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Three Turkish soldiers killed, seven wounded in clash with PKK in Iraqi KurdistanE-Kurd - 2019-08-25 18:44
ANKARA,— Three Turkish soldiers were killed and seven were wounded in a clash with Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan region, the Turkish defence ministry said Sunday. The statement came after Turkey on Friday launched the third phase of an operation b ...
Turkey says it 'neutralized' 9 PKK fighters in latest raids inside Kurdistan RegionKurdistan24 - 2019-08-25 12:55
Animals taken from the wild in Iraqi Kurdistan must be returned to sanctuary: rangersE-Kurd - 2019-08-25 03:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Though animals and their pelts can be bought, the Sulaimani Forests Department says they will return any animals to wildlife sanctuaries if they are found to have been taken out of the wild in Iraqi Kurdistan region. ...
Turkey launches third phase of anti-PKK operation in Kurdistan RegionRûdaw - 2019-08-24 17:21
The third phase of Operation Claw began on Friday ...
Turkey begins third phase ‘Operation Claw 3’ against PKK in Iraqi KurdistanE-Kurd - 2019-08-24 16:09
ANKARA,— Turkey’s defense ministry says it has launched a third military operation against Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan region, state-run Anadolu agency reported. The ministry, in a statement Saturday, announce ...
258 cases of violence against women in the Kurdistan RegionKurdiu - 2019-08-24 16:06
Kurdistan Region bans tomato imports to boost domestic marketRûdaw - 2019-08-24 14:08
Locals say they prefer Kurdish tomatoes to imported ones ...
Emirati energy company TAQA hits Kurdistan Region oil productionRûdaw - 2019-08-23 23:10
Makhmour camp refugees banned from traveling to Erbil since murder of Turkish diplomatE-Kurd - 2019-08-23 17:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— More than a month has passed since the apparent assassination of a Turkish diplomat at HuQQabaz restaurant in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, but a strict ban remains in place that prevents people living in Rostam Judi c ...
For thalassemia patients in KRI, blood transfusions pose hepatitis threatRûdaw - 2019-08-23 17:26
Of the Kurdistan Region’s 3,300 thalassemia patients, nearly 500 have Hepatitis B or C. ...
Baghdad sends the salaries of employees of the Kurdistan regionKurdiu - 2019-08-22 22:08
TAQA exceeds monthly production target of 1 million barrels of oil in Kurdistan Region of Iraq | Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideHellenicshippingnews - 2019-08-22 16:27
Clashes between Turkish army and Kurdish PKK leave three soldiers deadE-Kurd - 2019-08-22 13:43
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a clash with Kurdish PKK militants in Turkey Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in southeast Turkey, near the borders with Syrian Kurdistan and Iraqi Kurdistan, the local governor’s off ...
One million barrels of oil per month from a field in the Kurdistan regionKurdiu - 2019-08-21 22:58
Second Roj News journalist arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan capitalE-Kurd - 2019-08-21 21:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A reporter for outlet Roj News was arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Wednesday by the security forces, the pro-Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Roj News reported. Bryar Muhammad was arrested in Erb ...
Baghdad not fulfilling its duty toward Kurdistan Region: Kurdish lawmakerKurdistan24 - 2019-08-21 20:31
German defense minister reaffirms country's support in visit to Kurdistan RegionKurdistan24 - 2019-08-21 17:45
Lawsuit filed against Iraqi Kurdistan gov’t and Ashti Hawrami over illegal oil activities: OilpriceE-Kurd - 2019-08-21 12:38
Simon Watkins | oilprice.com Rampant corruption in oil-rich Iraqi Kurdistan LONDON,— It seems that as fast as any positive news appears about the massive and under-developed oil and gas resources of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Ira ...
Oil output from Iraqi Kurdistan’s Atrush field tops 1 mln barrels in July, Taqa saysE-Kurd - 2019-08-21 12:38
DUBAI,— The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, Taqa said on Wednesday its Iraq-based unit had set a “production record” from the Atrush oilfield in Kurdistan region. “Taqa has set a new production record from the Atrush oil field in the Kurdistan Re ...
German Defense Minister to visit Kurdistan RegionKurdiu - 2019-08-20 23:37
Iran opening four official border ports with Kurdistan regionKurdiu - 2019-08-20 23:37
German defense minister to visit Kurdistan Region after trip to BaghdadKurdistan24 - 2019-08-20 21:36
Turkish police use batons, water cannon on Kurdish protestersE-Kurd - 2019-08-20 20:01
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters demonstrating in Turkish Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in the southeast of the country, on Tuesday against the ousting of three Kurdish mayors five mon ...
Iraqi Kurdistan government planning to reform its hiring process: spokespersonE-Kurd - 2019-08-20 17:24
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Spokesperson for Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Jutyar Adil has said that the government is planning to reform its hiring process, using new forms and methods. Adil, who recently replaced Safin Dizayee a ...
IDPs in Kurdistan Region require almost $4M daily: KRGKurdistan24 - 2019-08-20 06:02
Two injured in Turkish shelling on Kurdistan regionKurdiu - 2019-08-19 23:32
Commemoration for murdered Kurdish journalist prevented in Sulaimani, Iraqi KurdistanE-Kurd - 2019-08-19 21:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The family of murdered Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein Ali on Sunday has accused the Sulaimani Asayish security of preventing them from holding a ceremony commemorating his memory and honoring his work, NRT TV report ...
Reisestipendium KurdistanEnno Lenze - 2019-08-19 19:44
In den vergangenen acht Jahren habe ich viel Zeit in Kurdistan (Irak) verbracht. Vor allem während des IS-Krieges habe ich dort viel mit Politikern, Soldaten und NGOs zu tun gehabt. Aber abseits der Kriege und Konflikte ist die Region einfach schön und di ...
Turkish air raid in Kurdistan Region ‘levels’ houses, injures 3 civiliansKurdistan24 - 2019-08-19 17:24
Kurdistan Region aims to regain posts in Iraq’s Ministry of DefenseKurdistan24 - 2019-08-19 13:44
Temperatures to rise in the cities of Kurdistan regionKurdiu - 2019-08-19 06:11
Turkish warplanes launch raids on PKK positions in the Kurdistan regionKurdiu - 2019-08-19 06:11
A delegation from the Kurdistan region visits Baghdad to resume talksKurdiu - 2019-08-19 06:11
Iran to officially recognize border crossings with Kurdistan Region: Kurdish officialKurdistan24 - 2019-08-18 21:39
Kurdish businessman is building a historic monument in Sulaimani, Iraqi KurdistanE-Kurd - 2019-08-18 16:36
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—A Kurdish businessman is building a historic monument in the province of Sulaimani that depicts historical Kurdish events over the past century. Zahiri Karima Rash built the monument called “Mrwari Rash,” or “the black ...
The first convoy of Kurdistan region pilgrims return to SulaymaniyahKurdiu - 2019-08-17 16:07
Musical group from Kurdistan Region wins award at 'daf' festival in IranKurdistan24 - 2019-08-16 19:55
Five arrested for setting fires at Yezidi displacement camp in Kurdistan RegionKurdistan24 - 2019-08-16 00:46
Kurdistan Region’s Duhok to hold 7th International Film FestivalGulan Media - 2019-08-15 20:16
Kurdistan Region’s Duhok to hold 7th International Film FestivalKurdistan24 - 2019-08-14 22:36
Three Yazidi girls freed from Islamic State captivity in IraqE-Kurd - 2019-08-14 14:14
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The director of the Yazidi Rescue Center in Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan, Hussein Qaidi, said on Wednesday that three Yazidi girls had been rescued from Islamic State group (ISIS) captivity. Qaidi said the girls are betw ...
Two PKK elements killed in the Kurdistan regionKurdiu - 2019-08-14 01:19
Kurdistan Region receives more than 200 thousand touristsKurdiu - 2019-08-14 01:19
Visitors flock to Erbil's water fountain square for Eid al-AdhaRûdaw - 2019-08-13 23:21
Erbil and the Kurdistan Region have welcomed hundreds of thousands of tourists this Eid ...
Three years without justice for murdered Iraqi Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein AliE-Kurd - 2019-08-13 22:24
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— As Iraqi Kurdistan region marks the third anniversary of the death of Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein on Tuesday, his case remains officially unsolved and no one has been prosecuted for his abduction and murder. His fami ...
Kurdistan Region rescue office says 3 Ezidi girls freed from ISISGulan Media - 2019-08-13 21:26
90 year-old Sulaimani grain mill still grinding riceRûdaw - 2019-08-13 21:16
A grain mill almost a century old is thriving in in the Kurdistan Region. ...
Kurdistan Region rescue office says 3 Ezidi girls freed from ISISKurdistan24 - 2019-08-13 21:14
Standard Operating Procedures for Prevention of and Response to Gender-Based Violence in Kurdistan Region of Iraq [EN/AR/KU] - Iraq | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2019-08-13 19:10
Mustafa Sayid Qadir ‘selected’ as Gorran’s candidate for Iraqi Kurdistan vice president: sourceE-Kurd - 2019-08-13 18:25
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—The Change (Gorran) Movement has selected Mustafa Sayid Qadir as its pick for Iraqi Kurdistan region vice president. An informed source who spoke on condition of anonymity told NRT TV on Tuesday that General Coordinato ...
Kurdistan Region's press freedom watchdog condemns recent attack on journalistKurdistan24 - 2019-08-12 21:57
Earthquake hits areas in the Kurdistan regionKurdiu - 2019-08-12 18:28
Barzani: final solution must be found to bomb the border areas of the Kurdistan regionKurdiu - 2019-08-12 18:28
More IDPs returning to Kurdistan Region camps than those leaving, camp supervisor saysKurdistan24 - 2019-08-11 20:42
President of the Kurdistan Region Issues a Message on the Occasion of Eid Al-AdhaPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-11 02:23
President Barzani issued the following message on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha On the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, I extend my warmest congratulations to the families of martyrs, Anfal Genocide victims, our gallant Peshmergas, our pilgrims and all Muslims in ...
Severe heat wave hit the Kurdistan region during EidKurdiu - 2019-08-11 00:48
Demand up in Kurdistan Region for Eid animal sacrificesRûdaw - 2019-08-10 19:20
KRG anti-corruption reform must keep moving in the right directionRûdaw - 2019-08-10 14:07
Widespread reform must be demanded and supported for the Kurdistan Region to enter a new era. ...
Iraq's prime minister says he won't cut Kurdistan Region salaries because of oilKurdistan24 - 2019-08-10 10:42
IN PHOTOS: Zoroastrians hold ceremony at fire temple in Kurdistan RegionKurdistan24 - 2019-08-09 22:00
Cultivating refuge: The role of urban agriculture amongst refugees and forced migrants in the Kurdistan region of Iraq - Iraq | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2019-08-09 20:37
E-Kurd : Barzani genocide remembered in Iraqi Kurdistan, 36 years onJustice for Kurds - 2019-08-09 17:29
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region holds a special ceremony on Wednesday to mark the 36th anniversary of the Barzani genocide, senior Kurdish, Iraqi and foreign officials have attended the ceremony. The ceremony in the memorial ...
Commemoration ceremony of the 5th Anniversary of Yezidi Genocide in DuhokMinistry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-09 14:11
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 4, 2019, Nechirvan Barzani (President of Kurdistan Region), Masrour Barzani (KRG Prime Minister) and Mir Hazim Beg (Mir of Ezidis), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (United Nations Sec-General representative in Ira ...
Iran to formalize two border crossings with Kurdistan RegionKurdistan24 - 2019-08-09 10:46
Minister reveals new plans to jumpstart agriculture in the Kurdistan RegionKurdistan24 - 2019-08-08 18:44
Baghdad sends salaries of employees of the Kurdistan region after Eid al-AdhaKurdiu - 2019-08-07 19:54
After 18 months of threats, how likely are the Turks to attack Syrian Kurdistan?E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 20:22
BEIRUT,— After 18 months of threats, Turkey’s president warned Tuesday that his troops could attack Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northeast Syria “very soon”. Why would Turkey lead such a cross-border incursion, what do Syria’s Kurds w ...
The opening of 3 new offices in the Kurdistan region for passportsKurdiu - 2019-08-06 18:49
Tourists visiting Kurdistan Region will reach 3.5M by end of 2019: KRGKurdistan24 - 2019-08-06 17:15
President of the Kurdistan Region Attends the Football Match Between Kuwait and Saudi ArabiaPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-05 19:14
On August 4th 2019, the President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani attended the football match between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia as part of the West Asian Football Federarion Championship at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil. The match was won by Kuw ...
Kurdistan Islamic Union denies taking a post in the presidency of the regionKurdiu - 2019-08-05 18:29
Kurdistan Region launches rapid-response unit in coordination with GermanyKurdistan24 - 2019-08-05 18:26
Turkish destruction of nature in Bradost continuesANF - 2019-08-05 10:42
The Turkish army continues its invasion attacks and destruction of nature in Bradost region in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq. ...
President of the Kurdistan Region Congratulates the Prince of YezidisPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 20 July 2019 – On his appointment as the new Prince of Yezidis, President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani congratulated Mir Hazim Tahsen Beg. Below is the text of the message: On the occasion of your appointment as Mir ...
President of the Kurdistan Region Sends His Condolences to the King of Saudi ArabiaPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 29 July 2019 – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani, in a message, sent his sincere condolences to the King of Saudi Arabia His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the passing of his brother Prince Bandar Bin ...
President of the Kurdistan Region Receives the Consul General of the People’s Republic of ChinaPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 30 July 2019 – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani received Consul General of People’s Republic of China in Erbil Ni Ruchi. Besides his congratulations to President Barzani on his new post, Mr Ruchi reiterated his ...
President of the Kurdistan Region Receives A Delegation of the United Nations.Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 30 July 2019 – President of the Kurdistan Region received A delegation of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) headed by Dr Luay Shabana, Regional Director of the Fund. In the meeting, Dr Shabana presented a brief on his vi ...
President of the Kurdistan Region Meets with Consul General of Kuwait to the Kurdistan RegionPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 30 July 2019 – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani received Consul General of Kuwait to the Kurdistan Region Dr Omer Al-Kandari. Dr-Alkandari reiterated that the Emir of Kuwait and its people are looking forward t ...
President of the Kurdistan Region Receives Netherlands’ Ambassador to IraqPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 30 July 2019 – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met Matthias Wolters the Netherlands ambassador to Iraq. Mr Wolters expressed his appreciation for the support of President Barzani and the institutions of the Ku ...
President Barzani Congratulates Yezidis on the ‘Peak of Summer’ FestivityPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 30 July 2019 – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani congratulated, in a message, Yezidis on the ‘Peak of Summer’ festivity, at the 40th day of summer. Below is the text of the message: I warmly congratulate the est ...
President of the Kurdistan Region Meets with the Deputy Foreign Minister of PolandPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 30 July 2019 – The President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani received Mr Maciej Lang, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland. In the meeting, Mr Lang expressed his delight for visiting Iraq and the Kurdistan Region for t ...
A statement from the Kurdistan Region PresidencyPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 30 July 2019 – The irresponsible act of an Iraqi officer, in Muthanna Governorate, towards one of the relatives of the victims of the Anfal genocide campaign over Kurdistan’s flag being wrapping around his neck caused many backla ...
President of the Kurdistan Region Receives Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General to IraqPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
In the meeting today, President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met the Special Representative of UN Secretary General to Iraq Jeanine Plasschaert. Ms Plasschaert spoke about her visit to Shingal, the crisis that hit the area, securing peace in ...
Kurdistan region activate its government representation in BaghdadKurdiu - 2019-08-04 19:04
Kurdistan Region’s Erbil all set to host first-ever WAFF matchesKurdistan24 - 2019-08-04 18:20
Kurdistan Region president calls for joint-fundraising effort to rebuild SinjarKurdistan24 - 2019-08-04 15:01
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister’s Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of Sinjar GenocideGulan Media - 2019-08-04 06:33
Local dried fruits difficult to sell in Kurdistan RegionRûdaw - 2019-08-03 22:46
Iraqi Kurdistan parliament designates Aug. 3 as Yazidi genocide remembrance dayE-Kurd - 2019-08-03 17:20
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Saturday passed a bill declaring August 3, as the annual Day of Remembrance of the Genocide against the Yazidis. MPs attending a Saturday parliamentary session passed a resolution to “ ...
Displaced people going back to Kurdistan Region campsGulan Media - 2019-08-03 00:37
Turkey says it ‘neutralized’ 5 PKK fighters in latest air raids in Kurdistan RegionKurdistan24 - 2019-08-03 00:26
New government in Iraqi Kurdistan: Report - Region - World - Ahram OnlineAhram - 2019-08-02 18:53
Displaced people going back to Kurdistan Region campsRûdaw - 2019-08-02 13:02
Three new dams to be built in the Kurdistan Region: OfficialKurdistan24 - 2019-08-01 20:05
Summary of the Kurdistan Region Council of Ministers meeting – 30 July 2019Gulan Media - 2019-08-01 17:42
PUK chooses Mustafa Chawrash as commander of peshmerga’s brigade 70E-Kurd - 2019-07-31 19:56
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Mustafa Chawrash has been named as the new commander of the Peshmerga militias’ Brigade 70, which is affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). PUK’s leadership council member, Chawrash told NRT TV on We ...
Barzani genocide remembered in Iraqi Kurdistan, 36 years onE-Kurd - 2019-07-31 17:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region holds a special ceremony on Wednesday to mark the 36th anniversary of the Barzani genocide, senior Kurdish, Iraqi and foreign officials have attended the ceremony. The ceremony in the memoria ...
Polish business delegation to visit Kurdistan Region soon: Deputy FMKurdistan24 - 2019-07-31 17:23
Oil and gas company DNO announces increase in production in Kurdistan RegionRûdaw - 2019-07-31 13:37
DNO also said it plans to test two wells in disputed Bashiqa. ...