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Fruit and local produce festival begins in Halabja

Farmers are showcasing their local produce at the annual Halabja Agriculture Festival, popularly known as “Halabja Autumn,” which started on Saturday (October 19).


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Free thoughts should not be quashed, says Muqtada al-Sadr

Leader of Sadrist Movement Muqtada Sadr said that the free thoughts should not be suppressed and the Kurdistan and asked for the governments to make probes into the abuses against the journalists.


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100 days pass since government formed without reform: New Generation

Deputy Chair of the New Generation Movement Kawa Abdulqadr said that the age of the ninth cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) had reached 100 days, but not any reforms were made.


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Syrian Kurds fleeing to Iraq wonder if life will ever be the same

Joumana Akram and her three young children escaped the immediate danger, fleeing their home in northern Syria as the bombardment from Turkish forces began and eventually crossing the border into Iraq.


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Sulaimani police say Amanj Babani and Lana Muhammad died in apparent murder-suicide

The Sulaimani Police Directorate on Thursday (October 17) released the initial findings of their investigation into the deaths of Kurdish journalists Amanj Babani and Lana Muhammad and their young son


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Deaths of Babani and Muhammad is 'big loss' for journalism: committee

The Kurdistan Parliament's Culture, Civil Society, Sports, and Youth Committee released a statement on Thursday (October 17) calling the deaths of Amanj Babani and Lana Muhammad a “big loss” for journ


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Abdulwahid calls for independent investigation into journalists’ deaths

President of the New Generation Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid has called for an independent investigation into the deaths of NRT presenter Amanj Babani, his wife and fellow journalist Lana Muhammad, and


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Nalia Media Corporation statement on the death of NRT's Amanj Babani

Unfortunately, the remarkable NRT presenter Amanj Babani, his wife Lana Muhammad, and their child Hano were murdered on Wednesday (October 16) at Sharazur Terminal in Sulaimani.


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Journalists Amanj Babani and Lana Muhammad, their son die in tragic circumstances in Sulaimani

Kurdish journalists Amanj Babani and Lana Muhammad died in tragic circumstances along with their three-year old son in Sulaimani on Wednesday evening (October 16).


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Campaign launched in Kurdistan Region to support Syrian refugees

Protests against the ongoing Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria took place in several cities in the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday (October 16).


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Kurdistan Regional Government cabinet to discuss employing top graduates

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers met on Wednesday (October 16) for its regular meeting.


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Kurdistan Region president convenes meeting of party leaders in Erbil

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani convened a meeting of the Region's party leaders on Wednesday (October 16) to address several pressing issues.


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Youth invents cane that guides the blind using Kurdish voice commands

A Kurdish youth has developed a cane that can guide blind people using Kurdish-language voice commands.


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KRG briefs diplomats about plans for refugee influx from NE Syria

Spokesperson for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Jutyar Adil that officials had spoken with foreign diplomats in Erbil about the government’s plan for managing an expected influx of refugees f


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Two killed, one wounded in explosion on Mount Azmar in Sulaimani

Two people were killed and another was wounded in a mysterious explosion on Azmar Mountain on Tuesday evening (October 15).


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Turkish assault in Syria weakens Iraq Kurds, strengthens regional powers

A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraq’s divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common - they want no Kurdish state.


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Sulaimani office can again issue passports in three days: official

Director of Sulaimani Passport Directorate Salar Abdulla said on Monday (October 14) that recent problems at the office that had prevented people from getting their passports within three day have bee


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180 refugees from northeastern Syria arrive in Kurdistan Region

The first group of refugees fleeing the Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria arrived in the Kurdistan Region on Monday (October 14).


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The Kurdish struggle for rights and land

Syrian Kurdish forces, scrambling to push back a Turkish invasion, have reached a deal with Damascus for Syrian army troops to deploy near the Turkish border, throwing into question the future of thei


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KRG Ministry of Interior issues new regulations for importing used cars

The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Interior issued new regulations on Monday (October 14) for importing used cars through the Kurdistan Region’s border crossings.


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