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Reading books to children in Sulaymaniyah

Reading books to children in Sulaymaniyah

ANF - 2019-06-10 09:54
Ferzane Eli has been developing a book reading project for 3 years at the Endêşe Enlightenment Center in Sulaymaniyah. ...
Reading books to children in Sulaymaniyah - ANF

KDP Supports Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi to Stay In Charge

BAS News - 2019-06-28 01:29
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction at the Iraqi Parliament has decided to support Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi to stay in charge as certain sides have reportedly been attempting to remove him from the post. "There is an attempt by ce ...

Trump appoints a Kurdish from Erbil as ambassador to America in Portugal

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK The White House announced the appointment of the Kurdish politician Heroo Kader Mohammad Amin Mustafa as US ambassador to Portugal. Heroo has held several diplomatic positions in the US government and worked at the United States Embassy in Por ...

Turkey comes close to last in 2019 Global Peace Index

ANF - 2019-06-12 16:02
Turkey came in close to last in the 2019 Global Peace Index by the Institute for Economy and Peace (IEP). ...

Russia to Deliver S-400 to Turkey in July

BAS News - 2019-06-11 21:28
ERBIL - Russia said on Tuesday that it would deliver the S-400 missile defense system to Turkey in the upcoming July as part of a deal between the two sides despite the US' continuous warnings in this regard. The comments were made by Kremlin aide Yuri U ...

Cousins in command seal Barzani family rule over Iraqi Kurds: analysts

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 18:02
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The succession of two powerful cousins to the top government posts in Iraqi Kurdistan has sealed the Barzani family’s “monarchic” rule over the autonomous region, analysts say. With his son and nephew at the helm, ...

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 ...

Syrian Kurds ban cigarettes, alcohol for underage children in Kobani

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
KOBANI, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish-led authorities in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) town of Kobani and its surrounding areas on Saturday banned the sale of hookah pipes, cigarettes, and alcohol to underage after a video report from Kurdistan 24 which sho ...

Mother waiting for her son in HPG custody for four years

ANF - 2019-06-09 13:07
The HPG have 12 soldiers and police in their custody. One of them is Sergeant Semih Özbey. His mother complains that she has been called to patience by the Turkish government for four years, but nothing is happening. ...

Sulaymaniyah: Japanese-American Professor in Critical Condition after Falling from 7th Floor

BAS News - 2019-06-08 14:36
ERBIL — A Japanese-American professor was severely injured after he fell down from his apartment on the 7th floor in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region. According to a police spokesperson, Peter John was teaching at the American University of Sulaimaniyah, a ...

BAGHDAD: Beyond the City of Ghosts (Madinat Ashbah)

E-Kurd - 2019-06-07 06:22
Sheri Laizer | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Amongst the reeds that edge the Dijlah river1 the water fowl are mating noisily. In the leafy, east Baghdad suburb of Karada, school children are wandering to school in boisterous groups, passing giant billboards of ...

Kurdish activist Tuzak taken to hospital in Bochum

ANF - 2019-06-05 11:58
Mele Mustafa Tuzak, one of the three Kurdish activists who joined the hunger strike resistance in Berlina was taken to hospital again in Bochum. ...

Occupation forces set fire to cemeteries in Afrin

ANF - 2019-06-04 15:13
The invading Turkish army and their allied gangs have torn down the cemetery in the Xelil village in Afrin’s Shiya district and set fire to the graves to keep the residents from making their Eid visits. ...

Two more French Islamic State members sentenced to death in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 18:50
BAGHDAD,— A Baghdad court on Monday, June 3 sentenced to death two more French nationals for belonging to the Islamic State group, bringing the total number of French jihadis condemned to death to 11. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in ...

Third education year to begin in Raqqa

ANF - 2019-06-03 11:14
Raqqa Education and Training Committee began working at a fast pace since the liberation of the city from ISIS by the SDF on 20 November 2017 to re-establish education as quickly as possible. ...

Iraq Sentences Seven French IS Members to Death in Four Days

BAS News - 2019-05-29 23:29
ERBIL - Iraq has sentenced a total of seven French nationals to death in four days only over alleged membership to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. A court in Iraq on Sunday issued death penalties to three French men for ties with the extremist gro ...

Hunger strikers Kobanê taken to hospital in Berlin

ANF - 2019-05-21 09:47
Kurdish activist Cemal Kobanê, who has been on hunger strike in Berlin since 29 January has been taken to hospital during the night. After refusing treatment he continued his action. ...

Real Madrid: 3 left-wingers the Los Blancos should consider signing in the summer

Waar Media - 2019-05-18 16:56
WAAR_DUHOK We have reached the business end of the 2018/19 season and by now, we tend to know how every team has fared this season. One of the biggest football clubs in the world, Real Madridwere one of the most talked about clubs this season. Their seas ...

‘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. ...

Following US, Germany Footsteps, Netherlands Halts Mission in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 16:17
ERBIL — The Dutch government announced on Wednesday that it has decided to suspend its military mission in Iraq due to security concerns, ANP reported. The decision came soon after Germany made a similar announcement, saying that it was at the result of ...