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Iran Rejects US's Offer for Negotiations on New Nuclear Deal

BAS News - 2018-09-20 23:11
ERBIL - Iran has rejected the US's latest offer to sign a new nuclear deal, saying that Washington violated the last nuclear accord, a report said on Thursday. The US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, showed on Wednesday his country's willingness for n ...

KDP Spoksperson: We will have our own candidate for Iraqi presidency

Waar Media - 2018-09-20 15:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will have its own candidate for the Iraqi presidency, a spokesperson for the party said on Wednesday. Mahmood Mohammed, the spokesperson for the KDP, said in a statement that the Iraq president position sh ...

IS Calls to Sympathizers to Use Whatever Weapons for Terror Attacks: US

BAS News - 2018-09-20 13:45
ERBIL — The US has revealed that the Islamic State is calling on its followers to use whatever arms available, including chemical weapons, to carry out terrorist attacks. The State Department said in a report on Wednesday that the terrorist group used ru ...

Volkswagen Pulls out of Iran: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-20 11:37
ERBIL — Germany’s Volkswagen AG will halt its operation in Iran as part of the US-imposed sanctions against Tehran, according to a US official. Bloomberg reported the withdrawal on Wednesday, saying that US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell had led t ...

Pompeo Congratulates New Iraqi Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2018-09-20 00:32
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated in a phone call on Wednesday the new Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi on his new post. During the phone call, the pair also exchanged views on underway efforts to form a new government ...

At Least 15 IS Militants Killed in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2018-09-20 00:32
ERBIL - At least 15 Islamic State (IS) insurgents were killed in a joint military campaign in western Anbar province on Wednesday, a report said. "The Jazeera Operations Command, in collaboration with the U.S.-led Coalition troops, managed to kill 15 mil ...

KDP Says It will Have a Candidate for Iraq Presidency

BAS News - 2018-09-19 21:36
ERBIL - After the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officially announced on Wednesday that it nominated the former head of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) Barham Salih for the Iraq presidency, the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) sa ...

Italy to Continue on Military Assistance for Peshmerga: Commander

BAS News - 2018-09-19 19:20
ERBIL - Italy will continue its military assistance for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, said the head of the Italian command center in Iraq during a meeting with the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani in Erbil on Wednesday. Du ...

Oil holds near $80, supply concern expected to underpin prices

Waar Media - 2018-09-19 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil steadied on Wednesday, as concerns that producers may fail to cover a shortfall in supply once U.S. sanctions on Iran come into force outweighed an increase in U.S. inventories. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were up 2 cents at $79.05 a barrel ...

At Least 40 Kurds Arrested in Wednesday's Strike in Iran: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-09-13 11:34
ERBIL - Tens of Kurdish activists were arrested by the Iranian authorities during Wednesday's general strike in the Kurdish cities which was staged to protest the country's missile attack on Iranian opposition parties in Koya and the execution of three K ...

Here’s a first look at all three of the new iPhones

Waar Media - 2018-09-13 11:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Apple announced three new iPhones during its fall event in Cupertino on Wednesday, including the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR. iPhone XS The iPhone XS is basically the iPhone X with a few enhancements. The screen is better ( ...

US Republicans seek sanctions on Iraqi militias with Iran ties

Waar Media - 2018-09-13 11:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Republican US senators plan to introduce legislation on Wednesday seeking to counteract what they see as Iran’s increasing influence in Iraq, amid concern about attacks in Iraq by groups US officials consider Iranian proxies, a Senate aide sa ...

Kurdish PM, British Envoy Discuss Political Process in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-12 23:41
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the British Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks for talks on the latest political developments across the country. During the meeting, according to a press release by Barzani's pres ...

Twitter Shuts Down Account of Hashd al-Shaabi Commander

BAS News - 2018-09-12 21:40
ERBIL - Twitter administration has closed down the account of the deputy commander of Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi said in a statement on Wednesday on that they were "astonished" by the Twitter administra ...

Arab League Calls on Turkey to Withdraw Forces from Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-12 21:40
ERBIL - The Council of Arab League has urged Turkey to withdraw its forces from Iraq and put an end to its "violation" of the neighboring country’s sovereignty. The council made the statement on Wednesday during its 150th ordinary session held in Cairo, ...

Watch: Moment Car Bomb Explodes in Central Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-12 19:55
ERBIL - At least five people were killed on Wednesday in a car bomb attack in Iraq’s central province of Salahaddin, reports said. Al-Sumaria News, citing the Iraqi Health Ministry, said that at least 32 others were injured in the incident which occurred ...

Pictures: Car Bomb Attack Kills Two in Central Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-12 13:10
ERBIL — A terrorist attack in Iraq’s central province of Salahaddin on Wednesday has claimed the lives of a least two civilians. The attack, according to media reports, was carried out via a vehicle rigged with explosives in Hajjaj district of Tikrit. In ...

Kurds Gather at Erbil’s UN Office to Condemn Iranian Attack in Koya

BAS News - 2018-09-12 13:10
ERBIL — Hundreds of political and civic society activists, journalists, and civilians gathered on Wednesday outside the United Nations office in Erbil to decry the recent Iranian deadly attack against the headquarters of two Iranian Kurdish opposition pa ...

Germany Cannot Remain Indifferent to Chemical Attacks: Merkel

BAS News - 2018-09-12 12:17
ERBIL — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that her country could respond to chemical attacks if carried out in Syria. Speaking to Bundestag lower house of parliament on Wednesday, Merkel said that Germany could not look away if chemical weapons ...

General Commander Of SDF Issues An Important Military Order

SDF Press - 2018-09-08 20:56
On Wednesday 05/09/2018, the General Commander of SDF (Mazloum Abdi) issued a military order to all concerned parties of the components of SDF, which included a number of clauses that confirm the commitment of the Syrian democratic forces to all the provi ...

Zanyar and Loghman Moradi May Face Execution at any Moment

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-09-08 02:04
On Wednesday, Sept 5, 2018 two political prisoners known as Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, sentenced to death, have been transferred to quarantine section of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. Accordingly, there is an increased fear about their imminent execution. ...

Daquq: IS Militants Burn Kurdish Civilian’s House

BAS News - 2018-09-06 12:23
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a village near Daquq district in southern Kirkuk province overnight on Wednesday, and burned the house for a Kurdish resident. Hiwa Rashid, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) representative in the region, con ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Attacked in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-06 09:48
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi came under rocket attack in central Kirkuk after midnight on Wednesday. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the militiamen of the Badr Brigade were stationed at the location. The buildi ...

Basra’s protesters block Umm Qasr port

Waar Media - 2018-09-06 09:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Protesters blocked the entrance to Iraq’s Umm Qasr commodities port on Wednesday to demand better services, port employees and local government officials said, raising the stakes in some of the worst unrest in southern cities in months. The m ...

At Least Seven Iraqi Policemen Injured near Anbar

BAS News - 2018-09-06 00:34
ERBIL - At least seven Iraqi policemen were wounded in a bomb attack in the area of al-Razaza between Karbala and Anbar provinces on Wednesday, a security source said. "A bomb blast targeted a police force while on duty in al-Razaza area between Karbala ...

Over 15 IS Members, Including a Judge, Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-06 00:18
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces have captured a judge of the Islamic State (IS) militant group alongside 15 other extremists in southwestern Kirkuk during different military campaigns, a security source said on Wednesday. "Acting upon a tip-off, the securi ...

Two More Protesters Killed in Basra, More Public Buildings Burned

BAS News - 2018-09-05 23:23
ERBIL - At least two more protesters were killed by the Iraqi security forces overnight on Wednesday as the demonstrations are ongoing in the southern province of Basra. A total of 9 demonstrators have been killed by the forces in the oil-rich city of Ba ...

PUK Ready for Kurdistan Election as Scheduled: Statement

BAS News - 2018-09-05 22:07
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Leadership Council said on Wednesday that it has made "all preparations" for the upcoming regional parliamentary election, wishing no postponement for the process. The PUK leadership, after a meeting, headed ...

At least Ten Protesters Injured in Basra

BAS News - 2018-09-05 21:03
ERBIL - At least ten protesters were wounded on Wednesday evening by the Iraqi security forces after the demonstrations were resumed in the southern province of Basra. The angry protesters clashed with the forces after the demonstrators blocked the main ...

People in Basra Thank Barzani for His Support

BAS News - 2018-09-05 19:51
ERBIL - After the Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani expressed on Wednesday concerns over the current situation in the Iraqi southern province of Basra, in which several demonstrators have been killed or wou ...

Iranian Forces Kill Kurdish Civilian

BAS News - 2018-09-05 15:06
ERBIL — Iranian security forces on Wednesday killed a Kurdish civilian driving on the suburb of the Sardasht district of Western Azarbaijan province. Naser Ibrahimi, from the village of Gullan, was gunned down by the Iranian security forces who opened fi ...

Barzani supports Basra’s protesters over bad life conditions

Waar Media - 2018-09-05 13:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The former President of the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday weighed in on the crisis hitting the southern Iraqi province of Basra, stating it is shocking that the people of the country’s richest city suffer from a lack of clean water. At least ...

Venice Film Festival kicks off with star-studded jury presentations

Waar Media - 2018-08-31 08:38
WAAR-DUHOK: The 75th annual Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday in the northeastern Italian city of Venice on the lagoon with a presentation of the juries who will decide the destinies of this year’s crop of cinema contenders. The jury for the main ...

German-Turkish Woman Acquitted in Iraq of IS Link Charges

BAS News - 2018-08-30 13:49
ERBIL — After a year in Iraq’s prison, a German-Turkish woman was on Wednesday cleared by a court of having ties with the Islamic State (IS). Hadya Abdel Qader was arrested by the Iraqi forces in the northern city of Mosul which was once the stronghold o ...

Barzani receives call phone from U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo

Waar Media - 2018-08-30 10:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani received on Wednesday evening a phone call from the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for talks on the latest political developments in Iraq. According to a statement by Barzani’s office, a copy of whic ...

Unidentified Gunmen Kill Two Iraqi Officials on Kirkuk-Baghdad Highway

BAS News - 2018-08-29 23:40
ERBIL - Unidentified gunmen have killed a couple of Iraqi officials on the highway between Kirkuk and Baghdad provinces, an official said on Wednesday. The crime was committed near al-Ozem sub-district, in northeast of Baghdad, where the armed men had op ...

Bomb Explosion Kills, Wounds Several in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-08-29 22:26
ERBIL - A bombing attack killed or wounded 21 people in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, southern Syria on Wednesday night, a report said. Kurdistan 24, citing local activists, said that the blast occurred in the center of the city, leaving three people kil ...

Invitation Press Conference: The Time Has Come

Koerdisch Instituut - 2018-08-29 19:28
Invitation to press conference THE TIME HAS COME – FREEDOM FOR ÖCALAN WORLD CAMPAIGN – On 5 September 2018, Wednesday, 11:00 am and 13:00 Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels, http://www.pressclub.be/ Imrali Island – Turkey’s equivalent to Robben Island – is a ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Anbar Deadly Attack

BAS News - 2018-08-29 12:55
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the suicide car bomb which hit a checkpoint of Iraqi forces earlier on Wednesday in the western province of Anbar, group’s Amaq News Agency said. The attack killed at least eight Iraqi armed f ...

Dozens Killed in Bombing at Hashd al-Shaabi Checkpoint

BAS News - 2018-08-29 09:40
ERBIL — A bombing hit a checkpoint for Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi early morning on Wednesday in Iraq’s western province of Anbar. According to early reports, at least 21 militiamen were killed or injured. The attack took place in Qa’im di ...

Sunni Muslims Banned from Holding Eid al-Adha Prayers in Tehran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-08-24 02:00
According to the news published in some sites affiliated with the Sunnis in Iran, on Wednesday morning Aug 22, security forces showed up at the entrance to the Sunni’s prayer chambers in some areas of Tehran including Resalat, Yaft Abad, Punak, Khalij Far ...

Iraqi Top Commander Refutes US Forces Mobilisation in Tikrit

BAS News - 2018-08-23 03:11
ERBIL — Spokesperson for Iraqi Joint Operations Command, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, has refuted reports claiming that US forces had been mobilised across Tikrit in Salahaddin province of Iraq. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Rasool claimed that ...

Kremlin: Putin to receive Finnish presidents today in Sochi

Waar Media - 2018-08-22 14:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto will hold talks in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Wednesday, August 22. According to the Kremlin press service, the two leaders are expected to discuss bilater ...

US arrests Iraqi refugee wanted over ISIS killing

Waar Media - 2018-08-17 16:32
WAAR-DUHOK: Omar Ameen, 45, appeared before a magistrate in California on Wednesday in connection with proceedings to extradite him to Iraq to face trial. An Iraqi arrest warrant alleges that Ameen shot the policeman dead during a raid on the town of Raw ...

Twin Bomb Explosions Wound Six Civilians in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-08-17 01:16
ERBIL - At least six civilians were wounded in a twin bomb explosions in northern Baghdad on Wednesday, police source reported. "A bomb went off targeting civilians in al-Jaza’er district in al-Shaab region, leaving four people seriously injured," the so ...

Sulaimaniya: Landmine Kills Civilian

BAS News - 2018-08-17 00:32
ERBIL - A Kurdish civilian was killed on Wednesday in Sulaimaniya province after he stepped on a landline, local police reported. Talking to BasNews, Sarkawt Ahmed, a spokesperson for the Sulaimaniya Police, said that a man at the age of 40s was found in ...

HDP Condemns Turkey's Air Raid on Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-16 23:37
ERBIL - Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has condemned an airstrike conducted by Ankara Air Force against the Yezidi populated region of Sinjar on Wednesday which was also coordinated with local intelligence and killed a senior leader ...

Footage of Turkish Airstrike on Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-16 23:37
ERBIL - Turkish military has released the footage of one of its air strikes on the Yezidi populated region of Sinjar conducted on Wednesday in which five members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (KDP), including a senior official known as Zeki Shingali, w ...

FBI Arrests Iraqi Refugee for IS Membership

BAS News - 2018-08-16 15:55
ERBIL — An Iraqi refugee in the United States was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly taking part in the killing of an Iraqi officer as part of an Islamic State (IS) attack. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, alongside several other jihadists, killed the Iraqi ...

US Secretary of State, UN Envoy Discuss Syria

BAS News - 2018-08-16 15:19
ERBIL — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday met with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Washington to discuss the latest developments in the war-torn country and possible strategies to overcome the seven-year-long civil war. The pai ...

Refugee accused of killing cop in Iraq was part of ISIS: US officials

New York Post - 2018-08-16 10:03
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State organization. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, and other members of ISIS killed ...

Turkish court releases local Amnesty head: Amnesty

Reuters - 2018-08-15 19:45
A Turkish court has released Taner Kilic, the local honorary chairman of Amnesty International, from prison, the human rights group said on Wednesday in one of several cases that have caused expressions of concern over Ankara's human rights record. ...

Barzani Receives US Ambassador in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-08-15 16:31
ERBIL - Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday a US delegation headed by Ambassador to Baghdad Douglas Silliman to discuss the latest political developments in Iraq and the region. During the me ...

Watch: Protests Resumed in Basra, One Demonstrator Killed

BAS News - 2018-08-15 16:31
ERBIL - At least one Iraqi protester was killed on Wednesday evening by the security forces after the troops opened fire to disperse the demonstrators on a main road leading to the oilfields in the province of Basra, local sources reported. According to ...

Car Bomb Explosion in Kirkuk Kills, Wounds Three People

BAS News - 2018-08-15 14:42
ERBIL - At least three Iraqi people were killed or wounded in southern Kirkuk province after a car bomb went off on Wednesday morning, security forces said in a statement. Head of Kirkuk security service (Asayish) media Goran Abdullah, told BasNews that ...

Over 20 IS Militants Killed in Diyala

BAS News - 2018-08-15 14:42
ERBIL - At least 22 members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed during a military campaign conducted by Iraqi forces in Diyala province on Wednesday, a military commander said. "Iraqi troops managed to kill 22 IS militants as part of a wide-scale milit ...

McGurk visits Raqqa city

Waar Media - 2018-08-15 14:38
WAAR-DUHOK: The US Presidential Envoy to the International Coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS), Brett McGurk, visited Raqqa city Syria on Wednesday and met with the Civil Council of Raqqa. A WAARTV correspondent reported that McGurk met with membe ...

Turkish Court Rejects to Release American Pastor

BAS News - 2018-08-15 12:26
ERBIL - A Turkish court has rejected an appeal asking for the release of an American pastor who has been arrested in his house, a report said on Wednesday. American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson's lawyer told Reuters that the appeal is yet to be ruled ...

Conference to be Held in Erbil to Recognize Yezidis Massacre As Genocide

BAS News - 2018-08-15 01:24
ERBIL - A conference is set to be held in Erbil on Wednesday in hopes of recognizing the Yezidis massacres as a genocide, an official said. Hussein Qaidi, head of the Kurdistan Region’s office for Yezidi Abductees’ Affairs, told BasNews that various topi ...

Abadi to visit Turkey, Iran amid US tensions

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 01:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit neighbours Turkey and Iran next week, as the US issues new sanctions on Tehran and amid Washington’s “economic war” with Ankara. “[Abadi] will head to Turkey on Tuesday and Iran on Wednesday to ...

US-Turkish talks fail to break deadlock on pastor held in Turkey

Waar Media - 2018-08-09 16:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S. did not safe assurances on Wednesday from Turkey to right away free an American pastor held for practically two years on disputed terrorism expenses, U.S. officers mentioned, deepening a disaster between the 2 international locations ...

Kurdish New Generation delegation meets Iraqi PM Abadi, Nasr alliance

E-Kurd - 2018-08-09 14:48
BAGHDAD,— A Kurdish delegation from the New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) met on Wednesday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other senior officials of Abadi’s Nasr alliance. The New Generation delegation was led by Shaswar Abdulwahid and in ...

Another Kurdish Citizen Hanged in Iran

BAS News - 2018-08-09 12:17
ERBIL — Iranian authorities carried out the execution sentence of another Kurdish inmate on Wednesday, monitoring groups said. According to Iranian human rights watchdogs, the Kurdish citizen, 46, was executed at a prison in the southern province of Band ...

Barzani Receives New Czech Consul

BAS News - 2018-08-08 23:47
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader, and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani received on Wednesday the new Consul General of the Czech Republic in Erbil Michal Svoboda to discuss the relations between Erbil and Prague. The Czech officia ...

McGurk Asserts Timing of Kurdistan's Elections Up to Kurdish Leaders

BAS News - 2018-08-08 21:00
ERBIL - The special presidential envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition, Brett McGurk reiterated on Wednesday evening that only the Kurdistan Region and its leaders can time the parliamentary election. The remarks came after the Kurdistan Region ...

Iraqi Forces Kill 14 IS Militants in Anbar

BAS News - 2018-08-08 21:00
ERBIL - Over 14 Islamic State (IS) members were killed, while four of their armored vehicles were destroyed during a military operation by the Iraqi security forces in Anbar province, a military commander said on Wednesday. Speaking to BasNews, colonel S ...

Asma al-Assad diagnosed with breast cancer

Waar Media - 2018-08-08 19:47
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the office of the Syrian Presidency announced in a tweet on Wednesday. “With strength, trust and faith .. Mrs Asma al-Assad begins her preliminary treatment of a malignant ...

PM Barzani Discusses Bilateral Ties with New German Consul

BAS News - 2018-08-08 19:45
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani welcomed on Wednesday the new German Consul General Barbara Wolf to discuss bilateral ties between Erbil and Berlin. The German official, during the meeting, thanked the Kurdistan Region and its regional gove ...

Iran Says US Cannot Stop Tehran Oil Exports

BAS News - 2018-08-08 12:50
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Washington has no chance at reducing Tehran’s oil exports to zero as tensions between the sides escalate. “If the Americans want to keep this simplistic and impossible idea in t ...

Two years after the massacre of Qamishli

SDF Press - 2018-08-06 01:25
Two years ago, on the morning of Wednesday 27/07/2016, Qamishli city was subjected to a horrific massacre targeting its security and civil peace following a terrorist operation carried out by Daesh Which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians bet ...

White House: Trump received letter from North Korea’s Kim

Waar Media - 2018-08-02 17:49
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday that followed up on their recent discussions about denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the White House said on Thursday. “The ongoing corres ...

Kurd from Eastern-Kurdistan wins Math Nobel Prize

Waar Media - 2018-08-02 12:38
WAAR-DUHOK: A Kurd from Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat) is among one of four winners of the prestigious Fields Medal, also known as the Nobel prize for mathematics. Caucher Birkar, a Cambridge University professor, was awarded the prize on Wednesday during ...

Pro-Iranian Militia, Iraqi Tribal Forces Clash in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2018-08-02 00:55
ERBIL — Iraqi tribal forces in the north province of Salahaddin clashed with the pro-Iranian Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi on Wednesday after three tribal leaders were kidnapped and killed earlier the day. According to Kurdistan 24, the confrontati ...

Pictures: Peshmerga Marathon in Erbil Delivers Message of Peace

BAS News - 2018-08-02 00:29
ERBIL — Over 1,500 Peshmerga troops took part in a marathon on Wednesday in Kurdistan Region’s capital, delivering a message of peace to the world. Krekar Abdullah, the organiser of the event, said that the Peshmerga troops ran five kilometres in Erbil, ...

Over 150 Iraqi Civilians Killed, Injured in July: UN

BAS News - 2018-08-02 00:29
ERBIL — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) revealed on Wednesday that a total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 wounded by acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of July only. “Baghdad was the ...

Kurdish Mathematician Among Four of Fields Medal Winners

BAS News - 2018-08-01 18:07
ERBIL - An Iranian Kurdish mathematician is one of the four men to be awarded the Fields Medal which is considered the equivalent of a Nobel prize for mathematicians, a report said on Wednesday. Prof. Kochar Birkar, 40, from Cambridge University, who esc ...

Latest Figures on Yezidi Victims of IS

BAS News - 2018-08-01 17:08
ERBIL - The general directorate of Yezidis Affairs at Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs updated on Wednesday the latest figures for the Yezidi victims of the Islamic State (IS) in an official report. The report said that a to ...

Man Badly Injured in Landmine Explosion in Duhok

BAS News - 2018-08-01 16:00
ERBIL - A civilian was badly injured on Wednesday in a landmine explosion in Amedi city in northern Duhok province, local officials from the death department said. Najib Saeed, the head of Amedi hospital in Dohuk, told BasNews that the incident occurred ...
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