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Wife of British parliament assailant condemns attack
Reuters - 2017-03-28 10:45
LONDON (Reuters) - The wife of the man who killed four people near the British parliament last week said on Tuesday she totally condemned the attack, offering her sympathy to his victims. ...

UK Parliament gives Syrian youths platform to voice opinion
Orient News - 2017-03-28 02:03

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 ...

London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link: police
Reuters - 2017-03-27 18:19
LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Monday they had found no evidence that Khalid Masood, who killed four people in an attack on Britain's parliament last week, had any association with Islamic State or Al Qaeda, but he was clearly interested in jih ...

UK Parliament calls for stop of conflict between Turkey and Kurds
KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
The UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Saturday said that the United Kingdom should stop the conflict between the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkey. ...

U.S. tourist killed in London would not have borne ill feelings toward attacker: family
Reuters - 2017-03-27 13:18
LONDON (Reuters) - The family of U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran who was killed in last week's assault on the British parliament said on Monday he would not have borne any ill feelings toward the attacker. ...

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker heads to Germany on official invitation
NRT - 2017-03-27 09:56

UK Parliament calls for action to stop conflict between Turkey and Kurdish YPG in Syria - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-27 01:54

UK Parliament: No evidence that Gülen, movement behind coup attempt | Ghana News
Citifmonline - 2017-03-26 21:27

Referendum won’t be held without parliament, says commission spokesman
NRT - 2017-03-26 20:53

UK police make another arrest in parliamentary attack investigation
Reuters - 2017-03-26 19:13
LONDON (Reuters) - Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with last week's attack on parliament, "on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts", the Metropolitan Police said on Sunday. ...

Britain reviewing security at parliament after deadly attack
Reuters - 2017-03-26 15:44
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will review security at parliament, ministers said on Sunday, responding to criticism that a gate for vehicles was left open for a time during a deadly attack on Wednesday. ...

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

British parliament has evidence for Gulenist role in coup attempt in Turkey
Orient News - 2017-03-26 03:00

UK police still believe London attacker was acting alone
Reuters - 2017-03-26 01:26
LONDON (Reuters) - British anti-terrorism police said on Saturday they still believe the man who launched a deadly attack outside parliament this week was acting alone but conceded they may never understand his motive. ...

Scottish Parliament recognizes the ISIS genocide against Êzidîs
ANF/English - 2017-03-25 17:28
The Scottish Parliament has recognized the genocide of Êzidîs by the terrorist "Islamic State" (ISIS). ...

Report by the UK Parliament highlights criticism against Turkey
ANF/English - 2017-03-25 17:28
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the United Kingdom Parliament released a report mainly consisting of criticism against Turkey. The report was declared concurrently with the UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s visit to Turkey. ...

Police arrest two more over British parliament attack
Reuters - 2017-03-24 09:56
LONDON (Reuters) - British police said they had made two further significant arrests in the investigation into the attack on London's parliament and gave the birth name of the man behind the assault as Adrian Russell Ajao. ...

ISIS claims responsibility for British parliament attack Orient Net ISIS was responsible for an attack outside Britain’s parliament which left four people dead, the ..
Orient News - 2017-03-24 02:04

Parliament attacker named as British-born Khalid Masood
NRT - 2017-03-23 19:42

KRG PM condemns London terror attack
Waar Media - 2017-03-23 15:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister condemned the terrorist attack which took place in London on Wednesday. “I strongly condemn the terror attack which took place near the British parliament at the heart of London,” reads a sta ...

Scottish independence referendum debate to resume on Tuesday: BBC
Reuters - 2017-03-23 11:00
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland's parliament will resume its independence referendum debate on Tuesday after it suspended proceedings following an attack on Britain's national parliament at Westminster, the BBC reported. ...

Seven people arrested after attack on British Parliament
NRT - 2017-03-23 10:37

Polish PM draws link between London attack and EU migrant policy
Reuters - 2017-03-23 10:01
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's prime minister drew a link on Thursday between an attack in London targeting the British parliament and the European Union's migrant policy, saying the assault vindicated Warsaw's refusal to take in refugees. ...

British police investigate attack on parliament that killed five
Reuters - 2017-03-23 08:54
LONDON (Reuters) - British counter-terrorism police were investigating the background of an attacker who killed four people and injured about 40 before being shot to death by police just outside the British parliament in London. ...

KRG PM denounces attack near British Parliament in London
NRT - 2017-03-23 07:36

HRW criticizes Turkey’s crackdown on Kurdish opposition
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ISTANBUL,— The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors ...

Four people dead, 20 injured in the UK parliament attack
Orient News - 2017-03-23 02:04

Japanese principal to testify in parliament as school scandal swirls
Reuters - 2017-03-22 23:20
TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal gives sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday, the latest twist in a crisis that is chipping away at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's popularity. ...

London attack: World leaders show solidarity
BBC - 2017-03-22 23:16
France, Germany and the US send messages of solidarity after the deadly attack near parliament. ...

Kurdistan Region's Presidency condemns attack near U.K. Parliament
NRT - 2017-03-22 21:11

One shot, several injured in UK parliament ‘terrorist incident’
Waar Media - 2017-03-22 19:58
WAAR-DUHOK: A policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured on Wednesday close to Britain’s Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. Reporters inside the building heard loud bangs and shor ...

Four dead including police officer and assailant in London attack: police
Reuters - 2017-03-22 19:41
LONDON (Reuters) - Four people, including the attacker and a police officer, died in Wednesday's terrorism incident at the British parliament, police said. ...

Assailant shot, at least a dozen injured in incident at UK parliament
Reuters - 2017-03-22 16:35
LONDON (Reuters) - An assailant was shot outside the British parliament by armed police, the leader of the House of Commons said on Wednesday after loud bangs were heard and a Reuters photographer saw at least a dozen injured people on a nearby bridge. ...

Gunfire heard outside U.K. Parliament
NRT - 2017-03-22 16:26

Pakistan's parliament votes to reinstate secret military courts
Reuters - 2017-03-21 19:23
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament on Tuesday amended the constitution to reinstate secret military courts that try civilians charged with terrorism offences, something activists have warned will lead to human rights abuses. ...

Newroz makes Kurdish parliament speaker and KDP talk again
Rûdaw - 2017-03-21 15:59
Khoshnaw wished individual KDP members a happy Newroz by phone ...

Not enough evidence to probe former British PM Blair over Iraq: MPs
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
LONDON,— Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair won’t face an investigation into whether he misled Parliament before the 2003 Iraq invasion unless new evidence emerges, a committee of lawmakers said Thursday. A seven-year official inquiry into the war ...

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

HDP calls on Turkish parliament to recognise Halabja massacre as genocide
Rûdaw - 2017-03-16 13:36
We have in the past asked the (Turkish) parliament to form a committee and investigate the events in Halabja ...

Dutch election: Voters go to the polls in key test for populists
Waar Media - 2017-03-15 12:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The Netherlands goes to the polls on Wednesday to elect 150 members for the lower house of parliament and a new government. Although some polling stations opened at midnight, most opened their doors at 7.30am and will close again at 9pm. In t ...

Speaker cautions Turkish officials against taking anti-Iran stands
KurdPress - 2017-03-14 08:21
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned on Monday that Turkish officials have to be more cautious in making comments about Iran. ...

MP urges Iranians to avoid Turkey trip
KurdPress - 2017-03-12 08:32
A member of Iran’s parliament called on citizens to avoid traveling to Turkey in protest at insulting treatment of Iranian nationals by a Turkish officer at Bazargan-Gurbulak border crossing. ...

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 ...

European Parliament President says human rights a priority in, outside of EU
NRT - 2017-03-10 11:52

It’s rude for US officials to talk about Iran’s elections: spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-03-09 13:31
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday while the Americans took to the streets to protest to latest controversial presidential election in that country, it is rude for the US officials to talk about Iran’s elections. ...

KRG official: Kurdistan Region cannot go forward in reform without parliament
NRT - 2017-03-09 11:54

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

Kurdistan govt approves budget for parliament, presidency elections
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has passed a preliminary budget for holding general elections in the Kurdistan Region later this year despite uncertainty surrounding the polling date. Senior members of t ...

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

Hungary approves detention of all asylum-seekers
Waar Media - 2017-03-07 16:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Hungary’s parliament on Tuesday approved the automatic detention of all asylum-seekers in container camps at the borders, sparking “deep concern” at the UN’s refugee agency. The legislation, approved by a large majority of lawmakers, is in re ...

Goodbye smartphone - Danish MPs leave gadgets at home during Russia trip
Reuters - 2017-03-07 12:10
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Members of the Danish parliament's foreign policy committee have been asked to leave smartphones, tablets and computers at home during a visit to Russia at a time of increased security concerns. ...

KRG passes electoral budget despite uncertainty over election date
Rûdaw - 2017-03-07 11:52
The parliament has been virtually shut down since November 2015, ...

Electoral Commission: KRG approves budget for parliament, KRP elections
NRT - 2017-03-07 11:06

Macau legislators at China's parliament ask Kim Jong Who?
Reuters - 2017-03-05 12:28
BEIJING (Reuters) - The killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader who had been living in the Chinese territory of Macau may be top news around the world, but for some Macanese legislators at China's parliament it's more a case of Kim J ...

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 ...

Turkey’s Kurdish lawmaker Leyla Zana faces 20 years in anti-PKK probe
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Leyla Zana, a prominent Kurdish rights activist and member of Turkish parliament from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), is facing several charges over links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, under ...

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 ...

EU's Mogherini heckled in Serbia by pro-Russia MPs
BBC - 2017-03-03 20:06
The EU foreign policy chief faces boos and anti-EU chanting as she speaks to the Serbian parliament. ...

Cavusoglu: ‘Turkey will hit PYD in Manbij unless it retreats’
Waar Media - 2017-03-03 11:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey will attack the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (PYD) in Rojava-Manbij, northern Syria “unless the group withdraws,” Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday. Speaking to journalists outside the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Me ...

China congress: BBC team forced to sign confession
BBC - 2017-03-03 07:25
Thugs attack a BBC team seeking to meet a Chinese petitioner ahead of parliament's annual session. ...

Pro-Kurdish HDP Leader Kicked Out of Turkish Parliament | The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
Mirrorspectator - 2017-03-02 22:55

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 ...

European Parliament strips Le Pen of immunity over ‘Islamic State’ tweets
Waar Media - 2017-03-02 14:15
WAAR-DUHOK: Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been stripped of parliamentary immunity. The move allows a Paris court to prosecute her for posting images of Islamic State (ISIS) brutality on Twitter in 2015. Members of European Par ...

Barzani: Parliament, presidential elections to be held in September
NRT - 2017-03-02 10:58

Islamic blocs in the Kurdistan Parliament condemns a decision of the Government of the Territory
Kurdiu - 2017-03-01 18:33

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 ...

Erdoğan: Turkey could hold another referendum on restoring death penalty
Waar Media - 2017-02-25 12:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey could head to yet another referendum to decide on whether to restore capital punishment if parliament disapproves of the change, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 24. “I said I would approve [restoring] the death pena ...

Baghdad demonstrators demand dissolution of polling body as general elections near
Rûdaw - 2017-02-25 07:57
protesters also demanded the dissolution of all three branches of government, the Presidency, the Parliament and the Cabinet ...

Trump Administration issues its first ‘concern’ regarding developments in Turkey
Waar Media - 2017-02-24 14:08
WAAR-DUHOK: A State Department spokesperson, for the first time since the Trump administration took power, expressed ‘concerns’ regarding pro-Kurdish HDP co-chair MP Figen Yüksekdağ’s situation after she was unseated from Parliament on February 21st. On ...

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. ...

Iraq target of terrorism due to strategic position: parliament speaker
KurdPress - 2017-02-23 08:36
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said Iraq’s strategic position is one of the causes that terrorism has emerged in the country, Mehr News Agency reported. ...

Pro-Kurdish HDP leader kicked out of Turkish parliament
Al Monitor - 2017-02-22 19:17

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 ...

HDP leader Figen Yuksekdag loses seat in parliament
Aljazeera - 2017-02-22 16:54
Kurdish MP Figen Yuksekdag, who is held in custody, has been convicted for making 'terror propaganda'. ...

Fast Company Names Yazda One of The Top 10 Social Good Companies.
Nadia Murad - 2017-02-22 13:13
Yazda is an organization born from tragedy. After ISIS systematically attacked, enslaved, raped, and murdered the Yazidi people in northern Iraq beginning in 2014—in what now has been called a genocide by the United Nations, the European parliament, and U ...

Turkey strips Yuksekdag of MP status, sentences Demirtas to five months
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Turkey's parliament on Tuesday stripped the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) co-leader, Figen Yuksekdag, of her status as a member of parliament and jailed the other co-Leader Selahattin Demirtas, Reuters reported. ...

Pro-Kurdish HDP leader kicked out of Turkish parliament / Amberin Zaman
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Turkey’s beleaguered pro-Kurdish bloc was dealt a further blow Feb. 21 when the parliament stripped its imprisoned co-leader of her seat. An appeals court upheld Figen Yuksedag's conviction of spreading terrorist propaganda. ...

HDP Files Application in ECHR Over Its Co-Leaders Detention
BAS News - 2017-02-22 00:12
ISTANBUL — Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey has filed an application in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over its co-leaders, Demirtas and Yuksekdag, who were arrested along with 11 other HDP members of Parliament (MP) in No ...

Yuksekdag loses seat in parliament, Demirtas receives 5 month sentence
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 21:37
Yuksekdag and Demirtas, co-leaders of the HDP, and a number of other MPs were arrested last November ...

Kurdish party co-chair loses her seat in Turkish parliament - ABC News
GO - 2017-02-21 18:48

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 ...

London.. “Say No to Trump”
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: A slogan reading “Say No to Trump” is seen projected on the Houses of Parliament on Sunday, the evening before a parliamentary debate on President Donald Trump’s state visit is due to take place in London. President Donald Trump should be den ...

Moscow, Tehran have common goal in Syria: Larijani
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 10:15
Iran Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia have common goal in Syria. ...

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 ...

Kurdish factions still hopeful to break stalemate in parliament
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 03:25
KDP says “We expect that the PUK is ready to strike a deal with us," ...

PKK Teaches Strict Militancy to Yezidi Children: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-16 19:31
The MP accuses PKK of abusing children for political and military ambitions ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi children of Sinjar are trained on radicalism and militancy by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas, said a Yezidi MP to Kurdistan Parliament. PKK trie ...

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

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