Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 19, 2016

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Latest news every 30 min Yazidi IDPs on Mount Sinjar suffering under heavy snow Sinjar: Heavy snowfall has endangered the lives of hundreds of Yazidi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on Mount Sinjar (Shingal), said a local official, urging the government and organizations to reach out to them. “Nearly 50 centimeters of snow has fallen on Mount Shingal, […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 18, 2016

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Minister: Iraqi Kurdistan hosts 118,000 people displaced since Mosul battle Sulaimani: Iraq’s Kurdistan Region provides shelter for nearly 118,000 people who have been displaced since an offensive by Iraqi government forces, backed by tribal militias and the U.S.-led coalition to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) began, the Iraqi Minister of Migration and Displacement, […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 17, 2016

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KDP security seizes the body of U.S. volunteer martyred in Syria’s Manbij: official Qamishlo: According to the information given by Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) Cantons Representation Office to Roj News Agency, Iraqi Kurdistan KDP-affiliated asayish forces at Sêmalka Border Gate between Iraqi Kurdistan and Syrian Kurdistan have seized the body of U.S. volunteer Michael Israel. Syrian Kurdish […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 16, 2016

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Kurdistan PM says PKK’s presence in Sinjar preventing town reconstructions Duhok: The presence of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sinjar is preventing the town’s reconstruction and is stopping the town’s displaced residents from returning to their homes, Iraqi Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani said. During the Conference of the Future Independence of Kurdistan, Challenges and Opportunities, held […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 15, 2016

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Latest news every 30 min Kurdish PM congratulates ExxonMobil chief on nomination as US Secretary of State Erbil: Iraqi Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani congratulated ExxonMobil Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson on Wednesday on his nomination as the next US Secretary of State, describing him as someone who helped develop the region’s natural resources sector. “On behalf […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 14, 2016

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Latest news every 30 min Four Kurdish blocs demand one-week period before meeting with Kurdistan government Sulaimani: The four Kurdish blocs in the Iraqi Parliament have replied in a letter on Tuesday to an invitation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), demanding the postponement of a proposed meeting until next week, saying that the meeting […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 13, 2016

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Latest news every 30 min Yazidi activists and former IS sex slaves to receive the Sakharov Prize on Tuesday Strasbourg: Kurdish Yazidi activists and Islamic State survivors Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar will receive the 2016 Sakharov Prize in a ceremony in a ceremony in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. After escaping […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 12, 2016

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Turkish warplanes hit suspected Kurdish militant targets in Iraqi Kurdistan: army Ankara: Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes against suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in iraqi Kurdistan late on Sunday, Turkey’s military said. The strikes, which a statement said targeted Iraq’s Zap region, came hours after a PKK offshoot claimed responsibility for Saturday night’s twin bombings that […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 11, 2016

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Anti-graft official says, political instability obstacle to fighting corruption in Iraqi Kurdistan,  Erbil: Political tensions and instability in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region have helped corruption thrive, undermining efforts at greater transparency in finances, according to the head of the Integrity Committee. Judge Ahmed Anwar, who is assigned by parliament to fight corruption in Kurdistan, said at […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 10, 2016

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Latest news every 30 min Iraq has failed, it’s time to fix injustices against Kurds, leaders tell world audiences London: Iraq has failed, Deputy PM of of Iraqi Kurdistan Qubad Talabani told the BBC, saying that the process of independence has begun. He is one of the Kurdish leaders who have discussed the issue of Kurdish […]

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