Kirkuk: Unregistered Houses will not be Pulled Down

Karwan Salihi- Kirkuk In the last two months, there has been controversy about 60 thousand houses in Kirkuk that have no property deeds. However, the municipality did not issue a demolishing decision, but there are ongoing discussions about granting them property title. Meanwhile, Kirkuk Administration prevents building any house with no real estate permission, especially […]

Foreign Workers Demand Their Rights
600 Tons of Garbage Accumulates on Kirkuk Streets

Ibrahim Ali- Kirkuk The city of Kirkuk has been suffering from the accumulation of garbage and dirt in the streets and squares of the city since the beginning of March. This is because Kirkuk’s administration announced assigning the city municipality for cleaning the city, and the company responsible for cleaning suspended their works. According to […]

Kurds Celebrate Nawroz and Raise Kurdistan Flag

Karwan Salihi- Kirkuk The Kurdish political parties decided to celebrate Kurdish New Year (Nawroz) altogether with people by raising Kurdistan flag and lightning fire. The decision was made in a meeting of the politicians in Kirkuk on Tuesday, 13-3, in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official bureau. Sheikh Sidiq Ahmed, a politician in the […]

One Tree for Halabja and Another for Ghouta

Activists launch a planting campaign across the world to honor the memory of Halabja in Iraq and Ghouta in Syria, to remember the victims of both crimes. The campaign is concurrent with the 30th year anniversary of Halabja chemical attack at the same time the 5th anniversary of Ghouta chemical attack in Syria. One tree […]

Love Breaks the Barriers
Different Marriage Between Two Components in Kirkuk

Firas Al-Hamdani/ Kirkuk “I am a Turkoman from Kirkuk and I chose a Kurdish lady from my city based on our sincere feelings. We in Kirkuk are one family and the whole world knows that there is no difference between Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, and Christians. Kirkuk will remain the city of love, brotherhood and peace” […]

Katiba Returned
Determination on Coming Back was Stronger

  Muhannad Sinjari “I cannot believe that I came back home, and I convince myself that what happened was a dream, and although we faced many hardships, but the determination to go back home was stronger.” This is how Katiba Hassan Khalaf describes coming back home. After three years of displacement, in late 2017,  Katiba […]

Women are Discontent with their Status

Soran Muhammad The new political phase in Iraq and Kurdistan is a new challenge to women; they have more roles and prominence, but it is still not enough. Women stepping up, especially in leadership, has definitive role in some of the political parties. Women consider The International Women’s day on March 8 an opportunity to […]

Men Reject One Day for Women

Narin Rostam Byar Rshid 32 years old, is one different husband in the neighborhood, he starts off his morning by washing the dishes, making the house smell nice, playing a piece of music, and last but not least, cooking for his wife. When Byar’s wife (Sarah Hama Salih- 25 years old) comes home from college, […]

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 […]

Digging In The Dust

KirkukNow- Amy Christian/ Oxfam The soft soil falls away easily as the sharp metal hits the ground. Again and again Falah Abiya raises the axe above his head and brings it down on the compacted earth. Two of his colleagues stand waiting beside him, stepping in with shovels to remove the soil he has loosened. […]

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