This Week in History
December 4, 1992
Typhoon Bopha made landfall in the Philippines killing at least 81 people in December 4, 2012.
December 5, 2007
- Heard center for surgical operations was opened in Erbil by Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, in December 5, 2007.
December 6, 2003
- Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party held its fourth conference in Sulaimaniya in December 6, 2003.
December 7, 1986
- The famous Kurdish poet, Kamaran Mukry passed away in Erbil in December 7, 1986 and was buried in Sulaimaniya city.
- U.S. President, Barrack Obama, reiterated U.S. government’s support for Kurdish issues through a phone call to President of Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani, in December 7, 2009.
December 8, 2012
- The Kurdish journalist, Dlovan Barwary, the correspondent of Washington Post Newspaper, won an international award among over 1300 international journalists in Brussels in Belgium in December 18, 2012.
December 9, 1963
The famous Kurdish singer, Sewa, passed away in his 72 ages years old in Koya in December 9, 1963.
December 10, 2003
-A special court was established for trying Iraqi former president, Saddam Hussein, in December 10, 2003.
-Iranian President, Mohammed Khatemi, received Kurdistan region President, Masoud Barznai in Tehran in December 10, 2002.
December 11, 1936
After ruling for less than one year, Edward VIII becomes the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne in December 11, 1936.