Author: Muhammad Basman

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced on Tuesday, that all offices of residency permit for foreigners will be closed till mid March as part of the precautionary measures against the new coronavirus. In a ministerial order, the Interior Ministry also said that the work of directorates of traffic and driving license will be halted. Foreigners, […]

Iraqi President Barham Salih on Monday called on lawmakers and political blocs to “work seriously” and make a new nomination after Mohammed Allawi withdrew his candidacy for the country’s premiership. Allawi said in a statement on Sunday that he would choose to stand with the people and refuse the prime minister post after political blocs […]

Iraq’s PM-designate Mohammed Allawi announced his withdrawal from candidacy for the post of future Iraqi prime minister after he failed to form an interim cabinet within the constitutional timeline due to disputes among the political parties. Allawi revealed in a statement on Twitter that he sent his resignation to President Barham Salih, adding that he […]

After meetings held with the concerned offices in the city of Erbil, Ministry of Interior issued a statement ordering the closure of the Gyms, Cinemas, pools, massage places, saunas and all Shisha offering places for the duration of 10 days for public health reasons and as a preventive measure against coronavirus. Turkish Airlines suspends all […]

Erbil Mayor Nabaz Abdulhamid announced on Wednesday a decision to close temporarily all cafeterias and ban shisha smoking in the city’s public places as part of a raft of efforts to prevent a local coronavirus outbreak. “The decision will be implemented from next week,” as Abdulhamid confirmed. He also noted that “Any place that does […]

Iraq’s Ministry of Health and Environment said on Tuesday that four new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Kirkuk, to raise the total cases number in the country to 5. According to a statement by the ministry, the victims are from a family who recently returned from neighboring Iran where the coronavirus has already […]

Iraq’s health ministry on Monday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the southern city of Najaf as the ministry said in a statement that the infected person is an Iranian national who has entered Iraq before the closure of the borders. According to the statement the man is quarantined at the hospital now. Protesters […]

Iran has confirmed on Sunday evening a 5.7 earthquake hit the Kurdish towns in northwest of the country. Ismail Salem, head of crisis management department in Western Azarbaijan province, said that huge damages were reported from seven villages boarding Turkey. On the other side of the border in Turkey, at least seven people were confirmed […]

Another person in Iran has died of coronavirus, bringing the number to six as the dangerous virus has already spread in the country. A total of 28 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Iran. The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources said on Saturday that it had limited imports […]

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with Pope Francis in Vatican and presented him with fragments salvaged from an ancient bible which was burned by the ISIS in Iraq. The Kurdish premier arrived in Rome on Tuesday where, apart from Pope Francis, he also held meetings with his Italian counterpart and Vatican’s Secretary of […]

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