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Barzani supports using electric vehicles to protect Iraqi Kurdistan environment

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 ...
Barzani supports using electric vehicles to protect Iraqi Kurdistan environment - E-Kurd

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament opens door to nominations of presidential candidates

E-Kurd - 2019-05-12 15:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Sunday opened door to nominations of presidential candidates. The parliament’s presidency that includes speaker and its two deputies met on Sunday to discuss the nominations of preside ...

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 ...

“Sadness, disappointment and rage consumed me.” Peace activist and journalist Suha Oda used writing as a way to combat Daesh and their rule.

The Global Coalition - 2019-05-06 18:21
In 2014 when Suha Oda was forced to flee Mosul due to the Daesh invasion, she was overwhelmed by the situation. Article “Sadness, disappointment and rage consumed me.” Peace activist and journalist Suha Oda used writing as a way to combat Daesh and their ...

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 ...

Iraqi delegation meets with Kurdish officials to discuss oil, disputed areas

E-Kurd - 2019-04-28 21:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A delegation from Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) met in Erbil to discuss issues of mutual interest on Sunday. The Iraqi delegation included the ministers of planning, industry ...

PM Barzani Hails Christians' Contributions to Making a Better Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-20 19:04
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has extended his gratitude to Christians for their contribution to establishing a safer and better region. "I thank our Christian community for their contributions to making Kurdistan a better and ...

Barzani on Yezidi New Year’s Eve: Yezidis Should Decide Their Fate

BAS News - 2019-04-16 16:30
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said on Tuesday the Yezidis should be given the chance to decide on there fate themselves. Barzani issued an official statement to congratulate the Yezidis on their religiou ...

Erbil Ready to Strengthen Ties with Moscow in Many Areas: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-15 23:10
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani showed Erbil's readiness to further strengthen ties with Moscow in various areas, including trading, agriculture, electricity, and tourism. The Kurdish premier made the remarks during a meeting with Russia's ...

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 ...

Kurdish Security Chief, IICO Review Humanitarian Aid to IDPs in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-14 13:11
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received on Sunday a delegation from the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) to discuss the humanitarian aid to the IDPs and refugees sheltered in the Kurdistan Re ...

SDF Hands Over Another 200 IS Militants to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-12 19:48
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday sent over 200 Islamic State (IS) prisoners to the Iraqi authorities. An Iraqi security source confirmed that the Iraqi army’s 8th Division received the jihadists and transferred them to a m ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Libya crisis: UN warns attacks on civilians may amount to war crimes

BBC - 2019-04-10 01:31
The human rights commissioner says all parties must make every effort to protect civilians. ...

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 ...

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 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 ...