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It's my third time here. Each time I come, it's to learn more about the different forms of violence and discrimination facing women and girls in the region as part of my work with my women's rights organization Project Monma.
Earlier this month, Syrian Kurds clashed with peshmerga forces from Iraqi Kurdistan over control of Sinjar. The town gained notoriety in August 2014, when ISIS militants carried out a terrible massacre of its Yazidi residents until it was liberated by ...
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Kurds in Iraqi Kurdistan celebrate Nowruz on or around March 21 every year, and the Iraqi government considers it an official holiday.
Speaking about the organisation's first programme in Iraqi Kurdistan, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares, said: "The new programme is in partnership with UNICEF and in support of the growing number of children who have had their ...
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has criticized the Kirkuk governorate's decision to fly the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional government's (KRG) flag on state buildings on official state days.
"OK," Hazhar says people would tell them, "your family has given enough." Sebastian Meyer, based in Brooklyn, is a documentary photographer who was based in Iraqi Kurdistan from 2009 to 2014. His book, Under Every Yard of Sky, will be published in late ...
On March 2, a military force affiliated with the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) led by former President Jalal Talabani seized the North oil company in Kirkuk province.
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - This most liberal of Iraqi cities, nestled in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan, is a perfect place from which to ponder the impact of the upcoming military defeat of the Islamic State - on Iraq and the world.
Sulaymaniyah, 16 March 2017 - Eighteen Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) officials successfully completed the improvised explosive device Defeat (IEDD) Management Course.
A military post of the Kurdish army sits atop a hillside in Ninevah Province, Iraqi Kurdistan, in June 2014. (Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Shutterstock.
The regional government of semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan appears to be struggling to maintain the quality of its oil exports, just as it has signed a landmark supply agreement with Rosneft aimed at opening up new markets for Kurdish crude.
Worsening economic situation leads thousands of Syrian refugee families in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to seek refuge in oversubscribed camps.
YEREVAN (RFE/RL) - President Serzh Sargsyan on Monday gave the green light to the opening of an Armenian consulate general in Iraqi Kurdistan, underscoring Armenia's growing ties to the region that enjoys considerable autonomy within Iraq. Sarkisian ...
"The big question is how to maintain a peace after (ISIS) is defeated, so as not to repeat the disaster," said the former prime minister of the regional government of Iraqi Kurdistan, Barham Salih. "The key is to make sure (ISIS) is not one episode to ...
Six Skiers paid $2,400 to travel to Mount Halgurd in Iraqi Kurdistan to ski in a resort that is only a three hour drive from Mosul - where Iraqi forces are currently leading an operation to drive Daesh out of the city - and 500 kilometres north of Baghdad.
Welcome to Kurdistan, case study in what America First means for the Middle East. 'We are in a war of survival,' says Iraqi pol Qubad Talabani.
YEREVAN - Armenia will establish a Consulate General in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. A corresponding decree has been signed by President Serzh Sarkisian.
'For those who want to just ski a nice piste, have a beer, then go to a disco, it's probably not so appealing." James Willcox, co-founder of adventure travel company Untamed Borders, is talking about who might - and would definitely not - be interested ...
The Red Cross said seven people, including children, with symptoms consistent with an exposure to a toxic chemical agent were being treated at a hospital in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Later, the World Health Organisation raised the number ...
The ENKS is a Syrian Kurdish political organization established in 2011, under the sponsorship of the regional government of Iraqi Kurdistan. The so-called Rojava peshmerga group is a paramilitary wing of the ENKS. The group, reportedly of 6,000 ...
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - There's no better place than Iraqi Kurdistan to understand the tortured relationship between Iraq and the United States, and why the two countries are still bound together.
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - This most liberal of Iraqi cities, nestled in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan, is a perfect place from which to ponder the impact of the upcoming military defeat of the Islamic State - on Iraq and the world.
Kurdish peshmerga officials and Turkish officials have confirmed to ARA News there has been no training by the Turkish army to Syrian Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan. "The Rojava Peshmerga forces are trained by the Zerevani forces, we don ...
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - This most liberal of Iraqi cities, nestled in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan, is a perfect place from which to ponder the impact of the upcoming military defeat of the Islamic State - on Iraq and the world.
Yawir said the peshmerga, the military force of the autonomous region Iraqi Kurdistan, will continue to operate independently because Article 121 of the Iraqi Constitution allows autonomous regions to have their own security and police forces.
Dilan Mahmoud, a 10-year-old Syrian girl, arrived at the Kawergosk refugee camp in August 2013. The camp is located in the Khabat District, about 23 miles (37 km) west of Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan. While her parents were busy managing ...
In Iraqi Kurdistan, there is a very tiny Jewish community, who represent a remnant of the Jewish community that used to exist in the country before Israel was established.
The Iraqi PM Abadi opened the Sulaimani forum organized by the American University of Sulimani in Iraqi Kurdistan. "This is the success and progress, despite of the difficulties at one level.
According to high-level diplomatic sources talking to Turkish media, Ankara continues to cooperate with Erbil (Iraqi Kurdistan's capital) against the PKK presence in Sinjar and in Makhmour, Iraq, and Turkey will intervene when the day comes. When the ...
Iraqi Kurdistan Region's President Massoud Barzani, attending a news conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, stands in front of the Kurdistan Regional government's flag (R) and the Iraqi flag (L) in Erbil, Iraq, March 17, 2016 ...
Some 1,300 soldiers from Iraqi Kurdistan have been killed and another 8,000 wounded in fighting since IS launched its campaign in Iraq in 2014.
He added, "If Iran and Iraq implement the above idea, the federal government in Baghdad will make do without the pipelines under the Iraqi Kurdistan Region's control, which transfer oil from the north of the country to Jihan Port in Turkey. Then, it is ...
Masoud Barzani, president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region since 2005, told La Stampa newspaper that the liberation of Mosul, where US-backed Iraqi troops continue their advance on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), will not bring the defeat of the ...
... of both what they face at the hands of ISIS, but also the bombs from the air strikes that fall on their heads," Elisabeth Koek, Advocacy and Information Adviser at the Norwegian refugee Council (NRC) in Iraq, told RT from Erbil, the capital of ...
So they fled to Iraqi Kurdistan without taking any of their belongings. Before IS forces attacked Qaraqosh, Hind Jijji was a student at the College of Medicine in Mosul.
Riyadh: A Royal Jordanian plane veered off the runway early this morning as it was landing at Sulaimaniyah International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Embraer 175 jet was heading from Amman, Jordan to Iraqi Kurdistan with 30 passengers and crew ...
Kuwait, March 4 (KUNA) -- Kuwait carried on with its humanitarian efforts over the last week, extending further aid to the Syrian refugees in Jordan, the displaced in Yemen and Iraqi Kurdistan, and to Tanzania. The philanthropic initiatives of the ...
Camp Khazir, visited by RT crew, is located in Iraqi Kurdistan. The facility houses some 37 thousand refugees - Sunnis, Shias, Yazidis and Christians living together for several months already.
Will an independent Kurdistan be built in northern Iraq? This question has long hung over our heads. However, in his op-ed for the Washington Post on Feb. 22, Bilal Wahab suggested that this is the wrong question.
The KDP, the main party in Iraqi Kurdistan and which has close ties to Turkish authorities opposed by the PKK, considers the area where the clashes took place to be a part of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq.
Arriving on Tuesday I almost expected to hear echoes of that rattle the moment I stepped from the plane into the comparative safety of Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Erbil, after all, sits only a little farther from Mosul than Glasgow does from ...
Ankara has already deployed thousands of troops, backed by heavy artillery, along its Syrian and Iraqi borders. Meanwhile, Massoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional government (KRG), visited both Erdogan and Turkish prime minister ...
Clashes between the Rojava peshmerga who are loyal to Iraqi Kurdistan's President Masou Barzni and trained by Turkey, and the Yazidi Shingal Resistance Units (YBS) who are trained by the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers Party and oppose Barzani's ...
"We're just in this weird limbo," said Diamond DeDual while driving her infant son, Arrow, to his babysitter's house on an unusually warm February morning.
The KDP, the main party in Iraqi Kurdistan and which has close ties to Turkish authorities opposed by the PKK, considers the area where the clashes took place to be a part of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq.
The autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan has seen increased hostilities between two rival factions, bringing the region to the brink of civil war.


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