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Sabotage attacks prevented by security forces in Kurdistan Region: Security Council

The Kurdistan Region Security Council said on Monday (October 26) that its forces have prevented a number of destructive attacks from taking place in the Kurdistan Region and have arrested several sus


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Officials in Erbil governorate take new measures to enforce mask use

Erbil Deputy Governor Hemin Qadir said on Monday (October 24) that residents in Erbil city and its districts and sub-districts will be fined 20,000 Iraqi dinars ($17) if they do not wear masks.


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Sulaimani Provincial Council member appears before court on charges of falsifying documents

Head of Police Directorate in the Garmian administration Jamal Qaduri said that Muhammad Sheikh Wahab, Change Movement representative in the Sulaimani Provincial Council, handed himself over to police


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KRG PM Barzani meets with UNITAD Chief Ahmed Khan

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with Special Adviser and Head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) Karim Assad Ahmad Kh


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Kurdistan Parliament to debate government plans following KRG PM appearance

The Kurdistan Parliament Presidency summoned lawmakers on Sunday (October 25) to attend a regular parliamentary session on Tuesday to discuss the previous session with and answers of Kurdistan Regiona


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More than 40,000 people in Kurdistan Region have recovered from COVID-19: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Sunday (October 25) that it has recorded 828 cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours.


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Writer Kakamam Botani dies at 83 of COVID-19

Prominent Kurdish author and head of the Kurdish Authors Union General Center Kakamam Fakhri Sami, known as Kakamam Botani, has died in Erbil at the age of 83.


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KRG finance ministry halts salaries of senior officials at Bashmakh border crossing

Citing corruption and their failure to reign in smuggling, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Finance and Economy Ministry has suspended the salaries of directors of the Bashmakh Border Compoun


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As coronavirus cases surge, officials in Kurdistan Region announce measures to enforce mask use

Amid a prolonged surge in the number of new coronavirus infections, the Kurdistan Region’s Supreme Committee for Coronavirus Response announced on Saturday (October 24) that it would start fining and


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860 coronavirus cases recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Saturday (October 24) that it has recorded 860 cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours.


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​2.8 kilograms narcotics seized, five suspects arrested in Erbil

Erbil Anti-Drug Directorate said on Saturday (October 24) that the security forces had confiscated 2.846 kilograms of narcotics and arrested five suspects in three operations in Erbil governorate.


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'Kurdistan This Week' For October 24, 2020

NRT Digital Media broadcasts another episode of “Kurdistan This Week” on Saturday (October 24).


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PM Barzani promises new autism center for children in Erbil

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Friday (October 23) that $585,240 has been allocated for an autism center in Erbil.


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Turkey’s MIT says it arrested suspect in Kayseri bombing: Anadolu

Turkey’s state-run outlet Anadolu Agency said on Friday (October 23) Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) arrested a person in northern Iraq who is suspected of involvement in the Kayseri


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More than 32,000 people, mostly youths, migrate from Kurdistan Region, Iraq in 2020: advocacy organization

Despite closed borders and restricted travel as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, people continue to emigrate from the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in large numbers, fleeing unemployment, ende


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Kurdistan Region records over 1,000 new coronavirus cases for fifth consecutive day: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Friday (October 23) that it has recorded 1,053 cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours.


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Fire breaks out in Duhok’s main bazaar

Duhok Civil Defense Directorate said on Thursday evening (October 22) that a fire broke out in six warehouses containing shoes and school supplies in the city’s main bazaar.


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Activist, journalists arrested by security forces in Duhok

An activist and two journalists were arrested by the local security forces in Duhok governorate early on Thursday (October 22).


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Three suspects arrested for firing randomly in Chamchamal: Asayish

The Directorate of Asayish-Western Sulaimani said on Thursday (October 22) that it arrested three suspects for firing randomly in Chamchamal district.


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KRG says federal government should compensate it for oil production cuts from OPEC+ agreement: spokesperson

Spokesperson for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Jotiar Adil said on Thursday (October 22) that the KRG is ready to make additional cuts to its oil production, if the federal government compen


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