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Trade body planning business mission to Iraq

Kathimerini - 2019-08-15 18:05
and Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan. The mission is sponsored by Greece’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

Iraqi Kurdistan ministry ‘plans’ to build a railway network across the Kurdish region

E-Kurd - 2019-07-29 20:36
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ministry has announced plans for an inter-province railway for Iraqi Kurdistan, as part of a wider regeneration of the Region’s transport network. “One of the plans of the reco ...

Media Instructor Development Training Course concluded in Baghdad, participated in by the Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-28 09:42
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On July 15, 2019, a number of officials and officers from the Ministry of Peshmerga and Iraqi Army participated in a media instructor development training course, supervised by the Coalition Forces. The conclusion cere ...

Israel says hosting Iraqi, Saudi journalists for the first time

E-Kurd - 2019-07-22 21:55
JERUSALEM, Israel,— Israel’s foreign ministry said Sunday the country will this week host six journalists from Arab countries including, for the first time, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The visit comes as Israel seeks to improve ties with Gulf Arab countries, ...

Gunmen ambush Turkish diplomats inside Iraqi restaurant, killing one

The New Mail - 2019-07-18 11:29
A Turkish diplomat was shot and killed in a restaurant in the Kurdish region of Iraq Wednesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry and media said. The attackers entered the restaurant in… The post Gunmen ambush Turkish diplomats inside Iraqi restaurant, killin ...

Peshmerga a pillar of discussion between the Kurdistan Region’s High Delegation with Iraqi President, Prime Minister and Head of Parliament

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-17 21:22
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Masrour Barzani, KRG Prime Minister, and his accompanying delegation consisting of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Peshmerga, Minister of Interior, Minister of Finance and Head of the ...

Turkish diplomat, one other shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-07-17 19:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil, Kurdish security officials and Turkey’s foreign ministry said. A gunman op ...

Turkish diplomat killed by gunmen in northern Iraqi city of Irbil

Washington Post - 2019-07-17 17:41
The attack on a restaurant also killed an unidentified Iraqi citizen, according to Iraq’s Foreign Ministry. ...

Turkey begins second phase of operations against PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-14 13:28
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s defense ministry says it has launched a new military operation against Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan. The ministry, in a statement Saturday, announced the start of “Operation Claw-2” to destroy caves and shelters used by member ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s electricity ministry ‘planning’ to provide 24-hour power supply

E-Kurd - 2019-07-13 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Ministry of Electricity in the new cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to provide 24-hour power to the region’s residents, an official said on Friday. Director of Electricity Contro ...

World Bank to lend $200M to Iraq for Electricity Improvement

BAS News - 2019-07-08 01:29
ERBIL - The World Bank will lend a total of $200 million to Iraq in order for the country to upgrade its electricity grid, the Iraqi Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Sunday. According to the agreement, which was signed by Finance Minister Fuad ...

Iraq Investigates Report of Senior Commander’s Link with CIA

BAS News - 2019-07-06 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into reports accusing Commander of Anbar Operations Mahmoud Fallahi of having links with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). According to an official statement, Defense Minister Najah Sha ...

Iraq and Oman Sign MoU to Boost Oil Cooperation

BAS News - 2019-07-04 16:29
ERBIL — The governments of Iraq and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding to establish close cooperation in the oil and gas sector, Iraqi oil ministry said on Thursday. According to the MoU, the two states will take into consideration the building of ...

Iraq, Netherlands sign double taxation exemption agreement

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-04 06:22
Iraqi Finance Minister Fuad Hussein and Eric Strating, the Dutch Deputy Head of Mission in Baghdad, signed the agreement in Baghdad on July 1, 2019. (Photo: Iraqi Finance Ministry's press office) ...

Iraqi oil exports drop to 3.52 million oil bpd in June: Ministry

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-04 06:22
Employees at the Nahr Bin Omar natural gas facility, part of Basra Gas Company, near the southern port of Basra. (Photo: AFP) ...

Turkey to continue anti-PKK operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: foreign ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 12:28
ANKARA,— Turkey will continue cross-border operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Sunday, one day after Iraq called on Ankara to halt strikes in the border areas. Turkey resolutely continues cr ...

UNESCO develops a handbook for the protection of journalists in field

BAS News - 2019-07-01 11:21
BAGHDAD (UNESCO) — UNESCO, in partnership with the Iraqi Communication and Media Commission (CMC), and Ministry of Interior (MoI), organized the first roundtable with the media outlets directors, on preparing the handbook to organize the relationship bet ...

Two IS Jihadists Killed on Iraqi-Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2019-06-30 23:48
ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State (IS) jihadists were killed on Sunday on the borders between Iraq and Syria. The two were targeted by the forces of the Defense Ministry during a military operation in the region. The ministry explained in a statement tha ...

Iraq calls on Turkey to halt strikes in Kurdistan, KRG blames PKK

E-Kurd - 2019-06-30 12:20
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has called on the Turkish government to halt airstrikes on targets in the Kurdistan region. The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ released a statement on Saturday that specifically mentioned a Turkish airstrike on Ku ...

The Iraqi parliament vote on the candidates of the Ministry of Interior, Defense and Justice

Kurdiu - 2019-06-24 23:18

Iraq Finally Appoints Defence, Interior, Justice Ministers

BAS News - 2019-06-24 15:53
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament held a session on Monday during which it approved three candidates to the vacant posts of ministers of defence, interior, and justice. Yasin Yaseri was approved for the ministry of interior and Najah Ali Shamari was given eno ...

3 injured as rocket hits US oil firm in Iraq’s Basra

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK Three people were injured on Wednesday in a rocket attack on the headquarters of giant U.S. oil company ExxonMobil in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, according to the Iraqi Defense Ministry. In a statement, the ministry said a Katyusha rock ...

Ministry of Peshmerga: Disputed Regions can not be controlled without the help of Peshmerga Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-19 11:44
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 18, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin, Deputy Minister of Peshmerga, shared during an interview regarding the disputed regions, “Cooperation and joint operations is necessary between the Iraqi and Peshmerga Forces. In that ...

Iraqi federal supreme court holds additional hearing on Kurdistan oil export lawsuit

E-Kurd - 2019-06-18 12:27
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s federal Supreme Court held another session over a previous lawsuit filed by the Iraqi oil ministry against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) natural resources ministry over the latter’s independent oil exports. The court announced ...

Iraqi Government has not send any budget for Peshmerga salaries thus far

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-10 23:24
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 27, 2019, KRG Minister and spokesperson of the Finance and the Secretary to KRG Council of Ministers held a press conference in order to clarify a number of topics pertaining to salaries and financial situation ...

Turkey says it has ‘neutralized’ 43 Kurdish PKK militants in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-08 22:03
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) had been “neutralized” as part of an operation Ankara launched in Iraqi Kurdistan region 13 days ago. The Turkish military launched what it ...

Former chief judge in Saddam trial says ready to take Iraq’s justice ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin, the former Chief judge in Saddam trial, said on Saturday signaled his willingness to be tapped as Iraqi justice minister in the incomplete cabinet of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Ma ...

Latest Updates on Thursday Bombings in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-31 13:09
ERBIL — Iraqi Health Ministry said on Friday that at least two people were killed and 38 others were injured in a series of terrorist attacks in Kirkuk. Overnight on Thursday, seven blasts hit central Kirkuk while the security forces said two other bombi ...

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 ...

Erbil and Baghdad Sign New Commercial Agreement

BAS News - 2019-05-17 00:37
ERBIL - Officials from the Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Trade have signed a new commercial agreement with their Iraqi counterparts, an official said on Thursday. Talking to BasNews, Nawzad Adham, director general of trade at the Kurdistan Regional Gove ...

France to Help Iraq Launch Space Agency, Satellite

BAS News - 2019-05-14 15:14
ERBIL — The Iraqi government, in cooperation with France, is hoping to soon launch its space agency and a satellite into the space. Amir al-Bayati, technical affairs deputy in the ministry of telecommunication of Iraq, said they are ““coordinating with F ...

Adel Abdul-Mahid: We have good relations with the Peshmerga Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-08 18:22
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 7, 2019, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Iraqi Prime Minister and General Commander of Iraqi Armed Forces, stated during his weekly press briefing, “The relations between Erbil and Iraq is at a high point. We still have diffe ...

Iraqi Foreign Ministry to Open Office in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-08 00:38
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to open an office in the Kurdistan Region to facilitate the citizens' paperwork, a lawmaker confirmed on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Muthanna Amin, head of Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) at the Ir ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraq begins preparations for 2020 general population census

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 18:57
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Minister of Planning Nouri Sabah al-Dulaimi said the ministry has begun preparations for the general population census scheduled for 2020, an official Iraqi newspaper said on Monday. “The Ministry of Planning has started its technical pro ...

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 ...

Iraq Says It Foiled Dangerous Plot by IS

BAS News - 2019-05-05 00:52
ERBIL - Iraqi officials from the Ministry of Interior said on Saturday that they had foiled a dangerous plot by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents who were attempting to infiltrate into Iraq from neighboring Syria. Iraqi media reports said that the securi ...

Iraqi Foreign Ministry Seeks Acquittal for Baath Era Figures

BAS News - 2019-05-03 02:39
ERBIL - Iraqi Foreign Ministry has requested for an acquittal for the former Iraqi Baath regime era figures so as to be able to work for the ministry, according to a document. Iraqi media reports published a document on Thursday which was reportedly dire ...

Iraqi Kurdistan bans imports of cement to support local producers

E-Kurd - 2019-05-02 19:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s Ministry of Finance and Economy has banned imports of cement in an effort to prevent oversupply and support local producers. The ministry announced that the decision would take effect on Wednesday ...

Iraq Generated Over $7 Billion from April Oil Exports

BAS News - 2019-05-02 16:23
ERBIL — Oil exports from Iraqi oilfields in the month of April generated more than $7 billion for Baghdad, Oil Ministry said on Wednesday. Iraq exported 3.47 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) in April, which made the export just under 104 million, AP ...

Graduates from Baghdad Defense Institute visit Zakho Military Academy during a research project

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-30 18:33
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 27, 2019, the recent class from Baghdad Defense Institute visited Zakho Military Academy during a research project. The visit was supervised by a delegation from Iraqi Defense Ministry consisting of Lieutenant ...

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 ...

Three Kurds Nominated to Iraqi Embassies

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — Three Kurdish figures are nominated to take offices as new ambassadors and consul generals of Iraq abroad. According to an official document by Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the candidates will be invited to an interview before being appoin ...

Man Suspected of Rigging IDs for IS Members Arrested in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-27 14:41
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Friday that they had arrested a man who is suspected of forging documents and ID cards for members of the Islamic State (IS). Iraq’s Interior Ministry said the man had provided fake IDs and citizenship declarati ...

Ministry of Peshmerga representative to visit Baghdad, to discuss designated budget for the Peshmerga Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-21 13:53
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 10, 2019, Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar, Peshmerga Sec-General, shared during an interview that Adel Abdulmahdi has approved the designated Iraqi budget for the Peshmerga Forces. For that purpose, he has iss ...

Four Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with Kurdish PKK: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-20 16:25
ISTANBUL,— Four Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in clashes with Kurdish fighters from from Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the border with Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Saturday. Demiroren News Agency said a military base h ...

Ministry of Peshmerga meets with delegation from Iraqi Ministry of Defense

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-20 07:35
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 15, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga’s High Committee, led by Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff) and attended by Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar (Peshmerga Sec-General) and a number of ...

Kurdistan industry booming after removal of customs duties with Iraq: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-16 17:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Factory output in Iraqi Kurdistan Region is booming thanks to the removal of customs duties and checkpoints between Iraq and Kurdistan Region. “Due to the removal of customs checkpoints between Baghdad and the Regi ...

Peshmerga Delegation to Visit Baghdad, Discuss Budget

BAS News - 2019-04-16 14:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs will send a delegation to Baghdad next week for talks over the procedures of delivering Peshmerga’s budget designated by the Iraqi government. “The Ministry of Peshmerga plans to send a representat ...

Iraq’s Interior Ministry Describes Ties with Kurdistan as “Very Good”

BAS News - 2019-04-12 12:29
ERBIL — Spokesperson of Iraqi Interior Ministry, Saad Maan, said the coordinations with counterpart in Kurdistan Region are at a “very good” level. Maan explained in an interview with Kurdistan 24 that Erbil and Baghdad maintain close relations especiall ...

New Batch of Russian T-90 Tanks Delivered to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-09 15:01
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Tuesday that it has received another batch of T-90 battle tanks from Russia. This was the fourth shipment of the T-90s that Russia has delivered to the defense ministry of Iraq, according to Maj. Gen. Walid Khali ...

Iraq receives six F-16 fighter jets from U.S.: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-07 21:26
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has received a new batch of F-16 fighter jets from the U.S., the Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Iraqi Ministry of Defense said in a brief statement on Twitter that six F-16 jets landed in Balad Airbase, northern Baghdad. The arrival of ...

First Armenian Orthodox church opened in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-04-06 21:11
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Saturday opened the first Armenian Orthodox church in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region. It has has been built and supervised by the KRG’s Ministry o ...

Iraqi Federal court delays hearing on Kurdistan’s illegal oil exports again

E-Kurd - 2019-04-05 11:06
BAGHDAD,— The Federal Supreme Court decided on Thursday to postpone a hearing on an appeal filed by the federal Ministry of Oil about the illegality of the Kurdistan Region’s independent extraction and exportation of crude oil. Spokesperson for the court ...

14th Erbil international book fair kicks off in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-04-03 15:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The 14th Erbil International Book Fair, scheduled to go on for ten days, began on Wednesday in Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s capital, Erbil. Director of Communications and Prints at the Ministry of Culture and Youth Moh ...

Iraq Preparing for National Census

BAS News - 2019-03-31 17:09
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is preparing to conduct a national census across the country by the end of 2020. A spokesperson for ministry of planning said on Sunday that preparations are underway with an operation room already overseeing the procedure. H ...

Two Turkish soldiers killed, 8 wounded in clashes with PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-16 19:39
ANKARA,— Two Turkish soldiers were killed and eight others were wounded on Saturday in a clash with Kurdish fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK during operations into Iraqi Kurdistan region, Turkey’s defense ministry said. Six militants, inclu ...

Iraq Denies Conducting Airstrikes Against IS in Kirkuk Recently

BAS News - 2019-03-16 19:34
ERBIL - Iraq has denied the reports claiming that the Ministry of Defense's warplanes carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) positions in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. Certain reports claimed that the Iraqi F16 warplanes targete ...

KDP motive behind taking interior, oil, municipalities ministries in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-16 11:30
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iraq (KDP) has selected what positions it wants in the new Kurdistan regional government. It is holding firmly to take the positions of ministry of interior, natural resources, munic ...

Peshmerga Sec-General in a press release: “We are waiting for the lines between Peshmerga and Iraqi Forces to be decided before we return to the conflicted areas”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-12 23:02
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On March 6, 2019, Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar (Peshmerga Secretary General) released in a press statement, “ISIS is extremely weak in Iraq and is on the path to be eliminated in Syria. Nonetheless, tiny ISIS pocket ...

Healthcare Crisis as Nearly 20,000 Physicians Flee Iraq: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-02-27 15:28
ERBIL — At the wake of ongoing violence over the past few years, an approximate number of 20,000 Iraqi doctors have escaped the country, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Health Ministry warned. Since 2014, when the Islamic State (IS) crossed Syrian border in ...

Iraqi oil minister says to hold talks with Kurdistan region on oil exporting

E-Kurd - 2019-02-26 16:13
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Minister of Oil Thamir Abbas Al Ghadhban revealed Monday his Ministry’s intention to engage in a dialogue to resolve the issue of exporting 250,000 barrels of crude oil produced from Kurdistan fields. “Iraq’s State Organization for Marke ...

Joint Field Committees between Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga Forces began their operations

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-21 08:35
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga After the high military delegation of the Iraqi Defense Ministry’s visit to the Ministry of Peshmerga and meeting, a number of joint committees were created. Starting this week, the committees began their operations in ...

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 ...
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