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Iranian agent tasked to kill Kurdish opposition PAK leader arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iranian agent tasked to kill Kurdish opposition PAK leader arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-11 16:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Iranian Kurdish opposition party based in Iraqi Kurdistan announced on Wednesday that it has foiled an attempt to assassinate one of its leaders. “A 26-year-old Iranian intelligence agent called M. A. Mokhtari, ...
Iranian agent tasked to kill Kurdish opposition PAK leader arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan - E-Kurd

Commission of Integrity calls on Iraqi Kurdistan gov’t to establish anti-corruption judicial court

E-Kurd - 2019-07-30 12:47
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s Commission of Integrity on Monday submitted a request to the new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet to establish a court of justice focused solely on corruption cases. Musheer Ibrahim, th ...

Iraqi Kurdistan ministry ‘plans’ to build a railway network across the Kurdish region

E-Kurd - 2019-07-29 20:36
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ministry has announced plans for an inter-province railway for Iraqi Kurdistan, as part of a wider regeneration of the Region’s transport network. “One of the plans of the reco ...

Video footage of Turkish diplomat killing in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-24 10:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Video footage (see below) purportedly showing the moment a Turkish diplomat was shot dead in an Erbil restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan on July 17 has surfaced on social media. Kurdish security officials are yet to ver ...

Squeezed by sanctions, Iranian Kurds seek day jobs in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-20 06:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— When the car pulled up to the curb in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Erbil, a half-dozen Iranian labourers swarmed around it. Squeezed by US sanctions on Tehran, they were hunting for work across the border. Mostly Kurds themse ...

Iraqi Kurdish tourists beaten, arrested in Turkey for posing with Kurdistan flag

E-Kurd - 2019-07-20 06:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish tourists were beaten by a group of locals in Turkey’s Trabzon province bordering the Black Sea on Thursday. Nine people were detained then released by Turkish authorities on Friday. Immediately, Kurds ...

Five Kurdish Activists Arrested in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-18 02:01
Five Kurdish activists were arrested in Marivan and surrounding villages transferred to an unknown location by security forces affiliated with the Marivan intelligence Office and . A reliable source from Marivan has… ...

Masrour Barzani vows to fight corruption in first Kurdistan cabinet meeting

E-Kurd - 2019-07-15 18:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Masrour Barzani during the first cabinet meeting with new ministers, made it clear that fundamental reforms and eradication of corruption are top priorities in his cabinet. The Kurdis ...

Turkey begins second phase of operations against PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-14 13:28
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s defense ministry says it has launched a new military operation against Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan. The ministry, in a statement Saturday, announced the start of “Operation Claw-2” to destroy caves and shelters used by member ...

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 ...

Iran strikes Kurdish opposition positions on border with Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-12 16:58
TEHRAN,— Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards used drones and missiles to strike headquarters of a Kurdish militant group near Iran’s border with neighboring Iraq’s Kurdistan region, the Iranian semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Friday. “A large ...

Iran strikes militants in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Defense Post - 2019-07-12 16:27
Iran's IRGC said it launched strikes against militants in Iraqi Kurdistan in response to attacks against Iranian forces this week The post Iran strikes militants in Iraqi Kurdistan appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Iran strikes opposition positions on border with Iraqi Kurdistan: Tasnim - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-07-12 14:19

Iran strikes opposition positions in Iraqi Kurdistan - Tasnim - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-07-12 13:45

6th Kurdish Culture Week kicked off in Brussels

ANF - 2019-07-12 11:06
The 6th edition of the Kurdish Culture Week has begun in Brussels. ...

Iran shells Iraqi Kurdistan border areas, civilians killed and wounded

E-Kurd - 2019-07-10 17:40
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A civilian was killed by Iranian army shelling in Iraqi Kurdistan region on Wednesday, an official has said. Imad Rekani, who works at the civil defense department, told NRT TV that a girl had been killed and two o ...

KDP’s Kurdistan security council rejects claims of involvement in PKK leader’s killing

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 18:24
KDP’s Kurdish security council blames PKK for conflict in Iraqi Kurdistan HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Region’s Security Council KRSC for the KDP-controlled areas of Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday blamed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party ...

Iraq's IHEC Sets Provincial Elections for April, 2020

BAS News - 2019-06-17 22:08
ERBIL - Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) announced on Monday that it has set the provincial elections for April 20, 2020. The election has been delayed for about two years due to certain political and security concerns. Meanwhile, Rzga ...

Kurdistan’s PM-designate in Sulaimani to discuss formation of new cabinet

E-Kurd - 2019-06-17 16:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan prime minister-designate Masrour Barzani arrived in Sulaimani city on Monday to meet officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran). Barzani headed to the PUK Pol ...

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, ...