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Kurdistan Preparing for Census in 2020

Kurdistan Preparing for Census in 2020

BAS News - 2019-04-23 10:56
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to conduct a census next year while the same process is taking place in Iraq. KRG Planning Minister Ali Sindi said on Tuesday that his ministry, in cooperation with the Board of Census, are layi ...
Kurdistan Preparing for Census in 2020 - BAS News

Parliament released five names of candidates for Iraqi Kurdistan presidency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-19 18:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Sunday announced the official names of the presidential candidates. The Kurdish parliament released five names including current Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nech ...

No War to Occur Between Iran and US: Khamenei

BAS News - 2019-05-14 20:58
ERBIL - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that no war would occur between the United States and Iran, while stressing that Tehran will continue to resist Washington, state media said. The Iranian leader's comments come amid the ...

Nechirvan Barzani is Kurdistan presidential candidate of KDP, PUK, Gorran: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-05-14 15:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Current Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani is the presidential candidate for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), and Change Movement ...

Iraqi Kurdistan ‘repaid’ over $1 billion in loans: KRG finance minister

E-Kurd - 2019-05-03 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has repaid several separate loans worth of more than $1 million, Finance and Economy Minister Rebaz Hamlan said on Thursday. During a meeting with a delegation from the Fre ...

With white headscarves for the Workers’ Day in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-04-29 17:12
The HDP called for participation in the central rally on May 1, Workers’ Day in Istanbul. ...

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 ...

Washington's Support Significant for Stability in Disputed Areas: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-25 23:29
Kurdistan PM, US VP Pence discussed security and politics in the region. ERBIL - The continuation of Washington's support is significant for stability in the disputed areas, Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani said during a phone call with US Vice Pres ...

Joe Biden Running for US President in 2020

BAS News - 2019-04-25 13:35
ERBIL — Former US Vice President Joe Biden announced his decision to run for president in 2020. Biden made the announcement in a video message on Thursday to end months of speculation over his candidacy. He served as a senator for six terms, ran for pres ...

Iraq Can Increase Oil Production If Needed: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-25 13:35
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Thursday that his country could increase the oil production if needed to meet customers’ demand. The minister said Iraq is able to bring its oil production to 6 million barrels per day (bpd), however, it ...

Iran Can Export Oil as Much as It Needs: Khamenei

BAS News - 2019-04-24 15:37
ERBIL — Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that his country can export oil as much as it needs, despite the US enforcing additional measures to sanction Tehran’s energy sector. “We can export as much of our oil as we need and want,” Kh ...

Child marriage widely tolerated in Iraqi Kurdistan IDP camps

E-Kurd - 2019-04-22 14:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Aymen was in a barbershop the day he fell in love. “One day, she came near the barbershop in the camp. I saw her there,” he recalls of the moment he first saw Ahlam in a Duhok camp for internally displaced persons ...

Kurdistan Regional Government Announces Official Holiday

Waar Media - 2019-04-20 20:55
WAAR_DUHOK The Kurdistan Regional Government announced an official holiday in the cities of Kurdistan Region next week. Under the holidays schedule of Kurdistan Region, the first of May will be an official holiday in Kurdistan, on the occasion of World L ...

Ten Turkish Soldiers Killed, Injured in Clash with PKK

BAS News - 2019-04-20 15:53
ERBIL — Turkish soldiers and fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) clashed once again on Friday in the border areas between Turkey and Kurdistan Region, which resulted in killing of at least four Turkish troops. According to an official statemen ...

Mothers set to continue vigil for children in Gezbe prison

ANF - 2019-04-20 10:04
The governor of Kocaeli opened investigation on attacked on mothers organising a vigil in front of Gezbe M Type Prison. ...

Soros accepts Ridenhour Prize for Courage in an age of lies | The Lens

Thelensnola - 2019-04-18 06:21

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 ...

Wezîrê darayî yê Iraqê: Ti pirsgirêkek derbarê mûçeyên fermanberên Kurdistanê de tine

BAS News - 2019-04-16 13:20
Diyar Ezîz BasNews – Wezîrê darayî yê hikûmeta Iraqê diyar kir ti pirsgirêkek derbarê mûçeyê fermanberên herêma Kurdistanê de tine û vê derbarê de li gel wezareta darayî ya herêma Kurdistanê li ser xet in. Îro 16.04.2019ê parlamenterê Gorran û endamê lij ...

Iraq, Syria Working on Joint Railway Project with Iran

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK The issue came up for discussion in a meeting of the Iraqi-Syrian Joint Commission. Head of Iraq’s National Railway Company Taleb al-Husseini said talks have been held in that regard given the importance of Iraq’s railway network being connect ...

Kurdistan Regional Government strongly condemns New Zealand attack

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-04-01 17:26

KRG Spares No Efforts to Facilitate the Return of IDPs, Syrian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-03-31 21:35
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) would make every effort to facilitate the return of the IDPs and Syrian refugees to their places of origin, PM Nechirvan Barzani said on Sunday. The Kurdish premier made the remarks during a meeting in Erbi ...