Posts Tagged ‘kurdistan’

Raisi Meets Shia, Sunni Clerics of Kurdistan

December 2, 2022 By Staff, Agencies Iranian President Sayyed Ebrahim Raisi held talks with Sunni and Shia clerics in Kurdistan Province during his one-day trip to the western region on Thursday. The president met the clerics after taking part in the congregational prayers at noon. During the talks, the clerics spoke about their issues of […]

IRGC launches new artillery attack on Iraqi Kurdistan region

Tehran claims “terrorist groups” in the Kurdistan region of Iraq are implicated in the ongoing unrest in the country September 26 2022 ByNews Desk Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shelled positions in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) on the morning of 26 September. This is the second attack on the region by the IRGC in the […]

Attacks on gas field in Iraqi Kurdistan force US contractors to leave

The Iraqi Kurdistan debt currently stands at about $38 billion as oil exports accounted for 85% of the region’s budget August 30 2022 (Photo Credit: Azad Lashkari/Reuters) ByNews Desk  Several missile attacks on a gas field in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) prompted US contractors working on the field’s expansion project to leave, spreading frustration […]

Attacks on gas field in Iraqi Kurdistan force US contractors to leave

The Iraqi Kurdistan debt currently stands at about $38 billion as oil exports accounted for 85% of the region’s budget August 30 2022 (Photo Credit: Azad Lashkari/Reuters) ByNews Desk  Several missile attacks on a gas field in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) prompted US contractors working on the field’s expansion project to leave, spreading frustration […]

Iranian provincial governor, Iraqi Kurdistan PM discuss ways to bolster ties

TEHRAN – Mohammad Sadegh Motamedian, governor of the border province of West Azerbaijan, met with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani in Erbil on Tuesday to discuss ways to bolster ties, Iraqi Kurdistan news outlets reported. Source

Iraqi Kurdistan’s inaction over Kurdish militants angers Iran

Iraqi Kurdistan’s inaction over Kurdish militants angers Iran – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – In the latest indication that Iraqi Kurdistan’s regional government has not sufficiently heeded Iran’s earlier warnings over the activism of dissident groups, a senior Iranian general starkly warned the Iraqi Kurdish authorities to rein in the activities of these groups.  Brigadier General Mohammad […]

“Greater Kurdistan” an impossible dream: KRG representative 

TEHRAN – Describing the “Greater Kurdistan” idea as impossible, the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative in Tehran emphasizes that this idea is like a far-fetched dream. “The map of “Greater Kurdistan” may be the desire of some Kurdish parties, but putting it into practice and unification of all Kurds is impossible and is more […]

KRG rep. in Tehran says Gen. Soleimani helped Kurdistan to fight Daesh

TEHRAN – Describing Iran’s role in the fight against terrorism as “vital” and effective”, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative in Tehran says that Major General Qassem Soleimani helped the Iraqi Kurdistan by sending weapons and military advisers to defeat Daesh, also called Daesh in its Arabic acronym. “Martyr Qassem Soleimani not only helped in […]

Photos: Storks bring peace, luck to Iran’s Kurdistan

IFP- Bilo, a small village in Western Iran, is the habitat of storks, and is widely known as the home of these birds. The village is located around 10 kilometres from Lake Zrebar in Marivan in Iran’s western province of Kurdistan. The people of this village believe white storks are symbols of luck and peace. […]

Photos: Quran recitation during holy month of Ramadan in Iran’s Kurdistan

Tasnim | Keyvan Firouzi: A large group of Iranian Muslims recite Quran during the fasting month of Ramadan in the Iranian western city of Sanandaj, Kurdistan province.   Source Article from


South Front 26.04.2018 Kurdish fighters raise flag of PKK leader in centre of Raqqa Written by Maksim Alexandrov; Originally appeared on; Translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront Not long ago in Washington at the Institute of National Strategic Studies of the National Defence University the round table on “The Multimodal Threats in the Kurdish Region” took place, a continuation […]

Baghdad delays and denies visas for journalists visiting Kurdistan Autonomous Region: Metro Center

nsnbc : The Metro Center for Journalists Rights and Advocacy (Metro Center) reported that Iraqi federal authorities are delaying or outright denying visa applications […]

Iraq extends flight ban in Kurdistan Autonomous Region by 3 months

nsnbc : The flight ban imposed on the Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) of Iraq by Iraq’s federal Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has been extended […]

Airports in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region generated over $40 million in 2017

nsnbc : The Ministry of Transport and Communications in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KRG) said the region’s airports generated more than $40.683 million in 2017. […]

Iraqi Kurdistan PM meets top Iranian officials

January 22- The Iran Project – Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his accompanying delegation arrived in Tehran Saturday night (Jan. 20), and their visit marks normalizing relations between Iran and the Iraqi Kurdistan region since the controversial independence referendum in September last year. Barzani stay in Tehran witnessed talks with Secretary of the […]

Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan call for closer trade ties

IFP- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and the Iraqi Kurdistan region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani have urged the private sectors of both sides to take part in mutual development projects. In a Sunday meeting in Tehran, President Rouhani touched upon the historical and deep-rooted relations between Iran and the Iraqi Kurds, and said, “Every effort should […]

Kurdistan, Iraq, and Iran’s interest in Saddam’s prime real estate for SCUD missile launches

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Nechirvan Barzani, prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) has met with Iraqi federal prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi in […]

Discussions between Iraq and Kurdistan could set the stage for oil-for-budget agreement

nsnbc : Discussions between the federal government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) could set the stage for an oil-for-budget agreement said […]

Iraqi Federal Government and Kurdistan Autonomous Region to jointly manage airports and borders

nsnbc : Delegations from Iraq’s Federal Government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have agreed to jointly manage airports in the Kurdistan […]

Trieste Film Festival 2018 with focus on Kurdistan

nsnbc : The 2018 Trieste International Film Festival to be held from January 19 through January 28 in Trieste, Italy, will among others focus on productions about […]

Major Protests Erupt In Iraqi Kurdistan Over Corruption, Salaries — Iraq Gov’t Warns KRG

December 21, 2017 By Brandon Turbeville Only a few months after a failed “independence referendum” which saw the Iraqi government reassert its control over the Kurdish areas, the KRG is doing what surprises absolutely no one who is familiar with the situation on the ground – it is launching a massive crackdown on […]

Anti-government protesters clash with police in Iraq’s Kurdistan

Press TV- Security forces in Iraq’s Kurdistan region have clashed with demonstrators protesting corruption and unpaid salaries for a second day. The demonstrators, including state employees, protested in several areas in the provinces of Sulaymaniyah and Halabja on Tuesday. They accuse the regional government of corruption, calling for its resignation and for better life conditions. […]

Iran announces decision to reopen crossings into Kurdistan Region

Rudaw– Iran will reopen major border crossings with the Kurdistan Region which had been shut by Tehran since mid-October. Iranian Interior Minister Abdulraza Rahmani Fazli announced on Sunday that from henceforward the decision on reopening Haji Omaran and Parvezkhan crossings will take effect. Iran on October 15 shut the three border-crossings of Haji Omaran, Parvezkhana […]

Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court declared Kurdistan independence referendum unconstitutional

nsnbc : The Supreme Federal Court of Iraq issued a verdict, on Monday, considering Kurdistan’s independence referendum “unconstitutional”. The Court also cancelled all results […]

Iraqi Kurdistan’s KDP and Gorran meet to discuss unified front

nsnbc : The Kurdistan Democratic party (KDP) and the Gorran (Change Movement) in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region are meeting on Thursday in Sulaimani to […]

Referendum Blues Redux: Kurdistan, Catalonia and Israel

BFFs: Kurdish Regional Government President Massoud Barzani making plans with Israeli leader Bibi Netanyahu. Dr Can Erimtan21st Century Wire Identity Politics and the Spectre of Micro-Nations The recent referenda that have taken place in Spain (1 October 2017) and Iraq (25 September 2017) have managed to upset the status quo considerably. The first referendum did […]

Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani extends olive branch to central government of Iraq

nsnbc : Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) at a press conference in Erbil on Monday, said the Kurdish government and political […]

Putin outmaneuvers Washington in Middle East: Kurdistan project now null and void

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U.S. Senators urge al-Abadi to talk with Kurdistan’s Regional Government

nsnbc : Eight U.S.-American senators from both major parties have urged Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to refrain from military solutions and to accept […]

US behind Iraqi Kurdistan’s secession attempt: Iran’s Top General

Tasnim – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said “a secret team” from the US provoked authorities in Iraq’s Kurdistan region to hold an independence referendum despite Washington’s pretense of opposing the vote. “The US, via a secret advisory team, provoked the leaders of the Kurdistan region to […]

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