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Kurdistan Region nears 40,000 recorded coronavirus cases, 1,500 deaths: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Friday (September 18) that it has recorded 605 cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours and is


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Badal Barwari sends message from jail to embassies, human rights organizations

More than a month after being arrested for the second time this year, teacher and activist Badal Barwari on Thursday (September 17) sent a message from prison in Duhok, calling on diplomats and intern


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Whole of Kurdistan Region will be linked by railroads, promises official

Spokesperson for the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Housing and Construction Mariwan Mala Hassan promised on Thursday (September 17) that the Kurdistan Region will be connected by a


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Two Turkish soldiers killed, one wounded by PKK rocket fire: Turkish defense ministry

The Turkish Defense Ministry said on Friday (September 18) that two of its soldiers were killed and another wounded by rockets fired by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in the Kurdistan Region.


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Kurdistan Teachers Union chief says will conduct review of online education

Secretary of the Kurdistan Teachers Union Abdulwahid Muhammad said on Thursday (September 17) that the union will review the government’s online education program, adding that its members believed in


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KRG delegation to discuss budget with federal officials on September 20

Member of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) negotiating delegation Zagros Fatah said on Thursday (September 17) that Regional officials will visit Baghdad on September 20 to discuss the federa


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Ceremony halls’ owners in Duhok call on officials to allow them to resume businesses

Owners of ceremony halls in Duhok city protested in front of Duhok Provincial Council’s building on Thursday (September 17), demanding that they be able to reopen their halls.


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680 new coronavirus cases recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Thursday (September 17) that it has recorded 680 cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours.


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Government making progress on road projects: KRG spokesperson

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Spokesperson said on Thursday (September 17) that the ninth cabinet of the KRG has implemented dozens of important projects regarding constructing and building road


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Positive steps taken in privatizing electricity sector in Kurdistan Region: minister

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Electricity Minister Kamal Muhammad said on Wednesday (September 16) that good steps have been taken in the process of privatizing the electricity sector in the Kur


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NRT presenter Shwan Adil arrested, released on bail after two new lawsuits

NRT news presenter Shwan Adil was arrested and then released on bail on Wednesday (September 16) after new lawsuits were filed against him by a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) senior official and a


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Suspect arrested in Erbil after murder of Kurdish family in Baghdad

The Kurdistan Region’s Counterterrorism Service (CTS) said on Wednesday (September 16) that it arrested a suspect at a hotel in Erbil in the killing of three members of a Kurdish family in Baghdad th


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Two suspects arrested on narcotics charges, 147 guns seized in Erbil

The Erbil Anti-Drug Directorate said on Tuesday night (September 15) that it had apprehended two suspects on charges of narcotics usages and trafficking, seized 147 firearms and more than five kilo a


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Fire damages supermarket in Erbil’s Bakhtiari neighbourhood

Spokesperson for the Erbil Civil Defense Directorate Sarkawt Karash said that early on Wednesday (September 16) a fire broke out inside a supermarket in Erbil’s Bakhtiari neighborhood because of a pow


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KRG cabinet holds its meetings online, but tells public servants to go to the office: New Generation MP

A New Generation Movement lawmaker on Wednesday (September 16) criticized the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet for holding its meetings over video conference, even though it consists of jus


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PKK has done more damage to Kurdistan Region than to Turkey, says KDP politburo secretary

The secretary of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Politburo said on Wednesday (September 16) that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has inflicted more damage on the Kurdistan Region than Turkey.


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Kurdistan Region passes 38,000 officially recorded coronavirus cases: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (September 16) that it has recorded 754 cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours.


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KRG Council of Ministers discusses Kadhimi’s visit, budget, energy and Erbil-Baghdad negotiations

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers met via video conference on Wednesday (September 16) and discussed the recent visit of the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhimi to the Kurd


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Kurdistan Parliament approves Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities law

During a parliamentary session, the Kurdistan Parliament approved Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities in Kurdistan Region bill with 70 votes on Tuesday (September 15).


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Kurdistan Region President Barzani meets with UN representative Hennis-Plasschaert

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert in Erbil on Tuesday (September 15) and discussed the ongoin


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