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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 ...

Baghdad Sets up Customs Offices on Border with KRG

BAS News - 2018-09-22 20:37
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk has established customs offices on the main roads leading into the Kurdistan Region. The customs offices, ordered by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, are set up on Kirkuk-Erbil and Kirkuk-Sulaymaniyah ...

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 Spanish - 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. ...

Fire Ravages Ammunition Cache in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-07-02 23:17
ERBIL — A fire incident was reported late on Monday at an ammunition cache in Sulaymaniyah. Chief of Sulaymaniyah Civil Defence, Diyari Ibrahim, confirmed the report to BasNews and the fire is yet to be controlled as explosion of the ammunitions has made ...

Over 255,000 Tourists Visited Kurdistan During Eid al-Fitr

BAS News - 2018-06-23 21:42
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Board of Tourism revealed on Saturday that up to 255,000 tourists visited the three provinces of Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah during the Eid al-Fitr holidays. The statistics covers ten days between 12-21 June, according to a s ...

Turkey Accuses PUK, Gorran of Aiding PKK

BAS News - 2018-06-05 23:10
ERBIL — Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) of aiding the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah province. “PKK has been supported by ...

Iran Consulate: No Employee Sought Asylum in US Consulate in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-05-23 22:43
ERBIL — Iranian Consulate in Sulaymaniyah has rejected the media reports claiming that a consulate employee had sought asylum at the US consulate in the Kurdistan Region. In a statement on Wednesday, the consulate said the reports were “baseless”. It sai ...

Sulaymaniyah: Police on Alert

BAS News - 2018-05-13 23:09
ERBIL — Police forces in Sulaymaniyah have been put on alert as the results of Iraqi parliamentary election are expected to be announced soon. The Directorate of Sulaymaniyah Police warned civilians in a statement against any provocative actions that cou ...

Sulaymaniyah Governor: Unofficial Election Results Suspicious

BAS News - 2018-05-13 12:53
SULAYMANIYH — Governor of Sulaymaniyah province, Haval Abubakir, has called on the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission to investigate the election results in Sulaymaniyah as the political factions suspect fraud in the votes. Abubakir pointed out ...

Abadi’s Statement on Post-Election Violence in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-05-13 11:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called on security forces to keep the situation in Sulaymaniyah under control after some violent acts between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Gorran over disputes about election process occurred ...

Gorran Demands Counting Sulaymaniyah Ballots Manually

BAS News - 2018-05-13 10:52
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is insisting on counting the votes in Sulaymaniyah province manually after it accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of fraud. Gorran lawmaker Bestoun Fayiq told BasNews on Sunday that the PUK should agree to ...

PUK Security Forces Attack Kurdistan TV Crew in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-05-12 22:13
ERBIL — For the second time in a week, security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) attacked the journalists for the Kurdistan TV. Hevi Hiwa, the news channel’s reporter, confirmed to BasNews that she was beaten by the PUK force ...

PUK Special Forces Encircle Gorran Headquarter in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-05-12 22:13
ERBIL — The headquarter of Change Movement (Gorran) has reportedly been besieged by the anti-terror forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) house after the polling stations were closed. Gorran media outlets reported gunshots around the Zargata h ...

Sulaymaniyah: Eleven Polling Stations Shut Down for Violations

BAS News - 2018-05-10 21:09
ERBIL — Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission on Thursday closed down a total of 11 polling stations across Sulaymaniyah province as early election was taking place. According to the information BasNews obtained from a source, the decision came af ...

Sulaymaniyah: KDP Voters Prevented from Casting Votes

BAS News - 2018-05-10 17:12
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has warned of violations at the polling stations across Sulaymaniyah and Halabja provinces, saying that their voters were prevented from casting their votes. “Through different mechanisms, the forces who were ...

Sulaymaniyah: PUK Forces Beat Kurdistan TV Crew Covering Election

BAS News - 2018-05-10 16:40
SULAYMANIYAH — A group of security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reportedly attacked a cameraman and reporter at a polling station in Sulaymaniyah. Since Thursday morning, the early election for armed forces and security p ...

Abadi to Visit Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-04-28 00:17
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is now leading the election list of Victory Alliance, is scheduled to visit Kirkuk on Saturday. Abadi’s visit to Kirkuk comes after he earlier this week visited Mosul, Sulaymaniyah and Erbil to promote hi ...

Niqash: Iraqi Kurdistan’s Undecided Voters Will Decide Election Winners

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-27 18:02
Mohammed Ahmad, a taxi driver in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah, is happy to give his opinion on the upcoming elections. the events of the past four years in Iraqi Kurdistan have convinced the 32-year-old that he should not vote for anyone, now or ...
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