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Three suspects arrested for attack on Kurdish family in Turkey’s Mersin: Erbil governor

Following an attack on a Kurdish family visiting Turkey from the Kurdistan Region, Erbil Governor Omed Khoshnaw said on Friday (May 14) that the Turkish Consulate General in Erbil officially communica


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353 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Friday (May 14) it officially recorded 353 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Imprisoned Badinan activist’s daughter calls for father’s release

In response to a video published by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani in which he made phone calls on the first day of Eid al-Fitr to the children of Peshmerga killed


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New Generation Movement has ‘good stance’ for not running with KDP, PUK in Iraqi elections: former Gorran official

Former Secretary of the Change Movement's (Gorran) National Assembly Adnan Osman on Thursday (May 13) praised the New Generation Movement for not forming a coalition with either the Patriotic Union of


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‘Good understanding’ reached between Peshmerga, Iraqi army: KRG Peshmerga minister

During a visit to the Bashik and Mosul-Khazr Peshmerga axes on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Peshmerga Affairs Shorsh Esmail said on Thursday (May 13) t


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636 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Thursday (May 13) it officially recorded 636 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Part of Sulaimani school turned into commercial site: director

Head of Sheikh Mahmood School Rebwar Qadr Shaswar told NRT on Wednesday (May 12) that part of the school’s building which consisted of three rooms has been turned into a commercial place.


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Teachers, activists in Sulaimani governorate protest in support of Badinan detainees

Members of the Dissatisfied Teacher Council and activists held demonstrations on Thursday (May 13) in Sulaimani city, Kalar, and Ranya in support of the dozens of journalists, activists, and ordinary


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Officials in Kurdistan Region wish a happy Eid al-Fitr

Marking a conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan, officials in the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday (May 12) wished Muslims in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq and across the world a happy Eid al-Fitr.


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KRG PM Barzani promises to resolve issues raised by residents of Erbil's Eight of Hasarok neighborhood

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Wednesday (May 12) that construction permits should be given to residents in Erbil's Eight of Hasarok neighborhood in the nea


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Sulaimani governor urges compliance with COVID-19 measures during Eid al-Fitr

Sulaimani governor Haval Abubakir on Wednesday (May 12) urged citizens to abide by the Kurdistan Region Government’s (KRG) coronavirus-related measures during Eid al-Fitr unlike previous occasions whe


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755 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (May 12) it officially recorded 755 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Kurdistan Region officials urge cooperation with Iraqi forces in disputed areas

Following a deadly attack overnight, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs on Wednesday (May 12) reiterated its warning that Islamic State (ISIS) militants were using


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Fire burns 2,000 acres in Mawat: forest police

Sulaimani Forest and Environment Police Directorate said on Wednesday (May 12) that a fire burned approximately 2,000 acres of land in Sulaimani governorate’s Mawat district.


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UN condemns 'increasingly repressive' behavior of Kurdistan Region towards freedom of expression

The UN published a lengthy and detailed report on Wednesday (May 12) about the marked deterioration of freedom of expression in the Kurdistan Region over the past year, pointing to a significant numbe


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President Barzani expresses concern about Israel-Palestine violence

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday (May 12) expressed his concern about the ongoing violence between Israelis and Palestinians, which has resulted in the deaths of dozens of civ


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Journalists, activists in Duhok denied rights by hypocritical authorities: New Generation MP

New Generation lawmaker in the Kurdistan Parliament Mzhda Mahmoud on Tuesday (May 11) alleged hypocrisy on the part of senior officials in the Kurdistan Region for criticizing federal authorities for


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One Peshmerga killed, one wounded in ISIS attack near Kifri

One Peshmerga was killed and another wounded when Islamic State (ISIS) militants attacked their unit near Naijul town in Kifri district on Tuesday night (May 11).


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May 13 will be first day of Eid al-Fitr in Kurdistan Region: KRG

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Endowment and Religious Affairs Pshtiwan Sadiq on Tuesday (May 11) announced that Thursday would be the first day of Eid al-Fitr in the Kurdistan Region


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Kurdistan Region President Barzani condemns threats, attacks against Iraqi demonstrators

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Tuesday (May 11) expressed concerns about the continued threats and attacks against demonstrators in Iraq.


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