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Kurdish Politician Najmaddin Karim Dies at 71

Kurdish politician and the legitimate governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, died of a stroke at a hospital in the United States, his office announced.

31 October 2020 07:50 PM

Kurdistan President Extends Condolences to Turkey and Greece after Devastating Earthquake

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani has sent condolences to the families of those who died in Friday’s devastating earthquake in Turkey and Greece.

31 October 2020 07:48 PM

PM Barzani Sends Condolences over Passing of Kurdish Politician Najmaddin Karim

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday conveyed his condolences over the passing of Najmaddin Karim, a well-known Kurdish politician and the legitimate governor of Kirkuk.

31 October 2020 07:46 PM

Two Iraqi Pilots Die in Plane Crash

A military training aircraft crashed on Saturday in central Iraq and left its two pilots killed, a military sources confirmed.

31 October 2020 07:43 PM

Kurdistan Parliament Welcomes German Forces’ Mandate Extension to War on Terror in Iraq

The committee of foreign relations and diaspora affairs of the Kurdistan Region Parliament has welcomed Germany’s decision to extend its forces’ mandate to the war against ISIS in Iraq.

31 October 2020 07:39 PM

Nearly 700 People Test Positive for COVID-19 in Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Health said on Saturday that it had detected nearly 700 new infections of COVID-19 within 24 hours.

31 October 2020 07:35 PM

UK summons Iran envoy as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces return to jail

Britain on Friday warned Iran against throwing detained woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in jail, after hauling in Tehran’s envoy for a

31 October 2020 02:22 PM

Gas pipeline blast in southern Iraq kills 2, injures 51, police say

At least two people were killed and 51 injured after a gas pipeline explosion in southern Iraq, police sources said on Saturday. The blast

31 October 2020 02:10 PM

Europe must impose political consequences for Iran’s terrorism

The Iranian regime’s terrorism threat against Western interests has dramatically increased. Therefore, we should not allow the entire debate

31 October 2020 02:06 PM

Turkish rescue workers search for survivors in quake; death toll rises to 27

Rescue workers in western Turkish city of Izmir searched through rubble for survivors on Saturday after a powerful earthquake hit the Aegean

31 October 2020 02:03 PM

U.S. says Iranian hackers behind threatening emails accessed voter data

U.S. officials said late Friday that the Iranian hackers behind a wave of threatening emails sent to thousands of Americans earlier this month

31 October 2020 01:59 PM

Iran brands U.S. 'pirates' over seized Venezuela-bound oil

Iran accused the United States on Friday of acting like the “Pirates of the Caribbean” after Washington said it had sold off Iranian crude

31 October 2020 01:51 PM

Iran Executes Four Kurdish Inmates

A human rights group has revealed that Iranian authorities on Thursday executed at least four Kurdish prisoners.

30 October 2020 09:42 PM

Four ISIS Hideouts Destroyed in Kirkuk

The Iraqi security forces on Thursday managed to destroy at least four hideouts belonging to the ISIS jihadists in Kirkuk province, a statement said.

30 October 2020 09:40 PM

ISIS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi Militias, Injures Two

ISIS militants on Thursday night attacked a Hashd al-Shaabi position near Khanaqin, Diyala province, and injured at least two militiamen.

30 October 2020 09:35 PM

Germany Extends Anti-ISIS Mission in Iraq

The German Federal Parliament has extended the armed forces’ mandate in the US-led Global Coalition against the ISIS, and the NATO mission in Iraq.

30 October 2020 09:31 PM

PM Barzani Welcomes Germany’s Mandate Extension to Anti-IS Coalition

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Friday welcomed German parliament’s decision to extend the country’s mission in the anti-ISIS Coalition and NATO mission in Iraq.

30 October 2020 09:25 PM

COVID-19: KRG Announces over 1,000 New Cases

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Friday said in a statement that it had detected more than 1,000 new infections of COVID-19 within 24 hours.

30 October 2020 09:21 PM

Iraq reports 2,878 new COVID-19 cases

The Iraqi Health Ministry reported on Friday 2,878 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the nationwide infections to 470,633.

30 October 2020 05:57 PM

Kurdistan's president, PM welcome German decision to keep forces in Iraq

Kurdistan's president and prime minister on Friday welcomed a decision by the German parliament’s to extend the mandate of their forces as part of the Global Coalition against ISIS and NATO mission in Iraq.

30 October 2020 05:45 PM

Earthquake hits Greece and Turkey, bringing deaths and floods

A powerful earthquake has struck off Turkey's Aegean coast, north of the Greek island of Samos.

30 October 2020 05:40 PM

US slams Iran for ‘smuggling’ envoy into Yemen

The US on Wednesday slammed the Iranian regime for installing a new ambassador to the Houthi militia in Yemen — a move that the State Department spokesperson said shows the extent of Iran’s influence in the war-torn country.

30 October 2020 03:01 PM

Iran moves detained academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert back to Tehran prison

The detained British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been moved back to Tehran’s Evin prison, sources with knowledge of her case have confirmed to the Guardian.

30 October 2020 02:43 PM

2 British women forced to undergo intimate medical examinations in Qatar airport

Qatar has said it will prosecute those behind the invasive medical examinations carried out on women flying out of Doha.e

30 October 2020 02:40 PM

Iraq struggling to contain Covid-19 crisis amid crumbling health system

Nearly eight months since the outbreak of coronavirus in Iraq, daily caseloads are still in the thousands, making the country one of the hardest-hit in the region.

30 October 2020 12:17 AM

Air strikes on Syrian rebel camp kill at least 35 people

Air strikes on a camp in northwest Syria run by rebel fighters backed by Turkey killed at least 35 people and wounded scores on Monday, a war monitor and a rebel source said.

30 October 2020 12:11 AM

US Sells Petroleum Seized From 4 Iranian Ships, Imposes Petrochemical Sanctions

The United States has sold all the petroleum aboard four Iranian ships the US Navy captured earlier this year en route to Venezuela and sanctioned companies and individuals involved in Iran's petrochemical sales, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers said on Thursday.

30 October 2020 12:09 AM

UK summons Iranian ambassador over Zaghari-Ratcliffe

The British government summoned the Iranian ambassador on Thursday following news that imprisoned British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is to be recalled to court in Iran, the Foreign Office said.

30 October 2020 12:06 AM

US files case to seize Iranian missiles bound for Yemen

The US Justice Department on Thursday said it had filed a seizure complaint against several vessels carrying Iranian missiles to Yemen and others carrying petroleum to Venezuela.

29 October 2020 11:55 PM

SOHR: 300 Turkey’s Syrian mercenaries arrived in Azerbaijan

The Syrian Observatory said that Turkey proceeds with transferring the Syrian mercenaries, as the number of Syrian mercenaries who have been transferred to Azerbaijan to participate in the Karabakh battles, until the moment, reached at least 2,350 mercenaries, 320 of whom returned after they gave up everything.

29 October 2020 11:51 PM

Gov't: no internally displaced people camps in Baghdad, Karbala

Iraqi Minister of Immigration and Displacement Evan Faiq Jabro announced that there are no IDPs camps in Baghdad and Karbala.

29 October 2020 04:41 PM

Full speech of Iraqi president on Prophet Mohammad's birthday

In a speech marking the anniversary birth of Prophet Mohammad, President Salih today stressed that takfirist ideology wants to distort the tolerant message of Islam. Al-Qaida, ISIS and various extremist terrorist names have killed and targeted Muslims and others religions as well. Therefore, there is a joint responsibility to confront the bad thoughts of terrorists.

29 October 2020 04:34 PM