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Iraqi PM Kadhimi takes off at start of official visit to US

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi departed for Washington on Sunday (July 25) for the latest round of the US-Iraq Strategic Dialogue, with a White House meeting with President Joe Biden on Monday expected to be the key set piece.


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One killed, another wounded in Kirkuk’s Prde

A man stabbed his father to death and wounded his brother in Kikruk’s Prde on Saturday (July 24).


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1,010 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (July 24) it officially recorded 1,010 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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PKK fired at Peshmerga near Matin Mountain, alleges KRG official

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs alleged that Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters fired at a Peshmerga unit operating near Duhok governorate’s Matin Mountain early on Saturday morning (July 24).


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Darbandikhan Dam official says Iran briefly increased waterflow into Kurdistan Region

Head of Darbandikhan Dam Directorate Rahman Khani said on Saturday (July 24) that Iran increased the amount of water it was allowing to flow into the Kurdistan Region for two days, before reducing it again.


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Political, literary, social activities should be suspended due to COVID-19 increase: Sulaimani officials

Officials in Sulaimani governorate decided on Saturday (July 24) that all political, literary, artistic, organizational, and social activities that attract large numbers of people should be suspended amid a surge in the number of officially-recorded COVID-19 cases in the Kurdistan Region.


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Drone attacks Kurdistan Region base hosting US troops: coalition

A drone attack has been carried out on a military base in the Kurdistan Region that hosts American troops, without causing any casualties, the US-led coalition said Saturday (July 24).


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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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