BAGHDAD, AFP – 18.6.2013 – US energy giant Chevron has signed another oil exploration deal in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, it said on Monday, one of several contracts between Kurds and foreign energy firms that have enraged Baghdad.
Assyrian International News Agency – 17.6.2013 - New information has surfaced on the recent attack by Kurds on the village of Rabatki, in the Dohuk province in Northern Iraq (AINA 6-13-2013). According to observers in the area who have spoken to AINA on condition of anonymity because of fear of reprisals, the attack last Thursday was headed by a general in the Kurdish Peshmerga forces.
18.6.2013 – The ferocious flames had all the signs of despair, they held up a plea, a dramatic protest against a cruel and tormenting reality plaguing the lives of many women in the Kurdish autonomous region in Northern Iraq. Awena Newspaper had vaguely identified the woman from Garmian, a young 33 year old whose husband had taken a second wife. The horrific image of the self- immolation on June 2, 2013 made visible the invisible and agonizing life that the woman had endured. What is shocking is the relative frequency of such tragic incidents and the little effect such acts have on changing public attitudes towards women and the legal and social status of women institutionally.
17.6.2013 – Federal and regional governments locked in bitter dispute over revenue-sharing as new pipeline into Turkey nears completion.
17.6.2013 – RUDAW – Partiya Çareseriya Demokrat a Kurdistanê (PÇDK) ku girêdayî PKKê ye, beşdarî hilbijartinên bê yên Herêma Kurdistanê dibe, ku roja 21ê Îlonê tên sazkirin. Ji 2006ê ve çalakiyên PÇDKê li Iraqê hatine qedexekirin, ku ev jî li jêr fişara hevbeş a Amerîka û Tirkiyeyê pêkhat. Ji ber ku digotin pêwendiya wê bi PKKê re heye.
SCHARIA IN KURDISTAN
“If they try to make Islam the only source of legislation, that is fine,” said Shiwan Qaladizayi, a senior leader of Kurdistan Islamic League. “Other than that, any amendment to that article is unacceptable.”
Rudaw – 17.6.2013 – ERBIL – Kurdistan Region’s two ruling parties have agreed to postpone the presidential elections, which were set for September.
KURDISH ISLAMISTS MEET IN GERMANY : The representative of the Kurdistan Islamic Union participates in an Islamic symposium
16.6.2013 – MESOP - The representative of the Kurdistan Islamic Union on Saturday, participated in a seminar, which was held in the County Bonn, in Germany under the slogan (faith is way of life), which was attended by a number of international Islamic parties.
June 16, 2013 – ERBIL-Hewlêr – : President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani is visiting Russia in the coming days to participate in an economic conference.
Warvin announces the reason behind releasing (Shadi and Shokhan)’s murderer
16 June 2013 – WARVIN / MESOP – On (January 2, 2011) 18-year-old (Shadi) and 21-year-old (Shokhan) kidnapped suspiciously in Chamchamal and they were found dead a day after.
CHAMCHAMAL, warvin.org – 15.6.2013 – : The directorate of Garmian’s police spokesman major Hassan Muhammad confirmed the news, but he denied knowing the details about the reason of his release, Warvin website reported.