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Wave of heavy snow, rain to affect Kurdistan Region: directorate

The General Directorate of Meteorology and Seismology in the Kurdistan Region said Thursday (December 12) a wave of heavy rain and snow will hit the Kurdistan Region beginning overnight.


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Kurdistan Parliament to hold session next week

The Kurdistan Parliament will hold a session next week, after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) sent a reform bill to the parliament.


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KRG’s goal to reach 'comprehensive agreement' with Baghdad, says PM

As relations have appeared to improve in recent weeks, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said that Erbil aims to reach a “comprehensive agreement” with the federal gov


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Senior officials should not get pensions: New Generation lawmaker

New Generation Movement lawmaker Kawa Abdulqadir said on Wednesday (December 11) that senior officials should not receive pensions as a part of a government reform plan.


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Council of Ministers approves pension, salary reform bill

The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Council of Ministers on Wednesday (December 11) approved a draft pension and salary reform bill, which will now be returned to the Kurdistan Parliament for a


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Four PUK officials in Garmian resign ahead of congress

Four Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officials in the Garmian administration resigned on Wednesday (December 11) over differences in the direction of the party.


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Court in Erbil sentences man to death for killing refugee family

A court in Erbil on Wednesday (December 11) sentenced a man to death penalty for killing five members of a family who were Syrian Kurdish refugees.


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Police arrest three for attempting to extort girl, release photos on social media

Police said Wednesday (December 11) they had arrested three suspects in Sulaimani province who are accused of threatening to release photos of a girl on social media.


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Armed men kidnap member of Asayish in Diyala province: source

Armed men abducted a member of the Asayish (security) forces in Diyala province on Tuesday night (December 10), a source said on Wednesday.


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Consul-general says US provides nearly $94,000 for journalists training in Region

US Consul-General in Erbil Steven Fagin said on Wednesday (December 11) that the United States would provide nearly $94,000 in program funds to train journalists in the Kurdistan Region.


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Female fighter Kobane not receiving treatment in Turkish prison: mother

Kurdish female fighter Cicek Kobane, who was captured by Turkish-backed Syrian rebel allies in October, is not receiving medical treatment in a Turkish prison, Kobane’s mother alleged on Tuesday (Dece


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Company attempts medicine fraud in Erbil: KIG lawmaker

Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) lawmaker in the Kurdistan Parliament Soran Omar on Tuesday (December 10) posted a video to his social media account alleging that a company in Erbil had tried to pass off


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Council of Ministers to meet on Wednesday, discuss pension bill

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers is set to hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday (December 11) to discuss a pension reform bill.


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KRG highlights role sheltering victims of violence

At an event marking Human Rights Day on Tuesday (December 10), Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari highlighted the role that the Region has played


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Snow, fog closes road between Soran and Raparin in Kurdistan Region (Photos)

Snow and fog have closed a road between Soran district and Raparin administration in the Kurdistan Region, an official said on Tuesday (December 10).


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KRG transfers part of its electricity to Kirkuk, Mosul: minister

As local residents grapple with electricity provision problems, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Electricity Kamal Salih noted on Tuesday (December 10) that a portion of the electricity


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Member of family from Halabja that was drugged, burned in Iran dies

A woman who was drugged and burned in Iran alongside her husband and mother died on Tuesday (December 10), an NRT reporter has said.


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Kurdistan President meets with political parties to create coalition in Baghdad

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with the Region's political parties on Tuesday (December 10) about creating a coalition in Baghdad.


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Violations against journalists at ‘dangerous level’ in Kirkuk: watchdog

A local press freedom watchdog has warned that violations against journalists have reached a “dangerous level” in Kirkuk.


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11 arrested over attempted murder of Halabja family in Iran: KRG envoy

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Representative to Iran Nazim Dabagh said eleven people were arrested for the attempted murder of a family from Halabja who were visiting Iran.


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