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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 ...

I won’t accept raising Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk: official
KurdPress - 2017-03-29 08:42
Former Iraqi parliament speaker stated that he is against a recent decision by Kirkuk provincial council to raise Kurdistan’s flag over government buildings in the province in the north of Iraq. ...

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 ...

Four Kurdish factions in Iraqi Parliament to boycott meeting with Abadi
NRT - 2017-03-26 10:03

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 ...

Iraqi parliament urged to set stronger penalties against domestic violence
Rûdaw - 2017-03-19 12:18
“A strong domestic violence law could help save Iraqi women’s lives,” ...

HRW calls on Iraqi parliament to set penalties for domestic violence
NRT - 2017-03-19 10:39

KIU bloc in the Iraqi parliament organizes a commemoration ceremony of the tragedy of Halabja
Kurdiu - 2017-03-18 23:47

Kirkuk Governor Criticized by Arab Bloc for Decision to Raise Kurdish Flag
BAS News - 2017-03-17 19:13
An Arab bloc in the Iraqi parliament took a strong stance against the decision ERBIL — Following the governor's order to raise the Kurdish flag along with the Iraqi flag on all the government buildings in Kirkuk, the Arab block of al-Mustaqillun (Indepen ...

Exhibition held in Iraqi parliament to commemorate Halabja massacre
NRT - 2017-03-16 13:41

Sunni factions seek alliances with Kurds, Shiites ahead of Iraqi elections
Rûdaw - 2017-03-10 14:23
Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds, have run for seats in the parliament on separate tickets ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker: Political chaos could occur in Iraq after ISIS
NRT - 2017-03-08 17:02

Deputy in the Iraqi parliament: Political parties created problems for the people of Kurdistan
Kurdiu - 2017-03-08 15:57

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 ...

Kurdistan’s Barzani says parliament, presidential elections to be held in September
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Masoud Barzani said the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament and presidential elections will be held in September this year. “There will be two elections in September: parliament and presidential,” Barzani said during an int ...

Iranian Kurdish groups urge Iraqi parliament to reject call for their expulsion
Rûdaw - 2017-03-02 15:18
We ask Kurds from all other parts of Kurdistan... to support us in our join effort to foil this plot ...

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 ...

Officials accuses Peshmerga of expelling Arab IDP from Dialy and Kirkuk
KurdPress - 2017-02-23 08:36
The chief of Migrants’ Affairs in the Iraqi parliament accused the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga of expelling the Internal Displaced People (IDP) from the provinces of Dialy and Kirkuk in the north of Iraq. ...

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 ...

Fighting Breaks out inside Iraqi Parliament Between Kurdish and Shite MPS
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-19 13:44

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 ...

Iran parliament speaker renews Iran’s support for Iraq’s territorial integrity
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 09:37
Iran Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani renewed Iran’s support for Iraq’s integrity in a meeting with Secretary General of Iraqi Kurdistan’s Islamic Union Party Salaheddin Bahaeddin. ...

Reports of Arbitrary Detentions of Civilians in Liberated East Mosul: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-16 00:05
MOSUL — Some of the Iraqi security forces are arbitrarily arresting civilians in the liberated areas of eastern Mosul without legitimate reason, said a member of the Iraqi parliament. In a statement released on Wednesday, MP Farah Siraj said he has recei ...

Iraqi Parliament: Turkish military occupier in Mosul
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

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 ...

Iraqi parliament speakers expresses 'regret and sorrow' after protest deaths
NRT - 2017-02-13 19:06

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 ...

Gorran deputy blames Barzani and Abadi for crisis in Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-02-11 10:16
A parliament deputy from the Movement for Change (Gorran) blamed Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for the political and economic crises in the autonomous region in the north of Iraq. ...

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 ...

High absenteeism in Iraqi parliament, MPs complain
Rûdaw - 2017-02-08 22:11
MPs are permitted to miss sessions if serving with Hashd al-Shaabi forces ...

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 ...

Personal interests obstacle to holding Pan-Kurdish National Congress: speaker
E-Kurd - 2017-02-03 14:08
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Speaker has said personal interests are an obstacle in holding the Pan-Kurdish National Congress and to the coexistence among the Kurdish parties. Speaker Yusuf Mohammed Sadiq, along with la ...

EU must see a working parliament in order to work with Iraqi Kurdistan: envoy
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The European Union is keen to support Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s economic reform programs aimed at ending an ongoing financial crisis, on the condition that the region will “re-establish” its parliament which has not ...

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, ...

Kurdish Yazidi human rights activist banned from coming to U.S. to accept award
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
WASHINGTON,— In August 2014, the only Kurdish Yazidi woman in the Iraqi parliament broke down in tears while pleading publicly for the world to save her people from genocide at the hands of the Islamic State. She was due to travel to Washington next week ...

Iraq’s Maliki slams Barzani, says a country cannot be made without parliament
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki slammed Massoud Barzani on Tuesday for a recent statement regarding unilaterally declaring the independence of Kurdistan if Maliki ever held the country’s top post again. During an interview with Kurdish Awen ...

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 ...

Iraqi parliament appoints Defense and Interior ministers
Rûdaw - 2017-01-30 14:13
The legislative body voted down two other candidates ...

Iraqi Parliament approves candidates for Defense, Interior ministries
NRT - 2017-01-30 13:29

Iraqi Parliament votes to ban American citizens from entering the country
NRT - 2017-01-30 13:29

Iraqi MPs seek parliament session in response to U.S. travel restrictions
NRT - 2017-01-29 12:01

Trump could officially divide Iraq: Kurdish deputy
KurdPress - 2017-01-27 10:51
New US President Donald Trump will probably divide Iraq and a number of factors will accelerate the division, said a Kurdish parliament deputy in the Iraqi House of Representatives. ...

Groups in Kirkuk, Iraqi government disagree on 2017 elections
Rûdaw - 2017-01-20 21:20
“We are just waiting for the inclusion of Kirkuk in this election without discrimination as the bill will be voted for by the parliament,” ...

Boroujerdi, Nouri al-Maliki discuss developments in Syria and Iraq
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Senior Iranian Member of Parliament, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, and Iraqi Vice-President, Nouri al-Maliki, discussed in Baghdad on Monday the latest developments in Iraq and Syria as well as regional developments. ...

Iranian official meets Iraqi President in Baghdad
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Iran's Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi met Iraqi President Fuad Massoum in Baghdad on Monday when the two discussed latest bilateral and regional developments. ...

Iraq responsible for people in Kurdistan: Parl’t deputy speaker
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Parliament’s Deputy Speaker said the central government is responsible for the lives of the Kurdistan Region’s people as the region is part of the country. Speaking during the Baghdad Dialogue Convention on Satur ...

Iraq’s Abadi asks why Kurdistan withholds salaries despite selling oil: MP
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has asked why the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) doesn’t pay public servants as it sells 1.3 million barrels of oil per day (bpd), a lawmaker has disclosed. A Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi Parliament, Ho ...

Iraqi parliament and judiciary failed to perform duties
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-16 18:27

Iranian official, Ammar al-Hakim discuss Iran-Iraq ties
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 08:18
Iran Head of Parliament NSFPC Alaeddin Boroujerdi and Chairman of Iraqi National Coalition Ammar Hakim met in Baghdad on Sunday. ...

Turkey to withdraw troops in Iraq when PKK pulls out from Sinjar: KDP MP
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
BAGHDAD,— Turkish troops deployed in northern Iraq will remain in the country as long as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) remain in Sinjar as a “threat” to Ankara, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi Parliament, Shakhawan Abdullah, said. Abdullah who is also ...

Iranian official, Iraqi FM discuss regional developments
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Head of Iran Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari discussed regional developments and bilateral ties in Baghdad on Friday. ...

Iraqi Parliament Questions Chief of Baghdad Security
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
A committee will conclude the questioning process in a report later BAGHDAD — Iraqi parliament has summoned the head of Baghdad Operation Command for questioning about the deteriorating security situation in the capital city. Kurdish Member of the Iraqi P ...

Illegal stock exchange in Iraqi Kurdistan stole millions from residents: MP
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Iraqi man opened an illegal stock exchange without receiving permission from the region’s government, a Kurdish lawmaker revealed on Tuesday. Member of Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Ali Hama Salih complained in a lette ...

Political crisis in Kurdistan will end if lawless and corrupt officials are removed from power
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Iraqi Kurdish politicians from different political parties have recently negotiated with one another to work out their differences over the inactive parliament and presidential issues, with the hope to put an e ...

Kurdish lawmakers prevented from entering Iraqi Kurdistan capital: MP
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Two Kurdish lawmakers were prevented from entering the KDP-controlled Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil, by security forces at Prde Checkpoint, a member of the Kurdistan parliament said on Tuesday. Kurdish lawmaker ...

"KDP must explain why Barzani was silent on Turkish PM's comments"
ANF/English - 2017-01-10 12:09
PUK Iraqi Parliament Deputy Mihemed Osman said KDP must explain why Masoud Barzani was silent against Binali Yıldırım’s comments of “PKK and PYD are terrorists”. ...

Wikileaks shows Kurdistan oil blocks about to go on sale: parl’t speaker
E-Kurd - 2016-12-29 10:41
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Speaker has said that it appears that the oil blocks of the Kurdistan Region are about to go on sale due to documents revealed by Wikileaks showing the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) had ...

Iraqi parl’t speaker calls for end to tension against lawmaker in Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi Parliament Speaker called for an end to tension in the Kurdistan Region against Kurdish lawmaker Sirwa Abdulwahid, a few days after KDP party Peshmerga and others held a demonstration and called for the MP to be brought to court. Parli ...

Iraqi president signs Shiite militias ‘Hashd al-Shaabi’ law
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi President Fouad Masum has signed the law recognizing the mainly Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi as an official force with similar rights to the regular army. The law was passed in a vote in the Iraqi Parliament on November 26. According to the cons ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 21, 2016
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
Iraqi Kurdistan govt meets with Kurdish blocs in Iraqi Parliament to discuss state budget Erbil: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) began a meeting with the five Kurdish blocs in the Iraqi Parliament to discuss the Iraqi budget approved by parliament ...

World Bank approves new loan for Iraq
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-21 19:27
A meeting at the Iraqi Parliament. (Photo: Archive) ...

Factions seek to resolve issues KRG meets with Kurdish blocs in Iraqi Parliament to discuss state budget
NRT - 2016-12-21 13:20

KRG meets with Kurdish blocs in Iraqi Parliament to discuss state budget
NRT - 2016-12-21 13:20

Kurdistan parliament urges Iraq’s to denounce lawmaker remarks on Peshmerga
Waar Media - 2016-12-14 15:45
Waar, Duhok: Kurdistan parliament has officially asked Iraqi parliament to take a stand against a lawmaker from Gorran movement for “disrespecting the families of martyrs of the Peshmerga.” A statement signed by deputy parliament speaker asked Iraqi parli ...

KRG Refuses 2017 Federal Budget, Says Not Abide by It
Kurdishpolicy - 2016-12-07 14:44
Source: [The official website of Kurdistan Regional Government: URL:l=13&a=55182] The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) released a statement on passing 2017 federal budget law in Iraqi parliament on 4 December 2016. The KRG refuses the proposal and says ...

Iraqi parliament votes on KRG’s share in 2017 budget bill
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-06 06:17
Iraqi parliament session. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Iraqi oil ministry to provide more kerosene to Kurdistan, MP says
E-Kurd - 2016-12-05 22:29
BAGHDAD,— The Iraq Ministry of Oil has vowed to provide more kerosene to the Kurdistan Region, a member of the Iraqi parliament said on Sunday. Kurdish lawmaker from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Farhad Qadir, told NRT that a PUK delegation met ...

Iraqi parliament accepts proposal to pay Kurdistan employees in return for oil
E-Kurd - 2016-12-05 22:29
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi parliament has accepted a proposal submitted by three Kurdish parties to consider paying the salaries of more than half a million Kurdish civil servants in the 2017 budget in return for 550,000 barrels of oil from Kirkuk and the Kurdis ...

Iraqi parliament likely to pass 2017 budget despite Kurdish protests
Rûdaw - 2016-12-05 10:27
The budget fails to treat the Peshmerga forces as an Iraqi force ...

Iraqi parliament accepts proposal to pay Kurdish gov’t employees in return for oil
Rûdaw - 2016-12-04 21:58
Baghdad will send the salaries of 650,000 Kurdish civil servants ...

All Kurdistan parties welcome Barzani’s bid to quit power: deputy
KurdPress - 2016-12-02 04:57
A deputy from Islamic Unity (Yekgertu) in the parliament Iraqi parliament has stated that all parties in Kurdistan Region have welcomed the region’s President Massoud Barzani’s offer to quit power. ...

All Kurdistan parties welcome Barzani’s bid to quit power: deputy
KurdPress - 2016-12-01 11:30
A deputy from Islamic Unity (Yekgertu) in the parliament Iraqi parliament has stated that all parties in Kurdistan Region have welcomed the region’s President Massoud Barzani’s offer to quit power. ...

Next Iraqi Kurdistan president must be elected in parliament: PUK MP
E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi MP from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK party Bêstun Adel called on Massoud Barzani to step down from the presidency of Iraqi Kurdistan as “a new development, which is possible to remove a lot of obstacles between the Kurdish politica ...

Iraqi parliament recognizes Shiite militias as official force
E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to accord full legal status to government-sanctioned Shiite militias as a “back-up and reserve” force for the military and police and empower them to “deter” security and terror threats facing the country, lik ...

Sunnis and Kurds Oppose Hashd Law Passed by Iraqi Parliament
Kurdish Globe - 2016-11-28 19:12

Iraqi parliament approves motion legalizing Hashd al-Shaabi Shia militia
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-27 16:10
Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) take part in an operation against Islamic State (IS) militants on the outskirts of the town of Hammam Al-Alil, south of Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 31, 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Stringer) ...

Iraqi parliament to vote on motion recognizing Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi
Rûdaw - 2016-11-26 10:37
today’s session is in itself not legal “because it has a military aspect ...

lawmaker: 30% of Mosul liberated so far
Waar Media - 2016-11-23 19:57
Waar, Duhok: Iraqi troops have liberated 30 percent of Mosul since the start of the operation, Iraqi parliament has said. “Iraqi troops have retaken three key districts in Mosul amounting to 30 percent of the city,” lawmaker Shakhawan Abdullah has said. A ...

Baghdad could response militarily to Turkey presence in Iraq: official
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
A member of Iraqi parliament’s Defense and Security Commission stressed on the possibility of Baghdad’s military response to the presence of Turkish forces in Iraq, al-Tejah Press reported. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – November 14, 2016
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
Speaker says reactivating Kurdistan parliament would harm those responsible for crises Sulaimani: Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Yusuf Mohammed Sadiq said reactivating parliament would harm those responsible for the Kurdistan Region’s ongoing crises. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament speaker calls for cancellation of KRG government
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Yusuf Mohammed Sadiq said the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) should be annulled, as there is no national governance in the Kurdistan Region. Sadiq said a Kurdish government shoul ...

PKK obstacle for reconstruction of Sinjar: Yezidi lawmaker
Waar Media - 2016-11-20 12:16
Waar, Duhok: Yezidi lawmaker in Iraqi parliament, Vian Dakhil, said the presence of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in Sinjar is the reason why the town had not been reconstructed yet. Sinjar has not been reconstructed and services have not been p ...

Baghdad could response militarily to Turkey presence in Iraq: official
KurdPress - 2016-11-19 09:38
A member of Iraqi parliament’s Defense and Security Commission stressed on the possibility of Baghdad’s military response to the presence of Turkish forces in Iraq, al-Tejah Press reported. ...

‘Superstar’ politicians fight corruption in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2016-11-06 20:17
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Many locals in the semi-autonomous northern region of Iraqi Kurdistan have become increasingly cynical about politics since their Parliament was first formed 24 years ago. They believe that their MPs are really only in ...

Iraqi president refuses to sign bill on banning alcohol
Waar Media - 2016-10-30 21:25
Waar, Duhok: Presidency of Iraq has refused to sign a recent law passed by Iraqi parliament to ban alcohol and urged lawmakers to rethink the decision. On October 22, 2016, Iraqi’s Shia-dominated parliament passed a law passed a law forbidding the import, ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker arrives Erbil
Kurdiu - 2016-10-28 12:43

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