Kurdistan

An Iraqi man who reportedly confessed to raping and killing a German teenage girl has been deported back to Germany. Ali Bashar, a failed asylum seeker aged 20, disappeared after Susanna Maria Feldman, 14, was found strangled near the city of Wiesbaden near Frankfurt last month. He was detained on Friday in Iraqi Kurdistan and […]

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday announced that the Council of Ministers has decided for a manual recount of 5 percent of votes across all polling stations and for IDP and diaspora votes to be scrapped. Directions have been given to national security and intelligence apparatus to find those complicit of committing fraud. Abadi […]

Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki has resigned after days of protests against tax rises and austerity measures. The recent demonstrations in the country are the biggest in years. Protesters have chanted anti-government slogans and clashed with police, who have fired tear gas and blocked roads. The protests have continued for four consecutive nights, and police […]

  Iraq and the Kurdistan Region face a serious water crisis as the governments of Turkey and Iran have been decreasing or cutting water supplies into the country’s rivers. The Iraqi Minister of Water Resources on Saturday said that the Turkish government had begun filling the newly-established Ileso Dam on the Tigris River. The move […]

Members of the UN have expressed dismay over Syria becoming president of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva. The move comes just weeks after the latest reported chemical weapons attack, in which the Syrian authorities are widely believed to have used chemical agents against civilians. Syria takes over from Switzerland simply because it follows […]

Seven inmates died and several more were wounded in a fire following an attempted prison break at a Duhok jail, which houses convicted terrorists. Ten to 15 other inmates, as well as three policemen and the head of Zirka Prison, were wounded in the incident. Authorities suspect the inmates were trying to escape the prison […]

Sad news today as an accident at Majdi Land in Erbil resulted in the death of 3 people and injured two others as a crane crashed into a rollercoaster ride last night. The crane hit the ride, including the cart that was carrying the five victims. An investigation is sure to follow. Meanwhile, a suicide […]

 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday said it was unlikely new parliamentary elections would be held despite widespread claims of fraud and calls for investigation. Several Kurdish and Iraqi parties rejected the results of the vote, even asking the US president’s special envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition, Brett McGurk, to push for an election […]

The Spokesman for Al-Hikma list Sunday claimed a coalition would be formed in the next 72 hours between Sairoon, Fatih, Al-Hikma and Nasr to form government. The rumors haven’t been confirmed but Muqtada al-Sadr, the biggest winner in the elections, has already met with all three leaders of the other parties. He has also called […]

Mosul continues to suffer as a local mayor has been killed and four policemen wounded in two separate attacks on Saturday. Mazahim Thamer, mayor of Hammam al- Alil, was killed by unknown gunman as he left his home yesterday. Security troops are conducting an investigation. Separately, four policemen were wounded in a bomb blast east […]


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