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6,000 ISIS detainees are in custody of Rojava administration: official

Head of the foreign relations office of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria Abdulkarim Omar said on Saturday (April 20) that it has 6,000 Islamic State (ISIS) detainees in its custod


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Turkish military has imposed restrictions on freedom of movement in twenty villages in Bradost, say locals

Turkish army has imposed strict rules and orders in 20 villages in mountainous Bradost area in Erbil province.


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Meeting of PUK political bureau wraps up without any public developments

A meeting of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) political bureau ended on Saturday (April 20) without any public release about the results of the meeting.


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Four Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK: ministry

Four Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the border with Iraq, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday (April 20).


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Seven dead, six injured in car crash north of Sulaimani

Six people were killed and seven others injured in a car crash in Bardakoz village in Bingird sub-district in northern Sulaimani province on Friday (April 19), according to the Raparin Traffic Police


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'Kurdistan This Week' for April 20, 2019

NRT Digital Media broadcasts another episode of “Kurdistan This Week” on Saturday (April 20).


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Three Kurdish people sentenced to death by Iran: Hengaw

Three Kurds were sentenced to death by an Iranian court on Friday (April 19). Hangaw organization, which reports about human rights abuses in the Iranian Kurdistan, said that the three had been indict


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Fourth annual monodrama festival to kick off in Erbil next week

The fourth Festival of Monodrama will kick off in the Kurdistan Region’s capital, Erbil, on Sunday, an official has said.


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Gorran has not agreed to second vice president position: party official

Member of the Change Movement’s (Gorran) National Assembly Hemn Shekhani said on Thursday (April 18) refuted press reports that this party had reached an agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party


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Government formation delays related to parties’ ministerial shares: Qubad Talabani

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani said on Thursday (April 18) that the primary hurdles to forming the new government stem from disagreements over what positions


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PUBG Mobile ban in Kurdistan requires KRG approval: ministry spokesman

The Ministry of Transport and Communications said on Thursday (April 18) it would announce general-ban across the Kurdistan Region after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) decided to ban PUBG Mob


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Employees of culture directorate in Sulaimani protest against salary delays

Employees at the General-Directorate of Culture and Art in Sulaimani protested on Thursday (April 18) about their salaries being delayed.


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Final round of government formation talks to begin soon: KDP official

A final round of government formation talks will begin in the near future, an official from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has said.


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Several officials accused of counterfeiting Dielac milk in Erbil: reporter

Several officials have been accused of counterfeiting Dielac milk in Erbil for nearly two years, according to a lawsuit.


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Updated: Central Bank of Iraq transfers salaries for public sector employees to Kurdistan Region

So far, the Kurdish government has only paid January salaries for employees at selected ministries.


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KDP has not convinced Gorran to form tripartite cabinet: PUK

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has so far failed to convince the Change Movement (Gorran) to form a government that includes the Kurdistan Region's three largest parties, a Patriotic Union of K


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MP’s bags will now be searched when entering Parliament

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament’s office decided on Tuesday (April 16) that bags belonging to members of parliament would now be subject to search when being brought into the building.


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KRG should be paying all public sector salaries: New Generation MP

Head of the New Generation Movement caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament Kazim Faruq questioned Tuesday (April 16) why the salaries of some Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) employees were not being p


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KRG PM calls for use of electric vehicles on Kurdistan Environment Day

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has said that the he supports using electric vehicles as a way to protect the environment in the Kurdistan Region.


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Dozens of Kurdish farmers protest in Baghdad for wheat harvest payments

Dozens of Kurdish farmers protested in Baghdad on Tuesday (April 16) against the central government for not paying their payment of three-year wheat harvest.


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