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Iraqi Kurdistan parliament opens door to nominations of presidential candidates

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 ...
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Former chief judge in Saddam trial says ready to take Iraq’s justice ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin, the former Chief judge in Saddam trial, said on Saturday signaled his willingness to be tapped as Iraqi justice minister in the incomplete cabinet of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Ma ...

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 ...

‘Great leeway’ given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan, government says

E-Kurd - 2019-05-18 11:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari has said that a great deal of leeway is given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in accordance with the journalism law. ...

Slovenia suspends training of armed forces in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-18 11:23
LJUBLJANA,— The Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) have suspended their training of the armed forces of the Iraqi Kurdistan in Erbil due to the aggravated security situation in the country. The Slovenian contingent will nevertheless stay in Iraq and continue t ...

Kurdistan Parliament opens door to nominations of presidential candidates

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-12 10:20

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 ...

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 ...

KDP, PUK sign final deal on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-05-05 20:59
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK have signed an agreement that finalizes the latter’s participation in the new Iraqi Kurdistan government. In the presence of many senior part ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kurdistan industry booming after removal of customs duties with Iraq: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-16 17:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Factory output in Iraqi Kurdistan Region is booming thanks to the removal of customs duties and checkpoints between Iraq and Kurdistan Region. “Due to the removal of customs checkpoints between Baghdad and the Regi ...