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Spanish Delegation to Visit Kurdistan

A high-profile Spanish delegation headed by the Spanish Economic Minister is expected to visit Kurdistan next week to boost relations with the region. The Spanish delegation will be the first such high level visit to Kurdistan Region, according to AKnews. During the several-day visit to Kurdistan, the Spanish delegation is also expected to participate in […]

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Turkish Contract for Electrical Cabling in Kurdistan

The Ministry of Electricity in Iraqi Kurdistan has signed a contract with a Turkish Company to connect electrical power lines between the provinces of Sulaimaniya and Erbil. Kurdistan’s Electricity Minister, Yassin Sheikh Abu-Bakr, has signed a contract on Sunday with the Turkish ‘Shar’ Company to build these lines, adding that the total cost of the […]

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Kurdistan Building 11 Dams, Plans 28 More

In a move that could increase tensions over water supplies, the Kurdistan region’s minister for agriculture has announced that the Region is building 11 dams and plan dozens more. “There are 11 dams now under construction,” Jameel Sulaiman told AFP. “We have studies and designs to build 28 more,” he added. He said that the […]

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Relations Improving Between Kurdistan and Turkey

According to a report from Niqash, Massoud Barzani, the Kurdistan Region Government President, was invited recently to Turkey for talks on increasing economic integration between the two states. With trade between the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and Turkey reaching $9 billion, relations between Turkey and the Region have improved significantly. Turkey is working hard in the […]

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President Barzani Calls for Kurdistan Reforms

Massoud Barzani, the president of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, called on Monday for a raft of reforms after protests against nepotism, corruption and a political stranglehold by the two main parties. He urged parliament for early provincial elections and the speedy creation of an integrity commission to check corruption and nepotism in many areas, including […]

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Kurdistan to Hire 3,000 New Police

The Kurdistan Region’s police chief said his office has proposed to recruit an additional 3,000 new policemen. Abdullah Khaylani told AKnews that the Kurdistan Interior Ministry agreed to the proposal, and it is currently being discussed in the regional Council of Ministers. The Council will respond to the demand after the ratification of the Kurdistan […]

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Salahadin Negotiates with Kurdistan on Tozkhormato Oil

Salahadin Province Council decided last week to form committees in order to negotiate with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) about drilling for oil in the Tozkhormato region [Tuz Khormato]. Provincial Council member Damen Alaiwi told Alsumaria News that the council decided the plan in order to give people living in that region the right to […]

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$40m Renovation of Kurdistan Hydroelectric Dams

Two hydro-electric plants in Sulaimaniya province of Iraqi Kurdistan are being renovated at a cost of $40 million [48 billion Iraqi dinars], according to a report from AKnews. Sirwan Mohammed Mahmoud, the media and relations director at Sulaimaniya electricity office, told the agency that the budget to renovate Darbanikhan (pictured) and Dokan dams comes from […]

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Hawrami Outlines Kurdistan O&G Resources

The last three years have been “exceptional” for the Kurdistan Region in terms of discoveries of both oil and gas, Dr Ashti Hawrami, the Minister of Natural Resources, told an audience of diplomats and international oil companies in Erbil today. Dr Hawrami said that as a result of drilling activities from 2008 to 2010, the […]

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