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BEIRUT,— The Kurdish YPG militia of Syrian Kurdistan said on Monday it would not be bound by any decision that comes out of peace talks under way in Kazakhstan as it was not involved in the meetings. Indirect talks between representatives of the Syrian government and rebel groups began on Monday in the Kazakh capital […] The post Syrian Kurdish YPG say not bound by Astana peace talks outcome appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net Daily N…
01.24 / 12:58
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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region has officially started preparations for this year’s general elections, tentatively set for November despite continued gridlock in the parliament and bitter political feuds among the major factions. Member of the commission Jutiar Adil told Rudaw Monday that November 6 had […] The post Preparations for elections in Iraqi Kurdistan kick off: KIHEC ap…
01.24 / 08:13
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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) attempted to reach an agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) instead of finding solutions for issues in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, a PUK member has said. PUK Leadership member, Arêz Abdulla, Told NRT on Sunday that the KDP intends to reach an agreement with the PUK as […] The post KDP seeks PUK agreement instead of solving Iraqi Kurdistan’s issues: politician appeared first on Kurd …
01.23 / 16:39
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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Enrollment in private universities and institutes in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region has declined by nearly 40 percent over the two years as the region has been suffering economically. Hardi Mustafa was a second year student at Cihan University’s Media Department last year. He abandoned his studies during the first semester due to his […] The post Private university in Iraqi Kurdistan enrolment down by nearly 40% appeared first on Kurd Net …
01.23 / 11:15
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BAGHDAD,— Iraq announced the sale of $1 billion in bonds guaranteed by the United States, paying an interest of 2.1 percent, far below the 9 percent yield on the country’s non-guaranteed debt. The U.S.-guaranteed five-year bonds were issued on Wednesday, the finance ministry said in a statement on Sunday. The Iraqi government, which relies almost […] The post Iraq announces sale of $1 billion in bonds guaranteed by U.S. appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net Daily N…
01.23 / 07:11
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BAGHDAD,— Kurdistan independence is “a dangerous issue,” a senior Iraqi MP from the ruling Islamic Dawa Party, and who also held the position of national security adviser for five years, told Rudaw TV on Saturday night. Mowaffak al-Rubaie said that Baghdad does not have the right to negotiate with the Kurdish delegation formed on this […] The post Iraqi govt does not have power to negotiate Kurdistan independence: MP appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net Daily News…
01.22 / 10:56
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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Conflict and militancy may be first things that occur to many about Iraq, but a group of young fashion-conscious Kurds are hoping to help project a brighter, more optimistic image – and perhaps effect social change along the way. The group calls itself Mr Erbil, after the capital of the autonomous […] The post Mr Erbil fashion hopes to promote a new image for Iraqi Kurdistan appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net Daily Ne…
01.22 / 08:55
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Latest news every 30 min Second Kuwaiti humanitarian shipment arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan Erbil: Kuwait government on Saturday sent the second shipment of humanitarian aid to help hundreds of thousands of IDPs sheltered in Iraqi Kurdistan Region. According to Hoshang Mohammed, the Director General of Joint Crisis Coordination Center (JCC), the delivery contains medical supplies for the […] The post Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 22, 2017 appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net …
01.22 / 07:54
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TIKRIT, Iraq,— Iraqi authorities found Saturday the remains of some 89 bodies believed to be for soldiers of Speicher Camp who were executed by the Islamic State (IS) militants when the group seized Tikrit in June 2014, a provincial security source said. A joint committee from the security authority, forensic team and the Iraqi High […] The post Iraq recovers 89 bodies of Islamic State-executed soldiers at mass grave appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net Daily N…
01.21 / 15:23
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Latest news every 30 min Kirkuk governor: It’s a beautiful to see a peaceful transition of power Kirkuk: Dr. Najmaldin Karim, the governor of Kirkuk, remarked on the beauty of the peaceful transition of government witnessed on Friday between new US President Donald Trump and the former Barack Obama in an interview with Rudaw. “It’s a beautiful day […] The post Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 21, 2017 appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net Daily News…
01.21 / 06:16
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ANKARA,— A member of Turkish parliament from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Ayse Acar Basaran, was arrested early Friday in Ankara, according to security sources, state-run Anadolu agency reported. According to the source Ankara Police Department’s Anti-Terror Branch arrested Ayse Acar Basaran, the HDP’s Batman deputy, on charges of aiding and abetting to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) In May, […] The post Turkey arrests Kurdish HDP lawmaker Ayse Acar Basaran a…
01.20 / 09:00
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Bayez Rasheed Amin | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Introduction: Diplomacy is one of the most important component of foreign policy, through diplomacy nations have access to international relations and by interacting with other culture enhancing the reputation of own nation. This leads to rally public opinion that can be benefited to achieve statehood. There are traditional […] The post Kurds and the Lost Opportunity of Statehood: The Case of Iraqi Kurds appeared first on Kurd Net -…
01.20 / 02:07
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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Just after protests about power cuts, somebody fired rockets at a Chamchamal power station. Is this the first sign of violence, after months of protests against the local government. Although Iraqi Kurdistan’s power needs are met by the natural gas reserves in the area of Chamchamal, the people actually living in […] The post Power station attack a sign protesters in Iraqi Kurdistan ready to use violence appeared first on Kurd Net - Eku…
01.19 / 14:36
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NURNBERG, Germany,— Dekan Jalal, a 26-year old Kurdish woman was born in Sulaimani, a city in Iraqi, Kurdistan. At the age of 10 years, she had a very bad truck accident and she lost her right leg and spent almost 3 years in the hospital. After dozens of operations, she could now finally start a […] The post Kurdish woman Dekan Jalal talks about her book ‘Regakaman, Geboren in Kurdistan’ appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net Daily N…
01.19 / 13:56
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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Of nearly 25,000 registered companies in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, only around 13,000 of them pay corporate income tax, according to a new report from the Directorate of Taxes and Public Properties in Erbil. General manager of the directorate, Dr. Kamal Tayyib, told Rudaw the systematic tax evasion by mid-sized and small […] The post Nearly half of businesses in Iraqi Kurdistan don’t pay tax appeared first on Kurd Net - Ek…
01.19 / 11:14
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Latest news every 30 min Belgium’s Flanders and Iraqi Kurdistan hold bilateral talks Erbil: A Kurdish delegation held bilateral talks with officials from the Flanders region of Belgium on Tuesday hoping to foster stronger economic and business ties between the two regions. The Kurdish delegation included a number of general managers from the region’s Ministry of […] The post Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 19, 2017 appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net Daily News…
01.19 / 06:08
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DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtas is facing a prison sentence of up to four years for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a judicial source said Wednesday. The indictment prepared by Diyarbakir Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office demanded a prison term for Demirtas ranging from one to four […] The post Kurdish HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas faces jail for insulting Tur…
01.18 / 11:51
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Barzani and Norway’s FM discuss war on Islamic State Davos: Massoud Barzani met with Borge Brende, Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in Davos, Switzerland. The two sides spoke of the general situation of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region and the current war on Islamic State group (IS), Kurdistan Presidency website reported. Barzani, accompanied by his Chief of Staff […] The post Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 18, 2017 appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net Daily Ne…
01.18 / 08:48
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BETHLEHEM A Palestinian teen was fatally shot by Israeli soldiers during fire clashes in a village near Bethlehem, on…
01.17 / 18:09
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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A source from Iraq’s Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP) has dismissed the media reports claiming Massoud Barzani resigns from his position. A number of local media outlets recently reported that Barzani is handing in his resignation in order to overcome political disputes between Kurdish factions, a report which was later described as […] The post Reports on resignation of Kurdistan’s Massoud Barzani baseless: source appeared fi…
01.17 / 07:06
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