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A German delegation headed by the country’s defense minister met on Wednesday with key Kurdish officials to affirm Germany’s continued support to the Region. Following the meeting, German Defense Minister and Peshmerga Minister Shorish Ismael held a joint press conference. Ismael reminded reporters that the so-called Islamic State continues to pose a security threat in the […]

Two successive blasts hit a patrolling convoy of the Iraqi army on Tuesday, leaving five soldiers injured. According to security sources, the blasts targeted the convoy near al-Mukhisa village on the outskirts of Abu Sayda district. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment while the security forces cordoned off the area for […]

The Independent Commission for Human Rights in Kurdistan Region is planning the launch of online application, Mohammed Gomashini, a spokesperson for the commission, said they are working with Heartland Alliance Organization to set up an online platform where people could submit their cases on human rights violations. He said the initiative is to help people […]

Kurdistan Region’s presidency issued a statement condemning the terrorist attack at a wedding in the Afghan capital two days ago which killed 63 people and injured more than 180. “We strongly condemn the terrorist attack that targeted a wedding at a hall in Kabul” reads the statement. “We offer condolences to the families of the […]

Philadelphia shooting Police are locked in a lengthy stand-off with a gunman who injured at least six officers during A gun battle broke out between police and a male shooter at around (20:30 GMT) The officers were serving a drugs warrant at a home in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tiago neighbourhood when the gunman opened fire. Eight hours […]

The 21-year-old Norwegian man has appeared in court in Oslo His face and neck marked by bruises and scratches, Philip Manshaus was also charged with attempted murder, as well as the murder of his stepsister.He smiled at photographers but said nothing, he is accused of opening fire at the Al-Noor Islamic Centre in Baerum, west of […]

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is in cooperation with South Korea to establish an electronic tendering system in hopes of ensuring transparency and facilitating procedures.”The Electronic Tendering System will greatly benefit the economic aspect of the region,” Jong Song, a supervisor for the South Korean team, said.”South Korea has been using it for a long […]

A fire on Tuesday morning burned down at least 20 shelters in a Yezidi (Ezidi) camp in Kurdistan Region, with no human casualties reported, a source from the camp administration said. The fire erupted in Chamshko Camp, home to nearly 5,000 Ezidi internally displaced persons (IDPs). It is located in the city of Zakho in Duhok […]

Trump administration on Monday designated China a “currency manipulator,” after the country’s central bank allowed its currency to weaken amid the ongoing trade dispute. The move comes hours after Trump accused Beijing of depreciating its currency. The People’s Bank of China allowed its currency to fall below 7 yuan to the American dollar, which is […]

Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran’s state media reported on Sunday. The vessel was intercepted near Iran’s Farsi Island in the Gulf.  The elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have a navy base on Farsi Island which is located north of […]


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