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Arrests between KDP and PUK raises rule of law concerns in Iraqi Kurdistan

Arrests between KDP and PUK raises rule of law concerns in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-01-04 12:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A series of tit-for-tat arrests of party officials and family members by partisan security forces affiliated with the two ruling parties has exposed significant rule of law concerns in the Kurdistan Region. The Pat ...
Arrests between KDP and PUK raises rule of law concerns in Iraqi Kurdistan - E-Kurd

Iraqi Kurdistan increases tariffs on alcohol, cigarettes by 100%

E-Kurd - 2019-01-21 18:07
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has decided to increase tariffs on imports of alcoholic drinks and cigarettes by 100 percent, in an effort to improve the health of people living in the Region. Head of the ...

Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with officials

E-Kurd - 2019-01-15 17:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived on Tuesday in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil for talks with Kurdish officials. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, alon ...

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo visits Iraqi Kurdistan for meetings with officials

E-Kurd - 2019-01-09 21:02
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan Region capital city of Erbil to meet with Kurdish officials. Pompeo met with Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP President Massoud Barzani before meeting wi ...

YPG and SDF capture 13 ISIS foreign fighters in one week

The Defense Post - 2019-01-09 17:52
The YPG said it captured eight foreign ISIS fighters during the battle to recapture the Syrian town of Hajin in the eastern Deir Ezzor province from the group The post YPG and SDF capture 13 ISIS foreign fighters in one week appeared first on The Defense ...

Property prices increasing in Iraqi Kurdistan after years of stagnation

E-Kurd - 2019-01-08 19:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Housing prices increased by 20 percent in 2018 in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, while rent has gone up by 15, with even higher prices predicted. The data is according to a study by real estate company Baghi Khoshnawati w ...

KDP-PUK Postpone their Tuesday’s Meeting

Waar Media - 2019-01-08 17:53
The expected meeting between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday has been postponed. “KDP and PUK Political Bureau will meet tomorrow in Erbil to discuss the acceleration steps of the new government ...

Tuesday's KDP-PUK Meeting Postponed

BAS News - 2019-01-07 20:49
ERBIL - Tuesday's expected meeting between the two Kurdish major political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), has been postponed at the request by the latter. Kurdistan24 cited a source, who spoke on ...

Kurdistan regional government will be formed in mid-April

Waar Media - 2019-01-07 17:00
WAAR-DUHOK: “KDP and PUK have different points of view on majority of subjects, and they both have disputes between them, which led the formation of the new Kurdistan government to be on mid-April of 2019,” announces a Kurdish PM. KDP and PUK will held a ...

Kurdistan’s KDP and PUK to soon begin 3rd round of negotiations over gov. formation

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-06 20:06

KDP, PUK release each other’s cadres in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-01-06 16:34
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have released each other’s cadres, after a series of retaliatory arrests over the last few days in Sulaimani and Erbil provinces. Last ...

The office of the Association of Environmental Protection in ‘Welat’ of Bukan was evacuated by the Municipality & Police forces

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-06 02:01
The Iranian police and municipality officers forced closure of the office of the Association of Environment Protection in ‘Welat’ of Bukan at municipality mall. Various news sources had reported the pressure of the city’s governor to close the afore-menti ...

Air flights between Erbil and Amed to start

Waar Media - 2019-01-04 18:45
The air flight between Erbil and Amed will start, which will strengthen the trade between Kurdistan Region and Turkey. “Erbil and Amed air flights will start on coming February,” said Waar correspondent Nail Kadirhan on behalf of head chamber of commerce ...

A review of the events of 2018 in Rojhilat and Iran

ANF - 2018-12-31 16:37
The crisis of drought and water supply, the failure of Islamic Republic’s functioning mechanism, crisis of unemployment and social crisis, weakening of public confidence in the regime, widespread corruption in management made most of the topics in 2018. ...

Philanthropists building 99% of mosques and just 1% of schools in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-12-22 09:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— More than 99 percent of all mosques in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region have been built by philanthropists and the religious affairs ministry is overwhelmed by applications for construction permits for new mosques, governme ...

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 ...

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry meets with Massoud Barzani in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-12-11 21:30
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Massoud Barzani on Tuesday in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan region. Perry visited Erbil on Tuesday afternoon aft ...

KDP, PUK leaders meet over Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2018-12-11 21:30
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A meeting between the politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) took place in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan region, on Tuesday. After the meeting conclude ...

Flooding damages homes in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil

E-Kurd - 2018-12-06 20:43
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Several neighborhoods in Erbil flooded on Thursday due to the heavy rains that have hit Iraq’s Kurdistan Region in recent days. Between 40 and 50 homes were damaged in Topzawa Ahmadi village near the Zhian neighbor ...