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Violations against press freedoms in Iraqi Kurdistan increased in 2016: Report
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The year of 2016 saw a significant increase in violations against media freedom in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate said on Saturday. In its 18th annual report, the syndicate recorded 45 cas ...

General elections likely to be delayed in Iraqi Kurdistan, KDP says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Crucial parliamentary elections set for September in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region will probably be postponed because of persisting political disputes, economic hardships and the unfinished war with the Islamic State mili ...

Kurdish-British MP Zahawi ‘closely linked to tax-haven-based companies’
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
LONDON,— An investigation by the Guardian has revealed close links between a Conservative MP and two companies based in a tax haven. Nadhim Zahawi has financial ties to Balshore Investments and Berkford Investments, which operate from a lawyers’ office in ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 8, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Islamic State moves 1,200 kidnapped Yazidis to central Mosul: official Mosul: At least 1,200 Yazidis have been kidnapped by Islamic State IS militants and moved to central Mosul, according to the acting governor of Sinjar district in Iraq’s Nineveh. Mahma ...

Iraqi forces close in on Tigris in Islamic State stronghold Mosul
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
MOSUL,— Iraqi special forces closed in on the Tigris river that runs through central Mosul on Saturday, advancing in parallel with other troops and forcing Islamic State to retreat in its last major stronghold in the country. Islamic State has been driven ...

Untying the Knots of Religious Diversity in Iraqi Kurdistan: Deploying Pluralism against Barbarism
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Centre For Religious Pluralism In The Middle East | Ekurd.net Executive Summary § Beside the threat of ISIS, Iraqi Kurdistan is facing deep political and economic crisis that have negative implications on religious pluralism, particularly, in the face of ...

Two Iraqi Kurdish migrants freeze to death en route to Europe
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Two Kurdish men from Iraqi Kurdistan traveling the wintry roads from Turkey to Bulgaria in hopes of reaching Europe froze to death as they were caught in snowy weather for three days, a source close to them confirme ...

Thousands of Kurds demonstrate in Paris over murder of Kurdish activists
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
PARIS,— Several thousand people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to demand justice and a speedier investigation into the 2013 murder of three Kurdish activists. Sakine Cansiz, a founder of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the early 1980s, and two oth ...

Turkish PM Binali Yildirim arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan capital
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil ahead of his scheduled meetings on Monday with top Kurdish officials, where he is expected to address a wide range of bilateral ...

Islamic State car bomb in eastern Baghdad kills 13, wounds dozens
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— Islamic State claimed a suicide bomb attack that police and medics said killed 13 people at a vegetable market in eastern Baghdad on Sunday. The Islamic Jihadi group said in an online statement that a suicide car bomber had detonated his explosi ...

Iraqi Kurdistan ready to cooperate with Turkey in terror fight, Barzani says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Turkish PM says ‘we can’t accept’ PKK in Sinjar, spreading in Iraq HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Massoud Barzani announced on Sunday that Iraq’s Kurdistan Region is prepared to upgrade its cooperation with Turkey in all aspects especially in com ...

Political crisis in Kurdistan will end if lawless and corrupt officials are removed from power
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Iraqi Kurdish politicians from different political parties have recently negotiated with one another to work out their differences over the inactive parliament and presidential issues, with the hope to put an e ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 9, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
14 Yazidi women and girls rescued in January, says advocacy center Duhok: Fourteen Yazidi women and girls enslaved by Islamic State (IS) have been rescued so far in January 2017, an Yazidi advocacy center announced. The Deputy Head of the Rescue Center fo ...

Iraqi elite forces advance further in eastern Mosul: spokesman
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi special forces made further advances against Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, pushing militants out of another district a day after driving them back to the eastern bank of the Tigris river, a spokesman said. The elite counter-terrorism s ...

Switzerland authorised the sale of encrypted telephones to Iraq
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
GENEVA,— The Swiss authorities authorised the sale of encryption devices to Iraq last year, which could be used for both civilian or military purposes. The CHF100 million ($98 million) order was part of CHF1.2 billion in war materiel or dual-use exports s ...

Iraqi Kurdistan imports $7 billion worth of fruit and vegetables in a decade
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Seven billion dollars worth of fruit and vegetables were imported into the Kurdistan Region in just a decade, says a government official, which he believes shows the authorities’ disinterest for agriculture and inve ...

PKK accuses Turkey of provoking tensions between Kurdistan, Baghdad
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The political wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), accused the Turkish government on Monday of provoking tensions between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region, saying the group’s pre ...

Turkey destroys Roboski massacre memorial in Diyarbakir
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkish police destroyed the Roboski memorial in the main Kurdish city of Diyarbakir (Amed), which had been erected 4 years ago in order to commemorate the Kurdish victims of Roboski massacre. Turkish police offi ...

Turkey’s parliament debates greater powers for Erdogan
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkey’s parliament is kicking off a debate Monday on a set of draft constitutional amendments that would hand Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s largely ceremonial presidency sweeping executive powers, and the possibility of serving two more five-year terms ...

PUK-Gorran agreement hasn’t been fulfilled, Gorran members say
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A group of Change Movement (Gorran) members have announced that the agreement between the party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) hasn’t been fulfilled despite nearly eight months having passed since it was ag ...

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