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

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 ...
120 villages evacuated in Iraqi Kurdistan due to Turkish strikes: official - E-Kurd

KDP leadership bodyguard imprisoned without trial in Iraqi Kurdistan: family

E-Kurd - 2019-07-03 15:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A bodyguard of a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership member has been imprisoned for over a year in Iraqi Kurdistan without any information being released about his detention, according to his family. His fa ...

Iraq to Discuss Turkish Airstrikes on Kurdistan Borders

BAS News - 2019-06-30 01:36
ERBIL - Tens of Iraqi lawmakers have demanded in a written letter to bring up the subject of Turkish airstrikes on the Kurdistan Region's border areas to the parliament as the air raids have lately killed several civilians. The letter has been signed by ...

Iraq Condemns Turkish Airstrikes Targeting Civilians at Kurdistan Borders

BAS News - 2019-06-29 23:26
ERBIL - Iraq has condemned the recent Turkish airstrikes on the Kurdistan Region's border areas which resulted in several casualties of civilians, while urging any sides not to use Iraqi territory to attack neighbors. At least four civilians, all members ...

Suspects in rape of girl child rearrested in Iraqi Kurdistan: council

E-Kurd - 2019-06-24 16:47
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— After being released on bail last week, three youths suspected of raping a seven-year-old girl in April have been rearrested, according to Iraqi Kurdistan region’s Judicial Council. Their release sparked outcry fro ...

Suspects in rape of seven-year-old girl released on bail in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 18:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Five people suspected of involvement in the the rape of a seven-year-old girl have been released on bail by a court in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan region, the victim’s family has said. The girl’s father t ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s tourism makes $955 million revenue in 2018: tourism board

E-Kurd - 2019-06-19 14:37
Over 3 million tourists visited Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018, tourism board says HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region’s General Board of Tourism said more than three million tourists had visited the region in 2018, bringing the reven ...

Gunmen open fire at Gorran headquarters in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 20:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A group of unknown gunmen on Tuesday opened fire at the headquarters of the Change Movement (Gorran) in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, killing a security guard Reband Farhad. The headquarters’ guards responded to the a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Generation leader Shaswar Abdulwahid released on bail

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 21:44
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The leader of the New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid and eight volunteers, was released on bail from Asayish custody on Thursday in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, according to Judge Omer Ahmed, spok ...

‘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. ...

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, ...