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Christians celebrate festival at Marbena Qadisha shrine in Iraqi Kurdistan

Christians celebrate festival at Marbena Qadisha shrine in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-04-26 20:52
KOYA, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Christians held a festival at the Marbena Qadisha Shrine near Koya city in Iraqi Kurdistan on Friday and were joined in the celebrations by a number of local residents from other faiths. One of the participants, Hawzhin Sl ...
Christians celebrate festival at Marbena Qadisha shrine in Iraqi Kurdistan - E-Kurd

IS Kills 4 Civilians in Iraq’s Salahaddin Province

BAS News - 2019-05-25 13:45
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants carried out an attack in Shargat district of Salahaddin province on Saturday and killed at least four people. According security sources cited by Iraqi media, the attack targeted a district populated by Jimela tribe. ...

Al Fakhekhah ..670 corpses were exhumed and work continues

SDF Press - 2019-05-24 13:08
Raqqa – The initial response team in Raqqa exhumed 670 corpses from the al-Fakhekhah cemetery in the southern countryside of the city, which includes the corpses of those who were in the ranks of ISIS and a number of civilians. It is one of the largest ma ...

A number of outdated missiles and weapons were disposed

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-23 14:20
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 2, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga disposed a large number of expired missiles through a specialized committee and engineering Zeravani team. The disposed items mostly included 81mm missiles that were given to t ...

Kolbar Lost His Life in an Ambush by IRGC Forces

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-12 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Following the closure of official Kolbari crossings, increasing inflation and unemployment rates in Kurdistan, more Kurdish citizens have turned into Kolbari. Meanwhile, a large number of kolbars have lost their life d ...

Iranian Intelligence Bureau Filming the Confessions of Detained Kurdish Activists in Kamyaran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-07 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): On Wednesday evening, Apr 24, 2019 security forces transferred a number of Kurdish environmental activists and Kurdish members of the National Unity Party from the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sananda ...

A Kurdish Kolbar was shotgunned by government troops at the Nowsud border

Kurdpa - 2019-05-05 11:20
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish Kolbar from the Javanrud died in direct shootings by government troops at the Nowsud border. ...

Turkey’s Kurdish Islamic Huda-Par party opens office in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-02 19:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Free Cause Party, Hur Dava Party (Huda Par) opened its first foreign representative office in Iraqi Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil, which is controlled by the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Governme ...

Security forces raid New Generation’s offices in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 20:31
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The security forces arrested a number of people at the headquarters of the New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, the security (Asayish) announced on Wednesday. Kurdistan Asayish Director ...

KDP’s discriminatory rules – Get a job at int’l oil companies in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 15:15
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Local government authorities of KDP made discriminatory work rules to get a job at international oil companies operating in Iraqi Kurdistan Local government authorities of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) have made d ...

Kurdish man who shot himself live on Facebook in Iraqi Kurdistan dies

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 15:15
AKRE, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A civilian who shot himself while broadcasting a video live on Facebook on Tuesday night has succumbed to his injuries, a hospital official said in Akre city in Iraqi Kurdistan. Hakim Goran died from injuries sustained in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sadr's Supporters Gather in Front of Bahraini Consulate

BAS News - 2019-04-28 22:07
Bahraini FM had criticized Sadr's call for ending war in Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria. ERBIL - A number of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters gathered on Sunday in front of the Bahraini Consulate in Najaf, protesting a statement by the Foreig ...

Government cars are misused on daily bases in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-04-28 21:31
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Kurdistan regional government (KRG) pumps millions of dollars in public departments and agencies but doesn’t follow up closely to see how the money is used and spent. For example, Millions of dollars is being spent o ...

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 ...

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 ...

Intelligence Agencies in Iraqi Kurdistan are Political Police of KDP and PUK

E-Kurd - 2019-04-21 12:17
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net In the developing countries such as Iraq where young democracies try to establish intelligence agencies that respect democracy and the rule of law, they face challenge with many issues that hinder the formation of su ...

France Pledges Continued Support to Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-04-20 11:00
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron Received a delegation from Syrian Kurdistan on Friday and promised to continue supporting the war against the remaining Islamic State (IS) jihadists. The presidency office confirmed that a delegation from the Kurd ...

In order to improve the situation of Abu Quba`i camp a cooperative initiative was Launched

SDF Press - 2019-04-14 15:13
Tabqa- In cooperation and solidarity with each other the displaced people in the Abu Quba`i sherqi refugee camp which is located in the countryside of Tabqa opened a number of shops in the camp. The displaced people opened shops, milk and cheese shops, me ...

Flood Kills Two Civilians in Northeast of Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-30 21:10
ERBIL - A woman and a child were killed on Saturday due to flash floods in the province of al-Hasakah, northeastern Syria, reports said. According to local reports, the incident occurred in the village of Khirba Amo, in Qamishli, where a number of houses ...