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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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Sulaimani artist’s public installation sparks conversation and controversy on gender-based violence

Sulaimani residents awoke on Monday (October 27) to an unexpected sight: a 4.8 km-long patchwork of multicolored fabric strung up on the median lights running along the city’s main thoroughfare, Salim


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With 1,597 new infections, Kurdistan Region surpasses 71,000 officially recorded coronavirus cases: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (October 27) that it recorded 1,597 new cases of coronavirus infections in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours.


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Sulaimani General Education Director urges teachers to end strike, resume classes

Sulaimani General Education Director Omar Muhammed Amin on Tuesday (October 27) urged teachers, principals and staff at the governorate’s schools to break the strike, open the gates of schools and res


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Body of teacher found in Kirkuk after he was abducted ten days ago

A few days after he was abducted, the body of a former teacher at the Garmian University was found in Kirkuk on Tuesday (October 27).


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Spokesperson says PUK members in KRSC were not aware of thwarted attacks in Kurdistan Region

A spokesperson representing the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) said on Monday night (October 26) that three out of the Council’s five main members a


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PKK umbrella group issues response to KRSC statement regarding members’ arrest and thwarted attacks

The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella group of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and other armed affiliates, issued a response on Monday (October 26) to a statement by the Kurdistan Regi


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Erbil authorities announce strict fines to enforce face masks in public

Kurdish authorities will begin enforcing fines of up to 20,000 Iraqi dinars (IQD), or approximately $16.6 USD, against people who fail to wear protective face masks in public in an effort to curb the


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With 1,283 new infections, Kurdistan Region surpasses 70,000 officially recorded coronavirus cases: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Monday (October 26) that it recorded 1,283 new cases of coronavirus infections in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours.


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Sabotage attacks prevented by security forces in Kurdistan Region: Security Council

The Kurdistan Region Security Council said on Monday (October 26) that its forces have prevented a number of destructive attacks from taking place in the Kurdistan Region and have arrested several sus


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Officials in Erbil governorate take new measures to enforce mask use

Erbil Deputy Governor Hemin Qadir said on Monday (October 24) that residents in Erbil city and its districts and sub-districts will be fined 20,000 Iraqi dinars ($17) if they do not wear masks.


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Sulaimani Provincial Council member appears before court on charges of falsifying documents

Head of Police Directorate in the Garmian administration Jamal Qaduri said that Muhammad Sheikh Wahab, Change Movement representative in the Sulaimani Provincial Council, handed himself over to police


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KRG PM Barzani meets with UNITAD Chief Ahmed Khan

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with Special Adviser and Head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) Karim Assad Ahmad Kh


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Kurdistan Parliament to debate government plans following KRG PM appearance

The Kurdistan Parliament Presidency summoned lawmakers on Sunday (October 25) to attend a regular parliamentary session on Tuesday to discuss the previous session with and answers of Kurdistan Regiona


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More than 40,000 people in Kurdistan Region have recovered from COVID-19: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Sunday (October 25) that it has recorded 828 cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours.


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Writer Kakamam Botani dies at 83 of COVID-19

Prominent Kurdish author and head of the Kurdish Authors Union General Center Kakamam Fakhri Sami, known as Kakamam Botani, has died in Erbil at the age of 83.


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KRG finance ministry halts salaries of senior officials at Bashmakh border crossing

Citing corruption and their failure to reign in smuggling, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Finance and Economy Ministry has suspended the salaries of directors of the Bashmakh Border Compoun


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As coronavirus cases surge, officials in Kurdistan Region announce measures to enforce mask use

Amid a prolonged surge in the number of new coronavirus infections, the Kurdistan Region’s Supreme Committee for Coronavirus Response announced on Saturday (October 24) that it would start fining and


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860 coronavirus cases recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Saturday (October 24) that it has recorded 860 cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours.


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