Feast into Mourning
Bomb leaves family heartbroken in Kirkuk

Kirkuk, 2017, Mayada Hamid and his friends on their senior day at the university. Photo: Mayada’s account on Facebook

  Karwan Salhi – KirkukNow Mayada and Ahlam are the same age, though one is the aunt of the other. They laugh together while preparing food in the house of the grandfather. Mayada has always loved that dish, as they prepare the table, some pray and await the evening prayer call so that they can […]

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 […]

Photo and Video: Track and Field Games Festival in Kirkuk

Karwan Salihi- Kirkuk Now The University of Kirkuk organized its third sports festival for the Track and Field games with the participation of dozens of male and female students in order to prepare the contestants to participate in the upcoming tournaments at the level of Iraq. The participants in the festival were evaluated by a […]

UNESCO adds Erbil Citadel to World Heritage List

In a statement to KRG.org, the Head of the High Commission for the Erbil Citadel Revitalization (HCECR), Dara Yaqubi, said, “We explained the history and conditions of the Citadel and the possible threats facing it in a series of meetings to committee members. In the last meeting, 18 out of 21 members voted for Erbil […]

Arabkha Citadel Literary Festival

A literary festival named after the Arabkha citadel which was the original name of Kirkuk and its historic citadel was held on Sunday the 23rd of March which is also the World Poetry Day. “The Union of Writers organized a festival for poetry in cooperation with Al-raad Media Foundation under the name Arabkha citadel. The […]

Profile: Nawroz feast

Nawroz which occurs on the 21st of March is the first day of spring and the beginning of the Kurdish New Year which is called “the solar calendar” and it is now the year 2714. The word Nawroz is derived from the words ‘Nava’ and ‘Rezanh’ which appear in Zaradosta’s religious book Avesta. Zaradosta is […]

Artist sells her paintings for poor

Artistic painter Muna al-Obeidi has showcased her works in an exhibition with all the proceeds from the exhibition going to benefit the poor families of Kirkuk. The exhibition was opened on Sunday, December 29 in the activities lounge of the Education Department and will continue for three days with more than 30 paintings being showcased. […]

Bahjat Yahya produces new song ‘A White Heart’ in Kirkuk

Bahjat Yahya, in conjunction with the Kirkuk Satellite Channel, is producing a new song entitled as Dlleki Spi (translated as: A White Heart) and the music video is currently in production. Rzgar Hama-Rauf, one of the sound and music editors of the new song of Bahjat Yahya told Kirkuk Now “The music, sound recording and […]

Plastic art exhibition opens in Kifri

A joint Iraqi plastic art exhibition entitled as Kifri Embraces All the Colours was opened in Kifri, organized by the Kifri Directorate of Art and Culture. The exhibition was held on November 28 and 29 with 53 artists from 11 different provinces of Iraq participating in the exhibition, as they showcased their fine arts to […]

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