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

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 ...
Iraq’s Babylon added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List - E-Kurd

Turkish government sent Syrian refugees to Afrin

ANF - 2019-07-24 10:53
On Tuesday a group of around 100 Syrian refugees who had been taken into custody by order of the Governor of Istanbul for "volunteerism" propaganda was transferred to Turkey-occupied Afrin. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s electricity ministry ‘planning’ to provide 24-hour power supply

E-Kurd - 2019-07-13 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Ministry of Electricity in the new cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to provide 24-hour power to the region’s residents, an official said on Friday. Director of Electricity Contro ...

Rehabilitating Iraq’s sanitation system

The Global Coalition - 2019-07-10 11:31
Article Rehabilitating Iraq’s sanitation system Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Kurdistan President Congratulates Iraqis on Recognition of Babylon as World Heritage Site

BAS News - 2019-07-07 01:27
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani congratulated “the people of Iraq” on the recognition of Iraq’s ancient city of Babylon as a UNESCO’s world heritage site. “The inclusion of Babylon on the World Heritage List by UNESCO is a demonstrat ...

Iraq’s ministry of construction bans use of smartphones fearing possible data leaks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-06 16:28
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Ministry of Construction, Housing and Municipalities has banned the use of smartphones by its employees, fearing potential leaks of government documents. Made public on Friday, Iraqis had various reactions to the decree that was dated on ...

Babylon heads new UNESCO heritage sites list

ANF - 2019-07-06 09:57
The ancient city of Babylon and an Icelandic national park replete with glaciers, ice caves and volcanoes are among the sites that have been added to Unesco’s world heritage list. ...

UNESCO adds Iraq’s Babylon to World Heritage List

Rûdaw - 2019-07-05 19:57
Iraqis encourage leaders to do more to preserve the area's historical sites ...

UNICEF helping Iraq’s children

The Global Coalition - 2019-07-05 11:48
Article UNICEF helping Iraq’s children Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

New border crossing could connect Turkey directly to Iraq’s Mosul

Rûdaw - 2019-07-03 14:50
"Turkey wants to open up to the south [of Iraq] ...

Kurdish singer Mazhari Khaleghi returns to Iran after 35 year exile

E-Kurd - 2019-07-02 14:29
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— After a 35-year absence, celebrated Kurdish singer Mazhari Khaleghi returned on Monday to his hometown of Sanandaj in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat), western Iran, to receive an award from the Kurdish Elite Congress (KE ...

Shiite leaders okay with Abdul-Mahdi deadline to reign in Iraq's Hashd

Rûdaw - 2019-07-02 12:40
Sadr calls integration 'an important step toward a stronger Iraq' ...

Massive fire breaks out in Iraq’s Yazidi Sinjar, over 50 families evacuated

E-Kurd - 2019-06-28 23:30
SINJAR, northwest Iraq, A massive fire broke out in Sinjar (Shengal) district in Iraq’s Nineveh province on Friday, setting an Iraqi military barrack and six villages ablaze. Sinjar district is home to hundreds of thousands of the Kurdish-speaking Yazidi ...

Time to De-list the PKK: A conference in London

ANF - 2019-06-25 14:07
Panel in London discussed how to strengthen the legal and political means of the international campaign to de-list the PKK. ...

Kurdistan President to Visit Turkey on Friday

BAS News - 2019-06-21 00:44
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani is expected to visit Turkey on Friday to meet with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. BasNews has learned from sources that Barzani was officially invited by Erdogan to travel to Ankara. The Tur ...

Iraq: Protesters Likely to Come Back to Streets on Friday

BAS News - 2019-06-18 23:43
ERBIL - Iraqi protesters in the southern parts are possible to come back to the streets once again on Friday as a result of providing the people of Iraq with poor public services. According to Iraqi media reports, the possible demonstrations are reported ...

U.S. sanctions Iraqi company suspected of ties to Iran’s IRGC

E-Kurd - 2019-06-13 15:30
WASHINGTON,— The United States on Wednesday sanctioned an Iraqi company and two of its associates, which it said had helped Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds force evade sanctions by smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons. ...

UK Continues to Support Explosive Hazard Management, Risk Education Activities in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-09 15:47
BAGHDAD (UNMAS) — The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq would like to highlight the role of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) as a key facilitator of stabilization and humanitarian efforts through the s ...

Sur Children Festival to kick off on Friday

ANF - 2019-06-06 11:35
The Sur Children Festival organized in a collective way by civil society organizations in the city, will begin on Friday. ...