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4 March 2020

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KRG closes all residency permit offices in the region, Five new Coronavirus cases in Iraq, Iran’s head of emergence service tested positive for COVID-19

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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, […]

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3 March 2020

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Iraqi President calls for a new PM nomination for the country, KRG records a new coronavirus case and Iraq records new two cases, another Irani governmental official dies of coronvirus

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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 […]

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2 March 2020

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Iraq’s PM-designate withdrawals from his post, KRG Confirms first four cases of coronavirus in Sulaymaniyah, Real Madrid ends El Clasico 2-0 against F.C.Barcelona

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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 […]

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1 March 2020

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Erbil closes number of facilities in the city for public health reasons, Turkish Airlines suspends all its flights to Iraq, Five new confirmed coronavirus cases in Iraq

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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 […]

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27 February 2020

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Erbil to ban Shisha smoking in public spaces of the city, KRG bans citizens of five countries from entering the region, Italy Coronavirus cases rise 25% in 24 hours

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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 […]

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25 February 2020

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Iraq confirms First Coronavirus case in the country, Car drives into carnival crowd in German town Volkmarsen, Poland’s LOT airline is looking into launching direct flights with KRG

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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 […]

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24 February 2020

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a 5.7 earthquake hits Iran and Turkey, Iraq Prolongs the ban on arrivals from neighbor Iran, Italy cuts short on Venice carnival

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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 […]

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23 February 2020

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The sixth death case of Coronavirus in Iran, First suspected Coronavirus in southern Iraq, Italy imposes emergency plan against Coronavirus

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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 […]

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20 February 2020

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KRG PM meets Pope Francis in the Vatican, Eight people dead in two shooting incidents in Germany, Neanderthal skeletons found in a cave in Iraq

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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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19 February 2020

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Eight residents in KRG remain under medical observation coming back from China, KRG’s narcotics directorate seizes illegal drugs before smuggled, After 9 years of closure Aleppo International Airport will be reopened soon

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Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Health Saman Hussein said on Monday that eight residents of the Kurdistan Region remain under medical observation out of the 104 who have returned from China. The Minister added, of the people who were put under supervision, only eight of them have not finished their fourteen days, as this […]

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