Three people, including a Turkish diplomat, were shot dead in an attack at a restaurant in Erbil on Wednesday afternoon. The shooting occurred at the HuQQabaz restaurant in the Empire neighborhood off the Airport Road.  Turkish Foreign MinistryRelased a statement says “An official of our Consulate General in Erbil has been martyred as a result of a heinous attack, while he was outside of our Consulate compound. KRG released a statement in which it condemns the shooting incident and offer the sincere condolences to the families of the victims, “The U.S. Mission also condemns the heinous attack and extend the condolences to the Turkish Mission. Bashdar Ramadan and Nariman Jondiani are the two other individuals sadly shot dead, one of them passed away at the scene and the other later at night at the hospital. KRG security forces extensive investigations are ongoing to find the attacker.  

British Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks on Wednesday expressed his country’s readiness to further develop ties with the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in a meeting with senior Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani in Erbil. The British diplomat welcomed “the positive changes to the political process of the Kurdistan Region. Barzani reaffirmed the importance of the region’s bilateral ties with Britain and wished the newly appointed Consul-General to Erbil James Thornton – who was also present during the meeting – success in his new role in Erbil.

Cambodia will send 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste back to the United States and Canada. The Southeast Asian country will not accept rubbish shipped from Western nations. The rubbish was found a day earlier in scores of shipping containers at the port town of Sihanoukville and will be sent back to its origin. environment ministry spokesman said. “Cambodia is not a bin for out-of-date technology to be dumped in.He said 70 containers full of plastic waste were shipped from the United State while another 13 were sent from Canada.