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Iraqi Kurdistan Islamic religious body issues Fatwa against hunting animals

Iraqi Kurdistan Islamic religious body issues Fatwa against hunting animals

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 23:12
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Islamic religious authority in Iraqi Kurdistan Region on Sunday proclaimed it ‘Haram’ (forbidden) to hunt wild animals and called on citizens to abide by the laws and regulations of the regional government in th ...
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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 ...

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 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 ...

All Iraqi Kurdistan political parties have ties with Iran: Kurdish envoy

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
TEHRAN,— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative in Iran Nazim Dabagh said on Monday that all of the political parties in Iraqi Kurdistan have their own relationship with Iran, separate from their official dealings through the KRG. Dabagh told ...

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 ...

Kurdish religious body issues Fatwa against hunting animals

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-29 13:15

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Metro center calls on Iraqi Kurdistan to re-investigate violations against journalists

E-Kurd - 2019-04-23 21:07
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Metro Center for Journalists’ Rights and Advocacy, urged Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to repeat investigations “in depth” on previously reported violations against journalists on the anniversary of Ku ...

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 ...

KDP, PUK reach agreement on new Kurdistan government formation: spokesperson

E-Kurd - 2019-04-03 21:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reached an agreement on the formation of the new Iraqi Kurdistan government after series of meetings between the two sides, a PUK spok ...

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 ...