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Counterterrorism service releases photos of suspected accomplice in Erbil restaurant attack

The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) released on its Facebook page Thursday (July 18) photos of a suspect accused of being an accomplice in Wednesday’s Erbil restaurant attack, in which a Turkish di


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KRG calls Erbil killings 'premeditated terrorist attack' in update

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) released an update on Thursday (July 18) about the attack that killed three people at a restaurant in Erbil the previous day, characterizing it as a “premeditat


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Airstrike in Amedi wounds three: sources

Three civilians were wounded on Thursday night (July 18) by a Turkish airstrike in Spindar village in the Kurdistan Region’s Amedi district, according to local sources.


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Trial date of HDP's Demirtas delayed until September

A court in Ankara has once again delayed the trial of former People’s Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtas, during which time he will remain in custody.


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Two arms depots belonging to Zeravani military police explode in Erbil

Two arms depots exploded inside a facility belonging to the Zeravani military police force on the Erbil-Mosul road at 3:00 a.m. on Thursday (July 18).


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Turkish diplomat killed in Erbil attack named

The identity of the Turkish diplomat who was killed in a shooting at a restaurant in Erbil has been released by Turkish media outlets.


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Diplomatic missions in Erbil, Baghdad condemn Erbil attack

Diplomatic missions in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region issued statements of solidarity on Wednesday (July 17), after a Turkish diplomat was shot dead in a brazen attack at a restaurant in Erbil.​


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New Generation condemns Erbil attack that killed Turkish diplomat

The New Generation Movement released a statement on Wednesday night (July 17) condemning a shooting at a restaurant in Erbil in which a Turkish diplomat and another person were killed and a third pers


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Turkish diplomat, two others killed in attack at restaurant in Erbil

Three people, including a Turkish diplomat, were shot dead in an attack at a restaurant in Erbil on Wednesday afternoon (July 17), according to the Erbil Asayish (security) Directorate and a family me


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PKK says senior figure Sarhad Farto killed in airstrike on March 21

The Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) said on Wednesday (July 17) that prominent leader Sarhad Farto was killed along with four other fighters in an airstrike on March 21.


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Erbil and Baghdad agree to form technical committees to resolve issues: PM Barzani

As part of a push to improve relations between Baghdad and Erbil, several technical committees are to be set up to address specific tensions between the two governments, a statement from the Kurdistan


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Politicians, academics, business people discuss prospects for new KRG cabinet at conference

The Expectations Forum from the Kurdistan Regional Government Ninth Cabinet is sponsored by the Nalia Media Corporation (NMC) in Sulaimani city and consists of four panels. Several political, academic


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Four Kurds hanged by Iran in Urmia: Hengaw

Four ethnic Kurds were hanged by Iran's judicial authorities in Urmia Central Prison on Tuesday (July 16).


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Violence against women decreases in first six month of 2019: official

The Directorate for Combating Violence Against Women and Families in Erbil released data on Tuesday (July 16) indicating that there had been a decline in reported incidents during the first six months


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Even if KDP, PUK attempt reform, they will lose power, says Abdulwahid

President of the New Generation Movement Shaswar Abulwahid on Tuesday (July 16) predicted that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will be removed from powe


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KRG Prime Minister Barzani, delegation arrives in Baghdad for talks

A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) led by the Prime Minister Masrour Barzani arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday (July 16) and for meetings with senior federal officials, the first in


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63 journalists had rights violated in first six months of 2019: Syndicate

The Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate said that it recorded 27 serious incidents involving violations against a total of 63 journalists in the Kurdistan Region during the first six months of 2019.


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Italy sentences Mullah Krekar to 12 years in prison

Mullah Krekar was sentenced to twelve years in prison on terrorism charges by an Italian court on Thursday (July 15), the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) reported.


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Kolbar killed, three others wounded by Iranian security forces in Sardasht

One Kolbar (porter) was shot and killed and three others were by the security forces near Iran's Sardasht city on Monday (July 15).


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Corruption is everywhere, including Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs: Jabbar Yawar

Secretary General of the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar said that there is corruption present in all sections of society, including his ministry, but insisted that he ha


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