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689 new coronavirus cases recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (October 31) it had recorded 689 new cases of coronavirus infections in the region over the past 24 hour.


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Kurdish man drowns in Serbia’s Drina river: Summit Foundation

The Summit Foundation for Refugees and Displaced Affairs said on Saturday (October 31) that a 24-year-old Kurdish man drowned in Serbia’s Drina River on Thursday evening.


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Former Kirkuk governor Najmadin Karim dies in US: office

The office of former Kirkuk governor Najmadin Karim announced Saturday (October 31) he had died of a stroke at a hospital in the US.


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KRG condemns sabotage attack on pipeline carrying its oil

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Friday (October 31) condemned a “terrorist attack” that targeted a pipeline transporting its oil exports earlier in the week.


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KRG denies former Baath Party figure al-Douri died in Erbil

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Spokesman Jotiar Adil on Friday (October 30) denied media reports that Baath Party senior member Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri had died in a hospital in Erbil.


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Kurdistan Region passes 75,000 coronavirus cases; logs 1,002 infections: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Friday (October 30) it had recorded 1,002 new cases of coronavirus infections in the region over the past 24 hour.


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President Barzani denounces ‘terror act’ in France’s Nice city

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Friday (October 30) condemned the knife attack in Notre-Dame Basilica church in France’s Nice city on Thursday morning, which caused the deaths of three


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Sulaimani Traffic Directorate to enforce mask use on drivers starting Friday

Sulaimani Traffic Director Faraidun Omar said on Thursday (October 29) that traffic police will start fining drivers 50,000 Iraqi dinars on Friday for not wearing protective masks while other passenge


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Kurdistan Region records 1,285 new coronavirus cases: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Thursday (October 29) that it had recorded 1,285 new cases of coronavirus infections in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24


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Iranian artillery shells border areas in Erbil’s Sidakan sub-district

The Iranian army artillery shelled Barbzin, Barbshin and Binparez villages in Erbil’s Sidakan sub-district on Thursday (October 29).


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Pomegranate and Fall Festival commences in Halabja

Halabja Fall and Pomegranate Festival kicked off on Thursday (October 29) in Halabja governorate with the participation of a slew of farmers, traders and craftspeople.


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Protesting Teachers Council refuses to wrap up strike

The Council of Protesting Teachers said on Thursday (October 29) that it will continue its strike and not open schools in Sulaimani governorate unless authorities meet their demands to put an end to


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Kurdistan MPs meet with French Consul General, reaffirm historic friendship

A high-level delegation of the Kurdistan Parliament led by Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami visited France’s Consulate-General in Erbil on Wednesday (October 28) and met with Consul-General Olivier Decott


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Former Kirkuk governor Dr. Najmadin Karim suffers a stroke: office

The office of former Kirkuk governor Dr. Najmadin Karim announced Wednesday (October 28) he had suffered a stroke and, as a result, was hospitalized earlier in the week.


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Kurdish party leader endorses Biden in US Presidential Election

Muhammed Haji Mahmood, Secretary of the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party (KSDP), on Wednesday (October 28) expressed his support for US Democratic Presidential hopeful Joe Biden in the upcoming el


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KRG announces October 29 holiday for the Prophet's birthday, no ceremony planned due to surge in COVID-19 cases

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) released a statement Wednesday (October 28) announcing Thursday the 29th as an official public holiday for civil servants in the Kurdistan Region on the occasio


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1,297 new coronavirus cases recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (October 28) 1,297 new cases of coronavirus infections in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours, making it the


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CPJ calls on Kurdish authorities to release journalist Guhdar Zebari

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on Tuesday (October 27) for the release of journalist Guhdar Zebari who was arrested in his home in Akre district by security forces.


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Positive steps taken on Erbil-Baghdad coordination centers, reform process: Peshmerga minister

Peshmerga Affairs Minister Shorsh Ismail on Tuesday (October 27) praised positive steps taken towards the formation of coordination centers between the Peshmerga and Iraqi army forces in addition to t


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MPs issue vote of confidence on government crisis report

Eighty-one lawmakers in the Kurdistan Parliament issued a vote of confidence on Tuesday (October 27) in favor of a report submitted by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour B


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