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Two Conservationists Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-19 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Two environmental conservationists, Reza Asadi and Fazel Qeitasi, were released on bail after 47 days of detention. The two Kurdish activists were arrested by security forces on January 31, 2019 following the arrest ...

Munich Security Conference 2019 – Day #2 – EURACTIV.com

Euractiv - 2019-02-18 17:07

Munich Security Conference: As it happened – POLITICO

Politico - 2019-02-18 14:58

Turkish leader Erdogan snubs U.S. security advisor Bolton over Kurdish fighters - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-02-18 14:39

Iran and Israel trade rebukes at Munich Security Conference | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 17.02.2019

DW - 2019-02-18 13:37

Mosul: Four Suicide Bombers Killed Before Targeting Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2019-02-17 21:48
ERBIL - At least four unidentified suicide bombers were killed by the Iraqi security forces before the armed men could carry out terrorist activities in the city of Mosul. A security source explained to al-Madar news agency that the four suspects had pla ...

Iraq's Fakih Fayadh Warns of IS Return as a Different Organization

BAS News - 2019-02-17 18:53
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) is attempting to reorganize itself and return in a different shape, the Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih Fayadh said on Sunday. The Iraqi official made the comment to a German magazine on the sidelines of the Munich Se ...

US Withdrawal from Syria Won’t Be Abrupt: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-02-17 14:04
ERBIL — The United States will not make an abrupt and rapid pullout from Syria as it is feared by allies in the region, according to special presidential envoy to the war against Islamic State (IS). Speaking during the annual Munich Security Conference i ...

India at Munich Security Conference notifies delegates on Pulwama terrorist attack | Devdiscourse News

Devdiscourse - 2019-02-17 13:19

Kurds scramble for security arrangement ahead of U.S. Syria withdrawal - International news - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-02-17 07:08

Pulwama attack: India mourns Kashmir dead

BBC - 2019-02-17 01:16
Thousands attend funerals across India for security force personnel killed in an attack on Thursday. ...

“Massoud Shamsnejad”a lawyer in Uromia was sentenced to 6 years in prison.

Roji Kurd - 2019-02-17 00:00
“Massoud Shamsnejad”a lawyer who was detained from 8 January 2019 was detained by Branch Three of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Orumiyeh on charges of “propaganda against the state and acting against national security” He was sentenced to 6 years ...

Masrour Barzani Details His Meetings with World Leaders in Germany

BAS News - 2019-02-16 23:20
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, who is attending the 55th Munich Security Conference, has detailed his Saturday's meetings with the world leaders. Barzani pointed out that they have discussed several signi ...

Trump-era US, Europe rift wide open at Munich security talks | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-02-16 23:19

Anbar: 13 More Civilians Abducted by IS

BAS News - 2019-02-16 22:39
ERBIL - At least 13 more civilians were abducted by the insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Saturday, a security source was quoted as saying. Talking to Iraqi media Dijlah TV channel on condition of anonymity, the sourc ...

Masrour Barzani, US Envoy Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq, Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-16 21:16
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, met on Saturday with the Special US Presidential Envoy James Jeffery in Germany, where they discussed various political and security issues. According to a statement by the ...

Masrour Barzani Meets with Germany Defense Minister

BAS News - 2019-02-16 20:08
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, met on Saturday with Germany Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on rhe sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. The Pair discussed the bilateral ties between the side ...

U.S. seeks path from ISIS war to next phase at Munich Security Conference - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-02-16 19:33

Masrour Barzani Calls for "Safe and Dignified" Return for IDPs

BAS News - 2019-02-16 19:29
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani has called for a quick "safe and dignified" return for the IDPs to their places of origin. Barzani made the call during a meeting with German State Minister Niels Annen on the ...

Trump-era US Europe rift wide open at Munich security talks

France24 - 2019-02-16 19:19

Peshmerga, Iraqi Forces Coordination Essential for Disputed Areas: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-02-16 18:40
ERBIL - Combined security mechanisms between the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga and Iraqi security forces are essential for the disputed areas, Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani said. The Kurdish top security official m ...

Munich Security Summit: Angela Merkel says Russia made nuclear treaty withdrawal unavoidable - The National

Thenational - 2019-02-16 18:01

French MPs issue call for Rojava and hunger strikes

ANF - 2019-02-16 15:28
Dozens of MP and senator women from various political parties in France called on the country to take urgent initiative with the UN Security Council and to support Rojava, targeted by Turkey, as well as Kurdish women on hunger strikes against isolation. ...

Masrour Barzani Meets with Turkish Defense Minister

BAS News - 2019-02-16 14:24
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, met on Saturday with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar in Germany. The meeting was held on the margin of the 55th round of Munich Security Conference. Updates to follow… ...

Masrour Barzani Meets with UK Secretary of State for Defense

BAS News - 2019-02-16 12:00
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani and UK Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, met on Saturday in Germany. The meeting was held on the sideline of 2019’s Munich Security Conference. DETAILS TO FOLLOW… ...

Kurdish Security Chief Meets with Iranian FM in Munich

BAS News - 2019-02-16 11:06
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, is in meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday. The meeting is taking place in Germany on the sideline of the Munich Security Conference 2019. ...

Masrour Barzani: Negotiated Solution Needed to Guarantee Rights of Kurds in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-16 11:06
ERBIL — Top Kurdish security official has reiterated that a solution to the Syrian Crisis, which is based on negotiations with all communities and political parties, is needed to preserve the rights of the Kurdish people in the country. Chancellor of Kur ...

US Seeks European Presence in Northeast Syria

Waar Media - 2019-02-16 10:16
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said Friday that President Donald Trump would ask European countries to send troops to establish a buffer zone in northeast Syria along Turkey’s southern border. Graham’s remarks came at the Munich Security Conferen ...

Masrour Barzani to Meet with World Leaders on 2nd Day of MSC

BAS News - 2019-02-16 09:58
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani is set to meet with several ministers and other world diplomats on the sideline of the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. The Kurdish security chief will meet with defense mini ...

Khomeini's intolerant vision haunts increasingly vulnerable Iran

Rûdaw - 2019-02-16 00:26
It’s no surprise the IRGC faces a long list of security threats ...

UN Security Council meets on Iraq, says parties 'must end infighting'

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-15 23:21

Barzani stresses joint security in meeting with Iraqi national security adviser

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-15 22:50

Germany's Support to Kurdistan Changed Course of War on IS: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-02-15 22:27
ERBIL - Germany's support has been essential for the Kurdistan Region in the fight against the Islamic State (IS), Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani said on Friday. Barzani made the comments during a meeting with Chairwoman ...

Erbil-Baghdad Cooperation Required to Eliminate IS: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-02-15 20:46
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani expressed concerns over the "increasing" Islamic State (IS) jihadist group's activities in Kirkuk, Mosul, Salahaddin, Diyala, and Anbar, arguing that a sustainable cooperation betwee ...

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during his meeting with Chancellor of the Security Council of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Masrour Barzani on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Munich, February 15, 2019

MFA Russia - 2019-02-15 18:38

Kurdish security chief meets with Russian top diplomat

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-15 16:27

Masrour Barzani Urges Russia to Preserve Rights of Kurds in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-15 14:31
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani has reiterated his concerns over the future of Kurds in Syria, urging Russia to help preserve a better future for the Kurds within a political settlement to the Syrian crisis. ...

Chancellor Barzani to Meet with World Leaders in Munich

BAS News - 2019-02-15 13:09
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday while both senior officials are attending the Munich Security Conference. Discussing the latest political and security ...

US won't pull out of Syria without protection for Kurds, national security advisor John Bolton says - Donald Trump's America - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-02-15 06:50

Kurdistan security chief to attend 2019 Munich Security Conference

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-15 00:06

Masrour Barzani to attend Munich Security Conference

Rûdaw - 2019-02-15 00:04
The three-day conference opens on Friday ...

Sudan says protest campaigners threatening national security

Gulan Media - 2019-02-14 23:23

Iraqi security cracks down on ISIS sleeper cells in separate operations

Gulan Media - 2019-02-14 23:23

Masrour Barzani in Germany to Attend Munich Security Conference

Gulan Media - 2019-02-14 23:23

Masrour Barzani in Germany to Attend Munich Security Conference

BAS News - 2019-02-14 17:41
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has arrived in Germany to take part in 2019’s Munich Security Conference. According to the KRSC, Barzani will also meet with world’s senior government and security officials ...

Twin Bomb Blasts Kill, Wound 15 Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-02-14 17:41
ERBIL - At least 15 members of the Hashd al-Shaabi, including a commander, were either killed or wounded in a twin roadside bomb attacks in northern Baghdad on Thursday afternoon, a security official said. "A Hashd al-Shaabi convoy was struck by two road ...

Security forces arrest a terrorist in Kirkuk

Kurdiu - 2019-02-14 16:42

Rebel Incursion Exposes Chad’s Weaknesses

International Crisis Group - 2019-02-14 15:04
An early February incursion by the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR) into Chad from Libya was halted by French air strikes, conducted in coordination with the Chadian army. This most severe security threat for several years highlights the weakness of the ...

Majority of IDPs, Syrian Refugees Yet to Return Home Due to Security Challenges: KRG

BAS News - 2019-02-14 12:33
ERBIL - Among approximately 1.5 million IDPs and Syrian refugees based in the Kurdistan Region since mid 2014, only 32,000 of them have so far returned home due to the prolonged security challenges in their areas, a Kurdish official revealed on Thursday. ...

Seoul, US on Same Page About N. Korea Sanctions: Envoy

Waar Media - 2019-02-14 10:51
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. envoy to South Korea said Thursday that sanctions on North Korea will not be lifted until complete denuclearization, ahead of the second summit between Washington and Pyongyang. According to Yonhap, speaking at a security forum at Seo ...

Trump: New border deal has $23 billion for border security [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-02-14 10:17

[VIDEO]: Iraqi Soldier Punished over Playing PUBG on Duty

BAS News - 2019-02-14 09:49
ERBIL - A footage has gone viral on Iraqi social media platforms in which an Iraqi soldier, who is a security guard at a military unit, receives punishment over playing PUBG while on duty. After taking the guard's weapon away secretly, an officer asks th ...

With Government Formation incomplete, Political Actors in Iraq Must End Infighting, Fulfil Populace’s Immediate Needs, Special Representative Tells Security Council - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-02-14 06:06

Briefing to the Security Council by SRSG for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert New York, 13 February 2019 (As Delivered) - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-02-14 03:36

A Member of Central Council of the National Unity Party in Kurdistan Arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-14 02:00
Sirwan Ghorbani, a member of the Central Council of National Unity Party in Kurdistan and environmental activist, was arrested by security forces in his home following the arrest of civil activists in Kamyaran and Sanandaj. Kurdistan Human Rights Network ...

US forces aren’t enemies of Iraq: security committee MP

Gulan Media - 2019-02-13 23:55

Body of Civilian Found Near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-02-13 22:13
ERBIL - The security forces in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin have discovered the body of a civilian believed to have been stabbed to death. "The man's body was found in the village of Alikhan near the Kakayis village of Mekhas," a security source ...

All Unlicensed Weapons to be Seized Regardless of Owners' Political Position: Erbil Police

BAS News - 2019-02-13 22:13
ERBIL - The security forces will seize all unlicensed weapons across the Kurdistan Region and no matter what positions the owners hold in the armed forces, Major General Abdul-Khaliq Talat, the director general of Erbil police, said on Wednesday. Kurdist ...

Implementation of Security Council resolution 2421 (2018) - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/101) [EN/AR] - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-02-13 21:48

Diyala: Two Iraqi Officers Killed, Injured While Thwarting Attack

BAS News - 2019-02-13 20:30
ERBIL - At least two officers from the Iraqi special forces were either killed or wounded on Wednesday while trying to thwart an attack conducted by unknown armed men in Diyala province. Although the Iraqi security media has not made any comments on the ...

PUK Dispatches Delegation to Turkey for Talks on PKK

BAS News - 2019-02-13 20:00
ERBIL - A delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is traveling to Turkey for talks on their collaborations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a security source said on Wednesday evening. Talking to BasNews on condition of anonymit ...

US forces aren’t enemies of Iraq: security committee MP

Rûdaw - 2019-02-13 16:31
“The parliament will vote the decision that preserves the prestige and sovereignty of Iraq ...

Turkey Arrests Scores of Suspected PKK Members

BAS News - 2019-02-13 13:08
ERBIL — Turkish security on Wednesday said it had arrested a total of 40 people suspected of links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) across the country. A security source, cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, said that 27 of the arrests were made i ...

Security Brief: ‘Fighting Hate Is Everyone’s Job’; Bolton’s Whisper Campaign – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-02-13 10:43

Trump ‘not happy’ With Prospective Border Deal

Waar Media - 2019-02-13 09:43
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump voiced unease Tuesday with a tentative agreement to avoid another partial government shutdown. The top congressional appropriators announced late Monday they agreed “in principle” to a slew of border security items ...

The Early Edition: February 12, 2019 | Just Security

Justsecurity - 2019-02-12 20:53

Two IS Insurgents Killed in Diyala

BAS News - 2019-02-12 20:36
ERBIL - At least two jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Tuesday in the Iraqi province of Diyala. A security source explained to al-Maalomah news agency that the insurgents were killed by the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in the are ...

IS Suicide Attack Foiled in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-02-12 13:38
ERBIL — Security forces in Sinjar foiled on Tuesday and Islamic State (IS) plot to carry out two suicide attacks, the security sources confirmed. The jihadists, one with an explosive vest, the other at the wheel of a car bomb, were arrested outside the c ...

Iraq Sentences Six Brothers to Death for IS Membership

BAS News - 2019-02-12 13:38
ERBIL — An Iraqi court has given the death penalty to six brothers for joining the Islamic State (IS) and carrying out terror attacks. The sentence came after the court found the men guilty of conducting car bombings and armed attacks against security fo ...

Trump, Bolton Slam Iran as it Celebrates Anniversary

Waar Media - 2019-02-12 09:27
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump and National Security Adviser John Bolton lashed out Monday at Iran as it celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. “40 years of corruption. 40 years of repression. 40 years of terror. The regime in ...

A Kurdish Woman Sentenced to 9 Months of Imprisonment in Salmas

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-12 02:00
Sima Moradi from Salmas was sentenced to nine months in prison on charges of membership in one of the Kurdish parties. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that this Kurdish civilian was arrested by security forces in Salmas late last f ...

Young Civilian Arrested by Security Forces in Paveh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-12 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Wednesday, February 06, a Kurdish civilian was arrested by security forces at his home in Paveh and transferred to an unknown location. During the arrest of this civilian, these forces also s ...

Security Brief: Shutdown, Rinse and Repeat; Acting SecDef Lands in Afghanistan – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-02-11 19:56

A Flaw in the Security Assistance Brigade Model? - ClearanceJobs

Clearancejobs - 2019-02-11 19:28

Turkish police prevent pro-Kurdish protest in Istanbul

E-Kurd - 2019-02-11 16:57
ISTANBUL,— Dozens of Turkish police blocked a march by pro-Kurdish opposition lawmakers in Istanbul on Monday that was organised in solidarity with a hunger striking MP who was released from prison last month. Security officers carrying anti-riot shields ...

Turkey bans Kurdish theatre event seen as threat to security | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-11 13:05

Two IS Suicide Bombers Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-02-11 10:58
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces killed on Sunday two Islamic State (IS) members wearing explosive vests while attempting to enter Ba’aj district near Mosul, security sources confirmed. Three others, including a woman, were captured before carrying out thei ...

Black security guard killed by police 'was working extra shifts to buy son Christmas gifts' | The Independent

Independent - 2019-02-11 09:58

Three IS Suicide Bombers Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-02-10 23:18
ERBIL - The Iraqi tribal fighters on Sunday were able to kill three Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers before they could reach the security forces in the province of Mosul. According to Iraqi media reports, the insurgents were attempting to enter the tow ...

Tribe threatens to shut Iraq’s borders over detention of Hashd commander

Rûdaw - 2019-02-10 20:37
Sheikh Adil al-Khafaji threatened that unless the government and security authorities disclose the location of Khafaji ...

Governor says he knows nothing of deal to return Peshmerga to Kirkuk

Rûdaw - 2019-02-09 20:03
Jabouri said federal forces must hold Kirkuk's security portfolio ...

Is The Trump Administration Prepared If A National Security Crisis Occurs? | WAMC

WAMC - 2019-02-09 15:42

Masrour Barzani, Spanish Ambassador Discuss Developing Relations

BAS News - 2019-02-09 14:16
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received on Saturday a Spanish delegation led by Ambassador Juan José Escobar Stemmann in Erbil. During the meeting, Barzani reiterated the importance for further developing relati ...

More Civilians Detained in Mariwan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-09 02:01
Mohsen Adwayee, another civilian from the village of Celin of Saravabad, was arrested by security forces and transferred to the custody of this security institution on Tuesday, February 05. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that, fol ...

Does Trump’s National Security Team Really Understand the Middle East – Beyond the Matrix [audio] | The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com | Israel News Talk Radio | 3 Adar I 5779 – February 7, 2019 | JewishPress.com

Jewishpress - 2019-02-09 01:54

The Early Edition: February 8, 2019 | Just Security

Justsecurity - 2019-02-09 01:02

Pelosi says she will support whatever plan the bipartisan conference committee decides for border security [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-02-08 23:36

Hashd raid commander’s HQ for vowing to avenge novelist Mushthoub’s death

Rûdaw - 2019-02-08 21:06
The Hashd's Security Directorate detains Aws al-Khafaji ...

A security zone for Syrian Kurds, the West’s allies in the war against terrorism | Augusta Review

Augustareview - 2019-02-08 09:22

Is The Trump Administration Prepared If A National Security Crisis Occurs? | New Hampshire Public Radio

NHPR - 2019-02-08 06:09

Pompeo on Tehran rockets: US ‘won’t stand by’ as Iran threatens global security | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-02-08 00:21

Arresting 63 terrorists in a security campaign inside Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-02-07 21:53
Raqqa_ On 7 Feb 2019, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Internal Security Forces implemented sweeping operation as well as common raid campaign inside Raqqa city, targeting the hidden terrorist groups and their secretive locations. Our forces could arres ...

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes Trump's top security adviser over Kurds in Syria | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-02-07 19:36

Bolton in Jerusalem: Syria withdrawal conditional on security for Kurds - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-02-07 17:51

Top Syrian Regime Security Delegation Visits Turkey to Discuss Northern Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-07 12:43
ERBIL — Despite Ankara’s stance in opposing the Syrian regime through supporting some opposition groups, security sources have confirmed that the Turkish government is in communication with Damascus over a possible agreement concerning the Kurdish territ ...

Is The Trump Administration Prepared If A National Security Crisis Occurs? | WFIT

WFIT - 2019-02-07 11:28

US to End Sanctions on Venezuelan Army Backing Guaido

Waar Media - 2019-02-07 11:27
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday said Washington would offer sanctions relief to any top Venezuelan military officer if that person were to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate leader of the country. ...

Is The Trump Administration Prepared If A National Security Crisis Occurs? | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Gpbnews - 2019-02-07 10:44

Key Coalition Members Call for “Political Solution” in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-07 09:33
ERBIL — The United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia reiterated support for the UN’s effort aimed at finding a political solution to the prolonged crisis in Syria “on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 2254” ...

Special Report: 40 Sunni Prisoners Pressured to Make False Confessions in TV Documentary

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-07 02:01
According to the information obtained by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), more than 40 Sunni civilians in various cities of Kurdistan have been arrested by security forces on charges of religious activities during the past seven months. These people ...
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