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The United States, Canada, and the European Union welcome a report on freedom of expression in Kurdistan

Representatives of the United States, Canada, the European Union and member states in Erbil welcome a UNAMI report on the state of freedom of expression and fair trial in the Kurdistan Region, published at the end of last month.   Report about Freedom of Expression and Media Work in the Kurdistan Region On Wednesday, 22-12-2021, […]

If Iraqi Kurdistan leaders are serious about transparency, publish tax returns

Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani likes to promise transparency. In a December 2019 speech marking his first hundred days in office, he declared, “Kurdistan is stronger, more transparent and more secure today than it was when I spoke to you at my inauguration. Dear citizens, first of all, a government that serves the people […]

Iraq: New UN report shines light on ‘deeply worrying’ pattern of restrictions in Kurdistan

Over the past year, freedom of expression in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been increasingly curtailed, according to a UN report issued on Wednesday. Criticizing the authorities publicly has led to intimidation, movement restrictions and arbitrary arrests, while some citizens there have been charged with defamation and others prosecuted under national security laws. From […]

PKK Abducts Six Civilians, Forces Families to Speak Against Their Children

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has abducted six civilians in the Qandil area of Kurdistan Region and now forces their families to speak against the abductees. PKK-affiliated media outlets have published statements from several people who commend the PKK for abducting their children on alleged spy charges. In the statements, a woman, said to be […]

KRG officials express concern for Palestine, continue to deal with Israel

Statements expressing “Concern for Palestine” Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani made a statement about the recent violence between Israel and Palestine. Speaking on his social media account, Nechirvan Barzani said, “We are very concerned about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians that cost the lives of civilians, including children, and targets holy places.” Nechirvan Barzani […]

After three decades, the KRG efforts to draft a constitution

The head of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, met with a group of Kurdish political figures to discuss the drafting of the Kurdistan Region constitution and the upcoming Iraqi elections. According to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Barzani met separately with the leaders of the Jamaat-e-Adl of Kurdistan, the Islamic Union of Kurdistan, the Movement for Change […]

IS Plans Terrorist Attacks from Camp Al-Hol in Syria: Kurdistan PM

ERBIL — The remnants of the Islamic State (IS) are planning terrorist attacks from Camp Al-Hol in Syria to target the Kurdistan Region and other areas in the neighborhood, said Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani in a statement made to Asharq Al Awsat. PM Barzani mentioned an IS cell recently captured in Erbil who […]

A new conspiracy targeting Sinjar

Once more, it seems the Yezidi-populated area Sinjar is under imminent threat – as it has been for quite a while. Sinjar has become a thorn in Erdogan’s eye, as the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) has been operating there freely. Yet, this time, the threat seems larger than a sole Turkish invasion of PKK-controlled territory. […]

In Iraqi Kurdistan, civilians count the cost of Turkey’s fight against the PKK

For two weeks, Shahin hasn’t said a word. The six-year-old boy avoids all eye contact, his mouth agape in shock. “Since our village was bombed, he has been traumatised,” explains his father, Xalla Min. “It was terrible. The warplanes struck four times: first three missiles, then two, then two more, and one missile at the […]

Abduction: KRG security officials cooperate with the KDPI: IRI Foreign Ministry Must Pursue

As the Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch (IKHRW) reports by quoting local sources in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Benjamin Farajzadeh, a young Iranian Kurdish citizen deceived by PJAK and then transferred to its camps in Qandil Mountain, the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, could have escaped the camps of this terrorist group. This news was announced by […]
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