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US-Iran Tensions to Burn All: Iraqi Shi’ite Leader

BAS News - 2019-05-20 13:41
ERBIL — As tensions between the US and Iran further grows, an Iraqi Shi’ite leader warns of devastating impacts on everyone in the region, including Iraq. Hadi Ameri, the leader of Fatih (Conquest) Alliance, said in a statement that all the involved side ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-20 11:46
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police carried out an operation on Monday during which at least two hideouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants were destroyed in Kirkuk province. Federal Police said in an official statement that the operation was carried out in W ...

Explosion Heard near US Embassy in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-19 20:44
ERBIL — Sources reported an explosion near Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone which is home to US Embassy and other diplomatic missions in the capital of Iraq. At least two diplomatic sources in Baghdad confirmed the explosion in a statement to Reuters. Sky ...

Five Candidates Approved for Kurdistan Presidential Race: Parliament

BAS News - 2019-05-19 13:41
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament announced the names of five candidates running for Kurdistan Region president. According to an official statement by the parliament, Nechirvan Barzani, the current prime minister of Kurdistan, is among the candidates. ...

IS Camp Destroyed in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-05-18 21:03
ERBIL - A camp belonging to the Islamic State (IS) jihadists was destroyed in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Saturday, said the Ministry of Defense in a statement. Ayn Al Iraq news agency cited the ministry's press release as explaining that the camp had ...

SDF Captures 42 IS Insurgents in Eastern Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-17 20:15
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has captured a total of 42 Islamic State (IS) insurgents in eastern Syria. The SDF said in a statement that the Kurdish fighters backed by the US-led coalition forces launched a military operation in ...

Coalition to Resume Training Peshmerga Next Week: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-17 01:22
ERBIL - The US-led International Coalition will resume its military training to the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces next week, said the Ministry of Peshmerga on Thursday in a statement. Following a security alert by the US Department of State on Wedn ...

Gandhi killer 'a patriot', says poll candidate

BBC - 2019-05-17 00:15
Her comment was a response to a statement that Nathuram Godse, a Hindu, was India's first "extremist". ...

Small plane crashes in Dubai killing three Britons, one South African: statement

Gulan Media - 2019-05-17 00:06

Kurdish-Led SDF Carry Out New Anti-Terrorist Operation In Eastern Syria - Statement - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-05-16 14:42

SDF Launches Operation to Capture Remaining IS Militants East of Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-16 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it has begun an operation to find and arrest the militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) in Deir al-Zor province, east of Syria. The US-backed forces confirmed in a statement that they have so fa ...

Two Syrian Kurdish Parties Advocate For Dialogue With Damascus - Statement - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-05-15 16:19

U.S. orders ‘non-emergency’ government employees to leave Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK The State Department on Wednesday ordered all “non-emergency U.S. government employees” to leave Iraq amid soaring tensions with Iran, which backs proxy forces there. It said in a statement that the announcement affects both the U.S. Embassy i ...

U.S. orders some government employees to leave Iraq, Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 14:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. Referring to the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Ir ...

KON-MED statement to mark Kurdish Language Day

ANF - 2019-05-15 12:45
KON-MED underlined that “the Turkish Republic always pursued a policy of denying and destroying the Kurdish language and culture." ...

US Orders Non-Emergency Employees to Depart Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 10:50
ERBIL — The US State Department has ordered the departure of non-essential employees from both the embassy in Baghdad and consulate in general in Erbil. The US embassy in Baghdad said in a statement on Wednesday that also visa services at both posts will ...

BCF to Serve Iftar to 1000 Dormitory Students in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-15 00:17
ERBIL - The Kurdish Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) is expected to provide iftar meals to 1,000 dormitory students in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday. According to a statement by the foundation, a copy of which was sent to BasNews, the meals will b ...

Mosul: Four IS Members Captured

BAS News - 2019-05-14 22:06
ERBIL - At least four members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in separate operations in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday. Nineveh Police Captain Mohammed Jassim said in a statement that an IS member and his wife, who used to act as a tax collec ...

Union of Islamic Scholars in Kurdistan issued a statement on religious programs

Kurdiu - 2019-05-14 19:50

Khanaqin: Locals Seek Return of Peshmerga Amid Deteriorated Security

BAS News - 2019-05-13 23:50
ERBIL - Locals in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin have demanded the return of the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces to the area as the security continues to deteriorate. Head of Swrameri tribe in Khanaqin, Kamil Jamil, said in a statement that vi ...

Kurdish Forces Capture Over 45 Kg of Heroin

BAS News - 2019-05-13 22:20
ERBIL - The Kurdish security forces captured on Monday over 45 kilograms of heroin while arresting a band of illegal drug traffickers. According to a statement by the General Directorate of Combatting Narcotics in Akre district near Erbil province, the b ...

New Governor for Nineveh to be Elected on Monday

BAS News - 2019-05-13 00:42
ERBIL - The Nineveh Provincial Council is expected to elect a new governor and the deputies on Monday while the Council of Representatives is reportedly attempting to postpone the election. According to a statement signed by the head of Nineveh Provincia ...

US embassy issues security alert amid "heightened" US-Iran tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-05-12 23:22
The recent statement in advising its citizens not to travel to Iraq could be interpreted as the further US-Iran escalation. ...

Kuwait to fund reconstruction of Iraq border crossing

Waar Media - 2019-05-12 17:34
WAAR_DUHOK Kuwait will fund the reconstruction of a main border crossing with Iraq, the Iraqi authorities said Sunday. In a statement, the Border Crossing Authority said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the two countries to pre ...

Barzani: Laila Kassem Is a Ssymbol Of Kurdish Struggle

Waar Media - 2019-05-12 17:34
WAAR_DUHOK President Massoud Barzani said on Sunday; that Laila Kassem is a model of struggle and the Kurdish personality that sacrificed for its cause. A statement was issued by Barzani on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the execution of the Kur ...

Barzani Honors Anniversary of Leyla Qasim Martyrdom

BAS News - 2019-05-12 14:20
ERBIL — Kurdish political leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, released an official statement on Sunday to mark the 45th anniversary of the martyrdom of Leyla Qasim. The young Kurdish woman was a political activist during 1970 ...

Iran May Attack Israel as Tensions with US Escalate: Minister

BAS News - 2019-05-12 13:35
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran may attack Israel as tensions between Tehran and Washington further grow, said Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz. The minister noted in a statement on Sunday that Iran could attack Israel directly or use its prox ...

Iraqi Forces Seize Missile Depot in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-11 10:55
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have confiscated a military depot containing a number of missiles, shells and explosive devices in Kirkuk. According to a statement by Iraq’s Interior Ministry, 17 anti-aircraft missiles and six Austrian-made mortar shells a ...

Pompeo Concerned over Iran's Threatenings

BAS News - 2019-05-10 01:08
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed concerns over the recent threatenings by Iran, reminding the country that Washington does not seek war against Tehran, but that will respond if needed, according to a statement by his office. "The r ...

Islamic State claims responsibility for Baghdad blast: statement

Reuters - 2019-05-10 00:40
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for a blast in Baghdad, saying a suicide bomber had detonated an explosive vest in the northeastern Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital and killed eight people. ...

Bomb Attack Hits Central Baghdad, Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2019-05-09 21:44
ERBIL - A bomb explosion hit on Thursday evening the Sadr city in central Baghdad, resulting in several casualties, Baghdad's Operations Command said in a statement. According to the press release, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in the are ...

EU calls on Iran to fulfill nuclear deal commitments

Waar Media - 2019-05-09 15:06
WAAR_DUHOK The European Union on Thursday called on Iran to fulfill its commitments to the nuclear deal in a joint statement by Germany, France, and the U.K. “We remain fully committed to the preservation and full implementation of the JCPoA [Joint Compr ...

Iraq: Over 500 IS Foreign Insurgents Tried Since 2018

BAS News - 2019-05-08 22:48
ERBIL - More than 500 insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) have so far been tried in Iraq since the beginning of 2018, the Supreme Court has revealed. The court explained in a statement that it had tried a total of 514 IS members, including both men and ...

Strasbourg activists: AKP-MHP fascism will be defeated

ANF - 2019-05-08 17:59
Yuksel Koc issued a statement in the name of the Strasbourg activists for the anniversary of the end of WWII and said: “Like Nazism, humanity’s bane that is Erdogan’s fascism will be defeated through the resistance of the peoples.” ...

Kurdish hunger strikes for Ocalan to continue in Turkey: KCK

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Kurdish hunger strikes are set to continue in Turkey’s prisons and internationally as part of a struggle by the “whole of humanity” against the continued isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. A statement from th ...

Over a Dozen of IS Jihadists Killed in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-05-07 20:21
ERBIL - Over a dozen of Islamic State (IS) jihadists have been killed during an operation in the Iraqi western province of Anbar. Iraqi Ministry of Defense explained in a statement that a fighter jet was targeted with gunfire in Qaem city, in Anbar, wher ...

2018 marks lowest uranium production in US in 70 years

Waar Media - 2019-05-07 17:33
WAAR_DUHOK Uranium production in the U.S. last year was the lowest in nearly 70 years, the country’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a statement on Monday. The U.S. produced 1.47 million pounds of uranium concentrate in 2018, based on pre ...

‘Decision to rerun Istanbul elections based on law’

Waar Media - 2019-05-07 17:33
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said late Monday that the decision to rerun local elections in Istanbul was taken on the basis of law and everyone should respect it. In a written statement, the ministry said the March 31 local elections were observe ...

Police attacked families of prisoners, detained 19 in Batman

ANF - 2019-05-07 15:06
Turkish state forces have attacked the relatives of prisoners who wanted to make a press statement in front of Batman M Type Prison. 19 people were taken into custody in the crackdown. ...

KRG to Send Abroad More Victims of Chemical Attacks by Saddam's Regime

BAS News - 2019-05-07 00:53
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will send abroad a number of survivors of the chemical attacks carried out by the former Iraqi regime led by Saddam al-Hussein in the 1980s, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Monday. The stateme ...

Iraqi Forces Conducts Anti-IS Operation in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-05-06 22:54
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces have carried out an operation in the province of Salahaddin to clear an island from the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. According to a statement by the Security Media Cell on Sunday, the military campaign ...

US awards $5.5 million for geothermal machine learning

Waar Media - 2019-05-06 18:36
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded up to $5.5 million for 10 new projects to apply machine learning techniques to geothermal exploration and production, the DOE said in a statement late Friday. According to the statement, the machine ...

JAILED KURDISH MILITANT LEADER OCALAN SAYS TURKISH SENSITIVITIES IN SYRIA SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION- STATEMENT READ BY LAWYERS

Yahoo - 2019-05-06 16:04

Turkey Claims Attack Against PKK on Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2019-05-06 15:48
ERBIL — Turkish defense ministry said on Monday its warplanes had carried out airstrikes against the positions allegedly belonging to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the border areas of Kurdistan Region. According to the statement, the airstrikes were ...

JAILED KURDISH MILITANT LEADER OCALAN CALLS ON SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES TO PURSUE SOLUTIONS IN SYRIA OTHER THAN THROUGH CONFLICT- STATEMENT READ BY LAWYERS

Yahoo - 2019-05-06 15:04

Israel strikes 320 sites in blockaded Gaza Strip

Waar Media - 2019-05-06 13:02
WAAR_DUHOK Some 320 sites across the blockaded Gaza Strip were targeted since Saturday by the Israeli army, according to a statement. Avichay Adraee, spokesman of the Israeli army claimed that reconnaissance points, underground warehouses and military ce ...

Statement to The Public Opinion:

SDF Press - 2019-05-05 21:37
On the third of this month, a forum for the clans of the region was held under the auspices of MSD, under the slogan (Syrian tribes protect Syrian society and its social contract) due to the big participation of tribes and important messages by tribal lea ...

Iraqi Oil Minister in Qatar to Discuss Cooperation

BAS News - 2019-05-05 15:44
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban has travelled to Qatar where he met with his counterpart to discuss possible cooperation in the field of energy. Iraqi Oil Ministry said in a statement that Ghadhban met with Qatari Oil Minister Saad al-Kaabi wh ...

Statement by UNFPA’s Natalia Kanem on International Day of the Midwife

BAS News - 2019-05-05 13:06
Midwives are public health heroes, ensuring that a woman can have a healthy pregnancy, safe childbirth and essential care for her newborn – among the most basic human rights. A bridge between communities and traditional health facilities, midwives delive ...

Afrin Liberation Forces: 40 terrorists killed in Afrin

ANF - 2019-05-05 11:50
The HRE (Afrin Liberation Forces) has issued a statement about the latest attacks by the Turkish army and jihadist groups on the villages of Maranaz and Malikiya. ...

Iraq: Over 200 Violations Against Journalists Recorded in One Year

BAS News - 2019-05-03 19:48
ERBIL - Iraq’s Journalistic Freedom Observatory (JFO) revealed on Friday, which marks World Press Freedom Day, that over 200 violations were committed against journalists in the country in one year only. According to a statement by the JFO, a copy of whi ...

US Launches $5 Million Airport Security Program in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-02 20:13
ERBIL - As an initiative by Washington, officials from the US Embassy in Baghdad and Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), have announced the launch of a $5 million airport security program in Iraq. According to a statement by the US Consulate General in ...

Police brutality against families in Istanbul, Amed and Sirnak

ANF - 2019-05-02 13:30
Turkish police attacked families of prisoners as they held sit-ins in Istanbul and Amed and stopped a press statement to be held in front of the Sirnak Type T Closed Prison. ...

Dangerous IS Insurgent Captured in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-01 22:04
ERBIL - A dangerous member of the Islamic State (IS) has been captured in the Iraqi city of Mosul who was reportedly behind the killing scores of people in Iraq. Alghad Press quoted a statement by the Military Intelligence Forces as explaining that the i ...

Iraq’s oil exports rose to 3.466 million bpd in April: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 20:31
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s oil exports rose to 3.466 million barrels per day (bpd) in April from 3.377 million bpd the previous month, a statement from the oil ministry said. Exports from the southern Basra oilfields rose to 3.354 million bpd from 3.254 million bp ...

President Barzani congratulates Laborers on the occasion of Labor Day

Waar Media - 2019-05-01 15:53
WAAR_DUHOK Today May 1st marks the international Labor Day all around the world. President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani thanked all Kurdistan’s workers for their hard works in a statement. “On Labor Day, I would like to wish the laborers in Kurdis ...

KRG Spares No Effort in Preserving Rights of Workers: Statement

BAS News - 2019-05-01 13:19
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said it is determined to provide better work and living condition for workers, and preserve their rights. The KRG made the pledge in a statement released on 1st May to mark the International Workers’ Day. “ ...

Journalists protest police violence at Yellow Vest protest

ANF - 2019-05-01 11:36
Franceinfo.fr website published a statement by over 300 journalists, photographers, television workers covering the 'Yellow Vest' protests in France. ...

Iraqi PM Says IS Leader is Possibly in “Remote Areas”

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the leader of Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdad is possibly in the “remote areas”. The statement came a day after a video was released purportedly showing Baghdadi speaking in front ...

Iraq's Hikma Party to Join Opposition

BAS News - 2019-04-30 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Hikma party, led by Ammar al-Hakim, has said that it is willing to be an opposition in the next cabinet, a lawmaker confirmed on Tuesday. Hassan Fad'am, a representative for the Hikma party at the parliament, said in a statement to reporter ...

Dust Storm in Iraq's Karbala: Death Toll Rises

BAS News - 2019-04-30 01:05
ERBIL - The death toll for the victims of a fierce dust storm in central Iraq has risen to five which scores more were also wounded, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Monday evening. Earlier the day, Iraqi media reports said that two people w ...

US Soldier Dies in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-30 00:24
ERBIL - The international coalition has announced the death of a US service member in a non-combat incident in northern Syria. The coalition's statement, however, did not give any further details pending notification of next of kin, but stressed that it ...

Yazidi mothers should decide fate of Islamic State children: Nadia Murad

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 19:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Yazidi survivor and Nobel laureate Nadia Murad issued a video statement on Sunday addressing the Yazidi Spiritual Council decision not to accept children born from rape by Islamic State (ISIS) militants. The Spirit ...

Senior IS Leader Captured in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-04-29 01:03
ERBIL - A senior Islamic State (IS) leader was captured on Sunday in the disputed town of Khanaqin, the Iraqi Directorate of General Military Intelligence said. The directorate said in a statement, a copy of which was shared with BasNews, that the IS lea ...

Sadr's Supporters Gather in Front of Bahraini Consulate

BAS News - 2019-04-28 22:07
Bahraini FM had criticized Sadr's call for ending war in Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria. ERBIL - A number of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters gathered on Sunday in front of the Bahraini Consulate in Najaf, protesting a statement by the Foreig ...

Yazidi spiritual council would welcome children of ISIS rape victims, revokes earlier statement

E-Kurd - 2019-04-28 21:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Yazidi (Ezidi) Supreme Spiritual Council has retracted an earlier statement where it said it would welcome back children born to Yazidi women due to rape by Islamic State members. According to the Yazidi faith’ ...

Turkey ranks first in Europe and third in the world in workplace

ANF - 2019-04-28 16:11
HDP Labor, Economy, Agriculture and Social Policy Co-Vice President Günay Kubilay, in a written statement, said that they were mourning for workers killed in their workplace. ...

SKB called on all women to join Workers' Day demos

ANF - 2019-04-28 16:11
The SKB has released a written statement to mark Workers’ Day. “The women's strike - said the statement - is spreading across Latin America, Europe and the world.” ...

Yezidi Religious Leaders Clarify on Fate of Children of IS Rape

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — The Yezidi Supreme Spiritual Council clarified on a previous statement about the possibility of accepting into the community the children born to Yezidi women as the result of Islamic State (IS) sexual abuse. On Saturday, the council said the pre ...

Three IS Militants Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have arrested three people who belong to the Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk, north of the country. An official statement said the suspects were captured during a special operation by elite counter-terror service on Sunday. The ...

Over 50 Syrian Government Forces, Allies Killed, Injured by Jihadists

BAS News - 2019-04-27 23:32
ERBIL - Over 50 Syrian government forces and allied fighters were either killed or injured in two separate attacks carried out by two jihadist groups early on Saturday, a monitor said. According to a statement by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ...

Amnesty International statement on eviction of protesters from its International Secretariat office in London | Amnesty International

Amnesty - 2019-04-27 22:01

Police blockade in front of Gebze Prison

ANF - 2019-04-26 13:23
Citizens wanting to issue a statement in front of the Gebze Prison were surrounded by the police. ...

Sadr Criticizes New Iraqi Government

BAS News - 2019-04-25 22:31
ERBIL - Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun alliance, has strongly criticized the new government which is yet to be concluded after several months, considering the new cabinet "corrupted". Sadr said in an online statement on his Twitte ...

STATEMENT: Herdenking genocide op Armeniërs, Assyriërs, Suryoyo, Grieken en andere volkeren

Koerdisch Instituut - 2019-04-25 21:07
Precies 104 jaar geleden pleegde het Ottomaanse Rijk genocide op diverse volkeren in de regio. Armeniërs, Assyriërs, Suryoyo, Grieken en andere Christelijke volkeren, maar ook de Koerden, voornamelijk de Êzîdî’s, werden op een barbaarse manier omgebracht. ...

Statement by Panos Moumtzis, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, on Escalation of Violence in Idleb Governorate - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-04-25 15:31

Die Linke candidates to EP call on CPT

ANF - 2019-04-25 00:02
Candidates for the European Parliament from Germany’s Die Linke called for an immediate end to the isolation imposed upon Ocalan. The candidates issued a joint statement and called the CPT to action to end the isolation in Imrali. ...

Erbil Police Arrests Three Members of Drugs Band

BAS News - 2019-04-24 15:05
ERBIL — Police forces in Erbil announced on Wednesday the arrest of three people over possession of illicit drugs. According to an online statement, three people were arrested during an operation in central Erbil. Police said some of the arrestees were i ...

Saudi prisoner 'executed and crucified'

BBC - 2019-04-24 00:33
The man was one of 37 people executed on charges of terrorism, an official statement says. ...

Mosul Dam Close to Overflow: Warning for Tigris Bank

BAS News - 2019-04-24 00:05
ERBIL - Authorities in Mosul have urged people living in the surrounding areas to evacuate from their houses while the dam is being discharged. The Mosul Dam directorate said in a statement on Tuesday evening that the residents who live near the Tigris R ...

KRG Council of Ministers congratulates Christians on Easter

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-24 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – The Kurdistan Regional Government Council of Ministers congratulates all Christians on the occasion of Easter. Following is the text of the statement: On the occasion of Easter, we extend our warmest congr ...

Iraqi MP Warns of Serious Threats in Post-IS Mosul

BAS News - 2019-04-23 15:25
ERBIL — An Iraqi lawmaker has warned that the northern Nineveh province is facing serious threats as terrorists are gravely active in the region. MP Ahmed Jarba said in a statement that the western areas of Mosul and Nineveh province in general, especial ...

Tally in Iranian floods

ANF - 2019-04-23 14:54
The Iranian Crisis Center issued an official statement on the flooding disaster that affected 25 states of the country after a month passed. The official tally showcases the terrifying extent of the disaster. ...

Officials in Iraq’s Nineveh province stole $60 million: commission

E-Kurd - 2019-04-23 14:03
MOSUL,— The Iraqi Commission of Integrity has revealed that nearly $60 million of public money was stolen by officials in Nineveh province who were close to former governor Nawfal Hammadi al-Sultan. The Commission said in a statement on Monday that offic ...

Integrity Board Reveals Corruption Probes against Former Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2019-04-22 23:57
ERBIL - Iraq's Commission of Integrity has revealed a grave case of corruption made by the former Nineveh Governor Nawfal Hamadi, saying that millions of dollars went missing during his administration. According to a statement by the commission, over 60$ ...

Oil Price Up With US Likely Statement On Iran Sanctions

Waar Media - 2019-04-22 12:42
WAAR_DUHOK International benchmark increased to $73.62 per barrel on Monday at 0650 GMT while American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) rose to $65.44 a barrel. The U.S. oil rig decline supported higher crude oil prices on Thursday, April 18, whic ...

Erdogan says Trump's Golan Heights statement threatens new crisis - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-04-22 11:07

Iraqi court sentences four to death for joining Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-04-21 20:59
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Islamic State militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria, a judiciary statement said on Sunday. The four men, wanted by Iraqi authorities, w ...

Notorious IS Commander Killed in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-21 15:43
ERBIL — Iraqi forces on Sunday killed a notorious commander of the Islamic State (IS) in the mountainous areas of Diyala province, security sources confirmed. Media reports cited a statement by Iraq’s War Media Cell as saying that “Abu Idris”, who was am ...

HPG statement on Çukurca: 12 Turkish soldiers killed

ANF - 2019-04-21 14:14
Guerrillas hit the Turkish army in north and south Kurdistan. ...

Iraq Sentences 4 IS Militants to Death

BAS News - 2019-04-21 13:43
ERBIL — A court in Iraq has sentenced four people to death for joining the Islamic State (IS) and carrying out terrorist attacks in Iraq and Syria. A judiciary statement revealed on Sunday that the four men were previously captured by the Kurdish-led Syr ...

Iraqi Man Arrested over Selling Wristwatches with Saddam’s Picture

BAS News - 2019-04-21 11:18
ERBIL — Police forces in Baghdad arrested a man who was selling wristwatches with pictures of Saddam Hussein, the former dictator of Iraq. Baghdad Police Department confirmed in a statement that the man had wristwatches in possession which were decorated ...

U.S. service member dies in non-combat incident in Iraq: statement

Yahoo - 2019-04-21 11:02

US Service Member Dies in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-20 15:53
ERBIL — A US service member died in Iraq’s Nineveh province, north of the country, on Saturday, the US-led Coalition said on Saturday. It revealed that the soldier died in a “non-combat incident”. The statement did not provide details for the incident, n ...

Iraq: Two Dozens of IS Insurgents Killed, Captured in Separate Operations

BAS News - 2019-04-19 18:31
ERBIL - A couple of dozens of Islamic State (IS) insurgents were either killed or captured in separate military operations in north and west of the country, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said on Friday. The center explained in a statement that their forc ...

Prime Minister Barzani's statement on thirty-first anniversary of Anfal genocide campaign

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-04-18 19:27

Kurdistan Ready to Develop Ties with Qatar: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-18 00:34
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani has shown Erbil's willingness to further strengthen its ties with Qatar, according to a statement by the premier's office. PM Barzani made the remarks during a meeting with Charge d'Affaires of Qatar's embass ...

Iraqi MP Warns of Sale of Posts at Parliament

BAS News - 2019-04-17 23:06
ERBIL - An Iraqi lawmaker has warned of the sale of certain posts at the Council of Representatives, urging the Parliament to investigate the issue. Jasim Bakhati, an Iraqi lawmaker from the Hikma party led by Ammar al-Hakim, said in a statement that the ...

Turkish Defense Minister Discusses Syria Safe Zone in Washington

BAS News - 2019-04-17 13:44
ERBIL — Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Tuesday met with his US counterpart Patrick Shanahan to discuss Syria and Washington-Ankara defense cooperations. Turkish Ministry of National Defense confirmed in a statement that Akar “reiterated Turkey’s ...

Prime Minister Barzani’s statement on thirty-first anniversary of Anfal genocide campaign

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-17 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani made a statement on the thirty-first anniversary of the Anfal genocide campaign. Below is the text of Prime Minister Barzani’s statement: Once again, after more than 30 yea ...
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