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Parliament released five names of candidates for Iraqi Kurdistan presidency

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 ...
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Full text of KDP, PUK political agreement 2019, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 20:51
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Sunday has released the text of its agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Iraqi Kurdistan. The KDP said the PUK had not committed to the political agreemen ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Regional Government Announces Eid Aal-Fitr Holidays

Waar Media - 2019-05-27 15:02
WAAR_DUHOK The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced a week as holidays of Eid al-Fitr is the next week. The Spokesperson of KRG Safin Dizayi, announced that the holidays will begin on 2nd June till 9th June. During the holidays all government in ...

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 ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Compensation from Israel for 1981 Strike

BAS News - 2019-05-22 16:43
ERBIL — A bill has been submitted to the Iraqi parliament for discussions over demanding compensation from Israel for the strike on Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981. The proposed bill, if passed, would oblige the Iraqi government to officially demand a com ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Parliament announces the names of candidates for the presidency of the region

Kurdiu - 2019-05-19 21:57

Five Candidates Approved for Kurdistan Presidential Race: Parliament

BAS News - 2019-05-19 13:41
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament announced the names of five candidates running for Kurdistan Region president. According to an official statement by the parliament, Nechirvan Barzani, the current prime minister of Kurdistan, is among the candidates. ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

Graduation of / 133 / leaders of two academies

SDF Press - 2019-05-16 01:21
Ain Issa – The academies of martyr Aziz Arabs and Lawrence have ende two training courses for the leaders of Syrian democratic forces. They carried the names of the martyrs “Abdullah Tal Tamer and Polat Derek”. They included 133 fighters who received inte ...

Nechirvan Barzani is Kurdistan presidential candidate of KDP, PUK, Gorran: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-05-14 15:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Current Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani is the presidential candidate for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), and Change Movement ...

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 ‘repaid’ over $1 billion in loans: KRG finance minister

E-Kurd - 2019-05-03 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has repaid several separate loans worth of more than $1 million, Finance and Economy Minister Rebaz Hamlan said on Thursday. During a meeting with a delegation from the Fre ...

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 ...