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Kurdistan Region Security Council arrests six over 'smuggling oil'

The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) announced on Thursday (October 18) arrest of a group of people involved in illegal smuggling of oil.


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Kurdish forces rescue 19-year-old Ezidi woman in Syria: official

Kurdish forces on Thursday (October 18) rescued an Ezidi woman abducted to Syria by Islamic State (ISIS) militants four years ago, said the head of a rescue office.


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Locally refined petrol at least 350 IQD cheaper outside of Kurdistan Region

The price of locally refined petrol sold outside of the Kurdistan Region by the Iraqi government is at least 350 Iraqi dinars cheaper than what is being sold in areas under control of the Kurdistan Re


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Dental students from Sulaimani continue strike for seventh day in a row

Dental students and recent graduates of Sulaimani University on Thursday (October 18) continued their strike for a seventh consecutive day to protest the high unemployment rate in their field.


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Canadian Ambassador to Iraq meets New Generation President

Canadian Ambassador to Iraq Paul Gibbard met with President of the New Generation Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid in Sulaimani on Thursday (October 18).


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Iraq orders closure of General-Directorate for Nationality Certificates in Kurdistan: official

Baghdad has ordered the closure of the General-Directorate for Nationality Certificates in the Kurdistan Region, a senior official in the Kurdistan Ministry of the Interior has said.


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Employees at Kirkuk-Sulaimani customs checkpoint detained over taking bribes

All employees at the Kirkuk-Sulaimani customs checkpoint were detained on charges of taking bribes.


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AUIS partners with University of Arizona to offer dual degree program

The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) announced on Wednesday (October 17) that it will offer the first US undergraduate degree program in Iraq in a cooperative agreement with the Universit


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Outgoing Iraqi PM meets with Nechirvan Barzani in Baghdad

Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani, met on Wednesday (October 17) with outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Abadi in Baghdad.


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Several Kurdish officials, military officers taken into custody over ISIS trade

A number of Kurdish officials and military officers have been taken into custody over suspected business with Islamic State (ISIS) militants.


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Bodies of four migrants drowned in Aegean Sea repatriate to Kurdistan Region

The bodies of four Kurdish migrants who drowned in the Aegean Sea last week were repatriated to the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday (October 17).


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3 Faces wins Best Feature Film Award in Sulaimani International Film Festival

The awards ceremony for the Sulaimani International Film Festival was held on Tuesday (October 16), marking the conclusion of the six day event that saw the screening of more one than one hundred film


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New Generation President meets with US, UK, Chinese consul-generals

President of the New Generation Shaswar Abdulwahid discussed electoral fraud with the US, UK, and Chinese consul-generals during separate meetings in Erbil on Tuesday (October 16), a member of the Mov


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Kurdish security forces release truck drivers detained over protest

Truck drivers detained in the last two days during a protest at Bashmakh border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and Iran were released on Tuesday (October 16), NRT Digital Media reporter Omer Fa


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Iranian security official warns Kolbars not to cross the border 'illegally'

Iranian Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs, Hussein Zulfaqari, on Tuesday (October 16) warned porters (Kolbars) not to cross the border “illegally,” otherwise they would be shot.


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One year on since Iraqi forces took control of Kirkuk and the disputed areas

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Iraqi central government forces taking control of several previously Kurdish-held areas, including Kirkuk.


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Security forces arrest 50 protesting truck drivers at Bashmakh border crossing

Truck drivers resumed their strike for a third consecutive day at Bashmakh border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and Iran on Tuesday (October 16) after around 50 of protesting drivers were arre


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Iraqi forces arrest Kurdish activist in Kirkuk

Iraqi security forces detained Kurdish activist Adham Juma late on Monday (October 15) after he called for a strike in Kirkuk and the end of military rule in the city.


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US Deputy Secretary of State calls for continued Baghdad-Erbil talks

US Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in Erbil on Monday (October 15), calling for continued talks between the Kur


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New Generation President and Dutch ambassador discuss Kurdistan election

President of the New Generation Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid met with Dutch Ambassador to Iraq Matthijs Wolters in Sulaimani on Monday (October 15), Movement spokesman Kazim Faruq said.


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