Kurdistan

Iraq won’t join the boycott against Qatar as it refused to give in to pressure from Bahrain to join the Saudi-led diplomatic embargo. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reportedly turned down an invitation from Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa to boycott Qatar when the two met in Baghdad on Sunday. In […]

Did you hear the explosion yesterday in Erbil? Officials confirmed the blast on Saturday was not an attack but simply an accident. Three Peshmerga soldiers were lightly wounded in a blast at the Zeravani Peshmerga building on 60m. One of the generator at the Zeravani Peshmerga office caught on fire which then spread to an […]

Yazidis in Turkey face new fear. Authorities at a Turkish government-run refugee camp in the Kurdish province of Mardin have recently ordered four Yazidi men from Shingal to leave. The reason authorities gave the four men for not allowing them to stay was their lack of a residence permit. There are thousands of Yazidis in […]

Better check your wardrobe before going to Turkey. Turkish security forces are continuing to round up people for wearing shirts bearing the word “hero,” almost two weeks after a former soldier wearing a shirt with the word on it appeared in court facing charges of connections to last summer’s failed military coup. It was reported […]

Let the campaigns begin. The owner of Nalia Media Corporation, Shaswar Abdul Wahid announced on Tuesday a new movement ahead of the planned referendum on independence. In an interview with NRT, which the media conglomerate owns, Abdulwahid said that a campaign to urge people to “Vote No” in the independence referendum set for Sept. 25 […]

Tensions are flying high in the middle east today. Two Jordanians have been killed and an Israeli wounded in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Jordan’s capital Amman. The two Jordanians were working for a furniture firm and entered the embassy before the shooting. Few details have been revealed and what sparked the […]

Don’t forget to mark your calendars: President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani has set November 1, 2017 for parliamentary and presidential elections to be held in the Region. Barzani officially called the elections, saying the date was set in accordance with the presidential law passed by the Kurdistan legislature in 2005. The Kurdistan Region last […]

It’s not Middle East drama, this time it’s Pacific. The US has said it will use its “considerable military forces” on North Korea “if we must”, following Tuesday’s long-range missile test. US ambassador Nikki Haley said a new resolution will also be tabled against Pyongyang at the United Nations. Meanwhile in Iraq, unlike the Gulf […]

Parliament is back in business. That’s right, the Kurdistan parliament will soon reopen after a decision was made between the ruling parties. The parliamentary presidency team and Gorran ministers are also expected to return to parliament. The decision comes a week after it was announced that the Kurdistan Region will hold a referendum on independence […]

Yes he can! The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. Projections show La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) and its MoDem ally are set to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The final outcome […]


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