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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. ...

The verdict of a Kurdish citizen has increased in the appeals court with the pressure of the Ministry of Intelligence

Kurdpa - 2019-07-15 14:33
Kurdpa Agency: The verdict of a Kurdish citizen from Piranshahr with the pressure of the Ministry of Intelligence increased in the Urmia Appeal Court. ...

Mayor of Paris thanks the Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-15 12:21
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Nechirvan Barzani, President of Kurdistan Region, visited France upon an official invitation. After meeting with Emanuel Macron, France’s President, and Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s Minister of Europe and Foreign Affai ...

Ministry of Peshmerga and German Military Team sign a medical agreement

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-15 00:41
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On July 10, 2019, Peshmerga Deputy Chief-of-Staff for Administration & Logistics and the Ministry of Peshmerga’s Director of Health met with a German military team at the Peshmerga Hospital in Erbil. During the meeting ...

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 ...

Germany must repatriate Islamic State families from Syria: court

E-Kurd - 2019-07-12 12:00
BERLIN,— A Berlin court has ruled that Germany’s foreign ministry should repatriate from Syria the German wife and three children of a suspected Islamic State fighter, in what a court spokesman said was the first such ruling against the government. The m ...

Stratford American University paid its respect and held an acknowledgement ceremony for injured Peshmerga of the fight against ISIS

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-11 12:42
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On July 8, 2019, Stratford American University in Erbil hosted an acknowledgement ceremony for 110 injured Peshmerga during the fight against ISIS. The ceremony was attended by the representative to the Minister of Pes ...

Military Drill Instructors, the Foundation for a Bulletproof Force protecting our Land and Nation

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-10 15:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga ...

Kurdish PKK attack on Turkish military vehicle leaves two soldiers dead: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 18:24
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants launched an attack on a Turkish military vehicle in Turkey Kurdistan in the southeast of the country on Tuesday, killing two soldiers and wounding another, the country’s defense ...

Team from the Ministry of Peshmerga participates in a military media training course in Baghdad

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-08 11:16
Ministry of Peshmerga On July 1, 2019, a team of officers from the Ministry of Peshmerga’s Directorate of Media and National Awareness arrived in Baghdad to participated in a 11-day military media training program. This course is being conducted by the C ...

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 ...

Ministry of Peshmerga Sec-General and Spokesperson: We urge the fight between PKK and Turkey to cease within Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-07 15:06
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar, Peshmerga Sec-General, speaks about the recent events,the negative impact of the fight between PKK and Turkey within the land of Kurdistan Region, PKK creating a masked armed forces, as ...

Iraq’s ministry of construction bans use of smartphones fearing possible data leaks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-06 16:28
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Ministry of Construction, Housing and Municipalities has banned the use of smartphones by its employees, fearing potential leaks of government documents. Made public on Friday, Iraqis had various reactions to the decree that was dated on ...

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 ...

Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff meets with high-ranking Commanders from the Coalition Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-05 10:29
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On July 2, 2019, Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad, Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff, received a high delegation from the U.S. and Coalition Forces, led by General Krinkovich, Deputy Commander of Coalition Forces in Iraq and S ...

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) ...

Ministry of Peshmerga: Turkish shelling is a violation the sovereignty of the Kurdistan region

Kurdiu - 2019-07-04 00:11

Meeting between the Ministry’s High Commission, Directorate and Board of Reform and Coalition Forces was held

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-03 15:41
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On July 2, 2019, at the Reform Directorate’s HQ, Sarbast Lazgin, Deputy Ministry of Peshmerga, supervised a meeting between the Ministry’s High Commission, consultants to the Coalition Forces and the Directorate and Bo ...

Agreement signed with the U.S. Office of Security Cooperation to make the Ministry of Peshmerga’s Administrative Affairs Electronic

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-03 06:56
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 23, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin, Deputy Minister of Peshmerga received Connor Delov, U.S. Military Consultant at Office of Security Cooperation, and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, both sides discusse ...

KTCC Change of Command took place in an official ceremony

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-01 16:47
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 26, 2019, the Kurdistan Training Coordination Center (KTCC) underwent its change of command in an official ceremony. The ceremony was attended by a representative from the Ministry of Peshmerga and a number of ...

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 ...

Thousands marched in Sudan

ANF - 2019-07-01 09:45
Thousands of protesters marched toward Sudan’s defense ministry on Sunday demanding the ruling military hand over power to civilians. ...

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 ...

Teacher punished for speaking Kurdish

ANF - 2019-06-30 11:18
HDP Van MP Muazzez Orhan said the decision to punish the teacher was unacceptable and called on the Ministry of National Education to stop the transfer decision. ...

Iraq Foreign Ministry issued statement on Kortek

ANF - 2019-06-30 10:30
Iraq has issued a statement on Turkey’s airstrikes in Kortek. The strike killed three civilians and wounded five. ...

KTCC Change of Command [Full Story]

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-30 09:30
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 26, 2019, Kurdistan Training Coordination Center (KTCC) conducted its change of command ceremony at their headquarters in Erbil, from Colonel Antonio Fantastico to Colonel Guiseppe Levato. The ceremony was atte ...

Peshmerga Ministry Warns PKK over New Armed Group Established in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-29 12:38
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry has warned the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) over the establishment of a new armed group, saying that Kurdistan Region’s stability is the limit. Earlier on Thursday, PKK-affiliated media outlets reported the ...

Erbil Police Arrests Several People for Forging Visas, Passports

BAS News - 2019-06-27 14:02
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces and police announced the arrest of a group of men in Erbil over multiple cases of forged visas, passports, and other documents. During a press conference on Thursday, Sami Jalal, a director and Kurdistan Region’s ministry ...

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-26 19:29
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Defense Ministry said one soldier was killed and five were injured during clashes with Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria on Wednesday. The casualties, which the ministry said occurred during clashes with ...

One Turkish Soldier Killed, Five Injured in Clash with YPG: Statement

BAS News - 2019-06-26 13:42
ERBIL — Turkish army and Syrian Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) clashed on Wednesday, which left at least one Turkish soldier killed. According to an official press release by the Turkish defense ministry, five other Turkish troop ...

Iraq Increased Oil Exports in May: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-06-25 20:03
ERBIL - Iraq was able to increase its oil exports in May, the Ministry of Oil said in a statement on Tuesday, explaining that it exported over 110 million barrels of crude oil last month. "Iraq’s total exports of crude oil in May reached about 110,737,29 ...

Niqabi student was not discriminated against: education officials

Rûdaw - 2019-06-25 16:12
Social media users have accused the education ministry of Islamophobia ...

Meetings Regarding the Reform Process are Underway

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-25 12:51
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 24, 2019, the weekly meeting of the Ministry of Peshmerga’s reform process was held in the presence of Coalition military consultants and the Ministry’s Directorates. During the meeting, the attendees discussed ...

Iraq, Iran Seek Kurdistan's Help to Find Victims of the Eight-year War

BAS News - 2019-06-25 02:17
ERBIL - Iran and Iraq are seeking the Kurdistan Region's assistance in finding the bodies of the victims of the Eight-year War between the two countries which occurred in the 1980s, an official said. Officials from the Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Mart ...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands banned traveling to Balochistan and Kurdistan

Kurdpa - 2019-06-25 00:47

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 ...

Bnaslawa Training Center completes another Drill Instructor Development Training Program

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-23 16:54
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 20, 2019, Bnaslawa Training Center completed the 4th drill instructor development training program. The graduation ceremony was attended by Brigadier General Yunes (member of Zeravani Command Leadership), Colon ...

KRG bans egg exports to central, southern Iraq amid shortages

Rûdaw - 2019-06-22 23:55
The export ban is a being put in effect as a way to prevent further hikes in egg prices, says Ministry of Industry and Trade ...

Iran pushes bellicose rhetoric in face of Trump’s hesitation

Rûdaw - 2019-06-22 20:33
Iran executes an employee from its Ministry of Defense for allegedly spying on behalf of the CIA. ...

Iran Vows to Respond to Any US Threat

BAS News - 2019-06-22 12:21
ERBIL — Iranian forces will respond firmly to any threat posed by the US against Iran, said a spokesperson for Iranian Foreign Ministry. “We will not allow any violation against Iran’s borders. Iran will firmly confront any aggression or threat by Americ ...

Officer from the Ministry of Peshmerga passed away

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-21 12:02
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On the night of June 11, 2019, Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Abdulla Ahmad, an officer at the officers administration of the Ministry of Peshmerga, passed away due to an unfortunate illness. Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad was a g ...

Deputy Minister of Peshmerga received Director of Foreign Missions Office from the U.S. Department of State in Iraq

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-21 00:32
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 17, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga), Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar (Peshmerga Sec-General), Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff) and Brigadier General Hazhar Omar ( ...

Iraq takes security measures over attack on US oil firm

Waar Media - 2019-06-20 17:05
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq’s Oil Ministry has said that it took measures to tighten security in oil facilities after a rocket attack on the headquarters of U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil in Iraq’s southern province of Basra. Condemning the attack and its perpetrators, t ...

Minister of Peshmerga supervised meeting between the Ministry’s High Commission, Coalition partners and Peshmerga Board of Reform

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-20 01:37
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 18, 2019, Karim Sinjar (KRG Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga) supervised a meeting between the Ministry’s High Commission, Coalition partners, and the Peshmerga Reform Board. The meeting wa ...

KRG Deputy Prime Minister met with a Military Delegation from the United States

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-19 19:27
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Qubad Talabani, KRG Deputy Prime Minister, received a military delegation from the United States, led by General Gregory and Steven Fagin, U.S. Consul General in Erbil. During the meeting, both sides discussed the figh ...

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 ...

Emir of Kuwait to Visit Iraq on Wednesday

BAS News - 2019-06-18 13:27
ERBIL — Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, is scheduled visit Iraq on Wednesday heading a high-level delegation. The office of Kuwaiti Emir and ministry of foreign affairs confirmed the state visit, as reported by KUNA. Sabah wi ...

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 ...

Granting the portfolio of the Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal to the Socialist Party

Kurdiu - 2019-06-18 03:29

Peshmerga Deputy Minister holds preparatory meeting about reform, preceding the meeting with the Ministry’s High Commission

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-17 13:36
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 16, 2019, Serbast Lazgin, Deputy Minister of Peshmerga, held a preparatory meeting with the Board of Reform before the Ministry of Peshmerga’s High Commission meeting. Notably attending the meeting were Lieuten ...

Official Memorial Service was held for Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Abdulla

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-17 06:06
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 12, 2019, after the return of the corpse of Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Abdulla to Kurdistan and its reception, the Ministry of Peshmerga held a official memorial service for the deceased. The memorial was attende ...

Professional Embroidery Training Program for Peshmerga Martyr Families was completed

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-16 20:02
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 13, 2019, a month-long professional embroidery training program for 30 families of martyrs from the fight against ISIS was completed. The completion ceremony was attended by the representative to the Peshmerga ...

Iran Summons UK Envoy over London Backing US’ Stance on Oil Tankers Incident

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Iran summoned the UK ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, to its Foreign Ministry on Saturday, over London's claims that Tehran was behind an attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week. "During the meeting with Iran's foreign ministry offici ...

President Barzani, German Delegation Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Saturday a German diplomatic delegation headed by Martin Jäger, the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, discussing several issues. Jäger stress ...

Masoud Barzani thanks Germany for Continuing Supporting Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2019-06-15 18:38
WAAR_DUHOK Kurdistan leader Masoud Barzani received a German diplomatic delegation headed by the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Martin Jager in Pirmam. “Pleased to receive a German government delegation h ...

Masrour Barzani, German Delegation Discuss Trade and Investment

BAS News - 2019-06-15 16:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received a German diplomatic delegation headed by Martin Jäger, the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, with whom he reviewed the latest devel ...

Barzani Thanks Germany for Continued Support to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-06-15 13:44
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani received a German diplomatic delegation headed by Martin Jäger, the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. During the meeting, Barzani thanked the German governmen ...

The self-administration handed over 6 children to the Belgian Foreign affairs Ministry

SDF Press - 2019-06-14 01:58
News Center -The self-administration officially handed over today Six Belgian children of terrorist organization ISIS to the representatives of Belgian Foreign Affairs Ministry the self-administration headquarters in Ayn Issa. SDF-Media Center ...

Cyprus issues arrest warrants for Turkey drill ship crew

Reuters - 2019-06-13 18:23
Cyprus has issued arrest warrants for the crew of a Turkish drill ship anchored close to its coast for allegedly infringing territory over which the island has rights to explore for oil and gas, a foreign ministry official said on Thursday. ...

Nechirvan Barzani sworn into office as the President of Kurdistan Region and General Commander of Peshmerga Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-12 15:42
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 10, 2019, Nechirvan Idris Mustafa Barzani took oath of office and was sworn as the newly-elected President of the Kurdistan Region and General Commander of the Peshmerga Forces during a the periodic meeting of ...

Updated logo for the Presidential Office of Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-11 17:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The Presidential Office of Kurdistan Region, following Nechirvan Barzani being sworn into office as the new President, shared its new logo, where an English subtext has been added, in addition to the previous Kurdish a ...

Deputy Minister of Peshmerga and KRG Representative in USA attend Board of Reform meeting

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-11 09:40
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 9, 2019, Sabast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga) received Bayan Sami Abdulrahman (KRG Representative in the United States) at the Ministry of Peshmerga’s Main Hall. During the visit, the parties discussed ...

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 ...

NATO will continue its training programs for the Peshmerga Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-09 22:53
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 6, 2019, Major-General Danny Fortin, the new head of NATO training and capacity-building mission in Iraq, shared in an interview in Bruxel, “In spite of the tensions and threats of Iran, training for the Peshme ...

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 ...

Turkey says it has 'neutralized' 43 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Reuters - 2019-06-08 17:51
Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) had been "neutralized" as part of an operation Ankara launched in northern Iraq 13 days ago. ...

Sending Threatening SMS to the families members of the Kurdish Opposition in Kamyaran

Kurdpa - 2019-06-07 13:37
Kurdpa Agency: The Ministry of Intelligence's headquarters is sending threatening messages to the families members of the Kurdish opposition. ...

Ministry of Peshmerga hosts dinner for Coalition partners in Erbil

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-06 19:19
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On the evening of May 28, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga hosted a dinner for Coalition representatives in the capital city of Erbil. The dinner was attended by Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga), Lieutenant ...

Kirkuk was shaken by 7 bombs

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-05 21:13
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 30, 2019, a chain of explosions occurred across Kirkuk. According to the city’s security agencies, the explosions were terrorist attacks that took place on the Baghdad Road, Parezga Street and Qudsi Street. The ...

Brazil: “BSE” Infection Detected

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 20:34
WAAR_DUHOK The ministry said in a statement that it had informed the government of the condition, had taken samples for testing and burned the rest of the cow, the Euronews website reported on Saturday. The ministry classified the case as “abnormal” beca ...

Norwegian Foreign Ministry envoy met Autonomous Administration

ANF - 2019-06-03 08:36
Norwegian Foreign Ministry representative, Kristian Netland, visited the Northern and Eastern Syria Autonomous Administration headquarters in Eyn Isa. ...

Iraq’s oil exports up over 6 percent in May

Waar Media - 2019-06-02 16:17
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq exported nearly 110.74 million barrels of crude oil in May, up from 103.98 million in April, marking an increase of 6.48 percent, the country’s oil ministry announced Saturday. In a statement published on its official website, the ministr ...

KRG Minister of Peshmerga conducts periodic meeting with Global Coalition to defeat ISIS

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-02 14:26
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 27, 2019, Karim Sinjari (KRG Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga) supervised the periodic meeting with the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS. Notably attending the meeting were Sarbast Lazgin (De ...

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 ...

KRG announces Ramadan Eid holidays, wishes families of martyrs and brave Peshmerga a prosperous Eid

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-01 14:49
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 27, 2019, Safin Dizayee, KRG official spokesperson, shared a statement announcing Ramadan Eid holidays and wishing the families of martyrs and brave Peshmerga a happy and blessed holiday break. Below is the full ...

AKP government launches “Dersim” investigation

ANF - 2019-05-31 14:56
The Interior Ministry launched an investigation against the name change in Dersim. Dersim residents are taking to the streets to defend the ruling. ...

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 ...

Ministry of Peshmerga conducts the second stage of disposal of outdated weapons and missiles

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-29 13:03
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 27, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga conducted the second stage of the disposal of a number of outdated missiles and weapons through a specialized engineering team from Zeravani, The disposed items included hundr ...

Turkey launches operation against PKK fighters in northern Iraq

Al Jazeera - 2019-05-28 21:52
Defence ministry says nine Kurdish fighters have been killed in the operation taking place in Iraq's Hakurk region. ...

Turkish lawyers’ group says foreign ministry staff tortured in custody

Reuters - 2019-05-28 21:19
Five Turkish foreign ministry staff detained last week on suspicion of links to a failed coup three years ago have said they have been tortured and mistreated in custody, the Ankara Lawyers' Bar Association said on Tuesday. ...

Announcement from the Ministry of Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-28 15:59
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Colonel Abulwahab Abdulla, Head of Voting Committee, shared a statement requesting all Peshmerga individuals to visit voting centers and collect their voting cards. Below is the official text of the statement: We, here ...

Completion of two training programs at Duhok Training Center

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-27 20:14
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 23, 2019, Duhok Training Center held the graduation ceremony for two training programs, dedicated to military engineering as well as developing internal training instructors, attended by Brigadier General Salah ...

HE President Masould Barzani attends graduation ceremony of training program in Soran

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-26 17:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 25, 2019, HE President Masoud Barzani attended the graduation ceremony of a military training course at Erbil Infantry Training Center. The ceremony was also attended by Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshme ...

KRG Orders Internet Blackout to Stop Students Cheating

BAS News - 2019-05-26 13:30
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has ordered a nationwide blockade on internet to prevent students from cheating during finals. Ministry of Telecommunication announced the decision on its official website on Sunday and said the measure was ...

Kirkuk Infantry Training Center completes two training courses for military engineering and developing internal training instructors

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-26 10:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 23, 2019, Kikruk Infantry Training Center held the graduation ceremony for two training programs, dedicated to military engineering and developing internal training instructors, attended by the center’s commande ...

Ministry of Peshmerga and Coalition partners discuss the role of women in the Peshmerga Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-26 02:10
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 21, 2019, Major General Basil Mohammad, Deputy Chief-of-Staff for Administration & Logistics, received a delegation from the Coalition partners at the main hall of the Ministry of Peshmerga. During their meeting ...

Clarification statement regarding news pertaining to handicapped Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-25 15:13
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga A number of media channels have been circulating false news that the existing medical committee will once again revisit the dossier of handicapped Peshmerga individuals. We, hereby, clarify that this information is not ...

France Takes in Another 28 Kurdish Yezidi Families

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL — The Republic of France has taken in another group of 28 Kurdish Yezidi families who have survived the brutality of the Islamic State (IS). According to an official statement by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Yezidis were flown fr ...

A number of outdated missiles and weapons were disposed

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-23 14:20
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 2, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga disposed a large number of expired missiles through a specialized committee and engineering Zeravani team. The disposed items mostly included 81mm missiles that were given to t ...

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 ...
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