Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

Latest news


Three employees of Turkish Consulate General in Hewler killed

ANF - 2019-07-17 14:40
Reports of casualties in Hewler. ...

Iran hangs four ethnic Kurds in Iranian Kurdistan: watchdog

E-Kurd - 2019-07-17 11:53
ÛRMIYÊ, Iranian Kurdistan,— Four ethnic Kurds were hanged by Iran’s judicial authorities in Urmia Central Prison in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) on Tuesday. Hengaw Organization, which reports on human rights abuses in the Iranian Kurdistan, named the dec ...

Several killed, injured in twin bombing of Shia neighborhood in Baghdad: reports

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-16 09:25

ISIS Islamic State: Oil minister killed in Syrian hideout, according to reports

9news - 2019-07-15 06:04

Iran’s IRGC Attacks Iranian Opposition Targets in Iraq’s Kurdistan - Reports (Video) - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-07-14 09:18

Philippines drugs war: UN votes to investigate killings

BBC - 2019-07-12 00:03
The UN's top human rights body votes to examine reports of extrajudicial killings in the country. ...

Kurdish fighters kill 3 elite Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards: reports

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 22:32
PIRANSHAHR, Iranian Kurdistan,— Three members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards were shot dead in the western city of Piranshahr in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) on Tuesday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, citing a Guards statement. The ...

Rotten cans were burned in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-07-09 21:07
Raqqa – The detect committee of the People’s Municipality continues their tours on the markets and shops in Raqqa city to control corrupt and expired food staff. After receiving several reports from the residents regarding the importing of large quantitie ...

Turkey to revive post-2001 crisis debt plan to help troubled firms - reports | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-07-09 16:27

Reports of "scabies, shingles and chickenpox" at border facility prompt calls for answers [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-09 02:15

Hong Kong extradition protests: Police and protesters clash

BBC - 2019-07-08 00:37
BBC China correspondent Robin Brant reports from Hong Kong amid another day of protests. ...

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 ...

Turkish Security Forces Neutralize at Least 3 PKK Militants in Country's South - Reports - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-07-07 09:01

The Kurdish Human Rights Situation Report in June 2019

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-07-07 07:22
KMMK: This report on the situation of human rights in June 2019, in the east of Kurdistan is that the working population, human rights, Kurdistan, according to multiple reports, the human rights organization round is collected. It is noted that this repor ...

Kevin Spacey 'questioned by Met Police in US'

BBC - 2019-07-07 01:16
The actor is interviewed under caution over sex assault claims in the UK, a US website reports. ...

[PICTURES]: IS Judge Arrested While Disguising as a Woman

BAS News - 2019-07-06 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces arrested on Friday an senior member of the Islamic State (IS) near Mosul. According to media reports, the jihadists served as a judge with IS while the extremist group was in control of Mosul. He was disguising in women’s ou ...

Iraq Investigates Report of Senior Commander’s Link with CIA

BAS News - 2019-07-06 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into reports accusing Commander of Anbar Operations Mahmoud Fallahi of having links with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). According to an official statement, Defense Minister Najah Sha ...

Trump insists military leaders 'thrilled' after reports he demanded they stand next to him at 4th of July parade

Yahoo - 2019-07-02 21:39

SDF signs agreement with UN to rid its ranks of child soldiers Kurdish units have long been listed in UN reports July 2, 2019

The National AE - 2019-07-02 06:13

One Turkish Soldier Killed in Clash with PKK

BAS News - 2019-06-30 10:47
ERBIL — Turkish troops and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters clashed on Saturday in south eastern province of Hakkari, which left one Turkish soldier killed. Local media reports said the soldier was severely injured and he succumbed to his wounds l ...

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 ...

Seven Tents Burned as Fire Ravages IDP Camp in Duhok

BAS News - 2019-06-27 14:02
ERBIL — At least seven tents were burned on Thursday in the IDP camp of Sharia in Duhok province of Kurdistan Region, the camp manager told BasNews. Preliminary reports indicated an electrical short circuit as the reason for the blaze, according to Hakar ...

Fire Engulfs Mishraq Sulphur Plant Near Mosul

BAS News - 2019-06-26 21:45
ERBIL - A fire has been reported from the Mishraq Sulphur State Company, a state run sulfur plant near Mosul, Iraq, reportedly resulting in the poisoning of several people and killing of another. Iraqi media reports said that the driver of a fire engine ...

Bomb targets Iraqi police in Kirkuk after arrest of ISIS ‘leader’ in area: reports

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-26 10:34

Although climate change is global, its importance is not viewed globally: Reports | world news | Hindustan Times

Hindustantimes - 2019-06-26 06:29

Masrour Barzani's office clarifies 'baseless' reports on KRG cabinet candidates

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-26 00:33

'Imagine your own children there': Grim reports mount from border detention facilities [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-06-25 19:37

ISIS ambulance driver: We sent injured men to Turkey

ANF - 2019-06-25 11:22
Muhammad Amir Abdulkadir went from Germany to Syria and joined the so-called ISIS. In an ANF interview he reports on transport of seriously injured ISIS jihadists to Turkey. ...

Masrour Barzani refutes reports on Kurdistan cabinet candidates

E-Kurd - 2019-06-25 10:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The press office of Prime Minister-designate of Iraqi Kurdistan region Masrour Barzani released a statement on Monday where it described recent reports about ministerial candidates being chosen and finalized for th ...

Masrour Barzani’s Office Rejects Reports on KRG Cabinet Candidates

BAS News - 2019-06-24 19:10
ERBIL — The press office of Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate, Masrour Barzani, rejected on Monday the media reports on several alleged candidates for ministerial posts in the next cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government. “Some local media outle ...

Two Eurofighter warplanes crash over eastern Germany - reports

Yahoo - 2019-06-24 19:05

Russia Warns of Repeat of Cuban Missile Crisis – Reports - The Moscow Times

Themoscowtimes - 2019-06-24 15:46

Turkish artillery strikes suspected PKK positions in Zakho

Rûdaw - 2019-06-23 13:18
There are currently no reports of casualties ...

Iraq Rejects Reports about US Evacuating Contractors

BAS News - 2019-06-22 15:52
ERBIL — The Iraqi military refuted reports claiming that the US forces were planning to evacuate contractors from the Balad Base. Earlier the day, Reuters cited unnamed Iraqi officials saying that Washington was preparing to withdraw 400 soldiers out of ...

At Least 7 Killed in Baghdad Mosque Bombing

BAS News - 2019-06-21 15:25
ERBIL — An explosion at a Shi’ite mosque in Iraq’s capital left at least seven people killed on Friday. According to police sources, the explosion hit Imam al-Muntazir mosque in Baladiyat neighborhood, east of Baghdad. Preliminary reports said another 20 ...

HPG reports Turkish air strikes and operations in Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-06-20 17:33
Turkish military activities in Kurdistan continue. ...

Trump says Iran made ‘very big mistake’ as US Navy confirms drone shot down

Rûdaw - 2019-06-20 17:14
“Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false” ...

Dmytro Tymchuk: Ukrainian MP found shot dead at home

BBC - 2019-06-20 00:01
Politician and military analyst Dmytro Tymchuk was killed with his own pistol, reports suggest. ...

U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan resigned

ANF - 2019-06-19 10:49
U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan resigned as reports emerged of domestic violence in his family. ...

Ex-Kirkuk governor lands in Erbil after reports of his arrest in Lebanon

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-19 10:08

Iraq: Protesters Likely to Come Back to Streets on Friday

BAS News - 2019-06-18 23:43
ERBIL - Iraqi protesters in the southern parts are possible to come back to the streets once again on Friday as a result of providing the people of Iraq with poor public services. According to Iraqi media reports, the possible demonstrations are reported ...

US-led Coalition Confirms Rocket Attack on Iraq’s Camp Taji

BAS News - 2019-06-18 11:01
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition has confirmed that rockets were fired at Camp Taji in Iraq where US military personnel are stationed together with Iraqis. Late on Monday, reports said that at least three rockets had been fired at the camp, two of which hit ...

UPDATE - Turkish Forces Neutralize 7 PKK Militants In Northern Iraq - Reports - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-06-17 10:17

Jailed pro-Kurdish politician’s lawyer denies reports of Demirtaş’s release | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-16 15:56

Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 15:51

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 ...

Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon

BAS News - 2019-06-16 11:51
ERBIL — Former governor of the Kurdish province of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, arrived in Erbil on Saturday evening. Previous reports claimed Karim’s arrest during his recent trip to Lebanon, which were soon refuted by the Kurdish politician himself. A sour ...

UN seeks to verify reports of gang-rape by Sudan militias

Gulan Media - 2019-06-13 23:55

Iranian FM ‘suspicious’ of Gulf attack reports

Waar Media - 2019-06-13 18:21
WAAR_DUHOK Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that the incident happened when the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was meeting Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran. Zarif added: “Suspicious doesn’t begin t ...

Mali village attack death toll revised down to 35

BBC - 2019-06-13 00:02
Initial reports said nearly 100 people had been killed in an attack on a Dogon village. ...

Reports: Turkey-backed Rebels Battle in Afrin | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-06-12 23:50

Four Turkish Soldiers Killed, Injured in Clash with PKK

BAS News - 2019-06-12 10:07
ERBIL — At least two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others were injured in a fierce fire exchange with Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), media reports said on Wednesday. The clash took place in Dersim (Tunceli) province, east of Turkey. Multiple repo ...

Real Madrid Transfer News: Los Blancos defender given the freedom to decide his future amid incoming signing

Waar Media - 2019-06-09 21:11
WAAR_DUHOK Real Madrid’s veteran left-back Marcelo Vieira has been given the freedom to decide his future at the Bernabeu, if reports are to be believed. Los Blancos are happy to allow the Brazilian to choose his next destination, if at all he opts to hi ...

US Gives Turkey Ultimatum on S-400

BAS News - 2019-06-07 23:32
ERBIL - The US has given Turkey a two-month deadline to either abandon the S-400 missile defense system purchase with Russia or be ready for the punishment, reports said on Friday, citing the Pentagon. According to the deadline, Turkey is expected to dro ...

Manus Island, Nauru refugees appeal for help

Green Left Weekly - 2019-06-06 12:55
Prime Minister Scott Morrison famously awarded himself a trophy for stopping the boats in the lead-up the recent federal election. That trophy looks a little odd now, with recent reports of several boats full of asylum seekers fleeing Sri Lanka and attem ...

'Peppa Pig' owner Entertainment One denies reports of Mark Gordon's exit

Yahoo - 2019-06-06 12:50

‘Chernobyl’ series showcases Soviet era heroism in difficult conditions, stop making it about America or the West

Seth Frantzman - 2019-06-06 12:31
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN I started watching the series ‘Chernobyl’ after seeing media reports that interpreted it for an American audience. First it was the story of a woman scientist […] ...

Trump dismisses reports of NKorean executions [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-06-06 10:34

More crop fires in Kirkuk as Iraqi ministry reports over 30,000 acres burned so far

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-05 21:29

The Kurdish Human Rights Situation Report in May 2019

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-06-05 01:01
This report on the situation of human rights in May 2019, in the east of Kurdistan is that the working population, human rights, Kurdistan, according to multiple reports, the human rights organization round is collected. It is noted that this report due t ...

Israel strikes military airbase in western Syria - reports

Rûdaw - 2019-06-03 18:55
Israel targets T-4 military airbase in Homs ...

Turkish President Erdogan's office denies reports on S-400, USD/TRY recovers modestly

Fxstreet - 2019-05-31 02:55

Chain Bombings Rock Kirkuk, Several Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2019-05-30 22:56
ERBIL - At least six bomb explosions reportedly hit the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Thursday night, resulting in the killing of three, while 17 more were injured. The six bomb blasts occurred within 20 to 30 minutes only, initial reports said, ...

Turkish Defense Minister, Acting Pentagon Chief Discuss Security Issues - Reports - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-05-30 14:40

Turkey’s arms diplomacy

Seth Frantzman - 2019-05-29 14:32
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Recent reports that Turkey transferred arms to Idlib and armored vehicles to Libya show how Turkey’s diplomacy is also one of arming regional allies. In this […] ...

US to possibly stop training Turkish pilots

ANF - 2019-05-29 11:49
Reports say the US may stop training Turkish pilots as part of the F-35 fighter jet project in the wake of the Turkish state’s intention to purchase S-400 air defense systems from Russia. ...

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 ...

Iraqi Forces Foil “Huge” Terrorist Attack in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-27 11:38
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have foiled a car bomb attack in Baghdad which they said could have been a “huge” terrorist attack. According to multiple media reports, the Islamic State (IS) jihadists had planned a car bomb attack in the capital city with ...

Initial reports of an explosion that damaged Israeli vehicle in northern West Bank | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-05-27 07:10

Iraqi Kurdistans Parliament To Elect Regional President On Tuesday - Reports - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-05-27 01:19

Car Bomb on Iraq-Syria Border Kills Five

BAS News - 2019-05-26 17:12
ERBIL — A car bomb blast in the border areas between Iraq and Syria on Sunday has left at least five people killed, Iraqi military sources said. The terrorist attack was carried out in Awinat village of Rabi’aa, western Iraq. Preliminary reports said als ...

Reports of Najmaldin Karim’s arrest in Lebanon untrue: Office of former Kirkuk Governor

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-26 01:08

Lawyers Visit PKK's Ocalan Again

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL - Lawyers of the jailed leader of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan, visited the Kurdish leader on Turkey’s Imrali Island on Wednesday. Turkish media reports said that the two lawyers will have regular meetings with Ocalan as Turkey ha ...

Katyusha rocket strikes Baghdad Green Zone: military

Rûdaw - 2019-05-20 03:12
There are currently no reports of casualties ...

Netherlands Mulls Resumption of Military Training Mission in Iraq - Reports - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-05-18 11:26

German, Dutch soldiers likely to resume training missions in Iraq soon – reports

Rûdaw - 2019-05-17 21:38
Peshmerga: We have benefited from them a lot ...

Juventus news: Cristiano Ronaldo reveals what he thinks about Massimiliano Allegri

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK As per reports, Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken about his feelings towards manager Massimiliano Allegri to the Juventus management. Ronaldo sensationally left Real Madrid last summer after the 2018 World Cup in Russia to join Juventus, with a mut ...

No Plan to Deploy 120,000 US Troops to Middle East: Trump

BAS News - 2019-05-14 23:28
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has denied the reports claiming that officials had talks on a military plan to deploy some 120,000 soldiers to the Middle East to counter Iran or the nuclear weapons acceleration by Tehran. "I think it's fake news, OK? N ...

Erdogan-backed militias in northern Syria: Islamists are torturing Kurds in Afrin

E-Kurd - 2019-05-14 23:19
Dr. Kamal Sido | Middle East expert of the Society for Threatened Peoples According to reports, Jihadist militias are torturing Kurdish prisoners in the Syrian-Kurdish region of Afrin. The Islamists are supported by Turkey and tolerated by the ...

Turkey Arrests 46 Ex-Policemen Allegedly Linked To Gulen Movement - Reports - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-05-13 13:18

Iran Considers US Forces in Gulf a Target, Not a Threat: Commander

BAS News - 2019-05-13 01:45
ERBIL - Iran has said that it does not see the US forces in the Gulf as a threat as much as it does as a target, reports said on Sunday. The comments were made by a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, Amirali Hajizadeh, who is the head of the ...

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Hits KRG-Iran Border

BAS News - 2019-05-11 14:14
ERBIL — A powerful earthquake hit the border areas of Kurdistan Region and Iranian Kurdistan on Saturday. Initial reports measured the shake at 5.3 on Richter scale, with its center was designated as 32 kilometers southwest of the border town of Halabja. ...

Syrian regime advances in Idlib

ANF - 2019-05-10 12:52
The Syrian regime has taken over 11 towns to the west of Idlib while reports say Al Nusra-HTS (Hayat Tahrir Al Sham) withdrew from most of these villages without resistance. ...

Scott Morrison says reports of Isis plot to target Anzac Day Gallipoli events 'inconclusive' | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-05-09 22:07

Where Antibiotics Fail, ‘Bacteria-Eating’ Viruses May Prevail

Waar Media - 2019-05-09 15:06
WAAR_DUHOK The recent publication of several scientific reports suggesting that many bacterial strands are developing resistance to antibiotics points to the emergence of a global crisis. As more and more dangerous bacteria become unresponsive to strong ...

Explosion kills three in Manbij

ANF - 2019-05-08 18:13
Reports of an explosion in Manbij. ...

Special Reports |

Reuters - 2019-05-08 11:03

DNO Reports First Quarter 2019 Results, Plans to More Than Double Spending

Yahoo - 2019-05-08 10:11

Confining Families with Alleged IS Links in Iraq “a Form of Collective Punishment”: HRW

BAS News - 2019-05-07 16:55
ERBIL — Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Iraq for the reports indicating that the country is planning to detain families with perceived affiliation to the Islamic State (IS). “The Iraqi government proposal to confine alleged families of ISIS membe ...

IDPs’ Movement Not Restricted Unless for Their Own Safety: KRG

BAS News - 2019-05-07 15:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has refuted the reports claiming that it restricts IDPs from moving outside camps freely. Following the breakout of Islamic State (IS) crisis, nearly 2 million people from Iraq and Syria escaped to Kurdistan Re ...

Iran may restart some nuclear activity: media reports

Rûdaw - 2019-05-07 01:46
Rouhani may make an announcement on 1st anniversary of US withdrawal from deal ...

Kraft Heinz to restate 2016, 2017 financial reports after employee misconduct

Yahoo - 2019-05-06 13:12

Dangerous IS Member Captured in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-05-05 21:51
ERBIL - A dangerous insurgent of the Islamic State (IS) was captured on Sunday in the city of Fallujah, Anbar province. Iraqi media reports said that the militant was responsible for gathering information on the army troops during the military campaigns ...

Libya crisis: The fight for Tripoli explained from the frontline

BBC - 2019-05-05 02:41
The BBC's Feras Kilani reports on the self-styled Libyan National Army's push to seize Libya's capital. ...

Iraq Says It Foiled Dangerous Plot by IS

BAS News - 2019-05-05 00:52
ERBIL - Iraqi officials from the Ministry of Interior said on Saturday that they had foiled a dangerous plot by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents who were attempting to infiltrate into Iraq from neighboring Syria. Iraqi media reports said that the securi ...

Iraqi Foreign Ministry Seeks Acquittal for Baath Era Figures

BAS News - 2019-05-03 02:39
ERBIL - Iraqi Foreign Ministry has requested for an acquittal for the former Iraqi Baath regime era figures so as to be able to work for the ministry, according to a document. Iraqi media reports published a document on Thursday which was reportedly dire ...

PUK Refutes Dismissal of Senior Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2019-05-03 01:18
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has refuted reports claiming that Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa, commander of 70th Brigade of Peshmerga forces, was removed from his post. Talking to BasNews, Ahmed Latif, a spokesperson for the 70th Bregade, said t ...

US, Turkey Work on Trump’s Visit: Source

BAS News - 2019-05-02 16:23
ERBIL — Ankara and Washington are working on a possible visit of US President Donald Trump to Turkey later this year, media reports revealed. "We are working on alternative dates including July for Trump's visit,” local media quoted a presidential source ...

Dutch Government Forcing Yezidis to Return to Iraq: Reports

BAS News - 2019-05-02 13:07
ERBIL — The Netherlands has reportedly devised a new policy that forces the Kurdish Yezidi asylum seekers to return to Iraq and Kurdistan Region, claiming that the situation is calm now. Speaking to BasNews, Ari Jalal, head of Lutka Organization for Migr ...

Mit dem 1. Mai erscheint die neue Ausgabe des Kurdistan Reports

ANF - 2019-05-02 01:10
In der Ausgabe 203 des Kurdistan Reports wird neben aktuellen Bewertungen zu den einzelnen Teilen Kurdistans der Fokus auf Internationalismus und die Rolle Deutschlands innerhalb der kurdischen Frage und des Mittleren Ostens gegeben. ...
2367 results in 0.06 sec.