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

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 ...
2,800 children diagnosed with autism in Iraqi Kurdistan: statistics - E-Kurd

Iraqi Kurdistan bans imports of cement to support local producers

E-Kurd - 2019-05-02 19:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s Ministry of Finance and Economy has banned imports of cement in an effort to prevent oversupply and support local producers. The ministry announced that the decision would take effect on Wednesday ...

Turkey’s FM Cavusoglu arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 15:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil on Sunday night to meet with senior Kurdish leaders. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan B ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dynastic politics of Barzani family is a threat to democracy in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-31 06:01
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has nominated dynastic politicians of Barzani family for one more time in raw to grab the power and hold the most important posts in KRG government in Iraq. Nechirvan Barzani haven be ...

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 ...

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 ...

In Iraqi Kurdistan region, a robe for religious coexistence

E-Kurd - 2019-03-28 15:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— With her robe featuring a cross, crescent, two stars and the winged symbol of Zoroastrianism, a Kurdish artist hopes to reconcile a part of Iraq ravaged by jihadists. Shanaz Jamal, 40, says she has already been ass ...

Newroz brings hope of a brighter tomorrow, and reminders of dark past, in Iraqi Kurdistan - Equal Times

Equaltimes - 2019-03-27 17:09

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 denies torture of Islamic State child suspects

E-Kurd - 2019-03-06 21:48
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Children suspected of ties with the Islamic State (ISIS) group are not being held by Kurdish Asayish (security) forces and have not been tortured to elicit confessions, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said ...