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Aljazeera - 2018-12-14 19:12

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The torture of children in Iraq’s Kurdish region must stop

The Kurdish Project - 2019-01-12 13:08
A Human Rights Watch report on the treatment of children in custody of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq should lead to an inquiry and accountability by the Iraqi government. The post The torture of children in Iraq’s Kurdish region must st ...

ISIS sprung to action in Iraq's disputed territories

ANF - 2018-12-26 12:40
Following Erdogan’s threats against Northern Syria, ISIS has sprung to action in the disputed territories in Iraq, Kirkuk and Diyala. ...

US Sets up Two Bases in Iraq after Syria Pullout Announcement

BAS News - 2018-12-26 09:54
ERBIL — The United States has established two new military bases in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, said a local source. The establishment of the new bases came in the week after President Donald Trump has announced a decision to withdraw all the US tr ...

Syria: SDF fighters capture ISIL pocket in Deir Az Zor | Syria News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2018-12-20 02:21

Kurdistan becomes trafficking hub for workers being illegally brought into Iraq: watchdog

E-Kurd - 2018-12-19 13:34
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A local watchdog is concerned about rising violations of the rights of foreign workers in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, which has become a trafficking hub for workers being illegally brought into Iraq. The Foreign Worke ...

Interview with Colonel Schneider, Commander of German Forces in Iraq and Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-19 11:24
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga First interview of Colonel Schneider, the newly-appointed Commander of German Forces in Iraq and Kurdistan Region, with the Peshmerga Media Center ...

Raped Yazidi mothers with children from Islamic State fathers in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-12-18 12:25
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Yazidi women who were raped by Islamic State militants, or gave birth to their children, are being given shelter in Iraq’s Kurdish region. Many have nowhere to go after being rejected by their own community and families. ...

Turkey Responds to Iraq's Condemnation of Makhmour, Sinjar Airstrikes

BAS News - 2018-12-15 12:14
ERBIL - As a response to Iraq's condemnation of Turkish airstrikes in Sinjar and Makhmour regions, near Kurdistan Region's capital city, Ankara has vowed to continue on carrying out such offensives against the alleged positions of Kurdistan Workers' Part ...

Turkish fighter jets bomb alleged PKK positions in Iraq’s Sinjar and Makhmour

E-Kurd - 2018-12-14 15:06
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkish warplanes bombed several areas in Sinjar and Makhmour in northern Iraq on Thursday night. Turkish jets conducted airstrikes against alleged PKK targets in the Sinjar and Qarachogh mountains, Turkey’s Defenc ...

Teen detained without charge for two months by PUK forces in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-12-11 12:53
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A 16-year-old boy has been held without charge by a counterterrorism unit in Kifri in Iraq’s Kurdistan region for the last two months, his parents said on Monday. His family was in Sulaimani Court in order to visit th ...

In Pictures: Two Fields Cleared from Landmines in Kurdistan's Koya

BAS News - 2018-12-10 22:49
ERBIL - A couple of dangerous fields have been successfully cleared from landmines and other war remnants in Kurdistan's Koya district, near Erbil province, Kurdistan Region’s Mine Action Agency (MAA) said on Monday. Speaking to BasNews, Zebar Khalid, th ...

Human rights situation in Iraqi Kurdistan is getting worse: official

E-Kurd - 2018-12-10 14:10
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The security situation is progressively getting worse in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region amid an increase in homicides, a Kurdish official has said. “Whenever crime increases in any country, it means that country’s security f ...

Former and Current Commanders of the German Army in Iraq and Kurdistan Region visit the Media Center

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-09 11:20
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga During their visit to the Ministry of Peshmerga on December 9th, 2018, Colonel Von Blumröder and Colonel Schneider (former and current Commanders of the German Army in Iraq and Kurdistan Region respectively) visied the ...

Swedish Parliament extends deployment of its forces in Iraq and Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-06 19:25
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The Swedish Parliament extends the deployment of its forces in Iraq and Kurdistan Region into 2019. According to an official statement from the Swedish Parliament’s website, Riksdagen, Swedish forces will continue thei ...

PUK’s forces order Tavgar Azadi to close headquarters in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-11-27 17:32
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— PUK party’s Kurdish Asayish (security) forces have given the Kurdistan Free Society Movement (Tavgari Azadi) 24-hours to shut down its headquarters in Sulaimani city in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. Member of the Tavgari A ...