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Q&A on population, drought and mobility in Iraqi Kurdistan – Your Middle East

Q&A on population, drought and mobility in Iraqi Kurdistan – Your Middle East

Yourmiddleeast - 2019-09-09 09:49

Q&A on population, drought and mobility in Iraqi Kurdistan – Your Middle East - Yourmiddleeast

President Barzani: Kurdistan Region Will Remain a Land of Coexistence and Tolerance

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-17 14:52
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 16 September 2019 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani reiterated that the Kurdistan Region will forever remain a land of coexistence and tolerance, in a statement on the 50th anniversary of the Sorya village massacre. Be ...

Issue of agreements between Rosneft and Iraqi Kurdistan resolved: deputy minister

E-Kurd - 2019-09-11 00:12
MOSCOW,— Moscow and Baghdad resolved issues related to contracts concluded by Rosneft and Iraqi Kurdistan, Deputy Foreign Minister Muayad Salih told TASS on Tuesday. “The tension has been removed, today we have no questions left that we should talk about ...

Press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan on ‘brink of extinction’, journalists say

E-Kurd - 2019-09-10 16:37
Committee to Protect Journalists HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— “Ever since I started working as a journalist nine years ago, I have been under constant pressure from my family, my tribe, and my community to give up journalism. Friends have been ...

The World and Life in the Era of Digital Technology – Part I

E-Kurd - 2019-09-10 12:05
Chiman Salih | Exclusive to Under the realm of technology the world has become looks like Mandarin in terms of easiness and openness and Pineapple in terms of its spiky interconnected problems. Therefore, it is difficult to be governed, some of ...

Press freedom on ‘brink of extinction’ in Iraqi Kurdistan, journalists say - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-09-09 18:06

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan authorities shut down ‘Hitler’ restaurant until owner changes name

E-Kurd - 2019-09-04 10:52
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish authorities have shut down a restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Duhok province and have asked the owner to change the controversial name “Hitler Restaurant.” A source from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) told ...

Iraqi Kurdistan restaurant named ‘Hitler’, uses swastika as logo

E-Kurd - 2019-09-03 18:43
Iraqi Kurdistan government permits a restaurant to be named ‘Hitler’ using swastika symbol. DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A restaurant named after the genocidal German dictator Adolf Hitler in Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan has triggered much controver ...

Turkey and Russia in Syria crisis management - Middle East - RFI

RFI - 2019-08-27 18:57

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...