Shaswar Abdulwahid reelected as New Generation Movement president, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Shaswar Abdulwahid was reelected as president of the New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) during the group’s first general congress in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, on Saturday. Abdulwahid expressed his thanks to members and backers of New Generation for their support and assistance in working to fight the culture of corruption and self-dealing […]

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Kurdsat stops broadcasting after 20 years, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdsat Broadcasting Corporation closed its doors on Wednesday after nearly twenty years of bringing news and entertainment to Iraqi Kurdistan region. In response to the closure, Director of External Affairs of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Shanaz Ibrahim Ahmed addressed the closure on social media. The channel was affiliated with […]

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Woman kidnapped, raped by taxi driver in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The kidnap and rape of an Iranian woman by an Erbil taxi driver earlier this month has once more laid bare the threat to women’s safety in Erbil, where reports of rape and sexual assault by taxi drivers continue to accumulate and measures to combat sexual harassment have failed to materialise. […]

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Woman kidnapped, raped by taxi driver in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The kidnap and rape of an Iranian woman by an Erbil taxi driver earlier this month has once more laid bare the threat to women’s safety in Erbil, where reports of rape and sexual assault by taxi drivers continue to accumulate and measures to combat sexual harassment have failed to materialise. […]

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Unknown Gunmen attack PUK party headquarters in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

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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 “unidentified person” opened fire there, hurting no one. “This office of the PUK […]

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

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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 reelected with 28 of out of 40 votes, while remaining 12 went to Shorsh Haji. In 2017 Omar Said […]

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

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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 Democratic Party (KDP) and a former parliamentarian, but not a member of the council. Council […]

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Firsat Sofi set to become new Erbil governor, Iraqi Kurdistan

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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. Current governor Nawzad Hadi will resign and transition into a new position in the office of the President of […]

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Commemoration for murdered Kurdish journalist prevented in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The family of murdered Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein Ali on Sunday has accused the Sulaimani Asayish security of preventing them from holding a ceremony commemorating his memory and honoring his work, NRT TV reported. Hussein was abducted, tortured, and murdered on August 13, 2016 in Duhok city, which is under control […]

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Kurdish businessman is building a historic monument in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—A Kurdish businessman is building a historic monument in the province of Sulaimani that depicts historical Kurdish events over the past century. Zahiri Karima Rash built the monument called “Mrwari Rash,” or “the black pearl,” to pay homage to Kurdistan’s history. “All Kurdish events will be inscribed on these rocks with details […]

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