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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. ...

The Betrayal of The Kurds—Again

Stephen Mansfield - 2019-10-17 00:11
Donald Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds may be one of the most important events to happen in our lifetime. Having just returned from Iraqi Kurdistan, Stephen shares his knowledge and personal experience regarding U.S. policy and matters involving the Kurds a ...

Hundreds of Syrian Kurds fleeing Turkish invasion seek refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 23:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Hundreds of Kurds from Syrian Kurdistan entered neighbouring Iraqi’s Kurdistan autonomous region on Wednesday, fleeing a Turkish invasion, an official said. “On Wednesday, about 800 Syrian refugees entered Iraqi Ku ...

'If they see a Kurd, they’ll kill them': Syrian Kurds flee to Iraqi Kurdistan Thousands are displaced from north-east Syria after Turkey's incursion and the Syrian regime's deal with Kurdish groups October 16, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-16 19:21

Peshmerga Minister to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-10-13 10:27
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Minister Shorish Ismail will lead a high-level delegation to Baghdad today. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the Peshmerga delegation will hold talks with the counterparts at the Iraqi Defense Ministr ...

Kurdish MP demands closure of Qatar’s Al Jazeera TV office in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-12 19:04
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan,— A Kurdish lawmaker called on Friday for closing the offices of Qatar’s Al Jazeera television in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region over the Gulf country’s support for the Turkish military operation against Kurdish forces in Syrian Ku ...

Exclusive: Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan ink landmark energy contracts - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-12 12:21

Iraqi Kurdistan-focused Pearl Petroleum starts bond marketing for gas field expansion

E-Kurd - 2019-10-11 23:58
LONDON,— Iraqi Kurdistan-focused energy company Pearl Petroleum is to meet fixed income investors in a series of road shows next week ahead of a potential U.S. dollar bond issue to fund a gas field expansion, sources told Reuters on Friday. Pearl Petrole ...

Turkey launches air strike on Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killed

Yahoo - 2019-10-11 21:17

President Nechirvan Barzani Meets with Sheikh Jamal Al-Dhari

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-10 18:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 09 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with the Secretary-General of the Iraqi National Project, Sheikh Jamal Al-Dhari. They discussed the political and security situation in Iraq, the latest demonstrations in Baghdad an ...

President Barzani Meets Former Iraqi President Masoum

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-10 18:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 09 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with former Iraqi President, Dr. Fuad Masoum. President Barzani stressed the need for security and stability in Iraq and described the federal government’s decision to implement the ...

Kurdistan PM, Former Iraqi President Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-10-09 22:21
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received on Wednesday former Iraqi President Fuad Masum in Erbil, to discuss the latest developments concerning the Erbil-Baghdad relations. At the beginning of the meeting, according to a readout b ...

President Barzani and Ezzat Al-Shabander Discuss Latest Developments

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-09 16:30
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 8 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with veteran Iraqi politician, Ezzat Al-Shabander. They discussed the recent demonstrations in Iraq and ways to de-escalate and prevent further violence, as well as the latest securi ...

Iraqi Parliament Halts Provincial, Municipality Councils’ Activity

BAS News - 2019-10-08 18:51
ERBIL - Iraqi lawmakers on Tuesday passed a new proposal to halt the activities at the provincial and municipality councils, while issuing 20 decrees in favor of the protesters. Kurdistan 24 cited its correspondent in Baghdad as saying that Parliament Sp ...

Iraqi Kurdistan urges Russia to help Kurds in Syria

TASS - 2019-10-08 14:38
The head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party"expressed worries regarding the future of Kurds in Syria to the Russian Foreign Minister and asked that Russia play its role in case of any event or change" ...

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with officials

E-Kurd - 2019-10-08 12:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on late Monday, following his visit to Baghdad and was received by Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masrour ...

Iraqi president, finance minister meet with senior Kurdistan Region officials

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-08 06:26

Lavrov meets with Iraqi Kurdistan’s president

TASS - 2019-10-08 06:01
Journalists saw only the beginning of the meeting when the sides exchanged greetings ...

Russia, Iraqi Kurdistan to continue contacts to reach concrete agreements — Moscow - Russian Politics & Diplomacy - TASS

TASS - 2019-10-08 00:44

President Nechirvan Barzani Meets with U.S. Delegation

KRG-Spain - 2019-10-08 00:06
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 03 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani received American Senator Tammy Baldwin and her accompanying delegation. President Barzani stressed on resolving outstanding issues in accordance with the Iraqi constitution and forming ...

Lavrov having meeting with leader of Iraqi Kurds

TASS - 2019-10-07 23:11
It is the Russian top diplomat’s first visit to Iraqi Kurdistan ...

Barzani, Allawi Reaffirm Support to Abdul Mahdi's Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-10-07 21:23
They agreed on a range of points ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader, and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, with Ayad Allawi, head of the Iraqi National Alliance, have reaffirmed their support to PM Adil Abdul Mahdi and his cabinet. ...

Lavrov holding closed-door talks with Iraqi Kurdistan prime minister - Russian Politics & Diplomacy - TASS

TASS - 2019-10-07 21:14

Crescent Petroleum Sees Potential for Iraqi Kurdistan Gas Exports to Turkey [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-07 16:55

Eyewitness: from the Camino de Santiago to Iraqi Kurdistan | ICN

Indcatholicnews - 2019-10-06 21:14

High chance of PUK withdrawing from Iraqi Kurdistan government: official

E-Kurd - 2019-10-06 18:20
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) political bureau said on Saturday that there is a high chance that the PUK would withdraw from Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government if they do not reach an agreement ...

President Nechirvan Barzani Meets with U.S. Delegation

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-06 17:46
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 03 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani received American Senator Tammy Baldwin and her accompanying delegation. President Barzani stressed on resolving outstanding issues in accordance with the Iraqi constitution and forming ...

President Nechirvan Barzani: Mam Jalal Was a Symbol of Cooperation

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-06 17:46
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 03, October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani issued a statement on the second anniversary of the passing of former Iraqi President and Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Jalal Talabani. Below is President Barz ...

Shaswar Abdulwahid reelected as New Generation Movement president, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-06 13:40
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Shaswar Abdulwahid was reelected as president of the New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) during the group’s first general congress in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, on Saturday. Abdulwahid expressed his thanks to members ...

Iraqi Militias Seize Christian Lands in Nineveh Plains: MP

BAS News - 2019-10-06 10:49
ERBIL - The pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias have seized the lands belonging to the Christians in the Nineveh Plains, said an MP at the Kurdistan Region Parliament on Sunday. MP Fareed Ya'qub said in a statement that the Christians have been prevente ...

Crescent Petroleum Sees Potential for Iraqi Kurdistan Gas Exports to Turkey - Bloomberg

Bloomberg - 2019-10-06 10:28

'Kurdistani Alliance' to Convene Today

BAS News - 2019-10-06 10:01
ERBIL - The party members of the newly established 'Kurdistani Alliance' will convene on Sunday (October 6) in Erbil for further preparations ahead of the Iraqi provincial elections. The parties are expected to hold the meeting at the Kurdistan Islamic G ...

Coexistence converges at film festival in Iraqi Kurdistan

Al Monitor - 2019-10-05 19:34

Iraqi Parliamentary Fact-Finding Committee Investigates Kurdistan Oil Exports | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-10-05 19:03

Iraqi Kurdistan: "don’t privatise the hospitals, we will run them!"

Marxist - 2019-10-05 13:31

Iraq Refutes Reports Claiming President Salih Departed for Kurdistan Amid Protests

BAS News - 2019-10-05 12:49
ERBIL - Iraq's presidential office has refuted the reports claiming that President Barham Salih departed for the Kurdistan Region amid the protests in the capital Baghdad and other major cities. A number of Iraqi reports claimed earlier that Salih had le ...

Kurdistan rejects call from Iraqi federal government to suspend Internet: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-10-04 17:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Transportation and Communications said on Thursday that it had rejected a call by the federal government to cut off the internet in the Kurdistan region. In res ...

Understanding Iraqi Kurdistan: the intimate journey of photographer Sebastian Meyer

France24 - 2019-10-04 13:51

Q&A on population, drought and mobility in Iraqi Kurdistan – Your Middle East

Yourmiddleeast - 2019-10-04 09:37

KRG President Nechirvan Barzani Sets About Implementing Ambitious Reforms in Iraqi Kurdistan

Ibtimes - 2019-10-04 07:41

Iraqi protests highlight importance of autonomous Kurdistan region - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-10-03 21:16

Spanish reporter Ferran Barber detained for weeks without charge, deported from Iraqi Kurdistan - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-10-03 20:54

Iraqi Kurdistan authorities shut down ‘Hitler’ restaurant until owner changes name

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish authorities have shut down a restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Duhok province and have asked the owner to change the controversial name “Hitler Restaurant.” A source from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) told ...

Poverty rate in Iraqi Kurdistan decreases to 5.5% in 2018: official

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Director of the Sulaimani Statistics Directorate Mahmoud Osman said on Tuesday that the poverty rate decreased to 5.5 percent in the oil-rich Iraqi Kurdistan region in 2018, representing a significant drop from just s ...

Preparations underway to write Iraqi Kurdistan constitution: lawmaker

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament has begun to consult with various political parties to prepare the first steps before writing a constitution for the autonomous Kurdistan region, a parliamentary deputy said on Wednesday. ...

There are secret prisons in Iraqi Kurdistan: lawmaker

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament lawmaker Soran Omar said on Thursday that he was ready to reveal the locations of secret jails in Iraqi Kurdistan region. His warning came in response to a claim made on Tuesday by Kurdis ...

Iraqi Kurdistan prevents Arabs from returning home, HRW says

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
BEIRUT,— The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is preventing about 4,200 Sunni Arabs from returning home to 12 villages east of Mosul in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. More than three years after the Hamdaniya district was ...

PKK kills 9 Turkish troops in clashes in Kurdish southeast: HPG

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
QANDIL, Iraqi Kurdistan,,— Nine Turkish soldiers were killed and 3 others wounded in an ambush by Kurdish PKK fighters in the countryside of Sirnak province in Turkish Kurdistan in country’s southeast, the PKK said in released a statement published by Fi ...

Turkey’s HDP delegation visits Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A high-profile delegation from Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Saturday for talks with Kurdistan region’s authorities and political leaders. ...

Firsat Sofi set to become new Erbil governor, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A new governor is set to take over in Erbil, the provincial council announced Monday. Former Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) lawmaker in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Firsat Sofi will be inaugurated on Wednesday. Cur ...

Parliamentary leadership begins push for new Iraqi Kurdistan constitution

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Rewaz Fayaq said on Monday that the legislative leadership is attempting to gather support from the political parties to write a permanent constitution for the Kurdistan Region ...

Issue of agreements between Rosneft and Iraqi Kurdistan resolved: deputy minister

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
MOSCOW,— Moscow and Baghdad resolved issues related to contracts concluded by Rosneft and Iraqi Kurdistan, Deputy Foreign Minister Muayad Salih told TASS on Tuesday. “The tension has been removed, today we have no questions left that we should talk about ...

Press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan on ‘brink of extinction’, journalists say

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
Committee to Protect Journalists HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— “Ever since I started working as a journalist nine years ago, I have been under constant pressure from my family, my tribe, and my community to give up journalism. Friends have been ...

New Generation Movement leader calls for protests in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Responding to the ongoing anti-corruption protests in Baghdad and southern Iraq, President of the New Generation Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid said on Wednesday that residents in Erbil, Sulaimani, Duhok, and Halabja gov ...

Press freedom on ‘brink of extinction’ in Iraqi Kurdistan, journalists say - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-10-03 16:55

Pentagon fears Islamic State surge in Iraqi Kurdistan

Al Monitor - 2019-10-03 16:55

Iraq Cuts Internet Amid Violent Protests; KRG Rejects to Comply

BAS News - 2019-10-03 12:28
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has requested the Kurdistan Region to follow its steps in shutting off access to internet as protests across Iraqi provinces turn violent with increasing casualties. Speaking to BasNews on the request, Omed Mohammed, a spokes ...

The New Humanitarian | In Iraqi Kurdistan, reality bites as independence dream fades

Thenewhumanitarian - 2019-10-03 09:51

The US Cannot Neglect Iraqi Kurdistan :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2019-10-03 09:51

KRG to Dispatch Delegation to Baghdad for Budget, Census Talks

BAS News - 2019-10-03 06:35
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will visit Baghdad next Tuesday, KRG envoy in the Iraqi capital said. Speaking to BasNews, Faris Isa said the delegation will meet with the Iraqi counterparts to discuss Erbil c ...

Spanish journalist detained in Iraqi Kurdistan for weeks without charge, then deported

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
BEIRUT,— The Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday condemned Iraqi Kurdistan authorities’ detention and deportation of Spanish freelance journalist Ferran Barber and urged the authorities to allow local and foreign journalists to do their jobs free ...

Iraqi Kurdistan halts import of vehicles manufactured before 2018

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Interior Ministry decided on Wednesday to suspend the importation of vehicles manufactured before 2018 and mandated that imported used vehicles must carry Certificate of Co ...

KDP’s Firsat Sofi elected as new Erbil Governor, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Firsat Sofi was on Thursday elected the 41st governor of Erbil province on the KDP list after winning 27 out of a possible 28 Erbil Provincial Council votes Sofi, 41, is a member of the locally dominant Kurdistan De ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s income from customs approximately $5 billion per year: official

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Iraqi Border Crossing Board Kadhim al-Iqabi estimated on Friday that the customs income collected by Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is approximately $5 billion per year, but said that activit ...

Omar Said Ali reelected as Gorran Movement general coordinator, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Change (Gorran) Movement National Assembly on Saturday reelected Omar Said Ali as general coordinator and selected several other party members for senior level positions in the party’s Executive Body. Said Ali was ree ...

Iraqi president Barham Salih meets senior officials in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi President Barham Salih arrived in the Kurdistan Regional capital Erbil on Tuesday evening at the head of a delegation sent to discuss oil, the budget, and territorial disputes – hot topics that have long caus ...

Iraqi parliament speaker in Erbil for talks with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Parliamentary Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi arrived in Erbil on Thursday to meet with senior officials in the Kurdistan region. Halbousi’s plane landed at the Erbil International Airport on Thursday, where the ...

Dr. Farhad Pirbal released on bail after two months in custody in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish writer, intellectual of Kurdish literature, and Salahaddin university professor Dr. Farhad Pirbal was released on bail on Wednesday after spending more than two months in jail on arson charges. Pirbal is we ...

KDP headquarters in Sulaimani attacked by unknown gunmen

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Unknown gunmen opened fire on the headquarters of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan in the early hours of Friday morning. No one was hurt during the incident. Spokesperson of the KD ...

Unknown Gunmen attack PUK party headquarters in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) political party was shot at in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil, which is under the control of KDP party, on Friday night. The head of Erbil police said an “unide ...

For Kurdish women entrepreneurs in Iraqi Kurdistan, persistence pays off

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Smiling proudly, Zilan Serwud welcomed hungry customers swarming her newly-opened food truck in Kurdish Iraq. But launching the venture required more than just permits and loans: Serwud needed family approval. Ling ...

Illegal oil refineries in Iraqi Kurdistan devastate land and public health

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
LAJANE HARKI, Iraqi Kurdistan Region – It’s the smell that hits you first on arriving in the quiet farming village of Lajane Harki on the Gwer Road some 10 kilometers west of Erbil. The acrid odor from dozens of oil refineries – both legal and illegal – ...

Iraqi Kurdish comedian Hamko arrested on sexual misconduct charge

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Famous Kurdish comedian and actor Hamko was arrested four days ago at his home on a sexual misconduct charge, according to a police source. The spokesperson for the Erbil Police Directorate Hogr Aziz told NRT TV on ...

Animals live in dire conditions at Iraqi Kurdistan’s decaying Sulaimani Zoo

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Around 15 kinds of wild and domestic animals are kept in dire conditions at Sulaimani‘s Newroz Zoo, built in 1991, in the oil-rich and wealthy Iraqi Kurdistan region. Some animals have died because of the conditions o ...

Yazidi channel Çira TV banned in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Yazidi TV channel Çira TV is banned in Iraqi Kurdistan region and is not allowed to report from the holy sites Lalesh Nûranî and Shekhan. The governorship of Duhok has sent the station a ban without explanation, ANF n ...

Kurdistan opposition parties to fight by-law change on forming new caucuses

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Caucuses from the New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê), the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG), and the Azadi Freedom Party have opposed a proposed change to Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament’ ...

Kurdsat stops broadcasting after 20 years, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdsat Broadcasting Corporation closed its doors on Wednesday after nearly twenty years of bringing news and entertainment to Iraqi Kurdistan region. In response to the closure, Director of External Affairs of the Pa ...

Woman kidnapped, raped by taxi driver in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The kidnap and rape of an Iranian woman by an Erbil taxi driver earlier this month has once more laid bare the threat to women’s safety in Erbil, where reports of rape and sexual assault by taxi drivers continue to ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s security forces need reform, mission refocused: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Change Movement (Gorran) caucus in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Ali Hama Salih argued on Thursday that the Kurdish region’s armed forces and security apparatus require significant reform. “Those forces sh ...

Nechirvan Barzani calls on Kurdistan’s universities to tailor studies for employment market needs

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Institutions of higher education must tailor the programs they offer to the needs of the employment market, Iraqi Kurdistan region president Nechirvan Barzani said on Friday. “A university has to graduate a student ...

KDP operates Nineveh oil fields, but income not sent to Kurdistan or Baghdad: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A lawmaker in Iraqi parliament has alleged that more than 40 oilfields in disputed areas in Nineveh are operating under the direct control of companies owned by the Barzani’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and are g ...

The Iraqi Kurdish Parties and the PKK

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
Dr. Diyari Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has become a new political variable in the northern part of Iraq. It now constitutes a source of concern for the Iraqi Kurdish parties and Turkey. Erbil, Baghdad, and Ankara thi ...

Erbil, Zakho ready for new Iraqi Premier League football season

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-03 06:10
Erbil SC has been crowned Iraqi Premier League champions four times, most recently in the 2011-12 season where it only lost one match. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

President Barzani: Iraq and Kurdistan Need More Foreign Investment

KRG-Spain - 2019-10-03 03:54
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 12 September 2019 – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani stressed the importance of attracting more foreign investment to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. In a meeting with Iraqi Minister of Planning Nuri Sabah Al-Dul ...

Iraqi and Kurdistan Region Presidents Discusses Erbil-Baghdad Relations

KRG-Spain - 2019-10-03 03:54
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 17 September 2019 Iraqi President Barham Salih and the President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani stressed on further strengthening relations between Erbil and Baghdad and continued efforts to address outstanding issues i ...

Corruption, lack of transparency scare German investors from Iraqi Kurdistan: official

E-Kurd - 2019-08-30 16:04
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Corruption and a lack of transparency are the main obstacles preventing German companies from investing in Iraq and the Kurdistan region, according to the head of the German Liaison Office for Industry and Commerce ...

PM Barzani lifts entry fee on Iraqi tourists visiting the Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-30 11:21

Kurdistan, Iraqi interior ministers hold ‘positive’ meetings on IDs, arrests, fees

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-29 18:01

From War to Resilience: The story of a young Yazidi woman in Iraqi Kurdistan - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-08-29 17:36

Iraqi Kurdistan region swears in new president | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-08-29 06:18

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