Kurdistan

A bomb attack has targeted a Kurdish refugee camp in Makhmur, southwest of Erbil, on Wednesday evening. The explosion damaged parts of the camp and resulted in a “large number” of casualties according to the mayor of Makhmur. Three people have been killed and seven injured, according to initial reports. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has condemned […]

2017 has been an…. Interesting year to say the least. Babylon FM collected 10 highlights of 2017 in Kurdistan! This list include local events that went viral. Take a look the highlights of 2017, put your belts on because it will be a roller-costar!   10- First Kurdistan Proposal  A collage student from Chihan University  proposed to […]

UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May met with her Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi in a surprise visit on Wednesday in Baghdad, her first trip to the country. May promised the UK will continue as a “partner” to Iraq to help stabilize and rebuild the country, adding that London has allocated financial support for the Iraqi forces […]

Iraq’s President Fuad Masum arrived in Erbil yesterday to discuss the question of Kirkuk and its governor as well as the Erbil-Baghdad political deadlock with the Kurdish government. During his visit Masum will also meet former Kurdistan Region President and head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani. Masum, who started his tour of […]

A suicide bomb attack hit the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, killing 17 and wounding over 28 others. The Iraqi Ministry of Interior reported that a suicide attack targeted a crowded market in the Nahrawan area in Baghdad.  The Ministry also stated that two gunmen with suicide vests opened fire on a crowd in the al-Shamar […]

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered compensation for the people affected by the strong earthquake that hit parts of the Kurdistan Region on November 12. The directive was based on a report prepared by an Iraqi committee who visited areas affected by the earthquake in the provinces of Sulaimani and Diyala. Funds will be […]

Progress underway as the KRG has launched a series of meetings with political parties in the Kurdistan Region to strengthen unity ahead of political negotiations with Baghdad. Kurdish parties have been engaged in intensive talks after Baghdad rejected the vote and Iraqi forces pushed the Peshmerga back to 2003 borders. In the wake the losses, […]

At least 23 people have been killed and 60 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in Iraq. The blast ripped through a crowded fruit and vegetable market in the centre Tuz Khurmatu near Kirkuk. The number of dead was likely to rise because many of the wounded were in a critical condition. No […]

The Iraqi Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum on Kurdish independence was unconstitutional. The ruling comes nearly two months after the vote, in which 92% of Iraqi Kurds supported secession. Kurdistan Region’s former president Masoud Barzani however said the Iraqi Federal Court has no legitimacy to issue a ruling on the Kurdistan independence referendum and […]

Crowds of mourners paid their respects to a volunteer who was killed delivering aid to earthquake victims. Abubakr Maroufi was driving a vanload of aid to earthquake victims in Sarpol-e Zahab when he died in a car accident. His death has sparked protests by people accusing the Iranian government of failing to help those affected by […]


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