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Iraq calls on Turkey to halt strikes in Kurdistan, KRG blames PKK

Iraq calls on Turkey to halt strikes in Kurdistan, KRG blames PKK

E-Kurd - 2019-06-30 12:20
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has called on the Turkish government to halt airstrikes on targets in the Kurdistan region. The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ released a statement on Saturday that specifically mentioned a Turkish airstrike on Ku ...
Iraq calls on Turkey to halt strikes in Kurdistan, KRG blames PKK - E-Kurd

Kurdiu: The two parties of power in the Kurdistan region reached an agreement on the governor of Kirkuk

Justice for Kurds - 2019-07-12 03:43
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), on Monday announced reaching an agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan on a candidate for governor of Kirkuk, revealing new dialogues between Erbil and Baghdad to normalize the situation in the disputed areas ...

Team from the Ministry of Peshmerga participates in a military media training course in Baghdad

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-08 11:16
Ministry of Peshmerga On July 1, 2019, a team of officers from the Ministry of Peshmerga’s Directorate of Media and National Awareness arrived in Baghdad to participated in a 11-day military media training program. This course is being conducted by the C ...

Iraq’s Babylon added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

E-Kurd - 2019-07-05 19:37
BAGHDAD,— UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee voted on Friday to list the sprawling Mesopotamian metropolis of Babylon as a World Heritage Site after three decades of lobbying efforts by Iraq. Iraq had been trying since 1983 to have the site — a massive 10 ...

Turkey to Host Summit with Iran, Russia on Syria

BAS News - 2019-07-05 00:59
ERBIL — Russia, Iran, and Turkey will hold a summit mainly on Syria later this year in August, Turkish presidential spokesperson, Ibrahim Kalin, said on Thursday. He revealed that the summit will be hosted by Turkey. "The meeting will mainly be on Idlib ...

Turkey Has Iraq’s Permission to Attack PKK in Kurdistan: KRG Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-07-03 11:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has allowed the Turkish army to conduct military attacks deep into the Kurdistan Region territories against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), said Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesperson. Turkey has recently steppe ...

Iran Threatens to Destroy Israel in 30 Minutes If Attacked by US

BAS News - 2019-07-02 01:19
ERBIL - Iran has threatened to destroy Israel in half an hour only if it is attacked by the US, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday. According to the semi-official Mehr news agency, as cited by Reuters, the comments were made by Mojtaba Zolno ...

Turkey to continue anti-PKK operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: foreign ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 12:28
ANKARA,— Turkey will continue cross-border operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Sunday, one day after Iraq called on Ankara to halt strikes in the border areas. Turkey resolutely continues cr ...

PKK Sends Death Threat to Kurdish Journalist in Moscow

BAS News - 2019-07-01 11:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has threatened to kill a Kurdish journalist living in Russian capital. Hazhar Shamil wrote on his Facebook on Monday that he has received death threats from the PKK. “PKK threatens to kill me… I have to clan [to sup ...

A young Kurd was sentenced to three months in prison

Kurdpa - 2019-07-01 01:24
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish citizen from Sanandaj was sentenced to three months in prison on charges of "cooperating with one of fhe Kurdish opposition party to the Iranian government." ...

KCDK-E called on people to join marches on 29 June

ANF - 2019-06-27 11:40
KCDK-E urged "all Kurdish people, women, children, young and old, to participate actively in marches that will take place in Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan on Saturday 29 June against the Turkish invasion and attacks in South Kurdistan. ...

Funeral of young Kurd stubbed in London to be held today

ANF - 2019-06-27 09:50
The Union of Democratic Organisations calls on everyone to join funeral of Baris Kuçulk, who died in London after being stabbed. ...

Masrour Barzani calls on UK parliamentary group to boost business in Kurdistan, Iraq

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-24 02:09

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 ...

Pope Calls for Restraint after Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-16 16:39
ERBIL — Pope Francis has called for de-escalation of the situation in the Middle East after the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman raised tensions between Iran and the US. “I invite everyone to use the instruments of diplomacy to resolve the ...

The self-administration handed over 6 children to the Belgian Foreign affairs Ministry

SDF Press - 2019-06-14 01:58
News Center -The self-administration officially handed over today Six Belgian children of terrorist organization ISIS to the representatives of Belgian Foreign Affairs Ministry the self-administration headquarters in Ayn Issa. SDF-Media Center ...

Nechirvan Barzani sworn into office as the President of Kurdistan Region and General Commander of Peshmerga Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-12 15:42
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 10, 2019, Nechirvan Idris Mustafa Barzani took oath of office and was sworn as the newly-elected President of the Kurdistan Region and General Commander of the Peshmerga Forces during a the periodic meeting of ...

Barzani Calls on New President of Kurdistan to Work on Disputes with Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-10 13:14
ERBIL — Kurdish charismatic leader and the former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, reiterated a call on political forces in Erbil and Baghdad to work together and address the prolonged disputes, namely those pertaining to the contested Kurd ...

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, ...