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Kirkuk, Iraq, 22 April 2017 - The "Iraq: youth and Coexistence" meeting moved today to Kirkuk, a symbol of Iraqi diversity and harmony, as Iraqi youth pressed on with their cross-country deliberations on ways to contribute to national reconciliation in ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The Governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim on Saturday stated there was a heavy load on Kirkuk due to several displaced people in the province. Karim's statement came in a press conference on the 119th anniversary ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region-- In a strongly-worded statement Saturday, Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim warmed Iraqi government of what he described as ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - Kirkuk will "surely" take part in the anticipated Kurdish independence referendum to be held in 2017, Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim told reporters, adding that the decision falls on the Kurdish referendum committee.
Erbil (BasNews) The Governor of Kirkuk province Najmadin Karim stated on Wednesday that the Kurdistan Region's referendum committee will decide whether the independence referendum will include Kirkuk province. In a press conference on Wednesday, ...
The Kurdistan Region's Security Council (KRSC) on Tuesday said an ISIS security chief and nine other ISIS fighters were killed by an airstrike near Kirkuk, in northern Iraq. "Our CT Dept confirms targeted CJTFOIR [US-led coalition] airstrikes on 17 ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - A 10-year-old boy named Ali from Kirkuk Province on Monday was delivered to the emergency room with photos circulating on social media showing severe signs of torture and bruises all over his body.
Sulaimani - A child was brutally beaten by his father and step-brother in Kirkuk after he arrived home late, police said on Monday (April 17).
Sulaimani - A four-year-old boy died after he received an injection at a hospital in Kirkuk, the child's family said on Monday (April 17).
Over the course of their war in Iraq, ISIS never actually gained control of the city of Kirkuk, which was seized at the start of the conflict by Kurdish peshmerga forces.
The army is surrounding the old city, but is having to rethink its tactics because many civilians are still trapped inside. There are also fears that fighters pushed out of the city could regroup elsewhere.
Khurmala, the northern part of the giant Kirkuk field, has been operated by the local Kurdish company KAR since 2009. Following ISIL's capture of Mosul, the Kurds took control of most of the other Kirkuk-area fields, which with Khurmala now yield about ...
Speaking at a press conference in the wake of the incident, Ali Ikram, spokesperson of the Turkmenli Party in Kirkuk, said his party's office was targeted "by parties who do not want peace and security, and who want to cause distrust between the ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - Kurdish members of the Iraqi Parliament from the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK), whose forces seized armed control of the state-run Iraqi North oil company in Kirkuk last month, have prepared a project that seeks to ...
Iraqi Kurdish political parties Come Together on Independence Referendum as Kirkuk Tensions Simmer - On April 11, the political leadership of the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) announced a joint conference ...
Kirkuk (BasNews) Two members of the Islamic State (IS) organization have been arrested in Kirkuk province, according to a report by Kurdistan24 news channel.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) police in Kirkuk arrested on Friday two members of the Islamic State who had taken part in executions of Kurdish peshmerga forces.
Sulaimani - students that protested against NRT in Kirkuk were sent by teachers of a school in the city to demonstrate outside NRT's office, a student and his father told NRT on Wednesday (April 12).
Since taking over large areas of Iraq in 2014 to proclaim an "Islamic caliphate", Islamic State militants held several towns and regions in southwestern Kirkuk, most notably the strategic town of Hawija. Iraqi authorities postponed an operation to ...
The Kurds have long considered Kirkuk their Jerusalem. The diverse city has a clear Kurdish identity, notably with the area already under the de facto control of the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG).
Sulaimani - The Kurdistan flag has been taken down from some official premises in Kirkuk amid continued controversy over the raising of the flag in the city.
Kirkuk - A technical glitch at the Turkish port of Ceyhan has resulted in the halting of crude oil from Kirkuk oil fields to the port, sources from the oil industry said ...
"The export of oil from Kirkuk and the Kurdistan Region has been halted upon a request from the Turkish side due to maintenance in the pumps, lasting three days," engineer Farhad Hamza, from Iraq's North oil company, told the Kurdish outlet Rudaw.
Erbil (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants have executed 12 prisoners in Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region's Security Council said Monday in a statement on Monday.
At least 100 Iraqi MPS signed a petition that calls for impeaching Kirkuk governor.
The Kurdistan Region's Security Council (KRSC) on Sunday said that ISIS has killed 12 prisoners close to the province of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq.
Iraqi Turkmen Front Leader Ershad Salihi said that the referendum on Kirkuk's governance by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional government, will not only be far from ...
They were accused of contact by mobile phone with the Iraqi Army and security services, the Counter terrorism Department added. Hawija, located some 50 km southwest of the city of Kirkuk, became an ISIS stronghold when militants swept across northern ...
The Kurdistan Region's Security Council (KRSC) on Sunday said that ISIS has killed 12 prisoners close to the province of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq. Moreover, ISIS has reportedly executed over 140 civilians for trying to flee Western Mosul, the KRSC ...
One week ago, Kirkuk Governor Najmiddin Karim took the initiative to raise the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) flag alongside the Iraqi flag on public buildings in Kirkuk. A referendum decision on Kirkuk's future followed his provocative action ...
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State fighters have killed several civilians over collaboration with security troops, southwest of Kirkuk, a security source in the ...
No party has the "sole right" to decide the future of the city of Kirkuk, Nechervan Barzani, the prime minister of northern Iraq's Kurdish regional government (KRG), said Wednesday.
On September 9, 2011, Aram says he narrowly escaped death when gunmen fired on him from a black BMW in the streets of Kirkuk in northern Iraq. The incident, which had come after repeated threats and intimidation, finally forced him to skip the border ...
No party has the "sole right" to decide the future of the city of Kirkuk, Nechervan Barzani, the prime minister of northern Iraq's Kurdish regional government (KRG), said Wednesday.
No party has the "sole right" to decide the future of the city of Kirkuk, Nechervan Barzani, the prime minister of northern Iraq's Kurdish regional government (KRG), said Wednesday.
Sulaimani - Kurdish security forces detained 13 people in Kirkuk province on suspicion of having links to the Islamic State (ISIS), police said on Wednesday (April 5).
No party has the "sole right" to decide the future of the city of Kirkuk, Nechervan Barzani, the prime minister of northern Iraq's Kurdish regional government (KRG), said Wednesday.
The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs Of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford on Tuesday announced that after Mosul the campaign against ISIS will focus on Tal Afar, Kirkuk and the Euphrates river valley near the Iraqi-Syrian border. The chairman of the ...
President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on Iraqi Kurds to lower the Kurdish flag raised in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, warning that failure to do so would damage their relations with Turkey. "We don't agree with the claim 'Kirkuk is for the ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - After a majority vote on Tuesday, the Kirkuk Provincial Council (KPC) decided to hold a decades-delayed referendum to determine the future governance of the province.
Beirut, Lebanon (3:15 A.M.) - General Joe Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs Of Staff Marine Corps, said that after Mosul is liberated from ISIS, Tal Afar, Kirkuk countryside and the Sinjar region will be the next areas of focus. "It is not ...
Teheran, 03 apr 18:05 - (Agenzia Nova) - Si acuisce la crisi Delle bandiere tra la regione autonoma del Kurdistan iracheno e il governo federale di Baghdad a causa dell'esposizione delle bandiere curde, accanto a quelle irachene, nei palazzi pubblici ...
Sulaimani - The Kirkuk Provincial is preparing to return Kirkuk to the Kurdistan Region through an old proposal, following the controversy over a decision to raise the Kurdistan flag from official premises in the city.
Two booby traps planted by the Islamic State (IS) in the south of Kirkuk Province detonated, injuring six peshmerga soldiers.
Kirkuk (BasNews) (IraqiNews.com)The Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) Air Force killed seven militants including two leaders in southwest of Kirkuk province. Depending on a source from the peshmerga forces, Anadolu Agency reported a ...
The Iraqi Parliament on Saturday voted against a decision to raise the flag of northern Iraq's Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) on public buildings and institutions in Kirkuk city. In a session attended by 186 members of the 328-seat parliament, the ...
The Iraqi Parliament on April 1 voted against the decision of Kirkuk Provincial Council to raise the flag of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) alongside the Iraqi flag in the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk. Kurdish lawmakers boycotted the ...
She is now in a refugee camp near Kirkuk, working in a mobile clinic to bring medical care to people who have managed to escape from ISIS controlled areas.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Airstrikes killed six Islamic State leaders southwest of Kirkuk on Friday, according to Kurdish military sources.
Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, "the airstrikes by the international coalition striked on Thursday sites of the IS in villages of Olw Borhan, al-Sheikh Zakaa and al-Khabbaz, 35 KM southwest of Kirkuk. Seven members were killed including a ...


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