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

‘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. ...
‘Great leeway’ given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan, government says - E-Kurd

120 villages evacuated in Iraqi Kurdistan due to Turkish strikes: official

E-Kurd - 2019-06-05 17:14
Turkish strikes wound three KDP Peshmerga fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Bradost area. HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— At least 120 villages have been evacuated in Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s sub-district of Sidakan due to Turkish airstrikes on the a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turkish army bombed villages in southern Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-05-23 14:22
Last night, the Turkish army bombed several villages in southern Kurdistan. ...

Body of Kurdish martyr given to his family after three years

ANF - 2019-05-22 17:13
Hüseyin Ecer fell three years ago in the resistance for self-government in northern Kurdistan. Only now did his family receive the corpse. ...

Turkish airstrikes target PKK rebels in Iraqi Kurdistan

Al Monitor - 2019-05-21 20:17

Roadside bomb kills 9 Turkish soldiers in Iraqi Kurdistan: agency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-21 13:41
AMEDI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— According to Roj News Agency citing local sources, 9 Turkish soldiers were killed as a result of last week’s roadside bomb attack on two buses carrying Turkish security personnel in Iraqi Kurdistan, while 21 people were w ...

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 ...

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 ...

Russia’s Gazprom Neft says oil output at Iraqi Kurdistan field at 35,000 bpd

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 17:47
MOSCOW,— Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said on Thursday that daily production at its Garmian oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan had reached 35,000 barrels. In June 15, 2018 Gazprom Neft said that daily oil production at its Garmian oil field in Iraqi Kurdi ...

A qualitative assessment of women’s perspectives and experience of female genital mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan Region | BMC Women's Health | Full Text

Biomedcentral - 2019-05-16 13:49

Nearly 3,000 Yazidis abducted by Islamic State still missing: KRG official

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 17:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari said on Sunday that 2,913 out of the 6,284 Yazidis who were abducted by Islamic State (IS/ISIS) militants remain missin ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...