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New Generation lawmakers meet with KRG agriculture minister after farmer protest

Following a protest in Erbil where farmers dumped their produce to draw attention to the presence of cheap imports, lawmakers from the New Generation Movement met with Kurdistan Regional Government (K


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274 places of business closed for coronavirus violations in Erbil

Erbil’s Coronavirus Operations Room said in a statement on Tuesday (July 7) that officials in the governorate have closed down 274 places of business over the past week for violating public health gui


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Kurdistan Region President Barzani condemns assassination of Iraqi researcher al-Hashimi

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Tuesday (July 7) condemned the assassination of security analyst and researcher Husham al-Hashimi, who was killed by unidentified gunmen in Baghdad over


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Planned visit by KRG budget delegation to Baghdad postponed

A negotiating delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) postponed on Tuesday (July 7) an expected trip to Baghdad because federal officials have not completed a review of financial, pers


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No talks have been held between PUK and Gorran about changes to Sulaimani governor: Haval Abubakr

Sulaimani Governor Haval Abubakr said on Tuesday (July 7) that no talks have taken place between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Change Movement (Gorran) about changes to the governorsh


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Residents in Kani Watman village protest, block Sulaimani-Ranya road

Residents in Kani Watman village protested for a second day on Tuesday (July 7) against a lack of public services and poor living conditions in their area and blocked the Sulaimani-Ranya road.


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Public sector workers protest in Sulaimani for second day against salary cuts

Public sector workers, teachers, and employees of the governorate's traffic directorate protested against salary cuts in front of the Kurdistan Parliament’s local office in Sulaimani for a second day


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Eggs smuggled into the Kurdistan Region’s markets, says KRG agriculture minister

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Agriculture Begard Talabani said on Monday (July 6) that many eggs are not officially imported into the Kurdistan Region and are instead brought in thro


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KRG delegation will visit Baghdad on Tuesday, says KDP lawmaker

A Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) lawmaker in the Council of Representatives said on Monday (July 6) that a delegation of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials will visit Baghdad on Tuesday t


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324 new coronavirus cases in Kurdistan Region: health ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Monday (July 6) that it has recorded 324 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region.


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One dead, five injured in car crash on Erbil-Koya road

Koya Traffic Directorate said on Monday (July 6) that one person died and five other people were injured in a car crash on the Erbil-Koya road.


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KRG cabinet to approve reform law implementation plan at next meeting

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Reform Committee said on Monday (June 6) that discussions have been completed regarding the steps necessary to implement the pension and salary reform law pas


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PUK, Gorran representatives begin taking up positions in KDP ministries

As part of the political agreement between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), an official from the latter party has taken up his role as Kurdistan Regiona


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Fire burns on Azmar Mountain in Sulaimani

A fire broke out on Azmar Mountain in Sulaimani on Monday (July 6), burning significant portion of one of its foothills.


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Protesters in Sulaimani demand salaries be paid federal government, not KRG

Public sector workers, teachers, and activists protested in front of the Kurdistan Parliament’s local office in Sulaimani on Monday (July 6) demanding that their salaries be paid directly by the feder


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Farmers, produce stand owners dump vegetables in Erbil to protest KRG agricultural policies

Vegetable stand owners and farmers in Erbil protested by dumping their produce onto a major roadway on Monday (July 6) because they are unable to sell their products at market due to the presence of c


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Revising timeline, officials say repairs to ruptured watermain in Sulaimani to be completed within days

Sulaimani Governor Haval Abubakr said late on Sunday (July 5) that problems caused by a watermain break in the city will be solved on Monday.


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Man drowns in Sirwan River: police

Police in the Garmian administration confirmed on Monday (June 6) that a 27-year-old man from Bawanwr town in Kalar has drowned in the Sirwan River.


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Suspected drug trafficker arrested in Erbil: police

The General Directorate of Combating Narcotics in the Kurdistan Region said on Sunday (July 5) that a suspected drug trafficker has been arrested in Erbil in possession of several types of narcotics a


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Fire breaks out in Sulaimani’s Dara Sutawaka bazaar

A fire broke out in a shop selling household goods in Sulaimani’s Dara Sutawaka bazaar on Sunday (July 5), causing significant damage.


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