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Iraqi parliament to convene to question Central Bank Governor

Waar Media - 2018-11-20 00:04
WAAR-Duhok: Iraqi parliament to convene on Wednesday, November 21 to question Central Bank Governor Ali Allaq over 6 million dollars lost due to floods. Iraq’s parliament has launched a probe to determine how $6 million worth of local currency stored in ...

Shakeup at the top: Israel Defense Minister resigns

Seth Frantzman - 2018-11-15 08:07
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned on Wednesday November 14 in the wake of a ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel. His resignation leaves unprecedented power […] ...

Bombing Targets Shi’ite Mosque in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-11-14 23:10
ERBIL — An improvised explosive device (IED) went off overnight on Wednesday near a Shi’ite mosque in the Kurdish disputed city of Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. A source from the city confirmed the report to BasNews and revealed that the explosion had t ...

Turkey Bombs Kurdistan Border Village in Response to PKK Attack

BAS News - 2018-11-14 13:54
ERBIL — The Turkish army on Wednesday heavily bombarded Kurdistan Region’s border villages in Sidakan area. The bombardment started at 09:10 (local time), less than an hour after Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters attacked a Turkish army base in the ...

Iran’s Rouhani Says US Chose “the Wrong Path”

BAS News - 2018-11-14 13:11
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani once again on Wednesday vowed that his country would defeat the US sanctions which are, as described by the president, the wrong path chosen by Washington. “The Americans will definitely be defeated in this path. ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Federal Police in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-11-14 11:27
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants carried out another attack against a unit of Iraq federal police forces in central Kirkuk on Wednesday. The Iraqi forces came under attack in the industrial zone of Kirkuk. It led to heavy fire exchange, an inform ...

US Appoints New Ambassador to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-11-08 12:12
ERBIL — The United States has appointed a new diplomat to replace current Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman, the White House announced on Wednesday. The new ambassador is said to be Matthew Tueller, who currently serves as Washington’s top diplomat in ...

At least 12 IS Extremists Killed between Diyala, Salahaddin

BAS News - 2018-11-08 00:07
ERBIL - At least 12 Islamic State (IS) insurgents were killed in an airstrike conducted by the Iraqi Air Force in an area between the provinces of Diyala and Salahaddin on Wednesday. Talking to Mawazin News on condition of anonymity, a source said that t ...

Barham Salih Approves Disputed Appointment of New Governor of Babil

BAS News - 2018-11-07 23:25
ERBIL - Although the appointment of a new governor for the Iraqi city of Babil was rejected on Wednesday by the political parties over suspicious of corruption in the process, President Barham Salih approved the nomination. At least 18 out of 20 members ...

PM Barzani, UN Envoy Discuss Iraqi, Kurdistan's Politics

BAS News - 2018-11-07 16:11
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis for discussions on the political process in the region and Iraq. Barzani's press office said in a s ...

Iraqi Interior Ministry’s New Logo Includes Kurdish Language

BAS News - 2018-11-07 14:17
ERBIL — Iraqi Interior Ministry changed its official logo on Wednesday which includes the name of the ministry in Kurdish language. The new logo, besides modifications in the design and the name of the ministry in Kurdish, includes the date of the establ ...

Mosul: Mass Grave of Former Parliament Candidates Discovered

BAS News - 2018-11-07 13:57
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Wednesday the discovery of another mass grave in the Nineveh province, north of the country. “The grave in Badush, northwest of Mosul, contains the remains of more than 30 people,” Anadolu Agency quoted Army Cap ...

Turkey Arrest 15 People over Alleged PKK Links

BAS News - 2018-11-07 13:57
ERBIL — Turkish security forces announced the arrest of 15 people on Wednesday who are allegedly linked to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The arrests were made in the eastern province of Agri during an operation, said an unnamed security source, as ...

France’s Macron to Visit Iraq, Lebanon: Report

BAS News - 2018-11-01 12:13
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron has planned a trip to Iran and Lebanon in February to meet with top officials on latest developments in the region, Le Figaro cited Arab and French sources in a report on Wednesday. The trip will begin on February ...

IS Senior Member, Two Fellows Killed in Diyala

BAS News - 2018-10-31 23:12
ERBIL - At least three members of the Islamic State (IS), including a senior leader, were killed in a military campaign in the Iraqi province of Diyala on Wednesday. Mawazin News quoted spokesperson for Diyala Police Ghalib al-Attiya as saying that the o ...

Nearly 120,000 People Poisoned by Polluted Water in Basra So Far: HCHR

BAS News - 2018-10-31 23:12
ERBIL - Iraq’s High Commission for Human Rights (HCHR) announced on Wednesday that 118,000 people have so far been sent to the hospital after drinking polluted water in the southern province of Basra. The HCHR further called on Basra’s municipal council ...

Bawa Mahmoud Shrine Exploded by Unidentified Armed Men in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-10-31 19:24
ERBIL - The tomb of Bawa Mahmoud in Khanaqin, Diyala province, was exploded by unidentified armed men on Wednesday evening, a security source said. No groups or terrorist organizations have yet been accused of carrying out the attack. According to the in ...

SDF Halts Its Campaign Against IS in Eastern Syria Amid Turkish Attack

BAS News - 2018-10-31 17:20
ERBIL - The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement on Wednesday evening that it has "temporarily" stopped its military operations against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's Deir ez-Zor after Turkish president’s recent threatenings and attacks ...

Kurdistan Parliament holds last session at fourth round

Waar Media - 2018-10-31 14:51
Kurdistan Parliament Building, Erbil WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region parliament on Wednesday held its closing session before the new lawmakers begin to convene at the fifth round of parliament. In the session, deputy speaker Jafaar Imniki briefed the MP ...

Kurdistan Parliament Holds Last Session as New MPs Ready to Convene

BAS News - 2018-10-31 12:10
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region parliament on Wednesday held its closing session before the new lawmakers begin to convene at the fifth round of parliament. In the session, deputy speaker Jafaar Imniki briefed the MPs on the overall performance of the parli ...

Three IS Militants Killed in Coalition-Peshmerga Operation

BAS News - 2018-10-31 10:49
ERBIL — Kurdish Peshmerga troops, together with the US-led Coalition forces, launched an operation on Wednesday against the Islamic State (IS) near Kifri in Garmiyan bloc, killing at least three insurgents. The operation targeted the IS hideouts around t ...

Continued Suicide of Young Women in Various Cities of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-27 02:02
Over the past two weeks, two teenage girls and a young woman have ended their life by committing suicide in the cities of Sanandaj, Saqez and Ravansar. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), on Wednesday evening (Oct 24, 2018), a young wo ...

PM Barzani Promises to Compensate Those Affected by Erbil Blaze

BAS News - 2018-10-25 18:14
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has expressed sadness over the fire incident at Erbil’s Langa Bazaar (secondhand clothing marketplace). The marketplace caught fire after midnight on Wednesday, causing huge damage to over 1,000 s ...

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sworn in with 14 ministers

E-Kurd - 2018-10-25 17:40
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s new Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi was sworn in on Wednesday with only a partial Cabinet after lawmakers failed to reach a consensus on key postings including interior and defense. A rowdy parliament session to approve Abdul Mahdi’s gov ...

Iraq central bank says foreign reserves in excess of $60b

Waar Media - 2018-10-25 13:32
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s foreign reserves are in excess of 60 billion dollars, the Central Bank of Iraq said on Wednesday. The positive improvement in oil prices, along with monetary and financial policy, will lead to an increase in the value of the reserves, ...

Iraq PM Abdul-Mahdi sworn with partial cabinet ahead Parliament

Waar Media - 2018-10-25 11:50
Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi, speaks to parliament at the parliament headquarters, in Baghdad, Iraq October 24, 2018. WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s new Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi was sworn in on Wednesday with only a partial Cabinet after l ...

Abdul-Mahdi Sworn In as New Iraqi PM, 14 Ministers Appointed

BAS News - 2018-10-25 00:45
ERBIL - The Iraqi parliament held a session on Wednesday night to announce a new government, in which almost half of the ministers were approved, while Abdul-Mahdi was constitutionally sworn in as a new premier for the country. A total of 220 MPs out of ...

Basra: Doctors Warn of Disease Outbreaks Due to Polluted Water

BAS News - 2018-10-24 23:27
ERBIL - Doctors have warned of the spread of dangerous diseases in the Iraqi southern province Basra due to polluted drinking water, a report said on Wednesday. Cholera and diarrhea are warned to be spread throughout the oil-rich city if the residents co ...

Drug Cartel's Men Shoot at House of Tuz Khurmatu Chief of Police

BAS News - 2018-10-24 21:24
ERBIL - A group of unidentified armed men belonging to an illegal drug cartel shot at the house of a police official in the disputed Kurdish town of Tuz Khurmatu on Wednesday afternoon. Former head of Tuz Khurmatu media, Mohammed Fayaq, said in a stateme ...

PM Barzani, EU Envoy Discuss Politics Across Iraq

BAS News - 2018-10-24 19:36
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the EU Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua for talks on the latest developments in Iraq and the region. According to a statement by Barzani's office, the two officials exchanged views on the ...

Kurdistan PM, Armenian Envoy Discuss Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-10-24 17:46
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday in Erbil, in a farewell visit, the Armenian ambassador to Iraq, Karen Grigorian. During the meeting, Barzani's office said that the Armenian envoy, who was accompanied by a delegation, t ...

KRG PM Barzani receives Turkish ambassador to Iraq in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-10-24 16:09
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Turkish Ambassador to Iraq, Fatih Yildiz in Erbil WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the Turkish Ambassador to Iraq, Fatih Yildiz, to discuss the ...

PM Barzani, Turkish Ambassador Review Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-10-24 15:44
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the Turkish Ambassador to Iraq, Fatih Yildiz, to discuss the relations between Erbil and Ankara as well as areas of potential cooperation. In his first visit to Erbil, Yildiz ...

Russian, Turkish defense ministers to hold talks in Turkey on October 27

Waar Media - 2018-10-24 12:49
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar joins Anadolu Agency’s Editor Desk meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2018. WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar expects to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu on October 27, he said in an in ...

(50) fighters join with the SDF

SDF Press - 2018-10-24 01:34
Ain-Issa – Academies of martyr (Fayyad al-Shibli) and martyr (Sariah Ronahi) graduated two courses (demining and sniper) the two courses bore the name of martyr (Mazloum Qamishlo) and the martyr (Hawzan Darbasiyya) on Wednesday at a military ceremony atte ...

Adil Abdul-Mahdi to Declare New Government Line-up on Wednesday: Report

BAS News - 2018-10-23 21:04
ERBIL - Iraqi incoming Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will announce the line-up of his country's new government on Wednesday evening, a report said. Al-Iraqiya news agency said on Tuesday night that the parliament is expected to hold a session at 6:00 p ...

Abdul-Mahdi to Announce Cabinet Line-up This Week

BAS News - 2018-10-22 10:45
ERBIL — The incoming prime minister of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, is expected to announce the line-up of his new cabinet on Wednesday this week, a media source said. The list of suggested ministers would be presented at the parliament for legislative’s vote ...

Key Facebook investors join push to oust Mark Zuckerberg as chairman

Waar Media - 2018-10-18 15:23
Mark Zuckerberg WAAR-DUHOK: Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from ...

Coalition Mistakenly Bombs SDF in Syria: Russian Media

BAS News - 2018-10-18 13:08
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition reportedly bombarded the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near Syria’s Deir ez-Zor on Wednesday by mistake, Russian RIA news agency claimed. Citing anonymous military and diplomatic sources, the agency said that at least six Ku ...

Germany to Donate $115 Million to Help Iraq, Syria Revive

BAS News - 2018-10-18 13:08
ERBIL — The German government will provide €100 million ($115 million) to help with the reconstruction of Iraq and Syria in the post-Islamic State (IS) era. The foreign and development ministries said on Wednesday that €90 million would be made available ...

Yezidi Girl Freed from IS Captivity

BAS News - 2018-10-18 00:13
ERBIL - A Yezidi girl was freed on Wednesday after four years of Islamic State (IS) captivity in Mosul. Hussein Qaidi, the head of Duhok-based office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs, told BasNews that the 12-year old girl was rescued in the Iraqi city of R ...

Kurdish PM, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Discuss Politics

BAS News - 2018-10-18 00:13
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met on Wednesday with the Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi to discuss the political developments in Kurdistan Region and Iraq. The pair, during the meeting, shed light on the underway ...

Turkish Jets Bombard Kurdistan Border Areas

BAS News - 2018-10-17 23:35
ERBIL - Turkish jets bombarded a number of villages on Wednesday in the Kurdistan Region border areas, allegedly targeting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) headquarters. The aircrafts, according to locals, shelled the areas near the villages of Sargale ...

Iraq Sentences Six People over Terrorist Charges

BAS News - 2018-10-17 23:35
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Justice on Wednesday sentenced six people to death over terrorist activities. The ministry pointed out in a statement that the death penalties were carried out in a accordance with the counter-terrorism laws. It further said ...

Barzani Receives Canada's Ambassador to

BAS News - 2018-10-17 16:37
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish Leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani received on Wednesday a Canadian diplomatic delegation headed by ambassador Paul Gibbard, Canada's ambassador to Iraq. Gibbard is Canada's first resident ambassador ...

Well-known Turkish Intellectual Besikci Meets with Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2018-10-17 16:37
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, received on Wednesday the well-known Turkish sociologist Ismail Besikci in Erbil. Barzani highlighted Besikci’s efforts and writings in support of the Kurdish struggle for f ...

PM Barzani, Abadi Meet in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-10-17 16:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with his Iraqi counterpart on Wednesday in Bagdad to discuss the latest political developments, including ties between Erbil and Baghdad. According to a readout of the meeting released by Barz ...

Barzani and Canadian ambassador to Iraq discuss political issues

Waar Media - 2018-10-17 16:23
Former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani and Canadian ambassador to Iraq, Paul Gibbard. WAAR-DUHOK: Former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani received on Wednesday a Canadian diplomatic delegation headed by ambassador Paul Gibbard, ...

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-10-17 10:22
ERBIL — Another earthquake hit on Wednesday the suburb of Kurdistan’s Sulaymaniyah city, said Kurdistan’s Earthquake Data Center. According to an official statement, the quake was measured at 4.5 magnitude, occurring at around 06:16 local time (GMT +3). ...

Bodies of Four Aegean Sea Victims to Arrive in Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2018-10-16 22:23
ERBIL - The bodies of four Kurdish migrants, who drowned in the Aegean Sea alongside 31 other people, are expected to be sent to Kurdistan Region on Wednesday, the Kurdish Federation for Migrants said. Ari Jalal, head of the federation, told BasNews that ...

Four More Bodies of Kurdish Migrants Discovered in Aegean Sea

BAS News - 2018-10-12 22:07
ERBIL - At least four more bodies of the 35 migrants who drowned in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday, have been discovered, an official said on Friday. The majority of the victims were from Zakho and Duhok cities in Kurdistan Region, and the bodies of 14 of t ...

Pentagon orders pause in F-35 fighter jet flights in wake of crash

Waar Media - 2018-10-12 18:56
An F-35 Lightning jet arrives at RAF Marham in Norfolk last Wednesday, one of the first four from the reformed 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron to arrive in the UK from the US. WAAR-DUHOK: The Pentagon on Thursday ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter j ...

Pompeo: US will not support any Syria’s future platform without Kurds

Waar Media - 2018-10-12 13:45
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a speech delivered to the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA). WAAR-DUHOK: Syria’s Kurds “have been great partners,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday evening in Washington DC, ...

U.S. senators trigger human rights probe over missing Saudi journalist

Reuters - 2018-10-11 01:10
Twenty-two U.S. senators on Wednesday forced a U.S. investigation of whether human rights sanctions should be imposed over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist last seen as he entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2. ...

IS Extremists Kill Serviceman in Anbar

BAS News - 2018-10-10 23:44
ERBIL - An Iraqi serviceman was killed in an offensive by the militants of the Islamic State (IS), while two more have gone missing in the Iraqi province of Anbar, a security source said on Wednesday. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told ...

Halbusi Says Turkey will Increase Water Flow Coming into Iraq

BAS News - 2018-10-10 21:00
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has agreed to increase the water flow coming from the neighboring country into Iraq, said the Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi on Wednesday. According to a statement by Halbusi's office, the Turk ...

Double Explosions Hit Tikrit, Five Killed, Injured

BAS News - 2018-10-10 21:00
ERBIL - At least five people were either killed or wounded in two separate bomb explosions in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday night, Ministry’s Security Media Center said. According to a statement by the center, the first bomb went off near a fuel ...

Demilitarized zone around Syria's Idlib set up, Turkey says

Reuters - 2018-10-10 17:40
Turkey's defense ministry said on Wednesday the demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib has been formed and heavy weapons have been withdrawn, following an agreement by Russian and Turkish leaders in Sochi last month. ...

13th International Book Fair opens in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-10-10 14:38
President Masoud Barzani opens Erbil International Book Fair. WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, attended on Wednesday the opening ceremony of the 13th International Book Fair in Erbil. Over 250 ...

Top Swedish Military Delegation in Erbil to Discuss Continued Cooperation

BAS News - 2018-10-10 13:02
ERBIL — A top military delegation from Sweden arrived in Erbil on Wednesday to meet with Peshmerga officials and exchange views about the country’s continued military cooperation and trainings. Acting Peshmerga Minister Karim Sinjari received the delegat ...

Iran Executed 80 Kurds in Past 12 Months: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-10-10 13:02
ERBIL — The Iranian government has executed 80 of its Kurdish citizens since 10 October last year, said a monitoring group. On Wednesday, which marks the World Day Against the Death Penalty, Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported that the rate of ...

In Pictures: Barzani Opens 13th International Book Fair in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-10-10 10:23
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, attended on Wednesday the opening ceremony of the 13th International Book Fair in Erbil. Over 250 publishers from 35 countries are showcasing their latest publicat ...

3rd Slemani International Film Festival kicks off in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-10-10 08:48
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The 3rd Slemani International Film Festival (SIFF) is kicked off on Wednesday in Sulaimani city featuring a red carpet ceremony and special VIP guests who will be in attendance. Renowned directors, actors and actresse ...

13th International Book Fair to Open in Erbil on Wednesday

BAS News - 2018-10-09 15:11
ERBIL — The 13th International Book Fair is due to open on Wednesday in Kurdistan Region’s capital. BasNews has learned that several dozens of Kurdish, Iraqi, and international publishers are participating in this year’s exhibition. The fair will be open ...

US terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after UN court ruling

Waar Media - 2018-10-04 15:03
WAAR-DUHOK: In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The largely symbolic gesture highl ...

Iraq's president takes office, independent tapped as PM

FOX News - 2018-10-04 08:49
A veteran Kurdish politician assumed office on Wednesday as Iraq's new president after tapping an independent Shiite politician for the post of prime minister, ending nearly five months of political deadlock. ...

Part of Shi'ite Factions Don't Back Adil Abdul Mahdi: Report

BAS News - 2018-10-03 23:14
ERBIL - Some Iraqi Shi'ite factions are not with the direction of Adil Abdul Mahdi for establishing a new government in Baghdad, but they have kept silent so far, a report said on Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday night, the newly-elected Iraqi President, Ba ...

At Least 13 IS Insurgents Captured in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2018-10-03 22:37
ERBIL - A group of 13 Islamic State (IS) extremists has been captured in western Mosul, a security spokesperson said on Wednesday. "Troops of the Nineveh police managed to arrest a terrorist cell of the Islamic State, composed of thirteen militants," the ...

Pompeo: Tehran - a Threats to Washington Missions in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-10-03 21:08
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized on Wednesday the performance of Iran in Iraq, saying that Tehran is the origin of the current threats to Washington missions in the country Pompeo made the remarks days after he announced the closure o ...

Kurdistan Election: Announcement of Initial Results Delayed

BAS News - 2018-10-03 20:33
ERBIL - The initial results of Sunday's regional parliamentary election, which were expected to be announced on Wednesday night, were delayed. According to reports, the counting of the ballots has been concluded by the Kurdistan Region’s electoral commis ...

Newly elected Iraqi president Barham Salih takes office

E-Kurd - 2018-10-03 19:06
BAGHDAD,— A veteran Kurdish politician Barham Salih assumed office on Wednesday as Iraq’s new president after tapping an independent Shi’ite politician for the post of prime minister, ending nearly five months of political deadlock. Barham Salih, 58, who ...

Barzani receives UK ambassador to Iraq in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-10-03 18:50
WAAR-DUHOK: UK Ambassador to Iraq, Jon Wilks, met with influential Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, on Wednesday to discuss the latest political developments in Erbil and Baghdad. Wilks congratulated Kurdistan Regi ...

Masrour Barzani, UK Ambassador Discuss Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-10-03 16:45
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, received on Wednesday the UK Ambassador to Iraq, Jon Wilks, to discuss bilateral ties and areas of potential cooperation. The two officials discussed the latest political de ...

Brothers Arrested in Tuz Khurmatu over IS Membership

BAS News - 2018-10-03 16:14
ERBIL — Two brothers were arrested in Tuz Khurmatu on Wednesday by security forces over their engagement in Islamic State (IS) acts of terror. The siblings, identified as Basim Nouri and Jasim Nouri, had involved in several terrorist attacks in the city, ...

UK Ambassador Visits Barzani to Discuss Kurdistan, Iraq’s Politics

BAS News - 2018-10-03 14:43
ERBIL — UK Ambassador to Iraq, Jon Wilks, met with influential Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, on Wednesday to discuss the latest political developments in Erbil and Baghdad. Wilks congratulated Kurdistan Region o ...

Oil slips below $85 as Saudi raises output towards record

Waar Media - 2018-10-03 14:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil traded below a four-year high on Wednesday as top exporter Saudi Arabia said it increased output to near a record high and after Reuters reported that Russia and Saudi Arabia had struck a private deal in September to pump more. Crude stil ...

Wall Street Journal: A Word from Mr. Kurd

Justice for Kurds - 2018-10-02 04:13
Before I could begin my question to President Trump at Wednesday’s press conference, he asked me where I was from. I told him I was a Kurd from Iraq; he said: “I like this question so far.” Naturally, I went on to ask about the Kurds, who have provided bo ...

McDonald’s says classic burgers no longer have artificial ingredients

Waar Media - 2018-09-27 14:58
WAAR-DUHOK: McDonald’s USA on Wednesday announced that its iconic burgers, including the Big Mac and the Quarter Pounder with Cheese, no longer have artificial preservatives, artificial flavors or added colors from artificial sources. Only the pickle sli ...

Trump: Kurds are Great People, We Have to Help Them

BAS News - 2018-09-27 09:25
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump has once again applauded Kurd’s contribution to the war against terror in the Middle East, saying they are “great people”. During a press conference on Wednesday, Trump highlighted the sacrifices the Kurdish Peshmerga fo ...

Baghdad: Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail for Selling Daughter for Sex

BAS News - 2018-09-27 00:13
ERBIL - An Iraqi court sentenced on Wednesday a man to 15 years in jail over attempting to sell his daughter for a few millions Iraqi Dinars. Judge Abdul Satar Bayraqdar, a spokesperson for the High Court in Baghdad, said in a statement that the suspect ...

Iraqi Forces Continue Arresting Activists in Basra: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-26 22:53
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces have resumed arresting civil activists in the southern province of Basra, a report revealed on Wednesday. According to a report by the London-based Araby Al-Jadeed news agency, the Iraqi special forces, among which were pro- ...

Diyala: Two IS Militants Killed, Injured While Planting Bombs

BAS News - 2018-09-26 22:37
ERBIL - At least two Islamic State militants were killed or wounded in a bomb explosion in the Iraqi province of Diyala on Wednesday, a security official said. Talking to BasNews, Simko Ali, the head of Kolajo's Asayesh [security], said that the extremis ...

IS Threatens to Conduct More Attacks in Iran: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-26 20:55
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) has threatened to conduct more attacks against the Iranian forces in the country, a report said on Wednesday evening. Sputnik cited the AFP as saying that the extremist group's spokesperson, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, has warned in ...

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 ...
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