Kurdistan

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It’s election weekend but for anyone looking to travel, we’re got an update for you. Iraq announced on Wednesday that it would close its airports and border crossings for 24 hours on May 12, the day of the vote, as part of security measures. A brief statement by Iraqi Authorities said the 24-hour curfew would […]

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday confirmed that America would pull out of a nuclear deal signed with Iran and world powers with the UK, France and Germany urging the US not to obstruct its implementation. The 3 European nations said they would work with the other signatories to the 2015 deal – Russia […]

It’s t-minus 4 days until the election in Iraq, and 5 candidates have died so far. One candidate, Faruq Mohammed al-Zarzwr, from Qayyara south of Mosul, was shot and killed on Monday and ISIS claimed responsibility for the murder. That same day, another candidate, a woman called Fawziya al-Jashma’I, died in a car accident in […]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Ankara would carry out new military operations on its borders. Speaking to thousands of supporters in Istanbul ahead of the June snap elections, Erdogan said Turkish operations along its southern border would continue until the border is cleared from militants, stating Turkey would launch additional offensives like […]

Rain, rain, maybe it’s time to go away.  Heavy rainfall through the night caused flash floods in Duhok province, killing four people and injuring about 30 others. The flooding affected neighborhoods in and around Duhok, damaging as many as 100 houses. One person is still missing, but 27 were fortunately rescued. About 30 vehicles were […]

Is this a sign of better times to come? The coalition has closed down its land forces command headquarters in Baghdad, signifying the end of major combat operations against ISIS in Iraq.  The Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command supported Iraqi forces in the war against ISIS. Its train, advise, assist, and equip missions will […]

Direct flights between Tehran and Erbil officially resumed on Friday, six months after the Iraqi federal government imposed an international flight ban on the Kurdistan Region’s airports. Privately-owned Iranian airline Mahan Air flies from the Erbil International Airport (EIA) to Tehran twice a week. The prices range around 200USD for a round trip. Meanwhile, candidates […]

Erbil was rocked yesterday as a member of the Kurdistan Region’s election commission was killed in front of Family Mall in a broad daylight shooting. Fares Mohammed was the head of the commission’s administration office and a veteran PUK member. He was killed in a drive by shooting by four assailants but it was reportedly […]

The fight against ISIS continues as the Iraqi Ministry of Defense on Sunday revealed it had killed 36 members of the Islamic State (IS) in a rare cross-border operation in Syria last week. The airstrikes targeted hideouts and terrorists who pose a threat to Iraq since there have been pockets of ISIS resistance in western parts […]

Four people were killed and wounded in a suicide attack carried out by ISIS fighters in the al-Eshaqi sub-district in southern Samara, in Salahuddin Province. The suicide bomber detonated near an Iraqi police station, killing two officers and wounding others. Elsewhere, clashes erupted between an armed group and Iraqi Federal Police on the Kirkuk-Baghdad road. […]


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