Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 31, 2016

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Latest news every 30 min Iraqi tribesmen rescue 3 Yazidi women from Islamic State captivity near Mosul: minister Duhok: Three Kurdish Yazidi women have been rescued from the Islamic State (IS) militants in areas around Mosul, northern Iraq, and reunited with their families in Kurdistan Region, an Iraqi official says. Iraqi Agriculture Minister Falah Hassan Zaidan, who is […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 30, 2016

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One of the biggest international restaurant opened in Erbil Erbil: One of the biggest restaurants of the Middle East has been opened on Thursday in the capital city of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region of Erbil. City and government officials welcomed the restaurant as a success story for the private sector, especially during a financial crisis that has hit […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 28, 2016

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Latest news every 30 min KDP commander says Peshmerga militias are in their homeland, won’t hand over territory Kirkuk: There is no agreement between Erbil and Baghdad regarding Peshmerga militias withdrawal from areas the Kurdish forces liberated after the launch of the Mosul operation on October 17, a senior Kurdish commander said in response to […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 27, 2016

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Three men with several smuggled artifacts arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan Sulaimani: Iraqi Kurdish security forces have captured three people with several pieces of smuggled artifacts. “On 24th December, security forces in Dukan district of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region arrested three people one of whom is an Iraqi Arab citizen with to local Kurds,” reads a press release […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 26, 2016

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PUK official reportedly calls on his party to reunite with Gorran Sulaimani: A number of ranking officials with the Kurdish Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held a meeting in Sulaimani Saturday behind closed doors in which the head of its Politburo Executive Body reportedly called for reunification of his party with the Change Movement (Gorran) which […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 25, 2016

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Yazidi woman sold as sex-slave five times by Islamic State speaks about abuse Sulaimani: Two Kurdish Yazidi women who survived Islamic State (IS) captivity and abuse, have spoken out about the horrific abuse they were subjected to by the jihadist group. The two women told NRT they were made sex slaves by IS and endured […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 23, 2016

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Iraqi Kurdistan govt spends $3.70 per day on each IDP, says govt official Erbil: Everyday 600, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) abandon their home in war-torn Mosul and take shelter in the Kurdistan Region’s camps, said Hoshang Mohammed, a Kurdish official, adding that the expense of every IDP on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is more than three […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 22, 2016

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Erbil hospitals overwhelmed by Mosul casualties, Kurdistan govt urges Baghdad to step in Erbil: Head of Erbil health department in Iraqi Kurdistan says that hospitals in the city are overwhelmed by thousands of wounded civilians brought from Mosul and injured in the ongoing offensive to retake the city from IS. “An estimated 7,595 people have been rushed […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 21, 2016

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Iraqi Kurdistan govt meets with Kurdish blocs in Iraqi Parliament to discuss state budget Erbil: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) began a meeting with the five Kurdish blocs in the Iraqi Parliament to discuss the Iraqi budget approved by parliament on December 7. The head of the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) bloc in the Iraqi Parliament, […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 20, 2016

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KDP serious about resolving issues in Kurdistan Region, Gorran official says Sulaimani: The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said it is serious in resolving issues in the Kurdistan Region, an official from the Change Movement (Gorran) said on Monday. The coordinator of Gorran’s Political Research Chamber, Mohammed Ali, told NRT there were good signs from the meeting […]

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