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Company attempts medicine fraud in Erbil: KIG lawmaker

Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) lawmaker in the Kurdistan Parliament Soran Omar on Tuesday (December 10) posted a video to his social media account alleging that a company in Erbil had tried to pass off


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Council of Ministers to meet on Wednesday, discuss pension bill

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers is set to hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday (December 11) to discuss a pension reform bill.


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KRG highlights role sheltering victims of violence

At an event marking Human Rights Day on Tuesday (December 10), Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari highlighted the role that the Region has played


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Snow, fog closes road between Soran and Raparin in Kurdistan Region (Photos)

Snow and fog have closed a road between Soran district and Raparin administration in the Kurdistan Region, an official said on Tuesday (December 10).


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KRG transfers part of its electricity to Kirkuk, Mosul: minister

As local residents grapple with electricity provision problems, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Electricity Kamal Salih noted on Tuesday (December 10) that a portion of the electricity


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Member of family from Halabja that was drugged, burned in Iran dies

A woman who was drugged and burned in Iran alongside her husband and mother died on Tuesday (December 10), an NRT reporter has said.


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Kurdistan President meets with political parties to create coalition in Baghdad

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with the Region's political parties on Tuesday (December 10) about creating a coalition in Baghdad.


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Violations against journalists at ‘dangerous level’ in Kirkuk: watchdog

A local press freedom watchdog has warned that violations against journalists have reached a “dangerous level” in Kirkuk.


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11 arrested over attempted murder of Halabja family in Iran: KRG envoy

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Representative to Iran Nazim Dabagh said eleven people were arrested for the attempted murder of a family from Halabja who were visiting Iran.


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Kurdistan Parliament to discuss electricity issue Tuesday

The Kurdistan Parliament will convene on Tuesday (December 10) to discuss the issues of electricity and fuel distribution in the Region.


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KRG visas allowing foreigners to travel outside Region still under discussion: airport

It remains unclear when the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) might be able to issue visas to foreigners that would allow them to travel to other governorates in Iraq without first going through the


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Authorities ban smoking in taxis and buses in Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Transport and Communications has banned smoking cigarettes in taxis and buses.


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Police officer kills brother and sister-in-law in Kifri

A police officer killed his brother and sister-in-law inside a police station in Kifri town on Monday (December 9).


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Former IMK leader Sdiq Abdulaziz dies in Sulaimani

Former leader of the Islamic Movement of Kurdistan (IMK) Sdiq Abdulaziz passed away on Monday (December 9) in Sulaimani after an illness.


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NRT director and presenter Shwan Adil released following lawsuit arrest on Monday

NRT director and presenter Shwan Adil is set to be bailed out on Monday (December 9) after he was arrested by order of a court in Sulaimani the previous day.


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Protesters block Penjwen’s main street over lack of electricity, kerosene

Residents in Penjwen on Monday (December 9) blocked the town's main roads to highlight problems with public services, especially electricity.


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New Generation leader criticizes new government's record on infrastructure, livelihoods

New Generation Movement President Shaswar Abdulwahid said on Sunday the livelihood of people would determine whether a government has been successful or has failed, in a response to the Kurdistan Regi


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Statement on arrest of NRT Presenter and Director Shwan Adil

Nalia Media Corporation's (NRT) statement on the arrest of NRT Presenter and Director Shwan Adil on December 8, 2019.


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Rain collapses part of Kifri Qaysari roof in Garmian administration (Photos)

A section of the roof of Kifri Qaysari collapsed on Saturday night (December 7) following heavy rain.


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Calf born with two heads, four front legs in Kurdistan Region

A calf was born with two heads and six legs in a village in the Kurdistan Region’s Garmian administration, the village’s leader said on Sunday (December 8).


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