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Iraqi parliament follows up on 2014 oil export lawsuit against Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-16 11:52
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi council of representatives decided to follow up on a lawsuit that was filed by the Iraqi former oil minister Jabbar Alluaib in 2014 against Turkey regarding the oil exports by the Kurdistan Region to the port of Ceyhan. Patriotic Union of ...

Hakari, Zebari tribes gunfight leaves five people wounded in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-15 10:58
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Five people were wounded in a fight between two families in Bazhera village in Akre district in Iraqi Kurdistan on Thursday, according to the Akre Health Directorate. Two of the wounded had severe injuries, so they were e ...

Gorran’s participation in new Kurdistan govt does not mean ‘be silent’ about corruption: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-06-15 10:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Change Movement (Gorran) caucus in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Ali Hama Salih said on Friday his party’s participation in the new Kurdistan regional Government (KRG) cabinet did not mean our lawmakers sh ...

Barzani cousins assume top posts in Iraqi Kurdistan

Al Monitor - 2019-06-15 00:27

Ayad Allawi Congratulates PM-Designate Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-06-14 13:44
ERBIL — Iraqi politician and the leader of National Alliance Party, Ayad Allawi, has sent a message to Kurdistan PM-designate Masrour Barzani, wishing him success for wining the confidence of the parliament. “We also have confidence in you. We know that ...

Dancing with the Devil: Rosneft and the Future of Iraqi Kurdistan Gas

Energy Reporters - 2019-06-14 12:21

Iraqi parliament demands Kurdistan government to disclose oil deals

Kurdiu - 2019-06-14 03:09

Iraqi Kurdistan president tasks PM-designate with forming government

E-Kurd - 2019-06-12 21:10
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Newly elected president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday tasked his cousin Masrour Barzani and Prime Minister designate with forming a new cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Gov ...

Family business: Nechirvan Barzani takes over presidency of Kurdistan Region from uncle

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-06-12 10:40
On 10 June 2019, Nechirvan Barzani was sworn in as president of Iraqi Kurdistan. He follows in the footsteps of his uncle Masoud Barzani, who held the post between 2005 and 2017. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Barham Salih, Iraq’s president and ...

Hadi al-Amiri Congratulates Nechirvan Barzani on Presidency

BAS News - 2019-06-11 21:28
ERBIL - Iraqi politician and head of Fatih Coalition Hadi al-Amiri has congratulated Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the new President of the Kurdistan Region. Amiri offered his congratulations during a phone call with Barzani on Tuesday evening in ...

Gunmen open fire at Gorran headquarters in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 20:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A group of unknown gunmen on Tuesday opened fire at the headquarters of the Change Movement (Gorran) in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, killing a security guard Reband Farhad. The headquarters’ guards responded to the a ...

Cousins in command seal Barzani family rule over Iraqi Kurds: analysts

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 18:02
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The succession of two powerful cousins to the top government posts in Iraqi Kurdistan has sealed the Barzani family’s “monarchic” rule over the autonomous region, analysts say. With his son and nephew at the helm, ...

Masrour Barzani named as new premier of Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 18:02
Iraqi Kurds name president’s cousin Masrour Barzani as their new PM HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament named Masrour Barzani as the region’s new premier on Tuesday, a day after his cousin was sworn in as its president. M ...

Iraqi Kurdistan names Masrour Barzani as prime minister The leading official has one month to form a government for the autonomous region June 11, 2019

The National AE - 2019-06-11 17:44

Nechirvan Barzani sworn in as president of Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 18:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Nechirvan Barzani was sworn in Monday as Iraqi Kurdistan’s second president, succeeding his uncle and veteran KDP party leader Massoud Barzani whose son Masrour will likely be nominated premier on Tuesday. On May 6 ...

Nechirvan Barzani sworn in as president of Iraqi Kurdistan | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-06-10 18:34

Nechirvan Barzani sworn in as president of Iraqi Kurdistan - The National

Thenational - 2019-06-10 16:11

Iraqi Prime Minister to Visit Erbil This Week

BAS News - 2019-06-10 15:42
ERBIL — Iraq Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi will visit Erbil later this week to congratulate the new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Abdul-Mahdi’s visit is scheduled for the end of the ...

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 ...

Iraqi Leaders Attend Kurdistan Presidential Inauguration, Call for Continued Dialogue

BAS News - 2019-06-10 13:58
ERBIL — Several Iraqi leaders attended the inauguration ceremony of the new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, in Erbil, calling for continued talks between Kurdistan Region and Iraq so to address the remaining disputes. Iraqi President Ba ...

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 ...

American English lecturer dies in balcony fall in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-09 00:56
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An American English lecturer Peter Jacksen Choi has died after falling from his balcony in the city of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan on Saturday, police said. Head of Sulaimani Police Communication and Press Office Sar ...

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 ...

Jesus Christ is the biological son of Joseph the Carpenter

E-Kurd - 2019-06-08 06:04
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net In 2015 ,some young American and Canadian citizens, of Korean origin, ended up coming to Sarsing/Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan, for supposedly tourism. I felt happy to see them and thought it is good to have them ove ...

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 ...

Russia’s Rosneft plans geological survey in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2019

E-Kurd - 2019-06-06 15:36
ST. PETERSBURG,— Russian state oil major Rosneft is going to conduct geological explorations in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2019, the pilot production at the Bijeel field began in the first quarter, the company’s CEO Igor Sechin said at the annual general meeting ...

65 illegal oil refineries still in operation in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-06 15:36
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There are still 65 out of 124 illegal refineries in Erbil province in Iraqi Kurdistan and they are still in operation and smuggle oil. According to NRT the illicit refineries do not had any legal, environmental and ...

120 villages evacuated in Iraqi Kurdistan due to Turkish strikes: official

E-Kurd - 2019-06-05 17:14
Turkish strikes wound three KDP Peshmerga fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Bradost area. HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— At least 120 villages have been evacuated in Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s sub-district of Sidakan due to Turkish airstrikes on the a ...

Rosneft plans geological explorations in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2019

TASS - 2019-06-04 17:49

Kurdistan President-Elect, Iraqi Counterpart Talk over the Phone

BAS News - 2019-06-04 02:27
ERBIL — The president-elect of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, held a phone conversation with Barham Salih, the president of Iraq, on Monday. Barzani and Barham reviewed the latest political and security developments in the region, and agreed on the ...

Deloitte report on Oil and Gas review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region – Q4 of 2018

KRG-Spain - 2019-06-04 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Today, Regional Council for Oil and Gas Affairs has published new verified data on the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports, consumption and revenues, covering the period from 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, ...

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 ...

Kurdistan referendum: Erdogan says Iraqi Kurds risk ‘ethnic war’ and threatens military response to vote | The Independent

Independent - 2019-06-02 21:20

Full text of KDP, PUK political agreement 2019, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 20:51
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Sunday has released the text of its agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Iraqi Kurdistan. The KDP said the PUK had not committed to the political agreemen ...

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 Premier League: Kurdistan Region’s Erbil secures 3-0 win

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-02 07:14
Erbil have been crowned Iraqi Premier League champions four times, most recently in the 2011-12 season. (Photo: Archive) ...

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 ...

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 ...

In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Referendum on Independence

Theintercept - 2019-05-30 22:44

New Generation leader Shaswar Abdulwahid released on bail

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 21:44
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The leader of the New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid and eight volunteers, was released on bail from Asayish custody on Thursday in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, according to Judge Omer Ahmed, spok ...

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 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran exchange prisoners

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 09:49
HAJI OMARAN, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region and Iran swapped twenty five prisoners, who had been arrested and sentenced for various crimes, at Haji Omeran international border crossing on Wednesday. Iraqi Kurdistan handed over twenty pr ...

Haider al-Abadi congratulates Barzani on the occasion of his election as President of the Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2019-05-29 14:53
WAAR_DUHOK Congratulated the former Iraqi Prime Minister and leader of the Al- Nasir coalition, Haider al-Abadi Nechirvan Barzani on the occasion of his election as President of the Kurdistan Region, and wished continued cooperation in all fields. Telegr ...

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 | Independent Newspapers Nigeria

Independent - 2019-05-29 07:27

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

Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraqi Kurdistan

The New Mail - 2019-05-29 01:13
Iraqi Kurdish politicians on Tuesday elected Nechirvan Barzani as president of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Mr Barzani received 68 votes out of a possible 111 votes in the Kurdish parliament.… The post Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraqi K ...

Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraqi Kurdistan - The National

Thenational - 2019-05-28 16:33

Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraqi Kurdistan region

E-Kurd - 2019-05-28 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Lawmakers in Kurdistan parliament elected Nechirvan Barzani as president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a spokesman for the regional parliament told Reuters on Tuesday. Barzani, who had been servi ...

Lawmakers elect Nechirvan Barzani as president of Iraqi Kurdistan - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-05-28 11:51

IRAQI KURDISH PARLIAMENT ELECTS NECHIRVAN BARZANI AS PRESIDENT OF THE KURDISTAN REGION OF IRAQ -STATE TV

Yahoo - 2019-05-28 11:29

Nechirvan Barzani Elected Iraqi Kurdistan President | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-05-28 11:29

Kurdistan Parliament Works on Proposal to Find Missing Children

BAS News - 2019-05-26 00:10
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region Parliament is working on a proposal aimed to find the children who went missing during different security incidents in Iraq, a lawmaker revealed on Saturday. The Halabja chemical attack carried out by former Iraqi Baath regim ...

Duhok: Only One Third of IDPs So Far Returned to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-25 15:13
ERBIL — Despite having declared the full victory over the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq for more than a year, only one third of the Iraqi IDPs in Kurdistan’s Duhok province have so far returned to their homes, an official said. After IS invaded a massive ar ...

Iraqi Kurdistan referendum poses challenge for Turkey | Financial Times

FT - 2019-05-25 10:03

Barzani Receive Ayad Alawi in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL — Masoud Barzani, prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, received Ayad Allawi, head of the Iraqi National Alliance, on Wednesday in Erbil. The pair reviewed the latest political developments in Iraq and the wider region, ...

10,000 illegal drug users in Iraqi Kurdistan, official says

E-Kurd - 2019-05-24 12:35
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Sulaimani’s drug czar told Rudaw TV this week that drug use is on the rise in Iraqi Kurdistan Region. “Unfortunately the number [of drug addicts] is increasing, not declining. We’ve informed the top authorities of the ...

KDP Refutes Any Secret Deal in Electing New Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has refuted the rumors claiming that there was a secret deal between the Kurdish party and certain Iraqi sides in the election of a new governor for Nineveh province. "There has not been any agreements between ...

Iraqi PM: Kurdistan, Turkey alternative route for oil exports if US-Iran tensions continue

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-22 08:37

Turkish airstrikes target PKK rebels in Iraqi Kurdistan

Al Monitor - 2019-05-21 20:17

Roadside bomb kills 9 Turkish soldiers in Iraqi Kurdistan: agency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-21 13:41
AMEDI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— According to Roj News Agency citing local sources, 9 Turkish soldiers were killed as a result of last week’s roadside bomb attack on two buses carrying Turkish security personnel in Iraqi Kurdistan, while 21 people were w ...

Parliament released five names of candidates for Iraqi Kurdistan presidency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-19 18:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Sunday announced the official names of the presidential candidates. The Kurdish parliament released five names including current Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nech ...

Iraqi Kurdistan edges towards new government | Manuel Langendorf | AW

Thearabweekly - 2019-05-19 09:20

Iraqi Kurdistan in political and economic crisis: Barzani′s sinking ship - Qantara.de

Qantara - 2019-05-19 08:48

‘Great leeway’ given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan, government says

E-Kurd - 2019-05-18 11:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari has said that a great deal of leeway is given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in accordance with the journalism law. ...

Slovenia suspends training of armed forces in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-18 11:23
LJUBLJANA,— The Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) have suspended their training of the armed forces of the Iraqi Kurdistan in Erbil due to the aggravated security situation in the country. The Slovenian contingent will nevertheless stay in Iraq and continue t ...

Erbil and Baghdad Sign New Commercial Agreement

BAS News - 2019-05-17 00:37
ERBIL - Officials from the Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Trade have signed a new commercial agreement with their Iraqi counterparts, an official said on Thursday. Talking to BasNews, Nawzad Adham, director general of trade at the Kurdistan Regional Gove ...

Russia’s Gazprom Neft says oil output at Iraqi Kurdistan field at 35,000 bpd

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 17:47
MOSCOW,— Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said on Thursday that daily production at its Garmian oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan had reached 35,000 barrels. In June 15, 2018 Gazprom Neft said that daily oil production at its Garmian oil field in Iraqi Kurdi ...

A qualitative assessment of women’s perspectives and experience of female genital mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan Region | BMC Women's Health | Full Text

Biomedcentral - 2019-05-16 13:49

Hawija: Four Iraqi Police Officers, One Soldier Killed by IS

BAS News - 2019-05-15 23:42
ERBIL - At least four Iraqi Federal Police officers and a soldier were killed on Wednesday evening in an attack carried out by the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) in Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest Kirkuk). Kurdistan 24 cited a police source as ...

Kurdistan Regional and Iraqi Federal governments meet in Erbil

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-05-14 20:29

Shafaaq: Senator Duckworth: Kurdistan is model for Iraq; ISIS not defeated

Justice for Kurds - 2019-05-14 18:11
“I think what the Kurds have been able to do,” US Senator Tammy Duckworth said earlier this week, “sets an example” for the rest of Iraq. Duckworth fought in the US Army in the early years of Operation Iraqi Freedom OIF), as the pilot of a Blackhawk helic ...

KDP Bloc at Iraqi Parliament Decries Latest Arabization Attempt in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-14 15:52
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) bloc at the Iraqi parliament has condemned the recent attempt by Arabs to forcefully occupy the Kurdish villages in Kirkuk province. “There is a plot to change the demography of Palkan and 17 other villages. We st ...

Nechirvan Barzani is Kurdistan presidential candidate of KDP, PUK, Gorran: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-05-14 15:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Current Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani is the presidential candidate for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), and Change Movement ...

Nearly 3,000 Yazidis abducted by Islamic State still missing: KRG official

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 17:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari said on Sunday that 2,913 out of the 6,284 Yazidis who were abducted by Islamic State (IS/ISIS) militants remain missin ...

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament opens door to nominations of presidential candidates

E-Kurd - 2019-05-12 15:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Sunday opened door to nominations of presidential candidates. The parliament’s presidency that includes speaker and its two deputies met on Sunday to discuss the nominations of preside ...

Iraqi oil minister warns Kurdistan region

Kurdiu - 2019-05-11 19:37

Senior Gorran members slam the reactivation of Kurdistan presidency law

E-Kurd - 2019-05-10 10:45
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Several senior members of the Change Movement (Gorran) said Thursday that the push to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan Region presidency law stemmed from an “undemocratic desire” and was “sultanist.” The law was approved in ...

Iraqi Council of Representatives investigates the exports of oil in the Kurdistan region

Kurdiu - 2019-05-09 23:05

UAE Consul-General presents credentials to Iraqi Kurdistan's PM - Emirates24|7

Emirates247 - 2019-05-09 16:49

Plastic bags banned at bakeries in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-09 13:24
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Citing health concerns, authorities in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan have issued a ban on plastic bags at bakeries across the city, instructing bakers to switch to paper. “Plastic has abundant disadvantages, endan ...

Intel: How new presidency will affect power dynamics in Iraqi Kurdistan

Al Monitor - 2019-05-08 22:14

Emirates News Agency - UAE Consul-General presents credentials to Iraqi Kurdistan's PM

WAM - 2019-05-08 21:23

Parliament approves legislation to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan’s presidency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-08 18:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament voted on Wednesday to approve legislation that reactivates the Kurdistan Region’s Presidency. Eighty-nine members of parliament voted in favor of the bill, twelve lawmakers voted against ...

Iraqi Foreign Ministry to Open Office in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-08 00:38
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to open an office in the Kurdistan Region to facilitate the citizens' paperwork, a lawmaker confirmed on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Muthanna Amin, head of Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) at the Ir ...

Pearl Petroleum to raise funding for Iraqi Kurdistan investment - TXF News

Txfnews - 2019-05-08 00:06

28 violations against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan in first four months of 2019: watchdog

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There were at least 28 cases of violations against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan region in the first four months of 2019, according to statistics kept by a media watchdog group. Statistics from the Metro Center for J ...

Man hangs his own daughter in Iraqi Kurdistan over her love relationship

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A young Kurdish girl was hanged to death earlier on Saturday in Iraqi Kurdistan region reportedly after her father found out about her love relationship. Speaking to BasNews, Erbil Police Chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat, ...

Airline launches new flights between Netherlands and Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 15:13
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The first direct flights from a Dutch airport in Eindhoven, operated by Turkish company Freebird Airlines, arrived in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region capital of Erbil on Sunday, and in Sulaimani on Monday. During a press c ...

KRG to Send Abroad More Victims of Chemical Attacks by Saddam's Regime

BAS News - 2019-05-07 00:53
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will send abroad a number of survivors of the chemical attacks carried out by the former Iraqi regime led by Saddam al-Hussein in the 1980s, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Monday. The stateme ...

Hatha al-youm: KDP, PUK sign final deal on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

Justice for Kurds - 2019-05-06 23:41
(Hatha al-Youm | Iraq News)- KDP deputy leader Nechirvan Barzani (L) shakes hands with PUK acting leader Kosrat Rasul after signing a new agreement on Kurdistan government formation in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, May 5, 2019. Photo: NRT SULAIMANI, Iraq’s ...

Pearl Petroleum to raise funding to invest in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 16:01
ABU DHABI,— Pearl Petroleum, a consortium majority-owned by Abu Dhabi-listed Dana Gas and its affiliate Crescent Petroleum, plans to raise funding, including a $300-400 million bond sale, for its investments in Iraqi Kurdistan, the chief executive of Dan ...

Pearl Petroleum to raise funding for Iraqi Kurdistan investment, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

Indiatimes - 2019-05-06 13:20

UPDATE 1-Pearl Petroleum to raise funding for Iraqi Kurdistan investment - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-05-06 12:33

KDP, PUK sign final deal on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-05-05 20:59
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK have signed an agreement that finalizes the latter’s participation in the new Iraqi Kurdistan government. In the presence of many senior part ...

Car Accident on Erbil-Mosul Road Leaves 2 Killed, 12 Injured

BAS News - 2019-05-05 00:13
ERBIL — At least two passengers were killed on Saturday in a car accident while a dozen more were injured on the main road between Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil and Iraqi city of Mosul. A van, carrying 14 people, overturned on the highway, killing two ...

Iraqi Kurdistan ‘repaid’ over $1 billion in loans: KRG finance minister

E-Kurd - 2019-05-03 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has repaid several separate loans worth of more than $1 million, Finance and Economy Minister Rebaz Hamlan said on Thursday. During a meeting with a delegation from the Fre ...

Nineveh Arab Tribes Warn of Civil War in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-02 23:52
ERBIL - The Sunni Arab tribes in the Iraqi province of Nineveh Plains have warned of a civil war in Mosul city, accusing the former governor of Nineveh, Atheel al-Nujaifi, of triggering the possible conflict. Explaining to Kurdistan 24, Sheikh Muzahim al ...

Iraqi Kurdistan bans imports of cement to support local producers

E-Kurd - 2019-05-02 19:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s Ministry of Finance and Economy has banned imports of cement in an effort to prevent oversupply and support local producers. The ministry announced that the decision would take effect on Wednesday ...
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