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June 21, 2017

Rushi Parmar lives in Keshod, a Western Indian town so small it has one park, a single-screen movie hall and no shopping mall. For clever kids like Parmar, who is 12 and heading into seventh grade, the only option for a decent education used to be traveling to a bigger city at least three-and-a-half hours away. That wasn't happening, so Parmar downloaded an app from the online education company BYJU'S and started learning math and"...

New dam in Iran reduces water supply in Kurdish border...
June 25, 2017

The construction of a dam by Iran on a river that flows across the border into the town of Qaladze in the Kurdistan Region has led to a major reduction of water and the Kurdish minister of agriculture says that he plans to raise the issue with the Iranian authorities on a visit.

“Iran has constructed a dam in Sardasht, leading to a decrease in water flowing from Khas river into Qaladze,”"...


June 25, 2017

Dilan Lurr and his sister Lezan often ask themselves where would they be now if their parents had not left Iraq when they were children.

Would they be fighting against Islamic State like their cousins back in Kirkuk?

What is almost certain they would not be showing their first collection at Paris fashion week sandwiched in Friday’s schedule between storied brands such"...

June 25, 2017

Research conducted by a Kurdish doctor has shown that cancer rates in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq have increased considerably and he has warned that half of population will face the risk of cancer in three years if steps are not taken to prevent the disease.

“Iraq isn’t one of the countries with the highest cancer rate. Rather, it is one of the countries where cancer spreads quickly. The rate at which people contract cancer has increased"...

June 25, 2017

Crude oil prices were up on Saturday (June 24) compared to the previous close.

The price of Brent oil was at $45.66 up from $45.22 and U.S. WTI crude was at $43.12 from $42.474.

OPEC decided to extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018, OPEC delegates said, as the producer group battles a global glut of crude after seeing prices halve and revenues drop sharply"...

June 25, 2017

Erbil Governor Nawzad Hadi said up to 13,000 tourists came to the capital of the Kurdistan Region in just one day on Sunday (June 25).

Hadi told NRT the number of tourists coming to the Kurdistan Region during the Eid al-Fitr holiday will increase in the next few days.

“All measures have been taken to pass Eid al-Fitr peacefully,” the governor added.


June 25, 2017

The U.S. dollar to Iraqi dinar (IQD) exchange rate was up in the Kurdistan Region’s currency markets on Saturday (June 24).

Broker Dana Mawlud told NRT that $100 U.S. was selling at 125,500 IQD early in the day, 250 IQD higher than the previous day.

Mawlud also reported that 100 British pounds was at 157,000 IQD and the euro was at 138,000 IQD.