Elections deepen ethnic differences in Kirkuk

The different ethnic components of Kirkuk are attempting to participate in the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections as a single electoral list, each to win the maximum number of the seats possible. However so far, none of them have reached a final decision with December 5 having been assigned as the deadline for submitting the names […]

Body of woman found in Kirkuk two days after violence against women protests.

“The body of a woman was found on Wednesday, November 27 without any kind of identification card,” the chief of the Kirkuk police of the districts and sub-districts Lieutenant General Sarhad Qadir told Kirkuk Now. “The body was found in the Failaq neighborhood of Kirkuk near Failaq Avenue with multiple bullet wounds to her head,” […]

“We no longer support Kirkuk governor.”

“We do not support Najmadin Karim, the governor of Kirkuk like we used to and we are not satisfied with his governing policy,” according to the head of the KDP branch of Kirkuk. During an interview with Hawlati, Muhammad Kamal, head of the Kirkuk branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and who is also member […]

Car bomb targets Peshmarga forces in Jabara

A car bomb has exploded in front of a base of the Peshmarga forces in the Jabara district leaving dozens of casualties. According to Xendan Press, three Peshmarga forces were killed and an unknown number have been left injured in the car bomb blast targeting a base of the Peshmarga forces in the Jabara district, […]

“Let us form a single united ethnic list.”

The governor of Kirkuk and member of the political bureau of PUK have called on the Kurdish political parties to participate in the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections as a single list. In a political message directed to all the Kurdish parties, Najmadin Karim, on behalf of his party the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, stated “In […]

Again, about independent state of Kirkuk

Latif Fatih Faraj If we start only from 1958, not at the time of the Iraqi kingdom and not during the Ottoman reign, it has been more than 55 years that Kirkuk has been living in an unstable and chaotic situation full of troubles. The people of Kirkuk rarely are the reason behind the troublesome […]

Electrical power plant running on natural gas to be opened

An electric power plant running on natural gas will be initiated soon in Kirkuk as currently the province struggles with power shortages, according to a member of the Kirkuk Provincial Council. The deputy of the service committee of the KPC, Azad Sabir told Kirkuk Now “Compared to the past years, the electrical power supply has […]

In photos, protests against violence against women

On the International day of eradication of violence against women, No to Violence against Women, which is a women’s rights organization, protested in front of the governor’s office. Photos: Karwan Salhi

Governor considers women’s demands

The domestic violence awareness week started with a protest of the No to Violence against Women’s group in front of the governor’s office. On the International day of eradication of violence against women, No to Violence against Women, which is a women’s rights organization, protested in front of the governor’s office and after two hours […]

UN in Iraq calls for fundamental change in mindsets that allow violence to continue.

The top UN envoy in Iraq urges Iraqi leaders to take concrete steps to stop violence against women across the country. On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) November 25, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, used the opportunity to appeal to Iraqi […]

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