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Sulaimani Court fails to rule on Abdulwahid bail application: lawyer

The Sulaimani Court failed to issue a ruling on Sunday (May 19) on whether to release New Generation Movement President Shaswar Abdulwahid on bail.


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Kurdistan Parliament announces names of presidential candidates

The Kurdistan Parliament on Sunday (May 19) announced the official slate of candidates for the Kurdistan Region's presidency.


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Additional agricultural land torched in Kirkuk province

Agricultural land belonging to ethnic Kurds was set on fire in several villages in Kirkuk province early on Sunday (May 19), an official confirmed to NRT Digital Media.


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Protestors block Koya-Dukan road over heavy truck traffic

Residents in Koya’s Ashti sub-district protested on Saturday (May 18), blocking the main road between Dukan and Koya town.


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Coalition training of Peshmerga to resume on May 19: official

The US-led Coalition will resume training Peshmerga forces on Sunday (May 19), according to the Peshmerga Ministry Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations the Major General Qaraman Kamal.


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Building entrepreneurial ecosystem, Five One Labs and local businesspeople bring innovative products to Kurdistan Region

On most afternoons, small groups of entrepreneurs can be found working on their business plans in the large, airy coworking space run by startup incubator Five One Labs in downtown Sulaimani.


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'Kurdistan This Week' for May 18, 2019

NRT Digital Media broadcasts another episode of “Kurdistan This Week” on Saturday (May 18).


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Abdulwahid answering warrant showed respect for rule of law: KIU MP

Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) lawmaker in the Kurdistan Parliament Abubakr Haladni said on Friday (May 17) that the fact that New Generation Movement President Shaswar Abdulwahid voluntarily attended


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KRG official says great leeway given to journalists, in response to violations of press freedom

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari has said that a great deal of leeway is given to journalists in the Kurdistan Region in accordance with the jou


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Parties interfere in Kurdistan Region's judicial affairs, says judge

The political parties interfere and have impact on the courts and the judges in the Kurdistan Region, a judge said.


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New Generation President Abdulwahid says case is PUK 'pressure'

President of the New Generation Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid on Thursday (May 16) published a video addressing what he characterized as pressure from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on the Movem


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New Generation slams case against Movement leader Abdulwahid in statement

The New Generation Movement released a statement condemning the arrest of its leader Shaswar Abdulwahid on Thursday (May 16), saying that the case against him had been “concocted” by the Patriotic Uni


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Medical care restored for IDPs in Garmyan with mobile teams: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has established two mobile teams to provide basic primary health care to more than 8,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Kurdistan Region’s Garmyan admin


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Jailed PKK leader visit ban lifted, Turkey's justice minister says

Turkey has lifted a ban on lawyers visiting jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said on Thursday (May 16), two weeks after the first such visit was allowed since 201


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France reopens inquiry into 2013 murder of Kurdish activists

French prosecutors have reopened an investigation into the 2013 murder of three Kurdish activists, a judicial source and lawyer for the families of the dead activists said on Thursday (May 16), a case


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New Generation leader arrested in Sulaimani: lawyer

New Generation President Shaswar Abdulwahid was arrested by an order from Asayish judge on Thursday (May 16) after he appeared in front of a judge in Sulaimani court, his lawyer said.


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Explosion hits Turkish MIT convoy in Amedi (Photo)

An explosion hit a convoy of Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) personnel in the Kurdistan Region’s district of Amedi on Thursday (May 16).


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New Generation president says he will appear in court following arrest warrant

New Generation President Shaswar Abdulwahid said on Thursday (May 16) that he would appear in court in Sulaimani, after an arrest warrant was issued for him on Tuesday.


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Five senior Gorran Movement members resign

Five senior members of the Change Movement (Gorran) resigned on Thursday (May 16) over the party’s stance on Kirkuk and the disputed areas.


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Arrest warrant issued for New Generation President Shaswar Abdulwahid

The Investigative General Asayish (Security) Court in Sulaimani issued an arrest warrant for President of the New Generation Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid late on Tuesday (May 14).


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