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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 ...

Massoud Barzani resigns after Kurdistan independence vote backfires

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Pro-Barzani ‘protesters’ storm Kurdistan parliament after Massoud Barzani announces resignation HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Massoud Barzani, who is considered as the illegitimate president of Iraqi Kurdistan, told a closed-door session of par ...

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 ...

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. ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Impeding IDPs Returns to Mosul: MP

BAS News - 2017-11-11 15:14
MOSUL — An Iraqi lawmaker, representing Nineveh Province in the Iraqi parliament, says that the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are preventing the displaced people from returning to their areas in Mosul. Ahmad Madloul, representative of Nineveh to th ...

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 ...

Over 500 Russian Female Members of IS Captured in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-11-09 03:08
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces are holding 512 Russian women nationals suspected of links to the Islamic State (IS), said Kurdish Yezidi member of the Iraqi Parliament. On her official Twitter account, MP Vian Dakhil also revealed that nearly 200 other wo ...

Arabisation of Kirkuk on the Rise: MP

BAS News - 2017-11-04 22:50
KIRKUK — Iraqi authorities and the Iranian-backed militias have stepped up the systematic process of Arabisation of Kirkuk since they occupied the city last October, said a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament. MP Shakhawan Abdullah told BasNews that t ...

Coalition Threatens Downing Iraqi Jets If Fly to Attack Kurds: MP

BAS News - 2017-10-16 03:51
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition forces have warned the Iraqi central government to avoid violence and especially using airpower against the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the northern city of Kirkuk, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Member of the Iraqi parliament, Sha ...

Iraq parliament votes to halt financial transactions with Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament voted on Tuesday on “a formula to halt financial transactions” with the Kurdistan region, in retaliation for last week’s independence referendum, Iraqi State TV said, without specifying if vote was binding on the government. T ...

Baghdad Likely to Cut Entire Budget of Kurdistan for 2018

BAS News - 2017-10-11 14:22
ERBIL — Iraqi government is expected to withhold the share of Kurdistan Region from the federal budget of 2018. The Finance Committee of the Iraqi parliament said on Tuesday that the budget of the Kurdistan Region for 2018 will be controversial after the ...

Barzani and Iraqi Parliament Speaker Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-10-08 13:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri in Erbil on Sunday. During the meeting, both sides discussed the latest political developments in Iraq, particularly the independence referendum of the K ...

Iraqi parliament to strip Kurdish MPs of immunity, putting them on trial

Rûdaw - 2017-10-03 15:25
Kurdish MPs were also told to return to Kurdistan Jabouri said in a press conference that the parliament decision against those involved in independence referendum vote is not a ‘collective punishment.” He said they would be committed to the Federal Court ...

Iraqi Parliament Prohibits Kurdish MPs to Attend Sessions

BAS News - 2017-10-03 14:53
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament convened on Tuesday and issued some rulings against the Kurdish MPs, including suspension of membership. The Iraqi parliament hold a session on Tuesday and passed a ruling according to which the Kurdish MPs who do not agree w ...

Kurdistan Parliament Rejects Baghdad's Rulings Against Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-30 20:50
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Parliament on Saturday rejected the recent decisions which the Iraqi government and House of Representatives issued in response to the independence referendum of Kurdistan, labeling the rulings as "illegal and unconstitutional." ...

Masrour Barzani Calls Iraqi Parliament’s Decisions “Provocative”

BAS News - 2017-09-27 22:18
He said such mentality pushes the Kurds further away ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has called Wednesday’s statements against Erbil by the Iraqi Parliament as “provocative” and a reason which pushed K ...

Kurdistan Parliament Convenes to Defy Baghdad's Ultimatum

BAS News - 2017-09-27 20:20
ERBIL— Kurdistan MPs will convene on Thursday to respond to Baghdad's "retaliatory" measures and ultimatum to the Kurdistan Region as a result of Kurdistan's push for independence. On Wednesday the Iraqi House of Representatives issued 12 decisions as pe ...

Iraqi Parliament Authorizes Abadi to Deploy Troops in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-27 15:02
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi attended the Iraqi parliamentary session on Wednesday, in a bid to introduce more measures against Kurdistan Region. Abadi said on Wednesday that the federal government will impose Iraq’s authority in all area ...

Iraqi Parliament Demands Abadi Move Force to Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2017-09-25 20:59
ERBIL— In response to running the independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region and in the absence of Kurdish MPs, Iraqi House of Representatives on Monday issued three decisions against Kurdistan. Today, concurrently with running the plebiscite in Kur ...

Peshmerga Official Warns Against Baghdad’s Threats

BAS News - 2017-09-25 15:48
ERBIL — After the Iraqi parliament demanded troops be sent to the Kurdish areas controlled by Peshmerga after the emergence of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, the Peshmerga officials warned the Iraqi army against any aggressions. Halgurd Hikmat, Director of ...

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

Washington Times - 2017-09-25 09:06
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats - a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendu ...

Turkey warns Kurdish leaders on vote as parliament convenes

FOX News - 2017-09-23 15:22
Turkish officials are pressing Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum as Turkey's parliament convenes to renew a mandate for the country's military to intervene in Iraq and Syria. ...

Sulaymaniyah Protests Baghdad’s Position on Kurdistan Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-19 13:55
SULAYMANIYAH — Tens of protesters gathered on Tuesday in front of Iraqi Parliament’s subsidiary office in Sulaymaniyah to voice objection against a decision by Baghdad to reject Kurdistan Region’s imminent independence referendum. The gathering was organ ...

Kirkuk Council Rejects Baghdad’s Decision to Unseat Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-19 13:55
Provincial Council of Kirkuk voted against Iraqi parliament’s decision ERBIL — Kirkuk Provincial Council rejected on Tuesday the Iraqi parliament’s decision to remove Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim from office. The vast majority of Kirkuk Provincial Coun ...

Kurdish MPs Boycott Iraqi Parliament's Session over Kirkuk Polls

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
ERBIL— For the fourth successive time, the Kurdish MPs to the Iraqi House of Representatives boycotted the sessions on Monday, this time over Kirkuk provincial elections. In a statement to BasNews, Kurdish MP Shakhawan Abdulla said the issue of elections ...

Kurdish Official Responds to Maliki’s Statement Against Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-18 12:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament’s Deputy Speaker, Jaafer Emniki, strongly responded to the recent statement of Iraqi VP Nouri al-Maliki who has said they would not allow a “second Israel” to be created in the Middle East, in reference to Kurdistan Re ...

Kirkuk Governor Rules out Iraqi Parliament Decision

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
KIRKUK — The vote by the Iraqi parliament is a hundred percent political and it is invalid, said Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim after a number of MPs voted to discharge him from his position. “We held a meeting with the legal advisors at the governorate ...

Iraqi parliament planning to oust president

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
The Iraqi Parliament has reportedly set to vote Saturday on dismissal of the iraqi Kurdish president Fuad Masum after accusing him of violating his oath. ...

Karim says will continue as Kirkuk governor

KurdPress - 2017-09-15 23:31
Governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim on Thursday said the Iraqi Parliament's decision to dismiss him is "illegal," saying he will continue in his post as Governor and extend support to the upcoming referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region. ...
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