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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 ...

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 ...

ISIS shells, attacks Kurdish village in Iraqi disputed territory: Source

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-18 10:47

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 ...

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 ...

After Iraqi Kurdish Independence Vote Backfires, 'I Do Not Regret It,' Says Barzani | WVTF

WVTF - 2019-08-08 07:23

Middle East matters - Kurdish dandies launch Iraqi gentlemen's fashion club

France24 - 2019-08-07 09:08

Photo Exhibition in Iran Depicts Sufferings of Iraqi Kurdish Refugees

Ifpnews - 2019-08-05 15:26

Humanitarian crisis in Maxmur refugee camp

Green Left Weekly - 2019-08-03 10:52
The Maxmur (Makhmour) refugee camp, in Iraqi Kurdistan (Bashur/Southern Kurdistan), is home to over 13,000 Kurdish refugees and is located in a town 60 kilometres south-west of the capital, Erbil. Many of the camp’s residents were forced to flee their ho ...

Two Kurdish Kolbars were wounded by IRGC's firing at Piranshahr border

Kurdpa - 2019-08-03 01:20
Kurdpa Agency: Two Kurdish Kolbars from Piranshahr were transferred to a hospital in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, as a result of a direct shooting by Revolutionary Guards. ...

How Iraqi Kurdistan intelligence agencies damaged Dr. Farhad Pirbal’s brain

E-Kurd - 2019-08-01 18:20
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Farhad Pirbal is an author and intellectual of Kurdish literature. He is well known for his criticism of the Iraqi Kurdish regional government (KRG) particularly against politicians of Barzani and Talabani families. ...

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 ...

Kurdistan presidency urges tolerance, respect after Kurdish flag incident in southern Iraqi province

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-31 14:47

Lessons in Peace-Building with Lourd Hanna

The Kurdish Project - 2019-07-31 06:22
Lourd Hanna, a 23-year-old Chaldean activist and humanitarian from Erbil, has been participating in peace-building missions since she was a teenager. At 16-years-old, she was selected to participate in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program from the U. ...

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 ministry ‘plans’ to build a railway network across the Kurdish region

E-Kurd - 2019-07-29 20:36
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ministry has announced plans for an inter-province railway for Iraqi Kurdistan, as part of a wider regeneration of the Region’s transport network. “One of the plans of the reco ...

Kurdish military forces detain journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-07-29 19:35

Team of Vipers Is in Iraqi Kurdistan Capital of Hewlêr

E-Kurd - 2019-07-26 13:26
Luqman Hma Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net A Team of Vipers with a broken train is starting to move from Hewlêr [Erbil], capital of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. It is a cabal of members from the three Kurdish parties and there will be lots of gaslighting ...

Iraqi Kurdish human trafficking gang sentenced in UK

E-Kurd - 2019-07-25 20:25
LONDON, (BBC),— A two-year investigation uncovered a network specialising in the illegal movement of people from Iraq and the Kurdistan region. Eleven people were sentenced following trials at Woolwich Crown Court. They were convicted of offences includi ...

Suspects detained in Turkish diplomat shooting reportedly tortured in Iraqi Kurdistan: agency

E-Kurd - 2019-07-24 21:08
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish KDP Parastin and Turkish intelligence service MIT operatives reportedly have tortured persons detained in relation to the incident in the restaurant in Erbil where Turkish Consulate employee Osman Kose and ...

Kirkuk Kurdish MPs oppose Iraqi Provincial Elections Law amendment

Rûdaw - 2019-07-24 12:34
"We boycotted the session.. the administrative and security situation in Kirkuk should first be normalized ...

Video footage of Turkish diplomat killing in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-24 10:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Video footage (see below) purportedly showing the moment a Turkish diplomat was shot dead in an Erbil restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan on July 17 has surfaced on social media. Kurdish security officials are yet to ver ...

'Kurdish question' as old as Iraq itself: Iraqi PM

Rûdaw - 2019-07-23 19:37
“There has [always] been something called the Kurdish question ...

Video: Violent Attack in Turkey Against Iraqi Kurdish Tourists | Al Bawaba

Albawaba - 2019-07-22 15:13

Iraqi Kurdish security arrest man behind shooting Turkish diplomat -statement | National Post

Nationalpost - 2019-07-22 09:47

Iraqi Kurdish Officials Arrest Turkish Lawmaker's Brother in Diplomat's Slaying | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-07-22 06:29

Iraqi Kurdish energy minister Hawrami moved to advisory role in new cabinet - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-07-21 17:53

Iraqi Kurdish security arrest man behind shooting Turkish diplomat - statement

Jerusalem Post - 2019-07-21 08:26
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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 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests Turkish lawmaker's brother for assassination of diplomat

Reuters - 2019-07-20 23:07
Security services in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region said on Saturday they had arrested the brother of a lawmaker serving in the Turkish parliament for the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Erbil. ...

Iraqi Kurdish authorities arrest suspect behind Erbil shooting | Turkey News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-07-20 19:44

Iraqi Kurdish security arrest man behind shooting Turkish diplomat -statement

Yahoo - 2019-07-20 16:51

Iraqi Kurdish security arrest man behind shooting Turkish diplomat: statement - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-07-20 16:18

Iraqi Kurdish security arrest man behind Turkish diplomat shooting in Erbil | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-07-20 15:55

Turkey launches air strike on PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killed

E-Kurd - 2019-07-20 06:09
ANKARA,— Turkey on Thursday launched an air attack on Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the region, the country’s defence minister said. The Turkish vice consul to Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region was shot dead Wednesday ...

Iraqi Kurdish tourists beaten, arrested in Turkey for posing with Kurdistan flag

E-Kurd - 2019-07-20 06:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish tourists were beaten by a group of locals in Turkey’s Trabzon province bordering the Black Sea on Thursday. Nine people were detained then released by Turkish authorities on Friday. Immediately, Kurds ...

Iraqi Kurdish authorities identify suspect behind Erbil shooting

Al Jazeera - 2019-07-20 00:08
Police share photo of the alleged attacker, 27-year-old Mazlum Dag, who was born in Diyarbakir, Turkey. ...

Turkey launches air strike on Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killed The Turkish vice consul to Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region was shot dead on Wednesday July 19, 2019

The National AE - 2019-07-19 13:39

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

Ahvalnews - 2019-07-18 19:38

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 ...

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

Yahoo - 2019-07-18 09:11

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

Dailystar - 2019-07-18 03:17

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. ...

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, civilian shot dead in Iraqi Kurdish capital; gunman flees - Middle East News - Haaretz.com

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 ...

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

Jpost - 2019-07-17 14:34

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 hits Iraqi Kurdish fighters with cross-border shelling - SFChronicle.com

Sfchronicle - 2019-07-12 15:08

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

Middleeasteye - 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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

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

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 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 ...

‘There’s no free media right now in Iraqi Kurdistan’: Kamal Chomani

E-Kurd - 2019-07-04 21:32
BERLIN,— There was great hope for the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan when it was granted autonomy by Iraq in 2003. Yet prominent journalist Kamal Chomani says there is no independent media — and thus limited press freedom. A Kurdish political analyst, Ka ...

Kurdistan Parliament Committee Visits Kirkuk to Asses Current Situation

BAS News - 2019-07-04 12:19
ERBIL — Parliament Committee of Kurdistani areas outside the KRG visits Kirkuk to assess the current situation of the disputed Kurdish areas under the control of the Iraqi government. MP Mohiaddin Hassan told BasNews that the committee is planning to wri ...

Kurdish Head of Kirkuk Provincial Council Acquitted by Baghdad Court

BAS News - 2019-06-30 13:52
ERBIL — Iraqi Federal Court decided on Sunday to acquit Kurdish politician and the head of Kirkuk provincial council, Rebwar Talabani, from charges related to misuse of power and corruption. Talabani was accused by the Baghdad-appointed acting governor o ...

Massive fire breaks out in Iraq’s Yazidi Sinjar, over 50 families evacuated

E-Kurd - 2019-06-28 23:30
SINJAR, northwest Iraq, A massive fire broke out in Sinjar (Shengal) district in Iraq’s Nineveh province on Friday, setting an Iraqi military barrack and six villages ablaze. Sinjar district is home to hundreds of thousands of the Kurdish-speaking Yazidi ...

Archaeologists uncover Bronze Age palace in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-28 23:30
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— German and Kurdish archaeologists have uncovered a Bronze Age palace on the eastern bank of the Tigris River in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Tübingen University said on Thursday in a press release. As the internation ...

Over 100 Iraqi Kurdish migrants detained in Turkey: official

E-Kurd - 2019-06-27 16:05
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Summit Foundation for Refugees and Displaced Affairs Ari Jalal said on Wednesday that 150 Iraqi migrants have been detained in the jails in Turkey and that most of them are Kurds. Jalal told NRT TV that ...

Kirkuk: 14 IS Insurgents Killed, Senior Member Captured

BAS News - 2019-06-25 00:28
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces managed on Monday to kill 14 members of the Islamic State (IS) in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, while capturing a leader of the militant group in the area. The extremists were targeted during an operation by t ...

Daquq: Kurdish Party Forced to Remove it’s Board for Word "Kurdistan"

BAS News - 2019-06-23 23:45
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces and pro-Iranian militias have forced a Kurdish party in the disputed town of Daquq, in Kirkuk, to remove its office board as it includes the word "Kurdistan." Talking to BasNews, head of local administration of the Kurdistan Comm ...

Iraqi Kurdish president visits Turkey as Erdoğan's 'special guest' | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-21 18:52

Court Cancels Arrest Warrant Against Rebwar Talabani

BAS News - 2019-06-20 23:33
ERBIL - The arrest warrant which had been issued by an Iraqi court against Rebwar Talabani, a Kurdish figure and former head of Kirkuk Provincial Council, has been cancelled. In December, last year, the criminal court of Kirkuk sentenced Talabani to six ...

Kurdish woman Herro Mustafa nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 15:06
WASHINGTON,— United States President Donald Trump has nominated Kurdish woman Herro Mustafa, born in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil, a career diplomat currently deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Lisbon, to be the next ambassador to Bulga ...

Baghdad-Appointed Governor Orders Destruction of Kurdish Marketplace in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-20 13:06
ERBIL — The acting governor of Kirkuk, who was unilaterally appointed by the Iraqi government, ordered on Thursday the destruction of a marketplace. BasNews has learned the the majority of the people working at the marketplace were Kurds. Following the d ...

Barzani, Iraqi Delegation Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-19 21:21
ERBIL - Prominent Kurdish leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday a delegation from the Iraqi Islamic Party to discuss the security and politics in Iraq. During the meeting, Barzani, who is also the Pres ...

Iraqi, Kurdish Islamic leaders pay tribute to Egypt’s Morsi

Rûdaw - 2019-06-18 12:05
"All this blood won’t be for nothing" ...

Iraqi forces allegedly forcing Kurdish farmers not to farm amid ongoing land disputes

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-16 23:39

Three IS Hideouts Destroyed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces discovered and destroyed three hideouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Saturday. War Media Cell confirmed the report in an official press release, saying that several military equipm ...

New Iraqi Kurdish president's cousin succeeds him as regional prime minister - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-11 13:15

Immediate Task is to Keep Democratic Process Going: New President of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-10 15:11
ERBIL — The new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, was sworn in on Monday during a parliamentary session and massive ceremony in Erbil. In front of lawmakers, Kurdish political leaders, Iraqi and international figures, Barzani said the mos ...

New President of Kurdistan to Take Oath Today

BAS News - 2019-06-10 09:13
ERBIL — The new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, will take oath later today during a massive ceremony attended by Kurdish, Iraqi, and international leaders. Barzani was elected as president by the parliament last month. According to the ...

10-Year-old girl raped, murdered in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-09 12:13
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish police in central Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan region, said it had found the body of a 10-year-old girl on Saturday after her parents reported her missing. Dlin Walid had gone missing last Wednesday during the Eid al-Fi ...

Turkey says it has ‘neutralized’ 43 Kurdish PKK militants in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-08 22:03
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) had been “neutralized” as part of an operation Ankara launched in Iraqi Kurdistan region 13 days ago. The Turkish military launched what it ...

Animal abuse in Iraqi Kurdistan sparks international criticism on social media

E-Kurd - 2019-06-07 13:59
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Animal abuse in the Iraqi Kurdistan region sparked criticism on social media in places as far as the UK as videos documenting acts cruelty emerged. Alarming video has been shared of a group of Kurdish men smashing a lion ...

New Kurdish film ‘Paykari Dil’ premieres in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 21:50
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdish ‘Paykari Dil’ (‘Heart Statue’) film premiered Sunday night in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan. Its actors and actresses walked the red carpet before the movie was premiered and hundreds of filmmakers, ac ...

Former chief judge in Saddam trial says ready to take Iraq’s justice ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin, the former Chief judge in Saddam trial, said on Saturday signaled his willingness to be tapped as Iraqi justice minister in the incomplete cabinet of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Ma ...

Iraqi Kurdish leader faces a delicate balancing act | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-06-01 01:36

Crop fields belonging to Kurds set on fire in Iraq’s Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-05-31 20:47
KIRKUK,— Crop fields belonging to the Kurdish villagers were torched in Prde town in north of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi federal security forces were not permitting the farmers to extinguish the fire. Kurdish farmers said over 1,000 dunams of farmland was ...

Iraqi court rules Kurdish independence vote unconstitutional - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-05-31 15:57

Kurdistan Parliament on Kirkuk Bombings: Iraq Failed to Protect its People

BAS News - 2019-05-31 13:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament condemned the chain bombings in central Kirkuk, saying that the Iraqi government has failed to protect the people of the Kurdish province. Late on Thursday, a series of terrorist attacks rocked Kirkuk and left at least ...

Kurdish, Iraqi leaders call for better security for Kirkuk after

Rûdaw - 2019-05-31 11:45

Iraqi ban on flights to Kurdish cities begins Friday | Iraq News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-05-31 08:00

Al-Jazeera: Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraq’s Kurdish region

Justice for Kurds - 2019-05-31 03:26
The Iraqi Kurdish parliament has elected Nechirvan Barzani, the nephew and son-in-law of veteran leader Masoud Barzani, as president of the autonomous region. The deputy leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) won 68 votes from the 81 members prese ...

Javad Zarif has Congratulated Nechirvan Barzanion Election as KRG President

Waar Media - 2019-05-30 17:41
WAAR_DUHOK In a phone conversation on Wednesday, the Iranian top diplomat also wished success for Barzani and the people of the Kurdistan region. The Iraqi Kurdish parliament elected Barzani, the nephew and son-in-law of veteran leader Masoud Barzani, as ...

Iraq sentences 7th French Islamic State member to death

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 16:09
BAGHDAD,— A Baghdad court has sentenced a seventh French jihadist to death for joining the Islamic State group. Yassin Sakkam was among 12 French citizens transferred to Iraqi authorities in January by a US-backed Kurdish-led force fighting the jihadist ...

Yezidi Woman Freed from IS in Western Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-30 15:09
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces liberated another Kurdish Yezidi woman from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq. The woman was reportedly abducted by IS back in 2014 when the jihadist group overran Sinjar and kidnapped more than 6,000 people fro ...

Erdogan meets Iraqi president as Turkey launches strikes on PKK

E-Kurd - 2019-05-29 13:46
ISTANBUL,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih on Tuesday while the Turkish military launched an operation against Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan. The two leaders held talks in Istanbul before attending a R ...

Iraqi Kurdistan elects Nechirvan Barzani in hope of restoring stability Mr Barzani is the nephew of former Kurdish president Masoud Barzani May 28, 2019

The National AE - 2019-05-29 06:08

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