Author: Muhammad Basman

Starting from Iraq, Parliament has banned a broad category of online video games, including PUBG mobile, in a unanimous vote. The concern was about the obsession over these electronic games that ignite violence among children and youth. And its rapidly-spread influence in Iraq’s society.PUBG was developed in South Korea by a subsidiary of game design company Blue […]

Dozens of Kurdish farmers protested in Baghdad saying that the central government has not paid them for three years of wheat harvests. the farmers gathered in Tahrir square and called on the central government to make payments on wheat harvests for 2014, 2015, and 2016. One of them said the central government owes him more than […]

Tragic fire in Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. The 850-year-old building was battling the blaze that broke out on Monday at 6:50 PM resulted in devastating large parts of it. Firefighters managed to save the building’s main stone structure, including its two towers, but the spire and roof collapsed. The fire was declared under control almost […]

Three people have died in a plane crash, at what is regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous airports. The plane veered off the runway and hit a stationary helicopter at Lukla Airport, the main gateway to the Everest region. The runway is short and surrounded by mountains, making it extremely difficult for takeoff […]

A French delegation led by the Mayor of Paris arrived in Erbil and met with the city’s Governor to discuss bilateral cooperation and sign a joint agreement. This is the second visit after the first one was on September 2014. The Mayor praised the efforts of the Kurdistan Region who opened its doors to many […]

Kurdistan Council of Ministers has decided to open a chamber of commerce and industry in Halabja province. Also the federal Interior Ministry agreed to open several service directorates, including the ones that handle routine matters related to citizenship, civil status, residence, information cards, and vehicle registration plates. The KRG and federal government approved a decision to open […]

The President Masoud Barzani, met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa held in Jordan. The two discussed “the historic ties” between the Kurdistan and Jordan, highlighting economic relations. The King highlighted improving ties between Erbil and Baghdad, stating both sides settling differences “is […]

Ibrahim Dogus, a Kurdish entrepreneur and deputy mayor of Lambeth in South London, England, will become the first Kurdish mayor of the London Borough in the city center of the capital. I am very proud to be elected as the mayor of Lambeth and proud to be the first ever Kurdish mayor of the borough, […]

Due to weeks of torrential rainfall, water in the Dukan Dam reached the bell-mouth spillway for the first time since 1988. The raining waves have considerably filled local dams in the region, including Darbandikhan Dam, which despite reassurances from authorities, some activists question the site’s ability to withstand the risk of falling after a powerful […]

NASA chose a satellite image of the Erbil Citadel to be its Image of the Day. The Citadel is possibly the oldest continuously occupied human settlement on Earth, dating back at least 6,000 years. NASA posted an image captured by its observation satellite with the citadel centred and the capital of the Kurdistan Region’s concentric […]

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