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Kurdistan Region: Christianity’s 21st century Coenaculum

Kurdistan Region: Christianity’s 21st century Coenaculum

Rûdaw - 2019-05-29 19:50
Life in the Kurdistan Region for Iraq's Christians ...
Kurdistan Region: Christianity’s 21st century Coenaculum - Rûdaw

President Barzani, German Delegation Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Saturday a German diplomatic delegation headed by Martin Jäger, the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, discussing several issues. Jäger stress ...

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AUK Named Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-06-14 02:00
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, June 11, 2019 – Masrour Barzani, Chairman of The American University of Kurdistan’s Board of Trustees, was named as the new Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Following his election to the post of preside ...

Turkish F-35 pilots training in the U.S. grounded

ANF - 2019-06-11 11:05
The U.S. military has grounded the Turkish pilots training on the F-35 fighter jet in the United States over its plans to purchase a missile system from Russia. ...

Ammar al-Hakim Arrives in Erbil to Take Part in the Ceremony Of taking Legal Oath

Waar Media - 2019-06-10 16:11
WAAR_DUHOK Ammar al-Hakim arrived in Erbil to take part in the inauguration ceremony of the new Kurdistan Region president. The head of the Alliance of Reform and Reconstruction, Ammar al-Hakim arrived in Erbil to participate in the inauguration ceremony ...

Nechirvan Barzani was elected President of Kurdistan Region

KRG-Spain - 2019-06-04 00:01
Nechirvan Barzani was elected President of the Kurdistan Region by Kurdistan’s Parliament on May 28. He will step down from his current position as Prime Minister after taking his oath of office on June 10 in a special ceremony. The President, after his J ...

Deloitte report on Oil and Gas review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region – Q4 of 2018

KRG-Spain - 2019-06-04 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Today, Regional Council for Oil and Gas Affairs has published new verified data on the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports, consumption and revenues, covering the period from 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, ...

Migration from Kurdistan Region on Decline: NGO

BAS News - 2019-06-02 02:21
ERBIL — Migration of people from Kurdistan Region to the Western countries has significantly increased since last year, according to Lutka Organization for Refugees. After the emergence of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, millions of people escaped ...

Turkish Jets Bomb Kurdistan Region’s Sheladize Area

BAS News - 2019-05-29 15:54
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes once again bombarded the border areas of Kurdistan Region, allegedly targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions. The airstrikes on Wednesday were focused on the surrounding of Amedi district, east of Duhok province. BasN ...

Haider al-Abadi congratulates Barzani on the occasion of his election as President of the Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2019-05-29 14:53
WAAR_DUHOK Congratulated the former Iraqi Prime Minister and leader of the Al- Nasir coalition, Haider al-Abadi Nechirvan Barzani on the occasion of his election as President of the Kurdistan Region, and wished continued cooperation in all fields. Telegr ...

Kurdistan parliament elected Nechirvan Barzani the new President of Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2019-05-28 14:12
WAAR_DUHOK The Parliament of the Kurdistan Region voted by a majority of the audience on the election of Nechirvan Barzani as President of the region. Barzani receives 68 votes out of the 81 who took part in the meeting. And Najirvan Barzani, served in p ...

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 ...

Barzani elected president of the Kurdistan Region

ANF - 2019-05-28 11:44
As widely predicted today Nechirvan Barzani has been elected president of the Kurdistan Region. ...

Nechirvan Barzani Elected as President of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-05-28 11:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament on Tuesday (28th May) elected Nechirvan Barzani from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) as the new President of Kurdistan Region. The session was attended by 81 lawmakers, from whom 68 voted in favor of Barzani. Ther ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Kurdish tradesman was drowned in the Oshnavieh's Gadar River

Kurdpa - 2019-05-18 16:40
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish tradesman from the city of Oshnavieh drowned in the Gadar River. ...

Missiles on Ships. Making Sense of Iran’s Recent Moves in the Gulf

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-05-10 06:09
Yet again, there is a dramatic rise in tension in the Middle East, and, yet again, missiles are at the heart of it. On May 6, the Trump administration announced that it would deploy the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group as well as four B-52 bombers ...

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 ...

Mother sentenced to 7 years in prison for speech at son’s funeral

ANF - 2019-04-30 14:16
Besra Erol, mother of Evrim Deniz Erol who had been killed in the Suruc Massacre, was arrested for a speech she gave in the funeral ceremony for her son. ...

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 ...