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

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 ...
28 violations against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan in first four months of 2019: watchdog - E-Kurd

10,000 illegal drug users in Iraqi Kurdistan, official says

E-Kurd - 2019-05-24 12:35
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Sulaimani’s drug czar told Rudaw TV this week that drug use is on the rise in Iraqi Kurdistan Region. “Unfortunately the number [of drug addicts] is increasing, not declining. We’ve informed the top authorities of the ...

Oil giants’ total net income, revenue decline in 1Q19

Waar Media - 2019-05-22 16:19
WAAR_DUHOK The world’s top 12 publicly-traded oil producing companies saw their total net income and revenue decline in the first quarter of 2019, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency on these firms’ financial results. American ExxonMobil, Chevro ...

Iranian Kurdistan: 30 People Commit Suicide in 30 Days

BAS News - 2019-05-21 14:08
ERBIL — Over the past month, a total of 30 people have committed suicide in different Kurdish provinces of Iran. According to statistics by Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, 17 women and 13 men killed themselves between 20th April and 20th May in the ...

America backs Sunnies in the Shia-Sunni conflict of interest in Middle East

E-Kurd - 2019-05-21 06:11
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Different type of conflicts have been going on in the Middle East for centuries. Millions of people have died, and trillions of dollars have been wasted, and hundred millions of people are still suffering as a ...

Kirkuk: Farms of Kurdish Residents Set on Fire by Unknown Men

BAS News - 2019-05-19 12:18
ERBIL - A fire was set overnight on Saturday to a number of farms belonging to the Kurdish residents in the town of Dubz, southwest of Kirkuk. According to the information BasNews has learned, the incident occurred in the village of Qaradar, where uniden ...

Plastic bags banned at bakeries in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-09 13:24
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Citing health concerns, authorities in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan have issued a ban on plastic bags at bakeries across the city, instructing bakers to switch to paper. “Plastic has abundant disadvantages, endan ...

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 ...

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, ...

US Unsafe in the Middle East for Its Unpopularity: Iranian FM

BAS News - 2019-05-07 15:58
ERBIL — Washington’s concerns over the safety of its forces and interests in the Middle East comes from its unpopularity in the region not from Iran, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. “If US and clients don’t feel safe, it’s because they’re des ...

Pearl Petroleum to raise funding to invest in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 16:01
ABU DHABI,— Pearl Petroleum, a consortium majority-owned by Abu Dhabi-listed Dana Gas and its affiliate Crescent Petroleum, plans to raise funding, including a $300-400 million bond sale, for its investments in Iraqi Kurdistan, the chief executive of Dan ...

Iraq: Over 200 Violations Against Journalists Recorded in One Year

BAS News - 2019-05-03 19:48
ERBIL - Iraq’s Journalistic Freedom Observatory (JFO) revealed on Friday, which marks World Press Freedom Day, that over 200 violations were committed against journalists in the country in one year only. According to a statement by the JFO, a copy of whi ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...