Miss Kurdistan in Kirkuk: Women and Children First

Miss Kurdistan said that that she has two projects for the city of Kirkuk, focusing on women, children, and the IDPs, especially the Yazidi (Ezidi) survivors from the grip of ISIS. Zhalia Sirwan, Miss Kurdistan said in an interview with KirkukNow that she has special projects for Kirkuk. During a visit to Kirkuk, she said […]

Return of Hope to Nineveh

Erfan Khalil and his friends initiated a campaign to return hope to the people of Bashiqa town and Nineveh province, and ease all the manifestations of war. “Imprint of hope” is the name of their campaign, and they were able to clean the walls of their city from the slogans of the Islamic State (ISIS) […]

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Calls for Disbanding Kirkuk Provincial Council

Members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in the Kirkuk Provincial Council call for disbanding Kirkuk Provincial Council to put pressure on the central government to hold elections in Kirkuk with the rest of Iraq, however Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) rejects the move. On February 6th, Iraq’s High Electoral Commission excluded Kirkuk and Nineveh […]

Love across the Divide

26-year-old Hawkar Muhammed’s marriage with Shaima Ali was one of the biggest challenges in their lives. Regardless of the opinion of Hawkar’s relatives who first refused the marriage and told him constantly that “Shiite Arabs will not become close to us,” Hawkar managed to bring two families from two different backgrounds close to each other. […]

Oxfam: Two Thousand Civilians Died or Wounded in Mosul Operation

Oxfam said that around 2,000 civilians were killed or injured in the first three months of the offensive to recapture Mosul and over 190,000 people fled their homes, although around 30,000 have now returned. According to the international agency, an estimated 750,000 people are trapped in western Mosul without any safe means of escape from […]

ISIS burn 15 Member of Iraqi Forces with their Families

ISIS militants in Hawija burn 15 members of the Iraqi security forces with their families after they had fallen in an ambush of ISIS several days earlier, according to the local tribal forces. 350 civilian of Hawija fell in the hands of ISIS when they tried to flee to Kirkuk on the night of February7th; […]

ISIS Captures 350 People from Hawija

The ISIS militants captured 350 people as they tried to escape from Hawija towards Maktab Khaled area in Kirkuk which is the under the control of the Iraqi forces. On the night of February 7th, more than 700 people from Riadh and Rashad tried to flee to Kirkuk in two separate groups, but they were […]

Despite the Risks: Citizens of Kirkuk have Easy Access to Weapons

The Kirkuk Provincial Council is seeking to prevent the traffic of arms in the city of Kirkuk that poses a danger to the security of the citizens. This comes at a time when citizens can easily buy or sell different types of weapons. The Provincial Council wants to prevent the spread and use of weapons […]

Commission excludes Kirkuk and Nineveh from provincial elections

The Independent Electoral Commission announced the completion of the voters’ registry for the first provincial elections, after excluding Kirkuk and Nineveh provinces from the elections. Wael al-Waeli, the head of the electoral administration said that, “The early registrations of the voters are completed, after excluding the provinces of Kirkuk and Nineveh from the elections.” He said, “The number of voters in […]

Ambiguity over the Death of a Police Officer of Kirkuk

There is uncertainty over the death of a police officer of Kirkuk after remaining in detention for several weeks, and his family is skeptical about his death. According to the initial investigations, the police have proven that he committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell. Azad Ali Muhammed was a police officer of Kirkuk […]

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