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52% of undergraduates students in Iraqi Kurdistan are women: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-12-06 22:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—Women comprise 52 percent of the total number of undergraduates currently studying in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Aram Qadir has s ...

Fuel supply biggest challenge for electricity sector in Iraqi Kurdistan: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-12-05 18:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Electricity Kamal Mohammad Salih said on Thursday that the biggest challenge for the electricity sector is lack of fuel. The Kurdistan Region has fourteen power ...

Iraqi Protesters Demand Dissolution of Parliament

BAS News - 2019-12-05 18:07
ERBIL - After they left no choice for former PM Adil Abdul Mahdi but to resign, Iraqi protesters have now begun to demand for the dissolution of the country's parliament. Kurdistan 24 cited its corespondent in the area as saying that the demonstrators ha ...

Kurdistan, Iraqi government reach deal on budget, loans and oil: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-12-05 14:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reached an understanding with Iraq’s federal government on the repayment of debt owed by the KRG, said a senior official on Thursday. Erbil has also agreed to hand over “ ...

Chinese language department opened at Iraqi Kurdistan’s Salahaddin University

E-Kurd - 2019-12-05 00:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Chinese Language department has been opened on Tuesday at Salahuddin University in Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Minister of Higher Education and Scienti ...

Iraqi Kurdistan bans incantation, sorcery and jinn removal

E-Kurd - 2019-12-04 20:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Ministry of Interior has instituted a ban on magic, incantation, sorcery, and removing jinn from people’s bodies in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, according to an official directive. In a communiqué dated December 1, ...

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament approves of amendments to land ownership bill

E-Kurd - 2019-12-04 20:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Wednesday approved amendments to a land ownership bill after it was reviewed and returned to the chamber by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The legislation passed with 74 lawm ...

Gazprom Neft says oil output in Iraqi Kurdistan reached 3 mln tonnes

E-Kurd - 2019-12-04 08:23
MOSCOW,— Russia’s Gazprom Neft said on Tuesday it had produced 3 million tonnes of oil since beginning commercial operations at its Sarqala oilfield in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. Gazprom Neft said its current daily production at the oilfield stood at 4,000 ...

Major lawsuit brought against Iraqi Kurdistan government-linked company: documents

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 21:41
Editorial | Exclusive to Ekurd.net HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Sarbaz Hawrami named in fraudulent dealings with Stati Party Moldovan-Romanian companies in Swedish case promulgated on November 25, 2019, a document by Ministry of Justice of the ...

KRG delegation will visit Baghdad to push for the provision of the budget and salaries, and the constitutional rights of the Peshmerga and Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-12-02 03:33
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The recent developments and political situation in Iraq, coupled with the resignation of Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abd-alMahdi, poses a number of questions, particularly in regards to Erbil-Baghdad relations and the a ...

Corruption one of ‘biggest issues’ facing Iraqi Kurdistan’s institutions: Erbil governor

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 01:08
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Governor of Erbil said Sunday that corruption is one of the “biggest issues” that has faced Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) institutions. His remarks came during an event in Erbil organized by the K ...

Nechirvan and Masrour Barzani visit United Arab Emirates

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 01:08
DUBAI,— A senior delegation from Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday at the invitation of the nation’s Crown Prince. Iraqi Kurdistan President Nechirvan Barzani and Prime Minister Masrour Barzani le ...

KRG Ready to Treat Those Injured in Iraq’s Protests

BAS News - 2019-12-01 20:00
ERBIL - Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Health has shown its readiness to receive the injured Iraqi protesters for treatment. The ministry said in a statement that hospitals and other medical centers are now open to receive wounded demo ...

41 HIV cases registered in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2019: health minister

E-Kurd - 2019-12-01 16:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Minister of Health in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Saman Hussein Muhammad Barzinji has said that 41 people were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and admitted to hospitals in Iraqi Kurdistan Region so far in 2019. Dur ...

KRG Delegation in Baghdad to Sign Budget Deal: Interior Minister

BAS News - 2019-12-01 10:26
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is visiting Baghdad to meet with Iraqi counterparts and ultimately sign an agreement on budget, said Kurdistan Region’s Interior Minister Rebar Ahmad on Sunday. Speaking to reporters from ...

KRG to Send Over 50 Halabja Chemical Attack Survivors Abroad for Treatment

BAS News - 2019-11-30 23:31
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will send abroad over 50 survivors of the chemical attacks, conducted by the former Iraqi Baath regime, to receive treatment. Confirming to BasNews, Luqman Abdulqadir, head of the Halabja Chemical Attack Vi ...

Lawmakers to look into corruption at University of Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-11-30 14:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan parliament’s Integrity Committee (Kurdistan Region Anti-Corruption Commission) said on Friday that it will investigate the disappearance of 261 million Iraqi dinars ($220,000) from the College of Ba ...

Islamic State attack kills three security Asayish members in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-11-30 11:58
GERMIYAN, Iraqi Kurdistan,— Islamic State militants attacked a small town in a part of Iraqi Kurdistan known as Garmiyan late Friday, killing three Kurdish Asayish (security) personnel including a commander and injuring eight others. A top-ranking local ...

Iraqi Kurdistan PM Masrour Barzani meets with Turkish officials in Ankara

E-Kurd - 2019-11-28 17:24
ANKARA,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani arrived in Ankara on Thursday for talks with senior Turkish officials. In his first trip abroad as PM, Barzani met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu upon his arrival to Ankara. C ...

Iraqi Constitution not the cause of problems

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-27 22:17
Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), during an interview with Kurdistan 24 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Coalition drives to build Iraqi Kurdistan’s Peshmerga into a self-sustaining force

Thedefensepost - 2019-11-27 13:51

Nechirvan Barzani meets with political parties in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-11-26 15:30
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani arrives in Sulaimani city on Tuesday where he met with several political parties to discuss the prospective agreement between Erbil and Baghdad over oil and budget an ...

375 reported cases of violence against women in Iraqi Kurdistan in 9 months: directorate

E-Kurd - 2019-11-26 09:52
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The General-Directorate of Combating Violence Against Women has said that it recorded as many as 375 cases of gender-based violence in just nine months this year. The general directorate said on Monday that at leas ...

Erbil and Baghdad Reach Agreement on Oil and Budget

BAS News - 2019-11-25 17:06
ERBIL - Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban announced on Monday that Erbil and Baghdad had reached an agreement on the oil and budget disputes. After a meeting with a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Ghadhban told reporters that th ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s High Council of Women Affairs rejects allegations of corruption

E-Kurd - 2019-11-24 23:05
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) High Council of Women Affairs said in a statement on Sunday that they rejected allegations of corruption made against them by two lawmakers in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament. ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Army in Jalawla: Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2019-11-24 22:08
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents carried out an attack on the Iraqi army in Jalawla, south of Kirkuk, on Sunday night, with casualties reported. Confirming to BasNews, Mahmood Dalo, a Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) representative to the area ...

PM Barzani Hails Progress in Erbil-Baghdad Ties

BAS News - 2019-11-24 21:35
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has hailed the progress in the relations between Erbil and Baghdad, noting that talks with Iraqi officials are at a good level. Barzani made the remarks after a meeting with a delegation who visited ...

US to Prolong Assistance to KRG, Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-11-24 17:15
ERBIL - The US will prolong its assistance to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Peshmerga forces, reiterating support to cooperations between the Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops in the fight against terrorism. During a visit to Kurdista ...

Erbil, Baghdad Expected to Sign Budget Deal This Week: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:01
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will dispatch a delegation to Baghdad on Monday for talks over Iraq’s 2020 budget bill, said KRG representative to Baghdad. Fars Mousa told BasNews that the delegation will meet with Iraqi Minister of Finan ...

Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Barzani of Iraqi Kurdistan Region Before Bilateral Meeting | Mirage News

Miragenews - 2019-11-24 14:53

Metro Center demands implementation of journalism law in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-11-24 13:43
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—The Metro Center for Journalists’ Rights and Advocacy said on Saturday that they want the Journalism Law of 2007 to be implemented in Iraqi Kurdistan and warned against rushing to support a proposed Media High Council ...

Erbil and Baghdad Close to a Deal on Oil and Budget: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-11-24 09:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Iraqi federal government are closer to a final agreement which would address their oil and budget disputes, said Erbil’s envoy. Earlier on Saturday, a high-level delegation from the KRG visited Baghdad ...

Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Barzani of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Before Bilateral Meeting | The White House

Whitehouse - 2019-11-24 08:25

Iraqi Kurdistan Could Soon Start Shipping 250,000 bpd of Crude to Baghdad | Financial Tribune

Financialtribune - 2019-11-24 07:27

Pence Reaffirms US' Support to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-11-23 20:20
ERBIL - US Vice President Mike Pence has reaffirmed his country's support to the Kurdistan Region and the Peshmerga forces. Pence arrived in Baghdad on Saturday during an unannounced trip to Iraq, without holding any meetings with the Iraqi officials. He ...

Investment in Iraqi Kurdistan’s agriculture being neglected: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-11-23 09:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Begard Talabani has said that investment in the Kurdish Region’s agricultural sector is being neglected. “We are working on amen ...

Iraqi Kurdistan Not Considering Closing Border With Syria Over Refugees - Envoy To US - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-11-23 01:50

Iraqi Kurdistan Faces Challenge Over 16,700 Syrian Refugees Since Turkish Operation- Envoy - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-11-22 20:28

Kurdistan could start oil deliveries to Baghdad in 2020: Iraqi minister

E-Kurd - 2019-11-22 15:55
BAGHDAD,— The semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq could start delivering 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil to the Baghdad federal government by early 2020, Iraq’s oil minister said. The oil would be delivered to state oil marketer SOMO which woul ...

Armenia opening consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan - PanARMENIAN.Net

Panarmenian - 2019-11-22 12:57

Islamic preacher found dead in Iraqi Kurdistan capital: police

E-Kurd - 2019-11-22 10:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Kurdish Islamic preacher was found dead in iraqi Kurdistan region’s capital, Erbil, on Thursday, police said. Erbil Police Spokesman Hogir Aziz told NRT that the body of preacher Yousif Ahmed Sheikh Bzeni was fou ...

KRG Delegation to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-11-21 22:52
ERBIL - A Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi Parliament revealed on Thursday that a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will visit Baghdad in the near future. MP Sherwan Mirza told BasNews that the delegates will head to Baghdad next week ...

Former factory in Iraqi Kurdistan stirs hope for cultural tourism | The Art Newspaper

Theartnewspaper - 2019-11-21 18:53

Masrour Barzani claims corruption reduced a ‘great deal’ in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-11-21 14:23
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has managed to reduce corruption significantly in the Kurdish region, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani claimed on Wednesday. Speaking at the American University of Kurdistan in Duh ...

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament only adopted two laws over past year: organization

E-Kurd - 2019-11-20 22:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan parliament has only adopted two laws and issued eleven other decisions over the past year, according to an analysis by a local think tank. The Research and Development Organization (RDO) released a ...

No Foreign Agendas Can Tackle Crisis in Iraq: Kurdistan Interior Minister

BAS News - 2019-11-20 10:34
ERBIL — Iraq should draw up and follow an “Iraqi” agenda to overcome the ongoing crisis as no foreign agendas could succeed in this respect, said Rebar Ahmad, Kurdistan Region’s Interior Minister. “Any faction following a foreign agenda, the problems wil ...

Poisoned cakes from Turkey? A video causes panic in Iraqi Kurdistan and all around the world

E-Kurd - 2019-11-19 14:03
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— People all over the world have been sharing a video that supposedly shows poisonous tablets hidden inside mini snack cakes manufactured in Turkey. The FRANCE 24 Observers examined this video, which has been circula ...

Peshmerga not Involved in Security Crackdown against Iraqi Protesters: KDP

BAS News - 2019-11-18 08:51
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces have no role in the security crackdown against the ongoing protests in Baghdad and several other southern provinces of Iraq, said Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). Since early October, thousands of Iraqis have ...

Masrour Barzani rejects allegation of $47 million property purchase in U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-11-17 20:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The office of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has rejected allegations that a limited liability corporation with purported ties to the Barzani family purchased two mansions in Bev ...

President Barzani Meets Iraqi Leaders in Baghdad

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-11-17 19:30
Baghdad, Iraq, 13 November 2019 President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani arrived in Baghdad for a series of meetings with Iraqi leaders. President Barzani met with Iraq’s President Barham Salih, Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and the S ...

International Community Must Do More to Help IDPs in Kurdistan: PM

BAS News - 2019-11-16 18:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister reiterated a call on the international community to “do more” in delivering aid to the 1.1 million Iraqi IDPs and Syrian refugees sheltered in the Kurdistan Region. The Kurdish prime minister also thanked the peopl ...

Turkish military in for the long haul in Iraqi Kurdistan | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-16 09:33

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament to write constitution in current term: Hawrami

E-Kurd - 2019-11-16 07:07
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A constitution for Iraq’s Kurdistan region will be written during the current term of the Kurdistan Parliament, Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami said on Thursday. After 28 years of governing and nine cabinets, Iraqi Ku ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Barzani family spends $47 million on two Beverly Hills homes

E-Kurd - 2019-11-15 20:50
LOS ANGELES,— Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is one of Southern California’s biggest tourist draws outside of Disneyland, its glitzy collection of designer boutiques — Chanel, Hermès, Bottega Veneta and more — forming their own sort of Magic Kingdom to lur ...

Kurdish parties to present a single list at next Iraqi elections

ANF - 2019-11-14 19:39
Abdurehman Mistefa, co-chairn of the Kurdistan alliances list, said that Kurdish parties would contest the forthcoming elections in Iraq with a single list. ...

Barzani’s Of Iraqi Kurdistan Linked To $47M Mansion Buys

Therealdeal - 2019-11-14 03:34

Kurdistan President meets top Iraqi officials amid simmering unrest

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-13 23:46

Kurdistan Region President Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-11-13 10:40
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday morning. Barzani is expected to meet with top Iraqi officials to discuss a range of issues, including the relations between Erbil and Baghdad and their remaining dispute ...

Kurdistan President Meets with Iraqi President, PM, Speaker in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-11-13 10:40
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President held separate meetings with Iraqi President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi, and Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi on Wednesday. Barzani arrived in Baghdad earlier the day, reportedly to discuss the ...

Iraq Provincial Election Postponed

BAS News - 2019-11-12 18:37
ERBIL - Iraqi Council of Ministers decided on Tuesday to postpone the provincial elections, as the evolving situation in the country is yet to be addressed. The elections had been scheduled for the 1st of April, 2020, with the Kurdistan Region expressing ...

IDPs in Kurdistan Region Can Vote in Iraq’s Provincial Election: Federal Court

BAS News - 2019-11-12 11:02
ERBIL — Iraqi Federal Court issued a ruling on Tuesday to allow the displaced people from the disputed Kurdish areas to cast their votes in the upcoming provincial elections. Kurdistan Region Parliament previously appealed to the Federal Court of Iraq to ...

Qara Tapa: 13 Iraqi Soldiers Killed, Injured in IS Ambush

BAS News - 2019-11-11 22:30
ERBIL - At least 13 Iraqi soldiers were killed or wounded in an Islamic State (IS) ambush in disputed town of Qara Tapa on Monday afternoon, an official confirmed. Speaking to BasNews, Mohammed Omer, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) representative ...

Lawyers in Kurdistan Region Urge Iraq to Halt Efforts to Amend Constitution

BAS News - 2019-11-07 19:35
ERBIL - A number of lawyers in the Kurdistan Region have called on Iraq to halt the efforts to amend the country's Constitution, arguing that the steps are not "constitutional." Iraqi Parliament earlier the month formed a committee to amend the Constitut ...

Kurdistan Region receives only 5 percent of Iraqi budget: PM Masrour Barzani

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-06 20:42

U.K. Minister for Armed Forces: “We will continue to support the Peshmerga.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-06 17:07
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Mark Lancaster, U.K. Minister for Armed Forces, shared some words regarding their role in Iraq and Kurdistan Region during a Parliament session and said, “The United Kingdom is committed to support the Iraqi Security F ...

Kurdistan Political Parties Support Demands of Iraqi Protesters | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-11-06 08:29

Kurdistan Region Against Amending Iraqi Constitution if Its Rights Not Preserved: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-05 20:21
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has made it clear that Erbil would not support the plan for amending the Iraqi Constitution if fhe rights of the autonomous region are not preserved. The Kurdish prime minister made the remarks duri ...

No "Magic Wand" for Iraqi PM to Address All Challenges: Kurdistan President

BAS News - 2019-11-05 18:29
ERBIL - The current Iraqi government cannot be blamed for the situation in Iraq alone while the previous cabinets are responsible too, Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani argued on Tuesday, adding that the Iraqi premier has no magic wand to addr ...

KRG Supports Iraq's Efforts for Reforms: Kurdistan President

BAS News - 2019-11-05 16:40
"All sides in Kurdistan should come together" ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government will support all the efforts by the Iraqi government for reforms and meeting the protesters' demands, Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani said on Tuesday. Ba ...

KRG’s Rights Must Be Preserved in Case of Amendment to Iraq’s Constitution: Kurdistan Leadership

BAS News - 2019-11-05 12:29
ERBIL - The leadership of the Kurdistan Region has reiterated its stance on a possible amendment to the Iraqi Constitution, saying that the rights of the people of the autonomous region must be preserved. President Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister Masro ...

Iraqi President Arrives in Erbil to Discuss Emerging Political Challenges

BAS News - 2019-11-04 19:17
ERBIL — Iraqi President Barham Salih arrived on Monday in Erbil where he was received by his Kurdish counterpart, Nechirvan Barzani. BasNews has learned that the Iraqi president is scheduled to meet with Kurdistan President, Prime Minister, Parliament Sp ...

Barzani, Rafidain Center for Dialogue Discuss Iraqi Politics

BAS News - 2019-11-04 16:24
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Monday a delegation from Al-Rafidain Center for Dialogue in Erbil to discuss the latest developments in Iraq. During the meeting, officials exchang ...

Iraqi President to Visit Erbil

BAS News - 2019-11-04 14:38
ERBIL - Iraqi President Barham Salih is expected to visit the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil on Monday evening. During his stay in the autonomous region, Salih is said to hold meetings with the senior Kurdish officials and discuss the recent tensions i ...

Barzani Refutes Claims of Compromise on Article 140 with Iraq

BAS News - 2019-11-03 15:02
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has refuted claims of any compromises on Article 140 with the Iraqi government. According to a statement by his office, Barzani has strongly criticized reports ...

Iraqi Constitution Requires Implementation, Not Amendment: Kurdistan President

BAS News - 2019-10-31 10:32
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani argued on Thursday that there is no need to amend the Iraqi Constitution if its articles are implemented. Barzani made the remarks during a speech at the sixth congress of the Kurdistan Bar Association ...

Erbil Opposes Amendment to Iraqi Constitution Unless Rights are Preserved: PM

BAS News - 2019-10-30 17:03
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani made it clear that Erbil opposes any amendments to the the Iraqi Constitution if the rights of the Kurdish people are not preserved. Barzani made the remarks during a meeting of the Kurdistan Region ...

Several Iraqi Media Outlets to Open Offices in Erbil Amid Protests: Official

BAS News - 2019-10-29 14:12
ERBIL - As protests in Iraq have turned violent and a number of offices of media TV channels and outlets were previously burned, several of them are making preparations to open their offices in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil. Secretary General of t ...

PM Barzani, Falih Fayadh Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Ties

BAS News - 2019-10-27 16:10
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received on Sunday the Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih Fayadh for talks on the ties between Erbil and Baghdad. Barzani and Fayadh exchanged views on the relations between the Kurdistan Region ...

Barzani, Falih Fayadh Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-10-27 14:35
ERBIL - Kurdish influential leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Sunday Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih Fayadh in Erbil to discuss the latest political and security developments in Iraq. During the meetin ...

US Forces Leave Iraq Towards Oil Fields in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-26 19:59
ERBIL - A convoy of the US forces were photographed on Saturday as crossing the Iraqi border towards the oil fields in neighboring Syria. Local sources told Kurdistan 24 that the US convoy was heading to Deir al-Zour to protect the oils fields there, as ...

Iraqi Parliamentary Session to Vote on Reform Package Postponed

BAS News - 2019-10-26 16:21
ERBIL - The Iraqi Parliament postponed a session which was expected to be held on Saturday afternoon to discuss a reform package proposed by PM Adil Abdul Mahdi to meet the protesters' demands. Sources told Kurdistan 24 that Saturday's “emergency" sessio ...

FarsNews Agency - Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan Region to Further Broaden Political, Trade Ties

Farsnews - 2019-10-25 21:51

Turkish drone kills two senior PKK members in Iraqi Kurdistan: Asayish

E-Kurd - 2019-10-25 20:45
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Two senior members of the Kurdistan Communities Group (KCK), the political umbrella group that includes the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), were killed while on Mount Azmar overlooking the city of Sulaimani, Iraqi Kur ...

Iraqi Premier League: Kurdistan Region clubs share points in 1-1 draw

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-25 06:09
The match was played at the Franso Hariri Stadium in the Kurdistan Region capital of Erbil, Oct. 22, 2019. (Photo: Hamid Majid) ...

Erbil-Baghdad Meetings Delayed Due to Protests: KRG Envoy

BAS News - 2019-10-24 17:19
ERBIL — The planned meetings between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Federal Government of Iraq have been delayed and may be further delayed due to the looming protests in the Iraqi capital. Earlier in October, thousands of Iraqis took to ...

Kurds unable to unite against Turkey’s aggression

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-10-24 17:02
Turkish products sold in Iraqi Kurdistan can be recognized by a barcode starting with the numbers 868 or 869. These make it easier for Kurds to boycott Turkish products in protest against Turkey’s invasion of north-eastern Syria on 9 October 2019. Or does ...

Syrian Kurdish refugees pay hundreds of dollars to cross border into Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 16:30
DUHOK, Iraqi Kurdistan,— Refugees fleeing Turkish forces are being charged hundreds of US dollars each to cross from Syria into Iraq, according to Sky News sources. Kurds forced from their homes in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria) by Turkey’s incurs ...

Iraqi Kurdish famous poet known as the ‘General of Autumn’ commits suicide: police

E-Kurd - 2019-10-23 16:19
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Famous Kurdish poet Muhammad Omar Osman, popularly known as the “General of Autumn” was found dead at his house on Tuesday in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan. Sulaimani Police Media and Relations Director chief Sark ...

Iraqi Kurds turn to Zoroastrianism as faith, identity entwine

E-Kurd - 2019-10-23 12:06
DARBANDIKHAN, Iraqi Kurdistan,— In a ceremony at an ancient, ruined temple in Iraqi Kurdistan, Faiza Fuad joined a growing number of Kurds who are leaving Islam to embrace the faith of their ancestors — Zoroastrianism. Years of violence by the Islamic St ...

Iraqi, Syrian Kurds pelt U.S. troops with rocks and potatoes as they pull out from Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-10-22 16:56
HEWLÊR/QAMISHLO,— Betrayed Syrian Kurds hurled potatoes and abuse at a withdrawing convoy of US troops as they passed through the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan on their way to Iraqi Kurdistan, after Trump vowed to pull U.S. troops fro ...

Iraqi Kurds appreciate U.S. forces despite pullout from Syrian Kurdistan, president says

E-Kurd - 2019-10-22 11:25
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—Iraqi Kurdish president Nechirvan Barzani said on Monday that the United States pulling out of Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in southeastern Syria, was “undesirable” but that the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdist ...

U.S. troops cross into Iraq from Syria

NBC News - 2019-10-22 07:08
NBC News journalists saw a convoy of U.S. military vehicles with American flags on the outskirts of Dohuk, a city in Iraqi Kurdistan. ...

IRAQI KURDISH PRESIDENT BARZANI SAYS U.S.-LED COALITION PLAYED MAJOR ROLE IN PROTECTING KURDISTAN REGION, APPRECIATION FOR ITS ROLE 'SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED BY UNDESIRABLE POLITICAL DECISIONS' -STATEMENT

Yahoo - 2019-10-22 06:42

Kurdistan Alliance set for Iraqi provincial elections; list of candidates settled

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-21 21:58

U.S. troops cross into Iraqi Kurdistan as part of withdrawal from Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-21 20:07
DOHUK, Iraqi Kurdistan,— The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Mond ...

Refugees at a camp in Iraqi Kurdistan express anger over U.S. "betrayal" - 41NBC News | WMGT-DT

41nbc - 2019-10-19 18:43

Journalist Amanj Babani, his wife and son die in tragic circumstances in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-19 02:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish journalists Amanj Babani and Lana Muhammad died in tragic circumstances along with their three-year old son Hano in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan on Wednesday October 16, 2019. In the early hours of Thursd ...

Over 2,300, mostly Syrian Kurds, fleeing Turkish invasion seek refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 15:23
GENEVA,—The United Nations said Friday that more than 2,300 people, mostly women and children, had fled fighting in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria) and crossed into Iraqi Kurdistan in recent days. “For the fourth consecutive day, UNHCR … has been r ...

PM Barzani Receives French FM, Discuss IS Detainees in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-18 11:05
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Friday received French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Erbil. Le Drian arrived in Erbil Thursday evening after a visit to Baghdad where he discussed the repatriation of Iraqi Islamic State ...

Refugees at a camp in Iraqi Kurdistan express anger over U.S. "betrayal"

NBC News - 2019-10-18 00:07
NBC News went to a refugee camp where hundreds of Kurds are sheltering from Turkey's offensive. ...
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