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KURDISTAN

KRG Council of Ministers meets about border crossings, agricultural loans

During its meeting on Wednesday (September 18) , the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Council of Ministers decided to form a committee to reorganize how international border crossings are managed


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Parties must adopt mindset that Peshmerga needs to be united: Chawrash

During an appearance on NRT's Tawtwe interview program on Tuesday (September 18), head of the Peshmerga Forces 70 Command Mustafa Chawrash said that the Region's ruling parties must adopt a mindset wh


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Farhad Pirbal released on bail after two months in custody on arson charges

Writer and professor Farhad Pirbal was bailed out on Wednesday (September 18) after being detained for over two months on suspicion of setting fire to a library.


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KRG Minister of State Khalid Shwani to lead talks with Baghdad

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday (September 18) tapped Khalid Shwani to lead talks with the federal Government in an effort to resolve disputes over the


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Kurdistan Region should be included in Iraqi provincial elections: New Generation

The New Generation Movement has called for provincial council elections occurring in southern and central Iraq in April to include the Kurdistan Region as well.


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Garmian investment, customs officials arrested by police

Two senior government officials in the Garmian administration were arrested over the course of two days this week on charges of bribery and gross negligence.


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PUK’s counterterror force transfers 90 prisoners to federal custody in Kirkuk

Spokesperson for the Kirkuk Arab Council Hakim Taif said on Tuesday (September 17) that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) Counterterrorism Group (CTG) had transferred custody of 90 prisoners to


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President Barham Salih visits senior officials in Erbil

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Interior Rebar Ahmed announced on Tuesday (September 17) that Iraqi President Barham Salih is visiting Erbil for meetings with senior officials in the K


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Kurdistan Parliament meets to consider changes to by-laws

The Kurdistan Parliament gathered on Tuesday (September 17) for a working session to consider six pieces of legislation, most importantly bill to amend the parliamentary by-laws.


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Delayed benefit payments for 13,000 disabled people in Erbil to be paid this week

Director of the General Directorate of Social Care and Development in Erbil governorate Yosuf Chawshin said on Tuesday (September 17) that delayed benefit payments for 13,000 people with disabilities


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Gorran’s Executive Body will work to strengthen ties with PUK, KDP

The recently-elected Executive Body of the Change Movement (Gorran) said on Monday (September 16) that a major focus of its work moving forward will be to strengthen relations with its governing part


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36 arrested by police in Sulaimani for trafficking antiquities, human organs

The Sulaimani Police Directorate announced on Monday (September 16) that it has recently arrested 36 people on a range of charges, including trafficking antiquities and human organs.


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We have not received official order regarding Joint Operations Command: Peshmerga official

Although the decision was made public on Sunday, Secretary General of the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar said on Monday (September 16) that the ministry has not yet rece


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New Governor of Erbil sworn-in

New Governor of Erbil Firsat Sofi took his oath of office in front of Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani during a ceremony on Monday (September 16).


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Ministry of Interior explains 750 million IQD pass-through for Duhok festival

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior explained on Monday (September 16) a directive they made to disburse 750 million IQD for a film festival in Duhok.


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Kurdistan Parliament to consider changes to by-laws, including government review of financial legislation

Lawmakers are set to consider changes to the Kurdistan Parliament’s by-laws and committee structure.


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KRG interior ministry allocates 750m IQD for Duhok film festival

According to newly released documents, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Interior Ministry allocated 750 million Iraqi dinars for the 7th Duhok International Film Festival, which took place ov


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Kurdistan Region president receives parliament speaker, deputies

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Rewaz Fayaq and her deputies Hemin Hawrami and Muna Qahwachi on Sunday (September 15).


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Dental graduates protest for public sector jobs

Graduates of the Dentistry College protested in front of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Council of Ministers building on Sunday (September 15), saying that the government should increase it


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Abdulwahid calls on Region’s people to unite against ruling parties

President of the New Generation Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid called on Saturday (September 14) for a broad-based opposition movement in the Kurdistan Region.


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