27 November 2021
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KurdistanFriday 20 November 2020

Kurdistan Region MPs ask government to shed light on 50-year oil contract with Turkey

32 members of the Kurdistan Region Parliament have called on officials of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to explain about the region's 50-year oil contract with Turkey.

200Friday 20 November 2020

200 families in Kurdistan Region been displaced due to clashes between PKK and Turkish army: governor

The governor of Amedi, a city in the Kurdistan Region's Duhok province, said that the PKK-Turkey conflict had displaced more than 200 families.

Iranian Kurdish film wins awards at Duhok International Film FestivalThursday 25 November 2021

Iranian Kurdish film wins awards at Duhok International Film Festival

Iranian director Arsalan Amiri has won the award for best director for his drama “Zalava” at the 8th Duhok International Film Festival in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

IRGC general reportedly to visit Iraqi KurdistanWednesday 10 November 2021

IRGC general reportedly to visit Iraqi Kurdistan

The Commander of Iran's IRGC Quds Force Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani is going to visit Iraqi Kurdistan.

UNESCO designates Kermanshah as creative city of gastronomyWednesday 10 November 2021

UNESCO designates Kermanshah as creative city of gastronomy

UNESCO designated Kermanshah as creative city of gastronomy, the United Nations said on Monday, November 8.

Iranian diplomat meets PUK leader Bafel TalabaniTuesday 9 November 2021

Iranian diplomat meets PUK leader Bafel Talabani

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari met on Tuesday with Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party leader Bafel Talabani in Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Iranian Kurdish teacher nominated for global teacher prizeFriday 5 November 2021

Iranian Kurdish teacher nominated for global teacher prize

An Iranian Kurdish teacher has been nominated to receive the Global Teacher Prize awarded by the Varkey Foundation, an institution which works in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Winners of the 38th Tehran International Short Film Festival announcedFriday 29 October 2021

Winners of the 38th Tehran International Short Film Festival announced

The winners of the International Cinema and the Iranian Cinema competitions of the 38th Tehran International Short Film Festival were announced at the short film "Capsule" will be introduced to nominated for the 2022 OSCARS®.

Rania police chief killed in clash with security officials - mediaSaturday 27 November 2021

Rania police chief killed in clash with security officials - media

The official media of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) called the commander of the Ranya police a wanted man who was killed during resistance against enforcing the law.<br> Security forces had been order to execute his arrest warrant.

Jabar Yawar warns ISIS is not eliminatedSaturday 27 November 2021

Jabar Yawar warns ISIS is not eliminated

The Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, Jabar Yawar said on Friday, November 26, the announcement of the defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS) by the federal government was mistaken.

No evidence of &apos; systematic fraud&apos; in Iraq parliamentary polls: UNAMI chiefThursday 25 November 2021

No evidence of &apos; systematic fraud&apos; in Iraq parliamentary polls: UNAMI chief

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on Tuesday, November 23, that so far, there is no evidence of &quot;systemic fraud” in Iraq’s parliamentary elections held on October 10.

Students protest in Kurdistan Region for third day in rowWednesday 24 November 2021

Students protest in Kurdistan Region for third day in row

University and institute students protested in the Kurdistan Region for a third day in a row, calling on the government to resume payment of their monthly stipends.

Nechirvan Barzani, Netherlands&apos; envoy to Iraq meet in ErbilMonday 22 November 2021

Nechirvan Barzani, Netherlands&apos; envoy to Iraq meet in Erbil

Kurdistan Region President, Nechirvan Barzani, received the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Iraq, Michel Rentenaar, in the Region&apos;s capital city, Erbil, earlier on Monday.

No obstacle on fulfilling Shingal deal: military officialMonday 22 November 2021

No obstacle on fulfilling Shingal deal: military official

Major General Tahsin Khafaji, the spokesman for theIraq&nbsp; Joint Operations Command, said on Sunday, November 21, there were no barriers in implementing the Shingal agreement.

Campaign launched to delist PKK as a terrorist organisationSaturday 27 November 2021

Campaign launched to delist PKK as a terrorist organisation

A major drive is being launched on Saturday to delist the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as a terrorist organisation, to mark the 43rd anniversary of its founding.

Erdogan’s credibility plunges along with lira / Mustafa SonmezThursday 25 November 2021

Erdogan’s credibility plunges along with lira / Mustafa Sonmez

Turkey’s president has received the lowest grade from consumers in his political career as his controversial economic policy is expected to further fuel inflation in the coming months.

Demirtas urges opposition to call on AKP to resign over lira crisisThursday 25 November 2021

Demirtas urges opposition to call on AKP to resign over lira crisis

Imprisoned Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas has urged Turkey’s opposition leaders to jointly call on the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to resign over the recent plunge of the lira to historic lows, local media reported on Wednesday, citing a tweet shared from his account.

Deputy FM says Turkey is being pushed away from EU membershipWednesday 24 November 2021

Deputy FM says Turkey is being pushed away from EU membership

Turkey is not moving away, but is being pushed&nbsp; away from the European Union by the actions of some European countries, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakci said.

Turkish opposition chorus grows in response to plunging liraWednesday 24 November 2021

Turkish opposition chorus grows in response to plunging lira

The leaders of Turkey’s opposition parties on Tuesday called for action against the plunging lira after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doubled own on his vow to keep interest rates at below inflation, sending the currency to historic lows.

How Turkish ‘kingmaker’ took the Erdogan administration hostage / Turkmen TerziMonday 22 November 2021

How Turkish ‘kingmaker’ took the Erdogan administration hostage / Turkmen Terzi

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been at the forefront of Turkish politics for more than 15 years, but since an electoral alliance between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) in 2017, Erdogan seems politically vulnerable. In view of the fact that Turkey’s economy is facing currency and debt crises and with support for the ruling party dwindling, Erdogan’s political fate rests largely in the hands of the MHP. The ultranationalist party is known to have encouraged Erdogan to take a harsh stance on minority rights, especially against Kurds and the West.

Mazlum Kobane says Biden can advanceace in TurkeySaturday 27 November 2021

Mazlum Kobane says Biden can advanceace in Turkey

Mazlum Kobane led North and East Syria to a resounding victory over ISIS. Now, the Kurdish commander is asking his partners in that fight for support in a diplomatic feat no less ambitious: ending Turkey’s decades-long war against its armed Kurdish resistance movement, a conflict that threatens to destroy everything North and East Syria has built.

PYD has always been in contact with Syrian central government: committee memberThursday 25 November 2021

PYD has always been in contact with Syrian central government: committee member

A member of the Central Committee of the Syrian Kurdistan Union Party (PYKS) said that Kurdish parties should seek strong lobbying among world powers and influential countries in order to secure the rights of the Kurdish people.

Syrian Kurdish leaders meet Russian FM in MoscowThursday 25 November 2021

Syrian Kurdish leaders meet Russian FM in Moscow

Syrian Kurdish leaders met with the Russian FM in Moscow, discussing relations with Damascus and a political solution to the civil war.

Turkish army heavily bombard outskirts of Ain IssaMonday 22 November 2021

Turkish army heavily bombard outskirts of Ain Issa

The Turkish army and proxy groups bombed the outskirts of Ain Issa in Syrian Kurdistan.

Raqqa Sheikhs urge Damascus to negotiate with Syrian Kurdish-led Autonomous AdministrationMonday 22 November 2021

Raqqa Sheikhs urge Damascus to negotiate with Syrian Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration

The central government must accept the system and the decisions of the autonomous administration and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which has become a military force.

Senior UN official denounces missile attack in AfrinMonday 22 November 2021

Senior UN official denounces missile attack in Afrin

After a number of rockets slammed into a residential neighborhood in Syria’s northern Kurdish-majority city of Afrin on the previous day, a senior United Nations official strongly denounced the action on Saturday.