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New Iraqi Kurdistan government could be formed without PUK: KDP

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 ...
New Iraqi Kurdistan government could be formed without PUK: KDP - E-Kurd

Female activists call to increase number of women in new Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dozens of female activists held a press conference in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil on Monday to urge the Kurdistan Parliament to make sure that there is an increase in the number of women holding official posit ...

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 ...

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 ...

Russia’s Gazprom Neft boosts oil output capacity in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-04-04 20:26
MOSCOW,— Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft has increased the production capacity of its Sarqala field in Iraqi Kurdistan by 25 percent by launching a third production well, the company said on Thursday. The cumulative daily oil production at the field ha ...

KDP, PUK reach agreement on new Kurdistan government formation: spokesperson

E-Kurd - 2019-04-03 21:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reached an agreement on the formation of the new Iraqi Kurdistan government after series of meetings between the two sides, a PUK spok ...

KDP will not wait any longer to form new Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet, Barzani says

E-Kurd - 2019-04-03 18:07
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Massoud Barzani has said that the party will not wait any longer for the other parties and would proceed to form a new government. Speaking at the Erbil International ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi government suspends calls to and from Korek Telecom

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 11:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Iraqi government has suspended all calls to and from Barzani-owned Korek Telecom for violating government instructions. The Iraqi Communications and Media Commission issued an order dated March 20, 2019 informi ...

Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law should be reactivated, president designated: KDP

E-Kurd - 2019-03-14 19:32
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Barzani’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is determined to reach an agreement with other political factions at the legislative on an amendment to Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law and electing a new president. The KD ...

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 government bought luxury cars for Judicial Council: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-03-05 11:25
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has bought 19 Toyota Land Cruisers for the members of the Kurdistan Region’s Judicial Council, according to a New Generation lawmaker Mam Burhan Qan. Qani also said that th ...

PUK, KDP sign agreement on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-03-04 15:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have signed an agreement on the formation of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). KDP deputy president Nechirvan Barzani and the PUK ...