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Nearly quarter million tourists visited Iraqi Kurdistan in Newroz: board

Nearly quarter million tourists visited Iraqi Kurdistan in Newroz: board

E-Kurd - 2019-03-28 15:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s General Board of Tourism said on Thursday that as many as 243,000 tourists visited the Kurdish region over a period of ten days this month. The tourism board said in a statement that the fi ...
Nearly quarter million tourists visited Iraqi Kurdistan in Newroz: board - E-Kurd

New Generation MP in Iraqi Kurdistan accuses leader of nude video blackmail

E-Kurd - 2019-04-25 01:39
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— New Generation lawmakers in Iraqi Kurdistan parliament on Wednesday accused the party’s leader Shaswar Abdulwahid and factions within the party of attempting to blackmail them by circulating doctored nude videos. N ...

Kurdistan industry booming after removal of customs duties with Iraq: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-16 17:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Factory output in Iraqi Kurdistan Region is booming thanks to the removal of customs duties and checkpoints between Iraq and Kurdistan Region. “Due to the removal of customs checkpoints between Baghdad and the Regi ...

Corruption increased in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018: Commission of Integrity

E-Kurd - 2019-04-15 17:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Commission of Integrity has found that levels of corruption increased in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in 2018 compared with the previous year. The finding was included in the Commission’s annual report on corruption ...

Litterers, polluters to face fine in Iraqi Kurdistan, government says

E-Kurd - 2019-04-12 12:17
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Litterers and polluters in Iraqi Kurdistan Region will face steep punishments ranging from financial fines to confiscation of their vehicle under new regulations issued by the government’s environment protection bo ...

First Armenian Orthodox church opened in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-04-06 21:11
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Saturday opened the first Armenian Orthodox church in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region. It has has been built and supervised by the KRG’s Ministry o ...

14th Erbil international book fair kicks off in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-04-03 15:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The 14th Erbil International Book Fair, scheduled to go on for ten days, began on Wednesday in Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s capital, Erbil. Director of Communications and Prints at the Ministry of Culture and Youth Moh ...

2,800 children diagnosed with autism in Iraqi Kurdistan: statistics

E-Kurd - 2019-04-03 15:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Up to 2,800 children have been diagnosed with autism in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, but there are not enough support centers or funding to care for them. Statistics provided by the Kurdistan Autism Group show that ther ...

Historical 4,000-year-old lost city discovered in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-04-01 20:56
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— In Iraqi Kurdistan, excavations carried out by a French archaeological mission have revealed an ancient city on the site of Kunara. Towards the end of the 3rd millennium BC, this city stood in the heart of an unknown ...

New Iraqi Kurdistan government could be formed without PUK: KDP

E-Kurd - 2019-04-01 13:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The new cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) could be formed without the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), an official from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has said. KDP Politburo Secretary F ...

Iraqi Kurdistan will have a powerful presidency, weak parliament: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-03-31 14:24
Iraqi Kurdistan’s system won’t be parliamentary, a KIU MP says SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s system will not become parliamentary, a Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) lawmaker said on Saturday. Member of the Kurdistan Parliame ...

Mosul tourist facility owners arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan over ferry disaster

E-Kurd - 2019-03-30 18:49
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi and Kurdish authorities have arrested in Erbil the owners of the Mosul tourist facility where a ferry capsized earlier this month. On March 21, an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris killing more than 100 peo ...

KDP, Gorran submit bill to parliament to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan’s presidency law

E-Kurd - 2019-03-28 22:56
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change (Gorran) Movement parties submitted a bill on Thursday with 68 signatures to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law that calls for parliament to elect the pres ...

AnadoluJet launches direct flights between Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-22 11:24
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Direct flights by AnadoluJet between Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil and Gaziantep and Erbil and Diyarbakir began on Thursday with the hope of boosting tourism and economic relations. “As Anadolu Jet, we will ...

Journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan are victim of political tension: CPJ

E-Kurd - 2019-03-22 00:39
Committee to Protect Journalists Mission journal: Journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan are under pressure from authorities in the autonomous northern Iraqi region, with news outlets shuttered and critical reporters arrested. With government formation talks und ...

Reactivation of Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law will not be as easy: PUK

E-Kurd - 2019-03-21 20:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Member of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) leadership Arez Abdulla said on Thursday that reactivating Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s presidency law will not be as easy as the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has claimed ...

Salaries in Iraqi Kurdistan will be paid ‘in full’, Nechirvan Barzani says

E-Kurd - 2019-03-08 22:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani announced Friday that the salary withholding system would end as of this month and that salaries would be paid in full from now on. “Today’ ...

Iraqi Kurdistan generated over $2.262 billion from oil exports in the 3rd quarter of 2018

E-Kurd - 2019-02-27 23:05
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) generated more than $2.262 billion USD in revenue from oil sales in three months in 2018. The KRG has released a report prepared by Deloitte on oil production, export, cons ...