Kurdistan’s Regional Government (KRG) has failed to pay the salary of a significant number of Kurdish armed forces (Pêşmerge) although according to recent estimates, Southern Kurdistan contains around 45 billion barrels of oil – 6th largest oil reserve in the world.
The case of a 16-year-old Kurdish refugee from Syria who was gang-raped and dumped on a lone street afterwards in Southern Kurdistan’s Hewler city was widely reported a few weeks ago. Continue reading
A 16-year-old Kurdish Syrian refugee was kidnapped and gang-raped by 6 men in Southern Kurdistan’s Erbil city. She is from the city of Kobane (also referred to as ‘Ayn al-‘Arab), and local news agencies have reported that she was repeatedly raped by 6 men while returning from work. Continue reading
The demonisation of political leaders and imprisonment is contingent upon the world’s political climate, and this is an undisputed historical fact. What strikes me as odd is how easily we perceive one political figurative leader to be a “terrorist” and another a “freedom fighter” when similar approaches have been embodied in the fight towards social justice. Continue reading
The Kurdistan parliament has passed a law that will permit the President of Kurdistan to prolong his term in office for two years. Constitutionally, a Parliament does not have the legal right to prolong its own term. Continue reading
Begging in Kurdistan has become a business – a type of business that exploits children and women. Continue reading