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In pictures...Preparations for the month of Ramadan in the Kurdistan region

In pictures...Preparations for the month of Ramadan in the Kurdistan region

Kurdiu - 2019-05-05 18:39

In pictures...Preparations for the month of Ramadan in the Kurdistan region - Kurdiu

Haider al-Abadi congratulates Barzani on the occasion of his election as President of the Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2019-05-29 14:53
WAAR_DUHOK Congratulated the former Iraqi Prime Minister and leader of the Al- Nasir coalition, Haider al-Abadi Nechirvan Barzani on the occasion of his election as President of the Kurdistan Region, and wished continued cooperation in all fields. Telegr ...

Barzani elected president of the Kurdistan Region

ANF - 2019-05-28 11:44
As widely predicted today Nechirvan Barzani has been elected president of the Kurdistan Region. ...

Activation of the presidency of the Kurdistan Region after the ratification of the amendment of its law

Waar Media - 2019-05-08 15:36
WAAR_DUHOK Activation of the presidency of the region after the ratification of the amendment of its law in the Parliament of Kurdistan The Parliament of the Kurdistan Region in a session held on Wednesday on the proposal to amend the law of the presiden ...

28 violations against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan in first four months of 2019: watchdog

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There were at least 28 cases of violations against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan region in the first four months of 2019, according to statistics kept by a media watchdog group. Statistics from the Metro Center for J ...

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, ...

Iraq begins preparations for 2020 general population census

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 18:57
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Minister of Planning Nouri Sabah al-Dulaimi said the ministry has begun preparations for the general population census scheduled for 2020, an official Iraqi newspaper said on Monday. “The Ministry of Planning has started its technical pro ...

Muslims Welcoming Holy Month Of Ramadan

Waar Media - 2019-05-05 16:03
WAAR_DUHOK Muslims all around the world are getting ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, which begins on Sunday evening. Millions of Muslims on Sunday will offer their first special evening Ramadan prayer called Tarawih, which will then continue t ...

Monday Announced as First Day of Ramadan in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-04 20:02
ERBIL — A high Islamic committee has announced that Monday (6th May) will be the first day for Muslim’s holy month of Ramadan. The committee made the announcement after observations on Saturday. Counterpart committees in Iraq also agreed that this year’s ...

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 ...

Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Vice President discuss developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani held a phone call with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. They discussed the latest security developments in the disputed territories and the political situation in the Kurdis ...

Cavusoglu Meets the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani

Waar Media - 2019-04-29 20:40
WAAR_DUHOK Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met on Monday with the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani. According to the Anadolu correspondent, Cavusoglu visited the Turkmen Front on Monday morning and toured the ...

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 ...

Sulaimaniya: Victim's Family Demands Death Penalty for the Killers

BAS News - 2019-04-20 23:47
ERBIL - The family members of a victim, who had been murdered by a group of criminals in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province, are demanding the death penalty for the killers. Earlier last week, the security forces in Sulaimaniya published a confe ...

France Calls for Continuation of Humanitarian Aid to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-11 22:01
Nearly 1.5 million IDPs and Syrian refugees are still hosted in the region. ERBIL - France has called on the humanitarian organizations to prolong their assistance to the Kurdistan Region as the autonomous region is still hosting a great number of IDPs a ...