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EU to Continue Its Support for Peshmerga Forces: EP Speaker

BAS News - 2017-06-23 14:41
ERBIL — The President of European Union Parliament Antonio Tajani reiterated the union's support for the Peshmerga forces in the fight against terrorism. Tajani said that their military assistance to the Peshmerga forces will continue as part of the anti ...

Baghdadi death near 100 percent certain: Ifax quotes Russian senator

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 11:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The likelihood that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted Viktor Ozerov, the head of the defense committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, as saying on Friday. ...

Gorran refuses PDK and PUK project to reactivate parliament

Waar Media - 2017-06-15 10:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The Change Movement (Gorran) has said they will not accept preconditions to reactivate the Kurdistan Parliament, which has been in recess for nearly 20 months. Gorran released a statement on Wednesday (June 14) which said the deactivation of ...

Gorran Refuses KDP-PUK Initiative for Calling Parliament into Session

BAS News - 2017-06-14 15:35
ERBIL – Change (Gorran) Movement refused the suggested plan to call the Kurdistan Region parliament into session, stating that the party will turn down any conditional initiatives in this regard. Following the announcement of the initiative of the major ...

PUK removes Ala Talabani from head of party faction

KurdPress - 2017-06-14 12:49
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) decided on Monday to dismiss the head of the party’s faction in the Iraqi Parliament, asking the faction members to select a successor, NRT reported. ...

PUK, KDP agree on reactivating Kurdistan Parliament

Waar Media - 2017-06-14 11:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) agreed on Tuesday on reactivating Kurdistan Parliament with the current leadership. KDP and PUK Political Bureaus in a meeting on Tuesday discussed the logistics of t ...

HDP deputy Buldan released after brief detention

Waar Media - 2017-06-13 13:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Deputy Parliament Speaker and pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Pervin Buldan was released after she was briefly detained on Monday. Buldan was detained at a hotel where she was staying in the southeastern province of AMED-Di ...

Ukrainians can now enter the European Union visa-free

Waar Media - 2017-06-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: On Sunday, Ukrainians celebrated their first day of visa-free access to most of the EU’s 28 nations following a measure adopted by the European Parliament in April and the European Council heads of government in May. One of many elements of t ...

HDP expresses support to referendum in Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-06-12 08:20
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) spokesman stated that whatever decision our Kurdish brothers in Kurdistan Region, the region’s parliament and political parties make, it is the HDP’s duty to respect it. ...

Macron aims to consolidate power as France elects parliament

Waar Media - 2017-06-11 14:33
WAAR-DUHOK: French voters cast their ballots on Sunday in the first round of a parliamentary election expected to give centrist President Emmanuel Macron the strong majority needed to carry out the far-reaching economic and social reforms he promises. Th ...

Barzani: Referendum a Historic and Determined Decision

BAS News - 2017-06-10 17:44
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said the independence referendum, which is a historic decision, has already been determined. On June 10th, Barzani held a meeting with the political parties that are not represented in the parliament for ...

Kurdistan Region Independence Not a Threat to Turkey: AK Party's MP

BAS News - 2017-06-09 17:58
ERBIL — The independence of the Kurdistan Region from Iraq will not constitute a threat to Turkey therefore Turkey has no objection to the move, said a Justice and Development (AK Party) member of the Turkish parliament. Galip Ensarioğlu, AK Party’s MP f ...

Iraqi MP says Iran paying for fight against terrorism

KurdPress - 2017-06-09 14:48
Tehran is paying the price for supporting the fight against terrorism, a member of the Iraqi Parliament’s Foreign Relations Commission said about Wednesday, June 7, terrorist attacks in Tehran. ...

KDP Bloc in Iraqi Parliament Supports Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-08 23:25
ERBIL — Calling it a “decisive decision”, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) bloc of the Iraqi parliament has offered its support to Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum, saying they will spare no effort to make it successful. “This is a historic ...

Kurdish Areas Outside KRG’s Rule to Vote Yes in Referendum: Shabak MP

BAS News - 2017-06-08 14:53
ERBIL — The representative of the Kurdish Shabak community in the Iraqi parliament said the residents of the Kurdish areas outside the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) administration support Kurdistan Region independence referendum. Salim Shabak, th ...

Tehran terrorist attacks in pictures

KurdPress - 2017-06-08 11:54
In an apparently coordinated attempt, two terrorist groups attacked the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini and the Iranian Parliament on Wednesday morning, killing 12 people and injuring 42 more. Reporter’s code: 50101 ...

Turkish parliament approves bill to deploy troops in Qatar

Waar Media - 2017-06-08 11:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s parliament on Wednesday approved a draft bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, an apparent move to support the Gulf Arab country when it faces diplomatic and trade isolation from some of the big ...

Masoud Barzani condemns Tehran terrorist attacks

KurdPress - 2017-06-08 09:19
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani condemned on Wednesday, June 7, the terrorist attacks in Tehran at Iran’s Parliament and Imam Khomeini’s Mausoleum which killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 40 others. ...

Twin attacks strike Iran’s parliament, Khomeini’s tomb

Waar Media - 2017-06-07 15:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Attackers raided Iran’s parliament and opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini a few kilometers south of the capital on Wednesday morning, in near simultaneous assaults that killed up to seven people, media reported. Tasmin news ag ...

ISIS claim attacks on Teheran, says propaganda organ Amaq

Waar Media - 2017-06-07 15:58
WAAR-DUHOK: ISIS claim attacks on Teheran, says propaganda organ Amaq. Two attacks have hit major targets in the Iranian capital. Armed men have stormed Iran’s parliament while a suicide bombing was reported at the tomb of Iran’s iconic leader Ayatollah ...

Tehran Security Council holds emergency meeting

KurdPress - 2017-06-07 13:22
Following two terrorist acts in Iranian parliament and Imam Khomeini Mausoleum on Wednesday morning, Tehran Security Council has started an emergency meeting since 12:00 o'clock local time. ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Tehran Attacks

BAS News - 2017-06-07 12:21
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) extremist organization claimed responsibility for its first attack in Iran, which targeted the Iranian parliament and the Khomeini shrine. Several gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Khomeini shrine in Tehran on Wednesda ...

Gunmen Attack Iran’s Parliament and Khomeini Shrine

BAS News - 2017-06-07 10:29
ERBIL — Several gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Khomeini shrine in Tehran on Wednesday, wounding and killing several people, according to Iranian sources. The attackers raided the parliament building and began shooting at the guards. According ...

Kurds back Abadi’s effort to unite Iraq: KDP official

KurdPress - 2017-06-06 11:45
The chief of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction in the Iraqi parliament stated that it backs Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi’s effort for making unity in Iraq, adding that the country needs Abadi’s policy making. ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Will Retreat from Sinjar: Yezidi MP

BAS News - 2017-06-05 16:38
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidis representative to the Iraqi parliament, Vian Dakhil, said on Sunday that the Shi’ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi forces have been notified to leave the Yezidi areas and avoid creating tensions. Dakhil told BasNews that the deploym ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 31, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-06-01 18:17
KDP plans to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan Region parliament without Speaker Erbil: Efforts to resolve the Kurdistan Region’s political crisis and reactivate parliament in advance of an anticipated referendum on independence are stagnated. The Kurdistan Dem ...

U.S. is defeated in Syria: official tells Kurdpress

KurdPress - 2017-06-01 10:30
The chief of Iran’s Parliament Foreign Policy and National Security Council, Alaadin Broujerdi, stated that the recent developments by the U.S. in Syria show that Washington’s policy is failed in Syria. ...

Macedonia's parliament endorses new government

Reuters - 2017-06-01 00:58
SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia's lawmakers on Wednesday evening endorsed a new government led by Social Democrats which is expected to steer the way out of a two-year-long political crisis and bring the country closer to membership in the European Union and ...

EU set to launch thousands of free WiFi hotspots

Waar Media - 2017-05-30 16:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The free internet scheme would apply to all member states, officials said on Monday, after the EU parliament, the EU Council, and the EU Commission reached an informal agreement on the plan. The plan would focus on places where connectivity i ...

Basimeh Kuvnja Peoples Democratic Party “HDP” city “Sirte” was arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-30 09:46
According to reports of Kurdistan Human Rights Association , today Monday 29 of May of 2017, “Basimeh Kuvnja” northern Kurdistan representative of Sirte from the list of HDP and HDP spokesman for the Turkish Parliament, was arrested at the airport Alih. S ...

Hashd Forces Intend to Reinstate Maliki as PM: Ex-Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2017-05-29 19:05
ERBIL— Several groups of the Shi'ite paramilitary forces are striving to ensure that Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki will take over as the prime minister for the third term, according to the former speaker of the Iraqi House of Representatives. Mahm ...

Online Museum to Be Opened for Documenting IS Crimes Against Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-05-29 13:44
ERBIL — An electronic museum containing the Islamic State (IS) crimes against the Kurdish Yezidis will be created, said a Yezidi MP. Vian Dakhil, a Kurdish Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament said on Monday that the online museum is intended for docume ...

Iraq’s Ministry of Finance on Brink of Collapse: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-28 18:41
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Ministry of Finance is suffering from lack of management and it is likely to collapse at any given moment, said a member of parliament. MP Jawad Polani, who is also a member of the parliamentary Committee for Economy and Investment, said ...

U.S. would never support Kurdish independence from Iraq: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-05-27 10:15
A parliament deputy from Iraq’s State of Law Coalition stated that the political situation in Iraq and the regional states and the world would not allow the cessation of Kurdistan Region from Iraq and the U.S. will never back Iraqi Kurds’ quit from Iraq a ...

Turkish Parliament to Oust Two More HDP MPs

BAS News - 2017-05-25 12:10
ISTANBUL — Discussions are being held regarding stripping two pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) MPs of their positions in the Turkish parliament. The Speaker's Council of the parliament was called into session on Wednesday, with the ruling Just ...

Japan anti-conspiracy bill clears lower house despite rights worries

Reuters - 2017-05-23 10:37
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc pushed a bill targeting conspiracies to commit terrorism and other serious crimes through parliament's lower house on Tuesday, despite fears the changes could allow police to trample civil ...

KDP says relations with Gorran not cut off but political issues exist

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Relations between the opposition Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) are not cut off completely, but political problems do exist, a KDP member said. KDP member and Kurdistan Parliament ...
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