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Sulaimani governor calls on people to participate in Kurdistan election

Governor of Sulaimani Haval Abubakir called on the Kurdistan Region’s people to participate in the upcoming election for the Region’s parliament.


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KRG Prime Minister speaks with US Secretary of State by phone

Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani held a telephone conversation on Sunday (September 23) with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the latest political de


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KDP nominates Fuad Hussein as candidate for Iraqi presidency

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has nominated Fuad Hussein as its candidate for the Iraqi presidency, a source from the party’s politburo told NRT.


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Erdogan says Syria's biggest problem is 'terror swamp' east of the Euphrates

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday (September 23) that the biggest problem in Syria was the “terror swamp” east of the Euphrates, an area that is controlled by the US-backed Syrian


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HDP former deputy who died in Kurdistan Region to be repatriated to Turkey

Body of a former deputy for the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Ibrahim Ayhan is set to be repatriated to Turkey, one week after his death from heart disease.


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Srwa Abdulwahid becomes first woman to run for Iraqi presidency

Srwa Abdulwahid, a former Kurdish member of Iraqi Parliament, said on Sunday (September 23) that she has nominated herself as the first female candidate for the Iraqi presidency.


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KDP rejects Barham Salih as candidate for Iraqi presidency: Fazil Mirani

Politburo secretary for Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Fazil Mirani said on Saturday (September 22) that his party does not accept the pick of Barham Salim as a candidate by Patriotic Union of Kurdi


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Sulaimani security forces arrest six members of Worker-Communist Party

Security forces in the city of Sulaimani arrested six members of the Worker-Communist Party of Kurdistan on Saturday (September 22) because of their call for boycotting the Kurdistan parliamentary el


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Newly-elected speaker of Iraqi Parliament arrives in Erbil to meet with Kurdish officials

The newly-elected speaker of Iraqi Parliament, Mohammed al-Halbusi arrived in Erbil on Saturday (September 22) to meet with Kurdish government officials and party leaders.


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Syrian Kurds say they cannot hold foreign jihadists indefinitely

Kurdish-led authorities controlling northeastern Syria will not be able to hold foreign Islamic State fighters indefinitely, and their home countries should take them back, a senior official there sai


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Iran executed 44 Kurds in last six months: Hengaw

Iran has executed 44 Kurds in the last six months in the country, according to human rights advocacy.


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YPG claims it killed two Turkish soldiers, seven rebels in Afrin ambushes

The People’s Protection Units (YPG) press office released several statements claiming that they had carried out four separate attacks in Afrin in the past three days, killing two Turkish soldiers, sev


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Kurdistan Islamic Group nominates candidate for post of Iraqi president

A member of the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG), Salim Shushkayee, has announced that he will be a candidate for Iraq’s presidency.


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Two people killed in fight between residents of two villages in Pshdar

Two people were killed on Wednesday (September 19) in a fight that broke out between residents of two villages in the Pshdar district in eastern Sulaimani province.


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Start of academic year delayed in Kurdistan Region because of election

The Ministry of Education in the Kurdistan Region postponed the start of the school year on Thursday (September 20) because of the elections scheduled this month.


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Group of young women distribute white flowers to residents of Sulaimani

A group of young women have been distributing white flowers to the residents of the city of Sulaimani in an attempt to divert people's thoughts away from crises, tensions, and the election campaign in


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Turkish artillery shells village in Kurdistan Region

Turkish army artillery heavily shelled an area in the Kurdistan Region’s district of Amedi on Thursday (September 20).


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Court releases foreign nationals arrested over expired medicines on bail

Members of the foreign medical team who were arrested in Qaladize, in Sulaimani province, were released on bail by a court.


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al-Bina Coalition supports PUK candidate for Iraqi president: spokesman

Iraq’s al-Bina (Construction) Coalition, which is led by the Fateh Alliance and State of Law, has expressed its support for Barham Salih in his bid to become the next president.


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Kirkuk explosion near Dawa Party headquarters wounds three

A number of people were wounded after an explosion rocked the Tiseen neighborhood in Kirkuk on Wednesday (September 19).


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