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Kurdistan Region ... Return the first convoy of pilgrims through Erbil International Airport

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557 IS Militants Killed in First Phase of Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-09-27 22:36
KIRKUK — Joint Iraqi forces have killed 557 Islamic State (IS) militants in the first phase of the operation for liberating Hawija district in southern Kirkuk Province, the Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said on Wednesday. According to a stateme ...

Iraqi PM Announces First Stage of Hawija Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-21 09:10
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the first stage of Hawija operation early on Thursday. “With the dawn of a new Iraqi day, we announce the launch of the first stage of the liberation of Hawija to fulfill our pledge to o ...

Kurdistan Region President meets with US Secretary of Defense

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with a senior American delegation headed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Erbil. According to the official website of the Kurdistan Region Presidency, P ...

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 ...

Iraqi National Alliance to visit Kurdistan Region over referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-04 15:05
A member of the Kurdistan Region’s High Referendum Council, Majid Bazrgan said on Sunday, September 4, that a delegation from the Iraqi Shia National Alliance is set to visit the region this week for talks on the independence referendum, NRT reported. ...

UK Minister of State in Erbil to Discuss Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-04 01:21
ERBIL — A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials. Alistai ...

IS Rule on the Decline; Influx of IDPs to Kurdistan Still on the Rise

BAS News - 2017-09-02 02:46
ERBIL — Even though Islamic State (IS) rule in most of the strategic cities and towns of Iraq has been drawn to a close, yet the number of civilians escaping their homes to seek refuge in Kurdistan Region is on the rise. During our visit to Hasan-Sham ca ...

Some Kurdistan Region parties would prevent referendum: official

KurdPress - 2017-08-22 13:37
A member of the Iraqi parliament’s foreign relation commission claimed that there are political parties in Kurdistan Region, in the north of Iraq, and they would not allow the region and its President Masoud Barzani to hold the scheduled referendum. ...

U.S. Highlights Kurdistan Region’s Treatment of Minority Groups

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-17 19:35
The following article was originally published in Rudaw. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The US State Department acknowledged that the Kurdistan Region has remained a place of protection for minority communities from Iraq in a recent report, while noting chall ...