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Rehabilitation of the Power Infrastructure in Mosul

The Global Coalition - 2017-11-24 19:03
Coalition partners continue to support the stabilisation of Iraq - with our partner Germany signing in Baghdad a loan agreement between Republic of Iraq and KfW Development Bank worth €45 million. The post Rehabilitation of the Power Infrastructure in Mo ...

The American University of Kurdistan Receives Recognition from Baghdad

The American University of Kurdistan - 2017-11-24 02:02
Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan – August 30, 2017 – The Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has granted full recognition to The American University of Kurdistan. Recognition from the central government means that the university is now eligib ...

IS Emir Captured in Diyala Province

BAS News - 2017-11-24 00:54
BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces captured on Thursday a senior member of the Islamic State (IS) in the province of Diyala, officials confirmed. “The military intelligence department arrested in an operation a terrorist in Diyala,” the department said in a ...

Iraqi Federal Court’s Decree Obliges Baghdad to Lift Embargoes: KRG

BAS News - 2017-11-23 21:25
ERBIL — With reference to the recent decree by the Iraqi Federal Court on Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum, there are obligations for the Iraqi central government to be met, among them lifting all sanctions Baghdad has imposed against Erbil, sa ...

German FM Cancels Trip to Iraq as Abadi Blocked His Visit to Erbil

BAS News - 2017-11-23 17:56
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister has refused to receive Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel if he intends to visit Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil after Baghdad. Gabriel had initially planned a trip to Iraq and Kurdistan Region in hopes of giving t ...

Alliance between Iraqi Kurds and Shiites in tatters

The New Mail - 2017-11-22 03:45
The four-decade alliance between Iraqi Kurds and Shiites was thrown into doubt on Monday as Baghdad moved to further consolidate its grip on northern Iraq. The Federal Supreme Court ruled… The post Alliance between Iraqi Kurds and Shiites in tatters appe ...

Kurds, Warning of Hostilities in Iraq, Appeal for a U.S. Envoy

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-11-21 02:29
The Iraqi Kurdish government has asked the U.S. to appoint a special envoy to mediate a deepening dispute between the central government in Baghdad and the semiautonomous Kurdish region, a top Kurdish official said Monday. ...

UNICEF Thanks People of Germany for Supporting Iraqi Children

BAS News - 2017-11-21 01:26
BAGHDAD, (UNICEF) — Years of conflict have severely curtailed the rights of children in Iraq. Their rights to protection from violence, education and access to safe drinking water are under assault from nearly every direction. “UNICEF is working with par ...

KRG Calls on Int. Community to Pressure Baghdad on Lifting Sanctions

BAS News - 2017-11-21 00:22
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) calls upon the international community to intervene with the Government of Iraq to end its collective measures against the people and government of the Kurdistan Region, said the KRG. “The restrictive polic ...

KRG’s PM: All articles of Iraqi constitution have to be implemented

Waar Media - 2017-11-20 20:59
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s top official on Monday criticized Baghdad for cherry-picking its implementation of the Iraqi Constitution. “Our efforts to launch dialogue and resolve issues peacefully with Baghdad continue,” the Prime Minister of the ...

UK supports constitutional rights of Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-11-20 14:54
WAAR-DUHOK: The newly appointed UK Ambassador to Iraq arrived in Erbil and discussed bilateral relations and tensions between Erbil and Baghdad with Kurdistan Region officials. On Sunday, Jon Wilks, newly appointed UK Ambassador in Baghdad visited Erbil ...

Talks Between Erbil, Baghdad ‘Going Well’: Canada DM

BAS News - 2017-11-20 11:59
ERBIL — Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan stated that there is no timeline to resume the mission of the Canadian military personnel in the Kurdistan Region due to Erbil-Baghdad tensions. Talks between the Iraqi government and representatives of the ...

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

Reuters - 2017-11-20 09:30
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25 was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court official told Reuters. ...

WHO Helps Capacity of Family Physicians in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-11-19 22:00
BAGHDAD, (WHO) – As part of its support to strengthen service delivery for universal health coverage in Iraq, and in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 to achieve universal health coverage by 2030, WHO supported a 4-day training ...

KRG’s PM receives a phone call from US Secretary Tillerson

Waar Media - 2017-11-19 12:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a phone call from the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday to discuss the latest political developments including the disputes between Erbil and Baghdad. Tillerson expresse ...

KRG Forms Special Committee for Talks with Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-11-19 03:46
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region has formed a specialised committee for the expected negotiations with the Iraqi federal government, awaiting Baghdad’s response to Erbil’s initiative, said a lawmaker. The committee, consisting of economic, legal and politica ...

KRG Premier, US Secretary of State Talk over the Phone

BAS News - 2017-11-19 03:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a phone call from the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday to discuss the latest political developments including the disputes between Erbil and Baghdad. Tillerson expressed co ...

KDP Faction Returns to Iraqi Parliament

BAS News - 2017-11-19 03:46
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction has decided to send its lawmakers back to the Iraqi parliament, said an MP. The Kurdish lawmakers will attend Sunday’s parliamentary session in Baghdad, according to MP Shakhawan Abdullah. Following th ...

Iraqi Parliament Returns 2018 Budget Bill to Government

BAS News - 2017-11-19 03:46
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Parliament returned on Saturday the controversial draft law of 2018 budget to the Council of Ministers. According to a statement, the bill was returned to the government for further reconsideration. The Kurdistan Regional Government ( ...

Iraqi Kurds to End Parliament Boycott

The New Mail - 2017-11-19 01:54
Iraq’s Kurdish lawmakers are returning to Baghdad this week in an apparent end to their boycott of the national parliament, a senior Kurdish official said Thursday. The move is a… The post Iraqi Kurds to End Parliament Boycott appeared first on The New M ...

Secret meetings between Baghdad and Hewlêr

ANHA - 2017-11-18 13:47
NEWS DESK– Media sources said that secret meetings are carried out between the Iraqi Government and the government of Başûr Region “South Kurdistan.” According to media sources of Kurdistan Democratic Party PDK, a parliamentary in the State of Law in Iraq ...

Racism becoming a dangerous tool in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute BAGHDAD,— When I first visited Iraqi Kurdistan in September 2000, I found not only an unlikely success story, but people who had survived unimaginable horror but still retained remarkable tolerance toward tho ...

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish PUK leader Kosrat Rasul

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
BAGHDAD,— A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. Kosrat Rasul had referred to the Iraqi army and federal police as “occup ...

Israel’s Netanyahu lobbies world powers to stem Iraqi Kurd setbacks

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
JERUSALEM,— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lobbying world powers to prevent further setbacks to Iraqi Kurds as they lose ground to Baghdad’s army, Israeli officials say. Israel has been the only major power to endorse statehood for the Kurd ...

Iraqi PM demands annulment, not freeze of Kurdistan independence vote

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday that he would accept only the annulment of a Kurdish vote for independence, not the freeze that Kurdish leaders have offered. “We will accept nothing but the annulment of the referendum and ...

Iraq sets deadline for Kurds to quit Turkey border post

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi forces set a tight deadline Friday for Kurdish fighters to withdraw from an area on the Turkish border that is critical for oil exports, a government source told AFP. The senior security source, asking not to be named, said Kurdish peshme ...

Iraq halts operation against Kurds, pushes on against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi forces Friday paused operations against the Kurds to allow for talks after clashes over a key border crossing, as Baghdad pushed on with a separate offensive against the Islamic State group. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered the 24-h ...

Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border from Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
ISTANBUL,— Iraqi government forces on Tuesday took control of the key border crossing with Turkey in the Iraqi Kurdistan region after weeks of tensions between Baghdad and Erbil, the Turkish prime minister said. The border crossing “has been handed over ...

Iraq bans Israeli flag following Kurdistan independence rallies

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to criminalize the flying of Israeli flags after the banners were held aloft at a number of Kurdish independence rallies in Iraq’s Kurdistan region ahead of a referendum in September. The vote to ban the fl ...

Iraq dispute kicks off crisis for Kurdish sports

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Sports clubs and players Iraqi Kurdistan are facing the threat of a spell on the sidelines as the crisis between the region and Baghdad sees matches suspended and away trips cancelled. For the first time ever, two basketball teams from the regi ...

Iraq court rules no region can secede after Kurdistan independence bid

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that no region or province can secede, strengthening the government’s hand as it seeks to prevent a repeat of September’s Kurdish independence vote. The ruling was a response to a request from the ce ...

Iraq orders private banks to close Kurdistan region branches

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s central bank has ordered private banks to close their branches in the Kurdistan region within a week to avoid a dollar sale ban, Iraqi banking sources said on Thursday. The central bank’s deadline expires on Nov. 14 and all banks must re ...

Russia’s Rosneft pays Iraqi Kurdistan $1.3 billion advance

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
MOSCOW,— Russian oil giant Rosneft said Tuesday it had paid authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan an advance of $1.3 billion as part of production sharing deals that have angered Baghdad. Rosneft announced last month it had signed agreements for five oil blocks ...

Iraqi Kurds end parliament boycott in concession to Baghdad

FOX News - 2017-11-16 20:19
Iraq's Kurdish lawmakers have ended their boycott of the national parliament in an apparent concession to Baghdad after a prolonged military and political standoff following the controversial Kurdish independence vote in September. ...

KRG’s PM receives a letter from UN’s envoy in Iraq

Waar Media - 2017-11-15 18:35
WAAR-DUHOK: The head of the United Nations has expressed his support for constitutionally-based political dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad in a letter to the Kurdistan Region prime minister. The UN’s envoy in Iraq, Jan Kubis, delivered the letter in a ...
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