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Police arrest three suspects in attack on physician in Sulaimani

Three men who have been accused of attacking and wounding an orthopedic physician in Sulaimani several days ago surrendered themselves to police on Wednesday (January 23).


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Turkish ban on flights to Sulaimani airport to be lifted Friday: minister

Turkish Transport Minister Cahit Turhan said a ban on flights to Sulaimani International Airport would be lifted on Friday (January 25).


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Bomb explodes in Afrin's Rajo district: reports

A bomb has exploded in the Rajo district of Afrin in northwestern Syria.


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Resumption of flights between Turkey and Sulaimani delayed by two days for technical reasons

The resumption of flights between Sulaimani International Airport and Turkey airports has been delayed by several days, according to airport officials.


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Gorran, KDP have confidence building talks, but no breakthrough

Negotiating delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change Movement (Gorran) met at the Pirmam resort in Erbil on Tuesday (January 22) for government formation talks.


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US troops withdrawing from Syria haven’t deployed to Kurdistan Region: senior official

US troops withdrawing from Syria have not deployed to the Kurdistan Region, said a senior Peshmerga official.


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Security forces prohibited activism about Afrin in Sulaimani, says PYD

The Asayish (security) in Sulaimani has reportedly prevented activists from holding events highlighting the situation in Afrin, according the representative of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) said on


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KDP gives three options to PUK on Kirkuk governor issue: source

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has given three possible options to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) about how to resolve disagreements between the two parties over Kirkuk governorate, a so


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KDP, PUK haven’t reached deal on government formation: source

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have not yet reconciled their differences over several important issues that are blocking the way forward to forming a n


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Six Kurdish factions call on KRG, Iraqi government to abide by budget law

Six Kurdish factions in the Iraqi parliament called on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the central government to abide by federal budget law after it is adopted by the Iraqi parliament. ​


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Funding for projects in Kurdistan Region added to draft federal budget

A member of the Council of Representatives’ Finance Committee, Ahmad Haji Rashid, said on Monday (January 21) that several areas in the Kurdistan Region are set to receive funding in the draft federal


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UK Consul General Martyn Warr meets with New Generation President Shaswar Abdulwahid in Erbil

United Kingdom Consul General Martyn Warr met with President of the New Generation Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid in Erbil on Monday (January 21).


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Police arrest two in Kasnazan on charges of narcotics trafficking

The Erbil Police Directorate General announced on Monday (January 21) that their forces had arrested two people on narcotics trafficking charges in Kasnazan sub-district.


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Kosrat Rasul’s press office rejects allegation he was involved in attack on orthopedic physician

The press office of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan deputy secretary general Kosrat Rasul said on Monday (January 21) that there was no connection between the politician and an attack on an orthopedic ph


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Ski season in full swing in Penjwen (Video)

Since 2011, tourists have come to ski in the Kurdistan Region's Penjwen district. With recent snow storms and an upcoming festival, the next few weeks are the ideal time to hit the slopes.


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KDP, PUK start another round of talks to form new government

Another round of talks between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on the formation of a new cabinet has started in Sulaimani city.


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KRG increases tariffs on alcoholic drinks, cigarettes by 100 percent

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has decided to increase tariffs on imports of alcoholic drinks and cigarettes by 100 percent, in an effort to improve the health of people living in the Region.


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US aware of need to protect Kurds, says French defense minister

The United States is increasingly aware of the importance of protecting its Syrian Kurdish allies even as it pulls troops out of Syria, said French Defense Minister Florence Parly.


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Turkish warplanes bomb Shkanian village in Erbil’s Soran district

Turkish warplanes bombed Shkanian village in the Bradost area of Soran district on Sunday evening (January 20).


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New Generation slams parties seeking to join KDP, PUK in government

The New Generation Movement said in a statement on Sunday (January 20) that it would view parties who took part in the new cabinet as being part of the Kurdistan Region’s governance problem.


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