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Iraq records 3,081 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (September 21) it recorded 3,081 coronavirus infections and 42 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Body of Asayish found in park

The body of a member of the Asayish was found on Tuesday (September 21) in a public park on the Erbil-Duhok road in Dara Shakran district near Gopan Bridge.


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Flour with harmful substances imported into Kurdistan Region, claims KRG agriculture minister

The day that a new flour mill opened near Sulaimani city, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Agriculture Begard Talabani claimed that contaminated flour had been imported into the Kurdistan Region and that the Council of Ministers has established a task force to investigate, but offered few concrete details.


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Residents block major road in Erbil, protesting about the dirt roads in their neighborhood

Residents in Erbil city blocked the Koya road on Tuesday (September 21) to protest the poor quality of local streets and other public services in the Topzawa neighborhood.


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Duhok governorate’s Zakho becomes independent administration

Zahko district in northwestern Duhok governorate officially became the Kurdistan Region’s fourth independent administration on Monday (September 20).


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Visitation resumes at Erbil women’s prison after COVID-19 suspension

The Directorate of Erbil Women and Children Reform Prison said on Monday (September 20) that visitation for those in custody at the prison will resume on Wednesday.


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1,285 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Monday (September 20) it officially recorded 1,285 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Iran strikes four Kurdish opposition bases in Kurdistan Region: IRGC

Iran continued its escalation against Iranian Kurdish opposition groups in the Kurdistan Region by striking four bases near the border, an Iranian commander said on Monday (September 20).


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‘I have been on hunger strike since September 6’: imprisoned journalist Ayaz Karam

Imprisoned journalist Ayaz Karam told NRT on Sunday (September 19) that he has been on hunger strike since September 6 and said that he will not break it until his case is reviewed by an independent court or the government issues an amnesty.


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Iraqi migrant dies on Poland-Belarus border: Iraqi foreign ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday (September 19) that an Iraqi migrant woman died while trying to cross from Belarus into Poland.


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Hundreds of corruption cases under investigation, claims KRG integrity commission head

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Integrity Commission said on Sunday (September 19) that between 600 and 700 corruption cases are being investigated and hundreds of others are being processed through the courts, according to a semi-annual report sent to the KRG Council of Ministers.


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1,253 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Sunday (September 19) it officially recorded 1,253 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Hunger strike by detained journalists, activists entering ‘dangerous phase’: watchdog

The Committee of Rights and Freedoms in Kurdistan and Europe said on Saturday (September 18) that the ongoing hunger strike by detainees arrested last year in Duhok and Erbil governorates has reached a “dangerous phase.”


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Kurdistan Region receiving 1.8m liters of gasoline per day from federal government: governor

Sulaimani Governor Haval Abubakir said on Sunday (September 19) that Iraq’s Ministry of Oil is sending 1.8 million liters (475,500 gallons) of subsidized gasoline per day to the Kurdistan Region, but that the shipments only meet a portion of the Region’s needs.


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Man accused of murdering woman in Qaladze surrenders after two months on the run

Raprin Police Directorate said that a man accused of killing a woman and injuring two other people in July surrendered to police on Saturday (September 18) in Sangasar district.


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

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (September 18) it officially recorded 634 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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Sulaimani Asayish claims arrest of suspected assassin of PKK member

The Sulaimani Asayish announced on Saturday (September 18) that the security forces arrested a suspected assassin of a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who was killed in Sulaimani city on Friday.


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1,378 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Friday (September 17) it officially recorded 1,378 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.


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PKK member gunned down in Sulaimani

Member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) Committee of Solidarity with Martyrs' Families Yasin Bulut was gunned down by unidentified people in Sulaimani’s Chwarchra neighborhood early on Friday (September 17).


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Infant killed, mother hurt after being hit by car in Duhok

A woman and an infant were killed in separate traffic accidents in Duhok governorate on Thursday (September 16).


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