7 March 2021
Special News :
  • Sunday 7 March 2021

    Masoud Barzani welcomes Pope Francis in Erbil

    The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leader, Masoud Barzani, welcomed the arrival of Pope Francis to the capital in Kurdistan Region, Erbil.

  • Sunday 7 March 2021

    Pope Francis arrives in Erbil in historic tour

    Greeted by children wearing traditional Kurdish clothes, Pope Francis arrived in Erbil on Sunday, March 7, for the third day of his historic trip to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

  • Saturday 6 March 2021

    Education in Kurdish language in US is not enough: researcher

    The level of Kurdish education in western countries, US in particular, is positive but not enough, a Kurdish language teacher and visiting assistant professor at Indiana University told KurdPress

  • Saturday 6 March 2021

    PYKS official calls on PYD to apologize

    A member of the Central Committee of the Kurdistan Union Party in Syria (PYKS) stated that the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) should apologize over its remarks in the process of the Kurdish-Kurdish talks in northern Syria.

  • Saturday 6 March 2021

    Pope Francis meets Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf

    Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, spiritual leader of most of the world's Shia Muslims, told Pope Francis in a historic meeting in Iraq on Saturday that the country's Christians should live in "peace."

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MasoudSunday 7 March 2021

Masoud Barzani welcomes Pope Francis in Erbil

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leader, Masoud Barzani, welcomed the arrival of Pope Francis to the capital in Kurdistan Region, Erbil.

SyrianSaturday 6 March 2021

Syrian opposition accuses Kurdish-led SDF of booby-trapping fuel trucks

The Syrian armed opposition factions are accusing the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of planting explosive devices in fuel-laden trucks along the border with the opposition areas to prevent smuggling of fuel.

Iran, Iraq discuss ways to boost transportation cooperationSaturday 6 March 2021

Iran, Iraq discuss ways to boost transportation cooperation

Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami met and held talks with Iraqi Minister of Transport Nasser Hussein Al-Shibli on the expansion of transportation cooperation.

Iranian products to be exhibited in Sulaimani exclusive fairSaturday 6 March 2021

Iranian products to be exhibited in Sulaimani exclusive fair

An exclusive exhibition of Iranian products is planned to be held in Sulaimani of Iraqi Kurdistan in late May.

Iraq to release Iran's frozen assets - sourcesSaturday 6 March 2021

Iraq to release Iran's frozen assets - sources

The Secretary-General of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce quoted some sources as saying that Iranian blocked funds in Iraq are set to be released.

Iran, Iraq discuss border guards coordinationTuesday 2 March 2021

Iran, Iraq discuss border guards coordination

Iran’s Border Guards Commander Brigadier-General Ahamdali Goudarzi, held talks with his Iraqi counterpart on Tuesday, on ways to bolster border guards coordination to combat smuggling of arms and goods deemed anti-ethical.

Iran to hold int'l competition to commemorate champion Siamand RahmanMonday 1 March 2021

Iran to hold int'l competition to commemorate champion Siamand Rahman

Iran is to hold an international para-weight lifting grand prix competitions aiming to commemorate two-time Iranian Paralympic champion Siamand Rahman who passed away last year, the head of Iran National Pralympic Committee said.

Iran summons Turkish Envoy over Interior Minister’s Comments on PKKMonday 1 March 2021

Iran summons Turkish Envoy over Interior Minister’s Comments on PKK

The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassador of Turkey in protest at the recent comments from Turkish Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu who claimed Iran and Iraq host the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) members.

Nouri al-Maliki says Kurdistan Region has no rights in Iraqi budgetSunday 7 March 2021

Nouri al-Maliki says Kurdistan Region has no rights in Iraqi budget

The leader of Iraqi State of Law Coalition stated that the Kurdistan Region did not export its oil through Baghdad and therefore had no right in the central government budget.

Masoud Barzani welcomes Pope Francis in ErbilSunday 7 March 2021

Masoud Barzani welcomes Pope Francis in Erbil

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leader, Masoud Barzani, welcomed the arrival of Pope Francis to the capital in Kurdistan Region, Erbil.

Pope Francis arrives in Erbil in historic tourSunday 7 March 2021

Pope Francis arrives in Erbil in historic tour

Greeted by children wearing traditional Kurdish clothes, Pope Francis arrived in Erbil on Sunday, March 7, for the third day of his historic trip to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

Education in Kurdish language in US is not enough: researcherSaturday 6 March 2021

Education in Kurdish language in US is not enough: researcher

The level of Kurdish education in western countries, US in particular, is positive but not enough, a Kurdish language teacher and visiting assistant professor at Indiana University told KurdPress

Pope Francis meets Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in NajafSaturday 6 March 2021

Pope Francis meets Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf

Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, spiritual leader of most of the world's Shia Muslims, told Pope Francis in a historic meeting in Iraq on Saturday that the country's Christians should live in "peace."

Kurdistan Region marks 30th anniversary of 1991 uprisingFriday 5 March 2021

Kurdistan Region marks 30th anniversary of 1991 uprising

The Kurdistan Region on Friday, March 5, marked the 30th anniversary of the uprising against the Ba’ath regime.

CHP leader: Turkish gov’t looking to punish all opposition KurdsSunday 7 March 2021

CHP leader: Turkish gov’t looking to punish all opposition Kurds

The Turkish government wishes to punish all of the Kurds in the country, who do not support the ruling alliance, main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said on Saturday.

White House says Biden will call Erdogan 'at some point'Saturday 6 March 2021

White House says Biden will call Erdogan 'at some point'

U.S. President Joe Biden will call his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan “at some point” in the future, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Friday during a press conference.

Turkey blames bad weather for Thursday deadly military chopper crashFriday 5 March 2021

Turkey blames bad weather for Thursday deadly military chopper crash

Turkey's defense minister blamed on Friday, March 5, bad weather for a military helicopter crash that killed 10 soldiers and a senior commander in the country's restive southeast.

Erdogan will keep getting the cold shoulder from BidenFriday 5 March 2021

Erdogan will keep getting the cold shoulder from Biden

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will need to clean up his act or continue to get the cold shoulder from U.S. President Joe Biden, Foreign Policy magazine said in a report.

HDP party says it will regroup if hit by court banFriday 5 March 2021

HDP party says it will regroup if hit by court ban

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said on Friday it would keep campaigning under a different banner if a court outlawed its current organization over alleged links to militants.

Turkish politics has entered Clubhouse / Pinar TremblayWednesday 3 March 2021

Turkish politics has entered Clubhouse / Pinar Tremblay

Clubhouse, an invite-only chat app, is connecting people around the world and providing a platform for muffled voices in Turkey.

Syrian opposition accuses Kurdish-led SDF of booby-trapping fuel trucksSaturday 6 March 2021

Syrian opposition accuses Kurdish-led SDF of booby-trapping fuel trucks

The Syrian armed opposition factions are accusing the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of planting explosive devices in fuel-laden trucks along the border with the opposition areas to prevent smuggling of fuel.

PYKS official calls on PYD to apologizeSaturday 6 March 2021

PYKS official calls on PYD to apologize

A member of the Central Committee of the Kurdistan Union Party in Syria (PYKS) stated that the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) should apologize over its remarks in the process of the Kurdish-Kurdish talks in northern Syria.

4 killed as missile hits oil refineries in northern SyriaSaturday 6 March 2021

4 killed as missile hits oil refineries in northern Syria

Missile strikes on makeshift oil refineries in northern Syria killed four people and injured more than 20 others, a war monitor said Saturday, March 6.

Civil society in northeast Syria promotes women’s role to fight extremism / Akhin AhmedSaturday 6 March 2021

Civil society in northeast Syria promotes women’s role to fight extremism / Akhin Ahmed

A civil society organization in northern and eastern Syria has launched a project to eradicate violent extremism by promoting the role of women on the educational and economic levels.

Opposition leader expresses support for all rights of Syrian KurdsFriday 5 March 2021

Opposition leader expresses support for all rights of Syrian Kurds

Nasr Hariri, the leader of Syrian Opposition Coalition, claimed that the coalition supports all rights of Syrian Kurds.

US should have political ties with Syrian Kurdish administration: officialFriday 5 March 2021

US should have political ties with Syrian Kurdish administration: official

The Deputy Co-Chair of the Syrian Kurdistan self-ruling administration told KurdPress in an interview that it was necessary for the United States to enter into a political relationship with the Syrian Kurdish administration so that the administration can participate in the Syrian-Syrian talks, warning that "the Syrian political process will end into no avail if the Kurdish administration does not enter into political negotiations."