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Sulaimani - A U.S. service member was killed by an explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) on Saturday (April 29) near Mosul in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said.
Sulaimani - The Brent oil price remained up on Sunday (April 30) compared to the previous day. The price of Brent oil was at $51.84 up from $51.82, while U.S.
Sulaimani - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Sunday (April 30) to take further action against the Syrian Kurdish people's Protection Units (YPG) and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), slamming the patrolling of U.S.
Sulaimani - U.S. led-Coalition Forces said at least 352 civilians have been "unintentionally" killed by Coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since the operation began against Islamic State (ISIS) in 2014.
Sulaimani - A Kurdish judge criticized authorities and officials in the Kurdistan Region saying they don't believe in the rule of law, after a man was sentenced to 11 years in jail on the charge of stealing milk and diapers.
Sulaimani - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday (April 30) it had arrested 46 members of a militant cell responsible for a deadly suicide bombing attack on the Prophet's mosque in the holy city of Medina last summer that was blamed on Islamic State (ISIS).
The commander of the group was one Abu Sulaimani Al Francisse. During his stay at the regiment, some of person involved in the Paris attack had visited Abu Sulaiman, including Abdel Hamid, Abdesalam and Mohammad Usman. Abdel Hamid was shot ...
Sulaimani - The Brent oil price was up on Saturday (April 29) compared to the previous day. The price of Brent oil was at $51.84 up from $51.82, while U.S.
Night driving in Kurdistan is hazardous, especially between the main cities of Erbil, Duhok and Sulaimani. Cars share the same narrow road - where in places overtaking becomes extremely hazardous.
Sulaimani - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations pushed the U.N. Security Council to focus "all eyes and all pressure" on Russia to try and end the Syrian conflict and pressed for council action even if it faces a veto by Moscow.
Sulaimani - The People's Protection Units (YPG) said it will withdraw its forces from the operation to liberate Raqqa from the Islamic State (ISIS) if the United States does not take measures over Turkish airstrikes against the YPG.
Sulaimani - Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, three days after Turkish warplanes launched air raids in Sinjar that killed five peshmerga.
Sulaimani - The U.S. dollar to Iraqi dinar (IQD) exchange rate was stable in the Kurdistan Region's currency markets on Friday (April 28).
Sulaimani - Kurdish security forces prevented a team of NRT reporters from covering an artistic activity at Khazir Camp, east of Mosul.
Sulaimani - A delegation from the Kurdistan Parliament paid a visit to the European Parliament after a request to meet by the Council of European Union and European lawmakers.
Sulaimani - Coalition forces said Turkey notified the U.S. combined air operations center less than an hour before conducting airstrikes in Sinjar and Syria on Tuesday (April 25), resulting in the death of several anti-Islamic State (ISIS) coalition ...
Sulaimani - A 45-year-old woman has been admitted to a hospital in Erbil after damaging her intestines by eating tissues for a month in an attempt to lose weight.
Sulaimani - The U.S. dollar to Iraqi dinar (IQD) exchange rate was stable in the Kurdistan Region's currency markets on Thursday (April 27).
Sulaimani - Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region, is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists to work according to journalist rights network, Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
Rezan Shex Diler, a lawyer and parliamentarian from Sulaimani, said Fayli Kurds deported to Iran by Saddam want to return to Iraq, but their properties are still seized by the new Iraq Government, Hayder al-Khoei, an associate fellow at the London ...
"The Iraqi aviation Authority had decided on [Monday] to have all cargo planes inspected at Baghdad airport before they can land at airports in Erbil, Sulaimani and other Iraqi provinces," Tahir Abdullah, Sulaimani Airport Director told Rudaw Thursday ...
(BasNews) The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) continues recruiting children and from Sulaymaniyah and Halabja provinces of Kurdistan Region, sending them to enter military activities, said a member of Sulaymaniyah provincial council. "The children [in ...
Sulaimani - Criticizing Turkish military operations in Iraq's Sinjar and Syria that killed several Kurdish fighters, Russia said on Wednesday (April 26) that Ankara has hindered efforts to combat the Islamic State (ISIS).
Sulaimani - Belgium has expressed support for the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in the fight against terror by signing a memorandum of understanding with the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG).
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - All cargo flights bound for the Kurdistan Region including to airports in Sulaimani and Erbil must first be inspected in Baghdad, a decision Iraqi's Ministry of Transportation announced on Wednesday.
Sulaimani - Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Co-chairperson Ryaz Darar said Turkish airstrikes are giving "oxygen" to Islamic State (ISIS) militants.
Sulaimani - Iraq's Civil aviation Authority (ICAA) called on cargo flights to land at Baghdad International Airport before landing at any other international airports in the country.
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Sulaimani - Crude oil prices were slightly up on Wednesday (April 26) compared to the previous day. The price of Brent oil was at $52.09 up from $51.81, and U.S.
Sulaimani - Turkey will resume its military operations in Iraq's Sinjar and northern Syria "until the last terrorist is eliminated," Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday (April 25).
Sulaimani - Five Turkish soldiers were killed on Tuesday (April 25) and five others wounded in two separate Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) attacks in Turkey.
Sajida Sattar Saeed is a Kurd from Sulaymaniyah and her husband is from Kirkuk, but she likes to call Kirkuk home, having moved there after meeting her future husband in college and getting married.
Sulaimani - Turkish warplanes shelled positions of the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) and People's Protection Units (YPG) in the Kurdistan Region and Syria.
Sulaimani - The United States Department of Defense said meetings are ongoing to deescalate tensions in Sinjar and Syria, after Turkish warplanes launched airstrikes in both areas.
Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region - A Sadr delegation headed by Muqtada al-Sadr's nephew, Ahmed Sadr, visited Gorran party's main headquarters in the city of Sulaimani, where the visiting group stressed its desire to correct the political process in Iraq ...
Sulaimani - The U.S. dollar to Iraqi dinar (IQD) exchange rate was slightly down in the Kurdistan Region's currency markets on Tuesday (April 25).
Sulaimani - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have taken control of all strategic highways leading to Islamic State's (ISIS) de-facto capital of Raqqa, SDF spokesperson Cihan Sheikh Ahmed said on Sunday (April 23).
Sulaimani - The United Kingdom, along with several other European countries, have begun a campaign to deport several Iraqis whose asylum applications had been rejected, the Iraqi immigrants Federation said on Sunday (April 23).
Sulaimani - Crude oil prices were slightly up on Monday (April 24) compared to the previous day. The price of Brent oil was at $52.64 up from $52.44, and U.S.
Sulaimani - The U.S. dollar to Iraqi dinar (IQD) exchange rate was slightly down in the Kurdistan Region's currency markets on Monday (April 24).
Sulaimani - peshmerga fighting Islamic State (ISIS) are yet to receive arms supplies that were to be provided by the Canadian government a year ago, reported Canadian media outlets.
"For example, a seat in the Diwaniya province requires only 17,000 votes while, the same seat in Erbil and Sulaimani requires 49,000 votes," Pira explained, demanding to know why this imbalance existed.
The third was held in Najaf on 18 March, with 115 participants from the Najaf, Karbala, Babel and Qadissiyah Governorates taking part, the fourth was on 25 March in Diyala Governorate where 68 youth participated, and the fifth in Sulaymaniyah on 08 ...
Sulaimani - The Kurdistan human rights Association said the government of Iran had executed 30 people in 2016 for political and security reasons, 27 of them Kurds.
Sulaimani - The U.S. dollar to Iraqi dinar (IQD) exchange rate was stable in the Kurdistan Region's currency markets on Saturday (April 22).
Sulaimani - Turkish warplanes shelled a community in the district of Amedi in the Kurdistan Region, wounding one person. NRT correspondent Nihad Oramari said that Turkish military jets on Saturday (April 22) conducted airstrikes near Kane community ...
Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The leadership of both the PUK and Gorran, the second and third largest parties in the Kurdistan Region, issued a joint statement supporting the independence referendum following a meeting on Saturday.
Sulaimani - Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated two more towns during the ongoing offensive to liberate Raqqa, killing 49 Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the process.
Sulaimani - The figures released by the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) regarding oil production are imprecise, the spokesman for Iraq's Oil Ministry said.
Sulaimani - Twenty-six hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling royal family, were freed on Friday (April 21) after being kidnapped and held for 16 months in Iraq, Iraq's Interior Ministry said.






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