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 Kurdistan Region-Iraq News in brief

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Kurdistan Region-Iraq News in brief  26.7.2007

July 26, 2007 -  Sulaimaniyah, Erbil-Hewler, Duhok, Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Iraq)

Head of German Green Party Visits Sulaimaniyah University

Sulaimaniyah, -- A delegation of German Green Party hosted by PUK Politburo visited Sulaimaniyah University and met with Dr. Ali Saeed, head of Sulaimani University and his deputy on July 26.

During a meeting they talked about the enrollment system in Sulaimaniyah University and its scientific level. Later they made a tour to the university’s departments .
Head of the Green Party, Cloddy Rose during a statement pointed to the stability of Sulaimaniyah city as compared to the other Iraqi areas and said that this progress is a step towards the city’s development in the social and scientific aspects.

Blast kills, injures 31 civilians in Kirkuk (VOI)

Kirkuk, Kurdistan region border with (Iraq), -- July 26, -- At least six civilians were killed and 25 others were injured in a car bomb blast on Thursday afternoon in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, a local police source said.

"A car rigged with explosives blew up today at 6:00 pm in a crowded market in Kirkuk, killing six civilians and injuring 25 others,” the source, who preferred his name not be mentioned, said. The source added "the wounded were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment, while the bodies were sent to a Kirkuk hospital morgue."

"Some commercial shops were also damaged because of the blast," the source said.
Kirkuk city is a Kurdistani city and it lies just south border of the Kurdistan autonomous region. Based on Iraq's Constitution a referendum is to be held in late 2007 to decide whether the oil-rich Kurdish province should be annexed to the safe semiautonomous Kurdistan region in Iraq's north.

A Dcephalic Child Born in Erbil

Erbil, -- On July 25 a dicephalic child is borne in Erbil birth hospital who has three hands, and three feet and immediately after birth died. In this rare incident which happened in the capital city of Erbil, in Kurdistan region also happens such incidents, therefore, and that appears in the picture was seen several times in the world TV channels.

Doctors have already stated the cause of such incidents is during early ovum impregnating and entering two sperms at the time into the mother’s womb and it’s a natural case. Those children who born in such cases, some of them will live and then they will be splinted from each other through surgery and the possibility of life after surgery are rare.

Iraqi President Talabani Arrives Sulaimaniyah city

Sulaimaniyah, -- His Excellency ,Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, arrived at Sulaimaniyah International Airport on Wednesday ,received by Kosrat Rasul Ali, deputy president of Kurdistan Region and several PUK Politburo and Leadership Committee members on late July 25.

Speaking to the reporters his Excellency said that he will meet Massoud Barzani, Kurdistan Region President, on tomorrow and will talk about the bilateral relations between PUK and KDP and the KRG affaires.
Regarding the national reconciliation process his Excellency stated that the process is going on in a good way successfully.
Concerning the recent visit of Ibrahim al-Jafari, the former PM of Iraq, to Kurdistan Region his Excellency described the visit as a successful one and said that his visit had positive impacts.

An International Border Gate with Iran “Bashmakh” to be opened on July 26

Sulaimaniyah, -- On July 26 at about 9:00 am local time “Bashmakh” border gate will be opened as an international borer gate, an official source said.

In attendance of several KRG officials, including Mr. Dana Ahmed Majid, Sulaimaniyah governor, heads of associated offices like Passport and Residence Office and Customs Office, and a delegation of the Iranian Kurdish city of Sinah, including the city’s governor, Bashmakh border gate officially will be opened.

After opening the gate, the Iranian delegation visits Sulaimani to sign a protocol on formalization of Bashmakh gate as an international border gate, the source stated.

In Bashmakh gate previously only Iranian products were entered into the Kurdistan Region, but hence after according to the protocol to be signed and after formalization of the gate, we can export products from Kurdistan Region into the territories of Islamic Republic of Iran, the source clarified.

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