In pictures: Ezidis gather at Lalish Temple for Olive Harvest ceremony

Muhannad Shingali- Ninawa Ezidis congregated in large numbers at the Holy Temple of Lalish in Shekhan, Ninawa on Tuesday, November 20 to celebrate the Olive Harvest ceremony. The olives are picked from the temple’s olive grove, which comprises 750 to 800 olive trees. The oil which is later extracted from the olives is used to […]

Statistics on violence against women in the Kurdistan Region during the first 9 months of 2018

Women rights organization conduct a survey on the abuse and harassment facing women on social media networks

The day Nadia returned home

Kocho village, Sinjar, 1 June 2017, Nadia Murad is sitting where the Islamic State [ISIS] gathered all people of Sinjar in August 2014 when they took over the city. Photo: Fazil Hawrami

Fazil Hawrami Nadia Murad, an Ezidi survivor of the Islamic State (ISIS) and a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations, returned home in Sinjar, Kocho village, after three years of departure. Nadia returned home on 1 June 2017, where 12 of her siblings are still missing due to the ISIS raid, where she lost her […]

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Tavga Tahseen has recently started a shop to exhibit and sell her craft

Narin Rostam – KirkukNow Tavga Tahseen never leaves a country empty-handed, always collecting various gems and stones she could have to use them in her craft as a jeweller. It has been her longing for 30 years, as she recently considered opening a place to exhibit and sell her craft in the form of necklaces […]

Khak Sports Club in Quest of Another “Messi”

Karwan Salahi- Kirkuk Khak Sports Club Academy continues its endeavors to attract athletic talents in Kirkuk province. Up to now, 100 trainees are trained to improve their talents like Yar Said nicknamed Kirkuk’s “Messi”. Jamal Mohammed, the academy supervisor, told KirkukNow: “currently we have more than 100 trainees aged between 10-18, but during school days […]

Infographic: 23% of Current MPs cannot Stand as Candidates for 2018 Elections

KirkukNow After the parliament’s voting on the First Amendments of the Elections Laws, where one of its articles states that MP candidates should have BA certificate or its equivalent to stand for the upcoming parliamentary elections on May 12, 2018. According to the new law, 23% of current MPs cannot run for 2018 elections because […]

Photo: Another IDP Group from Hawija Returns

PhotoStory: Karwan Salihi 1500 IDPS have made their way to their home areas leaving the camps on Tuesday January 16, 2018. They represent the households of 250 families who departed Laylan Camp (3), southeast Kirkuk, returning to Hawija district, 55 km southwest Kirkuk, upon their request and through a security form.

Photos: Nineveh’s Christians Celebrate Christmas Once Again

Nineveh – Kirkuk Now Christians, for the first time in 3 years since ISIS assault, are helding the festivities of Christmas in Bartella sub-district north-east of Mosul.

In Pictures: Prde town after clashes between peshmerga and Iraqi forces

Iraqi forces took over Prde town also known as Altun Kupri, 11 days ago but normalcy has not returned to the town. Prde stands at the frontline between Iraqi forces and Kurdish peshmerga. Prde is 52km south of Erbil and was retaken by the Iraqi forces on 20th of October after a fierce battle which […]

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