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More than 92% of Voters in Iraqi Kurdistan Back Independence

The Kurdish Project - 2017-09-28 02:36
The following article was originally published in The Guardian. More than 92% of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan have opted for independence, according to election monitors, in an overwhelming endorsement of a proposed split from Baghdad that has sparked incre ...

Iran warns Kirkuk over joining Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
TEHRAN,— Iran on Wednesday warned the Iraqi province of Kirkuk against taking part in next month’s Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, saying it is “wrong, provocative and unacceptable”. A statement from the foreign ministry described as “dangerous” ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – September 1, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Islamic preacher in Chamchamal attacked by armed men Chamchamal: A number of armed men attacked an Islamic preacher and Mullah in the district of Chamchamal west of Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan. Mullah Mohammed Abdulhamid told NRT on Friday that he was att ...

Behind the scenes at Iraqi Kurdistan’s school for Sufis

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A school in Iraqi Kurdistan trains novice clerics in a form of Islamic mysticism called Naqshbandi. Rules are strict here, the teachers say, but they have nothing to do with extremism. A skinny ten-year-old roams the ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – September 4, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
145,000 tourists visited Iraqi Kurdistan over last two days Sulaimani: Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Board of Tourism announced on Sunday that as many as 145,000 tourists visited the region in the first two days of the Eid al-Adha holiday. Tourists are contin ...

Shares of Dana Gas soars after Iraqi Kurdistan agreement

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
DUBAI,— Shares in Abu Dhabi-listed Dana Gas soared early on Monday after it agreed on overdue payments from Iraqi Kurdistan’s government, while United Arab Emirates stock markets were generally quiet and other regional bourses remained closed for Eid hol ...

Kurdish woman sets herself on fire in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A 30-year-old Kurdish woman was dead after she set herself on fire in Kelar, a district of Germiyan province in Iraqi Kurdistan. A young woman with the name Arezu Hassan, born in 1987, set her body on fire on the Sept ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – August 7, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
Explosion hits Turkish military convoy in Iraqi Kurdistan Zakho: An explosion hit a convoy of Turkish army in the sub-district of Batifa in Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s district of Zakho in Duhok province. Director of Batifa sub-district, Mohammed Hassan, co ...