Emergency Statement from the Kurdistan Regional Government

As Iraq and Kurdistan are faced with grave and dangerous circumstances, we are all obliged to act responsibly in order to prevent further violence and clashes between Iraqi and Peshmerga forces. Attacks and confrontations between Iraqi and Peshmerga forces that started on October 16, 2017, especially today's clashes, have caused damage to both sides and … Continue reading Emergency Statement from the Kurdistan Regional Government

ALERT: Peshmerga General Command statement on Iraqi military and PMF assault on Altun Kupri

A statement from the Kurdistan Peshmerga General Command In the morning of Friday, October 20, 2017 at 0800, the Iraqi military and Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) using American weapons which were given to the Iraqi army launched a full-scale attack on the Peshmerga forces in Altun Kupri (also known as Pirde), with the involvement of Iranian … Continue reading ALERT: Peshmerga General Command statement on Iraqi military and PMF assault on Altun Kupri

Tonight, 8 PM – Candle vigil at White House

To honor the memory of those who have been killed and the Yezidi women and girls still held in captivity, the Free Yezidi Foundation and the American Ezidi Center will hold a candlelight vigil in Washington, DC. Thursday, 3 August, 2017 8:00 pm Pennsylvania Ave NW facing White House North Lawn, in front of Lafayette Square Concerned citizens are … Continue reading Tonight, 8 PM – Candle vigil at White House

President Barzani and General Votel Meet

Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (Krp.org)- President Masoud Barzani received a United States military delegation headed by General Joseph Votel, the Commander of the Central Command. During the meeting President Barzani and General Votel spoke of the latest updates on the ongoing operations against the terrorists of the Islamic State, particularly the Mosul operation which … Continue reading President Barzani and General Votel Meet

Deputy Prime Minister Talabani meets with European leaders

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Regional Government Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani met with a number of European leaders during his visit to the continent this week. In the Netherlands, Mr. Talabani met separately with the Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders and Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert. In the meetings, Mr. Talabani discussed the fight … Continue reading Deputy Prime Minister Talabani meets with European leaders

President Barzani Meets with Kurdistan Region’s Political Parties to Set the Date for the Referendum

Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (Krp.org)- President Masoud Barzani held a meeting today with the representatives of the political parties across the Kurdistan Region. During the meeting, President Barzani and the attendees discussed several salient issues including the upcoming parliamentary elections, the current political and economic situations and the issue of the independence referendum. The … Continue reading President Barzani Meets with Kurdistan Region’s Political Parties to Set the Date for the Referendum

Kurdistan JCC meets with International NGOs

On June 19, 2017 the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) held its second quarterly coordination meeting with the international NGOs operating in the Kurdistan Region to discuss the challenges surrounding the current humanitarian crisis, such as response, approaches and areas of priorities. The meeting focused on the current issues and challenges facing the process of … Continue reading Kurdistan JCC meets with International NGOs