Kurdistan Region-Iraq News in brief
October 28, 2008 - Sulaimaniyah,
Erbil-Hewler, Duhok, Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region 'Iraq'
Prices increased in
Kurdistan in September – ASK
The international organization of American Society
for Kurds (ASK) on Tuesday said that prices in the
Iraqi Kurdistan region increased by less than one
percent last September.
“The price of goods in the Iraqi Kurdistan region
increased by 0.6438 percent,” said a report issued
“The rental prices for real-estate in Erbil and
other Iraqi Kurdish cities also increased,” it
ASK is a U.S.-Kurdish organization that was founded
in the U.S. in 1997, and have been operating in the
Iraqi Kurdistan region since 1999, through a major
office at the region’s capital city, Erbil.
Trade delegation from
Sulaimaniyah chamber to Bursa fair
Deputy Head of Sulaimaniyah chamber of industry and
commerce on Tuesday said that a delegation from the
chamber will participate in Bursa International Fair
in Turkey by the end of coming month.
“The fair will take place from November 27 until
December 1, 2008,” Newzad Ahmed Kareem told VOI.
“The fair is devoted to construction, power, and
electrical stuffs,” he said
The Sulaimaniyah chamber of commerce and industry
participates in most of the fairs taking place
Iranian trade delegation in
Sulaimaniyah: An Iranian trade delegation, led by
the governor of the Iranian Kermanshah city, will
arrive tomorrow, Wednesday in Sulaimaniyah city in
preparation for an exhibition that is scheduled to
take place next month.
“Upon its arrival, the delegation will meet with
representatives of Sulaimaniyah’s Chamber of
Industry and Commerce to discuss the latest
preparations for an Iranian exhibition that is due
to take place in the city at the end of the next
month,” a member of the administrative committee of
the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Sulaimaniya
province, Yasseen Raheem, said.
The exhibition will be held in Sulaimaniyah’s
Talslouja district from November 25-28, in
cooperation with the chambers of commerce in
Sulaimaniyah and Kermanshah.
Kurdish military official
survives attempt in Touz
A senior Kurdish security official escaped an
attempt on his life with an improvised explosive
device that targeted his vehicle in central Touz
Khormato district, Salah al-Din province, on
Tuesday, a security source said.
“An IED went off near the vehicle of Shawan
Mohammed, the chief of the Kurdish security agency
Asayesh, near a court building in central Touz
Khormato district, (80 km) south of Kirkuk
province,” the source told VOI.
“Mohammed survived the explosive attempt unscathed
but his vehicle was severely damaged,” the source
added, not giving more details.
Turkish jetfighters resume
bombing Kurdistan region border areas
Once more the Turkish jetfighters bombarded the
border areas in Iraqi Kurdistan region. A well
informed source in Sidakan sub-district in Soran
district in the northwest of Erbil province said
that 2 Turkish jetfighters bombarded Wadi Deri and
Bejwanan village that are located 2 km from Sidakan
The source added that the bombing hit sheep cattle
and left many killed, also damaged the farms and
properties of the area’s residents.
Bearing in mind, the Turkish jetfighters and
artillery hit the border areas in Kurdistan region
to target the PKK, the matter which caused panic
among the residents and forced them to desert their
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 Arbil for ten
days,” Dr. Kamel Nameq told Aswat al-Iraq.
“Their visit came within the agreement signed last
April between Rostock and Bon universities with the
Arbil center for Cardiac Surgery,” he noted.
Kurdish girl becomes head
of Mayer council in Rasipory province in Finland
In the frame of the elections which have been held
every 4 years across Finland, a Kurdish girl has won
the election for the head of Rasipory Province
aforementioned council on October 26/27. The girl is
from Kirkuk city, and she has entered Finland for 4
During her residency in Finland, she completed the
Administration and Economic College there. The new
head of Mayer council in Rasipory province who is
25, Media Zaher Hatem, said about her candidate to
Kurdistani Nwe that she nominated herself for
Finland Swedish party (SFP-RKP), and has got the
She also added that her party got 5130 votes in 3
cities, and it has got 27 seats, adding that she
will start her work on January 1st, 2008 for the
next 4 years. Media expressed her delight as a
Kurdistan Region girl for obtaining the
aforementioned position, and she confirmed that she
will use all her efforts to recognize the Kurdistan
Region issues in the foreign centers and to support
the rights of her country refuges.
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