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KRG announces limited reopening of border with Rojava

The head of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Foreign Media Relations, Lawk Ghafuri, said on Sunday (January 23) the Semalka/Fish Khabur border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and Rojava will reopen on a limited basis for trade.


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PUK affirms its right to nominate candidate to presidency

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) General Leadership Council reiterated its right to nominate its own candidate for the position of president of Iraq during a party meeting on Sunday (January 23).


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1,122 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Sunday (January 23) it officially recorded 1,122 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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KRG PM meets with Peshmerga, interior ministers to discuss ISIS threat

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with Peshmerga Minister Shorsh Ismael and Minister of Interior Rebar Ahmed on Sunday (January 23) to discuss the threat of recent Islamic State (ISIS) activity, official media reported.


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Sulaimani’s Penjwen remains coldest spot in Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Region’s weather directorate said on Sunday (January 23) Penjwen once again had the lowest recorded temperature for the day, reaching – 25C in the last 24 hours.


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580 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (January 22) it officially recorded 580 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Peshmerga Ministry says revival of ISIS sleeper cells ‘notable threat’

The Peshmerga Ministry on Saturday (January 22) called for a review of security procedures in light of a renewed threat from Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cells, after an attack from the militant group that killed 11 members of Iraqi forces in Diyala.


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Construction vehicle plunges off roadside while clearing snow

A man died after his vehicle fell off the edge of a road he was clearing of snow in Sulaimani governorate on Friday (January 21).


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Sulaimani’s Penjwen coldest in Kurdistan Region: directorate

The Kurdistan Region's General Directorate of Meteorology and Seismology said on Friday (January 21) that Penjwen district in Sulaimani governorate recorded the lowest temperature of - 16C in the Kurdistan Region in the last 24 hours.


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(Video) Truck drivers stranded for over 12 hours send video hoping for rescue

A group of oil tanker drivers have been stuck for over 12 hours on a road in Sulaimani province’s Chamchamal district on Thursday (January 20) with no one coming to their rescue.


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Directorate completely shuts down traffic in Koya

Koya’s traffic directorate announced on Thursday that all roads in the city are shut down in order to prevent accidents after snowfall and ice have made travel dangerous in the city.


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Camps in Kurdistan Region receive fuel supplies: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Migration and Displacement said on Thursday (January 20) supplies including fuel and food are being distributed to residents of camps in the Kurdistan Region, state media reported.


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Man dies in attempted rescue from wrecked car in Kurdistan Region

The Darbandikhan Health Directorate said on Thursday (January 20) a man died in an attempt to rescue his injured brother from a car after a traffic accident.


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Erbil’s Haji Omeran coldest in Kurdistan Region: directorate

The Kurdistan Region’s General Directorate of Meteorology and Seismology said on Thursday (January 20) that Erbil’s Haji Omeran area recorded the lowest temperature of minus 6 Celsius in the Region in the last 24 hours.


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KRG spokesperson says 200 billion IQD ready for transfer from Iraq govt.

Kurdistan Regional Government Spokesperson Jotiar Adil said on Wednesday procedures to send 200 Iraqi dinars from the federal government to the Kurdistan Region have been completed and the amount is expected to be transferred to Erbil bank accounts.


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University classes called off in Kurdistan Region due to weather conditions

The Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Higher Education said on Wednesday (January 19) all private and public institutes and universities in the Region will suspend classes on Thursday due to weather conditions.


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1,370 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (January 19) it officially recorded 1,370 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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KRG has yet to fully hand out last month’s salaries: NGM member

New Generation Movement (NGM) Kurdistan Parliament member Kawa Abdulqadir said on Tuesday (January 18) the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has not yet fully distributed the salaries of government employees for December, despite the rise in the price of oil and the increase in non-oil revenues.


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1,520 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday (January 18) it officially recorded 1,520new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Ministry warns Peshmerga to get vaccinated ahead of deadline

The Peshmerga Ministry said on Monday (January 17) members of Kurdish forces who have not been vaccinated will be questioned legally and their salaries will be suspended.


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