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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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Dana Gas responds to demand for cancellation of its contract

Dana Gas Company responded on Monday (January 17) to accusations the company is responsible for a gas shortage in the Kurdistan Region, stating they have provided fuel to the Region for over a decade.


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KRG to remove chronically absent employees from payroll: Spokesperson

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Spokesperson Jotiar Adil said on Monday (January 17) the KRG has decided to carry out reforms regarding government employees’ salaries.


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1,336 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Monday (January 17) it officially recorded 1,336 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Snowfall shuts down government offices in parts of Kurdistan Region

Administrative offices called off work in parts of the Kurdistan Region on Monday (January 17) due to snowfall and severe winter weather.


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Metro Center: Over 350 violations against reporters in Kurdistan in 2021

The Metro Center for Journalist Rights and Advocacy said on Sunday (January 16) 353 violations were committed against 260 journalists and media organizations in the Kurdistan Region in 2021.


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1,202 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Sunday (January 16) it officially recorded 1,202 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Classes for small children suspended in Sulaimani due to winter weather

Kindergartens and primary school classes for grades 1 - 3 in Sulaimani have been called off due to severe winter weather


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New Generation MP calls for Dana Gas contract to be canceled

The head of the New Generation bloc in the Iraqi Parliament, MP Srwa Abdulwahid, demanded on Sunday (January 16) the cancellation of oil company Dana Gas’s contract, stating they were responsible for a shortage of gas in the Kurdistan Region.


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

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (January 15) it officially recorded 500 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Darbandikhan experiences large uptake in water level

The level of water in Darbandikhan Dam has increased by one meter due to the recent heavy rainfall in the Kurdistan Region, the head of the dam’s directorate, Rahman Khani, told NRT on Saturday (January 15).


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1,046 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Friday (January 14) it officially recorded 1,046 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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New Generation MP blames issues in administration for Erbil's flood woes

The deputy head of the New Generation Movement caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament, Kawa Abdulqadir, said on Thursday Erbil is vulnerable to floods because of the lack of proper drainage and bad management from the governorate’s administration.


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Human Rights Watch report critical of press freedom in Kurdistan Region

Human Rights Watch (HRW) documented criminal cases against reporters in the Kurdistan Region in a critical account of press freedom in the Region in its 2022 World Report.


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Governor says reports of flooding in Erbil exaggerated

Erbil Governor Omed Khoshnaw on Thursday (January 13) said media reports on flooding in Erbil were exaggerated and that there was simply a buildup of rainwater.


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Flash floods hit Erbil again

Erbil experienced flash floods again on Thursday (January 13) due to heavy rainfall that started late Wednesday night.


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

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (January 12) it officially recorded 784 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Police raid resort in Erbil on prostitution charges

Erbil police said security forces arrested over 170 people at a resort outside the Kurdistan Region's capital on Tuesday night (January 11) on charges related to prostitution.


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