Historically, Syrian Kurds have been banned from owning bookstores, printing presses and television stations, however, all of this has changed with the start of the Syrian conflict, which has allowed the Kurds to have more autonomous rule over their villages and cities.
On Wednesday, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) political bureau said that the agreement, which will form the new cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), will be signed next week.
According to Latif Sheikh Omar, the spokesperson for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the party is ready to hold a new round of government formation talks with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).
The Iraqi Central Government has begun implementing its order to remove customs checkpoints between the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and other Iraqi cities. Baghdad has also added that no taxes are to be levied on the goods on their way to central and southern Iraq.
After years of stagnant politics, unpaid salaries and corruption, Kurds have lost faith in politics. This shrunk the turnout of registered Kurdish voters for the upcoming parliamentary elections. However, observers say that this election could disrupt the delicate balance of power between the main Kurdish parties.
Amid objections to timing, campaigning for Kurdistan Region's Parliamentary elections has kicked off on Tuesday. Voters will be seeing election campaigns scattered throughout the region, of nominees running to win one of the 111 seats in the Kurdish parliament.
Annually held on the 19th of August to honour humanitarian workers and civilians who lost their lives working on humanitarian projects, the World Humanitarian Day is being celebrated by many Syrian aid workers who have been working with Syrian refugees in Jordan.
During the General Conference of the Unions of Religious Leaders in the Kurdistan Leader, KRG President Nechirvan Barzani warns of the spread of extremist ideology and says that his government is doing its best to counter their influence in the region.