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KDP Office in Chamchamal Attacked

BAS News - 2018-12-11 12:53
ERBIL — The representation office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) came under attack overnight on Monday in Chamchamal, west of Sulaymaniyah. According to an official statement by the office, armed men opened fire at the facility at around 23:35 b ...

One Suspect Arrested over Shooting Physician in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-12-05 14:22
ERBIL — Police forces in Sulaymaniyah announced on Wednesday the arrest of a man suspected of shooting a physician earlier the week in the city. The suspect, introduced by first initials only, is 36 years old who had bought a pistol before the assassinat ...

Monday’s Airstrike Killed 13 IS Militants South of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-12-04 08:54
ERBIL — At least 13 Islamic State (IS) jihadists were killed Monday in multiple airstrikes carried out by the US-led Coalition in the rural areas of Kifri, south of Sulaymaniyah. A Peshmerga commander, who spoke to BasNews on condition of anonymity, reve ...

PUK Seeks Understanding from PKK over Closing Offices

BAS News - 2018-12-02 13:03
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is reportedly working in the backroom talks with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the decision to close the PKK-affiliated offices in Sulaymaniyah, seeking understanding from the party. Earlier in Oct ...

WATCH: PUK Security Detains PKK Affiliates in Kalar

BAS News - 2018-11-29 09:12
ERBIL — Security forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reportedly overnight on Wednesday detained the members of a political party affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region’s Kalar, south of Sulaymaniyah. MP Shirin ...

Students Boycott Classes at Sulaymaniyah University

BAS News - 2018-11-25 14:37
ERBIL — Students on Sunday said they will not attend classes at the Sulaymaniyah university at the wake of protests against dormitory services. The crisis began when a group of students gathered overnight at the campus of the university to call on author ...

PUK Takes Action to End PKK’s Political Activities in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-11-25 11:47
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has taken the first action to block the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from political activities in Sulaymaniyah province. The move is understood as another attempt to please Turkey and restore the ties betw ...

Police Officer Assassinated on Kirkuk-Sulaymaniyah Highway

BAS News - 2018-11-24 11:54
ERBIL — A group of armed men opened fired at a vehicle on Saturday while traveling on the Kirkuk-Sulaymaniyah highway, killing one and injuring two others. Sulaymaniyah Police confirmed that a police officer from Kirkuk was gunned down in the attack. Two ...

KDP-PUK Meeting: Next Government Aims at Political Stability

BAS News - 2018-11-17 13:16
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met on Saturday with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Sulaymaniyah to kickstart the talks over forming the government, reiterating that they work for a political stability in the next four years. At a ...

KDP, PUK to Begin Talks on Govt. Formation Next Week

BAS News - 2018-11-11 14:53
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) next week to discuss the formation of a new government. Arif Taifour, head of KDP Leadership Council in Sulaymaniyah-Halabja, told BasNews that his party h ...

Tehran to Use Sulaymaniyah to Escape US Sanctions

BAS News - 2018-11-05 08:45
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran has reportedly devised a plan to escape the US economic sanctions, and Sulaymaniyah of Kurdistan is among the cities Tehran wants to use to bridge to the outside world. The second phase of the sanctions, which are put ...

Media Crew Placed Under Detention in Sulaymaniyah University Campus

BAS News - 2018-10-28 13:39
ERBIL — Security forces on Sunday detained the media crew for Kurdistan TV at the campus of Sulaymaniyah University. The detention came while Kurdistan TV reporters were covering a gathering by the university students. Aras Sattar, a member of the crew, ...

PUK Arrests KDP Member in Alleged Political Crackdown

BAS News - 2018-10-27 11:17
ERBIL — The security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Friday arrested a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Raniya, Sulaymaniyah province. Kurdistan Democratic Youth Union confirmed the report in a statement ...

Islamic Fatwa Committee: PUBG Conditionally Forbidden

BAS News - 2018-10-24 15:10
ERBIL — The Fatwa Committee of Sulaymaniyah has conditionally forbidden the online game of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). Citing multiple cases of social disorder and family disputes as the result of individual obsession with the game, the Islamic ...

Electoral Commission Says 314 Ballot Boxes Went Missing in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-10-17 10:22
ERBIL — Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) has revealed that a total of 314 ballot boxes are yet to be returned from Sulaymaniyah to its headquarters. Kurdistan Region held the fifth parliamentary election on 30th September. The vote ...

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits Kurdistan

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

British-Australian woman kidnapped by the PUK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-10-07 14:25
Vanessa Powell | Exclusive to Ekurd On the 1st of December 2017, I was unlawfully abducted by Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) security forces in the city of Sulaymaniyah from outside my home in Qaiwan City, one of Sulaymaniyah’s most exclusive compoun ...

Watch: RPG Fired to Celebrate Barham Salih’s Presidency

BAS News - 2018-10-07 09:54
ERBIL — Following the controversial election of Barham Salih as Iraq’s president, celebratory gunfires left several civilians killed or injured across Sulaymaniyah and Halabja provinces. Salih, who rejoined the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) after ab ...

Fourth Victim of Celebratory Gunfire in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-10-05 14:47
ERBIL — The fourth man, who was injured in a celebratory gunfire in Kurdistan’s Sulaymaniyah, succumbed to injuries on Friday. Rabar Kamal, 23, has been hospitalized since 2 October when groups of people gathered in Sulaymaniyah province to celebrate Bar ...

3rd Sulaymaniyah International Film Festival Reveals World Cinema Lineup

BAS News - 2018-10-03 13:52
The 3rd edition of Sulaymaniyah International Film Festival, scheduled for October 10-16 in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region, will screen 16 feature films in the main completion section of "World Cinema". The feature films are as follows: - "Three Faces" b ...

Third Victim of Celebratory Gunfire in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-10-03 11:34
ERBIL — Another vicim of the celebratory gunfire in Sulaymaniyah’s Sharazoor overnight Tuesday has succumbed to his injuries, a medical source said. Rabar Kamal, 25, was hit in the head by a wild bullet when people in his village started a massive gunfir ...

Watch: Video Shows Attack on Polling Station in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-10-02 13:56
ERBIL — An amateur footage has surfaced on the social media purportedly showing a group of armed men attacking a polling station during the Kurdistan parliamentary election held on Sunday, 30 September. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which is do ...

PICTURES: PUK Forces Attack Polling Station in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-09-30 15:34
ERBIL — Two polling stations in Sulaymaniyah province were closed down after they came under attack by armed forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Sunday amid of parliamentary election. A source from Kurdistan electoral commiss ...

Kurdistan TV Crew Attacked in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-09-28 13:18
ERBIL — Media crew for Kurdistan TV came under attack on Friday by armed forces in Sulaymaniyah where the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is dominant. Kurdistan TV said in a breaking news that its reporter and cameraman were attacked while covering th ...

Sulaymaniyah: Security Forces Attack Journalist Amid Election

BAS News - 2018-09-28 11:05
ERBIL — Security forces of Sulaymaniyah, who are affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), attacked a Kurdish journalist during the parliamentary election for the armed forces. “I had accreditation from the electoral commission, as well as ...

KDP Expects to Win More Sulaymaniyah Votes in Parliament Election

BAS News - 2018-09-20 10:54
ERBIL — As the countdown for Kurdistan’s parliamentary election starts, the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) says it expects greater success in Sulaymaniyah polls. Speaking to BasNews, Ata Hassan, a spokesperson for KDP’s Sulaymaniyah-Halabja lead ...

Second Earthquake in Less Than 24 Hours Hits Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-09-17 13:32
ERBIL — Sulaymaniyah, on Monday afternoon, was hit by the second earthquake in less than 24 hours. According to a statement by Kurdistan’s Earthquake Data Centre, the quake was measured at 3.4 on richter scale, with its centre designated as seven kilomet ...

Kurdistan Joins World Cleanup Day

BAS News - 2018-09-15 13:23
ERBIL — Over 300 Kurdish youths gathered on Saturday to clean Erbil, Duhok, and Sulaymaniyah and mark the World Cleanup Day. The event was organised by Nishtiman Youth Network and sponsored by Barzani Charity Foundation as well as UNDP, Taha Idris, a mem ...

Iran Sets up Missile Launch Pad in Sulaymaniyah: Opposition Official

BAS News - 2018-09-11 17:02
ERBIL — A leading member of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan has claimed that the Islamic Republic of Iran recently established a missile launch pad in Sulaymaniyah province when the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is dominant. Farhad Shabani tol ...

Turkish Tourist Drowns in Dukan Lake

BAS News - 2018-09-11 14:58
ERBIL — A tourist from Turkey drowned on Tuesday in Kurdistan Region’s Dukan Lake, Sulaymaniyah province. Dukan Mayor Shaho Othman confirmed the report to BasNews and said the victim was 26 years old, visiting the Kurdistan Region for tourism. He, howeve ...

Attack on KDPI: Iran Used Missiles Launchers Stationed in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-09-08 12:27
ERBIL — A Kurdish journalist says the Saturday attack on the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) bases in Koya district (some 65 kilometres southeast Erbil) was carried out by Iran from a missile launcher stationed in Sulaymaniyah province where th ...

Sulaymaniyah: Indian Worker Dies in Workplace Incident

BAS News - 2018-08-07 12:20
ERBIL — A 51-year-old Indian worker was killed in a workplace incident in Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah, police confirmed. Spokesperson for Sulaymaniyah Police, Sarkawt Ahmed, told BasNews that the Indian worker was killed in an incident which took pla ...

KDP, PUK Meet to Reiterate Unity in Baghdad Politics

BAS News - 2018-07-29 20:08
ERBIL — While visiting Sulaymaniyah to open a power plant in Baziyan, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, who also serves as vice-president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), met with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) top offici ...

Kurdish Civilian Gunned Down near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-07-21 23:36
ERBIL — A group of armed men opened fire at a Kurdish civilian near Khanaqin district of Sulaymaniyah overnight Friday, officials said. The victim, identified as Rahman Najim, was severely injured after the attack, and scummed to his injuries after arriv ...

KDP Branch Office in Chamchamal Comes Under Fire

BAS News - 2018-07-21 00:48
ERBIL — A group of unidentified armed men opened fire on Friday at a branch office for the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Chamchamal, Sulaymaniyah province. An employee from the office confirmed the report to BasNews, revealing that the gunme ...

"Hewler y Sulaymaniyah caerán si cae Qandil"

ANF - 2018-07-13 06:03
El peshmerga Dêrin señaló que el pueblo kurdo debería oponerse a los ataques de invasión con el espíritu de unidad nacional y subrayó que la invasión de Qandil significa la invasión de Hewler y Sulaymaniyah. ...
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