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KURDISTAN

Oil transports from Garmian to Erbil halted after controversial remarks from PUK leader

Tens of tankers transporting oil of Hasira and Chiasurgh oilfields to the refineries in Erbil were stopped at the checkpoints in Garmian administration on Wednesday (June 19), a security (Asayish) sou


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Kurdistan Region and UNITAD cooperate to document ISIS crimes

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani said that the Region is ready to help Baghdad and the UN investigators regarding the documentation into Islamic State (ISIS) crimes and search for mass gra


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Over three million tourists visited Kurdistan Region in 2018: tourism board

The Kurdistan Region’s General Board of Tourism said more than three million tourists had visited the region last year, bringing the revenue to $955 million.


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Kurdistan Islamic Group won’t participate in new government: leader

The Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) Emir Ali Bapir said on Tuesday (June 18) the party would not participate in the new cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).


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Turkish military shells village in Kurdistan Region

Turkish military shelled a village in the Kurdistan Region’s sub-district of Kani Masi on Tuesday (June 19), causing damages to the area.


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Gorran and Kurdistan Islamic Group meet to discuss government formation

Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Islamic Group met on Tuesday (June 18) to discuss the formation of a new cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).


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KDP says candidate for Kirkuk governor should be jointly selected with PUK

Spokesperson for the Democratic Kurdistan Party (KDP) Mahmoud Muhammad said that the candidate for the Kirkuk governorship would be a joint candidate between his party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdi


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KRG PM-designate says PUK will abide by its agreement with KDP

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will abide by its agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), said Prime Minister designate Masrour Barzani.


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PM-designate arrives in Sulaimani to meet PUK, Gorran officials

Prime Minister designate of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) arrived in Sulaimani on Monday (June 17) to meet officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran).


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Without Kirkuk governorship deal, PUK won’t participate in new KRG cabinet: official

Member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership Saman Garmiani said on Sunday (June 16) that his party would not take part in the formation of the new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) c


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New Generation MP takes legal actions against KRG over employees’ salaries

New Generation lawmaker Kawa Abdulqadir has started taking legal actions against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for not paying three months’ worth of salary payment to the employees.


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Turkey imposes curfew on Hakkari, four towns

Turkish authorities have imposed a curfew on Hakkari province and four towns due to military operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).


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More talks needed to resolve issues between Erbil and Baghdad: Minister

Iraqi Minister of Finance Fuad Hussein said more talks are needed to resolve the outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad.


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KRG PM-designate to meet PUK, Gorran officials in Sulaimani

Prime Minister-designate of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masrour Barzani is expected to visit Sulaimani on Sunday (June 15).


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Our participation in new KRG cabinet does not mean we will be silent about corruption: Gorran

Head of the Change Movement (Gorran) caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament Ali Hama Salih said on Friday (June 14) his party’s participation in the new Kurdistan regional Government (KRG) cabinet did not


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New Generation Movement to file suit against KRG, alleging budget transfers from Baghdad misspent

New Generation Movement lawmaker Kawa Abdulqadr said on Friday ​(June 14) that his Movement ​will file a lawsuit against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) next week ​over withholding three mont


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Five people wounded in gunfight between two tribes in Akre’s Bazhera village

Five people were wounded in a fight between two families in Bazhera village in Akre district on Thursday (June 13), according to the Akre Health Directorate.


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Fires break out on farmlands in Qara Hanjir villages: official

Fires broke out on farmlands in Qara Hanjir sub-district in east of Kirkuk city on Thursday (June 13), an official said.


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US delegation visits Rojava

A US delegation visited Syria’s Kurdish areas on Wednesday (June 12) discussed the country’s support for the people in northern and eastern Syria, Hawar News Agency reported.


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Turkish warplanes bomb petrol station on outskirt of Amedi

Turkish warplanes bombed a petrol station near Amedi district on Wednesday (June 12).


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