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President Barzani asks Parliament to begin work on referendum

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani visited the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament yesterday, requesting the Parliament to immediately undertake the task of creating an independent electoral commission for the Region, and to begin preparations for holding a referendum for the people of Kurdistan to decide their future. In his remarks to the Parliament, the President urged Members […]

Deputy Prime Minister convenes Oil and Gas Council to discuss fuel shortages

Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani yesterday chaired a meeting which included several ministers, the KRG Oil and Gas Council, and Kurdistan’s governors to discuss measures to tackle fuel shortages in the Region. The meeting was designed to identify solutions to overcome the current fuel shortage, considering the current situation in Kurdistan and throughout Iraq and […]

The Supreme Federal Court Rules Against Iraqi Minister of Oil’s Request to Prevent KRG Oil Exports

 Immediately after the KRG’s first export shipment on the United Leadership vessel in Ceyhan Terminal, the Iraqi Federal Oil Minister (the “Minister”) submitted a formal request to the Federal Supreme Court in Baghdad, (the “Court”) asking the Court to rule against the KRG Ministry of Natural Resources and prevent it exporting oil out of the […]

UNESCO adds Erbil Citadel to World Heritage List

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has added the Erbil Citadel to the list of World Heritage Sites after its application received the majority of votes from members at the 21 June committee meeting in Doha. In a statement to KRG.org, the Head of the High Commission for the Erbil Citadel Revitalization (HCECR), Dara Yaqubi, said, “We […]

Prime Minister Barzani emphasises national unity at first cabinet meeting

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani chaired the eighth cabinet’s first meeting yesterday, highlighting the importance of national unity and a strong, fair, effective cabinet. Opening comments Prime Minister Barzani welcomed the ministers and wished them success. He said, “It is true that the government formation process took a long time. But it was successful; we were […]

Official Inauguration of the “Kurdish Academics Association in Spain”

Yesterday the “Kurdish Academics Association in Spain” was officially inaugurated in the office of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Representation in Spain. This is the first official Kurdish student’s body to have been established in Spain. The KRG Madrid office has given its full support to the association and has assisted with its official registration process. […]