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Kurdish businessman is building a historic monument in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

Kurdish businessman is building a historic monument in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-18 16:36
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—A Kurdish businessman is building a historic monument in the province of Sulaimani that depicts historical Kurdish events over the past century. Zahiri Karima Rash built the monument called “Mrwari Rash,” or “the black ...
Kurdish businessman is building a historic monument in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan - E-Kurd

There are secret prisons in Iraqi Kurdistan: lawmaker

E-Kurd - 2019-09-06 11:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament lawmaker Soran Omar said on Thursday that he was ready to reveal the locations of secret jails in Iraqi Kurdistan region. His warning came in response to a claim made on Tuesday by Kurdis ...

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 ...

Three Turkish soldiers killed, seven wounded in clash with PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 18:44
ANKARA,— Three Turkish soldiers were killed and seven were wounded in a clash with Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan region, the Turkish defence ministry said Sunday. The statement came after Turkey on Friday launched the third phase of an operation b ...

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. ...

Turkey begins third phase ‘Operation Claw 3’ against PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-24 16:09
ANKARA,— Turkey’s defense ministry says it has launched a third military operation against Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan region, state-run Anadolu agency reported. The ministry, in a statement Saturday, announce ...

Second Roj News journalist arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-08-21 21:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A reporter for outlet Roj News was arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Wednesday by the security forces, the pro-Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Roj News reported. Bryar Muhammad was arrested in Erb ...

Commemoration for murdered Kurdish journalist prevented in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-19 21:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The family of murdered Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein Ali on Sunday has accused the Sulaimani Asayish security of preventing them from holding a ceremony commemorating his memory and honoring his work, NRT TV report ...

ISIL is building a new caliphate from inside a Syrian refugee camp, and the West has no plan to combat it | Canada.com

Canada - 2019-08-17 01:50

ISIL is building a new caliphate from inside a Syrian refugee camp, and the West has no plan to combat it | National Post

Nationalpost - 2019-08-16 20:59

Turkey won’t tolerate U.S. delay over setting up a safe zone in Kurdish northern Syria: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-08-15 18:21
ANKARA,— Ankara will not tolerate any delay from the US over setting up a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “They (the US) first need to be sincere and need to understand that Turkey won ...

Zekî Şengalî - A victory in the war for historical memory

ANF - 2019-08-15 14:18
The Internationalist Commune of Rojava remembers the Kurdish-Yazidi politician Zekî Şengalî, who was murdered a year ago by the Turkish state in Shengal, South Kurdistan. ...

Five Years of Imprisonment for a Kurdish Civilian

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-12 02:01
Aref Mohammadi, a Kurdish civilian from the village of Bavan in the Margevar area of Orumiyeh, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh. Kurdistan Human Rights… The post Five Years of Imprisonment for a Kur ...

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 ...

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 ...

Barzani genocide remembered in Iraqi Kurdistan, 36 years on

E-Kurd - 2019-07-31 17:42
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 memoria ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s KRSC releases video confession in Turkish diplomat killing

E-Kurd - 2019-07-26 23:18
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region Security Council’s (KRSC) Counterterrorism Department on Friday released a video in which Mazlum Dag, one of the alleged perpetrators of the Erbil restaurant attack, confesses to the murders. ...

Team of Vipers Is in Iraqi Kurdistan Capital of Hewlêr

E-Kurd - 2019-07-26 13:26
Luqman Hma Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net A Team of Vipers with a broken train is starting to move from Hewlêr [Erbil], capital of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. It is a cabal of members from the three Kurdish parties and there will be lots of gaslighting ...