Jalal Talabani laid to rest in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish leaders were joined by representatives of the Baghdad government Friday for the funeral of Iraqi ex-president Jalal Talabani, a veteran of the struggle for Kurdish self-rule, an AFP journalist reported. Talabani died in Germany on Tuesday aged 83, barely a week after an Iraqi Kurdish vote for independence sparked […]

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Armed men break into Kurdish NRT TV office in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan

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DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A number of armed men and civilians broke into the Kurdish NRT TV office in Duhok on Thursday threatening to set the office on fire, the network reporter said. The NRT TV channel, one of the biggest media organizations in Iraqi Kurdistan, considers Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which is led by […]

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ENKA’s Sulaimani power plant wins award, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— ENKA’s Sulaimani 1,500 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant located in Sulaimani, Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, was recognized as the Global Best Project of 2017 by Engineering News-Record (ENR) under the Power/Industrial category. Engineering News-Record (widely known as ENR) is an American weekly magazine that provides news, analysis, data and opinion for the construction […]

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American University in Sulaimani gets $5 mln grant, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) has announced the receipt of a $5 million grant from the US to fund its merit-based scholarship program. “This funding is vital to building a stable and secure peace in the region. It helps us engage bright young people who have the skills, knowledge […]

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Gorran chooses Omar Said Ali as Nawshirwan’s successor, Iraqi Kurdistan

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New Gorran leader restates need for parliamentary system in Iraqi Kurdistan SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Change Movement (Gorran) has chosen Omar Said Ali as the new general-coordinator for the party two months after the death of Nawshirwan Mustafa, the party’s former leader. Gorran National Council members have selected Ali by 38 votes out of […]

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Gorran chooses Omar Said Ali as Nawshirwan’s successor, Iraqi Kurdistan

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New Gorran leader restates need for parliamentary system in Iraqi Kurdistan SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Change Movement (Gorran) has chosen Omar Said Ali as the new general-coordinator for the party two months after the death of Nawshirwan Mustafa, the party’s former leader. Gorran National Council members have selected Ali by 38 votes out of […]

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Rauf Osman chosen as new leader of Gorran, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Change (Gorran) Movement on Saturday has chosen Rauf Osman as new leader and to replace the late Nawshirwan Mustafa who died in May from Cancer, Nalia TV reported. Qadir Haji Ali, one of the Gorran leaders who was expected to run for the party’s head has decided to stay away […]

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Qadir Haji Ali withdraws bid for Gorran party’s leadership, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Qadir Haji Ali, one of the Gorran leaders who was expected to run for the party’s head has decided to stay away from the elections next week, paving the way for Omar Sayid Ali to have an easy ride to replace the late Nawshirwan Mustafa who died in May from Cancer. […]

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KNK national unity workshop starts in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— After been banned in Erbil city, the national unity workshop started in Sulaimani city on Saturday with participation from over 60 political parties, hundreds of intellectuals and community leaders from all four parts of Kurdistan. The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) was not allowed by Barzani’s KDP authorities to hold its congress in […]

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Women’s rights are human rights, Iraqi Kurdistan

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Johanna Higgs | Independent Australia HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— At a protest against violence against women, a small group of women and men had gathered in the centre of Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital to protest violence against women. As the small group chanted, “Women’s rights are human rights”, a group of local men formed a tight […]

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