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1,497 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday (January 25) it officially recorded 1,581 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Three arrested in Sulaimani for fraud over selling magic spells through Facebook

Security forces arrested three people on charges of fraud after they were allegedly offering magic spells over social media in the Kurdistan Region, the police directorate in Sulaimani announced on Tuesday.


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Member says New Generation and people of Kurdistan can change Region

The deputy head of the New Generation Movement (NGM) caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament, Kawa Abdulqadir, said on Monday (January 24) the movement and the people of the Kurdistan Region form a majority who can change the Region.


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KRG Higher Education Ministry now requires employees get vaccinated

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Higher Education announced on Monday (January 24) employees must get vaccinated for the coronavirus by February 1.


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1,581 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Monday (January 24) it officially recorded 1,581 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Secretary-General: Security gap between Kurdish, Iraqi forces persists

The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, Jabar Yawar, said on Sunday (January 23) the security gap between Iraqi and Kurdish forces still exists, despite “continuous cooperation.”


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KRG announces limited reopening of border with Rojava

The head of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Foreign Media Relations, Lawk Ghafuri, said on Sunday (January 23) the Semalka/Fish Khabur border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and Rojava will reopen on a limited basis for trade.


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PUK affirms its right to nominate candidate to presidency

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) General Leadership Council reiterated its right to nominate its own candidate for the position of president of Iraq during a party meeting on Sunday (January 23).


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1,122 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Sunday (January 23) it officially recorded 1,122 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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KRG PM meets with Peshmerga, interior ministers to discuss ISIS threat

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with Peshmerga Minister Shorsh Ismael and Minister of Interior Rebar Ahmed on Sunday (January 23) to discuss the threat of recent Islamic State (ISIS) activity, official media reported.


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Sulaimani’s Penjwen remains coldest spot in Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Region’s weather directorate said on Sunday (January 23) Penjwen once again had the lowest recorded temperature for the day, reaching – 25C in the last 24 hours.


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580 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (January 22) it officially recorded 580 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Peshmerga Ministry says revival of ISIS sleeper cells ‘notable threat’

The Peshmerga Ministry on Saturday (January 22) called for a review of security procedures in light of a renewed threat from Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cells, after an attack from the militant group that killed 11 members of Iraqi forces in Diyala.


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Construction vehicle plunges off roadside while clearing snow

A man died after his vehicle fell off the edge of a road he was clearing of snow in Sulaimani governorate on Friday (January 21).


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Sulaimani’s Penjwen coldest in Kurdistan Region: directorate

The Kurdistan Region's General Directorate of Meteorology and Seismology said on Friday (January 21) that Penjwen district in Sulaimani governorate recorded the lowest temperature of - 16C in the Kurdistan Region in the last 24 hours.


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(Video) Truck drivers stranded for over 12 hours send video hoping for rescue

A group of oil tanker drivers have been stuck for over 12 hours on a road in Sulaimani province’s Chamchamal district on Thursday (January 20) with no one coming to their rescue.


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Directorate completely shuts down traffic in Koya

Koya’s traffic directorate announced on Thursday that all roads in the city are shut down in order to prevent accidents after snowfall and ice have made travel dangerous in the city.


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Camps in Kurdistan Region receive fuel supplies: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Migration and Displacement said on Thursday (January 20) supplies including fuel and food are being distributed to residents of camps in the Kurdistan Region, state media reported.


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Man dies in attempted rescue from wrecked car in Kurdistan Region

The Darbandikhan Health Directorate said on Thursday (January 20) a man died in an attempt to rescue his injured brother from a car after a traffic accident.


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Erbil’s Haji Omeran coldest in Kurdistan Region: directorate

The Kurdistan Region’s General Directorate of Meteorology and Seismology said on Thursday (January 20) that Erbil’s Haji Omeran area recorded the lowest temperature of minus 6 Celsius in the Region in the last 24 hours.


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