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Kurdistan Parliament to Convene over Baghdad’s Offensives

BAS News - 2017-10-22 22:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is set to hold a session and discuss the recent military assaults on the Peshmerga forces by the Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. The session is scheduled for Tuesday this week, Kurdistan24 cited MP ...

Kurdish Lawmaker Shwan Qaladzayi Dies in Trafic Accident

BAS News - 2017-10-17 20:26
ERBIL — Member of Kurdistan Region parliament Shwan Qaladzayi succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday after being in a traffic accident a day earlier. Qaladzayi was the head of Kurdistan Islamic Movement faction in the parliament. He had a car accident on M ...

Coalition Threatens Downing Iraqi Jets If Fly to Attack Kurds: MP

BAS News - 2017-10-16 03:51
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition forces have warned the Iraqi central government to avoid violence and especially using airpower against the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the northern city of Kirkuk, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Member of the Iraqi parliament, Sha ...

Iraq parliament votes to halt financial transactions with Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament voted on Tuesday on “a formula to halt financial transactions” with the Kurdistan region, in retaliation for last week’s independence referendum, Iraqi State TV said, without specifying if vote was binding on the government. T ...

Parliament speaker says Iran may quit nuclear deal if US withdraws

Waar Media - 2017-10-13 23:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran will withdraw from the agreement on its nuclear program, if the United States does that, speaker of Iran’s Majlis (parliament) Ali Larijani told reporters on Friday. “Certainly, that’s a possibility,” he said answering a question on the ...

No Decision Yet to Postpone Kurdistan’s Elections: MP

BAS News - 2017-10-11 22:03
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region has not yet made a decision to put off the scheduled parliamentary and presidential elections, said a lawmaker. MP Wahid Hormozi told BasNews that the political factions in the parliament are expected to decide on the issue i ...

Baghdad Likely to Cut Entire Budget of Kurdistan for 2018

BAS News - 2017-10-11 14:22
ERBIL — Iraqi government is expected to withhold the share of Kurdistan Region from the federal budget of 2018. The Finance Committee of the Iraqi parliament said on Tuesday that the budget of the Kurdistan Region for 2018 will be controversial after the ...

Barzani and Iraqi Parliament Speaker Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-10-08 13:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri in Erbil on Sunday. During the meeting, both sides discussed the latest political developments in Iraq, particularly the independence referendum of the K ...

Iraqi parliament to strip Kurdish MPs of immunity, putting them on trial

Rûdaw - 2017-10-03 15:25
Kurdish MPs were also told to return to Kurdistan Jabouri said in a press conference that the parliament decision against those involved in independence referendum vote is not a ‘collective punishment.” He said they would be committed to the Federal Court ...

Iraqi Parliament Prohibits Kurdish MPs to Attend Sessions

BAS News - 2017-10-03 14:53
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament convened on Tuesday and issued some rulings against the Kurdish MPs, including suspension of membership. The Iraqi parliament hold a session on Tuesday and passed a ruling according to which the Kurdish MPs who do not agree w ...

Kurdistan Parliament Rejects Baghdad's Rulings Against Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-30 20:50
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Parliament on Saturday rejected the recent decisions which the Iraqi government and House of Representatives issued in response to the independence referendum of Kurdistan, labeling the rulings as "illegal and unconstitutional." ...

Kurdistan to Send a Document on Referendum to EP, UN, Congress

BAS News - 2017-09-30 15:48
ERBIL — Kurdish officials are planning to write a document on the outcome of the independence referendum of Kurdistan to be sent to the European Parliament, the United Nations, and US Congress. The Kurdistan Region’s parties are expected to meet for disc ...

Masrour Barzani Calls Iraqi Parliament’s Decisions “Provocative”

BAS News - 2017-09-27 22:18
He said such mentality pushes the Kurds further away ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has called Wednesday’s statements against Erbil by the Iraqi Parliament as “provocative” and a reason which pushed K ...

Kurdistan Parliament Convenes to Defy Baghdad's Ultimatum

BAS News - 2017-09-27 20:20
ERBIL— Kurdistan MPs will convene on Thursday to respond to Baghdad's "retaliatory" measures and ultimatum to the Kurdistan Region as a result of Kurdistan's push for independence. On Wednesday the Iraqi House of Representatives issued 12 decisions as pe ...

Iraqi Parliament Authorizes Abadi to Deploy Troops in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-27 15:02
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi attended the Iraqi parliamentary session on Wednesday, in a bid to introduce more measures against Kurdistan Region. Abadi said on Wednesday that the federal government will impose Iraq’s authority in all area ...

Iraqi Parliament Demands Abadi Move Force to Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2017-09-25 20:59
ERBIL— In response to running the independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region and in the absence of Kurdish MPs, Iraqi House of Representatives on Monday issued three decisions against Kurdistan. Today, concurrently with running the plebiscite in Kur ...

Peshmerga Official Warns Against Baghdad’s Threats

BAS News - 2017-09-25 15:48
ERBIL — After the Iraqi parliament demanded troops be sent to the Kurdish areas controlled by Peshmerga after the emergence of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, the Peshmerga officials warned the Iraqi army against any aggressions. Halgurd Hikmat, Director of ...

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

Washington Times - 2017-09-25 09:06
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats - a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendu ...

Germany’s Angela Merkel wins fourth term

Waar Media - 2017-09-25 05:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s general election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit le ...

Merkel seeks historic fourth term as polls open in Germany

Waar Media - 2017-09-24 19:28
WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday but also to face the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time in Germany’s post-war history. Voting began at 0600 GMT in Europe’s big ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Approve Document Ensuring Rights of Minorities

BAS News - 2017-09-24 13:36
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s High Council of Referendum has drafted a political document to ensure that the rights of all components will be protected in the future state of Kurdistan. In a press conference with representatives of all ethnic and religious ...

Turkish parliament extends mandate for operations in Iraq, Syria

KurdPress - 2017-09-24 09:59
The Turkish Parliament held an extraordinary session on Saturday and approved a motion to extend another one year a mandate to conduct cross-border operations in Syria and Iraq as tensions increase in the region ahead of a referendum on independence for n ...

Canadian MPs Voice Support for Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-24 01:43
ERBIL — Members of the Canadian Parliament extended their support for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for the 25th of September. Two Canadian MPs, who spoke to Kurdistan24 on Thursday, expressed their support for Kurdistan’s desi ...

Turkey warns Kurdish leaders on vote as parliament convenes

FOX News - 2017-09-23 15:22
Turkish officials are pressing Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum as Turkey's parliament convenes to renew a mandate for the country's military to intervene in Iraq and Syria. ...

EU Parliamentary Group Seeks New Policies on Kurdistan’ Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-20 23:55
ERBIL — The European Friends of Kurdistan in the European Parliament has called on the EU Council to “develop a new strategy” in regards to the Kurdistan Region’s planned independence referendum and its relations with Iraq. “For more than a century, the ...

Gorran MP Expelled by His Party: Source

BAS News - 2017-09-19 20:17
ERBIL— The Change Movement (Gorran) on Tuesday expelled one of its representatives to Kurdistan Parliament, a Gorran official stated. The official who preferred anonymity told BasNews Gorran's National Council annulled the membership of Rabun Maruf with ...

Sulaymaniyah Protests Baghdad’s Position on Kurdistan Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-19 13:55
SULAYMANIYAH — Tens of protesters gathered on Tuesday in front of Iraqi Parliament’s subsidiary office in Sulaymaniyah to voice objection against a decision by Baghdad to reject Kurdistan Region’s imminent independence referendum. The gathering was organ ...

Kirkuk Council Rejects Baghdad’s Decision to Unseat Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-19 13:55
Provincial Council of Kirkuk voted against Iraqi parliament’s decision ERBIL — Kirkuk Provincial Council rejected on Tuesday the Iraqi parliament’s decision to remove Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim from office. The vast majority of Kirkuk Provincial Coun ...

Kurdish MPs Boycott Iraqi Parliament's Session over Kirkuk Polls

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
ERBIL— For the fourth successive time, the Kurdish MPs to the Iraqi House of Representatives boycotted the sessions on Monday, this time over Kirkuk provincial elections. In a statement to BasNews, Kurdish MP Shakhawan Abdulla said the issue of elections ...
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