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KURDISTAN

Arson lawsuit against Farhad Pirbal dropped by plaintiff

Erbil Court on Wednesday (January 29) decided to release Professor Farhad Pirbal after his lawsuit was dropped by Director of Wafaiy House Library in Erbil Soran Aziz.


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KRG Ministry of Health issues new regulations to protect against coronavirus

The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Health on Wednesday (January 29) issued new regulations for the Region's airports and border crossings in an attempt to prevent the coronavirus fr


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President Barzani meets senior Russian diplomat to discuss economic ties, Iraq, and Syria

Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov arrived in Erbil on Wednesday (January 29) and held meetings with the Region’s top political leadership.


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Protest in Erbil over civil war land compensation claims

Several people whose land was seized during the Kurdistan Region's civil war in the 1990s protested on Wednesday (January 29) in an attempt to pressure the Erbil municipality to enforce a 2012 decisio


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One killed, one injured near Ranya in argument between two families

The Raparin Police Directorate said on Wednesday(January 29) that one person had been killed in an argument between two families in Betwata near Ranya, while another was injured.


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Water in Dukan Dam reservoir has decreased significantly: dam director

Director of Dukan Dam Hama Tahir Jalal said on Tuesday (January 29) that the water level in the dam's reservoir had been decreased significantly in order facilitate electricity production.


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Owners of private generators protest in Erbil

Private electricity generator owners in Erbil started protesting on Wednesday (January 29) against a decision the Erbil Governor made to make the electricity generators “silent.”


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Two people shoot at traffic police officer in Erbil, are arrested

The Erbil Police Directorate said on Tuesday (January 28) that two people shot at a traffic police officer in Erbil and were later arrested.


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Kurdistan Parliament to meet on Thursday to discuss payments to farmers

The Kurdistan Parliament is set to meet on Thursday (January 30) for the final session of the extended Autumn Session, during which it will discuss delayed payments owed to farmers in the Region.


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KRG delegation to discuss disputed agricultural land with Baghdad

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Tuesday (January 28) sent a delegation to Baghdad to discuss agricultural lands claimed by Kurdish farmers in the disputed areas.


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Turkish warplanes bomb near Akre, killing one Peshmerga and wounding another

Turkish warplanes bombed the town of Dinarta near Akre late on Monday (January 27)​, killing one Peshmerga and severely wounding another.


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KRG turns focus to economic improvement as effects of the financial crisis remain

The Economic High Council of the Kurdistan Region held its first meeting on Monday (January 27) in Erbil to discuss ways to improve the local economy.


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German delegation meets with Kurdistan Region's President, PM in Erbil

The Kurdistan Region’s top political leaders met with a German government delegation on Monday (January 27) to discuss the ongoing political situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, as well as regi


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Metro Center condemns arrest of journalists at Said Sadiq protest

The Metro Center for Journalists' Rights and Advocacy condemned the arrest of several journalists on Monday (January 27) while covering a protest in Said Sadiq.


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Two protesters wounded during Said Sadiq demonstration against lack of services

Residents of Said Sadiq protested in front of the municipal office on Monday (January 27) against a lack of services.


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Farmers in Erbil protest over payment delays

Farmers in Erbil governorate protested Monday (January 27) about delayed payments for grain that they had sold to Baghdad and Erbil in the past.


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Mala Mazhar appears in court after lawsuit over sexist comments

Religious leader Mala Mazhar Khurasani appeared in court in Erbil on Monday (January 27) to answer a lawsuit over his incendiary comments about women.


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KRG ministry sets 280,000 IQD per month minimum wage

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs said on Sunday (January 26) that it has decided to set a Region-wide 280,000 Iraqi dinar per month minimum wage for the p


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Safin Mountain in Erbil hosts snow rally [Video]

Safin Mountain on Saturday (January 25) held a snow rally with SUVs and trucks racing against each other.


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KRG PM Barzani meets with Iraqi defense minister to coordinate ISIS ops

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with federal Minister of Defense Najah al-Shammari in Erbil on Saturday (January 25) and discussed the need for cooperation betwe


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