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Cornwall-based disaster relief agency ShelterBox is among charities poised to step in the help as many of those caught up in the humanitarian crisis as possible - and already has teams in the city of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, just 53 miles from Mosul ...
Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan - It can be hard to breathe in the Domiz refugee camp, 20km southeast of the city, with a mix of burning rubbish and raw sewage hanging heavy in the air at times.

But many Yazidis say the U.S.-led coalition and the Iraqi government in Baghdad and in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, are not doing enough to help prisoners held by ISIS. They worry that their loved ones will perish along with the militants who ...
However flights to capital Baghdad and the main city of Iraqi Kurdistan, Arbil, are continuing as usual after the cancellation of Monday's afternoon services, he added.
Khota Kider is a commander of a female Kurdish brigade, and her question resonates here in Iraqi Kurdistan, on the front lines in the war against the Islamic State group (ISIS).
The situation in remote areas such as Dahuk province in the north of Iraqi Kurdistan is worse, as doctors face more challenges and less support.

Wyatt Roy in Iraqi Kurdistan. CANBERRA - The Australian Federal police (AFP) has given the all clear to former Turnbull government minister Wyatt Roy who surprisingly popped up in post-politics life last month dodging bullets in war-torn Iraqi Kurdistan.
About 26,000 people are already living at the Debaga camp for the displaced, about an hour's drive from Mosul in Iraqi Kurdistan. They fled in fear of ISIS or the looming battles. Outside, a small market has sprung up where those in the camp buy ...
football's world cup for unrecognised territories is viewed through the eyes of the manager and players of one of the most fascinating teams, Iraqi Kurdistan. In summer 2016, an extraordinary tournament took place: football's 'rebel' world cup for ...
Turkey sees the PKK Kurdish militants in Turkey and the Kurdish militia in Syria as terrorists but has strong relations with the Iraqi Kurdish government, not least through oil exports from Iraqi Kurdistan through Turkey. Ankara is determined to keep ...
Speaking to Al-Monitor, Linda Menuhin recalled her escape from Iraq in 1970, wearing a black abaya in order to get passed the checkpoints on the road to Iraqi Kurdistan, along with thousands of Jews, when the Baath regime started executing Jewish ...
Two French commandos deployed in Iraqi Kurdistan were wounded in a drone attack by a militant group with connections to Daesh.
As of this fall, war child Canada will once again be operating programs in Iraq. War Child Canada worked in Iraq from 2001-2007 and, after receiving funding from the U.S.
Shirko Kermanj is a professor at Kuala Lumpur University in Malaysia and specializes in religious education curricula in Iraqi Kurdistan. In a phone call with Al-Monitor, he said, "The serious problem is that the religious curriculum did not focus on ...
IRBIL, Oct 9 (KUNA) -- Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan Nechervan Barzani has admitted "errors" in handling the economic crisis in the autonomous region, and vowed to apply reforms.
In the book, the group does meet plenty of residents in Sulaymaniyah, a city in Iraqi Kurdistan, who are grateful for intervention by the United States military in the area, particularly in how they aided the Kurd's defense against Saddam Hussein and ...
Kurdish peshmerga troops will not enter Mosul if allied forces battling the Islamic State (IS) group recapture the northern Iraqi city, Falah Mustafa Bakir, the foreign minister of Iraqi Kurdistan told France 24. The pledge is significant, since ...

American photojournalist Erin Trieb, who has worked in the semi-autonomous region of since 2014. "At the height of the peshmerga's advance against ISIS there were aspirations that Iraqi Kurdistan might create an independent state free from Baghdad's ...
Massoud Barzani, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, visited Baghdad on Sept. 29 as the head of a major political delegation representing most of the Kurdish forces in a bid to solve outstanding economic and political issues with the Baghdad-based Iraqi ...
The Turkish forces are believed to be concentrated in territory controlled by the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, whose government has close relations with Ankara and where Baghdad's authority does not hold sway.
... of the UN Security Council to review what it considers the illegal presence of Turkish troops at the Bashiqa camp near Mosul, while a top Turkish official claimed the soldiers were there at the request of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional government (KRG).
Hasakah - The Kurdish National Council (KNC) has insisted on the return of 2,000 Syrian Kurds, trained as peshmerga, from Iraqi Kurdistan. After the Islamic State (ISIS) attacked a Kurdish wedding in Hasakah city, the KNC has emphasized the need for ...
Muhammad is far from his farm in Syria, but in the Gawilan camp in Iraqi Kurdistan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have built four greenhouses in which many refugees work daily.
Baghdad - A private company has reportedly taken over Gulenist schools in Iraqi Kurdistan. According to the Dwarozh news website, Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) education Minister Bishwan Sadeq said a private Kurdish company, the ...
Yet some Qayyarah residents who were bold, desperate or wealthy enough paid smugglers $200-500 per person to escape and made their way to already-packed refugee camps in Iraqi Kurdistan. More than 3.3 million Iraqis have been displaced since ISIS ...
IRBIL, Oct 4 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Consul General in Irbil Dr. Omar Al-Kandari on Tuesday reaffirmed his country's keenness to continue relief aid to Iraqi Kurdistan to help the region on the displaced Iraqis, and Syrian refugees. In a statement to KUNA ...
Iraqi Kurdistan asked on Tuesday the United Kingdom for help against possible chemical attacks of Daesh ahead of the battle for Mosul.
The Iraqi Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) led by Masoud Barzani shares the same views. Turkey also does not want DAISH in the region and is prepared to liberate Mosul, which was presented to Daish on a silver platter by the Shiite-run Iraqi Army in ...
There are 23 in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Regional Kurdish government of Iraq has collaborated, and still collaborates with Daesh - whether for the conquest of territories in Iraq or for the trafficking of hydrocarbons.
"I hope that someone learning about him through this comic will maybe not only get interested in his story and want to find out more, but also feel like they know someone from Iraqi Kurdistan now," Glidden said, "that when they hear 'Kurds' or 'Iraqi ...
To visit Iraqi Kurdistan now is to see the duality of life in the region unfold in real time. As US-backed peshmerga forces prepare for a fierce battle to take back Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group ...
ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has executed six more youths of Mosul in yet another horror-film-imagined public mass execution.
Several weeks after the abduction and brutal murder of another Kurdish journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan (4 journalists have been killed in the Kurdistan Region outside war zones in the last several years without any prosecution), on September 26 security ...
London: Tony Hayward, the former BP boss, is set to step down next year as chairman of Genel Energy, which he founded in 2011 and became the biggest oil and gas producer in Iraqi Kurdistan, three sources close to the company said. Today, Genel is ...
"When we talk about Kurdistan Region or when we talk about the future of Kurdistan, when we talk about independence or the right to self-determination or referendum, we talk about Iraqi Kurdistan only," Falah Mustafa Bakir, head of the KRG's Department ...
Roy told Jana Wendt from the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan: "The danger of a 50-cal bullet, or if they had bigger RPGs, or a mortar round hitting us was pretty serious so we had to stay where we were.
Ayaz Hassan, a human rights activist from the city of Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan, told the Washington Blade this week during a telephone interview that members of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq are using Grindr and facebook to "talk to gays in Baghdad.
30, university students in Sulaimaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, boycotted classes because of the lack of financial grants for students.
ERBIL - Iraqi Kurdistan's Minister of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa, called for more international support for the Iraqi Kurds to deal with the 500,000 Mosul IDPs that will flood into Kurdistan, escaping fighting between the Iraqi forces and ISIS ...
The film was screened the first day of the festival, held Sept. 9-16 in Dahuk, Iraqi Kurdistan, despite protesters' claims that the film presents a bad image and twists facts about Yazidi women who were captured by the Islamic State (IS) and escaped ...
For over a year, the three main Kurdish parties in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK), Gorran (Change movement), and the KDP failed to reach an agreement over the post of the Kurdistan Region's president, his constitutional powers ...
"History has shown us various examples of this concept working in practice, of minority peoples under existential threat surviving and thriving by securing territory: Israel, Armenia, Iraqi Kurdistan, even (to a far less satisfactory degree) Native ...
Since 2005, Mustafa's son, Massoud has been the leader of Iraqi Kurdistan. The Kurds also failed to achieve independence in a 1991 uprising.
Azad and Nashmia are among thousands of people fleeing the Iraqi Kurdistan since the most recent conflict to affect Iraq began in 2014.
UK MP Jack Lopresti asked the Secretary of State why it took a year for the UK to supply ammunition and heavy weapons to the peshmerga forces in Iraqi Kurdistan. "Can he assure the House that such delays will never happen again, and that we are doing ...
Iraqi Kurdistan is located in the north of Iraq and constitutes the country's only autonomous region. The Kurdish peshmerga militants fight against Daesh on the territory of their autonomy, where the Iraqi Army is forbidden to enter.
IRBIL, Sept 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Monday carried out a huge project for Eid al-Adha sacrifices in Iraqi Kurdistan to meet the needs of the displaced Iraqis in the region.
"There are suggestions that after the operation Mosul will be divided into three parts, or become a part Iraqi Kurdistan under the federative system," Abbas added. French police officers patrol on the famed Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France,.
Barzani said his regional government had also reached an agreement with Baghdad over the future of the city of Kirkuk and surrounding areas, which lie outside the borders of Iraqi Kurdistan but were occupied by the peshmerga in 2014 to stem the IS ...
But this time Boukareem escaped detention and rushed to the border shared with Iraqi Kurdistan, leaving Iran. What stands out in Boukareem's story, are the crimes he was being punished for- some of the reasons for the arrest was him teaching the ...


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