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Kurdistan region of Iraq (KR-I) most affected by recent wave of violence with over 850,000 displaced Iraqis this year Up to 1,8 Million Iraqis nationwide have been displaced since January 2014 Erbil: A comprehensive count carried out jointly by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the United Nations indicates that some 850,000 Iraqis have been […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—   August 29, 2014   On Thursday, August 28, 2014 the terrorists calling themselves the “Islamic State” (IS) released a video depicting the beheading of a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter. The video also showed captured Peshmerga being forced to denounce US-Kurdish cooperation against IS, as well as a parade of heavy military equipment […]

August 21, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – On August 20, 2014, the U.S. National Security Council confirmed the authenticity of a video purporting to be the execution of James Foley, a U.S. national who had been working in Syria as a journalist. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) joins the international community in condemning in the […]

Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq ( – The Kurdistan Regional Government would like to express its gratitude, appreciation, and indebtedness to President Barack Obama for taking the timely decision to provide airstrikes against the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorist group that was killing, hunting, and terrifying innocent people in Kurdistan as […]

The humanitarian crisis is dire and the numbers of those affected are overwhelming.  Providing assistance is the moral and ethical obligation of every government, private entity and individual able to assist. Some of the latest news to come out of Kurdistan: 1.2 million people have been displaced in Iraq since January, the majority of whom […]

Date: Saturday August 16, 2014 Time: 11:30 AM Location: Lafayette Square, located in front of the White House CONTACT: Hikmet Bamarni, Email:, Tel. 703.352.2602   The Kurdish community will host a united demonstration in solidarity with the Peshmerga (Freedom Fighters), and persecuted minority groups – especially the Yezidis – in Kurdistan and to call […]

Statement by the KRG Ministry of Natural Resources 9 August 2014 Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) attaches the highest priority to the safety and security of all oil industry workers and their operations in the Kurdistan Region.  The MNR remains in constant contact with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) security […]

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