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KURDISTAN

Students, families will not be compelled to pay for school repairs: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Minister of Education Alan Hama Said said on Monday (November 11) that the ministry will prohibit schools in Sulaimani province from compelling students and t


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Sulaimani governor warns about meager kerosene allocation this winter

Governor of Sulaimani Haval Abubakr has told NRT that the governorate is worried about being able to provide sufficient supplies of kerosene to residents this winter.


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Garmian prosecution office ends strike, employees return to work

Staff at the Garmian General Prosecution Office said on Tuesday (November 12) that they will go back to work and resume their duties in court after a week-long strike, but will do so with certain dema


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KRG to restart small loan project benefiting young people: Ministry of Labour

The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs said on Monday (November 11) that the government plans to restart a small loan project in an effort to reduce youth unem


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Garmian strikers reject claims by KRG Judicial Council as baseless

Striking judges and lawyers in Garmian have rejected allegations made by the Kurdistan Region Judicial Council on Sunday (November 10) that one of the judges involved in the strike is implicated in a


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Two Peshmerga killed, two injured in personal dispute

Due to a fight between some of the Peshmerga in the 70s unit on Sunday (November 10) two Peshmerga died and two were injured.


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Strike at Garmian General Prosecution Office continues for fifth day

Lawyers and staff at the General Prosecution Office in Garmian remain on strike and have refused to go to the Kurdistan Region's Judicial Council for a hearing.


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NRT journalists arrested by court in Kalar, released on bail

A court in Kalar ordered the arrest of two NRT journalists on Sunday (November 10), after one of its senior judges filed a lawsuit against the pair.


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Following KRG decision for on-bond teachers, others hired during austerity years call for full contracts

A recent decision by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to grant on-bond teachers full and permanent contracts touched off protests on Sunday (November 10) from other public sector employees dema


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Two Kolbars shot and wounded by Iranian security forces: hospital official

Iranian security forces shot and injured two Kolbars (porters) on Saturday (November 9) in the border region between the Kurdistan Region and Iran.


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KRG, provincial councils to meet on Tuesday

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani is set to meet representatives of the provincial councils of Duhok, Erbil, and Sulaimani on Tuesday to discuss the roles and responsi


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Gorran National Assembly chooses four new coordinators

The Change Movement’s (Gorran) Secretary of Popular Affairs Brzo Majid said during a press conference on Saturday (November 9) that the National Assembly has chosen four new coordinators to handle a v


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'Kurdistan This Week' for November 9, 2019

NRT Digital Media broadcasts another episode of “Kurdistan This Week” on Saturday (November 9).


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KRG higher education ministry stops approvals for foreign study: document

The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has stopped approving student requests to study abroad, according to a new directive.


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Kurdistan Parliament speaker clarifies MERI absence, blames security company

The office of the speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament said on Thursday (November 7) that a misunderstanding prevented Speaker Rewaz Fayaq from attending a conference in Erbil and blamed a security com


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Strike at Garmian Prosecution Office continues for third day

A number of judges and general prosecutors at Garmian prosecution Office continued their strike for the third consecutive day and call for the courts to be independent and distancing from the politic


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Turkish offensive opportunity for Kurdish cause says PKK armed wing

Head of the People's Defense Forces (HPG) Murat Karayilan has said that the entry of foreign forces into northeastern Syria will not damage the Kurdish cause, but in fact is an opportunity to gain int


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New Generation’s Abdulwahid warns government mishandling sanitation sector

New Generation Movement President Shaswar Abdulwahid warned on Wednesday (November 6) that the government is mishandling the Kurdistan Region’s sanitation industry by imposing rules that place a new f


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Parliament Speaker prevented from entering MERI conference: reports

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Rewaz Fayaq was apparently prevented from entering the Rotana Hotel in Erbil with her car on Wednesday (November 6), which resulted in her leaving the venue and not attend


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Garmian Prosecution Office director criticizes injustice of Garmian courts

Director of the Garmian Prosecution Office Nzar Hassan Jaf said on Wednesday (November 6) said that his office’s employees would continue their strike because they were committed to creating fundament


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