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

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 ...
Litterers, polluters to face fine in Iraqi Kurdistan, government says - E-Kurd

Parliament approves legislation to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan’s presidency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-08 18:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament voted on Wednesday to approve legislation that reactivates the Kurdistan Region’s Presidency. Eighty-nine members of parliament voted in favor of the bill, twelve lawmakers voted against ...

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 ...

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 ...

At Rojava university in Syrian Kurdistan, Kurds build their own future

E-Kurd - 2019-04-17 17:37
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Which university to attend? For Fatmah, a Kurdish college student in Syrian Kurdistan [northern Syria], it had been an especially difficult choice. The daughter of a welder and a housewife, she dreamed of studying constructio ...

Barzani supports using electric vehicles to protect Iraqi Kurdistan environment

E-Kurd - 2019-04-16 20:56
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has said that the he supports using electric vehicles as a way to protect the environment in the Kurdistan Region. Speaking at an event marking Kurdistan Environment ...

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 ...

People, armed forces will someday depose ruling authority in Iraqi Kurdistan: Abdulwahid

E-Kurd - 2019-04-12 12:17
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Leader of the New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) Shaswar Abdulwahid said on Thursday that someday Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s armed forces, Peshmerga, will revolt against the ruling authority and destroy it. Abdulwahid ...

Iraqi Kurdistan situation reached a point like Sudan, Algeria: New Generation

E-Kurd - 2019-04-11 19:04
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The New Generation Movement said on Thursday that the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, which has been governed by a ruling duopoly for the last 28 years, has reached a point where people take will begin taking to ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s armed forces will refuse to listen to VP from Gorran: PUK commander

E-Kurd - 2019-04-09 16:55
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— PUK party commander of the Peshmerga’s Brigade 70 Sheikh Jaafar has said that he would refuse to listen to a Vice President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region from the Change Movement (Gorran) which is a civilian political par ...

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 ...

UN should stop Iraqi Kurdistan’s ruling families controlling and abusing the Judiciary system

E-Kurd - 2019-04-06 13:49
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net In Kurdistan of Iraq, public trust in the judiciary system and many judges is low, and the perceptions of corruption about government officials are so high. This is because judiciary system is not independent to esta ...

Hamburg de afîşê ‘Rojbîyayîşê to yo 70’in pîroz bo’ ame akerdene

ANF - 2019-04-05 17:22
Bajarê Hamburgî yê Almanya de, seba pîrozkerdişê rojbîyayîşê Rayberê Şarê Kurdî Abdullah Ocalanî afîşo bi nuşteyê ‘Rojbîyayîşê to yo 70’in pîroz bo’ ame akerdene. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan responds to U.S. report on human rights

E-Kurd - 2019-03-15 17:00
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari responded on Friday to a US report that highlighted a range of human rights abuses that took place in the Kurdistan Reg ...