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Killing of stray dogs causes concern in Iraqi Kurdistan

Killing of stray dogs causes concern in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-11 22:56
GARMIAN, Iraqi Kurdistan,— Residents and activists in the Garmian area in Iraqi Kurdistan have called on the government to rethink the methods it uses to control populations of stray animals, which usually involves killing them. Under current law, which ...
Killing of stray dogs causes concern in Iraqi Kurdistan - E-Kurd

Gender and violence research centres progress in Iraqi Kurdistan

Rûdaw - 2019-08-18 11:28
We need all the support we can get to make our world safer for women ...

Trade body planning business mission to Iraq

Kathimerini - 2019-08-15 18:05
and Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan. The mission is sponsored by Greece’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

Three Yazidi girls freed from Islamic State captivity in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-08-14 14:14
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The director of the Yazidi Rescue Center in Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan, Hussein Qaidi, said on Wednesday that three Yazidi girls had been rescued from Islamic State group (ISIS) captivity. Qaidi said the girls are betw ...

Mustafa Sayid Qadir ‘selected’ as Gorran’s candidate for Iraqi Kurdistan vice president: source

E-Kurd - 2019-08-13 18:25
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—The Change (Gorran) Movement has selected Mustafa Sayid Qadir as its pick for Iraqi Kurdistan region vice president. An informed source who spoke on condition of anonymity told NRT TV on Tuesday that General Coordinato ...

"Muslim countries should stand against Turkey’s threats”

ANF - 2019-08-12 15:57
Religious scholar Heysem Xelil stressed the importance of resistance against the Turkish state’s threats of invasion and called on Muslim countries to stand against Turkey’s tyranny. ...

E-Kurd : Barzani genocide remembered in Iraqi Kurdistan, 36 years on

Justice for Kurds - 2019-08-09 17:29
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region holds a special ceremony on Wednesday to mark the 36th anniversary of the Barzani genocide, senior Kurdish, Iraqi and foreign officials have attended the ceremony. The ceremony in the memorial ...

Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

BBC - 2019-08-09 02:52
One sweet manufacturer is seeing sales of fudge, chocolate eclairs and toffees soaring in Iraqi Kurdistan. ...

Rehabilitation of the main water purification station in Hajin

SDF Press - 2019-08-08 20:11
Deira Zour – In coordination and under the supervision of Hajin town’s council in Deira Zour countryside Furat organization is working to rehabilitate the main water pumping station. There are three water pumping stations in the town, all of which are out ...

Islamic State car bomb kills 5 in Syrian Kurdistan: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
AL-QAHTANIYA,— A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed five people, including three children, in a Kurdish town in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Wednesday, a war monitor said. The explosive-rigged vehicle detonated in Al ...

U.S., Turkish officials reportedly agree on safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan: state media

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
ISTANBUL,— U.S. and Turkish military officials reportedly have agreed that the safe-zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria will be a “peace corridor” for displaced Syrians longing to return home, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said We ...

Turkey calls on U.S. to end its support for Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
ISTANBUL,— Turkey called on the United States to end its support for a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria as the two countries held talks on Monday aimed at preventing a fresh Turkish invasion. “The US should positively answer ...

Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan warn of Turkish attack despite U.S. mediation

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A top Kurdish political official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday warned neighbouring Turkey would attack at the first chance it got, despite US efforts to prevent a cross-border incursion. On Sunday, Tu ...

Genel Energy confident on Bina Bawi talks with Iraqi Kurdistan authorities

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
LONDON,— Iraqi Kurdistan-focused Genel Energy said it is confident it is making progress on its Bina Bawi gas project as it holds talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over exact terms. It wrote down $424 million at the Miran field in March ...

Peace in Kurdistan calls on the UN to act and defend Maxmur

ANF - 2019-07-27 09:00
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign called on the UN, its member states and all its institutions and agencies to fulfil their duties and take action to enforce the law by holding Turkey to account for its actions. ...

Hazim Tahsin Beg chosen as new Yazidi leader in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-25 17:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Hazim Tahsin Beg was chosen as the new Yazidi leader (Mir) in iraqi Kurdistan on Wednesday, according to the Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council. The decision comes nearly six months after the passing of his father an ...

Seven Kurdish Civilians Arrested in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-20 02:01
Following further arrests of Kurdish civilians and activists during the past few days, seven other Kurdish civilians have been arrested in Orumiyeh, Shahin Dezh, Takab, Mahabad and Sanandaj. Kurdistan Human Rights Network… ...

Gunmen ambush Turkish diplomats inside Iraqi restaurant, killing one

The New Mail - 2019-07-18 11:29
A Turkish diplomat was shot and killed in a restaurant in the Kurdish region of Iraq Wednesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry and media said. The attackers entered the restaurant in… The post Gunmen ambush Turkish diplomats inside Iraqi restaurant, killin ...

The role of women fighters in military institutions

SDF Press - 2019-07-17 20:24
Tabqa- Women participated in all stages of the Syrian revolution, and had an active role in the process of liberation and victory over the terrorist organization ISIS. The role of women fighters has not ended after the victory but has continued to provide ...

The Secretary of National Unity Party in Kurdistan Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-13 02:00
Farhad Mohammadi, a lawyer and secretary of the National Unity Party in Kurdistan, was released on bail. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that this lawyer was released from Sanandaj… ...

SDF killed one of the most important princes of ISIS

SDF Press - 2019-07-13 00:30
In a security operation launched by the Syrian Democratic forces and the international coalition on the eleventh of June, during which the terrorist “Thabet” one of the most important elements of Daesh in Al-Soar area in the countryside of Deir al-Zour. W ...