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 Kurdistan Region-Iraq News in brief

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Kurdistan Region-Iraq News in brief  27.10.2008

October 27, 2008 -  Sulaimaniyah, Erbil-Hewler, Duhok, Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region 'Iraq'

2 German medical teams to treat cardiac patients in Erbil

Erbil: Two German medical teams, specialized in cardiac surgery, arrived on Monday in Erbil to treat cardiac patients during a 10-day visit, the director of the Erbil center for Cardiac Surgery said.

“The two teams consist of seven doctors specialized in cardiac surgeries and will stay in Erbil for ten days,” Dr. Kamel Namiq told VOI.

“Their visit came within the agreement signed last April between Rostock and Bon universities with the Erbil center for Cardiac Surgery,” he noted.

Kurdistan Region Parliament discusses polygamy

Kurdistan Region Parliament held a session Monday to discuss the Personal Status Code. At the beginning of the session, Speaker of the Kurdistan Region Parliament, Adnan Mufti, presented the law for voting, and by the majority of the voters they decided to discuss the draft law.

The committees of Human rights, endowment, parliament legal committee, and women supporting committee read their reports, and the lawmakers expressed their views about the article related to polygamy.

During the session the parliament by the majority vote decided that the Conditional polygamy to remain in the draft law. It is expected that on Tuesday, Kurdistan Region Parliament to continue discussing other articles of the draft law.

Kurdistan President Barzani heads to U.S.

Dr. Fuad Hussein, head of Kurdistan Region Presidency Divan stated that Kurdistan region President Massoud Barzani headed Monday to U.S. in response to an official invitation from American President George W. Bush.

President Barzani is heading a high ranking delegation includes Dr. Barham Ahmed Salih, Roj Nouri Shawis, Massror Barzani, Fuad Hussein, Ashti Hawrami, Falah Mustafa and Qubad Talabani.

“President Barzani will meet American President Bush, his deputy Dick Cheney, secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, head of National Security Council and a number of American officials”, Dr. Fuad added.

It is decided that President Barzani will meet also with American senators from the Republican and Democratic parties, as well as he and his accompanied delegation will meet several officials at the strategic researches centers.

Kurdistan Parliament held meeting to discuss Personal Status Code project

Kurdistan Parliament started meeting early today to discuss Personal Status Code project and the meeting is going on.
Civil community organizations and women organizations join together in front of parliament building before starting the meeting.
The head of Khatuzin Centre for women affairs told PUKmedia, ‘We are going to support women’s requests; saying that we want the law to be approved according to women’s interests.

Turkish artillery started shelling Kurdistan region borders

Turkish artillery started again to shell several villages on the Kurdistan region border on Sunday night for 1 hour.

A source from the area said that last night Turkish artillery heavily shelled Shewi, Brindar cave and Kara villages in Nerwa area and Kamji and Shamki villages in Rekan area in Deraluk sub- district in Amedi district.

The causalities and damages of the shelling are unknown, the source added.

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