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Kurdish environmentalist sentenced to two-year-imprisonment by Iranian authorities in Marivan

Kurdish environmentalist and civil activist Amanj Nikpay was sentenced to two years in prison in recent days by the Islamic Iranian Revolutionary Court on charges of membership to a banned Kurdish op


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PUK, Gorran stress forming decision-making KRG delegation for salary talks with Iraqi gov’t

Delegations from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Change Movement Sunday (November 29) emphasized on the necessity of forming a decision-making delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Gov


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KRG grants 5 million IQD to families of healthcare workers died from COVID-19: official

Spokesperson for Erbil Health Directorate Bzhar Musa said on Sunday (November 29) that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has start paying five million Iraqi dinars ($4,190) to the families of he


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Suspect arrested in Erbil in connection with 2009 murder: police

Erbil Police Directorate said on Sunday (November 29) that it has arrested a suspect who was wanted in connection with a 2009 murder in Erbil governorate.


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More than 60,000 people in Kurdistan Region have recovered from COVID-19: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Sunday (November 29) it had recorded 304 new cases of the novel coronavirus infections in the Region over the past 24 hours.


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No Peshmerga forces have been moved against PKK: KRG Peshmerga ministry adviser

Military advisor to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga Staff Major General Bakhtiar Muhammed said on Saturday (November 28) that currently the only enemy of the Kurdistan


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We want to resolve existing issues in Kurdistan Region through dialogue, says KCK’s Jamil Bayik

Co-chair of the Executive Council of Kurdistan Community Union (KCK) Jamil Bayik said on Saturday (November 28) that KCK wants to resolve the issues related to the group in the Kurdistan Region throug


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Downing Street appoints Kurdish minister Nadhim Zahawi for vaccine deployment

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Kurdish Tory lawmaker Nadhim Zahawi as health minister responsible for the deployment of coronavirus vaccine, Downing Street announced on Saturday (November 2


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Kurdistan Region records 259 new coronavirus cases: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (November 28) it had recorded 259 new cases of the novel coronavirus infections in the Region over the past 24 hours.


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403 new coronavirus cases recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Friday (November 27) it had recorded 403 new cases of the novel coronavirus infections in the Region over the past 24 hours.


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Russian oil giant Gazprom says production reached 4 million oil tons in Kurdistan Region

Deputy Chief Executive (CEO) of Gazprom Neft for Exploration and Production Vadim Yakovlev said that the company’s production in the Kurdistan Region has reached four million tons since the beginning


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Authorities in Sulaimani shut down warehouse for unsanitary conditions

Sulaimani Central District Joint Committees said on Thursday (November 26) that the committees closed down a warehouse in the city’s Zhalla area for not following proper food storage regulations and t


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379 new coronavirus cases recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Thursday (November 26) it had recorded 379 new cases of the novel coronavirus infections in the Region over the past 24 hours.


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Kurdistan Parliament represents KRG not people: MP

Head of the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament Abdulstar Majid said on Wednesday (November 25) that the parliament does not represent the people of the Kurdistan Region b


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KRG to demand four months' worth of budget share from Iraqi Government in formal letter

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Wednesday (November 25) that it has decided to send a formal letter to Iraq’s Council of Ministers and demand the Kurdistan Region’s budget share for Ma


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435 new coronavirus cases recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (November 25) it had recorded 435 new cases of the novel coronavirus infections in the Region over the past 24 hours


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KRG inks deal with German company to digitalize vehicle and driver license registration

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Muehlbauer Group on Wednesday (November 25) struck a deal to digitalize vehicle and driver license and registration, KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani ann


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Kurdistan Region commemorates international day to combat violence against women

Kurdistan Region commemorated the gender-based International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women as small-scale events took place across the Kurdistan Region restricted by the global COV


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At least 11 Turkish-backed Syrian insurgents killed in clashes with SDF in Ain Issa suburbs

At least eleven Turkey-backed Syrian insurgents were killed in clashes with the Kurdish-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) since Monday in al-Malikiya village in the vicinity of Ain Issa town north


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At least seven killed, scores wounded in two bombs blasts hit northwestern Syria

At least seven people were killed and many wounded in two bomb blasts in al-Bab and Afrin towns in northwest of Syria’s Aleppo governorate on Tuesday (November 24).


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