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

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 ...
Kurdish man who shot himself live on Facebook in Iraqi Kurdistan dies - E-Kurd

Young Kurdish Man Gunned Down in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-27 13:23
ERBIL — A group of armed men opened fire at a young Kurdish man in the early hours on Monday in Kirkuk and killed him instantly. A family member of the victim said “Jum’aa Yousif” was shot dead at around 02:00 am while walking to his home in Panja Ali ne ...

Parliament to Elect Kurdistan President on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-05-26 11:06
ERBIL — The Parliament of Kurdistan Region is set to convene on Tuesday this week and vote on the next president of Kurdistan Region. According to an official document, a copy of which is shared with BasNews, parliament presidency has called on the lawma ...

5th hearing held for Kurdish man in Stuttgart

ANF - 2019-05-16 14:07
The 5th hearing was held today in the case against Kurdish man Salih K. in the Stuttgart State Court. Salih K. and his lawyer Carl Heydenreich were present in the hearing. ...

Suicide Rate Rockets Among Iranian Kurdish Juveniles

BAS News - 2019-05-07 23:45
ERBIL - Over 20 Kurdish juveniles have committed suicide in Iran in the past four months only, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. According to a report by Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, a Kurdish citizen in the town of Rabat shot himself dead on ...

Man hangs his own daughter in Iraqi Kurdistan over her love relationship

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A young Kurdish girl was hanged to death earlier on Saturday in Iraqi Kurdistan region reportedly after her father found out about her love relationship. Speaking to BasNews, Erbil Police Chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat, ...

Hatha al-youm: KDP, PUK sign final deal on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

Justice for Kurds - 2019-05-06 23:41
(Hatha al-Youm | Iraq News)- KDP deputy leader Nechirvan Barzani (L) shakes hands with PUK acting leader Kosrat Rasul after signing a new agreement on Kurdistan government formation in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, May 5, 2019. Photo: NRT SULAIMANI, Iraq’s ...

Iraq: Kurdish judge commits suicide live on Facebook – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-05-02 19:26

Kurdistan: Man Shoots Himself Dead on Livestream to Protest Political Disputes

BAS News - 2019-05-01 11:20
ERBIL — A Kurdish man who had left the city to live alone in the mountains of Kurdistan shot himself dead on Facebook livestream overnight Tuesday after protesting division among Kurdish political parties. Known as Hakim Goran, the man appeared with an A ...

Massoud Barzani meets Huda-Par delegation, a political extension of Turkish Hezbollah

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 00:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Democratic Party leader, Massoud Barzani, receives Turkey’s delegation from Hur Dava Party (Huda Par), led by Ishaq Saglam, on Tuesday in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil. Barzani, who has good ties with ...

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 ...

Iraq's Hikma Party to Join Opposition

BAS News - 2019-04-30 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Hikma party, led by Ammar al-Hakim, has said that it is willing to be an opposition in the next cabinet, a lawmaker confirmed on Tuesday. Hassan Fad'am, a representative for the Hikma party at the parliament, said in a statement to reporter ...

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 ...

KDP, PUK trying to silence New Generation president: Srwa Abdulwahid

E-Kurd - 2019-04-25 18:30
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement liaison to the Islah and Bina Coalition Srwa Abdulwahid addressed the growing controversy within the Movement in a tweet on Thursday, blaming other parties in Iraqi Kurdistan Region ...

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 ...

Death Toll From Sri Lanka Bombings Rises To 359

Waar Media - 2019-04-24 10:42
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from Sunday’s multiple terror attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 359, a police official said. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said 18 more people were held in an operation carried out following the attacks, raising the total nu ...

Young IDP Man Returns Lost Bag with $60,000 in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-04-17 10:45
ERBIL — A young Iraqi man in Kurdistan Region’s capital city found a bag with $60,000 earlier this week and returned the huge sum to the owner. Khalid Ali, the man who found the bag, is an Iraq youth who is displaced from his home in Anbar province to th ...

Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from Islamic State to Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 19:23
QAZLAJOKH, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Islamic State group, a local official said. The US-backed Kurdish fighters say they ...

Kazakhstan To Hold Early Presidential Elections in June

Waar Media - 2019-04-09 12:24
WAAR_DUHOK Kazakhstan will go for early presidential elections on June 9, the country’s acting president announced on Tuesday. “I have decided to hold presidential elections on June 9,” Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in a televised address to the nation. Tok ...

May to meet Merkel on Tuesday amid Brexit crisis

Waar Media - 2019-04-08 20:15
WAAR_DUHOK German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin on Tuesday, a government spokesman has announced on Monday. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Merkel will r ...