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Barzani Overrules Baghdad’s Arrest Warrant Issued for Kosrat Rasul

BAS News - 2017-10-19 19:43
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has decried Baghdad’s arrest warrant for top Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official Kosrat Rasul. The Rassafa Court in Baghdad said on Thursday that the arrest warrant was issued for calling the Iraq ...

Baghdad Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Kurdistan VP Kosrat Rasul

BAS News - 2017-10-19 13:46
ERBIL — As the tensions between the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi central government escalate, a court in Baghdad issued on Thursday an arrest warrant for top PUK official and Kurdistan VP Kosrat Rasul. The central government in Baghdad has issued the warra ...

Kurdistan VP accuses certain PUK leaders of fall of Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-10-18 22:53
WAARmedia The vice president of Kurdistan and deputy leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) denounced those among the PUK who ordered the withdrawal of the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk, which eventually led to the city’s takeover by Iraqi and Ira ...

PUK Peshmerga Commander Missing: Source

BAS News - 2017-10-16 21:26
ERBIL — A source from Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga has confirmed that Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa, commander of PUK’s Unit 70 of the Peshmerga forces, has gone missing after the conflicts in Kirkuk. On Monday, Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Has ...

Baghdad-backed Shi’ite Militias Praise PUK Faction for Withdrawal

BAS News - 2017-10-16 16:50
KIRKUK — The extremist Asaib Ahl al-Haq brigade, which operates under the command of Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, has commended the faction within Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) which ordered withdrawal of Peshmerga forces from ...

PUK Influential Faction Orders Withdrawal of Peshmerga from Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-10-16 14:35
TUZ KHURMATU — Ordered by a particular faction within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the Peshmerga forces have evacuated Tuz Khurmatu district in south of Kirkuk to fall into the hands of the Shi’ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. The Kurdish ...

IRGC Terrorist Attempting to Invade Kirkuk, Why Is US Quiet?

BAS News - 2017-10-16 13:44
The betrayal of the influential wing of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), led by Hero Ibrahim and her sons, now has become evident. The PUK wing, according to a deal with Iran, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hashd al-Shaabi, ordered t ...

Top PUK Official: Peshmerga Fully Committed to Defend Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-16 03:20
KIRKUK — Deputy Secretary-General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kosrat Rasoul has made it clear that tens of thousand of Kurdish Peshmerga forces are in Kirkuk, fully committed to defend the province against any possible military attack by B ...

Kurdish Parties Call for Dialogue to Resolve Issues with Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-10-15 19:01
ERBIL — The major parties of Kurdistan Region, KDP and PUK, conducted on Sunday a successful meeting in which both parties emphasized on dialogue to resolve the issues with Baghdad peacefully. The Kurdish parties also refused any preconditions such as ca ...

Baghdad-backed Shi’ite Militias Set PUK Office in Tuz Khurmatu on Fire

BAS News - 2017-10-15 17:11
TUZ KHURMATU — The Shi’ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, which are backed by the Iraqi central government, set fire on Sunday to a branch bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Tuz Khurmatu. Mohammed Fayiq, an official from Tuz Khurmatu ...

KDP and PUK Reaffirm Commitment to Outcome of Referendum

BAS News - 2017-10-15 15:28
ERBIL — Both leading Parties of Kurdistan Region, KDP and PUK, reiterated in today’s meeting that they will abide by the result of the September 25 referendum and will not suspend the outcome of the vote. A delegation of senior officials from the Kurdist ...

KDP and PUK to Discuss Situation of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-15 11:11
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will meet today, October 15, to discuss the security issues of Kirkuk and the Shi’ite militia’s threats against Kurdistan. The meeting will be attended ...

Iraq ex-president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dies at 83

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish leader, the head of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK and former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani (83) died in Germany on Tuesday, the PUK party said. Talabani, a veteran leader of the Kurdish struggle for ...

VIDEO: A PUK Wing Hands Over Some Areas of Kirkuk to Hashd Al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-10-13 12:05
ERBIL — A wing within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has secretly arranged an agreement with Hashd al-Shaabi to hand over some areas in southern Kirkuk to the Shi’ite militias. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the agreement has b ...

Some PUK Officials Involved in Baghdad Conspiracy to Attack Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-13 03:23
ERBIL — Some officials from the patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are involved in a conspiracy devised by the central government in Baghdad to attack Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk. Late on Thursday, Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) warned o ...

Iraqi PM Abadi Declines to Attend Late Jalal Talabani Funeral

BAS News - 2017-10-10 00:09
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi did not attend a funeral for late Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and former President Jalal Talabani, neither in Kurdistan Region nor in Baghdad. Talabani’s body arrived in Sulayma ...

KDP, PUK to Meet over New Political Roadmap

BAS News - 2017-10-08 15:40
ERBIL — The two major Kurdish political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will soon resume their meetings to discuss new roadmaps for the future of politics of Kurdistan Region. Advisor to KDP’s politbur ...

Kurdish Iraqi Former President Talabani’s Body Arrives in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-10-06 11:52
ERBIL — The deceased Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani arrived in Sulaymaniyah Province on Friday where a special funeral is held for his burial. Talabani, the former Iraqi President and Secretary General of the Patriotic Union Party (PUK) passed away at a h ...

Iranian FM to Visit Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-05 22:20
ERBIL — Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Javad Zarif, will arrive in Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah on Friday to take part in burial ceremony of late Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Jalal Talabani. Bahram Qasemi, ...

Mam Celal Talabani Vefat Etti

BitlisName - 2017-10-04 00:35
Irak eski Cumhurbaşkanı ve Kürdistan Yurtseverler Birliği (YNK) Genel Sekreteri Celal Talabani’nin vefat ettiği bildirildi. YNK’nin yayın organı PUK Media’da yer alan habere göre sağlık sorunlarından dolay Almanya’da bulunan Talabani bugün hayatını kaybe ...

US Statement on Tallabani’s Passing

BAS News - 2017-10-03 23:19
ERBIL — The United States Consulate General in Erbil has offered in an official statement “deepest condolences” on the passing of Jalal Tallabani, the Secretary General of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and former president of Iraq. “Mam Jalal was a ...

KDP on Passing of Talabani: We Lost a Friend

BAS News - 2017-10-03 22:04
ERBIL — With the passing of Jalal Talabani, the Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and former president of Iraq, Kurds have lost a prominent politician, said the politburo of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Tuesday. After yea ...

Barzani Announces One Week Public Mourning for Talabani's Loss

BAS News - 2017-10-03 20:45
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Tuesday announced seven days of public grief for the death of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)'s Secretary General Jalal Talabani. In a video message aired by major news channels in Kurdistan, Bar ...

Kurdistan PM: Talabani's Death a Great Loss to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-03 19:59
ERBIL— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Tuesday sent out a message of condolence on the loss of the Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Jalal Talabani. Barzani offered his condolences to the ...

KRSC Chancellor Offers Condolences for Talabani's Loss

BAS News - 2017-10-03 17:39
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Chancellor Masrour Barzani on Tuesday offered his condolences on the loss of the Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Jalal Talabani. "I'm saddened to learn of the passing of Presiden ...

Sulaimaniyah Film Festival Suspended due to Talabani's Death

BAS News - 2017-10-03 17:20
ERBIL— The second international film festival in Sulaimaniyah was interrupted following news of the general secretary of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). The committee for organizing the event announced in a press conference on Tuesday evening tha ...

PUK Leader Jalal Talabani Dies at 84

BAS News - 2017-10-03 16:57
ERBIL— The General Secretary of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Jalal Talabani died on Tuesday at the age of 84, PUK official media outlets confirmed. The former Iraqi president died today in a hospital in Berlin, the reports said. Jalal Husamaddi ...

Mam Celal Talabani vefat etti

BAS News - 2017-10-03 16:25
BasNew- Irak eski Cumhurbaşkanı ve Kürdistan Yurtseverler Birliği (YNK) Genel Sekreteri Celal Talabani’nin vefat ettiği bildirildi. YNK’nin yayın organı PUK Media’da yer alan habere göre sağlık sorunlarından dolay Almanya’da bulunan Talabani bugün hayatı ...

PUK opposes KDP on holding referendum in Kirkuk

KurdPress - 2017-09-24 11:58
While the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is stressing on holding the planned referendum of Kurdistan Region in Kirkuk province, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is against holding the referendum in the province which is considered as a disputed te ...

PUK expresses support for alternative in place of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-24 07:30
Mala Bakhtiar, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) Politburo Executive Secretary announced on Saturday, September 23, that his party has expressed its stance in support of an alternative path offered by the U.S., U.N. and U.K. in place of the Kurdish ...

Conspiracy Happening Against Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-23 21:31
ERBIL — As the day for Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum nears, attempts within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) escalate to dismiss Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim in hopes of harming the polls on Monday, a source said. Earlier on 12th Se ...

Iran Stepping up Pressure on PUK to Call Off the Referendum in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-23 15:31
KIRKUK — The Commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC), Qassem Soleimani has reportedly once again visited some officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to convince them to put off the planned independence r ...

PUK official urges Kurdistan region to delay referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-17 10:49
A leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Mela Bahtiyar, urged the government of the Kurdistan Region to consider recent proposals to postpone a planned Sept. 25 referendum on Kurdish regional independence. ...

KDP, PUK, Gorran hold Joint meet over reactivating Parliament

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The three main Kurdish parties, KDP, PUK and Gorran to hold a joint meeting on Tuesday over reconvening the Kurdistan Region’s parliament after it has been adjourned since 2015. According to an official, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Patr ...

KDP, PUK, Gorran to Hold Joint Talks over Reconvening Parliament

BAS News - 2017-09-12 11:52
ERBIL — Just 10 days away from the Kurdistan Region’s Independence Referendum, the three main Kurdish parties, KDP, PUK and Gorran are expected to hold a joint meeting on Tuesday over reconvening the Kurdistan Region’s parliament after it has been adjour ...

PUK Leader Talabani Travels to Germany for Medical Tests

BAS News - 2017-09-12 10:47
ERBIL — Jalal Talabani, the Secretary-General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the former Iraqi President, traveled to Germany on Monday for medical purposes. Talabani, locally known as ‘Mam Jalal’ served as the Iraqi president for two terms ...

KDP and PUK to Meet, Discuss Reactivation of Parliament

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet in the upcoming days for discussions over the reactivation of Kurdistan Region Parliament, and official said. The two major parties will hold the meeting ...

PUK and KIG Meet over Parliament Reactivation

BAS News - 2017-09-09 14:41
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Saturday with the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) to discuss the issues pertaining to the suspended parliament of Kurdistan Region. Following the meeting in a press conference, leading PUK member, Latif ...

Namo Aziz: Mein Kurdistan

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-09-08 14:11
Namo Aziz ist ein gefragter Mann der Medien immer dann, wenn es um die Kurden, ihre Kriege und die beiden großen kriegführenden kurdischen Parteien PUK und KDP geht. Ob die PUK nun für Fortschritt und Demokratie einsteht, was immer die Drahtzieher darunte ...

PUK Votes to Reactivate Parliament with KDP

BAS News - 2017-09-07 16:31
ERBIL— Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)'s leadership council voted on Thursday afternoon to work for calling the suspended parliament of Kurdistan back into session, if its ally, the Change Movement (Gorran), keeps boycotting the process. Two-third of ...

Parliament Reactivation Even Without Gorran: PUK Lawmaker

BAS News - 2017-09-06 14:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s parliament should be called back into session even without the Change Movement (Gorran) if the party does not take a step forward in the process, said a Kurdish lawmaker for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). “If Gorran wi ...

PUK, Gorran meeting fails to reach any final agreement

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 09:07
The Tuesday meeting between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Movement for Change (Gorran) in Sulaimani has reportedly failed to make any final agreement between the two sides. ...
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