Yezidi Spiritual Leader Calls for Rescuing Kidnapped Yezidis.

On Wednesday April 19, which marked the Yezidi New Year, the spiritual leader of the Yezidis Baba Shekh called again for serious attempts to rescue the Yezidi women kidnapped by ISIS. “On the occasion of our new year we stress again our call on international community to make meaningful attempts on rescuing our kidnapped women” […]

Father Beats Child in Kirkuk

A child was beaten by a cable by his father and brother after returning late from playing football. His mother took him to hospital for treatment of his wounds. The hospital staff contacted the local police when they saw the boy, and requested his father’s presence in order to give him treatment. Colonel Sherzad Marif […]

A Four-Year-Old Child Died in a Kirkuk Hospital

A four-year-old boy died in the Kirkuk’s public hospital where he was taken for treatment of breathing difficulty. His family says they will sue the hospital for the death of their child. Mohammed Hemin was taken to hospital around 9:20pm on April 15, however he died a couple hours later at the hospital. Wirya Abdulla, […]

Hundreds of Hawija Families Not Allowed Entering Kirkuk

“Three children have died from starvation” Kirkuknow Hundreds of escaping families from ISIS are not allowed to enter Kirkuk and they have been caught between the trenches of Peshmerga forces and ISIS militants leaving their lives in danger .Meanwhile according to a source “ three children have died of starvation” . Sheikh Naief Marzuq Al-Nuaemy […]

Women Refugees Endure Violence

Female refugees experience different types of violence in the refugee camps and most cases remain silent due to traditional influences and tribal settlements. According to a report conducted by the Human Rights Committee in cooperation with Department of Combating Violence against Women, PAW organization and UNDP, only in the last six months of last year, […]

The Iraqi Forces change tactic in Mosul to protect civilians.

The Iraqi Forces will deploy new tactic in the fight against ISIS in Mosul to protect civilians, a Nineveh Provincial Council member said. The new tactic will include alley-to-alley clashes using light and medium weapons. Omer Alias Ali told Kirkuknow that “the Iraqi army has been successful in breaking the human shields used by ISIS […]

Ministry of Migration and Displacement: 500.000 Displaced People will be received

Darbaz Muhemmed, Minister of Migration and Displacement said that the Ministry of Migration and Displacement plans to build 100.000 tents to receive 500.000 displaced people. On March 9th, at the Fifth-Annual Sulaimani Forum, Darbaz Muhemmed said that they are planning to build 100.000 tents with the cooperation and coordination of the United Nations and the […]

Kirkuk University Students Celebrate National Clothes Day

Kirkuk University students in all components expressed peaceful coexistence in the city by wearing national clothes on national clothes day. On Thursday, March 9th, the students of Kirkuk University wore national clothes. They sang and danced together to express coexistence between different components of Kirkuk. SORAN MUHEMMED KIRKUKNOW

Photos: International Women’s Day Activities in Sheikhan

On the occasion of March 8th, International Women’s Day, the Kurdish Women’s Association emphasizes its struggle to realize women’s rights and put pressure on the international community in order to work to rescue the abducted Yazidi (Ezidi) women that are still in the hand of the Islamic State (ISIS). The event took place on March […]

“We Defeated Death, We do not Go Back”

Samir Shakir and his family – that consists of 25 people – prefer to live in the refugee camps of Khazir instead of going back to their destroyed house in Mosul where their lives “will be in danger”. Samir is from the Somer neighbourhood located on the left side of Mosul which was retaken by […]

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