Representative Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman this month held meetings with officials at the White House, Department of Energy, Congress, and the American Chamber of Commerce Kurdistan.
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.
On December 17th, every year, the Kurdistani people celebrate Kurdistan Flag Day by festooning their homes, schools, and places of work with our colorful flag, or Alaî Rengîn in Kurdish.
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. Ms. Keary says that Kurdistan Region alone would be in the top five most contaminated countries in the world affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance, while Iraq as a whole is in the top three. She also shares what MAG is doing to empower local communities in Kurdistan, Sinjar, and across Iraq to clear their farms, villages, and towns from these deadly devices.
'This week, we expect to sign a major deal that will be the basis of our digital transformation agenda, bringing public and government services to the fingertips of citizens, businesses and government bodies,' said Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, in a keynote speech delivered at the opening of a conference hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the United States.
Representative Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman briefed members of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts on Thursday, November 12 on the growing partnership between the Kurdistan Region and the United States.