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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 ...

Stability Not Achievable Without Implementation of Constitution: KRG PM

BAS News - 2017-11-20 14:58
Iraq needs to implement the entire constitution, Nechirvan Barzani says ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Monday stated that the implementation of the entire Iraqi Constitution is the solution to all prob ...

EU Parliament Calls on Iraqi Gov. to Respect Kurdistan’s Autonomy

BAS News - 2017-11-09 03:56
ERBIL — The European Parliament’s Delegation for relations in Iraq (DIQ) has urged Erbil and Baghdad to engage in dialogue “on the basis of the Iraqi Constitution and in recognition for the need of respect for autonomy in the Kurdistan Region”. “As Chair ...

Kurdistan prepared for unconditional talks with Iraq

The New Mail - 2017-10-23 11:51
Kurdistan’s two major political parties have announced they are prepared to enter unconditional talks with Iraq to discuss the nation’s constitution. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic… The post Kurdistan prepared for unconditi ...

Allawi: Barzani agreed to freeze, postpone referendum’s results

ANHA - 2017-10-16 15:36
NEWS DISK – Vice President of Iraqi Republic, Iyad Allawi, said that the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani had agreed to postpone and freeze the results of the referendum and resort to the constitution, noting that this approval cam ...

KRG: Baghdad’s Travel Ban on Kurdistan “Collective Punishment”

BAS News - 2017-09-30 13:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) responded to the Iraqi government’s decision of imposing a ban on the flights to and from Kurdistan Region, stating that the decision is against the constitution and a collective punishment. All international f ...

Barzani Reassures Yezidis about Their Rights with Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-23 17:22
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region will enjoy its own constitution after declaring independence from Iraq, in which the full rights of all components in Kurdistan, including Yezidis, will be recognized, stated Kurdistan Region President on Saturday. Today in Erbil ...

Islamic organization urges KRG to cancel referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-23 12:39
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Saturday urged Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) "to cancel the planned referendum as it runs against the constitution of Iraq." ...

Barzani: Iraqi Constitution No Longer Valid

BAS News - 2017-09-06 18:35
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated on Wednesday that the Iraqi constitution has lost all its validity and that Iraq is currently run by a sectarian government. Addressing the journalists, writers and intellectuals from the Kurdistan ...

Kirkuk’s participation in KRG referendum dangerous move: Turkey

KurdPress - 2017-08-30 08:35
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has criticized a decision by the local administration of Kirkuk to participate in a planned referendum by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sept. 25, saying it is a “serious breach” of the Iraqi constitution and a “da ...

Committee Drafting Constitution for "State of Kurdistan": KDP Official

BAS News - 2017-08-28 19:05
ERBIL— A committee assigned to draft the constitution for the "State of Kurdistan" has already launched its mission, said a member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s politburo. Addressing the audience at the Panel of the Roadmap to the State of Kurdis ...

Final Curtain for Venezuela’s Democracy as Parliament is Dissolved

International Crisis Group - 2017-08-22 16:13
The Venezuelan government has dissolved the elected, opposition-led parliament and initiated de facto rule. Foreign governments and multilateral organisations should regard all government actions carried out in contravention of the 1999 constitution as i ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Region's Future with Iraq Is Blurred

BAS News - 2017-08-22 16:12
ERBIL— The plan for running the independence referendum of Kurdistan will not be reverted and the appeal to hold the vote is substantiated by the Iraqi constitution, stated Kurdistan Region President on Tuesday. Nearly one month prior to run the vote (on ...

Egypt’s Moussa rejects calls to extend presidential terms

Waar Media - 2017-08-13 18:29
WAAR-DUHOK: The head of the panel that drafted Egypt’s 2014 constitution, possibly the most progressive in the country’s history, denounced calls to amend the charter on Saturday, saying in a carefully-worded statement that parliament should focus instea ...

Venezuela's Last Flickers of Democracy

International Crisis Group - 2017-08-03 21:50
Venezuela’s political crisis took another fateful turn on Sunday 30 July with the rigged election of an all-powerful assembly mandated to rewrite the constitution. In thisA, Senior Analyst for the Andes Phil Gunson says Sunday’s vote represents the end o ...

Sanctions On Venezuela Could Push Oil Into The Mid-$50s

Waar Media - 2017-08-01 15:14
WAAR-DUHOK: In response to Venezuela’s controversial vote on Sunday, a move which could dramatically increase the power of President Nicolas Maduro and grant his government the ability to re-write the constitution, the United States is seriously consider ...

Baghdad Seeks Violating Constitution by Amending Article 37: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-24 18:53
ERBIL— The Iraqi government is striving to impeach on the constitution by amending a constitutional article which will not secure the rights of the people of Kirkuk , said a Kurdish lawmaker to the Iraqi House of Representatives, demanding Kurdish leader ...

Ethnic Contest and Electoral Violence in Northern Kenya

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-19 18:16
Kenya’s 2010 constitution was intended to end fierce electoral battles, but in the northern counties of Isiolo and Marsabit it has exacerbated ethnic and border tensions. To prevent these issues causing electoral violence in August, stakeholders should d ...

Barzani Slams Baghdad's Anti-Referendum Stances

BAS News - 2017-07-19 17:16
Kurdistan President states people of Kurdistan do not tolerate threats and denial anymore ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Wednesday issued a statement, accusing the successive Iraqi government of violating the constitution and reaffir ...

Kurdish vote against constitution: Iraqi ambassador

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 08:56
The Iraqi Ambassador to Iran, Rajeh Saber Abboud al-Moussavi, called the move by Iraq’s Kurdistan Region to hold a referendum and declare independence as unlawful and against the Iraqi constitution. ...

Religious Components Reps Discuss Their Rights in Kurdistan Constitution

BAS News - 2017-07-15 17:17
ERBIL— An open discussion for the representatives of the religious components in the Kurdistan Region over the rights and obligations of the religious communities in Kurdistan constitution was held on Saturday in Erbil. The representative from the entire ...

Constitution Does Not Allow Iraqis to Fight Abroad: PM

BAS News - 2017-06-05 10:11
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that the Iraqi constitution does not allow Iraqis to fight beyond the borders of the country, referring to the statements of Hashd al-Shaabi militia commanders who have repeatedly said that they would cro ...

Kirkuk provincial council threatens to sue Iraqi PM Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-05-15 12:54
The provincial council of Kirkuk has threatened to take legal actions against Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over failing to implement the article 140 from the country’s constitution in Kirkuk. ...

Kirkuk Council Threatens to Sue PM Abadi

BAS News - 2017-05-15 00:24
KIRKUK — The provincial council of Kirkuk has threatened to take legal actions against Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over failing to implement the article 140 from the country’s constitution in Kirkuk. Rebwar Talabani, head of the council, told al ...

Venezuela: A Blueprint for Strife

International Crisis Group - 2017-05-12 17:19
Two developments are propelling Venezuela faster along a route that has already led to dozens of deaths in the last few weeks: the first is an undemocratic proposal for a new constitution; the second is increasingly isolated Venezuela’s withdrawal from t ...

Hoisting PKK and Turkish Flags in Kirkuk Against Constitution: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-10 16:59
ERBIL — Raising Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK) flag in Kirkuk city is against the Iraqi federal constitution, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Mohamed Osman, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) member of the Iraqi parliament, told BasNews that hoisting any fl ...

Japan sends biggest warship to protect US supply vessel

Waar Media - 2017-05-01 17:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Amid rising tensions over North Korea, Japan has dispatched its biggest warship, in the first such deployment since new laws loosened the limits of the country’s pacifist constitution. The Izumo has reportedly been sent to help safeguard US n ...
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