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Two drown in Little Zab River in Koya district

Two people drowned in the Little Zab River in Koya district’s Kani Bi village on Friday (July 23), a local official said.


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2m tourists visited Kurdistan Region over last six months: official

Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Tourism Board Amal Jalal told NRT’s Tawtwe interview program on Thursday (July 22) that approximately 2 million tourists visited the Kurdistan Region over the last six months.


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1,598 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Friday (July 23) it officially recorded 1,598 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Teenager drowns in Sirwan River near Kalar

Garmian Police Directorate Spokesperson Ali Jamal Qduri said on Thursday (July 22) that a 16-year-old drowned in the Sirwan River near Kalar.


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Fire at Sulaimani’s Ashti displacement camp kills child

A fire broke out in the Ashti displacement camp in Sulaimani governorate on Thursday (July 22), resulting in the death of a child.


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1,220 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Thursday (July 22) it officially recorded 1,220 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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In consolidating move, PUK’s Bafel Talabani orders all Counterterrorism Service IDs replaced: reports

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Co-President Bafel Talabani on Wednesday (July 21) moved to further consolidate his faction’s control over the security forces affiliated with the party, declaring that all identification cards for the elite Counterterrorism Service (CTS) would need to be renewed and those who were “illegally” issued cards would have them revoked.


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Four killed, 16 injured in car accidents in Erbil governorate

Four people was killed and sixteen others were hurt in separate car crashes in Erbil governorate Wednesday (July 22).


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Road to Haji Omaran border crossing closed due to major road damage

Officials in Soran district on Wednesday (July 21) announced the closure of the main road leading to the important Haji Omaran border crossing with Iran because of a large crack that recently opened up in the roadway as it traverses the Soran-Papshtian mountain ridge.


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One killed, two hurt in well digging accident in Pshdar

Raparin Police Directorate said on Wednesday (July 21) that one person was killed and two others were injured in an explosion in Pshdar district’s Said Ahmed village as workers attempted to dig a well using a TNT charge.


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KDP MP speculates KRG can reduce salary cuts if Baghdad transfers continue

Deputy Head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) caucus in Iraq’s Council of Representatives Bashar Kiki said on Tuesday (July 20) that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) “wants to end cuts” to public sector salaries in either July or August, after missing monthly payments or slashing disbursements since March 2020.


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1,078 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (July 21) it officially recorded 1,078 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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1,347 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday (July 20) it officially recorded 1,347 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Nearly 75,000 tourists from central, southern Iraq visit Erbil for Eid al-Adha: directorate

Erbil General Tourism Directorate said that nearly 75,500 tourists from central and southern Iraq visited Erbil governorate over the five days ahead of Eid al-Adha, which began on Tuesday (July 20).


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Put aside conflicts, decide to serve the nation: KIU secretary general

On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) Secretary General Salahadin Bahadin on Tuesday (July 20) called on the authorities in the Kurdistan Region to end political suppression, rights violations, injustice, and making people hungry.


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KDP-Sadrist understanding is for after election, not during campaign: KDP official

Head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) office in Baghdad Shwan Muhammed Taha said on Monday (July 19) that a political agreement between his party and the Sadrist movement is designed to be implemented after Iraq’s parliamentary elections in October, rather than during the campaign.


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PUK’s Lahur Sheikh Jangi addresses fallout from intra-party turmoil in Eid message

Using the occasion of a congratulatory message on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Lahur Sheikh Jangi on Monday (July 19) apologized to the people of the Kurdistan Region for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) recent internal turmoil.


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Villages, farmers in Garmian suffering through severe drought: official

The ongoing drought in the Kurdistan Region has negatively affected at least 30 villages and more than 4,000 farmers in the Garmian administration, a local official said on Monday (July 19).


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With warnings about COVID-19, leaders in Iraq, Kurdistan Region wish a happy Eid al-Adha

On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, officials in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq on Monday (July 19) sent congratulatory messages to Muslims, but advised caution during the celebrations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


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With 9,883 new COVID-19 cases, Iraq posts single-day record: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Monday (July 19) it recorded 9,883 new coronavirus infections and 62 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours, posting new single-day record.


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