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Syrian Kurds will accept safe zone if run under International auspices: official

E-Kurd - 2019-01-16 00:21
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) will not accept a Turkish role in a safe zone over their areas, but would be open to such a scheme being controlled by an uninterested country or organization, a ...

Battery explosion kills Bengali worker in Kurdistan’s Erbil: Police

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-16 00:17

Kurdistan Region leading party, Gorran meet in Sulaimani to discuss gov. formation

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-15 20:37

Kurdistan, Iran keen to see trade grow as Sulaimani hosts economic forum

Rûdaw - 2019-01-15 20:05
$8 billion in trade passes through Kurdistan-Iran borders ...

President Barzani Meets French Foreign Minister

Waar Media - 2019-01-15 19:27
President Masoud Barzani Met French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today, and they discussed the situation in the area. Barzani and Le Drian discussed the current situations in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq and the latest developments in the fighting a ...

KDP Delegation Visited Gorran Movement in Sulaimani

Waar Media - 2019-01-15 17:34
A new round for discussing the new Kurdistan Region government formation started today; KDP delegation visited Gorran movement in Sualimani. “KDP delegation headed by Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani visited Sulaimani, held talks with Gorran movemen ...

Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with officials

E-Kurd - 2019-01-15 17:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived on Tuesday in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil for talks with Kurdish officials. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, alon ...

Iranian FM meets Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani

Waar Media - 2019-01-15 16:24
Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani received Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif; discussing the relations between the Tehran and Erbil and the situation in the region. Masrour Barzani and Javad Zarif emphasized the historic relat ...

Israel sees benefits in independent Kurdistan: Experts | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-15 14:46

Man Charged in Rape of a 2-Year-old Girl: 10 Years in Prison

BAS News - 2019-01-15 14:29
ERBIL — A court in Garmiyan administration of Kurdistan has issued a 10-year imprisonment sentence for a man charged over the rape of a 2-year-old girl. In an official statement, Garmiyan-Kirkuk Criminal Court revealed that the man was an Arab resident o ...

Koç: Bi ruhê seferberiyê tevlî mîtînga sibê bibin

ANF - 2019-01-15 13:28
Hevserokê KCDK-E'yê Yuksel Koç ku 30 roj in li Strasboûrgê di greva birçîbûnê ya bêdawî û bêdorveger de ye, bang li Kurdistanî, Tirkiyeyî û Ewropiyan kir ku bi ruhê seferberiyê tevlî mîtînga sibe ya li Strasboûrgê bibin. ...

Barzani, Iranian FM Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-01-15 13:10
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region on Tuesday received the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in his office. According to the official readout of the meeting, Zarif welcomed Barzani’s initiatives to help ...

Tevgera Azadî: Eger PDKê baregehên me bigirta, dê bikirina qîre qîr!

BAS News - 2019-01-15 12:39
BasNews – Berpirsekî Tevgera Azadî Komelgeha Kurdistanê (Tevgera Azadî) dibêje, ew kesên ku li Silêmaniyê bi tundî rexne li PDKê digirtin, li hember girtina baregeh û endamên wan bêdeng in! Endamê rêveberiya rêxistina Tevgera Azadî, ku rêxistineke PKKê y ...

French FM Praises Kurdistan for Protecting IDPs, Refugees

BAS News - 2019-01-15 12:11
ERBIL — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has valued the efforts by the Kurdistan Region, its people and the Peshmerga forces to protect millions of internally displaced persons (IDP) and refugees against the Islamic State (IS). While in Erbil t ...

PM Barzani Optimistic about Kurdistan’s Economy

BAS News - 2019-01-15 10:56
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani promised people that hard times are about to end and that the future of Kurdistan economy is bright. Alongside Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Erbil, Barzani delivered a speech at ...

Barzani, French FM Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-01-15 08:59
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Tuesday the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian. Le Drian held meetings earlier with Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani and Chancellor of Kurdistan ...

France FM expresses continued support for Kurdistan Region in Erbil

Rûdaw - 2019-01-15 08:58
Barzani hailed French President Emmanuel Macron for maintaining relations with the Kurdistan Region ...

Volunteers help Kurdistan and Iraq's youth in challenging job market

Rûdaw - 2019-01-15 08:58
"I made this plan because there weren’t any platforms to find jobs for people ...

Iran FM, business leaders arrive in Kurdistan Region

Rûdaw - 2019-01-15 08:32

Turkey has no issue with Kurds: Erdogan

Waar Media - 2019-01-15 08:25
Turkey has no problem with Kurds, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a phone call with his U.S. counterpart on Monday. A statement from the Turkish presidency said Erdogan and Donald Trump discussed the idea of a safe zone in northern Kurdistan. Turk ...

Rewşa tenduristiyê ya Yagiz roj bi roj nebaş dibe

ANF - 2019-01-15 08:20
Rewşa tenduristiyê ya Nasir Yagiz roj bi roj giran dibe. Yagiz li dijî tecrîdkirina Rêberê Gelê Kurd Abdullah Ocalan 56 roj in li bajarê Hewlêr ê Başûrê Kurdistanê di greva birçîbûnê de ye. ...

Masrour Barzani, French FM Discuss Strengthening Ties

BAS News - 2019-01-15 08:18
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani on Tuesday received French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Erbil to discuss bilateral ties and continued cooperation between Erbil and Paris. Barzani thanked France for ...

Health Ministry Rejects Rumors of New "Dangerous Sickness" in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-01-14 22:50
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Ministry of Health has rejected the rumors claiming that a new "dangerous sickness" has broken out in the region. "Fake reports have been published on social media under the name of Ministry of Health, claiming that a new dangero ...

Kurdish Porter Drowns in River at Borders with Iran

BAS News - 2019-01-14 22:12
ERBIL - A Kurdish porter, also known as Kolbers, drowned on Monday in a river in the Kurdistan Region border areas with Iran, a report said. Kurdistan 24 cited its correspondent in the region as explaining that the incident occurred on Monday morning in ...

PM Barzani, French FM Discuss Politics Across Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-14 21:45
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday evening French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss the latest political developments in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. During the meeting, PM Barzani and the French official also ...

KDP, Gorran to Meet on Tuesday to Discuss Future KRG

BAS News - 2019-01-14 20:40
ERBIL - A high-level delegation, led by Vice President Nechirvan Barzani, from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet on Tuesday with officials from the Change Movement (Gorran) for talks on the formation of a new cabinet in Erbil. Nasradin Mahmo ...

French FM Arrived in Erbil in an Official Visit

Waar Media - 2019-01-14 20:26
French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Kurdistan Region by Erbil International Airport on Monday. Kurdistan Regional government PM Nechirvan Barzani warmly received the French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian. After his visit to Baghdad Le Drian arrived in Kurdist ...

The two ruling parties in the Kurdistan region are meeting again

Kurdiu - 2019-01-14 20:13

Hunger strikes against isolation in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-01-14 19:51
Hunger strikes are going on in South Kurdistan in Sulaymaniyah, Hewlêr and Maxmur Camp. ...

KDP and PUK Hold Meeting in Erbil about new Government Formation

Waar Media - 2019-01-14 18:41
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held a high-level meeting in Kurdistan capital Erbil on Monday; to discuss the formation of the new government. “KDP and PUK political Bureaus headed by Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzan ...

Turkey to Lift Flight Ban on Sulaimaniyah Airport Soon: Official

BAS News - 2019-01-14 18:34
ERBIL - Turkey will lift the flight ban on the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya International Airport, said Director Tahir Abdullah on Monday. Abdullah said in an online statement that Ankara will resume the flights to Sulaimaniya province on January 24. T ...

Ammar al-Hakim: Issues between Erbil and Baghdad can be solved

Waar Media - 2019-01-14 16:29
A delegation from Kurdistan Democratic Party visited Baghdad; in order to formation of the new Iraqi government cabinet, and met with Ammar al-Hakim. “The peace process in Iraq and implementing the new government cabinet were discussed in the meeting wit ...

KDP Won’t Return to Kirkuk Until Military Rule Removed: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-01-14 15:03
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will not return to Kirkuk as long as there is a military rule governing the Kurdish province, said the party’s spokesperson. “We still believe that Kirkuk is under occupation… and we may not take part [in the poli ...

No Agreements on Next Cabinet after KDP-PUK Leadership Meeting

BAS News - 2019-01-14 14:44
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met once again on Monday to discuss a range of issues, including bilateral ties, relations with Baghdad, and the formation of a new government in the Ku ...

Four Kurdish Porters Wounded by Iranian Forces

BAS News - 2019-01-14 10:07
ERBIL — Iranian border guards on Sunday opened fire are Kurdish porters in two separate incidents on the border between Iranian Kurdistan and Kurdistan Region, wounding at least four people. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights confirmed the report and s ...

PJAK: Recent arrests a new project to suppress Kurdish activists

ANF - 2019-01-14 10:06
In a statement about the new wave of oppression by the Iranian regime in Rojhilat, East Kurdistan, the PJAK called it ‘the system's despicable efforts to eradicate civil society and its pioneers.’ ...

Trump Warns Turkey of Economic Devastation If It Attacks Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-01-14 09:22
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump has warned that he would devastate Turkey economically if it attacks the US allies in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). “[We] will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. He signaled of creati ...

SARIŞIN BAKIŞLI KADIN

Rojeva Kurdistan - 2019-01-14 02:00

30,000 barrels of oil ‘looted’ daily from Kirkuk, smuggled to Iraqi Kurdistan: PUK official

E-Kurd - 2019-01-13 23:59
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Some 30,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil are being looted from Kirkuk and smuggled into Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, a top Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official claimed Sunday. In a Facebook post, PUK ex ...

Two More Yezidi Families Rescued from IS

BAS News - 2019-01-13 22:44
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region's office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs said on Sunday that it has rescued a couple of Yezidi families from the Islamic State (IS) captivity. Hussein Qaidi, the head of the office, explained in a statement that the first family in ...

Iranian FM lands in Baghdad; will visit Kurdistan Region to develop ‘economic ties’

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-13 22:39

IS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi in Western Kirkuk, Kills One

BAS News - 2019-01-13 22:22
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents attacked on Sunday a military base of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in the district of Dibiz of western Kirkuk province, killing one. Kurdistan 24 cited its correspondent in the area as explaining that ...

KRG Council of Ministers to Meet on Monday to Discuss Erbil's Budget Share

BAS News - 2019-01-13 19:38
ERBIL - Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers is set to meet on Monday for talks on the region’s share from Iraq's budget bill for 2019. Secretary of the Council of Ministers Amanj Rahim said in a statement that the meeting will be hel ...

KDP security still holding six PUK members in Iraqi Kurdistan capital: PUK

E-Kurd - 2019-01-13 19:21
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said six of their members are still detained by KDP security – a claim denied by officials in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil. “Six of our members remain arrested by [Kurdi ...

Polls open in Iraqi Kurdistan for regional election | The Express Tribune

Tribune - 2019-01-13 18:03

UK Urges Sooner Formation of New Government in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-01-13 16:55
ERBIL - The UK government has urged the Kurdish political parties to rush in forming the next Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), urging them to "put their differences to one side." "It’s time for the political parties to put their differences to one si ...

Tevgeri Azadi: PUK Security Forces Still Holding 30 Members in Detention

BAS News - 2019-01-13 16:35
ERBIL - Tevgeri Azadi, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) offspring in the Kurdistan Region, revealed on Sunday that 30 of its members are still held in detention by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) security forces. Talking to BasNews, Tara Husse ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on Monday for Gov. Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-01-13 16:35
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to meet on Monday for talks on the formation of a new government in Erbil. The two major Kurdish parties are also said to discuss the Erbil-Baghdad relat ...

HDK: Isolation must be lifted

ANF - 2019-01-13 15:23
Speeches at the HDK General Assembly were all marked by the situation in Turkey and North Kurdistan, in particular the hunger strikes. ...

US Send Wnother Weapons Convoy to Western Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2019-01-13 15:20
Another US weapons convoy arrived in south of Al-Hasakah in western Kurdistan. “Another US military aid which included 50 Military carriers loaded with weapons and military means, which were handed out to the Syrian Democratic Forces (HSD),” announced we ...

Another Kurdish Yezidi Girl Freed from IS

BAS News - 2019-01-13 14:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Special Office for Yezidi Abductee Affairs announced on Sunday the rescue of another Kurdish Yezidi girl who had been abducted by the Islamic State (IS) in 2014. The identity of the Yezidi girl was not revealed, but Hussein Qai ...

Over 130 Violations against Press in Kurdistan During 2018: Statement

BAS News - 2019-01-13 13:59
ERBIL — A total of 131 cases of violations against the freedom of press across the Kurdistan Region and Kirkuk were recorded during the year 2018, Kurdistan Journalists’ Syndicate reported. During a press conference a special committe said they had recor ...

Four Yezidis kidnapped by Islamic State rescued so far in 2019: Kurdistan official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-13 13:44

Erbil, Baghdad Initially Agreed on Peshmerga Return to Disputed Areas: Official

BAS News - 2019-01-13 13:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry and Iraq’s Ministry of Defense have initially agreed on the return of the Kurdish forces to the disputed territories where security is still in peril. Since 16th October 2017, when the Iraqi army and Iranian- ...

Iranian Foreign Minister to Visit Erbil on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-01-13 12:05
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is set to visit Erbil on Tuesday and attend an economic conference in Kurdistan Region’s capital. According to a statement by Iranian embassy in Baghdad, Zarif will visit Baghdad before heading to Erb ...

Kurdistan Region in Iraq Goes to Polls a Year after Independence Vote :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2019-01-13 09:55

For travelers in on its secrets, Kurdistan remains tourist gem

Rûdaw - 2019-01-13 01:24

Another Military aid Convoy Arrives in Western Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2019-01-12 23:02
Another US military aid convoy arrived in Galabi Center in western Kurdistan. “At the same time of announcing US troop’s withdrawal from Syria; another US military aid which included 150 Military carriers with hidden loads arrived in Galabi, Kobani city, ...

A hard, beautiful life buried under snow in the Kurdistan mounta

Rûdaw - 2019-01-12 18:37

PUK forces briefly detained Tavgari Azadi’s spokeswoman, 50 others in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-01-12 15:35
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The spokeswoman for the pro-PKK Kurdistan Free Society (Tavgari Azadi), Tara Hussein was arrested along with 50 others by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK security forces in Azadi Park in Sulaimani on Friday, acco ...

Li Kurdistanê li dijî tecrîdê meş û civîn hatin lidarxistin

ANF - 2019-01-12 15:04
Li hemberî tecrîda li ser Rêberê Gelê Kurd Abdullah Ocalan û ji bo piştgiriya Leyla Guven a ku 66 roj in di greva birçîbûnê de ye, li Kurdistanê çalakî hatin lidarxistin. ...

Hunger strikes against isolation grow in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-01-12 14:40
Hunger strikes against the isolation continue in (South Kurdistan). Hunger striker HDP member Nasir Yagiz said, “I will continue until the end,” as his health continues to deteriorate. ...

Pictures: International Climbers Scale Kurdistan Peak

BAS News - 2019-01-12 14:40
ERBIL — A group of climbers from Kurdistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, India and Pakistan grouped to climb one of the highest peaks in Kurdistan Region, known as Hassan Bag Mountain. The trip was organized by Barzan Center in Soran district, Erbil province. Head ...

HPG reports Turkish air raids in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-01-12 14:16
The Turkish state continues its attacks in various parts of Kurdistan as part of its genocidal war against the Kurdish people. ...

The torture of children in Iraq’s Kurdish region must stop

The Kurdish Project - 2019-01-12 13:08
A Human Rights Watch report on the treatment of children in custody of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq should lead to an inquiry and accountability by the Iraqi government. The post The torture of children in Iraq’s Kurdish region must st ...

Braille helps Kurdish students see a different future

The Kurdish Project - 2019-01-12 13:08
Dozens of blind students finish school in the Kurdistan Region every year thanks to Runaki Institute. The post Braille helps Kurdish students see a different future appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

PKK-linked Detainees Go on Hunger Strike in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-01-12 11:20
ERBIL — Dozens of people, who have been detained in Sulaymaniyah over cultural activities in support of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), have gone on a hunger strike in prison. The detainees were put under custody after attending a gathering in Sulaymaniy ...

Beşek ji wan jinên ku asayîşa Silêmaniyê girtine bê serûşûn in!

BAS News - 2019-01-12 10:29
BasNews – Beşek ji wan jinên ku ji aliyê asayîşa Silêmaniyê ve roja înê 11.01.2019ê hatine girtin, heta naha bê serûşûn in û nayê zanîn ka kî ve hatine birin. Rêvebera Tevgera Azadiya Komelgeha Kurdistanê, ku grubek ser bi PKKê ye li Silêmaniyê Tara Husê ...

Rojhilat – Di nav salekê de 185 kesan xwe kuştine

BAS News - 2019-01-12 09:05
Di nav wan de 41 kes sinêl bûne BasNews – Li Rojhilatê Kurdistanê di heyama salekê de herî kêm 185 kesan xwe kuştine ku beşek mezin ji wan sinêl in. Dezgeha mafên mirov ya Hengaw ragihandiye, di heyama sala 2018 de li Rojhilatê Kurdistanê 185 kesan xwe k ...

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: 69 Kurdish Citizens Executed in Iranian prisons in 2018

UNPO - 2019-01-12 02:32

Kolbars Subjected to Never-Ending Deadly Attacks by Iranian forces

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-12 02:00
Over the past week, Iranian border guards have shot and injured three kolbars at the borders of Baneh, Sardasht, and Orumiyeh. Moreover, a Kolbar lost his life due to falling from the heights in the border areas of Sardasht and Piranshahr and another one ...

Iranian Kurdistan: 69 Kurdish Citizens Executed in Iranian prisons in 2018

UNPO - 2019-01-12 01:58

Kurdistan û Amerika – ber bi rêkeftinêm nû ya hemahengiyê

BAS News - 2019-01-11 21:38
BaNews - Nûnera Hikûmeta Herêma Kurdistanê li Amerîka Bayan Samî Abdurahman dibêje, Hewlêr û Waşington ber bi wê yekê diçin ku rêkeftinek alîkarî û hemahengiya hevbeş hebe - ku warên siyasî, serbazî û aborî li xwe bigre. Amaje bi wê yekê jî kir, siyaseta ...

In Kurdistan dopo la guerra. La riqualificazione con i carri armati - NapoliMONiTOR

Napolimonitor - 2019-01-11 18:20

Co-chairs of PKK-affiliated Party Arrested in Sulaimaniyah

BAS News - 2019-01-11 17:28
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) security forces in the province of Sulaimaniya arrested on Friday a couple of co-chairs of Tevgeri Azadi, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) offspring in the Kurdistan Region. The arrest was made after the m ...

Pompeo’s Kurdistan visit shows U.S. supports parties with own militias: analyst

E-Kurd - 2019-01-11 14:33
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid an unannounced visit to Iraqi Kurdistan Region on Wednesday, but his meeting with a party political leader in Erbil led some to question whether the US was undermining its own ...

Kurdistan flag lowered in Kirkuk after Iraq’s ultimatum

E-Kurd - 2019-01-11 14:33
KIRKUK,— A Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official confirmed that it has lowered the flag of Iraqi Kurdistan at some of its offices in Kirkuk on Friday ahead of a noon deadline previously imposed by an Iraqi special forces. Iraqi special forces deplo ...

Coffee making a splash in Kurdistan's capital

Rûdaw - 2019-01-11 13:33

PUK lowers Kurdistan flag at smaller party offices in Kirkuk

Rûdaw - 2019-01-11 10:19

A Kurdish Cyber Activist Transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison to Endure his Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-11 02:00
Salahedin Ranjbar, director of the Telegram channel “Orumiyeh Dang” who had been previously sentenced to one year in prison, was arrested and transferred to ward 13 of Orumieh Central Prison to serve his sentence. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has ...

Avukat Özbek: Güven’in sağlık durumu çok kritik bir aşamada

Rojeva Kurdistan - 2019-01-11 02:00

Iraq’s counter-terror unit orders PUK to lower Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk

Gulan Media - 2019-01-10 20:32

Iraq deploys special forces in Kirkuk after Kurdistan flag raising

E-Kurd - 2019-01-10 18:52
KIRKUK, northern Iraq,— Iraqi special forces deployed Thursday in Kirkuk after the raising of the Kurdish flag over a political party headquarters revived tensions more than a year after Baghdad seized the disputed northern city. Iraq’s counter-terrorism ...

French FM to Visit Kurdistan in Near Future

BAS News - 2019-01-10 18:32
ERBIL - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said that he will visit Iraq and Kurdistan Region in the upcoming days. Le Drian made the remarks to the French CNews TV channel, where he also shed light on the war against the Islamic State (IS) in ...

Iraq’s counter-terror unit orders PUK to lower Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk

Rûdaw - 2019-01-10 17:55
PUK has been given a deadline of noon on Friday to lower the flag ...

Without Islamists Iraqi Kurdistan heading for first secular government

E-Kurd - 2019-01-10 15:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— In 2019, it seems Iraqi Kurdistan’s government will not have any Islamist parties involved. Their exclusion, and a wholly secular leadership, presents both a problem and an opportunity. In Iraqi Kurdistan, every it ...

PUK forces close pro-PKK Tavgari Azadi office in Garmiyan, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-01-10 15:09
PUK Asayish forces arrest nine members of Tavgari Azadi in Garmiyan KALAR, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Asayish security forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) raided a property belonging to the pro-PKK Kurdistan Free Society Movement (Tav ...

Kurdish parties should form an opposition in Iraqi Kurdistan parliament: Othman

E-Kurd - 2019-01-10 15:09
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A broadly-based opposition should be formed in Iraqi Kurdistan Region by parties who have disagreements with the two ruling parties, said a Kurdish figure. Political figure Dr. Mahmoud Othman said the parties that are ...

PUK Security Raids PKK Gathering in Qaladize

BAS News - 2019-01-10 14:18
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reportedly raided a gathering by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Thursday in Qaladize district of Sulaymaniyah province. According to Roj News, the gathering was held to mar ...

Updated list of 226 prisoners on hunger strike against isolation

ANF - 2019-01-10 12:49
A total of 226 prisoners in North Kurdistan and Turkey are on hunger strikes to protest the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan and to demand his freedom. ...

Radio Onda d'Urto » KURDISTAN: SABATO PRESIDIO A BRESCIA PER CHI SOSTIENE LA RIVOLUZIONE IN SIRIA DEL NORD

Radiondadurto - 2019-01-10 11:36

PHOTOS: Bookshop on busy street attracts locals in Sulaimani

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-10 10:18
People walking down Salim Street’s sidewalk pause at a bookstore to check out some of the reads available. (Photo: Kurdistan 24/Ibrahim Fatah) ...

Iraqi PM calls on PUK to lower Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk

Gulan Media - 2019-01-10 01:32

Iraqi PM orders removal of Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk, calls it ‘violation of constitution’

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-09 22:20

Pompeo meets senior Kurdish leaders in Kurdistan following visit to Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-09 22:04

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo visits Iraqi Kurdistan for meetings with officials

E-Kurd - 2019-01-09 21:02
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan Region capital city of Erbil to meet with Kurdish officials. Pompeo met with Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP President Massoud Barzani before meeting wi ...

Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi orders Kurdistan flags lowered in Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-01-09 21:02
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi ordered Wednesday that all Kurdistan flags used by Iraqi Kurds flying on buildings belonging to political parties in Kirkuk be lowered, according to a statement released by his office. Abdul Mahdi said that ...

Iraqi PM Orders Taking Down Kurdistan Flags in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-01-09 20:20
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Wednesday ordered the authorities in Kirkuk to take down the Kurdistan flags in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. The order came a day after the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) raised Kurdistan f ...

Iraqi PM calls on PUK to lower Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk

Rûdaw - 2019-01-09 19:14
No changes should be made to Kirkuk until Article 140 enacted: PM ...

PM Barzani Received US Secretary of State in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-01-09 16:54
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday received US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his accompanying delegation in Erbil. Pompeo had arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital earlier when he also met with former president Ma ...
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