Customs Checkpoints installed on Kirkuk- Kurdistan Region roads
Small percentage of customs duty revenues will be allocated for Kirkuk

Kirkuk- KirkukNow The Iraqi government on Saturday Sep. 22 installed two customs checkpoints on the main roads connecting Kirkuk with Erbil and Sulaimaniya provinces. The move was part of a recent agreement reached between Baghdad and Erbil which also included the rebuilding of the Prde bridge and the eventual reopening of Kirkuk-Erbil road as well […]

Kurdish teachers of Duz Khurmatu disputed territory in dilemma

Layla Ahmed- Salahaddin Hundreds of teachers who had left their homes and jobs in the disputed territory of Duz Khurmatu, Salahaddin province are now asked by the town’s directorate of education to return. According to a decree sent by Salahaddin governorate to the directorate on September 17, all those teachers who are now settled in […]

Female orphans find no shelter in Kirkuk

Kani Abulrahman- Kirkuk   Abdul-Aziz Mahmoud, a 15 year old orphan boy lost his father when he was 7. Poverty obliged his mother to take him to the Kirkuk orphanage and now after spending 8 years there hopes one day he could become a teacher. Abdul-Aziz gets up every morning at 7, washes up, has […]

A Kirkuki Woman of Kurdish Origin re-elected as MP of Swedish parliament

Lawen Redar, 29, of Kurdish descent, has been re-elected as parliament member of the Swedish parliament for a second successive term. She was one of 6 MPs of Kurdish origins elected in the Sep.9 Swedish parliamentary elections. Although she was born in Stockholm, her father is from Dubz, a town northwest of the multi-ethnic oil […]

Duz Khurmatu: House to house search for unlicensed weapons launched

Zhino Khalil- Salahaddin   Security forces in Duz Khurmatu, Salahaddin province are conducting a wide-scale search operation to confiscate unlicensed weapons and explosives. The operation carried out by a joint team from the Police and army forces, started Tuesday September 18, in the Hay al-Askari district. “We have confiscated a number of unlicensed weapons and […]

Customs checkpoints due to be installed between Kirkuk and Kurdistan Region

Omer Jawad- Kirkuk   An official source from the Kirkuk administration told (Kirkuk Now) that two customs checkpoints are due to be installed on key roads connecting  the multi-ethnic disputed city of Kirkuk with the Kurdistan Region. The source reaffirmed that the checkpoints will embark on its duties starting from Saturday, September 22, noting that […]

Duhok: Coexistence resembled in a joint theatrical activity

Ammar Aziz- Duhok   Youngsters of Iraq’s different ethnic and religious communities put on a theatrical activity resembling coexistence and peace among the displaced families still living in camps. The play which was presented on Wednesday, September 19, was part of a range of activities held within a festival organized for the diverse components living […]

A Kurd from Kirkuk nominates himself for Iraqi presidency

Kirkuk Now   Omer Barzinji, Iraq’s current ambassador to the Vatican has nominated himself as an independent candidate for the post of presidency. Barzinji, who is a Kurd born in Kirkuk in 1960 filed his candidacy request to the Iraqi parliament on Teusday, September 18. “Presidency for me is not an aim; it is a […]

Tens of Thousands of Iraqis face displacement again

Kirkuk Now   The United Nation’s humanitarian agency warned that tens of thousands of vulnerable Iraqis are leaving their towns and seek shelter in IDPs camps most of them were displaced at least once before. In a new report, UNHCR says that “Thousands of vulnerable people arrive in UNHCR-managed camps every month because they cannot […]

Electricity supply witnesses improvement in Khanaqin

Hawre Azad- Diyala   Electricity supply in Diyala’s disputed territory of Khanaqin and its surrounding areas has witnessed a noticeable increase reaching 20 hours per day, marking a huge improvement in this basic service compared with the few hours provided throughout the summer. The improvement is attributed to the resumption of electricity supply from Iran […]

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