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Kurdistan Region Prime Minister’s Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of Sinjar Genocide 

Today marks the fifth anniversary of an appalling genocide during which Islamic State terrorists overran Sinjar and its surrounding areas. The people of the region, especially our Yezidi brothers and sisters, fell victim to this heinous massacre in which thousands were abducted and many more displaced. 

Summary of the Kurdistan Region Council of Ministers meeting – 30 July 2019

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV-KRD) - Presided over by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, Kurdistan Region’s Council of Ministers convened on Tuesday, 30 July 2019.

Prime Minister congratulates new Prince (Mir) of the global Yezidi community

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani spoke by phone today with Mir Hazim Tahseen Beg to congratulate him on his appointment as the new Mir of the global Yezidi community.

Statement of the High Level Joint Committee of the Federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government

The High Level Joint Committee of the Federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) met on Thursday, July 25, 2019, under the supervision of the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region and the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy of the Federal Government.

Readout of Prime Minister Masrour Barzani’s Telephone Call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo congratulated Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on his election and emphasised the long-standing friendship between the United States and the Kurdistan region.

Second Regular Meeting of KRG Council of Ministers

Ministers empowered to slash bureaucracy
High-level committees to be established to resolve disputes with Baghdad
KRG’s online presence to be consolidated in a single portal (GOV.KRD)

KRG Spokesperson: Main Perpetrator of Erbil Shooting Arrested

The main perpetrator responsible for the Erbil restaurant shooting on July 17 has now been arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Unit of Kurdistan Region, following a large-scale search operation. He has been named as Mazlum Dag.

Press Release by KRG Spokesperson: Detention in Turkey of Tourists from the Kurdistan Region

Several people from the Kurdistan Region were recently attacked in the Turkish city of Trabzon.

It is understood that they were holding a Kurdistan flag while taking photographs. They were later arrested by the Turkish authorities.

Press Release from the Kurdistan Regional Government: Update on 17 July Terrorist Attack

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) -  We are now treating the shooting incident in Erbil on Wednesday 17 July 2019, which killed three people, as a premeditated terrorist attack.

KRG Statement on Shooting Incident in Erbil

The Kurdistan Regional Government condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s shooting incident at a restaurant in Erbil, which resulted in the deaths of two people, including a Turkish diplomat, and the injury of one other person.