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Improving economy should be focus, not presidency law: New Generation MP

Deputy of the New Generation Movement caucus in Kurdistan Parliament Kawa Abdulqadir said on Tuesday (March 19) that the legislature’s priorities should be rebuilding infrastructure and improving the


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KIG stripped of Natural Resources Committee chair, says KIG MP

Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) lawmaker in Kurdistan parliament Soran Omar said Tuesday (March 19) that leadership of the Natural Resources Committee has been taken from the party.


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Turkish artillery shells suspected PKK positions in Kurdistan Region

Turkish army artillery has shelled suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region’s sub-district of Kani Mase.


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KDP, PUK agree to hold more talks after Newroz holiday

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have agreed to hold more talks after the Newroz holiday, a KDP spokesperson said Tuesday (March 19).


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Syrian Kurds accuse Assad of policy of 'oppression and violence'

The Syrian government’s threat to recover the Kurdish-led region of northern Syria through force unless it submits to state rule shows Damascus is determined to pursue a policy of “oppression and viol


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Presidency law should be reactivated to form government: Gorran member

The Kurdistan Region’s Presidency law should be reactivated as the government cannot be formed without the law, said a senior Change Movement (Gorran) member.


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Iran to issue free-of-charge visas to Iraqis in next two weeks: consul

The Iranian government will no longer charge visa fees for Iraqis and the people of the Kurdistan Region starting in the next two weeks, according to the Iranian consul-general in Sulaimani.​


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Security forces prevent New Generation team from repairing Smaqoli road

The security forces have prevented an engineering team from the New Generation Movement from repairing the Erbil-Sulaimani road in Smaqoli valley.


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Iran denies joint operation with Turkey against PKK: Fars

Turkey repeated on Monday (March 18) that it and Iran were carrying out a joint operation against Kurdish fighters, despite a denial from Tehran that it was involved.


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Turkish police block group visiting grave of jailed PKK member

Turkish police fired water canons and detained some members of a group of about 100 that attempted on Monday (March 18) to visit the grave of a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who died in


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Smaqoli road repairs to begin on Tuesday, following New Generation criticism

Authorities in Erbil governorate said Monday (March 18) that they would start repairs to the Smaqoli road in Koya district, east of Erbil, on Tuesday.


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Turkey, Iran carried out joint operation against Kurdish PKK: minister

Turkey and Iran carried out a joint operation against fighters from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Monday (March 18), Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said according to state-ow


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Dozens protest in Erbil against Turkish occupation of Afrin

Dozens of activists protested outside the United Nations headquarters in Erbil on Monday (March 18) against the Turkish occupation of Afrin.


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Section of Erbil-Harir road damaged, leading to dangerous conditions

A large section of the eight kilometer-long Erbil-Harir road has been damaged, according NRT Digital Media reporter Hedi Khoshnaw.


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Kurdish, Flemish companies hold business forum in Erbil

Company representatives from the Kurdistan Region and the Belgian region of Flanders met for a joint business forum in Erbil on Monday (March 18).


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KIG accepts New Generation committee offer: MP

Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) lawmaker Soran Omar said on Sunday (March 17) that his party had accepted a proposal by the New Generation Movement to transfer their committee leadership positions to th


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Smaqoli road could be ‘repaired in 12 hours’ says Abdulwahid

New Generation Movement President Shaswar Abdulwahid said on Sunday (March 17) that he wants to help repair the Smaqoli road in Koya district.


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KRG has held talks with Baghdad on oil issue, says spokesperson

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has held talks with the central government about a variety of issues related to oil, a spokesperson said Sunday (March 17).


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New Generation caucus transfers its committee chairs to KIG

The New Generation caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament has given its share from the presidencies of the parliamentary committees to the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG), the head of the caucus.


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Water covers road between Erbil and Sulaimani

Water has covered the main road between Erbil and Sulaimani from the Smaqoli valley due to the rising floodwaters of the adjacent lake.


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