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Fire breaks out in Sulaimani’s Dara Sutawaka bazaar

A fire broke out in a shop selling household goods in Sulaimani’s Dara Sutawaka bazaar on Sunday (July 5), causing significant damage.


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267 new coronavirus cases in Kurdistan Region: health ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Sunday (July 5) that it has recorded 267 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region.


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Two dead, two injured in traffic accident in Erbil

An Erbil Traffic Directorate Spokesperson said on Sunday (July 5) that two people died and two others were injured in a traffic accident on Erbil-Bahrka road near Lebanon Village.


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Water disruptions expected this week in Sulaimani after main pipeline breaks

Sulaimani Water Director Sarbast Osman said on Sunday (July 5) that most districts in the governorate will be without water for a week because of a break in the main water line between Dukan and Sulai


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Woman beaten to death by brother: Halabja police

Halabja Police Directorate Spokesperson Barzan Osman said on Sunday (July 5) that a 32-year-old woman was beaten to death by her brother.


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Top graduates protest in Sulaimani, demanding jobs from KRG

Top graduates from universities and institutes in Sulaimani gathered on Sunday (July 5) to demand employment from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).


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Five million chickens die in Kurdistan Region after receiving defective vaccines: Poultry Council head

Deputy Head of the Poultry Council in Sulaimani Nazim Abdulla revealed on Sunday (July 5) that an estimated 5 million chickens have died across the Kurdistan Region over the past fifteen days, includi


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KRG, authorities use coronavirus outbreak as pretext to violate rights of journalists in Kurdistan Region: Metro Center

The Metro Center for Journalists’ Rights and Advocacy said on Sunday (July 5) that there were at least 98 separate violations against journalists in the Kurdistan Region over the first six months of 2


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Man dies in Chwarta after tampering with old mortar round

A man died in an explosion in Sulaimani governorate’s Chwarta district on Saturday (July 4) after tampering with an old mortar round.


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Kurdistan Region passes 7,000 confirmed coronavirus cases: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Saturday (July 4) that it has recorded 204 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region.


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Erbil continues curfew, but eases some restrictions

Erbil governorate’s Coronavirus Operations Room said on Saturday (July 4) that the current coronavirus lockdown will be downgraded into a partial curfew until July 11, but many restrictions remain in


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Teenager dies after self-immolating in Sulaimani’s Sarkarey

The Sulaimani Police Directorate said on Saturday (July 4) that a 16-year-old boy died in Sulaimani’s Sarkarey neighborhood after self-immolating, the second such death in under a week.


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KRG to pay public sector workers by July 15, says spokesperson

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Spokesperson Jotiar Adil on Saturday (July 4) dismissed rumors that distribution of salaries would be delayed this month, insisting that public sector workers at al


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Garmian administration extends closure of government offices until July 11

In an effort to prevent the continued spread of coronavirus, officials in the Garmian administration said on Saturday (July 4) that government offices will remain closed until July 11.


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With summer heat taking hold, protest in Bazian against power supply problems

As the summer heat begins to take hold, residents of Bazian district in Sulaimani governorate protested on Saturday (July 4) because of problems with the electricity supply to the area.


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'Kurdistan This Week' for July 4, 2020

NRT Digital Media broadcasts another episode of “Kurdistan This Week” on Saturday (July 4).


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187 new coronavirus cases in Kurdistan Region: health ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Friday (July 3) that it has recorded 186 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region.


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Sulaimani extends closure of government offices until July 10 due to coronavirus outbreak

Officials in Sulaimani announced on Friday (July 3) that the suspension of operations at most government offices will be extended until July 10.


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Three dead, two injured in traffic crash in Balakayati

Three people died and two others were injured in a traffic accident near Ene village in Erbil governorate’s Balakayati area on Friday (July 3).


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Farmers in Duhok’s Kalakchi sub-district block Erbil-Duhok road, demanding local silo take wheat deliveries

Farmers in Duhok’s Kalakchi sub-district blocked the Erbil-Duhok road on Friday (July 3) to protest the refusal of Rovei Silo in Shekhan to take wheat deliveries.


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