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KRG minister, US congressman discuss establishment of banking system

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Finance and Economy Rebaz Hamlan discussed the establishment of banking system with US Rep. Thomas Garrett (R, VA).


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Kurdish search and recuse pilots show off skills at airshow in Sulaimani

A safety and rescue helicopter parade was carried out in Sulaimani as part of the activities for the 234th anniversary of building the city.


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Classes have not yet resumed in areas around Makhmour

More than a year after the recapture of the disputed areas from the Kurdish forces, students still have not resumed their formal studies in the villages around Makhmour.


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Panel on coexistence to be held in Sulaimani to mark Mawlud

A panel devoted to the topic of coexistence will be held on Tuesday (November 20) on the anniversary of the birth of Prophet of Islam, Mohammad (PBUH) at the Ramada hotel in Sulaimani city from 10:00


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Nepalese woman killed by man breaking into house in Erbil: police

A Nepalese woman was killed by a man who broke into a house in the Kurdistan Region’s capital, Erbil, police said on Sunday (November 18).


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KRG declares one day holiday for Mawlud

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced a one-day holiday on Tuesday (November 20) to mark the anniversary of the birth of Prophet of Islam, Mohammad (PBUH).


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Turkey says US support for Syrian Kurdish YPG a 'big mistake'

The United States' support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG group is a "big mistake," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said late Saturday (November 17), adding that the issue had strained ties betw


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Events in Sulaimani mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Several events will be held in Suliamani on Sunday (November 18) in honor of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.


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KDP happy for Gorran to participate in new government: Shorsh Haji

The spokesperson of the Gorran (Change) Movement said on Saturday (November 17) that the KDP would be happy if his party joined the new cabinet.


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Thirty-seven women murdered in Kurdistan Region so far in 2018: official

Thirty-seven women have been murdered in the Kurdistan Region in the last ten months, which represents a decrease in comparison to the previous year, General Director of Countering Violence Against Wo


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Fatal drilling accident in Chamchamal caused by poisonous gas leak

A Canadian national died and two others were injured in a gas leak while they were drilling in a village near Chamchamal.


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Turkmen Front looking for positions in new governments in Baghdad, Erbil

A senior official of the Turkmen Front in Kirkuk said on Saturday (November 17) that they would object if they did not receive positions in the new Iraqi government.


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KIG denies that its officials have met with the KDP about new government

The Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) said Saturday (November 17) that it had not met with officials from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) about the formation of the new government.


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State Dept hails Kirkuk pipeline deal, as additional Rosneft sanctions loom

The US State Department’s spokesperson Friday (November 16) hailed the announcement that the Kirkuk oil pipeline had reopened.


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KDP, PUK meet to discuss forming new government

A KDP delegation met with members of the PUK Politburo Saturday (November 17) about whether the two largest parties should go into government together.


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'Kurdistan This Week' For November 17, 2018

NRT Digital Media broadcasts another episode of “Kurdistan This Week” on Saturday (November 17).


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Erbil and Baghdad come to preliminary agreement over Kirkuk oil exports

The Iraqi Ministry of Oil announced on Friday (November 16) that it had reached a preliminary agreement with Kurdish authorities to resume the export of oil from Kirkuk to the port of Ceyhan in Turkey


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HPG threatens to retaliate after Turkish airstrike kills three civilians

A group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has issued a statement alleging that Turkey bombs civilians in the Kurdistan Region on purpose and pledged to retaliate after three civilians


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New Generation calls on Baghdad to summon Turkish ambassador

The New Generation Movement delegation to the Iraqi Parliament released a statement Thursday (November 15) denouncing an airstrike by Turkish warplanes in the Kurdistan Region’s territory, which left


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Nadia Murad blames Iraq, Kurdistan governments for Sinjar road closures

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Ezidi activist Nadia Murad on Thursday (November 15) said that the Iraqi and Kurdish governments both bear the blame for the continued closure of roads leading to the Sinj


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