Kurdistan Parliament to decide president’s and their own fate

The Kurdistan Parliament have started its sessions today, June 30 to vote on two draft laws, with one pertaining to extending the presidency time by two years and other dealing with an addition of one month to its mandate. The draft laws were proposed by the Kurdistani List, which is composed of the two reigning […]

Ten soldiers killed and injured

Ten Iraqi Soldiers of the 12th division of the Iraqi army have been killed in a series of attacks in Kirkuk province. The local police announced on Thursday, June 27, that a group of gunmen opened fire on a vehicle of the military killing one member and injuring another. In a similar act, a group […]

“I wish I had not my daughter.”

Naza’s mother was cuddling her only daughter, telling her that she loves her and kissing her on the forehead, despite that she said with a sigh, “I wish I had not my daughter.” This strange wish of Naza’s mother is due to her daughter being a part of a Se Wagali, meaning Triple Matrimony, which […]

Police member killed

A police member has been killed and another two left injured in two different attacks in Kirkuk. A source from the local police, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Kirkuk Now that “This morning, Thursday, June 27, a planted bomb exploded by a convoy of the Kirkuk police leaving one person injured and causing severe […]

Market guard killed

A guard of the Jut Qawa market has been killed and a number of the shops in the market were robbed, according to the local police. Brigadier General Sarhad Qadir, chief of the Kirkuk police of the districts and sub-districts told Kirkuk Now “A group of gunmen attacked the guard of the market and stabbed […]

Police members are among drug abusers

20% of police members are drug abusers, according to the chief of the Kirkuk Drug Enforcement Department. Colonel Nawzad, the chief of the department told Kirkuk Now “During the first six months of 2013, 46 dossiers have been opened for drug abuse cases and 63 persons were arrested charged with illegal drug abuse.” “A large […]

UN envoy condemns Taza Khurmatu blasts

The representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Iraq, Martin Kobler has condemned the Taza Khurmatu deadly blasts on Tuesday, June 25. “We condemn the series of attacks that targeted the innocent people of Taza Khurmatu, killing and injuring dozens of Turkmen people, and among them are the prominent leaders of Turkmen […]

Mama Risha School opened

Kirkuk governor Najmadin Karim has opened a new school under the name of legendary Peshmarga member Mama Risha in the Shoraw neighborhood of Kirkuk. The school was opened on Tuesday, June 25 in a celebration held inside the school with many officials and family members of Mama Risha in attendance. Najmadin Karim said “We are […]

Four persons killed

Three persons, two of them being women, have been killed in a deadly blast in the Rashad sub-district while a woman shot herself to death in the Riyaz sub-district. Brigadier General Sarhad Qadir, chief of the Kirkuk Police of districts and sub-districts told Kirkuk Now “A planted bomb exploded in the Rashad sub-district leaving three […]

Animal rearing inside city limits banned

Animal rearing and slaughtering is now banned in Kirkuk city and Qara Hanjir sub-district, and violators will be sued. The prefect of Kirkuk, Kamil Sallaiy told Kirkuk Now “There are currently two trends inside the city. The first is the rearing of farm animals inside the city and the second one being unlicensed animal slaughtering.” […]

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