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Masoud Barzani and Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed, the Emir of Kuwait, held a phone conversation to discuss the latest developments and Erbil-Kuwait ties. The Kuwaiti leader welcomed the progress in the relations between Erbil and Baghdad after addressing part of their disputes, also in the region. KRG President Nechirvan Barzani received President of the Iraqi National […]

Three Katyusha missiles have hit Taji Military Base, north of Baghdad, where US forces are stationed, Iraq’s Security Media Cell has reported – the second such attack on a military base in four days. Camp Taji, about 85 kilometers to the north of the capital Baghdad, hosts US military personnel. Last Friday, three mortars hit Balad Air […]

An earthquake hit Koya city, in Erbil province on Monday morning, said the General Directorate of Meteorology and Seismology.The quake was measured at 3.1 on Richter scale, occurring at 5:44 am, Erbil time.No reports of casualties or possible damages to the area are yet available.Earlier on Thursday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 struck the […]

An Iranian commercial bus carrying 30 passengers burned on a road between Soran and Khalifan in the capital Erbil. The road, known as Gali Ali Beg, is commonly traveled by tourists, especially in the summer months. The vehicle became engulfed in flames after sparking “due to a technical problem. Firefighters from both Soran and Khalifan rushed […]

The new US Ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, paid his first visit to the capital Erbil where He was welcomed by senior Kurdish leaders, who congratulated him on his new position. Mr. Tueller also highlighted Barzani’s efforts in improving ties between the Government of Kurdistan and the Federal Government of Iraq. The US considers the […]

New President Nechirvan Barzani received the Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan in capital Erbil, and the pair held talks on the ties between the Kurdistan Region and Saudi Arabia and the ways to further strengthen the relations between the two sides. The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on an Iraqi […]

Erbil security arrest 3 suspects who kidnapped Indian national for $100K ransom. The kidnapped was an Indian restaurant owner in Erbil’s Ankawa district. During the operation, the Asayish confiscated several weapons, including a rifle, three pistols, two knives, four magazines, and several cell phones. They also impounded the vehicle used in the kidnapping. Nasir’s brother informed […]

Two explosions rocked central Raqqa in northern Syria overnight Saturday, killing at least ten people while over 20 others were injured. The first explosion was carried out via an improvised explosive devise in a street central of Raqqa, Minutes later, when people gathered to help the injured, a car bomb went off.Islamic State later claimed […]

Iraq has sentenced a total of seven French nationals to death in four days only over alleged membership to ISIS.A court in Iraq on Sunday issued death penalties to three French men for ties with the extremist group, while another one received the same punishment on the following day. On Tuesday, the court sentenced two […]

In a statement after he was elected as the new President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani expressed his gratitude to the Kurdistan Parliament for its vote of confidence and promised his office would be an “umbrella for unity” for all entities in the region.  Leaders and diplomats around the world have welcomed the new elected […]


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