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Baghdad on High Security Alert as Massive Protests Expected

BAS News - 2019-12-10 09:08
ERBIL — Iraq’s capital city has been put on high security alert as massive protests are expected to take place on Tuesday. Activists previously called on protesters from other cities in Iraq to join the crowd in Baghdad today as they will mark the second ...

Kurdistan security forces seize counterfeit medicine, make arrests

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-10 07:54

Brazil to send security force to indigenous land after two shot dead

Yahoo - 2019-12-10 06:41

Weakened encryption is bad security

AEI - 2019-12-10 02:48
Forcing tech companies to weaken encryption could make law enforcement’s job easier—but that benefit would be far outweighed by the cost of making everyone else’s security worse. The post Weakened encryption is bad security appeared first on American Ent ...

Identity of 156 Detainees of Over 1000 Kurdish Civilians of November Protests Revealed

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-10 02:46
Security forces have detained hundreds of protesters in various cities since mass protests shook Iran following skyrocketing petrol prices, local sources in Sanandaj, Marivan, Kermanshah, Javanrud, Ilam and Orumiyeh told the Kurdistan… The post Identity ...

Former Political Prisoner Rearrested

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-10 02:46
Civil right activist Akbar Goyli, who is also a former political prisoner, was rearrested by the Iranian security forces after attending the Sanandaj Judiciary and transferred to an unknown location on 7… The post Former Political Prisoner Rearrested app ...

Militias No Longer Allowed to Intervene in Baghdad Security

BAS News - 2019-12-10 01:14
ERBIL - Iraq has decided to no longer allow the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias to intervene in the security affairs in Baghdad and other protest sites. Speaking to reporters, the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major Gener ...

Turkey Begins Resettling Refugees in Northeastern Syria Despite Dangerous Security Conditions

Foreignpolicy - 2019-12-09 23:00

Large Caches of IS Bombs Discovered in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-12-09 18:01
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces raided several locations in Kirkuk province where the Islamic State (IS) jihadists used as hideouts, seizing large caches of bombs and explosive devices. According to Kirkuk Join Operations Command, seven hideouts were disco ...

US Embassy in Iraq Issues Security Alert, Expects Protests to Grow

BAS News - 2019-12-09 18:01
ERBIL - The US embassy in Baghdad has issued a security alert for its citizens in the country as anti-government protests are reportedly expected to intensify in the capital city and other provinces. "According to reports, demonstrations are expected to ...

Iran. Les forces de sécurité abattent une Kurde qui observait les manifestations sur le toit de son immeuble avec ses voisins @KurdistanAu

L'Important - 2019-12-08 19:08
The Iranian security forces shot dead a Kurdish woman while she was watching the protests on the top of her apartment along with her neighbors. Mina ...

Report on Death of Kurdish Civilian During November Protests in Tehran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-08 02:58
The Iranian security forces shot dead a Kurdish woman while she was watching the protests on the top of her apartment along with her neighbors. Mina Sheikhi, born in 1960 and a… The post Report on Death of Kurdish Civilian During November Protests in Teh ...

Report on the killing and Burial of Mehran Tak’s Body in Marivan(Warning: this story contains a distressing image)

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-08 02:58
A driver known as Mehran Tak was shot dead by security forces during a mass protest in Shabrang Marivan Square on 16 November. Tak, born in 1987 and married with a child,… The post Report on the killing and Burial of Mehran Tak’s Body in Marivan(Warning: ...

Unknown Armed Men Attack Iraqi Protesters, Kill 16

BAS News - 2019-12-07 11:12
ERBIL — At least 16 Iraqi protesters were killed in one of the bloodies nights in Baghdad on Friday. Security sources said nearly 120 others were wounded after unidentified armed men attacked the protesters at Khilani Square of central Baghdad. The attac ...

Turkey Arrests Three More HDP Co-mayors

BAS News - 2019-12-07 11:12
ERBIL — Turkish security forces raided different locations on Friday and arrested three co-mayors belonging to the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP). The arrested officials are Yılmaz Şalan, the co-mayor of Muradiye Municipality, Yakup Almaç, t ...

Detainee Released on Bail in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-07 02:08
A civilian detainee was released on bail after being interrogated at a security detention centre in Marivan for 12 days, a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). 24-year-old civilian Shirzad… The post Detainee Released on Bail in Marivan ...

100 Detainees Transferred to Dizel Abad Prison in Kermanshah

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-07 02:08
About 100 detainees have been transferred from the Kermanshah Security Detention Facility to Dizel Abad Prison during the past two days and about 100 other civilians are still held in the detention… The post 100 Detainees Transferred to Dizel Abad Prison ...

Kurdish Activist Arrested in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-07 02:08
Rashid Naserzadeh, director of the “Shno 24” Telegram Channel and environmental activist, was arrested in his way back from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq between Piranshahr and Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish) by the security forces on… The post Kurdish Activi ...

Kurdish Labour Activist Arrested in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-07 02:08
Labour activist Jalil Mohammadi, a member of the Coordination Committee for the Establishment of Workers’ Organizations, was arrested by security forces on 3 December, local sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network… The post Kurdish Labour Activis ...

Opulence vs. security

AEI - 2019-12-07 00:13
Among economists who have been writing throughout the last three centuries, Adam Smith is perhaps the last man standing who you think would support cargo preferences to protect a domestic shipping industry, but he did. His analysis has implications for m ...

Security adviser to PM: We have never considered a plan B | News | ERR

ERR - 2019-12-06 14:57

ISIS attacks US bases, Iraqi army and Peshmerga in Iraq

ANF - 2019-12-06 14:18
The ISIS, reorganized after its defeat, attacked US bases, Iraqi military, Peshmerga and security forces with missiles. ...

Austin Bay: Trump employing psychological feints for security purposes | Lewiston Sun Journal

Sunjournal - 2019-12-06 06:25

The TikTok chronicles: Global ambitions and security pitfalls

AEI - 2019-12-06 00:12
TikTok’s massive growth poses potential privacy and national security issues, but the ongoing national security investigation into the company must balance these against the US desire for the free flow of data across borders. The post The TikTok chronicl ...

Syria Ceasefire "Holding Very Much": Trump

BAS News - 2019-12-05 19:37
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has praised Turkey's efforts to ensure the security in northern Syria, saying that the ceasefire "is holding very much." After beginning an offensive against the Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border areas on October 9, ...

IS Still a Serious Threat to the Region: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-12-05 15:13
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Thursday warned that the Islamic State (IS) is still a serious threat to the security and stability of the entire region despite groups’ def ...

3 Kurdish security members killed in IS attack in eastern Iraq - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Xinhuanet - 2019-12-05 09:44

3 Kurdish security members killed in IS attack in eastern Iraq - China.org.cn

China - 2019-12-05 09:12

The Early Edition: December 4, 2019 - Just Security

Justsecurity - 2019-12-05 02:27

Digital Privacy vs. Cybersecurity: The Confusing Complexity of Information Security in 2020 - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2019-12-05 02:03

Over 300 Civilians Arrested in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-05 02:03
More than 300 civilians have been arrested by security forces since mass protests shook Iran in opposition of skyrocketing petrol prices of which 50 of them have been released on bail of… The post Over 300 Civilians Arrested in Sanandaj appeared first on ...

Detained Students Tortured at Marivan Intelligence Service

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-05 02:03
The Iranian security forces have put detained students under severe physical and psychological torture in solitary confinement, confirmed a civilian recently released from the custody. Local Sources in Marivan reported continuing detention… The post Deta ...

Police: Security officer's gunshot warning caused stampede | WCTI

Wcti12 - 2019-12-04 21:51

A New Approach for the UN to Stabilise the DR Congo

International Crisis Group - 2019-12-04 21:07
The Security Council has an opening to rethink its approach to DR Congo with this month’s mandate renewal of the UN peacekeeping mission. The council should prioritise local conflict resolution and bolstering President Tshisekedi’s efforts to improve reg ...

Iraq to prosecute over 40 security forces responsible for killing protestors: report

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-04 21:02

PM Barzani discusses security, stability with US Ambassador to Iraq

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-04 21:02

Pardoning Turkeys & Freeing Villains: Abuse of Pardon Power Degrades National Security | WPDE

WPDE - 2019-12-04 10:50

Baghdadi's Former Representative in Kirkuk Captured

BAS News - 2019-12-04 08:27
ERBIL - The representative of slain Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Kirkuk was captured on Tuesday. Iraq's Security Media Cell said in a statement that the senior IS member was arrested by a Hawija police force based on intelligence inf ...

December Alerts and November Trends 2019

International Crisis Group - 2019-12-04 02:26
In November, security forces in both Iraq and Iran brutally suppressed mass protests, with over 100 killed in both places; Iraq’s political instability could lead to more violence in coming weeks. In Syria, fighting escalated between Russian-backed gover ...

Time to expect — and ask — more of NATO summits

AEI - 2019-12-04 01:34
NATO is not obsolete or “brain-dead.” It is the bedrock of the West’s collective security and a key vehicle for the projection of our values and interests. The post Time to expect — and ask — more of NATO summits appeared first on American Enterprise Ins ...

The Early Edition: December 3, 2019 - Just Security

Justsecurity - 2019-12-03 14:39

Pardoning Turkeys & Freeing Villains: Abuse of Pardon Power Degrades National Security | WJLA

WJLA - 2019-12-03 06:28

Peshmerga, Security Forces Capture Several IS Insurgents

BAS News - 2019-12-02 18:44
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga and security forces have captured a number of Islamic State (IS) jihadists, an official said on Monday. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Coordinator for lnternational Advocacy, Dindar Ze ...

Yazidi survivor still hears brothers before Islamic State kills them in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 13:37
UNITED NATIONS,— A survivor of the mass slaughter of the Yazidi minority in Iraq five years ago told the U.N. Security Council on November 26 that he still hears his brothers and nephews calling his name before they were killed by Islamic State extremist ...

National Security Action: A Fundamental Disrespect for Our Troops | YubaNet

Yubanet - 2019-12-02 11:18

Explosion in Hesekê, two internal security offices injured

ANF - 2019-12-02 09:47
A bomb-laden motorcycle exploded in the neighborhood of Xiwêran in Hesekê. Material damage were reported and two members of the internal security were injured. ...

UNSC to Convene on Recent Developments in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-01 18:13
ERBIL - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is expected to convene on Tuesday, December 3, to discuss the recent developments in Iraq as the country has been rocked by anti-government protests. The session, said to be briefed by the Special Repres ...

Iraq protesters burn shrine entrance in holy city in Najaf

E-Kurd - 2019-12-01 16:16
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi protesters set fire to the entrance of a shrine in the southern holy city of Najaf on Saturday and security forces fired tear gas to disperse them, police and a demonstrator at the scene said, risking more bloodshed after a rare day of ca ...

Civil Activist Arrested in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-01 02:01
Yarsanian journalist and activist Fereshteh Cheraghi, who is also a member of the Dalahoo Green Sarv Association, was arrested by security forces at her home in Sare-Pole Zahab on 29 November, an… The post Civil Activist Arrested in Kurdistan appeared fi ...

Najaf Governor Urges Deployment of Forces as Protests Intensified

BAS News - 2019-11-30 22:58
ERBIL - Najaf Governor Luai al-Yasseri has called for the deployment of security forces as protests in the southern city have intensified. Yasseri has urged the federal government to take actions and out an end to the "bloodshed" in Najaf, calling for th ...

Iraqi Protesters Burn Shrine Entrance in Najaf

BAS News - 2019-11-30 22:58
ERBIL - Iraqi angry protesters on Saturday burned the entrance of a Shia holy shrine in the southern city of Najaf, with the security forces using tear gas to disperse them. Reuters cited local police as saying that the demonstrators set fire to a doorwa ...

ISIS increases activities in Iraq and Southern Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-11-30 13:18
Three members of the security forces were killed in attacks of the ISIS in South Kurdistan. Eight people were injured in the attacks, including three civilians. ...

PM Barzani Sends Condolences after IS Kills Kurdish Security Forces

BAS News - 2019-11-30 11:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani sent condolences after Islamic State (IS) attacked the security forces in Garmiyan, killing three personnel and wounding eight others. “I send my condolences to the families of the victims, may they ...

Three Bomb Blasts in Kirkuk Leave 16 Civilians Wounded

BAS News - 2019-11-30 11:59
ERBIL — Three bomb blasts in the Kurdish disputed city of Kirkuk wounded at least 16 civilians on Saturday. The explosions, which occurred almost simultaneously, targeted a local marketplace. The wounded were rushed to the hospital while the security for ...

Islamic State attack kills three security Asayish members in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-11-30 11:58
GERMIYAN, Iraqi Kurdistan,— Islamic State militants attacked a small town in a part of Iraqi Kurdistan known as Garmiyan late Friday, killing three Kurdish Asayish (security) personnel including a commander and injuring eight others. A top-ranking local ...

IS Kills Three Kurdish Security Personnel in Garmiyan

BAS News - 2019-11-30 10:54
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a subdistrict of Kullajo in Garmiyan area of Kurdistan Region overnight on Friday, killing three security personnel and wounding several others, including women and children. Simko Ali, head of Kullajo direct ...

Animated chart of the day: The rise over time of Social Security spending as a share of federal outlays

AEI - 2019-11-30 00:00
My latest animated “bar chart race” visualization above shows the rise over time of federal spending on Social Security payments as a share of total federal government outlays. The animation starts in 1947 and shows the top five spending categories of th ...

IS Mortar Attack Wounds Several Civilians, Security Forces in Jalawla

BAS News - 2019-11-29 22:48
ERBIL - The jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) attacked Jalawla, in south of disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, on Friday night, resulting in the wounding of several civilians and security forces. Speaking to BasNews, Luqman Mohammed, an eyewitness, p ...

Turkey-Serbia security deal may lead to extradition of Gülenists - report | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-29 17:53

Turkey’s highest court cancels compulsory security screening for public sector recruits | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-29 17:53

Canada "Strongly" Condemns Escalating Violence in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-11-29 17:49
ERBIL - Canada has "strongly" condemned the escalating violence in Iraq as tens of protesters have recently been killed or injured by the security forces. "Canada strongly condemns the escalating violence in Iraq, which has resulted in the deaths of hund ...

Turkish presidential spokesman: ′We′re taking care of our own national security′ | News and current affairs from Germany and around the world | DW | 27.11.2019

DW - 2019-11-29 16:13

EU Concerned over Ongoing Deadly Protests in Iraq, Calls for Dialogue

BAS News - 2019-11-29 15:01
ERBIL — The European Union expressed serious concern over the ongoing protests in Iraq with increasing casualties while several media outlets being closed down to prevent coverage of the unrest. “The use of live ammunition by security forces against demo ...

Dhi Qar Governor Resigns After Tens Killed in Southern Iraq Protests

BAS News - 2019-11-29 13:57
ERBIL — Governor of Iraq’s Dhi Qar province handed in his resignation after dozens of protesters were killed by the security forces in Nasiriyah. According to officials, at least 33 people were shot dead on Thursday by the security forces in Nisiriyah. A ...

Turkey Calls on NATO to Support Its Security Concerns | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-11-29 06:12

Kurdish Vet Shot Dead in Protests

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-29 02:02
A Kurdish civilian from Marivan and a vet graduated from Orumiyeh University was killed by security forces during a mass protest in Kermanshah. Burhan Mansournia was in Kermanshah on his military service… The post Kurdish Vet Shot Dead in Protests appear ...

Iraqi forces kill 35 protesters after Iranian consulate torched in Najaf

E-Kurd - 2019-11-28 22:40
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 35 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate overnight, in what could mark a turning point in the uprising against the Tehran-backed authorities. At least 29 peo ...

Turkey calls on NATO to support its security concerns

Seattle Times - 2019-11-28 16:01
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister has called on NATO to support Ankara’s security concerns, accusing allies of backing Baltic countries’ security concerns but dismissing threats to Turkey from Syrian Kurdish fighters. Mevlut Cavusoglu made ...

Serbia-Turkey Security Agreement Alarms Rights Activists | Balkan Insight

Balkaninsight - 2019-11-28 15:57

Iraqi security forces fire rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in third day of fierce clashes | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-11-28 15:16

Iraq: At least 13 demonstrators killed in Nasiriyah

ANF - 2019-11-28 14:27
Iraqi security forces have opened fire on demonstrators in Nasiriyah, killing at least 13 people and injuring 80 others. ...

KDP forces arrest 12 young people returning from Rojava

ANF - 2019-11-28 13:16
Twelve activists from South Kurdistan who had set out to support the resistance in Rojava were arrested by KDP security forces. ...

PM Barzani, Turkish FM Discuss “Mutual Security Concerns”

BAS News - 2019-11-28 13:15
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani held a press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu after a meeting in Ankara, saying they discussed mutual security concerns among other topics. Barzani told reporters that Erbil ...

Jailed co-mayors of the HDP held in isolation

ANF - 2019-11-28 11:53
Hakkari Municipality co-mayor Cihan Karaman and Gever co-mayor Irfan Sarı, who were referred to Elazığ High Security Prison No. 2 on 5 November, have been kept in solitary cells since then. ...

[VIDEO]: Iraqi Security Forces Open Fire at Protesters

BAS News - 2019-11-28 11:37
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces appeared in an amateur footage opening fire directly at the protesters in the southern city of Nasiriyah. According the information obtained by BasNews, the footage shows the security forces firing live ammunition at protest ...

Co-mayors held in isolation cells

ANF - 2019-11-28 09:50
Hakkari Municipality co-mayor Cihan Karaman and Gever co-mayor Irfan Sarı, who were referred to Elazığ High Security Prison No. 2 on 5 November, have been kept in solitary cells since then. ...

Turkey Security Council weighs in on Armenian Genocide recognition - PanARMENIAN.Net

Panarmenian - 2019-11-28 07:57

Five Iraqi protesters killed, dozens injured in clashes with security forces | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-11-28 07:15

PERSPECTIVE: Baghdadi Just Confirmed ISIS ‘Martyrdom’ Narrative, Ensuring ISIS Will Live – Homeland Security Today

Hstoday - 2019-11-28 03:58

Pardoning Turkeys and Freeing Villains: The President's Abuse of Pardon Power Degrades National Security, by Armstrong Williams | Creators Syndicate

Creators - 2019-11-27 21:22

Pardoning turkeys and abusing pardon power to degrade national security | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-11-27 21:22

635 escape attempts by ISIS members thwarted in N. Syria

ANF - 2019-11-27 16:16
According to Roj Hesen, security officer for captured ISIS gangs, 635 escape attempts from the camps in Northern Syria have been thwarted so far. ...

The Early Edition: November 27, 2019 - Just Security

Justsecurity - 2019-11-27 14:55

U.N. investigators eye 160 Islamic State militants over Yazidi massacres

E-Kurd - 2019-11-27 14:00
UNITED NATIONS,— United Nations investigators have so far identified 160 Islamic State militants accused of massacres of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014 and are building legal cases against them, the head of the team told the U.N. Security Council on Tu ...

How to talk about Europe’s security — and how not to

AEI - 2019-11-27 00:02
The earlier the EU and the United States start focusing on such constructive agenda, the better the prospects of the alliance in the 21st century. The post How to talk about Europe’s security — and how not to appeared first on American Enterprise Institu ...

Iraq Protests: UN "Extremely" Saddened to Witness Horrific Injuries

BAS News - 2019-11-26 23:33
ERBIL - Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, said on Tuesday that she was "extremely" saddened to witness the horrific injuries as a result of the clashes between the security forces and protesters. The ...

U.N. investigators eye 160 Islamic State militants over Yazidi massacres

Reuters - 2019-11-26 23:11
United Nations investigators have so far identified 160 Islamic State militants accused of massacres of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014 and are building legal cases against them, the head of the team told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday. ...

Amnesty International said 143 protesters were killed in Iran

ANF - 2019-11-26 13:02
Amnesty International said in a statement that "the intentional lethal use of force by Iranian security forces that has resulted in the killings of at least 143 protesters since demonstrations broke out on 15 November. ...

Global Coalition Spokesperson: “Peshmerga is a strong security force, and greatly respected by us.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-26 06:21
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On November 20, 2019, Colonel Myles Cagins, Spokesperson of the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS, during an interview with a Kurdish channel, said, “We have fought alongside the Peshmerga and will support the Peshmerga ...

Security camera footage captures Dresden museum raid

BBC - 2019-11-26 01:26
Police have released footage showing the moment thieves smashed open a cabinet to steal jewellery considered "priceless". ...

PM Barzani Reaffirms Peshmerga's Commitment to Regional Security

BAS News - 2019-11-25 23:41
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has reaffirmed the Peshmerga forces' commitment to the regional security and the fight against the Islamic State (IS). The Kurdish premier made the remarks during a meeting with John Rood, the US Un ...

World "Must" Condemn Use of Lethal Force Against Iranian Protesters: Amnesty International

BAS News - 2019-11-25 23:41
ERBIL - The Amnesty International has argued that the world "must" condemn the use of lethal forces by the Iranian security forces against the protesters, which reportedly resulted in the killing of over 140 people. It cited "credible" reports as saying ...

Turkey is perceived as possible security threat for Armenia – PM Pashinyan | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency

Armenpress - 2019-11-25 19:49

Turkey ‘not’ resuming military operation in Syrian Kurdistan: Turkish security

E-Kurd - 2019-11-25 16:18
ANKARA,— Turkey is fully abiding by the agreements it reached with Russia and the United States regarding Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, and is not resuming its military offensive, a security source said on Monday. Anka ...

Turkey Has No Plans to Resume Offensives in NE Syria: Source

BAS News - 2019-11-25 15:13
ERBIL — Turkey has no plans to resume its military operations in northeastern Syria, an unnamed security source told Reuters on Monday. Turkey put the operation on halt after it reached separate ceasefire agreements with the US and Russia, which allowed ...

The Early Edition: November 25, 2019 - Just Security

Justsecurity - 2019-11-25 14:10

Basra: Iraqi Security Forces Put on Alert

BAS News - 2019-11-24 21:35
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces have been put on alert in the southern province of Basra, a source said on Sunday. The security measures come as demonstrations have been ongoing in central and southern parts of Iraq against the government. The source n ...

Update: Dozens of Detained Protesters Remain Under Interrogation of Security Agencies in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-24 02:00
The Iranian security and intelligence forces are pursuing the civil activists and protesters in the Kurdish cities of Iran as the intelligence forces have intensified measures to crackdown the protests hit the… The post Update: Dozens of Detained Protest ...

Erbil-Washington Partnership "Vital" for Regional Security: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-23 21:52
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has argued that Erbil and Washington's partnership is "vital" for the regional security "more than ever." Barzani made the remarks in a statement on Twitter after meeting with US Vice President Mike ...

Iraqi, Coalition Forces Arrest IS Logistic Official, Kill Several Jihadists

BAS News - 2019-11-23 12:38
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces and the warplanes of the US-led Coalition carried out separate operations in Iraq on Friday, during which they arrested an Islamic State (IS) logistics official and killed several jihadists belonging to the group. “An intern ...
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