Traffic accidents kill 180, injure hundreds in Sulaimani in 2019, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—Traffic accidents claimed the lives of 180 people and resulted in hundreds being injured throughout 2019 in the Kurdistan Region’s province of Sulaimani, according to numbers just released by government officials. Sulaimani Traffic Directorate spokesman Major Karwan Muhammad announced on local radio that his department documented 1,247 traffic accidents over the course […]

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Traffic accidents kill 180, injure hundreds in Sulaimani in 2019, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—Traffic accidents claimed the lives of 180 people and resulted in hundreds being injured throughout 2019 in the Kurdistan Region’s province of Sulaimani, according to numbers just released by government officials. Sulaimani Traffic Directorate spokesman Major Karwan Muhammad announced on local radio that his department documented 1,247 traffic accidents over the course […]

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Three new cases of Swine flu recorded in Akre, Iraqi Kurdistan

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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Three new cases of Swine flu caused by the H1N1 influenza virus were recorded in Akre district in Duhok province in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Akre Health Directorate Spokesperson Sabah Zoheir said on Monday. “One patient was sent home after treatment, one was sent to Duhok hospital, and one remains at Akre […]

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Kurdish film ‘Ji Bo Azadiyê’ banned from screening in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Sulaimani Asayish (security) Directorate had prevented screening the Kurdish film Ji Bo Azadiyê, which had been scheduled to play on New Year’s Eve, the management of Cinema Salim said on Monday. In a statement on their social media page, Cinema Salim said “with the excuse of security and safety of […]

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Kurdistan Islamic Union holds its 8th congress in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Islamic Union’s (KIU) eighth congress began in Erbil on Saturday as conservative and reformist candidates race for the party’s leadership. The congress was brought forward in order to “inject new blood” into the party following last year’s disappointing election results, which saw the KIU lose its spot as the […]

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Lawmakers to look into corruption at University of Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan

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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan parliament’s Integrity Committee (Kurdistan Region Anti-Corruption Commission) said on Friday that it will investigate the disappearance of 261 million Iraqi dinars ($220,000) from the College of Basic Education of Akre-University of Duhok, in Duhok governorate. An ad hoc committee will be formed from members of integrity committee, including Head […]

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Nechirvan Barzani meets with political parties in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani arrives in Sulaimani city on Tuesday where he met with several political parties to discuss the prospective agreement between Erbil and Baghdad over oil and budget and to discuss the creation of a Kurdish alliance in Baghdad. Barzani meets with Omar Said Ali, the Change […]

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Shaswar Abdulwahid reelected as New Generation Movement president, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Shaswar Abdulwahid was reelected as president of the New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) during the group’s first general congress in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, on Saturday. Abdulwahid expressed his thanks to members and backers of New Generation for their support and assistance in working to fight the culture of corruption and self-dealing […]

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Kurdsat stops broadcasting after 20 years, Iraqi Kurdistan

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SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdsat Broadcasting Corporation closed its doors on Wednesday after nearly twenty years of bringing news and entertainment to Iraqi Kurdistan region. In response to the closure, Director of External Affairs of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Shanaz Ibrahim Ahmed addressed the closure on social media. The channel was affiliated with […]

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Woman kidnapped, raped by taxi driver in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The kidnap and rape of an Iranian woman by an Erbil taxi driver earlier this month has once more laid bare the threat to women’s safety in Erbil, where reports of rape and sexual assault by taxi drivers continue to accumulate and measures to combat sexual harassment have failed to materialise. […]

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