Kurdish journalist detained in Iraqi Kurdistan for criticising KDP, corruption

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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish journalist Ibrahim Abbas was detained by KDP Asayish (security forces) in Erbil on Wednesday after he criticized the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and corruption in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. Abbas’ wife, Saadiya Mohammed, told NRT on Thursday that security forces were waiting for Abbas from 8 p.m. on Wednesday until 1 a.m. […]

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Corruption, deceit plague private education in Iraq

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BAGHDAD,— It’s said that some college degrees aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. Some graduates in Iraq are finding that to be true. Others can’t even get the paper. Dozens of students protested March 8 in front of the private Mazaya College, calling on the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to accredit […]

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Corruption, lack of transparency killing Iraqi Kurdistan’s energy sector: panel

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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— There is an urgent need to create a national oil company in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region to prevent losses from past mistakes, create transparency and boost efficiency, panelists at an economic forum in Erbil argued on Wednesday. At a panel discussion of the first Economic Forum of Erbil’s Middle East Research Institute […]

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