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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. ...

Turkish Ministry warns KRG of paying a price in case referendum held

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish warned Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of paying a price for insisting on holding an independence referendum on Sept. 25, in a foreign ministry statement on Thursday. The statement, which welcomed Iraqi parliament vote that reject ...

Iraqi Parliament votes to remove Kirkuk governor

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Parliament in a majority vote decided to remove the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk. On Thursday, the Iraqi Parliament has voted to remove the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim from his position, shortly after Iraqi Prime Minist ...

Iraqi PM calls for parliament to remove Kirkuk governor

KurdPress - 2017-09-14 15:32
According to a statement from the parliament speaker’s media office Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called on the Iraqi parliament to vote on sacking Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim from his position. ...

Iraqi PM Abadi Calls for Removal of Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-14 13:38
ERBIL — The Office of the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, said on Thursday, that it has received a request from the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Office asking the parliament for a vote to dismiss the governor of Kirkuk from the office. “We ...

Iraqi Parliament Votes to Remove Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-14 13:38
ERBIL — The Iraqi Parliament voted in a session on Thursday to remove the Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim from the office. The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Office sent a request to the Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Thursday, asking the ...

Iraqi Parliament votes against Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to oppose Kurdistan independence referendum planned to hold this month prompting a walkout by Kurdish lawmakers. Speaker Salim al-Juburi, a Sunni Arab, said the vote required the government to “take all s ...

KIU is not a hurdle on holding referendum: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-08-28 11:29
A Kurdistan Islamic Community (KIC) deputy in the Iraqi parliament stated that the party will not be a hurdle on holding the referendum of the region and is not with the opposition of the referendum. ...

Three Trillion Dinar from Iraq’s Annual Budget Goes to Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-08-23 15:44
ERBIL — A huge amount of Iraq’s annual budget has been allocated to the Shi’ite Arab militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi since its formation back in 2014, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament said. “Hashd al-Shaabi receives a total fund of three trilli ...

Gorran delegation confers with Iranian envoy

KurdPress - 2017-08-23 11:37
Kurdistan region’s Change Movement parliament members on Tuesday met the Iranian envoy and discussed this autonomous region's ties with the Iraqi central government. ...

Some Kurdistan Region parties would prevent referendum: official

KurdPress - 2017-08-22 13:37
A member of the Iraqi parliament’s foreign relation commission claimed that there are political parties in Kurdistan Region, in the north of Iraq, and they would not allow the region and its President Masoud Barzani to hold the scheduled referendum. ...

UNAMI Urges Parliament to Select New IHEC Board of Commissioners

BAS News - 2017-08-21 18:54
ERBIL— The United Nations' Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) urged on Sunday the Iraqi lawmakers to select a new Board of Commissioners for the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) before its term expires in September this year. UNAMI announced ...

Yezidi MP Calls on Iraqi Forces to Rescue Yezidi Abductees in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-20 12:17
ERBIL — The Yezidi representative to the Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil called on commanders of Tal Afar operation which was declared today to rescue the large number of Yezidis believed to be held in the Islamic State’s (IS) captivity in the district. Com ...

Baghdad Asks KRG to Pay off Foreign Debts Without Receiving Its Share

BAS News - 2017-08-19 14:43
BAGHDAD — An advisor to the Iraqi parliament said that despite withholding Kurdistan Region’s share from the loans it has received, the Iraqi government demands Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay off a part of the debts. Madhat Sleman, an advisor ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Announces New Political Party

BAS News - 2017-08-19 11:43
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Sunni politician and speaker of parliament, Salim al-Jabouri, officially announced his new political party on Friday in Baghdad. The Civil Rally for Reform, Jabouri’s new party, is said to seek to “develop effective policies aimed at find ...

Erbil Delegation Meets Maliki, Other Officials in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-16 16:11
ERBIL — The Referendum Committee delegation from Kurdistan Region held on Wednesday a range of meetings with Iraqi officials in Baghdad to discuss Erbil’s planned independence vote in September. The delegation was first received by Iraqi Parliament Speak ...

Iraqi Parliament Passes Bill of Provincial Elections

BAS News - 2017-08-15 13:08
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi parliament approved on Tuesday the draft law of provincial council elections for the next year. According to the bill, all provinces in Iraq are included in the election except Kirkuk, seemingly for issues related to the multi-ethnic ...

Barzani seeking to disturb situation in Kurdistan Region: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-08-12 12:04
A parliament deputy from the Iraqi State of Law Coalition accused Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani of trying to mess up the situation in the autonomous region in the north of Iraq in order to distract the citizens of the region from its real trou ...

Iraqi Kurdistan lawmaker calls for suspension of independence referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Ali Hama Salih, a member of the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament from the Change (Gorran) Movement said suspension of the referendum of independence is the best solution to the existing differences over the issue. The Kurdi ...

Iraqi parliament postpones provincial elections until April 2018

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament on Monday voted in favor of holding the provincial elections in conjunction with parliamentary polls slated for April of next year. “A majority of MPs voted on Monday to conduct local elections — initially slated for September ...

PICTURE: 9-Year-Old Yezidi Girl Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-08-08 14:28
ERBIL — Another Kurdish Yezidi child has been rescued from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) militants with the help of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Vian Dakhil, the sole Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament, confirmed the report in a tweet on ...

Iraq Does Not Pose Obstacles to Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum: FM

BAS News - 2017-08-07 15:17
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi central government will not create obstacles on Kurdistan Region’s path towards holding the independence referendum, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Jafaari, said. Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament, Ardalan Nou ...

Iraqi Parliament Postpones Provincial Elections Until 2018

BAS News - 2017-08-07 14:10
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi parliament decided on Monday to postpone the provincial elections until next year to be held together with the parliamentary elections. The provincial elections were expected to be held this year on 16th September. The government is y ...

Christians Would Return to Nineveh Only if Kurdistan Is Independent

BAS News - 2017-08-06 23:55
ERBIL — Iraqi Christians say they would return to the recently liberated Nineveh Plains only if the Kurdistan Region becomes an independent state, a Christian member of the Kurdistan Region Parliament said on Sunday. Waheda Yacoub, an Iraqi Christian mem ...

Yezidis Massacred by IS for Their Ethnic, Religious Identity: MP

BAS News - 2017-08-03 14:59
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidis have several times been massacred throughout history for their Yezidi religion and Kurdish nationality, said Vian Dakhil, the sole Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament. Marking the third anniversary of the Islamic State (IS) ...

Iraqi oil delegation to visit Erbil

KurdPress - 2017-08-01 13:07
A member of the Iraqi Parliament’s Energy and Oil Commission stated that a delegation from Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, is planned to make a visit to Erbil, the capital of the northern autonomous region, in order to discuss the region’s independent oil exp ...

Barzani seeking to pressure Baghdad through referendum: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-07-31 15:09
An Iraqi parliament deputy from the National Coalition Alliance stated that Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani’s plan to hold the referendum of independence is an attempt to pressure Baghdad for achieving more privileges. ...

Iraqi Kurds hope to reactivate parliament within two weeks

Aranews - 2017-07-31 05:28
ARA News Senior assistant to President Masoud Barzani, Hemin Hawrami, on Sunday said that they hope that the Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) parliament will meet again on August 15, and that all preparations for holding a Kurdish independence referen ...

Baghdad cannot prevent referendum in Kurdistan Region: Mahmoud Osman

KurdPress - 2017-07-23 08:02
A former Iraqi parliament deputy and Kurdish politician, Mahmoud Osman, stated over the plan of Kurdistan Region to hold a referendum of independence on September that the central Iraqi government in Baghdad will not be able to prevent the referendum. ...

Baghdad Unsafe for Kurdish Media Activists: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-22 16:24
ERBIL — The deterioration of security situation in Iraq’s capital has provided the armed groups with the freedom to conduct arbitrary violent acts and kidnap Kurdish journalists and media activists, said a lawmaker. Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament ...

Maliki’s Remarks Against Kurdistan to Cover His Failures: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:13
Maliki is trying to elude the charges as part of his electoral campaign ERBIL — A Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament stated that the Iraqi former PM Nouri al-Maliki’s recent statements against Kurdistan Region and Peshmerga are an attempt to cover hi ...

Kurdish Official Kidnapped and Threatened to Leave Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-07-22 10:46
He was kidnapped and tortured by a militia group BAGHDAD — A group of armed men kidnapped a Kurdish official in Baghdad and threatened him to leave Baghdad because he is Kurdish. Shakhawan Abdullah, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament, said in a sta ...
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