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Kurdistan Region’s political leaders call for reconstruction of Sinjar, promise to work with Baghdad

On the sixth anniversary of the Ezidi genocide, Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani decried that Sinjar and other places where Ezidis historically live have not been rebuilt and stabilized in


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Iranian warplanes bomb KDPI headquarters near Choman: local official

A local official in Choman has said that Iranian warplanes bombed the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI) in Smilan sub-district at approximately10 a.m. on Monday (August


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Man shot and killed by his cousin in Kalar: police

Police in the Garmian administration said on Monday (August 3) that a man was shot and killed by his cousin in Kalar’s Rizgari sub-district overnight.


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Iranian Kurd held in Erbil for two years without trial by KDP-affiliated force, say family, MP

A man from Iranian Kurdistan has been held in the custody of security forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) without trial for more than two years, his family and a lawmaker in th


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334 new coronavirus cases recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Sunday (August 2) that it has recorded 334 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region.


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MP calls on federal government to move against unofficial border crossings in Kurdistan Region

A member of the Council of Representatives’ Security and Defense Committee argued on Sunday (August 2) that unofficial border crossings located in the Kurdistan Region pose a significant danger to the


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KRG can provide 21 hours of electricity per day, claims ministry

After bringing a second unit at the Khabat Steam Power Plant online, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Electricity claimed on Sunday (August 2) that it can now provide 21 hours of


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Man drowns in Dukan Lake: official

A 29-old-year man drowned in Dukan Lake on Saturday evening (August 1), according to a local official.


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Turkish warplanes conduct airstrike close to Duhok city; no reported casualties

Turkish warplanes conducted an airstrike on a village close to Duhok city on Saturday (August 1), reportedly targeting a vehicle belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).


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277 new coronavirus cases in Kurdistan Region, mostly in Erbil and Duhok governorates: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Saturday (August 1) that it has recorded 277 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region.


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Despite depressed prices and demand, Sangaw farmer still trying to innovate

Known locally in Sangaw as Sheikh Jamal Krpchna, Jamal Jalal Hussain has worked on farms since the early 1960s, fields that were tilled by his forebears for decades.


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Rizgari Teaching Hospital refuses oxygen bottles donated by New Generation: MP

Deputy head of New Generation caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament Kawa Abdulqadir said on Saturday (August 1) that Rizgari Teaching Hospital did not accept a quantity of bottled oxygen donated by the M


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Under strict health guidelines, Sulaimani International Airport to resume flights Saturday: director

Director of Sulaimani International Airport Tahir Abdullah said that passenger flights will resume on Saturday (August 1) in accordance with public health guidelines and that travelers should take a P


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'Kurdistan This Week' For August 1, 2020

NRT Digital Media broadcasts another episode of “Kurdistan This Week” on Saturday (August 1).


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243 new coronavirus cases reported in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Friday (July 31) that it has recorded 243 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region.


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Coalition to open advising center in Erbil as part of counter-ISIS effort: spokesperson

As its footprint in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region shrinks, the Global Coalition to Defeat Islamic State (ISIS) will open a new advising center in Erbil in an effort to centralize and increase coordina


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Sulaimani International Airport: passengers must take coronavirus test before flights

Sulaimani International Airport said on Friday (July 31) that passengers must take a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, which detects potential coronavirus infection, in the 48 hours before they bo


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Fire breaks out at shampoo factory in Raparin

A shampoo manufacturing plant in the Raparin administration caught fire on Friday (July 31), causing some material damage.


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Erbil health officials deny Rizgari Teaching Hospital ran out of bottled oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients

Erbil Health Directorate has rejected allegations that patients have died at Rizgari Teaching Hospital because the facility ran out of bottled oxygen, attributing the deaths instead to complications


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Ahead of Eid al-Adha, Kurdistan Region posts second-highest one-day coronavirus total: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Thursday (July 30) that it has recorded 368 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region, the second-highest one-day


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