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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 ...

Germany approves partial burqa ban

Waar Media - 2017-04-28 13:35
WAAR-DUHOK: German MPs in the lower house of parliament have approved a partial ban on the burqa. The draft law stipulates that public servants will be forbidden from wearing the full-face veil while performing their duties. The move comes after Chancell ...

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 ...

EU lawmaker: Turkey can’t join EU with new constitution

Waar Media - 2017-04-26 14:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey will close the door on joining the European Union if it adopts constitutional changes backed at a referendum last week, a leading member of the EU parliament responsible for dealings with Ankara said on Wednesday. Kati Piri’s comments ...

KRG Envoy Seeks Poland Support for Kurdistan Independence

BAS News - 2017-04-25 21:53
SPFOA — Ziyad Raoof, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative to Poland met with the Deputy Marshal of the Polish Parliament, Stanislaw Tyszka and the Leader of Kukiz 15' Pawel Kukiz on Monday, discussing Warsaw’s support for Erbil and an i ...

Masrour Barzani: No Need to Overbid Kurdistan Parliament's Reactivation

BAS News - 2017-04-25 09:02
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has made it clear that Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is more determined than any other political faction to reactivate the parliament, and that the issue should not be us ...

Iraq Remains a Threat to the World as Long as It's United: MP

BAS News - 2017-04-23 23:02
ERBIL — As long as Iraq remains united it continues to become a threat to the security of the world, said a Kurdish MP on Sunday. Dilshad Shaaban, a member of the Kurdistan Region parliament told Al Sumaria TV Iraq remains a threat to the security of the ...

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 ...

PUK says referendum cannot be held without parliament

KurdPress - 2017-04-20 09:54
Holding an independence referendum in Kurdistan cannot be realized without reactivating the now-paralyzed Kurdish parliament and seeking solutions for the outstanding political problems, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) declared in a statement. ...

UK parliament votes 522 to 13 to back June 8 general election

Waar Media - 2017-04-19 16:40
WAAR-DUHOK: The British Prime Minister Theresa May has won the vote in parliament to back her call for an early general election. She said the result will help unify parliament behind her Brexit plan and prevent instability. The vote was passed by 522 to ...

Ethiopia unrest killed 669 in three regions: report

Reuters - 2017-04-18 19:35
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A total of 669 people were killed in unrest that gripped Ethiopia for several months until authorities imposed a state of emergency last October, according to an investigation report presented to parliament on Tuesday. ...

Kurdistan Has a Strong Independence Lobby Abroad: Gorran MP

BAS News - 2017-04-18 18:02
He believes reestablising the parliament will reinforce the call for independence ERBIL— For declaring independence of Kurdistan Region from Iraq, the internal factors need to be reconsidered and fixed as the external factors are almost set and the timin ...

Kurdistan Region lacks situation to quit Iraq: Gorran deputy

KurdPress - 2017-04-18 14:49
A parliament member from the Change Movement (Gorran) stated that the process of Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq needs internal and external preparations and capabilities which Erbil lacks at the time being. ...

US policies in Syria are doomed to failure: official

KurdPress - 2017-04-18 08:37
Iran Head of Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi stated on Monday that the US polices in Syria are doomed to failure and the impacts of the US and Saudi Arabia defeats in Syria and Yemen are quite evident, IRNA r ...

IHERC Ready to Hold Presidential, Parliamentary Elections on Time

BAS News - 2017-04-18 00:12
SOFIA — The Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHERC) said it is ready to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on time. In November this year the current term of the Kurdistan Region Parliament will be over, ...

Iran hails Syrian resistance against terrorism

KurdPress - 2017-04-17 09:58
Iran Parliament’s General Director for International Affairs has commended in his social media account Syrian people’s resistance on the face of terrorism. ...

No vote will solve Kurdish problem in Turkey: HDP deputy

KurdPress - 2017-04-16 12:09
A parliament member from Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Felak Nas Uca, urged for a “No” vote on Sunday, April 16, in a referendum on changes to the constitution of the country. ...

10 percent threshold designed against Kurds: CHP leader

KurdPress - 2017-04-15 13:05
The Leader of Turkey opposition Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu, stated that the 10 percent threshold to enter parliament as a party in Turkey’s constitution was designed against Kurds in the country and prevent them from entering the ...

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 ...

German army investigates soldiers over 'Heil Hitler'

Reuters - 2017-04-09 15:28
BERLIN (Reuters) - The Germany military's counter-intelligence agency is looking into 275 suspected right-wing extremists in its ranks, including a soldier heard saying "Heil Hitler", the Defence Ministry has told parliament in a letter seen by Reuters on ...

Danish MPs call on Turkey to release Kurdish politicians

Waar Media - 2017-04-09 14:44
WAAR-DUHOK: Members of the Danish Parliament have called on Turkey’s authorities to release Kurdish officials of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). 17 MPs from Enhedslisten – The Red-Green Alliance, SF – The Socialist People’s Party and The Alternative ...

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 ...

Nadia Murad addresses the Brandenburg Parliament

Nadia Murad - 2017-04-07 17:51
https://www.rbb-online.de/brandenburgaktuell/themen/un-sonderbotschafterin.html In the Brandenburg Parliament, Nadia Murad shared her experiences and thanked the parliament for welcoming Yazidi refugees. ...

Maldives police arrest opposition leader for plotting to oust government

Reuters - 2017-04-07 13:51
(Reuters) - Police in the Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives arrested an opposition leader for "plotting to overthrow the government", police said on Friday, days after the opposition's failed bid to oust the speaker and take control of parliament ...

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 ...

KDP-PUK delegation in Baghdad doesn’t represent Kurdistan, Gorran says

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Change Movement (Gorran) faction in the Iraq Parliament said a delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) does not represent the Kurdistan Region. Head of the G ...

Only Kurdistan parliament has legitimacy to conduct referendum: Gorran

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan parliament is the only legitimate entity that should decide on conducting a referendum on independence of Kurdistan region of Iraq, the Gorran (Change) movement said in a statement released on Tuesday. “ ...

UK royals attend 'service of hope' after London attack

Reuters - 2017-04-05 14:25
LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth's grandsons Princes William and Harry joined relatives of four people killed in a deadly attack near the London parliament two weeks ago for a "Service of Hope" on Wednesday. ...

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 ...

KDP says Kurdistan parliament not needed for independence referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-04-03 14:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) announced on Monday that a referendum on the independence of Iraq’s Kurdistan could be held without the Kurdistan Parliament, after his party’s meeting with ...

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 ...
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