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KURDISTAN

Meeting between political parties in Erbil to form a united list for disputed areas delayed: PUK

A scheduled meeting between the Kurdistan Region’s political parties to discuss the formation of a united electoral list to contest provincial elections in governorates that contain disputed areas has


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We are committed to our political agreement with the KDP: PUK

Spokesperson for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Latif Sheikh Omar said on Friday (September 20) that the party remained committed to its agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).


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New academic year starts for over 1,400,000 students in Kurdistan Region

More than 1,400,000 students in the Kurdistan Region’s cities, districts, sub-districts and villages started the new academic year on Saturday (September 21).


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Shootings at party offices not premeditated, aimed to provoke: PUK

Deputy Head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Center in Erbil Haji Masifi said that shooting incidents at the party’s Committee 4 and Committee 5 in Erbil were not premeditated and seemed to b


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'Kurdistan This Week' for September 21, 2019

NRT Digital Media broadcast another episode of “Kurdistan This Week” on Saturday (September 21).


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Turkish court orders rearrest of jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas

The release from a Turkish jail of the former leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is set to be blocked after a court on Friday (September 20).ordered his arrest on new terrorism-


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PUK officials in KRG send letter of complaint to PM Barzani

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan officials (PUK) who are currently serving in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) sent a letter of complaint to the KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Friday (Septem


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PUK to meet on Friday to discuss relations with KDP

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) Politburo will meet later on Friday (September 20) to discuss their agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).


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KDP office in downtown Sulaimani attacked by unknown individuals

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office in Sulaimani was attacked on Friday (September 20) by some unknown individuals.


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Kosrat Rasul sent letter of concern to Barzani about Sangawi restriction: PUK senior member

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) First Deputy Secretary-General Kosrat Rasul has sent a letter to leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani protesting the treatment of PUK senior


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KDP meets with New Generation in Erbil to discuss provincial elections

A delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met with representatives of the New Generation Movement at the latter's office in Erbil on Thursday (September 19).


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Parties contesting Kirkuk election on Kurdish electoral list to meet in Erbil: Gorran member

Eleven political parties in the Kurdistan Region will meet in Erbil on Saturday to officially form an electoral list to contest the provincial election in Kirkuk, Change Movement (Gorran) Executive Bo


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Senior PUK official Mahmoud Sangawi prevented from entering Erbil

Senior member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Politburo Mahmoud Sangawi was prevented from entering Erbil at one of the city's checkpoints on Thursday (September 19).


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Council of Representatives Speaker al-Halbusi arrives in Erbil

Speaker of the Council of Representatives Mohammed al-Halbusi arrived in Erbil on Thursday (September 19) where he was welcomed by Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Rewaz Fayaq.


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KRG allocates 40bn Iraqi dinars to repair and improve inter-city roadways

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Housing and Reconstruction Dana Abdulkareem said during a press conference on Thursday (September 19) that 40 billion Iraqi dinars ($33.5 million) has b


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Too early to decide on Kirkuk provincial council election, says New Generation

Head of the New Generation Movement caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament Kawa Abdulqadir said on Wednesday (September 18) that it is too early to decide whether the Movement will participate in provinci


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KRG Council of Ministers meets about border crossings, agricultural loans

During its meeting on Wednesday (September 18) , the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Council of Ministers decided to form a committee to reorganize how international border crossings are managed


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Parties must adopt mindset that Peshmerga needs to be united: Chawrash

During an appearance on NRT's Tawtwe interview program on Tuesday (September 18), head of the Peshmerga Forces 70 Command Mustafa Chawrash said that the Region's ruling parties must adopt a mindset wh


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Farhad Pirbal released on bail after two months in custody on arson charges

Writer and professor Farhad Pirbal was bailed out on Wednesday (September 18) after being detained for over two months on suspicion of setting fire to a library.


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KRG Minister of State Khalid Shwani to lead talks with Baghdad

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday (September 18) tapped Khalid Shwani to lead talks with the federal Government in an effort to resolve disputes over the


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