Plastic bags banned at bakeries in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Citing health concerns, authorities in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan have issued a ban on plastic bags at bakeries across the city, instructing bakers to switch to paper. “Plastic has abundant disadvantages, endangering health,” said Lashkir Hamid, head of the Health Committee at Sulaimani Municipality. The decision, made by the mayor […]

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Plastic bags banned at bakeries in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Citing health concerns, authorities in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan have issued a ban on plastic bags at bakeries across the city, instructing bakers to switch to paper. “Plastic has abundant disadvantages, endangering health,” said Lashkir Hamid, head of the Health Committee at Sulaimani Municipality. The decision, made by the mayor […]

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Security forces raid New Generation’s offices in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The security forces arrested a number of people at the headquarters of the New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, the security (Asayish) announced on Wednesday. Kurdistan Asayish Directorate published a clarification later on Wednesday about the incident. “Upon a warrant from the investigating judge, the Kurdistan Region Security Agency […]

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Salary robbers arrested in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, money recovered

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Sulaimani security forces arrested the group of gunmen early on Wednesday, who, a day earlier, reportedly stole close to $1.35 million USD in government salaries. “The salaries of Shar Hospital employees have now been recovered and the culprits have been arrested in cooperation with the ministry of interior, Asayesh, police, counter-terrorism forces, […]

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Robbers steal $1.5 million in government salaries in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—  Several armed on Tuesday robbed a government vehicle in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan which was reportedly transporting close to 1.5 million USD in civil servant salaries to a local hospital. On a busy street, gunmen stopped a van transporting the salaries to a Bank. Quoting a police source, Kurdish news […]

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No official contact between KDP and PUK, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— According to a party official, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has had no official contact with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) since February 18. PUK spokesperson Latif Sheikh Omer told Voice of America in an interview published on Thursday that issues related to the position of the Iraqi presidency and […]

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KDP and Gorran Movement sign political agreement, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change Movement (Gorran) signed an agreement over the formation of the next government in Iraqi Kurdistan Region during a meeting on Monday. Gorran previously agreed to take part in the next cabinet, but the details of an accord were waiting for leadership’s approval. Overnight on […]

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PUK forces close PKK-affiliated Tavgari Azadi offices in Garmiyan, Iraqi Kurdistan

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PUK Asayish forces arrest nine members of Tavgari Azadi in Garmiyan KALAR, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Asayish security forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) raided a property belonging to the pro-PKK Kurdistan Free Society Movement (Tavgari Azadi) in the Kalar district in Iraqi Kurdistan Region and arrested nine party members. Co-chair of Tavgari Azadi […]

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Nearly 2 million tourists visited Sulaimani in 2018, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Nearly two million tourists have visited the province of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018, authorities said on Thursday. General-Director of Tourism in Sulaimani Ali Rauf said more than 1,933,000 tourists had come to the province through the Sulaimani International Airport and its border crossings in 2018. “Even though Turkey has […]

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Nearly 2 million tourists visited Sulaimani in 2018, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Nearly two million tourists have visited the province of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018, authorities said on Thursday. General-Director of Tourism in Sulaimani Ali Rauf said more than 1,933,000 tourists had come to the province through the Sulaimani International Airport and its border crossings in 2018. “Even though Turkey has […]

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