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Baghdad signs off on proposed pipeline from Kirkuk to Iran
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 21:37
Baghdad and Tehran signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday over the exportation of Kirkuk oil ...

At Least 7 Killed And 12 Injured In Bomb Blast in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-21 21:14
BAGHDAD — At least 7 civilians were killed and another 12 injured in a car bomb explosion at a crowded street in the western parts of the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Tuesday , a police source said.According to the source who spoke to Xinhua on condi ...

Kurdish father living in diaspora for 42 years finally meets son
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 21:01
Ahmed was arrested in Baghdad after the demise of the Kurdish Aylul Revolution. ...

PM Barzani Discusses Baghdad-Erbil Ties With US Delegation
BAS News - 2017-02-21 20:48
ERBIL — The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani met with Senator Robert Corker, the chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who was accompanied by a military and diplomatic delegation.The meeting whi ...

A Blast Injures Four Civilians in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-21 19:34
The blast was perpetrated by an IED BAGHDAD — Four people were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast north of the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Tuesday, a police source said.The police source who spoke to AL Sumaria News on condition o ...

Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul
Reuters - 2017-02-21 17:01
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq, BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust ...

KRG PM: Good coordination between Baghdad and Erbil applies only to military
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 10:02
There is no progress in other areas with Baghdad ...

Senate delegation reaffirms support in resolving issues between Erbil, Baghdad
NRT - 2017-02-21 08:48

Iraqi forces reach vicinity of Mosul airport
Reuters - 2017-02-21 00:54
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces reached the vicinity of Mosul airport on Monday after dislodging Islamic State fighters from a nearby hill, the Iraqi military said in a statement. ...

US Defence Secretary Reassures US Presence In Iraq
BAS News - 2017-02-20 22:23
BAGHDAD — US Defence Secretary, Jim Mattis said on Monday he believes that the US Army will continue to be present in Iraq and will be part of the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (IS) despite some past disagreements between the two countries. The ...

Tehran and Baghdad Sign MoU on Kirkuk Oil Export to Iran
BAS News - 2017-02-20 21:02
The two countries agreed to study the construction of a pipeline ERBIL — A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday by the Iraqi oil minister and his Iranian counter-part to study the construction of a pipeline between the two countries for ...

Iranian oil minister arrives in Baghdad
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 14:05
Iran’s Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zanganeh, arrived in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Monday, February 20. ...

Iraq receives 1st batch of T-50 aircrafts
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defense Committee asserted on Monday that Baghdad had received the first batch of the South Korean T-50 jets. In statements, member of the committee Majid el Gharawi said the aircrafts arrived to Umm Qasr P ...

Mattis in Baghdad to confirm military assistance, not ‘seize Iraqi oil’
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 11:38
Before he arrived in Baghdad, Mattis said his country was not here to seize Iraqi oil ...

US Defense Secretary Arrives in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-20 11:25
He is expected to review war on IS with Iraqi officials ERBIL — Following the Munich Security Conference, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday on an unannounced visit. The aim behind Mattis' visit to Iraq is a ...

US defense minister arrives in Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 11:04
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq’s leaders. Mattis’ arrived on an unannounced visit in Iraq ...

Tehran wants assurance Kurdish independence won’t 'threaten' Iran’s security, official says
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 09:26
'I told them bluntly that if Baghdad fails to abide by the constitution, the Kurdistan Region has a right to employ other options ...

Iraqi forces battle their way toward Mosul airport
Reuters - 2017-02-20 09:23
SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought Islamic State fighters on Monday to clear the way to Mosul's airport, on the second day of a ground offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold in the western side of the city. ...

U.S. Defense Secretary arrives in Baghdad
NRT - 2017-02-20 09:20

Trump's defense chief tells Iraq: We're not here for your oil
Reuters - 2017-02-20 08:52
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military is not in Iraq "to seize anybody's oil", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump before arriving on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday. ...

IED Explosions Kill Two in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-19 19:50
Several other civilians are reportedly injured BAGHDAD — At least two Iraqi civilians lost their lives on Sunday as the result of two separate terrorist attacks in Baghdad, security sources confirmed. The first blast occurred in a local livestock market ...

Russian President Envoy “Bogdanov” Arrives Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 14:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President’s Special Envoy to the Middle East Michael Bogdanov arrived in Baghdad on Sunday. The Russian president’s envoy is expected to hold talks with Iraqi officials on the latest security and military developments in Iraq as well ...

US Vice President Thanks Barzani for Cooperation with Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 12:12
WAAR-DUHOK: US vice president Mike Pence thanked Kurdistan Region president Masoud Barzani for his cooperation with Baghdad authorities, referring Mosul operation. Pence after his meeting with Barzani on the sidelines of a Munich Security Conference (MSC ...

Suicide bombing kills one in east Mosul, security sources say
Reuters - 2017-02-19 10:53
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt on Sunday in the "My Fair Lady" neighborhood of Mosul that was retaken recently from Islamic State, killing one and wounding nine others, security sources said. ...

Iraqi military says advancing toward west Mosul from the south
Reuters - 2017-02-19 09:39
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured several villages on Sunday, as they advanced from the south toward the western side of Mosul that is still under control of Islamic State, Iraqi military said. ...

ISIS Sites Near Mosul Airport Come Under Intensive Shelling
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: ISIS positions in the vicinity of Mosul airport have come under intensive shelling, Iraqi security forces told press. The bombardment included Albu Sayf area, al- Ghezlani camp and an ISIS blockade near Baghdad Dora neighborhood in Mosul, the ...

US Vice President Commends Erbil-Baghdad Cooperation
BAS News - 2017-02-18 16:40
Barzani and Pence met during the Munich Security Conference LODZ — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and US Vice President Mike Pence met on Saturday to discuss a range of issues including war on terrorism and Erbil-Baghdad relations. The meeting ...

Munich.. Barzani and Abadi to Discuss Post-ISIS War Stage
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is scheduled to meet with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi today to discuss a range of issues pertaining to bilateral ties between Erbil and Baghdad and post-ISIS war stage. The meeting will be ...

U.S.-led coalition says Islamic State command center destroyed in Mosul medical complex
Reuters - 2017-02-18 11:47
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S.-led military coalition on Saturday said its forces struck a building in the main medical complex of western Mosul, suspected to house an Islamic State command center. ...

Islamic State readies for close combat in alleyways of west Mosul
Reuters - 2017-02-17 15:27
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are developing a network of passageways and tunnels in the narrow alleys of west Mosul that will enable them to hide and fight among the civilian population when Iraqi forces launch an attack that is expected an ...

Sadr Calls for Silent Protests in Tahrir Square
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 14:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Leader of Sadrist Movement Moqtada Al-Sadr yesterday called on followers to stage a silent protests in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square today. He called for security forces to protect demonstrators. Al-Sadr yet ordered those accused of shelling the Gre ...

Increase in Iraqi oil exports not in line with OPEC agreement
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 07:48
Baghdad had shown a desire to decrease production. ...

Baghdad rocked by third deadly car bomb in as many days
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 05:27
ISIS has claimed responsibility ...

US Condemns Thursday’s Attack in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-17 02:30
LEEDS — The administration of the US President Donald Trump officially condemned the bomb attacks that took place in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Thursday and took the lives of at least 55 people. The US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark ...

Baghdad car bomb claimed by ISIS kills 51 Orient Net - AP A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least 51 people and wounded more than 60 ..
Orient News - 2017-02-17 02:06

Iraq’s Abadi, Security Officials Meet for Urgent Security Measures in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-17 00:28
The meeting comes after a series of terrorist attacks in the recent days BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held a meeting with the Baghdad security officials on Wednesday to discuss new security measures in the capital city after deteriorati ...

Death Toll in Thursday’s Baghdad Blast Rises to 55
BAS News - 2017-02-17 00:28
Many wounded scummed to their injuries LEEDS — The number of people who died as a result of Thursday’s car bomb in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad has increased to 55, Iraqi media reported. The death toll after the bomb blast in Baghdad on Thursday inc ...

Dozens dead in Baghdad car bomb attack
BBC - 2017-02-16 20:08
A car bomb at a used car market in Bayaa in southern Baghdad kills at least 48 people. ...

Baghdad Set to Fully Liberate Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-16 19:51
The process will resume after securing eastern Mosul ERBIL — Baghdad has set plans to free the entire city of Mosul and it's only a matter of some measures for the operation to resume, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Shakhawan A ...

Iraq: autobomba a Baghdad, 18 morti
ANSA - 2017-02-16 18:06
Ieri 15 persone uccise in un attacco suicida a Sadr City ...

Car Bomb Attack in Baghdad Costs Over 45 Lives
BAS News - 2017-02-16 17:17
50 more are wounded BAGHDAD — A car bomb attack in central Baghdad left over 45 people dead and more than 50 wounded, Iraqi media reported. A car packed with explosives exploded near car dealerships in the Shi'ite area of Bayaa in the south of the city o ...

Baghdad car bomb kills 48 as Islamic State escalates insurgency
Reuters - 2017-02-16 17:12
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car packed with explosives blew up on Thursday in southern Baghdad, killing at least 48 people and wounding 55, security and medical sources said, in the deadliest such attack in Iraq this year. ...

Baghdad car bomb kills at least 48
BBC - 2017-02-16 17:04
A car bomb in southern Baghdad kills at least 48 people - the third such blast in three days. ...

Car bomb kills 45 people in southwestern Baghdad
NRT - 2017-02-16 16:26

Suicide car bombing kills 9 in Baghdad’s Sadr City
Orient News - 2017-02-16 02:02

Suicide truck bomber kills at least 15 in Baghdad suburb
NRT - 2017-02-15 20:44

18 Killed in Baghdad Blast
BAS News - 2017-02-15 20:10
At least 42 others injured in the terrorist attack BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber at the wheel of an explosives-laden vehicle killed at least 18 people in Iraq’s capital city on Wednesday, security sources confirmed. The attack targeted a busy street in the ...

Baghdad blast 'kills 18' in Shia district of Sadr City
BBC - 2017-02-15 19:49
A suicide bomber kills at least 18 people in the Sadr City suburb of the Iraqi capital, sources say. ...

Maliki Proposed Assigning Proxies to Kurdish Senior Posts :MP
BAS News - 2017-02-15 18:49
Kurds were not consulted for proxies, the lawmaker says ERBIL — Iraqi Vice-president Nouri al-Maliki proposed to fill with proxies the vacant senior posts allocated to Kurds in Baghdad, said a Kurdish lawmaker to the Iraqi House of Representatives. Speak ...

Deadly suicide truck bombing in Baghdad’s Sadr City
Rûdaw - 2017-02-15 18:43
At least 15 have been killed and 50 wounded ...

Iraq's Debts Raise to $15.5 Billion: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-15 18:11
The MP warns Iraq will get in trouble if it fails to refund the debts in 2017 ERBIL— Since Iraq-Iran war, Iraq's debt has topped 15.5 billion USD, said a lawmaker who also warned if Baghdad fails to refund the debts of the Gulf war era, it will get in tr ...

Suicide car bomb kills at least 15 in Sadr City suburb of Baghdad: security sources
Reuters - 2017-02-15 16:20
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb blew up on Wednesday in Sadr City, a heavily populated poor Shi'ite suburb of Baghdad, killing at least 15 and wounding 50, security sources said. ...

Symbolic funeral held for Sadr supporters killed in Baghdad protest
NRT - 2017-02-14 19:38

PUK to Meet KDP after Concluding Discussions with Gorran
BAS News - 2017-02-14 18:52
Issues pertaining to government, parliament and Erbil-Baghdad relations will be discussed ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), two major political parties in Kurdistan Region, will be meeting to continue ta ...

Two killed in car bomb blast in western Baghdad
NRT - 2017-02-14 12:34

Iran, Iraq agree on construction of industrial townships
KurdPress - 2017-02-14 09:39
Tehran and Baghdad agreed on designing and building industrial townships in some Iraqi provinces. ...

3rd Iran’s exclusive exhibition inaugurated in Baghdad
KurdPress - 2017-02-14 09:39
Iran's third exclusive exhibition opened in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Monday in the presence of Iran’s Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh. ...

Algerian journalist in coma after shot by ISIS sniper near Tal Afar
Rûdaw - 2017-02-14 01:15
She was transported by plane to a hospital in Baghdad ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Calls for Protection of Judicial Authorities
BAS News - 2017-02-13 20:51
Unauthorized people must be disarmed, said al-Jabouri BAGHDAD — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Monday urged the government and security forces to protect the judicial authorities against violent actions. In a press conference in Baghdad, Ja ...

Employees on Baghdad payroll unpaid in Kurdistan Region
NRT - 2017-02-13 20:33

Five Killed and Hundreds Injured in Baghdad Protests
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-13 20:27

Medicine share KRG receives from Baghdad is not satisfactory
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-13 20:27

Islamic State leadership targeted in air strike, Baghdadi fate unclear: Iraqi military
Reuters - 2017-02-13 17:38
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi airforce carried out a strike on a house where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was thought to be meeting other commanders, the Iraqi military said on Monday, without making clear whether he had been hit. ...

Over 30 Senior Posts Withheld from Kurds in Iraqi Government
BAS News - 2017-02-13 16:42
This prevents Kurds from playing a significant role in Baghdad, a Kurdish MP says ERBIL— There are more than 30 senior positions for Kurds in Baghdad which are either suspended or filled by proxies, according to a Kurdish lawmaker.Speaking to BasNews on ...

Analysis: Baghdad's bloody protests mark resumption of Shi'ite power struggle
Reuters - 2017-02-13 16:39
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bloody protests in Baghdad over the weekend by followers of influential cleric Moqtada al-Sadr signal the resumption of a power struggle between Iraq's Shi'ite leaders which had been put on hold to focus on the war against Islamic Stat ...

Nouri Al-Maliki Behind Violence of Baghdad Protests: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-13 10:12
Protesters demand changes in the electoral commission, a move opposed by Maliki BAGHDAD — Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi former PM and current VP, is suspected to be behind the violence that erupted between the protesters and the security forces during Saturday' ...

Iraqi President Calls For Calm Resolution of Protests in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-12 20:44
LEEDS — Iraqi President Fuad Masum has called for a calm resolution of the awaking of deadly protests in the capital city, Baghdad. Thousands of people, supporters of the Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, went out on the streets of the Iraqi capital on Sat ...

UNAMI Condemns Attack on IHEC in Basra
BAS News - 2017-02-12 19:54
BAGHDAD — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has condemned the attack against the Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, saying such offensives are not acceptable. “UNAMI condemns the attack that t ...

UNAMI Shows Concern Over Deadly Protests in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-12 19:34
BAGHDAD – The UN office in Iraq has expressed concerns over the violent demonstrations in Iraq’s capital city on Saturday which resulted in the death of five people. “The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is concerned that demonstrations ...

Latest Update on Casualties in Saturday's Baghdad Protests
BAS News - 2017-02-12 18:49
Five people were killed, more than a hundred injured BAGHDAD — Saturday's violent protests in the Iraqi capital city, Baghdad, resulted in the death of five people, Iraq’s Interior Ministry confirmed in a statement. A total number of 174 protesters were ...

4 civilians killed, injured in blast in western Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: One civilian was killed and three others were injured Sunday when a bomb exploded in western Baghdad. An Iraqi security source said on Sunday that an explosive device went off near a sheep market in Khan Dhari at Abu Ghraib city in western Ba ...

Kurdish Delegation and Shi'ite Leaders to Discuss Militia Atrocities
BAS News - 2017-02-12 14:15
Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen continue to carry out atrocities in Tuz Khurmatu ERBIL — A Kurdistan Region delegation is expected to visit Baghdad for talks with grand Shi'ite references over the atrocities of the Hashd al-Shaabi Shi'ite militiamen in the Ku ...

Iraqi president urges calm after deadly protests
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 12:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi President Fuad Masum has called for calm in the wake of deadly protests in the capital Baghdad that left at least five dead. Thousands of supporters of firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr demonstrated in Baghdad on Saturday to demand ...

Death toll rises from Baghdad protest held by Sadr supporters
NRT - 2017-02-12 12:13

At least five protesters killed in Saturday's demos in Baghdad: interior ministry
Reuters - 2017-02-12 11:49
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least five protesters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr were killed, and 174 others wounded, in clashes that happened Saturday with Iraqi security forces in downtown Baghdad, according to an updated toll by the interior minist ...

Iraqi police officer killed, seven wounded during protest in Baghdad
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 11:04
An Iraqi police officer was killed and seven others wounded in clashes on Feb. 11 with protesters loyal to prominent cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in central Baghdad, an interior ministry spokesman said. ...

Rockets hit at Baghdad’s Green Zone
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
Several rockets have hit Baghdad’s Green Zone following violent clashes between police and Muqtada al-Sadr supporters which claimed the lives of at least seven people. ...

Rockets Fired at Baghdad’s Green Zone
BAS News - 2017-02-12 03:08
BAGHDAD — Several rockets on Saturday were fired at the Green Zone in Baghdad where is home to foreign diplomatic envoys and top government buildings. According to media reports, the rockets, one of which was landed in the Green Zone, were fired from Zra ...

Rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone after protests turn violent
Orient News - 2017-02-12 02:02

Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone after deadly protest
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 00:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Rockets were fired at Baghdad’s Green Zone Saturday after Iraq’s most violent protest in years saw seven people killed in clashes between police and demonstrators advancing on the fortified area. The body coordinating security operations in I ...

A Number of Protesters Killed and Wounded in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-11 14:24
The one-million march in central Baghdad has led to violence ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Saturday demanded the protesters in Baghdad to protect civilians and not damage the public institutions. Upon a call by the Shi'ite cleric Muqtada ...

Iraq’s Sadrists protest to change election panel
Waar Media - 2017-02-11 13:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Thousands of supporters of firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr staged fresh protests in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Saturday to demand the dissolution of the country’s electoral commission. Protesters gathered in central Baghdad, demanding ...

Four protesters Killed by Iraqi forces at Tahrir Square
Waar Media - 2017-02-11 13:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Four protesters were killed on Saturday when Iraqi security forces opened fire on protesters at Tahrir Square in central Baghdad. Thousands of the Sadr Movement supporters have flocked on Saturday to Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, demandin ...

Iraqi police officer killed in clashes with pro-Sadr protesters in Baghdad
Reuters - 2017-02-11 13:40
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi police officer was killed and seven others wounded in clashes on Saturday with protesters loyal to prominent Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in central Baghdad, an interior ministry spokesman said. ...

Baghdad protests turn violent, protestors say two dead
NRT - 2017-02-11 12:55

Public protests in Baghdad turn violent, one killed by police
Rûdaw - 2017-02-11 11:57
“Don’t respond to us with bullets,” ...

Kurdish MPs Leave Baghdad Amid Sadrists' Protest
BAS News - 2017-02-11 10:56
Sadrists are leading a large-scale demonstration in Baghdad BAGHDAD — Fearing the waves of Sadrist protesters will storm the Iraqi parliament located in the Green Zone in Baghdad, a number of Kurdish MPs have left Baghdad. The followers of Sadrist Moveme ...

Iraq won't take part in regional conflict, Abadi says after Trump phone call
Reuters - 2017-02-11 10:18
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq won't take part in any regional or international conflicts, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday. ...

Thousands of Iraqis protest against electoral body in Baghdad
NRT - 2017-02-11 09:51

Protestors rally in Baghdad calling for electoral reform
Rûdaw - 2017-02-10 20:44
Protestors allege political interference in the electoral commission ...

Suicide bombings kill 5, wound 19 in eastern Mosul
Reuters - 2017-02-10 16:15
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and 19 wounded on Friday, in two suicide bombings that hit an Iraqi army position and a restaurant in eastern Mosul, a medical source said. ...

Suicide bombing kills four, wounds 15 in eastern Mosul restaurant
Reuters - 2017-02-10 14:51
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber believed to belong to Islamic State blew himself up inside a restaurant in eastern Mosul at lunchtime on Friday, killing at least four people and wounding 15, a medical source in the northern Iraqi city said. ...

Two Delegations from Kurdistan Region to Visit Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-09 13:51
The delegations will be discussing a range of issues with Baghdad officials ERBIL — Two Kurdish delegations from Kurdistan Region are expected to visit Baghdad for discussions over a range of political and administrative issues with the central governmen ...

Two Kurdish delegations to visit Baghdad: official
KurdPress - 2017-02-09 12:50
A deputy from Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the Iraqi parliament stated that two delegations from Kurdistan Region are to make a visit to Baghdad in a near future. ...

Turkey asks Iraq to take ‘concrete’ steps against PKK
KurdPress - 2017-02-09 12:50
Turkish ambassador to Baghdad has said that his wants the central Iraqi government to take concrete steps against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) presence in the Sinjar, northern Iraq. ...

Iraqi Hizbollah Secretary General Killed in Basrah
BAS News - 2017-02-09 11:35
He was assassinated by unknown gunmen ERBIL — The Secretary General of the Iraqi Hizbollah militia was assasinated by unknown gunmen in Basrah last night. Local security forces in Basrah province, south of Baghdad, reported Basim al-Safi died on Wednesda ...

Kurdish parties to discuss independence with Baghdad: official
KurdPress - 2017-02-09 09:42
The media chief of Kurdistan Region Parliament, Tariq Jewhar, stated that Kurdish parties in the region are to hold extensive talks with the Iraqi federal government over the independence of the Kurdish region in the north of Iraq. ...

Sadrist followers demonstrate for change to election process in Baghdad
Rûdaw - 2017-02-08 14:59
These protests are to change corrupt Iraqi officials altogether. ...

Baghdad's Green Zone to Be Closed in Fear of Protests
BAS News - 2017-02-08 14:35
Sadrists are expected to stage protests in front of Green Zone BAGHDAD — Fearing the waves of protesters to storm the government offices located in the Green Zone in Baghdad, the Iraqi authorities are expected to close the gates of the compound. The foll ...

KDP Leaders Vote to Renew Talks of Independence with Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-08 14:35
The decision was made during a meeting of KDP Leadership Council ERBIL — In the meeting of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leadership Council on Wednesday the council decided to form a committee which will discuss independence for Kurdistan Region w ...

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