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

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (October 16) it officially recorded 464 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Cooking gas price spike temporary says Erbil governor, but alludes to issues with Baghdad over gasoline shipments

Erbil Governor Omed Khoshnaw said on Saturday (October 16) that the recent increase in the price of propane gas in the governorate is due to repairs underway at facilities at the Khor Mor gas field in Sulaimani governorate, which supplies most of the Kurdistan Region with the vital resource.


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Chamchamal house fire claims second victim, as woman dies of burns

A woman died on Saturday (October 16) of burns suffered eleven days ago when a gas cylinder exploded and set fire to her family’s house in Chamchamal.


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1,331 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Friday (October 15) it officially recorded 1,331 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Man killed by old mortar in Haji Omaran

A man was killed by an old mortar shell in Haji Omaran in Choman district on Friday (October 15).


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Police dies from wounds suffered in Harir shootout

A member of the police who was wounded in a shootout in Harir town last month died on Friday (October 15) Shaqlawa Hospital media director Mohammad Amokayi told NRT.


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Kurdistan Region President Barzani, UNAMI chief Hennis-Plasschaert hold post-election meeting

President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert on Friday (October 15) in Erbil to discuss the results of the recent parliamentary elections.


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Man killed on Saidawa bridge: police

A man was killed on Saidawa bridge in Erbil on Thursday (October 14) due to social problem, Erbil Police said.


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1,409 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Thursday (October 14) it officially recorded 1,409 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Price of cooking gas nearly doubles in Erbil following election

Three days after Iraq’s parliamentary elections, residents in Erbil woke up to a propane gas shortage on Thursday (October 14), with the price spiking as a result.


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Guard shot and killed at Darwaza City, after stopping driver at gate

A guard at the Darwaza City apartment complex in Sulaimani was shot and killed on Thursday (October 14) by an assailant who was later arrested.


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Harvest bounty: Halabja Autumn Pomegranate Festival begins, showing off local fruit and honey

With the leaves changing and the rains starting to arrive in the Kurdistan Region, the seventh annual Halabja Autumn Pomegranate Festival opened on Thursday (October 14) with hundreds of farmers and crafters from the governorate and surrounding areas showing off their produce and goods.


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Man arrested in Kirkuk murder: police

A man suspected of murder was arrested on Thursday (October 14), according to a statement by the Kirkuk Police Directorate.


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Gas prices jump again in Kurdistan Region, prompting protests from taxi, bus drivers

Minibus and taxi drivers protested against high gasoline prices in the Kurdistan Region on Thursday (October 14), saying that they would have to pass the costs on to consumers in order to make ends meet.


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Koya University facing campus water shortages, cancels classes

Top officials at Koya University prevented a water tanker provided by the New Generation Movement from coming onto campus to help deal with a water shortage at the university on Wednesday night (October 13).


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Gorran executive resigns after disastrous election result

The members of the Change Movement’s (Gorran) Executive Body announced its resignation on Wednesday (October 13), saying that a “temporary board” will be soon formed to manage the party.


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1,099 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (October 13) it officially recorded 1,099 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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‘I’m sending this pen all the way from Ranya’: non-contract teachers call on KRG to sign off on demands

Non-contract teachers protested across the Kurdistan Region for a second consecutive day on Wednesday (October 13) demanding that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) grant them contracts equivalent to their other colleagues.


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Police arrest Erbil taxi driver accused of killing passenger

Erbil Police Spokesperson Hogr Aziz announced that a taxi driver accused of killing his passenger was arrested on Tuesday (October 12).


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Voters sent ‘clear message’ with low turnout in Iraq election: President Barzani

Reflecting on the results of Iraq’s parliamentary election, Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Tuesday (October 12) called for unity, tolerance, and partnership regardless of faction or party in order to find ways to improve governance in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.


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