Majority support federal court decision to amend election bill

Kirkuk, 21 June 2018, Federal Court hearing concerning the amendment of election law in parliament. Photo: Federal Court.

  KirkukNow The vast majority of political parties in Iraq and the Kurdistan region welcomed the federal court decision on the election amendment bill, waiting for the manual recount to resolve the case once and for all. The court approved all the sections of the…

Dogs are hunted in Kirkuk
More than 3,000 dogs were killed in 18 months

Kirkuk, June 2018, The municipality workers pick up the bodies of “stray dogs”. Photo: Municipality Communication

Karwan Salhi – Kirkuk A campaign to eradicate stray dogs was launched 18 months ago in the Kirkuk city, and more than three thousand dogs have been killed since then. The campaign, which caused discontent among some people, is an ordinary endeavour for the authorities,…

Story of shootout that killed grandmother

Halawa Nasradin, 65 years old, with his oldest son, Jumaa Abdulkarim. Photo: KirkukNow exclusive

Soran Muhammad – KirkukNow Nazdar could hardly grasp the moment when a heavy machine gun bullet (DShK) smashed the windscreen of the car, whizzed around her head. She turned her head to the back seat amid the scream of her husband and cry of her…

PUK and KDP to lose seats in Ninewa and Kirkuk

Kirkuk, 10 May 2018, The special voting process in the Iraqi parliamentary election. Photo: KirkukNow

  KirkukNow Both Patriotic Union of Kurdistan [PUK] and the Kurdistan Democratic Party [KDP] can be found as major losers in Iraq as the third revision of parliamentary election law was approved, by losing many seats in parliament. Iraqi parliament approved the third amendment of…


More than 78% turnout in Special Voting throughout Iraq

Kirkuk, 10 May 2018, Special Voting for Iraqi parliamentary election. Photo: Omer Jawad

Kirkuk Now The final turnout of the Special Voting process in Iraq passed 78%, while some eligible voters could not take part due to technical…


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