqi province of Nineveh sentenced on Sunday a former Islamic State (IS) lawyer to death, the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq said in a statement. According to the press release, the death penalty was ordered by Iraq’s Nineveh Cr ...

Iran, Iraq Reach Understanding to Develop Oilfields

BAS News - 2019-04-07 16:44
ERBIL — The governments of Iran and Iraq have reached an understanding to develop two oilfields on the border between the two countries, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday. The sides will focus on developing the Naft Shahr and Khorramshah ...

Iran Warns of Reciprocal Action if US Recognizes IRGC as Terrorist Organization

BAS News - 2019-04-07 16:44
ERBIL — Iran has warned of a tit-for-tat measure if the US realises its plan to designate Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, said a top commander. Head of the Guards, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said on Sunday that th ...

Barzani and King Abdullah Meet in Amman

BAS News - 2019-04-07 14:43
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani met on Sunday with King Abdullah II of Jordan while in Amman. Barzani was invited by King Abdullah to attend the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa. Accompanied by a delegation from Ku ...

Iraqi Man Kills his Three Sons in Bed

BAS News - 2019-04-07 13:46
ERBIL — A man in Iraq’s Diyala province killed three of his own sons while they were asleep. The crime reportedly happened on Sunday in Salam village of Diyala province, media reports revealed. The motive behind the crime was not immediately clear. It wa ...

Nipsey Hussle murder suspect arrested in Los Angeles

BBC - 2019-04-03 00:02
Eric Holder, 29, had been on the run since Sunday's shooting of the American rapper. ...

Tennis: Federer Wins Miami Open

Waar Media - 2019-04-01 18:43
WAAR_DUHOK The world’s number four in men’s tennis Roger Federer on Sunday won his fourth Miami Open title with a 6-1, 6-4 win over defending champion John Isner. The 37-year-old Swiss claimed his 28th Masters title and the 101st overall for a player who ...

‘Votes Still Being Counted in Istanbul Mayoral Race’

Waar Media - 2019-04-01 18:43
WAAR_DUHOK Votes are still being counted in the Istanbul metropolitan municipality race, said the mayoral candidate for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Monday. Binali Yildirim told reporters that invalid votes cast on Sunday outnumb ...

Central Areas of Iraq on High Alert for Flood Threats

BAS News - 2019-04-01 16:09
ERBIL — The Iraqi central province of Salahaddin was put on high alert on Sunday evening as pouring rainfalls could signal floods in the region. Authorities issued a warning to locals in Samarra and the surrounding districts of Tigris river to fully or p ...

Arab Leaders United Against Trump's Decision on Golan

BAS News - 2019-04-01 00:12
ERBIL - Arab leaders showed their unity on Sunday in condemning the US's decision of recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reiterating their support for Syria in this regard. This year's Arab League summit was organized in Tunisia where ...

IS Insurgent Killed in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-03-31 22:19
ERBIL - At least one Islamic State (IS) member was killed in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Sunday before he could target the Iraqi security forces in the area. A security source explained to al-Maalomah news agency that another militant was captured as ...

KRG Spares No Efforts to Facilitate the Return of IDPs, Syrian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-03-31 21:35
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) would make every effort to facilitate the return of the IDPs and Syrian refugees to their places of origin, PM Nechirvan Barzani said on Sunday. The Kurdish premier made the remarks during a meeting in Erbi ...

PM Barzani Receives Head of Iraqi Mada Foundation in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-31 20:42
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Sunday the Chairman of Iraqi al-Mada Foundation for Media, Culture and Arts, Fakhri Karim, for talks on issues related to Erbil-Bagudad relations. During the meeting, the pair stressed ...

Turkish Local Polls: Voting Ends In All Provinces

Waar Media - 2019-03-31 19:33
WAAR_DUHOK The voting ended for local elections in all 81 provinces across Turkey at 5 p.m. local time (1400GMT) on Sunday. According to the Supreme Election Council (YSK) decision, voting started in 32 provinces at 7 a.m. local time (0400GMT) and ended ...

Barzani and Turkmen Leader Highlight Diversity in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-03-31 17:09
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received the president of Turkmeneli Party, Riyadh Sari Kahya, on Sunday in Erbil to discuss latest political and security situation related to the components of I ...

Iraq Preparing for National Census

BAS News - 2019-03-31 17:09
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is preparing to conduct a national census across the country by the end of 2020. A spokesperson for ministry of planning said on Sunday that preparations are underway with an operation room already overseeing the procedure. H ...

Reuters: Erdogan Could Lose In Big Cities

Waar Media - 2019-03-31 16:12
WAAR_DUHOK Turks began voting on Sunday in local elections that President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for the country. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for more than 16 years thanks in part to strong economic growth, h ...

Turkey’s Vice President Casts Ballot In Local Elections

Waar Media - 2019-03-31 16:12
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay cast his ballot in the capital Ankara on Sunday in local elections. Speaking to reporters after casting his ballot, Oktay said he hopes they will continue their way with a stronger and a more stable Turkey on ...

Turkey: AK Party Istanbul Candidate Votes In Local Polls

Waar Media - 2019-03-31 16:12
WAAR_DUHOK Binali Yildirim, ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s mayoral candidate for Istanbul, cast his ballot in Turkey’s local elections in Istanbul on Sunday. The elections are “festivals” of democracy, Yildirim told reporters after casting h ...

AK Party Ankara Candidate Votes In Turkish Local Polls

Waar Media - 2019-03-31 16:12
WAAR_DUHOK Mehmet Ozhaseki, the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s mayoral candidate for the capital Ankara, cast his ballot on Sunday’s local elections in Ankara. Speaking to reporters after casting his ballot, Ozhaseki said everyone should res ...

Turks begin voting in local polls which Erdogan could lose in big cities

E-Kurd - 2019-03-31 11:55
ANKARA,— Turks began voting on Sunday in local elections that President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for the country. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for more than 16 years thanks to strong economic growth and supreme ...

Erdogan: Turkey will solve Syria issue “on the field” after Sunday’s elections

Gulan Media - 2019-03-31 03:22

Turkey will solve Syria issue ‘on the field’ after elections, Erdogan says

E-Kurd - 2019-03-30 18:49
ANKARA,— Turkey will solve the Syria issue “on the field” after Sunday’s local elections, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, as he sought to drum up support for his AK Party in the vote. Turkey has carried out two cross-border operations against ...

Erdogan says Turkey will solve Syria issue 'on the field' after Sunday's elections

Yahoo - 2019-03-30 16:22

Yaşık: A single vote can change many things

ANF - 2019-03-30 10:43
DBP Adana Provincial co-chair Mehmet Yaşık called on people to cast their vote on Sunday, as “one vote can make the difference”. ...

Swedish politicians: This Sunday, challenge the AKP!

ANF - 2019-03-29 14:05
Swedish social democratic politicians pointed to the oppressive and unlawful AKP practices and called on the voters to “challenge the AKP” on this Sunday’s elections. ...

KCK Andok: People should go to the polls for democracy

ANF - 2019-03-29 09:38
KCK Executive Council Member Xebat Andok spoke to Medya Haber Tv about the elections on Sunday and said that they are an opportunity to chose for a democratic country. ...

Iraqi parliament sacks Nineveh governor after Mosul boat capsize

E-Kurd - 2019-03-27 15:41
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday to sack the governor of Nineveh after an overloaded ferry capsized, killing at least 90 people, in the provincial capital Mosul, state media said. The boat was carrying families heading to an outing on an islan ...

KDP, PUK Meet to Get One Step Closer to Government Formation

BAS News - 2019-03-24 14:31
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held another meeting on Sunday to continue the negotiations over the next government of Kurdistan Region. The two major Kurdish parties have been in talks for months as the P ...

Iraqi Parliament Sacks Governor after Mosul Ferry Incident

BAS News - 2019-03-24 14:31
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament on Sunday dismissed governor of Nineveh Province, Nawfal Akub, and his two deputies. The majority vote came days after a tourist ferry capsized in Mosul’s Tigris river and killed over 100 people. Among the victims were many w ...

Afshin Sheikholeslami Mother: I am Waiting for the Release of My Son by Newroz

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-20 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Afshin Sheikholeslami Vatani, the environmental activist who was arrested On Sunday, February 17 by security forces in Sanandaj, has been able to make a brief call to his mother. However, his family is still unaware of ...

Iranian Soldier Killed in Clash with Armed Groups near KRG Border

BAS News - 2019-03-18 14:53
ERBIL — An Iranian soldier was killed by an armed group overnight on Sunday around Baneh city near Kurdistan Region border, local news agencies confirmed. It was not immediately clear if the Kurdish opposition groups were involved in the attack on the Ir ...

Clashes between PKK-affiliate and Iraqi army in Sinjar leave two soldiers dead: military

E-Kurd - 2019-03-18 12:50
BAGHDAD,— Clashes between the Iraqi army and Kurdish PKK-affiliate militia from the Yazidi Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded five of the militants on Sunday, the Iraqi military said in a statement. The clashes took place ...

Iraq to Assist Kurdistan in Developing Tourism Sector: Minister

BAS News - 2019-03-17 23:15
ERBIL - Iraq will support the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in developing the tourism sector as Erbil is making efforts to make big advancements in this regard, Iraqi Minister of Culture Abdul-Amir Hamdani said on Sunday. "The federal government is ...

SDF Resumes Operation to Liberate Last IS Pocket of Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-17 22:37
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) resumed on Sunday evening the military operation against the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) in hopes of liberating the last pocket held by the militants in eastern Syria. Mustafa Bali, a SDF spo ...

Clashes Erupt Between Iraqi and PKK-affiliated YBS Forces in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-03-17 21:16
ERBIL - Clashes erupted between the Iraqi forces and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) affiliated Sinjar Resistance Unite (YBS) fighters on Sunday night in the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Ezdin Sham ...

Baghouz: Seven IS Insurgents Killed in Coalition Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-03-17 20:27
ERBIL - At least seven insurgents were killed on Sunday in an airstrike carried out by the US-led coalition in the Syrian village of Baghouz, the militant group's last enclave. An Iraqi military source told Baghdad Today that the jihadists were killed wh ...

Three Kurdish Citizens Commit Suicide in One Week in Iran: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-03-17 19:23
ERBIL - At least three Kurdish citizens have committed suicide this week in Iran due to poverty in the country, a monitoring group reported on Sunday. In the first incident, Ali Mir Mirai, the father of a child in the Kurdish city of Ilam, shot himself d ...

Over 60,000 people, mostly families of Islamic State, fled Syria jihadist enclave: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-17 19:07
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria since a final assault to capture it began over two months ago. The ...

[PICTURES]: Middle East Tourism Expo Opened in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-03-17 18:12
ERBIL - The Middle East Tourism Expo was opened on Sunday in Erbil with the attendance of dozens of local and international companies. The fair was opened at 10:00 am where Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani gave a speech and said that the ...

Militia Group Kidnaps Dozens in Afrin

BAS News - 2019-03-17 15:12
ERBIL — A militia group has abducted over 25 Kurdish civilians from central and surrounding villages of Afrin in northwest of Syria. A human rights watchdog in Afrin revealed on Sunday that the militiamen of Sileman Sha group on Friday kidnapped seven pe ...

More Than 6,000 People Fled Last IS Pocket in Syria: SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-17 15:12
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed on Sunday that the total number of people who have so far escaped the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in eastern Syria, has reached 60,000. Among the massive influx of people were 5,000 I ...

Hundreds Run in Marathon to Commemorate Victims of Halabja

BAS News - 2019-03-17 13:07
ERBIL — Hundreds of people took part in a marathon held on Sunday to mark the 31 anniversary of Halabja Chemical Attack. The 5-kilometer-long path began in Sirwana subdistrict with its finishing line being in central Halabja. It is the third year holding ...

Life against Isolation Platform established in Strasbourg

ANF - 2019-03-16 11:26
The Platform called on everyone to join the rally organised on 17 March 2019, Sunday. “We invite all our people to this march and rally and to watch out for further actions being planned.” ...

Bloody Sunday victims told only one case can be prosecuted

ANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
Fourteen people were shot dead on Sunday 30 January 1972 by British paratroopers at a peaceful civil rights march in Derry. ...

Kurdish Villagers Protest Arabization in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-03-11 10:20
ERBIL — Several dozens of residents of a village in southern Kirkuk gathered on Sunday to protest the Arabs’ returning to the area with the help of local government to seize the Kurdish-owned lands. According to a source from the area, the gathering was ...

Seven IS Insurgents Captured in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2019-03-10 23:34
ERBIL - At least seven members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured on Sunday in the Iraqi city of Mosul. According to a statement by the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate, the seven militants were arrested by the Iraqi intelligence forces in th ...

Mosul: 15 Other Bodies Found under Devastated Buildings

BAS News - 2019-03-10 23:34
ERBIL - At least 15 more bodies, including four children, were discovered by the Civil Defense teams on Sunday in the Iraqi old city of Mosul. The teams managed to retrieve the bodies in cooperation with the health teams from the Pepsi plant area in the ...

Iraqi Forces Conduct Operation to Eliminate IS Remnants in Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-03-10 23:00
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces have launched an operation to clear the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) in the province of Nineveh, a senior commander said on Sunday. Explaining to BasNews, Major General Najim al-Jabouri, Nineveh Operations Chief, p ...

PUK: All Preparations Made for Participating in Next Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-03-10 18:55
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said on Sunday that it has made all the preparations for participating in the next Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Earlier the day, the PUK held a meeting, led by Deputy Secretary General Kosrat Rasoul, ...

Kurdistan Parliament Forms Permanent Committees

BAS News - 2019-03-10 14:22
ERBIL — Permanent parliamentary committees were established on Sunday almost three weeks after election of parliament speaker. The legislative is now setting the plan to vote on the committees during a session on Thursday this week, according to Kurdista ...

PUK Decides to Return to Parliament

BAS News - 2019-03-10 11:30
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) decided on Sunday to send its lawmakers back to the Kurdistan Region parliament. The party previously boycotted the parliament sessions, as the result of which, other factions elected a speaker which was res ...

Prosecution decision on Bloody Sunday to be disclosed on Thursday

ANF - 2019-03-10 10:10
Bloody Sunday is among the most atrocious British army massacre in the North of Ireland. ...

Chelsea v Wolves: Predicted Lineups – Premier League Predicted Lineups and Chelsea,

Waar Media - 2019-03-09 09:46
WAAR_DUHOK Chelsea will be aiming to exact revenge from Wolverhampton Wanderers when they play hosts to the newly-promoted side on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. A win here would not just enhance their top 4 ambitions, but also be their fourth win on the tro ...

Manchester United news: Anthony Martial will be available, Solskjaer gives major injury update ahead of the Arsenal game

Waar Media - 2019-03-09 09:46
WAAR_DUHOK Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that French Forward Anthony Martial is available for selection for the game against Arsenal at Emirates on Sunday. Martial picked up an injury during the first round of the Champions ...

Helicopter Crash Kills 4 Americans, Pilot in Kenya

Waar Media - 2019-03-04 13:35
WAAR_DUHOK Four American tourists and a pilot were killed when their helicopter crashed on Sunday night in northern Kenya, local police said on Monday. “Last evening at about 8pm [1700 GMT], a helicopter crashed at Central Island National Park in Lake Tu ...

US Ends Drills With S.Korea To Save Money: Trump

Waar Media - 2019-03-04 13:35
WAAR_DUHOK The reason for the conclusion of U.S.-South Korea annual large-scale military drills is to save money, President Donald Trump said on Sunday. “The reason I do not want military drills with South Korea is to save hundreds of millions of dollars ...

US Blames Kim for Collapse of Korea Summit Meeting

Waar Media - 2019-03-04 13:35
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. has said that North Korean leader was not prepared for a deal Washington had to offer during a meeting with the U.S. president in Vietnam last week which was unexpectedly cut short. Speaking to CBS News on Sunday, U.S. National Securi ...
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