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Parliament approves legislation to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan’s presidency

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 ...
Parliament approves legislation to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan’s presidency - E-Kurd

Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraqi Kurdistan region

E-Kurd - 2019-05-28 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Lawmakers in Kurdistan parliament elected Nechirvan Barzani as president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a spokesman for the regional parliament told Reuters on Tuesday. Barzani, who had been servi ...

Parliament released five names of candidates for Iraqi Kurdistan presidency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-19 18:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Sunday announced the official names of the presidential candidates. The Kurdish parliament released five names including current Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nech ...

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 ...

Senior Gorran members slam the reactivation of Kurdistan presidency law

E-Kurd - 2019-05-10 10:45
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Several senior members of the Change Movement (Gorran) said Thursday that the push to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan Region presidency law stemmed from an “undemocratic desire” and was “sultanist.” The law was approved in ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Parliament to Reactivate Kurdistan Presidency on Wednesday

BAS News - 2019-05-06 11:39
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament will convene on Wednesday (8th May) to vote on reactivation of Kurdistan Region Presidency. According to agenda of the session which is issued by the legislative, it will also vote on an amendment to the presidency law ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Barzani supports using electric vehicles to protect Iraqi Kurdistan environment

E-Kurd - 2019-04-16 20:56
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has said that the he supports using electric vehicles as a way to protect the environment in the Kurdistan Region. Speaking at an event marking Kurdistan Environment ...

Corruption increased in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018: Commission of Integrity

E-Kurd - 2019-04-15 17:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Commission of Integrity has found that levels of corruption increased in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in 2018 compared with the previous year. The finding was included in the Commission’s annual report on corruption ...

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 ...