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PM Barzani Receives US Special Presidential Envoy to Anti-IS Coalition

BAS News - 2019-12-07 11:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday received James Jeffrey, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Coalition against Islamic State (IS). PM Barzani and the US envoy are expected to discuss a range of issues related to Ku ...

Kurdish Activist Arrested in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-07 02:08
Rashid Naserzadeh, director of the “Shno 24” Telegram Channel and environmental activist, was arrested in his way back from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq between Piranshahr and Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish) by the security forces on… The post Kurdish Activi ...

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 ...

Barzani Offers Condolences after Several Iranian Kurds Killed in Blast

BAS News - 2019-12-06 18:25
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has offered condolences after several Kurdish people were killed in a blast at a wedding party in Iran's Saqiz. Overnight on Thursday, a gas cylinder went off ...

The graduation of Taqa’s students from Chamanke, Atrosh and Bellan

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-12-06 02:06
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – December 4th, 2019 – The American University of Kurdistan’s English Language Institute (ELI) Community in collaboration with Taqa Company celebrated the graduation of 92 students who joined English classes in Chamanke, At ...

PKK Turning Mount Sinjar into Qandil: Official

BAS News - 2019-12-05 21:34
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) is reportedly working on digging tunnels and military bases on Mount Sinjar, attempting "to make another Qandil," an official has revealed. Speaking to BasNews, Sheikh Shamo, an adviser to Kurdistan Region Prime ...

Kurdistan Region sheltering 95 percent of the latest wave of Syrian refugees: KRG

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-05 19:32

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 ...

Peshmerga Ministry Pledges Continued Battle against IS after Wednesday’s Attack

BAS News - 2019-12-05 15:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs has pledged continue its battle with full determination to root out the Islamic State (IS) after a deadly attack overnight Wednesday. IS jihadists, for the second time in a week, attacked Peshmerga ...

IS Still a Serious Threat to the Region: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-12-05 15:13
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Thursday warned that the Islamic State (IS) is still a serious threat to the security and stability of the entire region despite groups’ def ...

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 “ ...

President Barzani and U.S. Ambassador Discuss Latest Developments

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-12-05 12:19
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 3 December 2019 President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with United States Ambassador to Iraq, Matthew H. Tueller. In the meeting, they discussed the latest developments in Iraq and the demonstrations taking place ...

After attack on Peshmerga, Kurdistan Region President warns ‘stubborn’ ISIS not over

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-05 11:32

Kurdistan President Urges Coalition to Continue Serious Battle against IS

BAS News - 2019-12-05 11:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani said on Thursday that the Islamic State (IS) is yet to be eradicated, for which the US-led Coalition is required to continue the battle against the jihadist group with full commitment. Barzani made the ...

KRG Delegation to Visit Baghdad Ahead of Parliament Decision on Budget Bill

BAS News - 2019-12-05 11:21
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Region is planning to visit Baghdad within days for a political settlement that could help the approval of the budget bill at the legislature. Erbil and Baghdad have reached an agreement over their prolonged budget ...

Kurdish Minister Reveals Agreement with Baghdad on Oil, Budget

BAS News - 2019-12-05 09:06
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Minister of Finance and Economy, Awat Sheikh Janab, confirmed on Thursday that Erbil has already reached an agreement with Baghdad to deliver 250,000 barrels of oil per day and receive its share from the federal budget of 2020. ...

Yezidi Girl Liberated from IS

BAS News - 2019-12-05 01:27
ERBIL - A Yezidi girl was liberated on Wednesday from the Islamic State (IS) captivity in Syria, several years after she was kidnapped by the insurgents, Kurdistan Region’s special office for Yezidi abductee affairs said. Speaking to BasNews, Hussein Qa’ ...

KRG's Council of Ministers Discuss Federal Budget

BAS News - 2019-12-05 01:27
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region's Council of Ministers convened on Wednesday to discuss the talks between Erbil and Baghdad on the 2020 budget bill. Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani chaired the meeting and welcomed the efforts to strengthen t ...

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 ...

President Barzani Receives Leaders of the Kurdish National Council in Syria

KRG-Spain - 2019-12-05 00:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 2 December 2019 The President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with the leader of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, Saud Mala, and his accompanying delegation. President Barzani stressed on the importance of unit ...

Khanaqin: IS Attacks Peshmerga, Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2019-12-04 22:17
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out an attack on the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces in the disputed town of Khanaqin on Wednesday night, with casualties reported. Jimoor Rostam, a Peshmerga commander in the area, confirmed to BasNew ...

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 ...

PM Barzani, US Ambassador Discuss Unrest in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-04 20:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday received a US diplomatic delegation led by Ambassador Matthew Tueller in Erbil. Barzani and the US top diplomat in Iraq discussed the latest developments in Iraq, including the ongoing ...

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 ...

Masoud Barzani discusses IDPs and Refugees in Kurdistan Region with UAE Consul General in Erbil

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-04 08:19

University in Kurdistan Region launches Chinese language department

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-04 08:19

President Barzani Receives Leaders of the Kurdish National Council in Syria

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-12-04 02:32
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 2 December 2019 The President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with the leader of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, Saud Mala, and his accompanying delegation. President Barzani stressed on the importance of uni ...

PM Barzani Receives KRG Negotiating Team with Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-12-03 21:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday received KRG’s negotiating team with Baghdad to discuss the talks over budget and oil disputes. According to an official statement, the negotiating team briefed PM Barzani on the details ...

UAE Promises Continued Support to IDPs in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-12-03 13:40
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Tuesday received the United Arab Emirates consul general, Ahmad al-Zaheri, to discuss bilateral ties and latest developments in the region. ...

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 ...

PM Barzani Received by Saudi Crown Prince

BAS News - 2019-12-02 20:05
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani was received by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, while attending the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019. Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani and PM Barzani visited the ...

Peshmerga, Security Forces Capture Several IS Insurgents

BAS News - 2019-12-02 18:44
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga and security forces have captured a number of Islamic State (IS) jihadists, an official said on Monday. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Coordinator for lnternational Advocacy, Dindar Ze ...

Four drug dealers arrested in Kurdistan Region capital

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-02 17:58

Kurdistan President Urges Syrian Kurds on Maintaining Unity

BAS News - 2019-12-02 16:11
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Monday received a delegation from the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) in Erbil to discuss the latest developments in northern Syrian and the wider region. During the meeting, the Kurdish ...

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 ...

Kurdistan President, PM Visit UAE

BAS News - 2019-12-01 22:39
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani and Prime Minister Masrour Barzani visited the UAE on Sunday to attend the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 at the invitation of nation's Crown Prince. The pair, leading a high-level delegation from the Kurdi ...

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani visit UAE

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-01 22:06

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 ...

Rudaw: Resettled Arabs confiscate Kurdish farmlands in Kirkuk

Justice for Kurds - 2019-12-01 15:27
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish farmers continue to have their land confiscated in Kirkuk for Arabs resettled during the Baath era, according to local villagers. “I feel like this tractor is running over my body,” said Kurdish farmer Dashti Agha as he w ...

IS Still Present on the Ground: Peshmerga Minister

BAS News - 2019-12-01 10:26
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) is still active on the ground and it is still a threat, said Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Minister Shorish Ismail. “The recent attacks by IS prove that they are still alive and it is yet to be rooted out,” the Kurdish minis ...

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 ...

Fully-packed festival celebrates Korean culture at Kurdistan Region university

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-30 22:24

Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region warns instability in Middle East must be addressed

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-30 20:25

Eradicating IS Requires Greater International Cooperation: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-30 17:25
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has argued that eradicating the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group requires greater international cooperation. Barzani made the remarks in a message of condolen ...

Barzani on Developments in Iraq: We Welcome Steps that Will Not Lead to Return of Dictatorship

BAS News - 2019-11-30 15:10
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region will support any step that could help resolving the current crisis in Iraq without leading to the return of dictatorship, said Masoud Barzani, the prominent Kurdish leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Part ...

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 ...

PM Barzani Sends Condolences after IS Kills Kurdish Security Forces

BAS News - 2019-11-30 11:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani sent condolences after Islamic State (IS) attacked the security forces in Garmiyan, killing three personnel and wounding eight others. “I send my condolences to the families of the victims, may they ...

IS Kills Three Kurdish Security Personnel in Garmiyan

BAS News - 2019-11-30 10:54
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a subdistrict of Kullajo in Garmiyan area of Kurdistan Region overnight on Friday, killing three security personnel and wounding several others, including women and children. Simko Ali, head of Kullajo direct ...

ISIS attack in Kurdistan Region kills 3 and wounds 8, including children

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-30 07:54

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

KRG-Spain - 2019-11-30 00:12
Ankara, Turkey (GOV.KRD) – In his first official visit since taking office in July, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. Throughout the meeting, Prime Minister Barzani emphasised that the Kurdistan Region ...

US: Media Outlet Apologizes to PM Barzani for "Untruthful” Reports

BAS News - 2019-11-28 23:10
The news outlet published a report stating PM Barzani recently purchased a lavish property in the US ERBIL - A US-based media outlet has apologized to Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani for spreading "incorrect" information on the Kurdish pr ...

President Barzani Receives Archbishop Avak Asadourian

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-11-28 23:08
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 27/11/2019 The President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani received the Head of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Iraq, Archbishop Avak Asadourian and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, President Barzani reite ...

PM Barzani Received by Erdogan in Ankara

BAS News - 2019-11-28 17:44
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani was received by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday. Details to follow... ...

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 ...

In first foreign trip since taking office, Kurdistan Region PM meets Turkish FM

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-28 15:16

PM Barzani, Turkish FM Discuss “Mutual Security Concerns”

BAS News - 2019-11-28 13:15
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani held a press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu after a meeting in Ankara, saying they discussed mutual security concerns among other topics. Barzani told reporters that Erbil ...

PM Barzani Arrives in Ankara

BAS News - 2019-11-28 10:35
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani arrived in Ankara on Thursday. The Kurdish prime minister is scheduled to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and several other senior officials in Turkey. Barzani was invited by Turkey ...

PM Barzani to Visit Turkey

BAS News - 2019-11-28 08:50
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani will visit Turkey on Thursday, a source said. During his trip, PM Barzani will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior Turkish officials. According to the source, the visit ...

We are Here to Serve People: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-27 21:20
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has made it clear that their priority is only to serve the people and not "the other way around." "I've made it very clear. We are not here to impose ideas on people. We are here to serve people. We ...

HPG reports military operation and clash in Xakurke

ANF - 2019-11-27 18:23
The Turkish army is trying to occupy the Ermuş valley in the Xakurke region in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq, reported the HPG. ...

Kurdistan President Meets with KIG Leader

BAS News - 2019-11-27 10:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan visited Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) headquarter in Erbil where he met with party’s leader Ali Bapir on Tuesday. The Kurdish president reportedly discussed the latest political developments in Kurdistan and I ...

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Refugees’ Movements Restricted - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-11-27 09:50

Kurdistan Region President Renews Support For Abdul Mahdi | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-11-27 09:09

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Refugees’ Movements Restricted | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-11-27 06:32

Message of the President of the Kurdistan Region on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

KRG-Spain - 2019-11-27 00:03
Today we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and reaffirm our political will for ongoing support and work for the establishment of social justice and gender equality in the Kurdistan Region. Since 2007, the Kurdistan ...

Kurdistan President to Meet with KIG and KIU Leaderships

BAS News - 2019-11-26 23:33
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani will meet with the leaderships of the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) and the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) on Wednesday as part of his efforts to build consensus among the Kurdistani factions. According ...

Turkish Warplanes Shell Mount Qandil

BAS News - 2019-11-26 23:33
ERBIL - Turkish warplanes on Tuesday shelled the areas around the Kurdistan Region's Qandil mountain, causing evacuations by civilians, an official has confirmed. Speaking to BasNews, head of local administration in Sangasar town, Nahro Abdullah, pointed ...

17 killed by car bomb in Turkey-controlled region of Syrian Kurdistan: Ankara

E-Kurd - 2019-11-26 23:27
ISTANBUL,— A car bomb killed at least 17 people and wounded 20 others in the Turkish-controlled region of Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northern Syria, on Tuesday, Turkey’s defence ministry said. The attack took place in the Tel Halaf village w ...

PM Barzani affirms his support for women rights, urges end to violence in the Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-26 22:48

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 ...

Kurdistan President Visits Sulaymaniyah to Build Consensus Among Kurdistani Factions

BAS News - 2019-11-26 15:27
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani visited Sulaymaniyah on Tuesday where he met with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) leaderships as part of his initiative to build consensus among the Kurdistani polit ...

Turkey Claims It “Neutralized” 7 PKK Fighters in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-11-26 15:27
ERBIL — Turkish Defense Ministry claimed on Tuesday that its forces had “neutralized” seven members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the mountainous border areas of Kurdistan Region. The ministry said in a tweet that the Turkish warplanes were in ...

PM Barzani, UK Diplomatic Delegation Discuss KRG Reform Plan

BAS News - 2019-11-26 14:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday received a delegation from the UK’s foreign office, lead by Director of Middle East & North Africa Stephanie Al-Qaq, to discuss a range of issues, including Erbil’s reform plan. The Briti ...

Kurdistan President Meets with Gorran Leadership in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-11-26 14:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani visited Sulaymaniyah on Tuesday where he met with Change Movement (Gorran) leader, Omar Said Ali. The agenda of the discussions at Gorran headquarter is yet to be revealed to the media. Barzani was acc ...

KRG Prime Minister received the U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-26 12:52
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy reiterates U.S. support to the Kurdistan Region. On November 25, 2019, Masrour Barzani (KRG Prime Minister) received and met with John Rood (U.S. Under Secretary of Defens ...

Nashville Kurds deliver aid to Syrian Kurdish refugees in Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-26 12:13

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 ...

Kurdistan President Visits Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-11-26 09:04
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President is set to visit Sulaymaniyah today (26 November). BasNews has learned that the Kurdish president will hold separate meetings with several political parties while in Sulaymaniyah. He will be accompanied by the vice presi ...

PM Barzani Reaffirms Peshmerga's Commitment to Regional Security

BAS News - 2019-11-25 23:41
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has reaffirmed the Peshmerga forces' commitment to the regional security and the fight against the Islamic State (IS). The Kurdish premier made the remarks during a meeting with John Rood, the US Un ...

We Want Society to Be Free from Violence Against Women: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-25 22:01
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Monday that he wants the society to be free from violence against women, arguing that they should not only be protected but also have all the rights they need. Barzani made the remarks after ...

Turkey ‘not’ resuming military operation in Syrian Kurdistan: Turkish security

E-Kurd - 2019-11-25 16:18
ANKARA,— Turkey is fully abiding by the agreements it reached with Russia and the United States regarding Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, and is not resuming its military offensive, a security source said on Monday. Anka ...

Kurdistan: 30 Women Killed in Nine Months

BAS News - 2019-11-25 14:32
ERBIL — At least 30 women were killed in the past nine months across the Kurdistan Region, said the general directorate for elimination of violence against women. According to the directorate’s records, which were published on the International Day for t ...

Message of the President of the Kurdistan Region on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-11-25 13:08
Today we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and reaffirm our political will for ongoing support and work for the establishment of social justice and gender equality in the Kurdistan Region. Since 2007, the Kurdistan ...

We Must Understand the Harm Gender Violence Does to Society: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-25 12:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said awareness on the harm gender violence could do to the society was needed to improve the situation. Barzani’s message was published on his official Twitter to mark the International Day for the ...

KRG Delegation Arrives in Baghdad for Final Stage of Negotiations

BAS News - 2019-11-25 09:47
ERBIL — A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) arrived in Baghdad on Monday in hopes of concluding the oil and budget negotiations with the federal government of Iraq. The delegation met with Kurdistan Region Prime Minister a da ...

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. ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Ready to Assist Iraq in Resolving Current Situation: President

BAS News - 2019-11-24 20:54
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region is ready to assist Iraq in resolving the current evolving situation in the country, as protests have been ongoing against the government since early October, President Nechirvan Barzani said on Sunday. Barzani made the remarks du ...

PM Barzani Pays Visit to Erbil Citadel

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:51
ERBIL — He said the government will follow up the restoration process of the historic site. Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, accompanied by Erbil governor and minister of municipality and tourism, paid a visit to Erbil Citadel on Sunday t ...

Kurdistan Parliament Announces Fundraising Campaign for Syrian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament announced a fundraising campaign on Sunday to help the thousands of Syrian Kurdish refugees who fled their homes after the Turkish military attacks on their hometowns. Hemin Hawrami, deputy speaker of the parliament, s ...

Gathering in Erbil Decries Killing of Protesters in Iran

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:01
ERBIL — A large number of Iranian Kurds living in Kurdistan Region, activists, and several local organizations held a gathering on Sunday outside the UN Office in Erbil to condemn the violent response by the Iranian government to protests across the coun ...

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

Miragenews - 2019-11-24 14:53

New Syrian Kurdish Refugees in Kurdistan Exceed 17,000

BAS News - 2019-11-24 13:59
ERBIL — The flow of the Syrian Kurds escaping their homes in Syrian Kurdistan to seek refuge in Kurdistan Region exceed 17,000 on Sunday, said Joint Crisis Coordination Center. According to the latest updates by the JCC, a total of 17,046 Syrian Kurds, i ...

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 ...

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

Erbil-Washington Partnership "Vital" for Regional Security: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-23 21:52
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has argued that Erbil and Washington's partnership is "vital" for the regional security "more than ever." Barzani made the remarks in a statement on Twitter after meeting with US Vice President Mike ...

Pence in Kurdistan region and US base in Iraq for surprise visit - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-11-23 21:24

VP Mike Pence visits Erbil, affirms enduring support for Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-23 20:53

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