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Yazidis receive $500,000 grant from U.S. to fund Lalish Temple restoration: ambassador

E-Kurd - 2019-07-18 21:03
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Lalish Temple, the spiritual home of the Yazidi minority in Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan, has received a $500,000 grant from the US government to fund its restoration, US Ambassador to Baghdad Mathew Tueller announced Thursda ...

Iraqi Kurdish government treating Turkish diplomat slaying as terrorist attack | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-07-18 19:38

A victory for Kurdistan's minorities

Washington Times - 2019-07-18 17:43
Nechirvan Barzani was recently sworn in as Kurdistan’s new president, and already he is a beacon of light, spreading peace, toleration and harmony throughout the region. After being sworn in, he visited Baghdad and met the Iraqi prime minister. Afterward ...

UN Special Representative in Iraq condemns killing of a Turkish diplomat and Iraqi civilian in armed attack in Erbil [EN/AR/KU] - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-07-18 13:23

Gunmen ambush Turkish diplomats inside Iraqi restaurant, killing one

The New Mail - 2019-07-18 11:29
A Turkish diplomat was shot and killed in a restaurant in the Kurdish region of Iraq Wednesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry and media said. The attackers entered the restaurant in… The post Gunmen ambush Turkish diplomats inside Iraqi restaurant, killin ...

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-07-18 09:31

Gunmen Kill Turkish Diplomat in Attack in Kurdish-Run Iraqi City

Yahoo - 2019-07-18 09:11

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi city, officials say | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-07-18 08:24

Turkish diplomat among two shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan

Yahoo - 2019-07-18 08:24

Norway arrests Iraqi Kurdish preacher | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2019-07-18 03:17

Campaign in disputed Khanaqin aims to implement Article 140 of Iraqi Constitution

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-17 22:27

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan

FOX News - 2019-07-17 21:29
Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – At least one Turkish diplomat was killed in a shooting that took place on Wednesday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital, Kurdish security officials and Turkish media stated. ...

Peshmerga a pillar of discussion between the Kurdistan Region’s High Delegation with Iraqi President, Prime Minister and Head of Parliament

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-17 21:22
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Masrour Barzani, KRG Prime Minister, and his accompanying delegation consisting of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Peshmerga, Minister of Interior, Minister of Finance and Head of the ...

Turkish diplomat among two shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan | Business Recorder

Brecorder - 2019-07-17 21:11

Turkish diplomat killed in daylight shooting at restaurant in Iraqi city - National |

Globalnews - 2019-07-17 20:47

Turkish diplomat, one other shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-07-17 19:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil, Kurdish security officials and Turkey’s foreign ministry said. A gunman op ...

Turkish Diplomat among 3 Shot Dead in Iraqi Kurdistan | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-07-17 19:32

Turkish diplomat killed in shooting in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

The Defense Post - 2019-07-17 18:44
A Turkish diplomat was shot and killed in a restaurant in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq The post Turkish diplomat killed in shooting in Iraqi Kurdistan capital appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Turkish diplomat killed by gunmen in northern Iraqi city of Irbil

Washington Post - 2019-07-17 17:41
The attack on a restaurant also killed an unidentified Iraqi citizen, according to Iraq’s Foreign Ministry. ...

Turkish diplomat killed in restaurant shooting in Iraqi Kurdistan

France24 - 2019-07-17 17:05

Turkish diplomat, civilian shot dead in Iraqi Kurdish capital; gunman flees - Middle East News -

Haaretz - 2019-07-17 17:05

Erbil shooting kills 2 including employee of Turkish Consulate General

Rûdaw - 2019-07-17 16:58
One consulate employee dead, one Kurdish Iraqi national ...

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan - BBC News

BBC - 2019-07-17 15:36

Turkish diplomat 'shot dead' in Iraqi Kurdistan - BBC News

BBC - 2019-07-17 15:08

Kurdish officials: Three Turkish diplomats shot dead in Iraqi city Erbil - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-07-17 14:34

Norway Arrests Iraqi Extremist Convicted of Terrorism in Italy | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-07-17 12:00

Kurdistan PM, Iraqi President look to constitution to solve Erbil-Baghdad issues

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-17 00:46

Kurdistan PM meets with senior Iraqi officials during trip to Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-16 21:53

Who can and cannot say ‘Kurdistan’ in Turkey: a guide

E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 21:36
ISTANBUL,— The word “Kurdistan” was censored in the Turkish translation of Paulo Coelho’s book, “Eleven Minutes”. What is always most dangerous is that Kurds saying “Kurdistan.” So, what happens when you say the word in Turkey? A five-member Iraqi Kurdis ...

Kurdistan PM Masrour Barzani arrives in Iraqi capital for talks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 19:06
BAGHDAD,— A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) led by the Prime Minister Masrour Barzani arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for meetings with senior Iraqi federal officials, the first in his new capacity. Masrour Barzani met with Iraqi Pr ...

Italy sentences Kurdish Islamic radical Mullah Krekar to 12 years in prison

E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 13:08
ROME,— Iraqi Kurdish Islamic radical cleric Mullah Krekar was sentenced to twelve years in prison on terrorism charges by an Italian court on Thursday, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) has reported. Krekar, whose real name is Najmaddin Faraj ...

Norway arrests Kurdish Islamic extremist cleric Krekar after Italian terror trial

E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 13:08
COPENHAGEN, Denmark,— The Norwegian domestic security agency says a Kurdish Muslim extremist cleric found guilty in Italy for planning terror has been detained on an Italian arrest warrant. The PST security agency says Iraqi Kurdistan-born Mullah Krekar ...

Iraqi Kurdistan Cabinet finally sees daylight | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-07-16 02:09

Former Iraqi prime minister Abadi hints at comeback | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2019-07-15 19:31

Masrour Barzani vows to fight corruption in first Kurdistan cabinet meeting

E-Kurd - 2019-07-15 18:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Masrour Barzani during the first cabinet meeting with new ministers, made it clear that fundamental reforms and eradication of corruption are top priorities in his cabinet. The Kurdis ...

The debate over Iraqi Kurdistan's share of Budget | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-07-15 07:44

Iraqi MP accuses KRG of ‘treason’ for failure to send oil

Gulan Media - 2019-07-14 18:24

Dr. Farhad Pirbal detained on suspicion of burning down library in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2019-07-14 16:30
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Salahaddin university professor Dr. Farhad Pirbal was detained in Erbil on Sunday on suspicion of setting fire to a library. The police had arrested Pirbal at his place of work in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Er ...

Turkey begins second phase of operations against PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-14 13:28
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s defense ministry says it has launched a new military operation against Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan. The ministry, in a statement Saturday, announced the start of “Operation Claw-2” to destroy caves and shelters used by member ...

Iraqi MP accuses KRG of ‘treason’ for failure to send oil

Rûdaw - 2019-07-14 11:33

Erbil come from behind to beat opponents Al-Bahri 3-1 in Iraqi Premier League

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-14 06:52
Fans of Erbil Sports Club cheer on their team. (Photo: Archive) ...

2019 will see return of about one million IDPs, Iraqi minister says

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-14 02:43

Coalition airstrikes kill 4 'terrorists' outside Mosul: Iraqi military

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-13 21:04

Coalition airstrikes kill 4 'terrorists' outside Mosul: Iraqi military

Gulan Media - 2019-07-13 19:13

Kirkuk’s Arab, Turkmen residents protest nomination of Kurdish governor

Rûdaw - 2019-07-13 15:36
"Kirkuk is an Iraqi city that a home is for everyone ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s electricity ministry ‘planning’ to provide 24-hour power supply

E-Kurd - 2019-07-13 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Ministry of Electricity in the new cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to provide 24-hour power to the region’s residents, an official said on Friday. Director of Electricity Contro ...

Dissolution of Hashd part of Iraqi Army's long sectarian to-and-fro

Rûdaw - 2019-07-13 13:09
Iraq's army has long changed hands on sectarian terms ...

Bringing Kurdish History & Culture to Light: An Interview with Mohammed A. Salih

The Kurdish Project - 2019-07-13 03:13
The Kurdish Project had the opportunity to interview Mohammed A. Salih, doctoral student at UPenn’s Annenberg School for Communication and former freelance journalist covering the Islamic State as well as Kurdish and Iraqi affairs. Learn more about Moham ...

Iran shells Iraqi Kurdistan Region

Al Monitor - 2019-07-13 02:28

Iraqi forces guard PUK office in Kirkuk after protest against Kurdish governor appointment

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-13 00:46

Iran strikes Kurdish opposition positions on border with Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-12 16:58
TEHRAN,— Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards used drones and missiles to strike headquarters of a Kurdish militant group near Iran’s border with neighboring Iraq’s Kurdistan region, the Iranian semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Friday. “A large ...

Iran strikes militants in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Defense Post - 2019-07-12 16:27
Iran's IRGC said it launched strikes against militants in Iraqi Kurdistan in response to attacks against Iranian forces this week The post Iran strikes militants in Iraqi Kurdistan appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Iran strikes opposition positions in Iraqi Kurdistan | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-07-12 15:39

Iran Targets Opposition Positions on Border With Iraqi Kurdistan | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-07-12 15:25

Iran hits Iraqi Kurdish fighters with cross-border shelling -

Sfchronicle - 2019-07-12 15:08

Iran strikes opposition positions on border with Iraqi Kurdistan - Tasnim - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-07-12 14:46

Iran strikes opposition positions in Iraqi Kurdistan - Tasnim - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-07-12 14:19

Iran strikes opposition positions on border with Iraqi Kurdistan: Tasnim - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-07-12 14:19

Iran strikes opposition positions in Iraqi Kurdistan - Tasnim - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-07-12 13:45

Iraqi Kurdistan gets new cabinet, without oil minister | Business Recorder

Brecorder - 2019-07-12 01:59

Iraqi Kurdistan gets new govt, key post of oil minister unassigned — RT Newsline

RT - 2019-07-11 21:30

Iraqi Kurdish government sworn in under son of former president | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-07-11 21:30

Iraqi Kurdistan Cabinet finally sees daylight after 9 months

Al Monitor - 2019-07-11 21:30

Iranian agent tasked to kill Kurdish opposition PAK leader arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-11 16:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Iranian Kurdish opposition party based in Iraqi Kurdistan announced on Wednesday that it has foiled an attempt to assassinate one of its leaders. “A 26-year-old Iranian intelligence agent called M. A. Mokhtari, ...

Rewaz Fayaq elected as new speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan parliament

E-Kurd - 2019-07-11 16:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan parliament elected Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) lawmaker Rewaz Fayaq Hussein as new speaker during a parliamentary session on Thursday. The Kurdistan Parliament convened on Thursday to replace ...

Siemens, General Electric, Iraqi PM give electricity reassurance

Rûdaw - 2019-07-11 11:23
Projects for electricity development should be implemented "with no delay." ...

Nechirvan Barzani meets with France’s president Macron in Paris

E-Kurd - 2019-07-11 09:02
PARIS,— President of Iraqi Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, held talks on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. He said Macron accepted an invitation to Erbil. Speaking to journalists after their short meeting ...

Iraqi gets life in jail for teen rape-murder in Germany

Rûdaw - 2019-07-11 08:06
Bashar committed a "cold-blooded murder" and showed "neither remorse nor empathy," ...

Iraqi forces target ISIS bomb factories in sweeping operation

Rûdaw - 2019-07-11 02:33
Operation 'Will of Victory' began Sunday, targeting ISIS sleeper cells ...

Iraqi Kurd Ali Bashar handed life imprisonment for murder, rape of German teen

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-10 18:18

Operations against ISIS draws to a close

ANF - 2019-07-10 17:42
The Iraqi army’s operation against ISIS along the Syrian border draws to a close. Shengali forces are also participating in the operation. ...

Iran shells Iraqi Kurdistan border areas, civilians killed and wounded

E-Kurd - 2019-07-10 17:40
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A civilian was killed by Iranian army shelling in Iraqi Kurdistan region on Wednesday, an official has said. Imad Rekani, who works at the civil defense department, told NRT TV that a girl had been killed and two o ...

Germany hands life sentence to Iraqi Kurd over teenager’s rape-murder

E-Kurd - 2019-07-10 17:40
WIESBADEN,— An Iraqi Kurdish immigrant was sentenced in Germany to life imprisonment on Wednesday for raping and killing a 14-year-old girl, a case seized on by the far right to make a disputed link between crime and a record influx of migrants in 2015. ...

Masrour Barzani sworn in as new prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-10 13:16
Kurdistan parliament approves nominees for new Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Parliament of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region convened on Wednesday. Masrour Barzani received 88 votes to become the new prime minister of the K ...

Iraqi PM Intensifies Efforts to Curb Hashd al-Shaabi Militais' Power

Gulan Media - 2019-07-10 12:25

Disputed territory agreement reached between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces: PM

Rûdaw - 2019-07-10 00:38
The agreement comes after months of talks between Erbil and Baghdad ...

Goods transported between Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan border point exceed $1bn so far in 2019

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 20:42
MARIWAN, Iranian Kurdistan,— Director General of Iran’s Kurdistan province Customs Office Bakhtiar Rahmanipour said on Tue. that more than $1 billion worth of goods was transited from Kurdistan’s Bashmakh border crossing in the current Iranian calendar y ...

Nechirvan Barzani sworn-in as Iraqi Kurdistan's second president - Times Of Oman

Timesofoman - 2019-07-09 19:37

British Museum announces return of looted Iraqi and Afghan artefacts

Gulan Media - 2019-07-09 18:52

KDP’s Kurdistan security council rejects claims of involvement in PKK leader’s killing

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 18:24
KDP’s Kurdish security council blames PKK for conflict in Iraqi Kurdistan HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Region’s Security Council KRSC for the KDP-controlled areas of Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday blamed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party ...

Only 3 women nominated for new Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 15:32
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Ignoring calls for balance, Kurdish parties nominate just 3 women for new Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet positions. If their nominations are approved by Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament, there will be a total of three women in ...

British Museum announces return of looted Iraqi and Afghan artefacts

Rûdaw - 2019-07-09 11:00
“Sadly, this work is more essential now than ever” ...

Iraqi ambassador to US causes stir with comment on Israel

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-09 02:43

Late goal secures victory for Erbil in Iraqi Premier League

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-09 00:10
Erbil fans waves flares during a football match. (Photo: Archive) ...

Three ISIS fighters killed in day two of Operation Will of Victory

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 23:07
The three militants were killed by an Iraqi Air Force strike on a vehicle ...

Babylon: Ancient Iraqi city designated Unesco world heritage site | The Independent

Independent - 2019-07-08 21:29

Masrour Barzani submits final slate of Kurdistan cabinet nominees

E-Kurd - 2019-07-08 20:18
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani submitted nominations for ministerial positions to the Kurdistan Parliament on Monday. The list of all candidates has been submitted to t ...

Drivers in Iraqi capital adjusting to return of red lights

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 15:46
"People don’t care about this issue now because there is nothing to stop them" ...

KDP, PUK and Gorran selected nominees for new Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet

E-Kurd - 2019-07-08 12:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has selected Masrour Barzani as its nominee for prime minister and Ashti Hawrami as natural resources minister, NRT TV reported. Current Speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Va ...

Iraqi Parliament Calls for Ousting PKK from Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-07-08 11:00
ERBIL — The parliament of Iraq has reportedly urged the country’s government to oust the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from the predominantly Yezidi town of Sinjar. Since October 2017 when the Iraqi army attacked the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk a ...

IS Militants Target Kurdish Farmers in Disputed Iraqi Territories | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-07-08 10:39

ISIS wounded 2 civilians and 2 Iraqi soldiers in Xaneqîn

ANF - 2019-07-08 10:18
ISIS mercenaries carried out an attack in Xaneqîn wounding 2 civilians and 2 Iraqi soldiers. ...

Iran officials urge Iraqi Kurds to invest in Sanandaj

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 08:22
It is rare for a Kurdish firm to invest in Iran ...

Iraqi forces launch new anti-ISIS operation in ‘desert triangle’ with support of coalition aircraft

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-08 06:26

World Bank to lend $200M to Iraq for Electricity Improvement

BAS News - 2019-07-08 01:29
ERBIL - The World Bank will lend a total of $200 million to Iraq in order for the country to upgrade its electricity grid, the Iraqi Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Sunday. According to the agreement, which was signed by Finance Minister Fuad ...

Iraqi MP Warns of "Catastrophic" Conditions in Nineveh's Jails

BAS News - 2019-07-08 01:29
ERBIL - An Iraqi lawmaker has expressed deep concerns about the "tragic" and "catastrophic" conditions in the Nineveh's prisons, arguing that the situation is much worse than what the Human Rights Watch’s report states. Kurdish MP Sherwan Dupirrdani said ...

Six IS Members Killed, Captured in Baghdad, Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-07-07 22:57
ERBIL - At least six members of the Islamic State (IS) were either killed or captured in the Iraqi provinces of Baghdad and Nineveh on Sunday. The Iraqi forces killed a couple of IS militants during an operation in the neighborhood of al-Ghazaliya, weste ...

Iraqi Forces Begin Operation Against ISIS Along Syrian Border | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-07-07 16:07

Iraqi Forces Launch Fresh Operation to Hunt Down IS Remnants

BAS News - 2019-07-07 13:37
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have launched a new “large-scale” operation to mop up a desert area in northwest of the country from the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants. The area is a triangle-like desert located in the provinces of Nineveh, Salahud ...

Iraq launches ‘Will of Victory’ operation against ISIS sleeper cells

Rûdaw - 2019-07-07 11:55
Iraqi officials say coalition jets will take part in the operation ...
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