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Iraq’s Kurdistan denies presence of Israel military base on its soil – Middle East Monitor

Iraq’s Kurdistan denies presence of Israel military base on its soil – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-09-02 11:26

Iraq’s Kurdistan denies presence of Israel military base on its soil – Middle East Monitor - Middleeastmonitor

Omar Said Ali reelected as Gorran Movement general coordinator, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-09-14 18:32
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Change (Gorran) Movement National Assembly on Saturday reelected Omar Said Ali as general coordinator and selected several other party members for senior level positions in the party’s Executive Body. Said Ali was ree ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s income from customs approximately $5 billion per year: official

E-Kurd - 2019-09-13 18:48
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Iraqi Border Crossing Board Kadhim al-Iqabi estimated on Friday that the customs income collected by Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is approximately $5 billion per year, but said that activit ...

Iraqi Kurdistan halts import of vehicles manufactured before 2018

E-Kurd - 2019-09-12 19:25
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Interior Ministry decided on Wednesday to suspend the importation of vehicles manufactured before 2018 and mandated that imported used vehicles must carry Certificate of Co ...

Parliamentary leadership begins push for new Iraqi Kurdistan constitution

E-Kurd - 2019-09-11 00:12
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Rewaz Fayaq said on Monday that the legislative leadership is attempting to gather support from the political parties to write a permanent constitution for the Kurdistan Region ...

Turkey’s HDP delegation visits Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-09-08 17:20
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A high-profile delegation from Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Saturday for talks with Kurdistan region’s authorities and political leaders. ...

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 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan prevents Arabs from returning home, HRW says

E-Kurd - 2019-09-06 11:27
BEIRUT,— The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is preventing about 4,200 Sunni Arabs from returning home to 12 villages east of Mosul in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. More than three years after the Hamdaniya district was ...

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 ...

Kurdistan political parties to establish a council with Masoud Barzani as chair: KSDP

E-Kurd - 2019-09-03 14:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The General Secretary of the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party (HSK) Muhammad Haji Mahmoud claimed in an interview with Voice of America on Tuesday that Iraqi Kurdistan region’s political parties are set to esta ...

Man shot dead his wife in front of courthouse in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-09-01 23:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A man shot and killed his wife in front of the Erbil courthouse on Sunday. The suspect shot the victim six times and then surrendered himself to police. The body of the woman was transported to the hospital, NRT TV ...

Iraqi Kurdistan government denies media claims of Israeli base near Erbil: statement

E-Kurd - 2019-09-01 13:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) released a statement on Sunday denying claims that Israel is operating a military base in Erbil, saying that they are “an attempt to mislead.” “Everything in these claims a ...

Corruption, lack of transparency scare German investors from Iraqi Kurdistan: official

E-Kurd - 2019-08-30 16:04
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Corruption and a lack of transparency are the main obstacles preventing German companies from investing in Iraq and the Kurdistan region, according to the head of the German Liaison Office for Industry and Commerce ...

Turkey’s Erdogan says won’t allow US stalling in Syria deal – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-08-30 11:08

We don’t know any details about Iraqi Kurdistan oil deals for over 13 years: Finance Committee member

E-Kurd - 2019-08-28 23:04
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Member of the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament’s Finance Committee Sherko Jawdat Mustafa said on Wednesday that the Ministry of Natural Resources has not shared any of the Kurdistan region’s oil contracts with the commit ...

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 ...