Charshama Sur the Sacred Day

Dyari Khalid Charshama Sur, or the Yezidis New Year, is one of oldest ceremonies for the Yezidis. It is celebrated annually on second Wednesday of April. Charshama Sur, translated as Red Wednesday, is a sacred day and widely celebrated by the Yezidis. April for Yezidis! Yezidis believe April is a scared month and is called […]

Mosul Talks Conference started
The role of media in promoting coexistence process

Erbil-Kirkuknow The goal of Mosul Talks Conference is to promote the role of media in encouraging coexistence and issuing cases of justice in Mosul. The conference was held in Erbil on April 10th and started at 9 o’clock. Tens of media agencies, mentors, and NGOs that exist in Mosul and Nineveh province, participated at the […]

The Iraqi National Internet Project will launch in Kirkuk

Kirkuk-Kirkuknow The examination phase of the National Internet Project in Iraq will start to operate initially and temporarily in Kirkuk according to a statement of Iraqi ministry of communication. The mentioned ministry has announced on April 9th that the project started at the main publication center of Kirkuk province, and the service will be provided […]

Kirkuk: If you see any abuses, contact Jwan

Ali Mahmoud Jwan Hasan Zangana lives in a turbulent time in Iraq and and resides in a city which is at the centre of the turmoil that has engulfed Iraq after Islamic State (ISIS) overran large part of northern Iran in June 2014. Over the last three years over 600,000 people fled from areas under […]

Bengali employees: Slaves or Workers

The Bengali workers in Kirkuk are treated like slaves and are forced to endure physical and mental abuse by their employers.  According to a report by the Human Rights Committee of Kirkuk Provincial Council (KPC), Bengali workers legal rights are discriminatory. The Khalid Shinki Cleaning Company, employed by the city of Kirkuk, is accused of […]

2013, a year of separation

21 year old Shilan Ali, who recently got divorced, tells the story of her marriage, “I saw my fellow classmates marrying one another and I hoped for the same thing. As soon as my husband asked for my hand, I accepted immediately, thinking that marriage was simply wearing a gown. After a month, I realized […]

Young girl killed in Daquq

A young girl has been killed ‘by mistake’ in a village of the Daquq district of Kirkuk according to a police source who preferred to remain anonymous. “The 16-year-old girl was killed by mistake by her brother” the police source said. Samr al-Izi – Kirkuk Now

Hopeful celebrations of Christmas

Kirkuk Now celebrated Christmas with a Christian family of Kirkuk, who are hoping for a better future for Iraq and particularly Kirkuk. Kirkuk Now attended the Christmas celebration of a Christian family as the head of the family, Gilbert Kanoun said “We were organizing public celebrations in the past but we are celebrating now in […]

No signs of Christmas in Kirkuk

Some of the Christians of Kirkuk are celebrating Christmas and New Years in their homes due to the recent security unrest in the province leading to a decrease in the demands for Christmas gifts and goods compared to the past years. Celebration of Christmas at home 23-year-old Rita Wael said that Christmas night is a […]

Chronically ill women to receive social pension

The Iraqi Ministry of Social Affairs has decided that chronically ill women should also be included in the social pension program along with widows. A member of the human rights committee of the Kirkuk Provincial Council told Kirkuk Now “The provincial council has received a decision from the Ministry of Social Affairs and according to […]

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