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New Kurdish film ‘Paykari Dil’ premieres in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

New Kurdish film ‘Paykari Dil’ premieres in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 21:50
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdish ‘Paykari Dil’ (‘Heart Statue’) film premiered Sunday night in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan. Its actors and actresses walked the red carpet before the movie was premiered and hundreds of filmmakers, ac ...
New Kurdish film ‘Paykari Dil’ premieres in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan - E-Kurd

Organizing joint patrols to maintain the security and stability of Tabqa city

SDF Press - 2019-06-26 06:29
Tabqa – The military discipline units of the Syrian Democratic Forces continue to coordinate with the Internal Security Forces and conduct joint patrols in Tabqa city in order to maintain the safety and security of civilians and their property. The forces ...

SDF opens two training courses on heavy weapons and methods of searching and sweeping in Euphrates territory

SDF Press - 2019-06-17 19:55
News Center – The academy of Martyr Athro Al-Suryani which belong to the Syrian Democratic Forces in Euphrates territory opened yesterday a training course specialized in heavy weapons. The course was named after the martyr (Sizar Sryani) and included 32 ...

Nechirvan Barzani sworn in as president of Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 18:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Nechirvan Barzani was sworn in Monday as Iraqi Kurdistan’s second president, succeeding his uncle and veteran KDP party leader Massoud Barzani whose son Masrour will likely be nominated premier on Tuesday. On May 6 ...

10-Year-old girl raped, murdered in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-09 12:13
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish police in central Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan region, said it had found the body of a 10-year-old girl on Saturday after her parents reported her missing. Dlin Walid had gone missing last Wednesday during the Eid al-Fi ...

American English lecturer dies in balcony fall in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-09 00:56
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An American English lecturer Peter Jacksen Choi has died after falling from his balcony in the city of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan on Saturday, police said. Head of Sulaimani Police Communication and Press Office Sar ...

Turkey says it has ‘neutralized’ 43 Kurdish PKK militants in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-08 22:03
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) had been “neutralized” as part of an operation Ankara launched in Iraqi Kurdistan region 13 days ago. The Turkish military launched what it ...

[VIDEO]: Kurdish Figure Lobbying in D.C. to Become Iraq’s President

BAS News - 2019-06-07 17:54
He spent 26 nights at Trump's D.C. Hotel ERBIL - In attempts to lobby the Trump administration to help him become the President of Iraq, a Kurdish figure has written letters to National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urg ...

Animal abuse in Iraqi Kurdistan sparks international criticism on social media

E-Kurd - 2019-06-07 13:59
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Animal abuse in the Iraqi Kurdistan region sparked criticism on social media in places as far as the UK as videos documenting acts cruelty emerged. Alarming video has been shared of a group of Kurdish men smashing a lion ...

Russia’s Rosneft plans geological survey in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2019

E-Kurd - 2019-06-06 15:36
ST. PETERSBURG,— Russian state oil major Rosneft is going to conduct geological explorations in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2019, the pilot production at the Bijeel field began in the first quarter, the company’s CEO Igor Sechin said at the annual general meeting ...

65 illegal oil refineries still in operation in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-06 15:36
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There are still 65 out of 124 illegal refineries in Erbil province in Iraqi Kurdistan and they are still in operation and smuggle oil. According to NRT the illicit refineries do not had any legal, environmental and ...

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 ...

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, ...

New Kurdish film ‘Paykari Dil’ hits theaters in Sulaimani and Erbil

Rûdaw - 2019-06-03 18:55

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 ...

Al-Jazeera: Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraq’s Kurdish region

Justice for Kurds - 2019-05-31 03:26
The Iraqi Kurdish parliament has elected Nechirvan Barzani, the nephew and son-in-law of veteran leader Masoud Barzani, as president of the autonomous region. The deputy leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) won 68 votes from the 81 members prese ...

competition to choose the most beautiful painting symbolizes peace

SDF Press - 2019-05-31 00:35
Hasakah – The “Al-Helm”,”Dream” Association in Al-Hasakah organized an exhibition of paintings and photographs and during that there is a competition to choose the most beautiful painting symbolizing peace. The contest was attended by representatives of t ...

Turkey launches operation against PKK fighters in northern Iraq

Al Jazeera - 2019-05-28 21:52
Defence ministry says nine Kurdish fighters have been killed in the operation taking place in Iraq's Hakurk region. ...

[PICTURES]: House of a Kurd Set on Fire in Kirkuk Village

BAS News - 2019-05-18 12:17
ERBIL — A group of unidentified people overnight on Friday set fire to a house belonging to a Kurdish family in a village northwest of Kirkuk. The attack was in Palkana village which was stormed by hundreds of Arabs earlier this week where they forcefull ...

Kirkuk: Arabs Storm Kurdish Village to Oust Indigenous Residents

BAS News - 2019-05-14 12:18
ERBIL — A large group of Arabs stormed the village of Palkana near Dubis in northwest of Kirkuk, attempting to force the indigenous Kurdish inhabitants out. According to the information obtained by BasNews, hundreds of Iraqi Arabs who stormed the village ...

PM Barzani, New UAE Envoy Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-06 21:48
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday the new consul of the United Arab Emirates in Erbil, Ahmed Ibrahim Saeed, to discuss the latest political and security affairs in the region. The Kurdish premier briefed during the meeting ...