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KRG Prime Ministers Barzani touts achievements since taking office in July

In a major speech on Saturday (December 7), Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani touted what his government has achieved since it took office on July 10, particularly in


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US envoy Jeffrey reiterates Washington support for Kurdistan Region, Peshmerga: statement

US Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat Islamic State (ISIS) James Jeffrey reiterated the US support for the Kurdistan Region and the Peshmerga forces.


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High Council of Fatwa issues decision on taxi drivers, women in Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Region’s High Council of Fatwa has issued several decisions that advise a number of restrictions related to women using taxis, indirectly citing an increase in sexual assault and rape of


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'Kurdistan This Week' for December 7, 2019

NRT Digital Media broadcasts another episode of “Kurdistan This Week” on Saturday (December 7).


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Snowfall covers Kurdistan Region’s border area of Haji Omaran

Heavy snow fell on Saturday (December 7) in the Kurdistan Region’s sub-district of Haji Omaran, near the border with Iran.


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Additional unit of Peshmerga forces sent to Garmian after recent attacks

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs on Friday (December 6) announced that it has sent an additional Peshmerga unit with heavy weapons to support the Region’s securi


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US envoy to anti-ISIS coalition in Erbil to meet senior KRG officials

US Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat Islamic State (ISIS) James Jeffrey arrived in Erbil on Saturday (December 7) to meet with senior Kurdistan Region officials.


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Explosion in Kirkuk kills one police officer, wounds two civilians

The Kirkuk Police Directorate said that a police officer was killed and two civilians were wounded on Friday (December 6) near the Abdulla Mosque in an explosion in Panja Ali district.


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KDP leader Masoud Barzani highlights danger of ISIS: statement

The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani said in a statement on Thursday (December 5) that Islamic State (ISIS) militants remain a threat and offered his condolences to the Pe


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Fuel supply biggest challenge for electricity sector in Region: minister

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Electricity Kamal Mohammad Salih said on Thursday (December 5) that the biggest challenge for the electricity sector is lack of fuel.


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President Nechirvan Barzani says ISIS' Iraq operations threat to Kurdistan, world

Kurdistan Region’s President Nechirvan Barzani said on Thursday that Islamic State (ISIS) still poses a threat to the security of the Region, Iraq, and the world.


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Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to delay party congress to December 21: reports

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Leadership Council has delayed its party congress by two weeks, setting December 21 as the new start date.


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Kurdistan Region marks 6th anniversary of Kawa Garmiani’s assassination

A number of events will be held on Thursday (December 5) in the Kurdistan Region to commemorate the assassination of journalist Kawa Garmiani, who was gunned down six years ago today.


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Erbil and Baghdad reach understanding on KRG loans: minister

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reached an understanding with the federal government about the repayment of debt owed by the KRG, said a senior official on Thursday (December 5).


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ISIS attack Peshmerga in Garmian

Islamic State (ISIS) militants attacked the Peshmerga’s Third Brigade in Kulajo in Garmian on Wednesday night (December 4).


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KRG PM Barzani meets US diplomats to discuss Baghdad-Erbil relations

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with senior US diplomats in Iraq on Wednesday (December 4) to discuss developments in relations between Baghdad and Erbil.


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Kurdistan Parliament approves of amendments to land ownership bill

The Kurdistan Parliament on Wednesday (December 4) approved amendments to a land ownership bill after it was reviewed and returned to the chamber by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).


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PUK Central Council says there is no excuse for delaying party congress

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) Central Council said in a statement on Wednesday (December 4) that the scheduled party congress should not be delayed and must be held this month.


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KRG Council of Ministers discusses federal budget. electricity meters

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers met on Wednesday (December 4) and talked about the 2020 budget and their relations with Baghdad and installing smart electricity meter in t


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Team of NRT journalists freed shortly after being arrested in Sulaimani

Asayish (security) forces briefly arrested a team of NRT journalists in Sitak sub-district in Sulaimani on Wednesday (December 4).


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