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Nineveh: Six IS Members Captured

BAS News - 2019-09-22 00:37
ERBIL - At least six members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured on Saturday in the Iraqi province of Nineveh, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The six jihadists, among whom was a sniper, were arrested during a joint operation by the emerge ...

IS Hideouts, Drone Seized in Diyala

BAS News - 2019-09-21 23:37
ERBIL - A number of hideouts with a drone belonging to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group were seized in the Iraqi province of Diyala. Iraqi reports cited a statement by the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi on Saturday as saying that its militias seized th ...

Iraq Arrests Man Suspected of Deadly Karbala Bombing

BAS News - 2019-09-21 17:15
ERBIL — Iraqi authorities said they have arrested a man who is believed to be the perpetrator of Friday’s deadly blast in the holy city of Karbala. "The national security forces detained the [suspected] perpetrator of the explosion in Karbala," a source ...

Explosion at Iraqi Army checkpoint kills 12 near Karbala

ANF - 2019-09-21 13:49
The explosion at an Iraqi Army checkpoint near Karbela killed 12 people and wounded 5 others. ...

Unknown Gunmen attack PUK party headquarters in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-09-21 06:37
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 ...

President of the Kurdistan Region Meets Speaker of Iraqi Parliament

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-21 01:58
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 19 September 2019 President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with the Speaker of Council of Representatives of Iraq, Mohammed Al-Halbousi. They discussed the security situation in Iraq, stressing the need for maintai ...

Bomb Blast Kills, Wounds 17 in Iraq's Karbala

BAS News - 2019-09-21 01:32
ERBIL - A bomb explosion on Friday resulted in the killing and wounding of 17 civilians in Iraq's Shia holy city of Karbala, officials confirmed. The blast took place as a minibus was passing through an Iraqi army checkpoint towards the town of al-Hilla, ...

KDP headquarters in Sulaimani attacked by unknown gunmen

E-Kurd - 2019-09-20 18:48
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 ...

Iraqi MP Warns of Reopening Arar Border Crossing with Saudi Arabia

BAS News - 2019-09-19 23:39
ERBIL - A lawmaker at the Iraqi Parliament has warned of reopening of the Arar border crossing with Saudi Arabia, adding that it could lead to an Islamic State (IS) resurgence in Iraq. Mohammed Saihud, an MP at the Council of Representatives, said in a s ...

Drone Attack Kills, Wounds 14 Militiamen near Syria-Iraq Border

BAS News - 2019-09-19 23:39
ERBIL - An airstrike by an unidentified drone on Thursday early morning resulted in the killing and wounding of 14 Iran-backed militiamen near the Syrian town of al-Bukamal on the border with Iraq, a report said. Sky News Arabia cited Iraqi security offi ...

Iraqi parliament speaker in Erbil for talks with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-09-19 22:12
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 ...

KRG presents a six-point paper to the Iraqi government

Kurdiu - 2019-09-19 20:29

Iraqi Authorities Oust Kurdish Chief of Kirkuk Police

BAS News - 2019-09-19 17:41
ERBIL — Iraq’s Ministry of Interior has issued an order to dismiss a Kurdish figure from his position as the chief of rapid-response police in the disputed province of Kirkuk. Jwan Hassan, a member of Kirkuk provincial council, confirmed the report to Ba ...

Baghdad Follows Constitution to Redress Relations with Erbil: PM

BAS News - 2019-09-19 17:41
ERBIL — The Iraqi federal government is following the Constitution to redress its relations with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) with regards to budget, said Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the Iraqi prime mini ...

Barzani, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-09-19 17:41
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and President of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Thursday the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi in Erbil. During the meeting, the pair exchanged views on the latest poli ...

Kurdistan President, Halbusi Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-09-19 17:41
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi in Erbil to discuss the latest political and security affairs. Barzani and Halbusi, during the meeting, stressed on the importance ...

Mothers from Maxmur appeal to the Iraqi president

ANF - 2019-09-19 14:19
The co-mayor of Maxmur, Leyla Arzu Ilhan, wrote a letter to Iraqi President Barham Salih on behalf of the protesting mothers from the self-administered refugee camp in southern Kurdistan. ...

The Mustashar and the Jash – A View from the Position of ‘Iraqi National Unity’ on the ‘Descendants of Treason’

E-Kurd - 2019-09-19 07:41
Sheri Laizer | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The Mustashar and the Jash – A View from the Position of ‘Iraqi National Unity’ on the ‘Descendants of Treason’. 1 1987-1991 A top model 4WD Land Cruiser speeds down an unmade road past low-level, breeze block houses ...

Barzani Receives Iraqi President in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-09-19 00:53
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday the Iraqi President Barham Salih in Erbil. During the meeting, attended by several Kurdish and Iraqi officials, Barzani a ...

Iraqi PM Orders Withdrawal of Iran-Backed Militias from Saudi Border Strip

BAS News - 2019-09-19 00:53
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal of Iran-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi from the areas bordering Saudi Arabia. The Brigades of Hezbollah, Nujaba, Imam Ali, Mukhtar al-Thaqafi brigade, and other militia ...

PM Barzani, Iraqi President Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2019-09-19 00:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday received the Iraqi President Barham Salih in Erbil, where they discussed the relations between Erbil and Baghdad. Barzani and Salih agreed that there is a good opportunity for both the ...

IS Hideout Seized, Two Militants Captured in Kirkuk, Diyala

BAS News - 2019-09-19 00:53
ERBIL - A hideout belonging to the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) was seized in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Wednesday, while a militant was captured at the site as well. Spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, Saad Maan, exp ...

Abdul Mahdi Considering “Oil-for-Projects" Deal with China: Iraqi Lawmaker

BAS News - 2019-09-19 00:53
ERBIL - A lawmaker at the Iraqi Parliament has revealed that Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi is considering an "oil-for-projects" deal with China. Fazil Fatlawi, an MP at the Parliament, said in a statement that Abdul Mahdi's efforts is to fight corrupti ...

Iraqi and Kurdistan Region Presidents Discusses Erbil-Baghdad Relations

KRG-Spain - 2019-09-19 00:04
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 ...

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

Marxist - 2019-09-18 15:34

Iraqi and Kurdistan Region Presidents Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Relations

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-18 14:55
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 ...

Iraqi president Barham Salih meets senior officials in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2019-09-18 11:10
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 ...

President Barzani: Iraq and Kurdistan Need More Foreign Investment

KRG-Spain - 2019-09-18 00:00
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 ...

Migration office opens in Shengal

ANF - 2019-09-16 10:39
An Office of Migration and Migrants linked to the homonymous Iraqi Ministry opened in Shengal. ...

Siemens, Orascom sign deal with Iraq to rebuild power plant

E-Kurd - 2019-09-15 01:37
BERLIN,— Siemens and Orascom Construction signed an agreement on Saturday with the Iraqi government to rebuild two power plants in the north of the country that will have a combined capacity of 1.6 gigawatts. Siemens said that work at the Baiji facility, ...

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

E-Kurd - 2019-09-14 18:32
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 Kurdistan’s income from customs approximately $5 billion per year: official

E-Kurd - 2019-09-13 18:48
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 ...

President Barzani: Iraq and Kurdistan Need More Foreign Investment

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-13 00:40
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-Du ...

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union receives the Iraqi Minister of Planning

Kurdiu - 2019-09-13 00:33

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

E-Kurd - 2019-09-12 23:15
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 ...

After oil export boost, Iraq pledges to comply with OPEC+ output quota

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-12 20:17
The Iraqi national flag flies as excess gas is burnt off near the Zubair oil refinery in the southern province of Basra. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images/Haidar Mohammed Ali) ...

Iraqi Kurdistan halts import of vehicles manufactured before 2018

E-Kurd - 2019-09-12 19:25
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 ...

Spanish journalist detained for weeks without charge, deported from Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-09-11 10:44
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 ...

Parliamentary leadership begins push for new Iraqi Kurdistan constitution

E-Kurd - 2019-09-11 00:12
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 - 2019-09-11 00:12
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 ...

ISIS assassination official was killed in a security operation

SDF Press - 2019-09-10 14:51
Anti-terrorism units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) conducted a raid on Tuesday at dawn north Shaddadi, on a tunnel where the terrorist Abu Harith Al-Iraqi was hiding in, Abu Harith Al-Iraqi was a leader and security officer of the Syrian-Iraqi bor ...

Hundreds of Iraqi Shia Muslims Hurt During Muharram Mourning

BAS News - 2019-09-10 11:57
ERBIL — Hundreds of Iraqis were reportedly hurt on Monday while taking part in special events mourning the Shia Muslim’s holy days of Muharram. According to media reports, seven hospitals admitted 386 people hurt from self flagellation and other methods ...

Iraq Postpones Opening of Border Crossing with Syria Amid Airstrike

BAS News - 2019-09-10 01:08
ERBIL - Iraq has postponed the opening of a border crossing with Syria following an airstrike targeting the Iranian targets on Iraqi-Syrian border overnight on Sunday. Unidentified warplanes carried out an airstrike on Iranian forces and Tehran-backed mi ...

Iraq: Shia Religious Figure Assassinated by Unknown Men

BAS News - 2019-09-09 22:17
ERBIL - A Shia religious figure was assassinated on Monday by unknown armed men on a main road between Iraqi capital Baghdad and Karbala city. Iraqi media reports said that the victim identified as Moaid Mosawi had been invited to a destination located b ...

September 9: Airstrikes at Albukamal?

Seth Frantzman - 2019-09-09 17:32
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Just after midnight, in the first hours of Monday morning, loud explosions were heard in an around the Syrian town of Albukamal near the Iraqi border. […] ...

Firsat Sofi set to become new Erbil governor, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-09-09 16:23
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 ...

House of Iraqi Official Attacked with Sound Bomb

BAS News - 2019-09-09 14:48
ERBIL — The house of head of Dhi Qar provincial council Council was raided by unknown people overnight Sunday, a security source said. Rahim al-Khaqani’s place was attacked by a sound bomb in the district of Shatra. A security source told al-Sumaria said ...

Nineveh: Eight IS Militants Killed in Coalition Airstrike

BAS News - 2019-09-09 06:12
ERBIL - The US-led international coalition warplanes killed on Sunday eight members of the Islamic State (IS) in the Iraqi province of Nineveh. The eight jihadists were targeted in a hideout located in the district of Hamam al-Alil, Nineveh province, acc ...

Iraqi PM to Visit China this Month

BAS News - 2019-09-09 06:12
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is expected to pay a visit to China by the end of September. According to Iraqi media reports, the premier during his stay in the country, will hold meetings with the Chinese President Xi Jinping and other se ...

Unknown Men Raid IS Families Camp in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-09-09 06:12
ERBIL - Unknown armed men have raided a camp in Iraqi Salahaddin province where the families of the Islamic State (IS) are based. Nouman al-Jabouri, an officer from Salahaddin Police, said in a statement that the incident occurred in the district of al-S ...

Another Four IS Jihadists Killed in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-09-09 06:12
ERBIL - Another four jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Sunday in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin. The militants were killed during a military operation by the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in Makhoul mountains, in northeast of Sa ...

Two Iraqi Soldiers Injured in Jalawla Bombing

BAS News - 2019-09-08 15:46
ERBIL — A bomb blast near Jalawla district of Diyala province injured at least two Iraqi soldiers on Sunday, said a local official. The explosion, carried out via an improvised explosive device (IED), occurred while an Iraqi army convoy passed by the Isl ...

Kurdistan, Iraqi Judicial Councils Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-09-08 15:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Judicial Council received its Iraqi counterparts on Sunday in Erbil. Judges and members of the councils discussed a range of issues pertaining to Iraq and Kurdistan judicial bodies. Both sides agreed on the importance of close ...

UNAMI Supports IHEC to Promote Gender-Responsive Electoral Processes

BAS News - 2019-09-08 06:25
BAGHDAD, (UNAMI) — A three-day workshop concluded in Baghdad today which considered ways how to ensure the meaningful engagement of Iraqi women in elections. The workshop on gender-responsive electoral processes, jointly organized by the Independent High ...

Iraq: US Soldier Injured in Mortar Attack

BAS News - 2019-09-08 06:25
ERBIL - At least one US soldier was injured in a mortar attack on a military base sheltering the foreign country's forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday. The attack targeted the military base of the presidential palace where the US troops are bas ...

Two Iraqi Explosive Experts Killed While Defusing a Bomb in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-09-08 06:25
ERBIL - A couple of Iraqi explosive experts lost their lives on Saturday while they were attempting to defuse a bomb in a house in Mosul city. The incident reportedly took place in the district of Adnanya, southeastern Mosul, where a bomb had been plante ...

Baghdad: Bomb Blast Leaves Two Civilians Wounded

BAS News - 2019-09-08 06:25
ERBIL - A bomb explosion on Saturday resulted in the wounding of two Iraqi civilians in the capital Baghdad. A security source explained to Al-Sumariyah News that a roadside bomb exploded in the district of Baladiyat, eastern Baghdad, injuring two innoce ...

PM of the Kurdistan Region meets with the heads of Kurdish blocs in the Iraqi parliament

Kurdiu - 2019-09-07 21:29

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

E-Kurd - 2019-09-07 03:29
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 ...

There are secret prisons in Iraqi Kurdistan: lawmaker

E-Kurd - 2019-09-06 11:27
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 - 2019-09-06 11:27
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 ...

Iraqi Kurds Actively Support Ankara’s Fight Against the PKK | Small Wars Journal

Smallwarsjournal - 2019-09-06 11:19

Roundtable: The Iranian Way of War

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-09-06 03:26
The Islamic Republic of Iran has been at war for almost its entire existence, beginning with the Iraqi invasion of the country in 1980 and, then, in an asymmetric way in support of regional clients, often working against American allies and partners in th ...

Preparations underway to write Iraqi Kurdistan constitution: lawmaker

E-Kurd - 2019-09-05 12:59
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. ...

ISIS attacked Tikrit, 5 dead among security forces

ANF - 2019-09-05 11:11
ISIS carried out an attack last night in Tikrit, Iraq. The attack killed five people from the Iraqi army and Hashdi Shabi forces. ...

Understanding Iraqi Kurdistan: the intimate journey of photographer Sebastian Meyer

France24 - 2019-09-04 17:57

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

E-Kurd - 2019-09-04 17:13
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 ...

Mine kills three Iraqi soldiers in Khanaqin

ANF - 2019-09-04 13:54
In the southern Kurdistan region of Khanaqin, three Iraqi soldiers were killed and four others injured in a mine explosion. ...

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

E-Kurd - 2019-09-04 10:52
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 ...

'Hitler' restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan forced to change name | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-09-04 07:53

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives a high delegation of Iraqi Interior Ministry headed by Minister Yassin Al-Yasiri

KRG-Spain - 2019-09-04 00:00
During the meeting, which was attended by KRG Minister of Interior, Al-Yasiri, welcomed the positive atmosphere between Erbil and Baghdad, pointing out that there is a good understanding between the Federal Ministry of Interior and the KRG Ministry of Int ...

Iraqi Kurdistan restaurant named ‘Hitler’, uses swastika as logo

E-Kurd - 2019-09-03 18:43
Iraqi Kurdistan government permits a restaurant to be named ‘Hitler’ using swastika symbol. DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A restaurant named after the genocidal German dictator Adolf Hitler in Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan has triggered much controver ...

Isis rigs cows with explosives in failed attack on Iraqi forces | The Independent

Independent - 2019-09-03 15:35

Kurdistan political parties to establish a council with Masoud Barzani as chair: KSDP

E-Kurd - 2019-09-03 14:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The General Secretary of the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party (HSK) Muhammad Haji Mahmoud claimed in an interview with Voice of America on Tuesday that Iraqi Kurdistan region’s political parties are set to esta ...

UNICEF’s educational support for Iraqi children

The Global Coalition - 2019-09-03 01:41
Article UNICEF’s educational support for Iraqi children Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Man shot dead his wife in front of courthouse in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-09-01 23:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A man shot and killed his wife in front of the Erbil courthouse on Sunday. The suspect shot the victim six times and then surrendered himself to police. The body of the woman was transported to the hospital, NRT TV ...

Body of Iraqi soldier beheaded by ISIS found two years later

Rûdaw - 2019-08-31 18:49
Abu Bakir al-Samarayi was killed in the desert in 2017 ...

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

Iraq: Evading the Gathering Storm

International Crisis Group - 2019-08-29 21:34
Should U.S.-Iranian tensions escalate to a shooting war, Iraq would likely be the first battleground. Washington and Tehran should stop trying to drag Baghdad into their fight. The Iraqi government should redouble its efforts to remain neutral and safegu ...

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

Reliefweb - 2019-08-29 17:36

We don’t know any details about Iraqi Kurdistan oil deals for over 13 years: Finance Committee member

E-Kurd - 2019-08-28 23:04
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Member of the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament’s Finance Committee Sherko Jawdat Mustafa said on Wednesday that the Ministry of Natural Resources has not shared any of the Kurdistan region’s oil contracts with the commit ...

Iraqi Parliament: No cuts to the salaries of Kurdistan Region employees

Kurdiu - 2019-08-28 22:55

Iraqi Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi: we will respond to air strikes using ‘all means’ - The National

Thenational - 2019-08-28 09:48

Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Call with Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani | The White House

Whitehouse - 2019-08-27 22:32

Short back and sides or a Ronaldo or Bale? Meet the Iraqi barber cutting famous faces in children's hair Marwan Hadi is giving daring youth in the Kurdish town of Halabja haircuts of their favourite football players August 27, 2019

The National AE - 2019-08-27 19:06

A Member Of Iran Guards 'Assassinated' Near The Iraqi Border

Radiofarda - 2019-08-27 09:14

Revolutionary Guards member killed in Iranian Kurdistan: Fars

E-Kurd - 2019-08-27 01:20
TEHRAN,— A member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards was killed in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) in northwest Iran near the border with Iraqi Kurdistan on Monday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported in a Twitter posting. The Guards member was “a ...

Iraq will protect Hashd against attacks: Iraqi president, PM, speaker

Rûdaw - 2019-08-26 20:32
“The state will shoulder protecting and defending them against any targeting ...

Three Turkish soldiers killed, seven wounded in clash with PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-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 ...

Four ISIS militants killed on Iraqi anti-ISIS operation's fourth phase

Rûdaw - 2019-08-25 15:55
The operation is in the western Anbar province ...

Are We Racist or Is Donald Trump?

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 13:56
Luqman Hma Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The Iraqi army officer with moving his hands, shouted furiously over one of the Anfal survivors that he should throw away Kurdistan’s flag. That flag was around the Anfal survivor’s neck and shoulders as a symbol ...

Animals taken from the wild in Iraqi Kurdistan must be returned to sanctuary: rangers

E-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 begins third phase ‘Operation Claw 3’ against PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-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 ...

Fourth phase of ‘Will of Victory’ operation begins: Iraqi defense ministry

Rûdaw - 2019-08-24 11:54
The latest anti-ISIS op is in the Anbar province ...

Iraqi former PM Maliki threatens response if Israel involved in attacks on PMF

E-Kurd - 2019-08-24 02:59
BAGHDAD,— Former Iraqi Prime Minister and the head of the State of Law Coalition Nouri al-Maliki warned on Friday of a “strong response” if Israel is proven to have been behind recent airstrikes on pro-Iran Shiite militias of the Popular Mobilization For ...

Makhmour camp refugees banned from traveling to Erbil since murder of Turkish diplomat

E-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 ...

Senior PKK female commander Helin Halana killed in Turkish airstrike

E-Kurd - 2019-08-23 12:47
QANDIL MOUNTAINS, Iraqi Kurdistan,— The People’s Defense Forces HPG, the armed wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said on Thursday that one of its senior commanders was killed in a Turkish airstrike. Helin Halana, also known as Layla Karabash, wa ...

Clashes between Turkish army and Kurdish PKK leave three soldiers dead

E-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 ...

ISIS attack on Iraqi soldiers in Xanaqin results in casualties

ANF - 2019-08-22 11:41
Yet another attack by ISIS in one of the “controversial” regions in Iraq. ...
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