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Iraq Halts Import of Poultry from India Due to Possible Bird Flu Outbreak

BAS News - 2019-02-10 22:16
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture has decided to ban the import of poultry and other kinds of bird products from India. The ministry explained in a statement on Sunday that the procedure is part of the country's efforts to prevent the spread of t ...

A joint committee of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Peshmerga visits the disputed…

Kurdiu - 2019-02-10 20:28

Iraqi Kurdistan ‘orders seizure’ of weapons held without a permit

E-Kurd - 2019-02-10 20:25
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior has authorized the police to seize weapons that do not have valid permits. The ministry will take legal action against the people who own guns withou ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi Defense Ministries Discuss Situation in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-02-04 21:29
ERBIL - Delegations from the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga Ministry and Iraq Ministry of Defense met on Monday in Erbil for talks on the security affairs in the disputed areas. During the meeting, officials underlined the latest developments in Iraq and K ...

5,000 diagnosed with cancer in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-02-04 17:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Monday more than 5,000 people were diagnosed with cancer in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in 2018. Minister Rekawt Hama Rashid said in a press confer ...

WHO Organizes Food Safety, Quality Assurance Assessment Mission to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-02-03 14:28
BAGHDAD (WHO) — Responding to a request by the Iraqi Ministry of Health and Environment, the World Health Organization (WHO) organized a mission of international experts to visit Iraq and conduct field visits, meetings and a joint workshop on Food Safety ...

Iraq to Lower Internet Prices, Improve Its Quality

BAS News - 2019-01-31 21:58
ERBIL - Iraqi government has issued a decree to lower the prices of internet services and improve its quality, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Communication. "Communication Minister Naeem Rubaiy has ordered to lower the prices of inter ...

First hospital for Iraqi Kurdistan’s Peshmerga fighters opens in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2019-01-31 18:21
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Construction for the first military hospital for Kurdish Peshmerga fighters completed on Thursday in Erbil with Ministry of Peshmerga officials, commanders, and German coalition members in attendance. The facility ...

Iraq Inks Deal with China for Seismic Surveys of Two Oil Blocks

BAS News - 2019-01-31 15:00
ERBIL — Iraq’s oil ministry announced a new contract with China’s CNOOC to conduct a seismic survey for two oil exploration blocks, as reported by Reuters. One of the blocks is located near the Iraqi border with Iran and the other is offshore the Gulf. M ...

Iraqi Kurdistan issues new taxi regulations to combat harassment, sexual assault

E-Kurd - 2019-01-29 16:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Taxi drivers will have to comply with new measures from Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Interior Ministry, imposed in a bid to combat harassment by drivers. All taxi drivers must register with the Trans ...

Ministry: Iraq against any attack that violates its sovereignty

ANF - 2019-01-27 09:59
Iraqi Ministry will submit a letter to the Turkish Ambassador to Baghdad. ...

Police Officer Detained after Prisoner Escapes in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-01-26 22:34
ERBIL - A police officer has been detained after a prisoner, who had been jailed on murder charges, escaped the prison in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, the Iraqi Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Saturday. According to a statement by ...

Three IS Hotbeds Destroyed in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-01-22 20:09
ERBIL - Another three hotbeds of the Islamic State (IS) militant group were destroyed on Tuesday by the Iraqi forces in the province of Salahaddin. According to a statement by the Interior Ministry, a special force of Salahaddin Operations Command conduc ...

Iraq Not Willing to Ban PUBG on Internet: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-01-19 22:33
ERBIL - The Iraqi government has rejected the rumors claiming that PUBG game will be banned on the internet in the country. The remark was made by the Communications Minister Naim al-Rubaiy on Saturday where he asserted that Baghdad is not willing to mak ...

Azerbaijan Frees the 28 Iraqi Students

BAS News - 2019-01-17 23:55
ERBIL - The Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday evening the release of the 28 Iraqi students detained in Iran's Azerbaijan. "With direct follow-up from Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim, and with the efforts made by our embassy in Baku, the ...

No Foreign Troops to Stay in Iraq: Defense Ministry

BAS News - 2019-01-17 14:33
ERBIL — Foreign troops will leave Iraq in the future, and there will be no foreign forces in the country, said a spokesperson for Iraqi defense ministry. Maj. Gen. Tahsin Khafaji told Sputnik on Tuesday that even the US forces, who are now present in Ira ...

Customs Checkpoints Removed Between Kurdistan and Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-16 17:44
ERBIL - The Iraqi Parliament Economic Committee has issued a decree to remove the customs checkpoints on the highways between Kirkuk-Erbil, Kirkuk-Sulaimaniya, and Duhok-Mosul, Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Wednesday. According to the statem ...

Erbil, Baghdad Initially Agreed on Peshmerga Return to Disputed Areas: Official

BAS News - 2019-01-13 13:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry and Iraq’s Ministry of Defense have initially agreed on the return of the Kurdish forces to the disputed territories where security is still in peril. Since 16th October 2017, when the Iraqi army and Iranian- ...

Iraqi Fighter Jets target ISIS strongholds

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-13 13:26
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Over the past few days, Iraqi fighter jets have been able to aerially target and bombard a number of ISIS strongholds and hubs in different regions of Hamrin in Diala Province, north of Tikrit. This operations comes af ...

Baghdad: Human Trafficking Group Arrested

BAS News - 2019-01-12 20:01
ERBIL - A group of human traffickers were captured on Saturday in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, the interior ministry said in a statement. The ministry explained that the security forces had intelligence information about the group's activities in t ...

Three Iraqi delegations visited Israel in 2018

Waar Media - 2019-01-07 17:00
WAAR-DUHOK: “Three Iraqi delegations visited Israel during the last year.” said The Israeli foreign ministry in a statement on Sunday. “The visit of the third Iraqi delegation to Israel took place several weeks ago; the delegations included Sunni and Shi ...

9 Kurds had been given the post of Defense Minister

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-07 00:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Kurdish Officers in the Iraqi Army (1921-2003) This book is a compilation of the biographies of thousands of Kurdish Officers from 1921-2003 that have played a role in the establishment of Iraqi Army. Retired Major Gen ...

Iraqi Forces Successfully Conduct Search-and-Destroy Mission in Jazera Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-06 18:20
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 1st, 2019, Iraqi Security Forces initiated a search-and-destroy mission against ISIS terrorists in Jazera region. During the operation, they were able to find a three-tunnel armory that hosted explosives factory ...

Erdogan to visist Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-01-04 18:45
“President of the Republic of Turkey wants to visit Iraq in near future, but the date has not been defined yet,” announced Iraqi Foreign Ministry. “Yesterday’s meeting included Muhammad Ali al-Hakim, Iraqi Foreign Minister and his Turkish counterpart Maw ...

Over 1,000 doctors left Iraqi Kurdistan due to economic crisis

E-Kurd - 2019-01-02 17:26
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— More than one thousand doctors have migrated out of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region over the last four years because of the economic crisis, the ministry of health said on Monday. Kurdish authorities said this trend has had a ...

Iraq Exported 115 Million Barrels of Oil in December

BAS News - 2019-01-02 15:21
ERBIL — Iraq’s oil export significantly increased in the month of December after it exported 115 million barrels, Iraqi Oil Ministry announced on Wednesday. According to a statement, oil exports through the southern port of Basra was 3.726 million barrel ...

Kurdish language to be included in schools central, southern Iraq: ministry

E-Kurd - 2018-12-31 23:32
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi Ministry of Education has added Kurdish language as a separate subject of instruction in schools in central and southern Iraq. Kurdish will also be taught in schools in Kirkuk as well, NRT TV reported. The Kurdish language was recogni ...

KRG Denounces Iraqi Mufti's Fatwa against Christmas Occasions

BAS News - 2018-12-30 00:15
ERBIL - Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs has condemned a statement made by an Iraqi influential Mufti which had forbidden Muslims from celebrating the New Year's occasions. Iraq’s prominent Sunni cleric S ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest 10 IS Militants in Separate Operations

BAS News - 2018-12-29 10:36
ERBIL — At least 10 Islamic State (IS) militants were captured by the Iraqi armed forces in western and northern provinces. According to a statement by the war media cell of Iraq’s interior ministry, the security forces arrest three jihadists in western ...

Iraqi Forces Capture 8 IS Leaders in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-12-27 12:03
ERBIL — The Iraqi security forces have arrested eight senior members of the Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk province, the interior ministry confirmed. The arrests were made during a joint operation by the police intelligence and counter-terror intelligence ...

Eight IS Leaders Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-12-27 00:05
ERBIL - The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday the arrest of eight leaders of the Islamic State (IS) in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. A spokesperson for the ministry, Major General Saad Maan, told BasNews that the arrested had been ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi Interior Ministries Agree to Cooperatively Foil IS Infiltrations

BAS News - 2018-12-27 00:05
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Peshmerga and Iraqi Defense Ministries have agreed on cooperatively foiling the Islamic State (IS) insurgents from infiltrating on the border areas. According to a statement by the Iraqi ministry, the Kurdish and Iraqi officials ...

Peshmerga joins the ranks of the Iraqi Honor Guard [Photo Story]

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-26 06:08
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel AbdulMahdi, received Scott Morrison, the Australian Prime Minister, in an official reception ceremony in which a team of Peshmerga Forces participated. On December 21st, 2018, the Iraqi Prime ...

Bahrain Summons Iraqi Diplomat over Maliki’s Remarks

BAS News - 2018-12-25 09:28
ERBIL — Bahrain Foreign Ministry summoned on Monday the Iraqi embassy’s deputy charge d’affaires over former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s remarks about the situation for Shi’ite Muslims in Bahrain. Maliki’s remarks were made during his participation ...

Baghdad Rejects Reports Claiming US Asked to Deploy Forces to Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-24 21:52
ERBIL - Iraqi Ministry of Defense rejected on Monday the reports claiming that Washington has asked Baghdad to deploy soldiers to northeastern Syria to replace the US troops. Earlier on Monday, Sky News cited a "political source" as claiming that US Secr ...

Iraqi Parliament Approves Two More Ministers

BAS News - 2018-12-24 20:59
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament approved on Monday two of the five remaining ministerial candidates, while the lawmakers disagreed on the other three nominees. The MPs voted in favor of Nawfal Baha for the Ministry of Immigration and Displacement and Shaima Kha ...

Philanthropists building 99% of mosques and just 1% of schools in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-12-22 09:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— More than 99 percent of all mosques in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region have been built by philanthropists and the religious affairs ministry is overwhelmed by applications for construction permits for new mosques, governme ...

UNMAS Announces Graduation of Iraqi Police Officers from Hazards Management Training

BAS News - 2018-12-20 13:21
BAGHDAD, (UNMAS) — The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) thanks the Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MoI) for its support in providing Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/Improvised Explosive Device Defeat (IEDD) and Explosive Hazards First Responder ( ...

Sinjar-Sahela Road is Now Open

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-17 15:45
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga After a series of negotiations between Kurdistan Regional Government and the Central Government, the Sinjar (Shingal) – Sahela Road is now open and operating as usual from both sides of the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi ...

Iraqi PM May Change Interior Ministry's Nominee: Source

BAS News - 2018-12-16 22:30
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has reached an agreement with the political parties to replace Falih Fayadh, a controversial nominee for the ministry of interior, with another figure, a source from the parliament, revealed on Sunday. "An agreement for ...

IS Regional Leader Arrested in Kirkuk: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-12-15 23:00
ERBIL — The Iraqi forces have captured an Islamic State (IS) leader in the south of Kirkuk province, Iraqi ministry of interior announced on Saturday. The IS leader was on terror list of the intelligence forces and he had served as the aide to IS top mil ...

IS Sleeper Cell Captured in Central Baghdad: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-12-11 15:23
ERBIL — Iraqi intelligence and security forces have captured an Islamic State (IS) sleeper cell in the center of the capital during a special operation, the country’s ministry of defence confirmed. The ministry revealed that the sleeper cell was made up ...

Falih Fayadh May Lose his Nomination of Interior Ministry: MP

BAS News - 2018-12-07 00:35
ERBIL - The Iraqi Fatih Coalition, led by Hadi al-Amiri, may change its nominee, Falih Fayadh, for the ministry of interior after he was rejected by the majority of the political parties. Hanin Qado, a member of the coalition, said on Thursday that his a ...

Iraqi PM Reveals Remaining Eight Nominees

BAS News - 2018-12-03 22:28
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi revealed on Monday night the remaining eight candidates of his government, nominating Falih Fayadh as the minister of interior and Faisal al-Jabrba for the ministry of defense. According to a document, the other six cand ...

Iraq’s November Oil Export at 3.3 Million bpd

BAS News - 2018-12-02 11:42
ERBIL — Iraqi oil exports from southern and northern oilfields was at 3.372 million bpd during the month of November, oil ministry said. From the total exports, 3.363 million bpd was sent on the international markets through Basra on the Gulf, Reuters ci ...

Three Wanted IS Insurgents Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-12-01 21:13
ERBIL - At least three members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, an official said on Saturday. The Iraqi Interior Ministry Spokesperson Maj. Gen. Saad Maan said in a statement that the trio was captured b ...

Iraq’s 2019 Oil Sale: Majority Goes to Asian Markets

BAS News - 2018-11-27 14:38
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Ministry said on Tuesday that it has allocated the oil sales for 2019 with the majority of its crude flowing to the Asian markets. The ministry revealed in a statement that 67% of its oil exports will go to Asian markets, 20% to the Eur ...

Iraqi Ambassador Summoned in Romania over Consul’s Alleged Sexual Harassment

BAS News - 2018-11-22 18:47
ERBIL — On Wednesday, November 21st, Romania's Foreign Ministry announced that it had summoned the Iraqi ambassador to the country over involvement in a case of sexual harassment by a member of the Iraqi diplomatic mission. "After receiving the memo, the ...

PUK determines its candidate for the Iraqi Ministry of Justice

Kurdiu - 2018-11-21 18:45

Dozens of IS Militants Killed in Underground Tunnel North of Iraq

BAS News - 2018-11-21 14:39
ERBIL — At least 15 members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed by Iraqi forces in Salahaddin province. According to a statement by the ministry of interior on Wednesday, the insurgents were eliminated during an operation to destroy an IS underground t ...

Iraq Planing to Set up Oil Pipeline Through Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-11-21 13:40
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is planning to establish a new pipeline crossing the Kurdistan Region to Turkey, through which its oil in the northern fields will be exported on the international markets. Asim Jihad, a spokesperson for Iraq’s ministry of oi ...

Iraqi Sunni Factions Agree on Four Nominees for Defense Ministry Post

BAS News - 2018-11-19 16:41
ERBIL - The Iraqi Sunni factions have agreed on four nominees for the post of defense ministry in the new government. Political sources confirmed to BasNews that the Sunni parties have offered the names of Salim al-Jabouri, Salah al-Jabouri, Hisham Duraj ...

Iraqi Shi'ite Factions Can't Agree on One Nominee for Interior Ministry

BAS News - 2018-11-17 17:49
ERBIL - After over three weeks of establishing a new government in Baghdad, the Iraqi Shi'ite factions have not yet agreed to have one sole nominee for the position of interior ministry, reports said. According to Iraqi media reports, the Alliance of Ref ...

Baghdad: All-female Police to Encounter Sexual Harassment in Public

BAS News - 2018-11-14 23:10
ERBIL — Baghdad authorities have decided to spread all-female police units in the capital city to encounter the growing cases of sexual harassment in public. Citing the Iraqi interior ministry, several media reports said that cases of sexual harassment, ...

Ministry of Oil: Kirkuk oil halt to Iran will not affect Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-11-09 15:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Ministry of Oil said that halting the export of Kirkuk oil will not affectIraq much, to compensate that they have increased the daily export of oil. Aasim al-Jihad, spokesperson to Iraq’s Ministry of Oil stated on Sunday halting the exp ...

Iraq-Syria border is secure, ISIS not a threat, says Ministry of Defence

Rûdaw - 2018-11-08 22:28
'Iraqi forces are stationed along the border from al-Qaim up to Mosul' ...

KRG agriculture ministry bans Iraqi fish imports

Rûdaw - 2018-11-08 22:28
Iraq's health, agriculture, water ministers discussed the fish in parliament ...

Iraqi Interior Ministry’s New Logo Includes Kurdish Language

BAS News - 2018-11-07 14:17
ERBIL — Iraqi Interior Ministry changed its official logo on Wednesday which includes the name of the ministry in Kurdish language. The new logo, besides modifications in the design and the name of the ministry in Kurdish, includes the date of the establ ...

Iraq Slams U.S. For Statements on Iranian-Backed Militias

Waar Media - 2018-11-05 22:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has chastised its American ally, asserting that a U.S. Twitter posting concerning neighboring Iran “goes beyond diplomatic norms” and represents “interference” in Iraq’s internal affairs. In a Twitter posting on Oct ...

Kuwait to Establish over 70 Schools for Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-11-04 23:37
ERBIL - Kuwait has decided to establish 73 schools in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad to help the country socially and economically, an official from the ministry of education said on Sunday. Hassan Fazil Ma'ala said in a statement that Iraq and Kuwait have ...

Iraq Receives Six More Korean T50 Jets

BAS News - 2018-10-29 10:39
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Sunday that it had received another shipment of the Korean-made T50 fighter jets. Country’s ministry of defense confirmed the arrival of the third batch in Iraq in an online statement. Iraq signed a contract in 2 ...

Peshmerga Ministry Seeks Its Rights in New Iraqi Govt.

BAS News - 2018-10-27 23:19
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga Ministry has prepared a "comprehensive report" to submit it to the regional government ahead of a new phase of negotiations between Erbil and Baghdad, a senior Peshmerga official was quoted as saying. "We have pre ...

Iraq to Ask for US Waiver of Sanctions over Trade with Iran

BAS News - 2018-10-23 15:45
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is planning to officially ask the US to exempt Baghdad from sanctions over continued economic ties with the neighboring Iran, Iraqi Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Mahjoub told Sputnik. "Iraq may ask Washington to completely ...

Highest Chance for KDP to Hold Iraqi Finance Ministry: MP

BAS News - 2018-10-20 20:35
ERBIL - The Iraqi al-Bina Alliance, led by Shi'ite politicians Nouri al-Maliki and Hadi al-Amiri, has said that the Kurdish ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has the highest chance for holding the post of the Ministry of Finance. "According to the ...

Iraq Sentences Six People over Terrorist Charges

BAS News - 2018-10-17 23:35
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Justice on Wednesday sentenced six people to death over terrorist activities. The ministry pointed out in a statement that the death penalties were carried out in a accordance with the counter-terrorism laws. It further said ...

Human Trafficking Group Captured in Iraq's Diwaniya

BAS News - 2018-10-16 06:23
ERBIL - A group of human traffickers were captured on Monday in the Iraqi province of Diwaniya, said the interior ministry in a statement. According to the statement, four women alongside a man were caught with two children while attempting to sell them ...

At Least 10% of Iraqis Currently Disable

BAS News - 2018-10-14 19:41
ERBIL - At least 10% of people in Iraq are disable, 2% of whom are children with mental disabilities, Iraqi Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs said in a statement on Sunday. According to the statement, the government has some special plans for the disa ...

Iraqi Kurdistan govt reportedly ‘ordered’ the closure of hundreds of illegal oil refineries

E-Kurd - 2018-10-13 22:17
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) reportedly ordered the closure of hundreds of “illegal” oil refineries; additionally, other facilities which are licensed are subject to review. The KRG interior ministry ...

Double Explosions Hit Tikrit, Five Killed, Injured

BAS News - 2018-10-10 21:00
ERBIL - At least five people were either killed or wounded in two separate bomb explosions in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday night, Ministry’s Security Media Center said. According to a statement by the center, the first bomb went off near a fuel ...

Kurdish parties notify Iraqi Interior Ministry of ‘fraud’ in Kurdistan election

E-Kurd - 2018-10-09 23:37
BAGHDAD,— Three Kurdish blocs in the Iraqi Parliament issued a joint statement on Tuesday appealing to the Interior Ministry to investigate the use of “tens of thousands” of fraudulent identity documents to cast ballots during the Kurdistan Region’s Sept ...

Iraqi Ministry of Planning announces the percentage of the population of the Kurdistan Region

Kurdiu - 2018-10-07 22:06

Thousands of Iraqi Students Willing to Study in Kurdistan: Report

BAS News - 2018-10-06 21:50
ERBIL - Thousands of students from the Iraqi provinces are willing to apply for their studies in the Kurdistan Region, and the Kurdish Ministry of Education has its own conditions for approving the students. The Iraqi Office of High Commissioner for Huma ...

One Killed, Over 30 Injured in Tikrit Blast

BAS News - 2018-10-06 17:20
ERBIL — A roadside bomb blast on Saturday killed one civilian and injured 33 others in northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, Salahaddin province. Iraqi health ministry confirmed the casualty figures in an official statement, saying that no groups or organizatio ...

At Least Seven IS Insurgents Captured in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-10-02 18:47
ERBIL - At least seven members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in Mosul, one of whom admitted to the assassination of security forces, the Iraqi interior ministry’s spokesman said. "Karama security forces, acting upon intelligence reports, arrest ...

Iraqi FM in US to Attend UN General Assembly

BAS News - 2018-09-24 22:28
ERBIL - Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has travelled to New York City in order to represent Baghdad at the UN General Assembly annual session. Alghad Press, citing a statement by the foreign ministry, said that Jaafari, apart from the UN offic ...

Iraq Dismisses Ambassador to Iran over Misbehaviour

BAS News - 2018-09-22 13:28
ERBIL — Iraqi Foreign Ministry has announced that its ambassador to Iran, Rajeh al-Mousawi, is ousted from the position after he misbehaved towards and Iraqi national at a conference in Iran. Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Mahjoub said in a statement on Fri ...

Iraq summons own ambassador to Iran for 'irresponsible conduct' to countrymen

Rûdaw - 2018-09-20 13:28
Iraqi foreign ministry expressed its anger over "the irresponsible conduct of Iraq's ambassador to Tehran against Iraqi citizens." ...

Watch: Moment Car Bomb Explodes in Central Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-12 19:55
ERBIL - At least five people were killed on Wednesday in a car bomb attack in Iraq’s central province of Salahaddin, reports said. Al-Sumaria News, citing the Iraqi Health Ministry, said that at least 32 others were injured in the incident which occurred ...

Tikrit Blast: Death Toll Rises to Five

BAS News - 2018-09-12 14:26
ERBIL — The death toll for Wednesday’s terrorist attack in central Iraq has gone up to five. According to al-Sumaria News which cited the Iraqi Health Ministry, at least 32 others were wounded after a car bomb went off in a district north of Tikrit, Sala ...

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry rejects the Iranian bombardment of Koysinjaq

Kurdiu - 2018-09-10 02:09

Latest Casualty Figures on Basra's Protests on Friday

BAS News - 2018-09-08 17:05
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Health revealed on Saturday that at least 7 people were killed and more than 50 more were wounded in Friday's protests. The ministry's spokesperson, Saif al-Badr, pointed out that amog the wounded were two security personnel ...

Baghdad’s Green Zone Comes Under Attack

BAS News - 2018-09-07 12:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Defence Ministry has confirmed that the Green Zone in Baghdad came under mortar attack by unknown perpetrators overnight on Thursday. The fortified district is home to Iraqi parliament, government building, and dozens of diplomatic missions ...

Over 6000 People Poisoned by Polluted Water in Basra

BAS News - 2018-09-07 00:22
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Health said on Thursday that over 6000 people in the province of Basra have so far been sent to hospital due to polluted water. Media reports cited ministry spokesperson Saif al-Badr as saying that they have noticed a rapid ...

Updated Casualty Figures of Tuesday Protests in Basra

BAS News - 2018-09-05 09:24
ERBIL — Iraqi Health Ministry has confirmed that at least five people were killed during the angry protests in Iraq’s southern province of Basra on Tuesday. Sayif Badr, a spokesperson for the ministry, said that another 68 were wounded as the result of c ...

Eight IS Members Captured in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-09-03 15:34
ERBIL — At least eight members of the Islamic State (IS) have been arrested during an operation in Mosul by the Iraqi forces, said country’s interior ministry. “The Rapid Response troops of Nineveh police managed to arrest eight Islamic State members, wh ...

UNDP Trains Iraqi Police Officers to Improve Effectiveness of Local Police

BAS News - 2018-09-03 10:37
BAGHDAD (UNDP) — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Training and Qualification Directorate in the Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) jointly delivered two pilot courses on training of trainers (ToT) on the topic of ‘Improving the Effective ...

Iraq short on spare gas and diesel supplies

The New Mail - 2018-09-02 11:12
The federal Iraqi government can’t distribute oil products to the Kurdish north of Iraq because it can barely satisfy its own demand, a ministry official said. Ali Sabah, identified by… The post Iraq short on spare gas and diesel supplies appeared first ...

Top Peshmerga Commander Rejects Operation Under Iraqi Army's Command in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-08-30 23:01
ERBIL - Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Peshmerga Ministry, Major General Qaraman Kamal has said that the Kurdish Peshmerga forces shall not agree to operate under the command of the Iraqi army if the Kurdish forces return to the disputed territ ...

BCF to Deliver Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Basra

BAS News - 2018-08-29 21:20
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Transportation has approved to provide a flight for the delivery of the Kurdish Barzani Charity Foundation's (BCF) humanitarian aid to the southern province of Basra. According to a statement by the ministry, the BCF is set ...

At Least Six Million Iraqis are Illiterate: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-08-28 19:38
ERBIL - At least six million Iraqis don't have the ability to read or write a simple statement, country's Ministry of Planning said. According to a report by the ministry, 8 percent of Iraqi people suffer from illiteracy, out of which are women. The repo ...

Mosul detainees were tortured in Iraqi Interior Ministry’s jails: HRW

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-19 16:23
Scores of suspected IS fighters are being held in a cramped jail in Mosul amid claims Iraqi troops committed human rights abuses retaking the city. (Photo: AP) ...

Iraq condemns Turkish airstrikes on Sinjar, denies coordination

E-Kurd - 2018-08-17 20:41
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday denounced Turkish airstrikes on the Yazidi district of Sinjar (Shingal) in northwest Iraq, which killed the commander of PKK forces in the area. The ministry’s spokesman, Ahmed Mahjoub, denied any coo ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest Five Women in Mosul over Links with IS

BAS News - 2018-08-14 17:13
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces arrested five women in the northern city of Mosul whom were identified as Islamic State (IS) members, interior ministry said. According to a statement by the ministry, the five women used to work for IS’s morality police whi ...

Germany Helps Iraq to Respond to Explosive Hazards

BAS News - 2018-08-13 18:00
BAGHDAD, (UNMAS) — This week marked the beginning of a 75-day training course in Anbar jointly organized by the Ministry of Interior and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). This course will be the first of its kind, with Iraqi Police instruct ...

Baghdad Opposes Involuntary Deportation of Emigrants from EU

BAS News - 2018-08-13 10:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is against any deportation of its citizens from EU countries if it is against their own will, country’s foreign ministry said. The ministry stated Iraqi ambassador to Sweden, Ahmed Kamali, had held a meeting with Swedish offi ...

Iran: Abadi’s visit to Tehran non scheduled in agenda

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Conflicting with reports of a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Tehran, Iran’s foreign ministry on Sunday denied any scheduled visit. Bahram Gasemi, the spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry, said he had not received any off ...

US investigates drug companies after claims of funding Iraqi insurgency

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-07 15:12
The US Justice Department has made inquiries to several drug makers listed in a 2017 lawsuit that claims they bribed the Iraqi Health Ministry to make deals. (Photo: AP/Graham Hughes) ...

Iraqi Forces Kill Two IS Militants Who Assassinated a Mayor in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-08-06 20:36
ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State (IS), who were behind the killing of a mayor in western Mosul, were killed by the Iraqi forces, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. Iraqi reports said on Sunday that an official was killed when a bomb went off in al-Qu ...

ISIS attacks electricity plant stations in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2018-07-30 12:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State (ISIS) extremists continue to target Iraq’s electricity plant stations and power transmission lines as the country suffers from a power shortage. In a statement on Sunday, the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity said “terrorist groups ...

Tourism has been neglected in Sarsing of Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-07-28 05:08
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Sarsing is a town located in the province of Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan. It is supposedly considered as a touristic place at least in the eyes of Ministry of Tourism of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional government. Howev ...
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