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New Kirkuk governor will be decided soon: PUK By Rudaw 23 hours ago Khalid Shwani’s name has been floated as a possible candidate for the post of Kirkuk governor. File photo: Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan – A new candidate for the post of Kirkuk governor has been floated by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) as the province remains in political limbo and objections were raised about the PUK’s first nominee. The PUK and KDP expect to reach an agreement on the candidate soon. “The position of Kirkuk’s governor is for the Kurds and it’s the
ISIS arrests 40 of its elements who fled from Mataibija area By Abdelhak Mamoun - Jul 9, 2015 (IraqiNews.com) Diyala – The president of the security committee in Diyala provincial council, Sadiq al-Husseini, announced on Thursday, that ISIS arrested more than 40 of its elements, who fled from Mataibija area, noting that ISIS had transferred them to an area in the outskirts of Hawija district in Kirkuk. Husseini said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “ISIS organization, which is based in Hawija south of Kirkuk, arrested more than 40 of its elements, including field leaders,