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Trade body planning business mission to Iraq

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 ...
Trade body planning business mission to Iraq - Kathimerini

KDP’s Firsat Sofi elected as new Erbil Governor, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-09-12 23:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Firsat Sofi was on Thursday elected the 41st governor of Erbil province on the KDP list after winning 27 out of a possible 28 Erbil Provincial Council votes Sofi, 41, is a member of the locally dominant Kurdistan De ...

Firsat Sofi set to become new Erbil governor, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-09-09 16:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A new governor is set to take over in Erbil, the provincial council announced Monday. Former Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) lawmaker in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Firsat Sofi will be inaugurated on Wednesday. Cur ...

Mosul Archbishop Welcomes Hungary's Aid to School Construction in Iraqi Kurdistan - Hungary Today

Hungarytoday - 2019-09-06 11:06

Poverty rate in Iraqi Kurdistan decreases to 5.5% in 2018: official

E-Kurd - 2019-09-04 17:13
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Director of the Sulaimani Statistics Directorate Mahmoud Osman said on Tuesday that the poverty rate decreased to 5.5 percent in the oil-rich Iraqi Kurdistan region in 2018, representing a significant drop from just s ...

Animals taken from the wild in Iraqi Kurdistan must be returned to sanctuary: rangers

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 03:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Though animals and their pelts can be bought, the Sulaimani Forests Department says they will return any animals to wildlife sanctuaries if they are found to have been taken out of the wild in Iraqi Kurdistan region. ...

Makhmour camp refugees banned from traveling to Erbil since murder of Turkish diplomat

E-Kurd - 2019-08-23 17:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— More than a month has passed since the apparent assassination of a Turkish diplomat at HuQQabaz restaurant in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, but a strict ban remains in place that prevents people living in Rostam Judi c ...

Iraqi Kurdistan government planning to reform its hiring process: spokesperson

E-Kurd - 2019-08-20 17:24
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Spokesperson for Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Jutyar Adil has said that the government is planning to reform its hiring process, using new forms and methods. Adil, who recently replaced Safin Dizayee a ...

Mobile cinema brings movie magic to Kurdish children in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-20 14:08
SANJAQ SAADUN, Syrian Kurdistan,— In a schoolyard of rural Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria, boys and girls break out into giggles watching Charlie Chaplin’s pranks, a rare treat thanks to a mobile cinema roving through the countryside. In ...

Iraq’s Baiji oil refinery operating normally, unaffected by nearby fire: Ministry

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-20 08:52
An oil refinery is seen in the city of Baiji, home to Iraq's largest oil refinery, Monday, Oct. 6, 2003. (Photo: AP/Ivan Sekretarev) ...

HDP: We won't remain silent!

ANF - 2019-08-19 09:58
"We call upon all democratic forces, all citizens with conscience, all opposition parties, civil society organizations, trade unions and democratic associations to unite in solidarity against a power that seizes the will of of the polls and elections." ...

Senior Kurdish leader meets with outgoing EU Ambassador to Iraq

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-17 19:46

Body of Yılmaz killed in Amed not given to family for 28 days

ANF - 2019-08-17 14:14
Body of Mücahit Yılmaz, who was killed during a house raid in Amed, has not been given to his family for 28 days. ...

France denies role in 'illegal transfer' of French ISIS suspects to Iraq

Rûdaw - 2019-08-14 13:25
French foreign ministry dismisses UN rapporteur allegations as "pure speculation ...

US military says service member killed in Iraq

Seattle Times - 2019-08-10 18:03
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military says a U.S. service member has died during a combat mission with Iraqi security forces in Iraq’s north. The statement by the U.S Central Command said the service member died Saturday in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province. T ...

Iraq close to oil pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon: sources

E-Kurd - 2019-08-09 16:11
BAGHDAD,— Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a mega-deal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotia ...

Iraqi Christian who had never been to Iraq deported by US, found dead in Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-09 02:40

UNFPA Director for the Arab region visit to Iraq - Advocacy efforts for the 2020 Population Census - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-08-08 20:05

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 oil, finance, security delegation to visit Erbil on Thursday

Rûdaw - 2019-07-24 23:04
Part of a continued effort to normalize Erbil - Baghdad relations ...