More than 78% turnout in Special Voting throughout Iraq

Kirkuk, 10 May 2018, Special Voting for Iraqi parliamentary election. Photo: Omer Jawad

Kirkuk Now The final turnout of the Special Voting process in Iraq passed 78%, while some eligible voters could not take part due to technical issues. Early on Thursday 10 May, the ballot boxes were open for hundreds of thousands of security and military officers along with prisoners, a process which continued until 06:00 PM […]

50 Years of Winning did not Bring Peace
Winning a War in Disputed Areas is Easier than Achieving Peace

*Sangar Rasul On a hot summer day in July 1967, when Levi Eshkol was Israel’s Prime Minister, he commented about the Jerusalem victory: “We won a good dowry, but with an unhappy bride”. 50 years later, the PM’s comment came true; Israel won the war, but didn’t achieve peace! In every disputed area like Israel […]

Economic Desertification of the Disputed Areas

From the Sunni Dictatorship and the Shia Chaotic Democracy to a Kurdish Nationalistic Perspective Sangar R. Mahmood In the past 50 years, for the Kurds, Arabs and Turkmens living in the disputed areas, but the mentality behind the Sunni’s Agal(Arabic turban), Shia’s Ammama (religious turban) and The Kurd’s Jamanawa and Shrwal (traditional Kurdish clothing) are […]

Will Kurdistan referendum achieve its objective in disputed territories? 

Shorsh Khalid Masoud Barzani alongside several representatives of other political parties announced on 7th of June that a referendum for independence will be held on 25th of September in the three provinces in the Kurdistan region and the disputed territories. The Change Movement (Change) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) which together have 30 seats in […]

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 […]

KirkukNow Relaunches as the Media Platform for Citizens in Iraq’s “Disputed Territories”

Iraq’s disputed territories remain an issue of fundamental significance for peace and stability in the country; these areas have become the centre of attention since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003, and more importantly since the Islamic State (ISIS) overran large swathes of northern and western Iraq in 2014. KirkukNow is the only […]

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