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Erbil Airbase attacked with drone using TNT; Turkish soldier killed in rocket strikes near Bashiqa

Erbil Airbase and a Turkish military facility near Bashiqa in Nineveh governorate were hit in closely-timed attacks on Wednesday night (April 14).


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KRG chief diplomat downplays idea that Kurdistan Region is under pressure over imprisoned journalists, activists

Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations Safeen Dizayee on Wednesday (April 14) sought to downplay the notion that foreign diplomats were putting pressure on E


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Archaeological site from Sassanid period found in Sulaimani

Sulaimani Mayor Awat Muhammad said that an historical site was discovered in one of the oldest parts of the city on Wednesday (April 14).


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KRG denied funding to Anfal-affected village in Chamchamal, says KIU MP

Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) lawmaker Abubakir Haladani said during a parliamentary debate on Wednesday (April 14) that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) denied a request by Jalamord village in


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Spring coronavirus surge continues, with another day of more than 1,000 new cases

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (April 14) it had officially recorded 1,159 new cases of coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours.


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New Generation MP Faruq prevented from entering Kurdistan Parliament building

Head of the New Generation Movement caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament Kazim Faruq was again prevented from entering the grounds of the Kurdistan Parliament ahead of a session on Wednesday (April 14).


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KRG 'categorically' denies report of attack on Israeli intelligence in Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Spokesperson Jotiar Adil on Wednesday (April 14) strongly denied a report from a media outlet affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) regarding an att


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Kurdistan Parliament’s priority is to end public sector salary cuts: deputy speaker

Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Hemin Hawrami said on Wednesday (April 14) that one of the legislature’s priorities was to end cuts to public sector salaries and to ensure that they are dis


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KRG PM demands compensation for Anfal genocide victims, survivors from federal government

In a statement marking Anfal Memorial Day, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday (April 14) called on Iraq’s federal government to provide compensation to the


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Garmian faces drought due to lack of winter rain: official

Head of Garmian administration Jalal Nuri warned Tuesday (April 13) that the area will likely face a drought this coming summer because there was little rain this winter.


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KRG will pay public sector salaries in full if Bagdad sends Region’s budget share: minister

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Finance and Economy Awat Janab on Tuesday (April 13) told NRT’s Tawtwe interview program that a recent budget agreement between the federal government a


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Medical student commits suicide in Raparin administration: police

Raparin Police Directorate said on Tuesday (April 13) that a young woman committed suicide in the administration, which is located north of Sulaimani.


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Kurdistan Region records sixth day above 1,000 new coronavirus cases in last week

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday (April 13) it had officially recorded 1,228 new cases of coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours.


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Setting up tents, people with disabilities protest in front of KRG Council of Ministers in Erbil

Setting up tents and preparing for a prolonged stay, people with disabilities protested in front of the offices of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers on Tuesday (April 13) ag


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Kurdistan Region is important part of US-Iraq strategic dialogue: KRG chief diplomat

Following a visit to Erbil by the US ambassador to Iraq, Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations Safeen Dizayee said on Monday (April 12) that the Kurdistan R


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KRG making excuses for continued salary cuts: New Generation MP

Deputy Head of the New Generation Movement caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament Kawa Abdulqadir said on Monday (April 12) that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is making excuses for continued pub


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Despite budget deal, KRG public sector salaries will be cut again this month, says KJG MP

Head of the Kurdistan Justice Group (KJG) caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament Abdulstar Majid said on Monday (April 12) that the salaries of public sector workers in the Kurdistan Region will again be


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Fourteenth KDP party congress to be held on May 26: advisor

Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) advisor Arf Rushdi said on Monday (April 12) that the KDP’s fourteenth party congress will be held in Duhok on May 26.


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Five ISIS militants arrested in Kurdistan Region: KRSC

The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) said on Monday (April 12) that the security forces arrested five Islamic States (ISIS) militants who were planning attacks in the Kurdistan Region’s capita


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With coronavirus raging, KRG Prime Minister Barzani issues Ramadan message

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Monday (April 12) wished Muslims in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and around the world a blessed Ramadan at the start of the holy mo


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