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CPJ condemns continued detention of freelance journalist in Duhok

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the continued detention of freelance journalist Sherwan Amin Sherwani in Duhok and called for his immediate release.


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PUK could have candidate for Kurdistan Region’s President: KDP source

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) could have a candidate for the position of the Kurdistan Region’s President, a source from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said on Friday (February 22).


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No official contact between KDP and PUK since Feb. 18: spokesperson

According to a party official, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has had no official contact with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) since February 18.


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KIG undecided on joining new government: party spokesperson

Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) spokesperson Rebwar Hamad said on Thursday (February 21) that the party had not been assured about the agenda of the new government and, therefore, has not decided whethe


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KDP-PUK meeting canceled after PUK makes ask for Kurdistan President

The Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) negotiating delegation canceled a scheduled meeting with Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officials on Thursday (February 21) without setting a date for talks


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Missing Halabja child reunites with family 31 years after chemical attack

A man who went missing as a child during the chemical attack on Halabja was reunited with his family in Tehran on Thursday (February 21).


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KDP asked KIG to participate in new cabinet in phone call: member

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has asked the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) to participate in the new government during a phone call, a KIG member said on Thursday (February 21).


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NRT to take office, broadcast outside Kurdistan Region

Nalia Media Corporation (NMC) will take its office and broadcast outside the Kurdistan Region as a new phase to avoid pressure and threat of the authorities.


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Duhok Provincial Council files lawsuit over electricity contract

Head of the Duhok Provincial Council’s Fuel, Industry, and Power Committee Abdulsamad Teli said Wednesday (February 20) that the Council had filed a lawsuit with the Kurdistan Commission of Integrity


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New app locates hospitals and health centers in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Health Minister Rekawt Hama Rashid announced on Wednesday (February 20) the release of a smartphone app that can help connect patients with health centers.


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No agreement if PUK sacrifices, struggle not taken into account: Kosrat Rasoul

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) first deputy secretary general Kosrat Rasoul said on Wednesday (February 20) that they will not make any agreements if there are not balances in the agreements a


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Eight years since arson attack on NRT; Perpetrators remain free

Eight years have passed since a group of armed and masked men affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) attacked NRT’s main office in Sulaimani – firing high-powered rifle rounds into the


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Turkish warplanes resume strikes on Kurdistan Region

Turkish warplanes resumed airstrikes on the Kurdistan Region’s areas on Wednesday (February 20), nearly a month after protesters stormed a Turkish base in the region.


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Nine volunteers of New Generation arrested in Duhok released

Nine volunteers working with the New Generation Movement were arrested in Duhok on Wednesday (February 20) while protesting the continued detention of activists and journalists who were arrested follo


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Over 350 students use 200-square meter house in Sulaimani as classroom

More than 350 students are studying in a cramped 200-square meter house in a neighborhood in Sulaimani city.


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HDP co-chair Sezai Temelli facing charges: Van prosecutor

The public prosecutor in Van province said on Tuesday (February 19) an investigation has been opened into the activities of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Sezai Temelli.


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For Ezidi survivors of ISIS killings, the nightmares go on

Ever since Islamic State (ISIS) visited death and destruction on their villages in northern Iraq nearly five years ago, Ezidi Daoud Ibrahim and Kocher Hassan have had trouble sleeping.


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Second deputy speaker meets with heads of parties’ caucuses in parliament

Second Deputy Speaker of Kurdistan Parliament Muna Qahwachi met with the heads of parties’ caucuses to discuss the formation of Committee of Legislation.


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Text of KDP-Gorran agreement released

The text of the political agreement between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change Movement (Gorran) has been published after it was signed by the two parties earlier on Monday (February


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PUK will not join government unless political agreement with KDP signed

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) spokesperson Latif Sheikh Omar said on Monday (February 18) that his party will not attend future sessions of parliament, nor will it agree to join the new governmen


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