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Ministry of Peshmerga’s High Defense Commission conduct its periodic meeting

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-21 13:59
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 20, 2019, Karim Sinjari, KRG Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga, supervised the periodic meeting of the Ministry of Peshmerga’s High Defense Commission in Erbil. The meeting was attended by Sa ...

'IS members kill dozens' in Tajikistan prison riot

BBC - 2019-05-21 00:02
A justice ministry statement says convicted Islamic State members started the riot on Sunday. ...

Bahrain asks its citizens to leave Iran, Iraq ‘immediately’

E-Kurd - 2019-05-19 18:50
DUBAI,— U.S.-allied Bahrain warned its citizens on Saturday against travel to Iraq and Iran and asked those already there to return “immediately” for their safety, state news agency BNA said. The Bahrain foreign ministry cited, “unstable regional circums ...

KRG Delegation Searching for Kurdish Mass Grave in Southern Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-19 14:47
ERBIL — A delegation from Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs is visiting Iraq’s southern province of Muthanna where they believe is home to several mass graves of the Kurdish victims of Baath genocidal attacks. The delegation has so ...

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 ...

The Ettelaat demanded an increase in the sentences of a Piranshahri citizen

Kurdpa - 2019-05-18 16:40
Kurdpa Agency: The Ministry of Intelligence has appealed for a Kurdish citizen from Piranshahr, wanted to increase in his sentence. ...

Germany to Resume Military Trainings in Iraq: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-17 20:15
ERBIL - German Ministry of Defense said on Friday that it has decided to resume its military trainings in Iraq, pointing out that the threat level has lessened now. The ministry explained that the decision came after a joint re-assessment by the coalitio ...

Coalition to Resume Training Peshmerga Next Week: Ministry

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

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 ...

Kurdistan Police Planing to Save Cash, Environment with Electric Cars

BAS News - 2019-05-16 14:03
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Interior has launched a pilot project to use electric cars as police vehicles in hopes of saving both the budget and environment. Sami Jalal, a senior official at the ministry, confirmed the report to BasNews and ex ...

No Plans to Halt Military Training in Iraq: France

BAS News - 2019-05-15 22:00
ERBIL - The French government has made it clear that it has no plans to halt its military trainings in Iraq, a source close to country's Defense Ministry was quoted as saying. "There is no change regarding the French engagement at this time," the source ...

Prisoners’ mothers in Viransehir send fax to Ministry of Justice

ANF - 2019-05-15 19:11
Mothers from Viransehir sent a fax to the Ministry of Justice, supporting their children’s demands and demanding an end to the isolation to prevent deaths and put an end to the chaos in the country. ...

The Ministry of Interior uses electric cars

Kurdiu - 2019-05-15 18:18

Germany Won’t Reduce Diplomatic Mission in Kurdistan, Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 16:59
ERBIL — Germany said it has no plan to reduce the number of its staff at its embassy in Baghdad and consulate general in Erbil. A German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the German Embassy in Baghdad was fully staffed and working, as reported by Reuters ...

Suspension of German, US Military Trainings Include Kurdistan: Peshmerga Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-15 14:35
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga official said Kurdistan was included in the suspension of German military trainings which was revealed to the media earlier the day. Secretary General of the Peshmerga Ministry, Jabbar Yawar, confirmed to BasNew that not only ...

Hand-over Ceremony of the Peshmerga Hospital by the German Forces to the Ministry of Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-15 06:25
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga ...

Memorial Service for Martyr Brigadier General Eskendar Gardi

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-14 19:32
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 13, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga held an official memorial service for Brigadier General Eskendar Gardi, Commander of the 3rd Zeravani Commando Brigade at Erbil International Airport, after his corpse was tra ...

Let us unite our efforts in pursuing the remnants of terrorism

SDF Press - 2019-05-14 19:28
The Syrian Foreign Affairs Ministry sent two simultaneous letters to the UN Security Council and the United Nations, there were a lot of lies and fabrications against our forces in the two letters. It worth mentioning that our forces liberated Deira Zour ...

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 ...

Mothers in white headscarves hold sit-in at Parliament

ANF - 2019-05-14 14:34
Mothers of prisoners on hunger strikes against the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan organized a sit-in in the Parliament to meet with the Ministry of Justice. ...

Danish citizens were discouraged from traveling to Kurdistan, Balochistan and Khuzestan

Kurdpa - 2019-05-14 06:02
Kurdpa Agency: The Danish Foreign Ministry wanted its citizens to refrain from traveling to Kurdistan, Balochistan and Khuzestan. ...

Oman to Reopen Embassy in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-11 12:17
ERBIL — The government of Oman has showed willingness to reopen its diplomatic mission in Iraq. Iraq’s ministry of foreign affairs confirmed on Saturday that Muscat has sent a letter to FM Mohammed al-Hakim, in which it reveals about the plan to reopen e ...

Latest Status of Environmental Activists: Heavy Bail and Continual Solitary Confinement

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-11 02:01
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Two environmental activists “Hadi Kamangar and Sirwan Ghorbani” were transferred from the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj to the Central prison of this city during the past few days. Farhad Mohamm ...

The Ministry of culture visits the religious monuments in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-05-08 22:11
Tabqa – Today, a delegation from the Ministry Culture and Art in north and east of Syria visited the most important Islamic and Christian cultural monuments which are destroyed due to the war in Tabqa city. The visit comes within the framework of a group ...

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 ...

Committee sent report to Ministry of Justice on hunger strikes

ANF - 2019-05-08 12:09
The Monitoring Committee, which was established to monitor isolation and hunger strikes, submitted a report to the Ministry of Justice. ...

Gaza health ministry says Palestinian death toll in two-day flare-up rises to 31 | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-05-08 06:09

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 ...

‘Decision to rerun Istanbul elections based on law’

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

Police position set up by HDP Municipality entrance

ANF - 2019-05-07 13:22
Turkish Interior Ministry ordered a police position to be set up by the entrance of the Mardin Metropolitan Municipality where HDP won the elections. ...

No News about the Fate of Kurdish Political Prisoner after being Transferred to Orumiyeh Intelligence Office

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-07 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): The political prisoner “Esmat (Mohammad) Salahshour” has been deprived of the right to visit and contact with the family after being transferred from Orumiyeh Central Prison to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention ...

Iranian Intelligence Bureau Filming the Confessions of Detained Kurdish Activists in Kamyaran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-07 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): On Wednesday evening, Apr 24, 2019 security forces transferred a number of Kurdish environmental activists and Kurdish members of the National Unity Party from the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sananda ...

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 ...

Turkey Claims Attack Against PKK on Kurdistan Border

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

Completion of the 3rd Class at Ministry of Peshmerga’s Qalachwalan Military College

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-05 19:07
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 2, 2019, the graduation ceremony for the 3rd class at Qalachawalan Military College was held. The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa (Commander of the 70th unit), Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar (Pes ...

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 ...

Four Turkish soldiers killed in attacks by Kurdish militants, Turkey says

Reuters - 2019-05-04 22:56
Four Turkish soldiers were killed and two others wounded in two separate attacks by Kurdish militants on Saturday, the Turkish defense ministry said, adding that the army had retaliated in both cases. ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Turkey protests Kurdish language teaching at Japanese University: teacher

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
TOKYO,— A teacher of Kurdish language at the University of Tokyo, Vakkas Çolak, said the Turkish Foreign Ministry approached Japanese officials to protest Kurdish language lessons that began in April at the university, the Yeni Yaşam daily reported on Mo ...

Can ‘forest bathing’ reduce stress levels?

Waar Media - 2019-04-30 13:08
WAAR_DUHOK Forest bathing — a translation of the Japanese term shinrin yoku — is not a new idea, of course; ramblers have enjoyed forest walks for generations. However, in 1982, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries first coined t ...

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 ...

Opening the Center of Culture and Arts in Raqqa City

SDF Press - 2019-04-29 23:25
Raqqa –The Culture and Art Committee of the civil council of Raqqa, opened the Culture and Arts Center in the city, after four years of is closure. The opening ceremony began with a minute of silence in the memory of the martyrs` lives. The ministry of cu ...

Ministry of Peshmerga’s High Commission meets with Directorate of Reform and Coalition partners

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-29 11:21
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 28, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga’s High Commission, consisting of Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga), Jabbar Yawar (Peshmerga Sec-General), Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-S ...

Asserting sovereignty? Iraq foreign ministry rejects foreign interference

Rûdaw - 2019-04-28 21:26
Iraq rebuked both the US and Bahrain for perceived interference ...

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 ...

A Labour Activist Transferred to Sanandaj Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-27 02:15
Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN): The Labour activist “Towfiq Mohammadi” was transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison after 45 days of detention at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre. This labour activist was arrested by security forces on Ma ...

Completion of a Law Course by Peshmerga Officers

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-25 20:53
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Lieutenant General Jabar Yawar, Peshmerga Sec-General, and Major General Dler Miran, Director of Peshmerga Reform, attended the graduation ceremony of a law course administered by Kurdistan’s Lawyer Syndicate. A number ...

Kirkuk Training Center concludes a Military Engineering Training Program

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-25 12:54
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 18, 2019, Kirkuk Training Center held the graduation ceremony of a military engineering course, attended by the center’s commander and high-ranking officers. The course was participated by a number of Peshmerg ...

Duhok Training Center completes another Wide Ground Security Training Program

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-25 08:47
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 18, 2019, amidst the continuous training process of the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces through the help of Coalition partner, Duhok Training Center concluded another training program. The graduation ceremony was att ...

[PICTURES]: Kurdistan-Germany Friendship Tree Planted in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - Kurdish and German military officials, during a special ceremony to hand the Berlin-funded Peshmerga Hospital over to the Ministry of Peshmerga on Wednesday, planted a friendship tree inside the medical center. They also uncovered a metal scriptu ...

The handing-over ceremony of the Peshmerga Hospital to occur soon

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-24 16:00
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The hand-over of the Peshmerga Hospital from the German Army to the Peshmerga Forces is planned to occur today in Erbil, amidst the presence of high-ranking commanders and officials from the German Army and the Ministr ...

Kirkuk Training Center concludes another military training program

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-24 11:44
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 18, 2019, Kirkuk Training Center held the graduation ceremony for another training class of Peshmerga. The ceremony was attended by the Commander, Deputy Commander and high-ranking officers of the center as we ...

Ministry of Peshmerga conducts another English Assessment Test

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-24 00:54
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 21, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga conducted yet another English Assessment Test for a number of officers and cadre within the Ministry. The test was administered by a joint linguistic team from the Coalition ...

Media Center commemorates Kurdish Journalism Day

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-23 13:11
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga We, at the Media Center, the Ministry of Peshmerga’s official voice and media, congratulate all journalists of Kurdistan in regards to the anniversary of the first Kurdish newspaper. We are happy to say that, since our ...

Kurdistan Preparing for Census in 2020

BAS News - 2019-04-23 10:56
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to conduct a census next year while the same process is taking place in Iraq. KRG Planning Minister Ali Sindi said on Tuesday that his ministry, in cooperation with the Board of Census, are layi ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Transferred to Orumiyeh Intelligence Office

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-23 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Esmat (Mohammad) Salahshour, a political prisoner who has been serving his sentence at Orumiyeh Central Prison since two years ago, was transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Orumieh yesterda ...

Next stage of implementing Reform projects underway

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-22 23:03
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 22, 2019, Major General Dler Miran (Director of Reform) met with consultants to Britain, Italy, Germany and representatives to KTCC at the Directorate of Reform. The meeting served to discuss the final details ...

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 ...

Kabul attack: Seven killed at Afghan ministry of information

BBC - 2019-04-21 01:21
Four civilians and three police officers were killed in the attack, which officials say is now over. ...

Ministry of Peshmerga meets with Coalition Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-20 17:13
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga In the midst of their meetings and discussions, the KRG Ministry of Peshmerga and representatives to the Coalition Forces meet once again. On April 15, 2019, Karim Sinjari (acting Minister of Peshmerga), Sarbast Lazgin ...

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 ...

Four Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK: ministry

Reuters - 2019-04-20 11:43
Four Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the border with Iraq, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Saturday. ...

Turkey angered by Macron’s meeting with Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-04-20 09:18
PARIS,— French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, drawing a sharp rebuke from Turkey’s foreign ministry. Macron assured the Kurdish envoys of French su ...

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 ...

Ministry of Peshmerga’s Directorate of Reform meets with Coalition’s Coordination Center

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-19 08:37
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 15, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga’s Directorate of Reform conducted its periodic meeting with the Coalition Forces’s Cooperation Center and representatives to British and German Forces. During the meeting, t ...

KRG Announces a Three-day Holiday for Christian Public Servants on Easter

BAS News - 2019-04-19 00:14
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs announced a three-day holiday for Christian public servants on the occasion of Easter, a spokesperson confirmed on Thursday. "Three days next week which would be Sunday, Monday, a ...

Switzerland: We are monitoring the hunger strikes closely

ANF - 2019-04-17 13:56
Switzerland’s Foreign Ministry announced that they are “closely monitoring” the hunger strikes protesting the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Delegation from KTCC visit Menela Training Center

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-16 23:36
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 15, 2019, a delegation from Kurdistan Training Coordination Center (KTCC) visited the Manela Training Center and were received by the center’s Commander and Deputy Commander. During the visit, the parties disc ...

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 ...

[PICTURES]: Peshmerga Ministry Destroys Hundreds of Confiscated Weapons

BAS News - 2019-04-16 14:07
ERBIL — Weeks after tightening the measures to confiscate unauthorized weapons across the Kurdistan Region, Peshmerga Ministry last week destroyed hundreds of light and heavy weapons confiscated from the public. The official website of the Ministry of Pe ...

Italy to expel 54 Ajax fans ahead of Juventus match

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK Italy will expel 54 Dutch Ajax fans after they were found to be in possession of weapons a day before the team’s Champions League clash against Juventus, the country’s Interior Ministry said Monday. Police stopped two buses of Ajax supporters ...

Ministry of Peshmerga destroys hundreds of confiscated weapons

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-16 11:56
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 14, 2019, a special committee the Ministry of Peshmerga destroyed hundreds of confiscated weapons. On February 10, 2019, the KRG Ministry of Interior approved a 6-point legislation to confiscate any unauthoriz ...

Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 698

Waar Media - 2019-04-14 16:22
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 698 since the start of an outbreak last July, the country’s Health Ministry said Thursday. A total of 43 people died of Ebola in the last four days, according to ...

[PICTURES]: Second Mass Grave of Yezidis Exhumed in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-04-13 16:00
ERBIL - The second mass grave of Yezidi victims of the Islamic State (IS) genocide was exhumed in the town of Sinjar on Friday. Head of the Iraq's Medico-Legal Directorate under the Ministry of Health, Zaid Ali Abbas, said in a statement that the grave h ...

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 ...

Peshmerga Committee of Medical Affairs meet with Coalition Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-12 03:36
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On March 31, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga’s Committee of Medical Affairs met with the Peshmerga Director of Cooperation & Relations, representative to the KRG Ministry of Health, and representative to the Coalition ...

Investigative Committee visits Duhok Training Center and 12th Infantry Brigade

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-11 18:02
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 2, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga’s Investigative Committee visited the Duhok Infantry Training Center in Atroush, as part of their 3rd day of inspection campaign, and were received by Brigadier General Salah ...

OAS Recognizes Guaido’s Envoy As Venezuelan Ambassador

Waar Media - 2019-04-10 17:36
WAAR_DUHOK The Organization of American States (OAS) said Tuesday it is recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido’s nominee as Venezuela’s official delegate to the group until new elections are held. Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that ...

In Phone Call, Trump, Bin Salman Discuss Developments

Waar Media - 2019-04-10 17:36
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke by phone Wednesday to discuss regional developments, according to the Saudi Foreign Ministry. In a statement, the ministry said the two leaders had discussed bilatera ...

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 ...

NATO Officials discuss remaining ISIS pockets and reiterate their support to the Peshmerga and Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-08 06:23
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 3rd-4th, 2019, Foreign Minister from the NATO country members met in Washington to celebrate NATO’s 70th Anniversary. The meetings main pillars of discussion was terrorism and the situation in the Middle East. ...

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 ...

Turkey Appoints New Special Envoy to Resolve Water Disputes with Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-07 12:36
ERBIL — The Turkish government has appointed a new special envoy to Iraq who will be responsible for resolving issues related to water sharing between the two countries, Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar al-Khairallah ...

Drug & Addiction Awareness Campaign for the Peshmerga Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-07 12:03
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The Ministry of Peshmerga conducted a meeting to discuss steps towards a campaign to spread awareness regarding drug addiction, its impacts on health and legal penalties within the Peshmerga Forces. Today, on April 7th ...

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 ...

Minister of Peshmerga conducts the Ministry’s High Security & Defense Meeting

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-04 23:12
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 1, 2019, Karim Sinjari (KRG Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga) conducted the Ministry of Peshmerga’s periodic High Defense & Security Meeting in Erbil. The meeting was notably attended by S ...

Investigative Committee inspects Peshmerga’s 4th Infantry Brigade and Center of Military Volunteers & Individuals

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-04 08:33
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 1, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga’s Investigative Committee visited and inspected the headquarters of the 4th Infantry Brigade in Bamerni and were received by Colonel Issa Zewayi (Brigade Commander) and a num ...

Peshmerga Directorate of Military Training meets with Coalition Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-03 15:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 2, 2019, Major General Abdulla Karim (Director of Peshmerga Military Training) supervised a meeting with Haris Habib (Deputy Director of Military Training), a number of high Peshmerga officials and the Coaliti ...

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 ...

First Female Peshmerga Officers to attend Military Leadership Course in the United States

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-03 06:01
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The official account of the United States Consulate in the Kurdistan region shared that CG Steven Fagin received Peshmerga First Lieutenant Safa Mahmoud Hussein and acknowledged her qualifications and efforts to attend ...
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