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Commemoration for murdered Kurdish journalist prevented in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

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 ...
Commemoration for murdered Kurdish journalist prevented in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan - E-Kurd

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 ...

A Kurdish Worker Arrested in Divandarah

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-20 02:01
A bakery worker, Sediq Seifi, has been arrested by security forces in Divandarah and taken to an unknown location during the past few days. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has obtained information… The post A Kurdish Worker Arrested in Divandarah a ...

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 ...

Car bomb kills Kurdish police officer in Qamishlo, Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-18 16:36
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A car bomb killed a police officer and wounded two other people Sunday in the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in in northeast Syria, police said, the second such attack in just over a month. Kurdish ...

Journalist Bradosti in custody for 27 days

ANF - 2019-08-16 09:09
Roj News journalist has been in custody for 27 days. He has been arrested by the KDP public order forces. ...

Three years without justice for murdered Iraqi Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein Ali

E-Kurd - 2019-08-13 22:24
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— As Iraqi Kurdistan region marks the third anniversary of the death of Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein on Tuesday, his case remains officially unsolved and no one has been prosecuted for his abduction and murder. His fami ...

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 ...

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 should immediately release journalist Zuber Bradosti: CPJ

E-Kurd - 2019-07-30 15:34
BEIRUT,— Kurdish Peshmerga forces should immediately disclose any charges against journalist Zuber Bradosti or else release him from custody, the Committee to Protect Journalist said on Monday. On July 21, in Bradost, Iraqi Kurdistan, members of the Pesh ...

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. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests suspected shooter of Turkish diplomat

E-Kurd - 2019-07-21 06:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish authorities announced Saturday they had arrested two suspects involved in the murder of three people, including a Turkish diplomat, in the regional capital Erbil this week. The diplomat was one of at ...