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Erbil Traffic Directorate extends workings hours

Erbil Traffic Directorate said on Saturday (August 8) that it has extended working hours at its offices from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00, in order to deal with pent-up demand for processing of routine business.


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KRG will provide electricity to Baghdad if certain conditions met: ministry

Spokesperson for the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Electricity Omed Ahmad said on Saturday (August 8) that the Region will provide governorates in central and southern Iraq with el


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Turkish warplanes bomb areas in Duhok’s Shiladze and Deraluk sub-districts

Turkish warplanes bombed several locations in Duhok governorate on Saturday (August ​8), including Nerwa in Shiladze sub-district and Linki Mountain in Deraluk sub-district.


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'Kurdistan This Week' For August 8, 2020

NRT Digital Media broadcasts another episode of “Kurdistan This Week” on Saturday (August 8).


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More than 10,000 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in Kurdistan Region: health ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Friday (August 7) that it has recorded 413 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region.


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Turkish warplanes bomb villages in Bradost

Turkish warplanes bombed Halkera and Gali Rash villages in the Bradost area of northern Erbil governorate on Friday (August 7), igniting a brush fire in the area.


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Three die in car crash on Erbil-Koya road, including football referee

Three people died in a multi-car pile-up on the Erbil-Koya Road on Friday (August 7).


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Turkish warplanes bomb Mawat, igniting brushfire on mountainside

Mayor of Mawat district Kamaran Sharbazheri has said that Turkish warplanes bombed targets near Qamish village on Friday afternoon (August 7), igniting a brush fire on the mountainsides.


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No COVID-19 patients in Rizgari Hospital died from lack of oxygen, says investigative committee

A committee set up to investigate accusations that a lack of oxygen supplies at Erbil’s Rizgari Hospital contributed to the deaths of patients being treated for COVID-19 said in a statement on Friday


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HPG claims its fighters killed five Turkish soldiers in Duhok governorate

The People's Defense Forces (HPG) claimed in a statement on Thursday (August 6) that the group’s fighters killed five Turkish soldiers in the Haftanin area of Duhok governorate on August 4.


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Kurdistan Region passes 16,000 officially recorded coronavirus cases: health ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Thursday (August 6) that it has recorded 507 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region.


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Federal government to pay public sector workers at Kurdistan Region’s dams

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi decided to pay the salaries of public sector workers at the Kurdistan Region’s dams, and to transfer responsibility for paying those workers to the federal Mini


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64 businesses in Sulaimani closed down in July for coronavirus-related violations: officials

Sulaimani Central District officials said on Thursday (August 6) that 64 places of business were shut down because of coronavirus-related public health violations and nearly 48 tons of expired food a


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Erbil Central District says bazaars, auto shows will be closed on Fridays: Erbil Mayoral District

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to hit the governorate hard, Erbil Central District said on Thursday (August 6) that markets and bazaars, motorcycle and bicycle yards, and automobile shows will


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Drivers will be fined 50,000 IQD in Soran if they fail to wear a face mask: directorate

Soran Traffic Directorate said on Thursday (August 6) that drivers and passengers must wear protective face masks, adding that it would fine any driver 50,000 Iraqi dinars ($42.06) if they fail to do


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Bus, taxis drivers in Erbil protest coronavirus travel ban

Bus and taxi drivers protested at a transportation terminal in Erbil city on Thursday (August 6) calling on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to re-open routes between Erbil and other areas of t


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Fire breaks out at Kabartu 2 camp in Duhok’s Semel district

A fire broke out at the Kabartu 2 displacement camp in Semel district in Duhok governorate on Wednesday (August 5), damaging four tents belonging to Ezidi internally displaced persons (IDPs).


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404 new coronavirus cases logged in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (August 4) that it has recorded 404 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region.


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98% of Kurdistan Region farmers’ wheat harvest taken in: official

Director General of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Trade and Industry Nawzad Adham said on Wednesday (August 5) that officials have continued take in wheat harvested by the local


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COVID-19 case detected at IDP camp in Duhok: migration and displacement ministry

The federal Ministry of Displacement and Migration announced on Wednesday (August 5) that it has identified a coronavirus case at the Chamishku camp in Duhok’s Zakho district, the first at that facili


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