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A discussion about ARCH International’s restoration of the tomb of the Prophet Nahum

With ISIS only a few miles away, you'd think that the last thing an American NGO would want to do is start considering restoring a tomb in Iraq of a prophet from the Old Testament. But that's exactly what ARCH International did in 2014 when it began to look at the tomb of Prophet Nahom in Al Qosh.

Minister Dizayee meets with Swedish Ambassador to Iraq

Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) met with Ambassador of Sweden to Iraq, Lars Ronnas, on December 10.

Minister Dizayee receives Expertise France Programme Director for Iraq

Head of the KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Safeen Dizayee met on December 10, the Programme Director of Expertise France (EF) office for Iraq, Fabrice Boussalem.

Hussein Alqaidi awards at the Gala of Sergio Vieira De Mello

The Gala of awarding the Polish Prize of Sergio Vieira de Mello, was held on December 10, organized by Villa Decius Association. This year, due to covid-19 pandemic, it was organized in on-line mode. Awards were presented in three categories: “person”, “non-governmental organization”, “honorary prize”. Hussein Alqaidi- head and founder of Kidnapped Yazidi Rescue Office became laureate in the category “person”.

Kurdistan in America Podcast: Interview with MAG's Kathy Keary

In this episode of the Kurdistan In America podcast, our guest Kathy Keary, the US Strategic Partnerships Advisor for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) — a demining organization that has been working in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq since 1992—discusses her experience in the Kurdistan Region and Sinjar.

KRG UK in partnership with Kurdish Progress host Minister Dizayee for a virtual briefing with British MPs and Lords

The Head of Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), HE Safeen Dizayee briefed the British MPs and Lords in a virtual roundtable discussion organised by the KRG UK Representation in partnership with the Kurdish Progress to debate a range of matters, including the Political, security and economic developments in Kurdistan and the wider region.

Signing of the letter of intent between KRG Representative in Poland and President of Fine Arts Academy in Krakow

Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative in Poland and professor Andrzej Bednarczyk, president of Jan Matejko Fine Arts Academy in Krakow (ASP), signed a letter of intent.

Minister Safeen Dizayee meets with USCIRF V-Chair and Commissioner, Nadine Menza

Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) met on Thursday with Ms. Nadine Menza, the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and her accompanying delegation.


Head of Kidnapped Yazidi Rescue Office, awards Polish Sergio Vieira De Mello Prize

Villa Decius Association has just announced winners of seventeenth edition of Polish Sergio De Mello Prize. The award is given for persons and organization deserved in activity in support of protection and promotion of human rights, and peaceful coexistence and cooperation of societies, religions and cultures. In the category “person” the winner is Hussein Alqaidi.

Minister Safeen Dizayee meets with Russian Consul General, Oleg Levin

Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the KRG’s Department of Foreign met on Wednesday with the Consul General Oleg Levin of the Russian Federation in the Kurdistan Region.