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Earlier in July 2017, Singh had travelled to Erbil, Iraq to locate and bring back the 39 Indians reportedly kept in Mosul as hostages of the ISIS. The group of Indian labourers, mostly from Punjab, was taken hostage by ISIS when it overran Iraq's second largest city Mosul in 2014. The workers were trying to ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Amid growing ISIS activity disputed areas ahead of parliamentary elections, Peshmerga officials say they are ready to return to ... Three Peshmerga brigades had been stationed in these areas prior to the events of October 16 when Iraqi forces and Hashd al-Shaabi took over.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Discussions about the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region led Thursday's meeting in ... Kubiš said international efforts to create a suitable ground for the Iraqi elections are ongoing but stressed the need for a consensus of all Iraqi political parties, ...
Erbil, Iraq - Government employees in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, including teachers and doctors, have protested against ... "Baghdad is sending our salaries, but the Erbil administration still wants to keep the deduction system, which is not acceptable," he said at the protest in Erbil.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – An Iraqi counterterrorism unit in Kirkuk has asked the families of Peshmerga fighters killed in the war against ISIS to remove the ... The Kurdistan flag was hoisted, albeit in a position lower than the Iraqi standard, on the castle of Kirkuk during Newroz celebrations in the city.
Sayef Gaffur, an Iraqi passenger who lives in Hungary, told Anadolu Agency that during the flight ban he had to enter northern Iraq through Habur border gate in southeastern Turkey to visit his family in Arbil. “It was a difficult journey and took a long time,” Gaffur said. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım ...

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Friday announced the lifting of a flight ban to northern Iraq's Erbil city. Speaking to media in the capital Ankara, Yildirim said, "We had closed down our airspace following northern Iraq's referendum. We are opening our airspace as of today." An international flight ban ...
These scenes illustrate a remarkable turnaround in relations between Iraq's central government in Baghdad and the Kurdish regional government in Erbil since last fall, when Iraqi troops were battling Kurdish fighters after a controversial Kurdish referendum for independence. After the vote, Iraqi forces ...
AMMONNEWS - Royal Jordanian (RJ), the flag carrier of the kingdom, will resume its scheduled flights to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq from Amman from April 1. ... The decision to relaunch the flights was taken as Iraqi authorities announced the reopening of the airports in these cities. Airlines ...
Amman, March 16 (Petra)-- Royal Jordanian will resume its scheduled flights between Amman and each of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, in northern Iraq as of April 1, 2018, the airline said in a statement ... The decision to relaunch the flights was taken as Iraqi authorities announced the reopening of the airports in these cities.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – People of the Kurdistan Region marked the 30th anniversary of the Halabja Massacre, commemorating the tragic event by calling for the prevention of similar atrocities around the world. In Halabja, a special ceremony was held to recognize the genocide with ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Erbil will be one three cities in Iraq to resume hosting international FIFA football matches. ... on the three beloved cities of Erbil, Karbala and Basra, I warmly congratulate sports fans across and outside Iraq," Abdulkhaliq Masoud, head of the Iraqi Football Association, told Rudaw.
After a six-month blockade, the airports of the Kurdish regional capital, Irbil, and second city Sulaimaniyah will be “reopened to international flights,” Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement on Tuesday. “Local Kurdish authorities [have] accepted that central authorities retake control of the ...
Father Najeeb Michaeel inspects an old Christian book at the Oriental Manuscript Digitisation Centre in Arbil. ... In August 2014, as the Daesh group charged towards Qaraqosh, once Iraq's largest Christian city, Father Najeeb filled his car with rare manuscripts, 16th century books and irreplaceable records.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A top Shiite leader in Iraq has hailed the role of Iran in preventing Iraq's fall to ISIS and commended it for putting away the flames ... The Iraqi army and Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi took over the city of Kirkuk in mid-October 2017 after Peshmerga forces pulled out in the face of a ...
... a significant treasure,” the Dominican friar told AFP in a telephone interview from his office in the city of Arbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. “We can't save a tree if we don't save its roots, and a man without culture is a dead man.” In August 2014, as ISIS charged towards Qaraqosh, once Iraq's largest Christian ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Tuz Khurmatu currently seeking shelter in the Kurdistan Region have ... to their troubled city, they will not be compensated by the Iraqi government, while IDPs from other parts of Iraq are compensated when returning home.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Erbil province and its Iranian neighbour of West Azerbaijan are seeking to operate the international border of Haji Omran on a ... Iran has pledged to provide Iraq with $2 billion to help with reconstruction in the country following the military defeat of ISIS late last year, Iraqi Prime ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Airports in the Kurdistan Region are only resuming international flights to Saudi Arabia for religious pilgrims, a Kurdish official said on Wednesday. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stated on Tuesday during his weekly press briefing that Baghdad may lift the ...
Kamal Kirkuki, commander of the Peshmerga on the west Kirkuk front, speaking to reporters after opening the Erbil-Kirkuk road from the Peshmerga side on March 2, ... Fighting between Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in October was to “protect the capital of the Kurdistan Region,” he added.
Parliament demanded the Iraqi government set a timeline on the withdrawal of foreign troops in Iraq. Abdel-Rahim al-Shemari, a lawmaker from Nineveh province, complained that Nineveh cannot handle the large amount corpses that remain unburied in the city and wants international help. Separately ...
The clashes occurred when a group of tourists from the Iraqi city of Basra allegedly printed the Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militias name on a billboard and placed it near the ... “Such behavior is unacceptable and against the Kurdistan Region's values of peaceful coexistence between all components of Iraq,” the Governor said.
On Friday, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Eksi had announced on Twitter that the country's flag carrier will start regular flights to the Iraqi city on March 26. Turkey announced it is lifting its nearly six-month ban on flights to the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. "We had closed down our airspace following northern Iraq's ...
The Seventh-day Adventist community inaugurated its first church in Erbil, the capital city of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, on Sunday, February 25. During the first service in the new church building on the Sabbath before, the church members reflected on the past years, the challenges faced and the blessings ...
The US not only stayed in Iraq after defeating Daesh but is expanding its military presence there, with more than 5,000 of American military men in Iraq and military bases in cities like Baghdad, Dahuk, Mosul, Kirkuk, Sulaymaniyah and Erbil. Speaking with Sputnik, Kenan Tuzlu, commander of the Turkmen ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Kuwait announced $1 billion in loans at the Iraqi reconstruction conference and an additional $1 billion in Kuwaiti business investments with ... Sheikh al-Sabah, the emir of Kuwait, made the announcement on the third day of the Iraq reconstruction conference in Kuwait City.
Just weeks after overrunning Mosul, IS fighters launched a push on the city of Irbil in Iraq's Kurdish region that was largely repelled by coalition air power. In the months that followed, the extremists' territorial gains were largely halted and over the next three years Iraqi ground forces with close coalition air ...
Poverty, widespread disillusionment and the emergence of new political players could spell the beginning of a new political era in Iraqi Kurdistan. .... “Those who are not tainted by corruption will do better in this election,” Jamil Khedir, a trader in Erbil, said while driving this reporter around the city. “You can't ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Some Makhmour residents wish for Peshmerga forces and KRG offices and institutions to return. ... He added that the other direction wanted to evacuate the city to tell the Red Crescent and UN that it was the Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi Army that kicked the people out.
A Kuwaiti journalist speaks on his phone in front of the logo of the Iraq reconstruction conference, at the media centre in Kuwait City on February 11, 2018. ... anti-ISIS coalition, the Netherlands contributes F-16 fighter jets, training for Iraqi Security Forces, including for Kurdish Peshmerga at a base in Erbil.
Kurdish and Iraqi officials on Monday, January 29, 2018 reported that the Iraqi government transferred $210 million to the office of the Central Bank of Iraq in ... the purpose of the $210 million transferred from the Central Bank of Iraq to its branch in Erbil, the KRG's spokesperson told reporters on Thursday.
To be sure, Kurdistan is nothing like the Iraq of Mosul but a Middle Eastern Montana with ruins: a cooler, welcoming tableau of crisp mountain streams and ... You can drink city water from the taps and stroll around Erbil, the regional capital, concerned with only how to decline, politely, invitations to drink tea.
Newsday: Live From Erbil, Iraq. Newsday. The Iraqi city of Mosul continues to try to rebuild itself after the horrors of the so-called Islamic State. The UN says it'll take about a billion dollars to get the city running again and it will take many years. So, what is life like for the people who are living there and the ...
I don't want to be in Iraq any longer,” he said. There are over 1,000 migrant workers from the two Telugu States and 200 from the erstwhile undivided district in Erbil city. Youth from Chepur, Jakranpally, Velpur and Navipet had gone and are stranded. They earnestly appealed to Centre, External Affairs ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – With the military defeat of ISIS' so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria this year, the global coalition is focusing on training and equipping local forces to ... The first group of Iraqi border guards graduated on Sunday from a Spanish-led training course, the coalition announced.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Baghdad Operations Command on Monday announced the arrest of two people accused of being involved in the ... During their rise in 2014, the Islamic State (IS) stormed the US base of Camp Speicher, near the central city of Tikrit, and tricked Iraqi soldiers, who were held ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The number of Iraqis visiting the Kurdistan Region to celebrate the New Year has decreased due to the tensions between ... said several tourists from other parts of Iraq, as well as Kurds from Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat), visited the city to spend the New Year holiday in Kurdistan.
We are very satisfied with the military steps taken to liberate the last city held by Islamic State,” the letter from Italian Prime Minister read, as released by PM office. “Italy is training Iraq and the Kurdistan Region's armed and police forces, and it will remain a leading force in the fight against terror," he added. Gentiloni said that ...
Iraqi Kurdish students of the Salahaddin University wave the Kurdish flag as they demonstrate in Irbil, the capital of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region, ... GENEVA: The UN voiced deep concern on Friday over the reported shelling and burning of homes in the Iraqi city of Tuz Khurmatu, warning of a “serious ...
They covered a wide range of issues including the Baghdad-Erbil stalemate, the possibility of a Sunni alliance with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the future of Hashd ... Nujaifi believes an investigation should be conducted into the government's role during the rise of ISIS in his home city of Mosul.
Iraqi president Fuad Masoum held talks with two of his deputies, Nouri Al Maliki and Ayad Allawi, in Baghdad on Thursday to discuss the political and security situation in the country. The politicians debated Iraq's upcoming elections, the federal budget law and the situation in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, ...
He said the KRG also showed willingness to respect the Iraqi Federal Court's decisions with respect to the unity of Iraq and referendum. ... in Kirkuk and Nineveh provinces, several key roads have been blocked, including the Erbil-Kirkuk road, Makhmour road, and the Kurdistan Region-Mosul city roads.
Travel by road between Erbil and the rest of Iraq is hampered, as main routes are blocked after military operations. In October, just miles from Erbil, Kurdish peshmerga troops engaged with the Iraqi army as they took back most of the disputed areas that the Kurds had secured in battles against IS.
Iraqi Kurdistan's archaeological hotspots revived, but vulnerable ... to heritage conservation in the archaeologically rich Kurdish region of Iraq. ... at the Bronze Age city site of Bassetki, where the tablets were unearthed. ... a Harvard archaeologist working on the Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey since 2012.
Film-making in Iraqi Kurdistan is far from straightforward and often ... in Iraq, was shot collaboratively by Mr Ahmed and the nurse himself, Nori Sharif. ... But in recent years, Erbil, the largest city in the Kurdish autonomous ...
Iraqi prime minister Haider Al Abadi is pictured during a press conference ... We finished Daesh militarily in Iraq and liberated our towns and cities. ... of the Kurdish region's borders but are claimed by both Baghdad and Erbil.
By comparison, archaeological surveys from southern Iraq recovered ... the Shahrizor Valley between the cities of Halabja and Sulaymaniyah, which ... Ur says capacity building programs like the Erbil-based Iraqi Institute for ...
Iraqi couple studying in Brisbane to run hospital for people recovering ... in Ankawa, a part of Erbil city, in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.
Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government, speaks during a press conference in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, ...
Speaking via teleconference from Irbil, Iraq, where he is temporarily ... allowed the Iraqi people to regain control of their own towns and cities.”.


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