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Peshmerga Does not Discriminate Among Iraqis: Tribal MP

BAS News - 2017-04-28 17:17
He indicts Iraqi Parliament for enforcing divisive plots of other countries ERBIL— As long as the foreign countries intervene in the internal affairs of Iraq, unrest will prevail in the country, said Sheikh Munir al-Jumaili, who heads al-Jumaili Tribe an ...

Iraqi Parliament to Vote on Draft to Ban Foreign Armed Groups

BAS News - 2017-04-27 15:43
The draft will ban the armed groups posing threat to the neighbouring states ERBIL — According to a draft, if passed by the Iraqi parliament, all foreign armed groups that are posing a potential threat to the security of the neighbouring countries need t ...

Hashd MPs Will Not Be Stripped off Parliament Membership: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-04-20 18:49
Parliament may vote on MP's absence due to Hashd service ERBIL— Iraqi lawmakers who instead of the Iraqi House of Representatives serve at the ranks of the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (better known as Hashd forces) will not be deprived from their ...

Parliament Issues Order for Iraqi Govt. To Apologize for Anfal

BAS News - 2017-04-13 16:25
The tragedy against Kurds will enter school curricula ERBIL— Iraqi House of Representatives on Thursday voted in favor of a proposal which demands the Iraqi government to apologize for the humanity crimes committed against the Kurdish people in the proce ...

PKK Continues Causing Unrest in Sinjar: MP

BAS News - 2017-04-07 23:04
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) continues destabilizing the Yezidi-populated areas and neglecting the rule of local administration, said a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament. “PKK continues creating unrest in Khansor, Sinjar and Snune area ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – April 5, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
Iraq government, KRG oppress Kirkuk through lack of services, PUK says Baghdad: The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) bloc in the Iraqi Parliament said the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have oppressed Kirkuk by not providi ...

Kirkuk Council Approves Holding Referendum in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-04 15:16
The council also rejected Iraqi parliament's ban against hoisting the Kurdistan flag ERBIL — By a majority vote, Kirkuk Provincial Council (KPC) on Tuesday agreed to allow holding a referendum in Kirkuk which will settle the long term dispute between Bag ...

Kirkuk Council Rejects Parliament's Decision of Banning Kurdistan Flag

BAS News - 2017-04-04 11:44
Iraqi parliament cannot block executive orders ERBIL — The provincial council of Kirkuk unanimously rejected the decree of the Iraqi parliament against raising the Kurdistan flag in the city on Tuesday. Kirkuk council convened on Tuesday to discuss the I ...

Iraqi Parliament To Discuss Sinjar Security Without Kurdish MPs

BAS News - 2017-04-03 15:41
Kurdish MPs have boycotted the sessions since Saturday ERBIL — Iraqi House of Representatives is set to discuss the security of the Kurdish Yezidi populated town of Sinjar on Monday while the Kurdish lawmakers have all boycotted the session. Parliament S ...

Kirkuk Council to Consider Referendum Over Joining Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-04-03 15:41
Rejecting the Iraqi parliament's decision over lowering the Kurdistan flag is also on the agenda of the meeting ERBIL — The provincial council in Kirkuk is scheduled to convene on Tuesday and among other issues it is going to discuss, the proposal for co ...

Iraqi parliament bans Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2017-04-03 14:59
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament has rejected a decision to raise the Kurdish flag used by Kurdistan Region alongside the Iraqi flag on public buildings and institutions in Kirkuk city. Iraqi MPs voted in favour of displaying only the Iraqi flag on Kirkuk’s b ...

Kurdish flag in Iraq’s Kirkuk is permanent, Kirkuk governor says

E-Kurd - 2017-04-03 14:59
KIRKUK,— Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim said in a defiant message that the local government would not commit to the Iraqi parliament’s Saturday vote that called for raising only the Iraqi flag in the multi-ethnic city. “I assure you that this flag [of K ...

Kirkuk governor refuses to pull down Kurdish flag

KurdPress - 2017-04-03 12:10
Kirkuk governor Najmaddin Karim has refused to apply a decision by the Iraqi parliament to pull down the flag of Kurdistan Region on the city's public buildings and institutions. ...

Raising Kurdish flag in Kirkuk leads into clashes: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-04-03 12:10
A parliament deputy from al-Mawatin Alliance in the Iraqi parliament reiterated that the decision of the Kirkuk Provincial Council to raise Kurdistan Region’s flag on governmental buildings in Kirkuk is against the Iraqi constitution and will lead into cl ...

Nineveh Arab Tribes Call for Secession of Kurdistan from Iraq

BAS News - 2017-04-03 11:57
"Kurdistan has the right to hoist its flag in Kirkuk," says Sheikh Muzahim Huwet ERBIL — Nineveh Arab tribes call for the secession of Kurdistan Region from Iraq, criticizing the Iraqi parliament for the decision it passed to bring down the Kurdistan fla ...

Arab Tribe Leader Says Iraqi Parliament Speaker a Defector to Tehran

BAS News - 2017-04-02 11:26
Al-Jabouri tribe declares abandonment of Salim al-Jabouri ERBIL — The leader of al-Jabouri Arab tribes in Kirkuk Sheikh Masrour al-Jabouri described the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri as a defector to Iran and declared al-Jabouri tribes' aband ...

Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk Won’t Be Taken Down: Provincial Council

BAS News - 2017-04-01 21:52
KIRKUK — Kirkuk Provincial Council has made it clear that Iraqi parliament’s decision against hosting Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk is not be enforced. The chairman of the council, Rebwar Tallabani, explained that such a decision by the Iraqi parliament is an ...

Iraqi Parliament Approves Decision to Ban Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-01 14:37
The Kurdish factions objected to the decision ERBIL — Kurdish members of the Iraqi parliament left a parliamentary session on Saturday after it issued a decision against raising the Kurdistan flag on state buildings in Kirkuk province. The Iraqi parliame ...

Kurdish factions in Iraqi Parliament to boycott meeting with Abadi

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
BAGHDAD,— Four Kurdish factions in the Iraqi Parliament will boycott a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Sunday evening in protest at the Iraqi PM’s lack of commitment to include Kurdish proposals in the 2017 budget. The head of the Ch ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 29, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
Kurdish MP says no decision from Iraqi govt. to withhold Kirkuk salaries Sulaimani: A Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi Parliament on Wednesday refuted claims the Iraqi government had withheld budget payments to the Kirkuk Governorate, citing the acting Iraq ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 30, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker awards Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad in Germany Berlin: Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Yusuf Mohammed Sadiq awarded Yazidi human rights activist and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad on Wednesday, praising h ...

Abadi Under Pressure to Cut Ties with Erbil: MP

BAS News - 2017-03-29 16:40
ERBIL — Pressure is mounting on the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to suspend the relations with Kurdistan Region and alienate Kurds, said a Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament. Without specifying, MP Othman Tahir told BasNews that a political ...

Iraq Declares Western Mosul As Disaster Zone

BAS News - 2017-03-28 21:54
SOFIA — Iraqi parliament speaker Selim al-Jabouri declared the western parts of Mosul a disaster zone on Tuesday. The Nineveh Provincial Council voted for declaring the whole city a disaster zone on Sunday as a result of the killing of hundreds of civili ...

Baghdad Planning to Cut Kirkuk Public Servants Salaries

BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:05
BAGHDAD — Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament has warned about a serious plan by the country's ministry of finance to cut the monthly salaries of Kirkuk public servants. MP Masoud Haider stated that he has followed up the issue and found out that ther ...

Iraqi parliament hosts exhibition to commemorate Halabja massacre

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— An exhibition displaying photos commemorating the Halabja chemical attack by the Ba’ath regime has been put on display in the Iraqi Parliament on Thursday. A picture exhibition supervised by Iraqi Parliament Deputy Speaker, Aram Sheikh Mohammed ...

Arabs in Iraq’s Kirkuk criticize governor over Kurdish flag raising

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
KIRKUK,— Following the governor’s order to raise the Kurdish flag along with the Iraqi flag on all the government buildings in the ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk, the Arab block of al-Mustaqillun (Independents) in the Iraqi parliament strongly criticize ...

Iraqi Kurdish gay marries under Finland’s new same-sex marriage law

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
HELSINKI,— A law passed in 2014 by Finland’s parliament to legalize same-sex marriages came into effect in the beginning of this month and has since enabled many gay couples, including Kurds, to formally tie the knot. This year is special to the history ...

HRW calls on Iraq to set penalties for domestic violence crimes

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BEIRUT,— The Iraqi parliament should set penalties for the crime of domestic violence, remove provisions that prioritize reconciliation over justice, and improve victim protections in a domestic violence bill, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter an ...

Iranian Kurdish rebels blast call by Shiite lawmakers to leave Iraq

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iranian Kurdish groups based in the Kurdistan Region have rejected a recent proposal from Iraqi Shiite members of parliament calling on armed factions opposed to the Islamic Republic to leave the Iraqi territory. A ...

Iraq’s PM Abadi invited to visit Saudi Arabia

Waar Media - 2017-02-28 13:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi received an invitation to visit Saudi Arabia during meetings with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair in Baghdad. Khaled al-Assadi, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s foreign relations committee, was quo ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Establishes New Political Party

BAS News - 2017-02-26 23:04
BAGHDAD — Iraqi parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Sunday announced that he has established a new political party. The new party is called ‘Civic Gathering for Reform’, said Jabouri during a televised interview, without revealing further details on t ...

PKK Forces Aim to Establish Local Administration in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-02-22 17:13
They are blocking the reconstruction of the district SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) forces in Sinjar district reportedly aim to establish a local self-ruling administration in the district. Majid Shingali, a Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament ...

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 ...

EPP Head Stresses Need of KRG-EP Ties

BAS News - 2017-02-18 22:13
German support to Iraqi and Peshmerga forces has led to significant results MUNICH — German MEP Manfred Weber, Head of the European People's Party (EPP) grouping in the EU Parliament, met with the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in the margins ...

Maliki Should Be Sued Over Aircraft Purchase Corruption: MP

BAS News - 2017-02-15 20:55
Iraq is paying $1 million every month for the delays in the receipt of the aircraft ERBIL — Kurdish factions in the Iraqi parliament are expected to sue the Iraqi former PM and current VP Nouri al-Malki over the corruption of the T-50IQ aircraft purchase ...

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 ...

Iraqi Parliament Voted to Dissolve IHEC

BAS News - 2017-02-13 19:52
A Kurdish MP heads the committee for assigning the new electoral commission ERBIL — The board of professionals at the Iraqi House of Representatives voted to dismantle the current Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) and a committee is tasked wit ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

Yezidi MP Vian Dakhil Receives Lantos Prize for Human Rights

BAS News - 2017-02-09 00:11
Terrorism is targeting all, but the Yezidis' case deserves special standing, Dakhil says SEATTLE — The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice presented the only Kurdish Yezidi member of the Iraqi Parliament Vian Dakhil with their 2016 Human Right ...

Gorran deputy asks Baghdad to cut ties with U.S.

KurdPress - 2017-02-05 10:53
A deputy from Change Movement (Gorran) in the Iraqi parliament asked Baghdad to cut its ties with the U.S. in response to the recent Washington ban on the Iraqi citizens to go to the U.S. ...

KDP says parliament speaker fueled tensions in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-02-05 08:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Spokesman of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Muhammad Ali Yasin, blamed Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Parliament Speaker, Yusuf Muhammad Sadiq, for fueling tensions in the autonomous region in the north of Ira ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 28, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
Barzani’s independence remarks an attempt to divert attention from Kurdistan’s crisis: official Baghdad: Iraqi parliament deputy from the State of Law Coalition said recent remarks by Massoud Barzani over the division of the autonomous Kurdistan region f ...

Iraq asks Trump administration to ‘reconsider’ travel ban

E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has asked the United States to reconsider the travel ban on its citizens, the foreign ministry said on Monday, taking a more diplomatic line than the Iraqi parliament which had demanded the government “retaliate”. “It is necessary that the ...

Iraqi parliament approves new defense, interior ministers

E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament approved the appointment on Monday of a new defense minister, Erfan al-Hiyali, and a new interior minister, Qasim al-Araji, state television said, but rejected nominees for new ministers of trade and industry. Hiyali, a Sunni, ...

Iraq asks Trump administration to ‘reconsider’ travel ban

Waar Media - 2017-02-01 03:42
Iraq has asked the United States to reconsider the travel ban on its citizens, the foreign ministry said on Monday, taking a more diplomatic line than the Iraqi parliament which had demanded the government “retaliate”. “It is necessary that the new Ameri ...

Kurdish Yezidi MP Banned from Entering US to Receive Award

BAS News - 2017-01-31 19:52
Vian Dakhil was due to receive the Lantos Human Rights Prize next week ERBIL — As a result of the travel ban imposed by the US against seven countries, including Iraq, Kurdish Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament, Vian Dakhil, cannot attend a ceremony i ...
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