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Iraqi Kurds hope to reactivate parliament within two weeks

Iraqi Kurds hope to reactivate parliament within two weeks

Aranews - 2017-07-31 05:28
ARA News Senior assistant to President Masoud Barzani, Hemin Hawrami, on Sunday said that they hope that the Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) parliament will meet again on August 15, and that all preparations for holding a Kurdish independence referen ...
Iraqi Kurds hope to reactivate parliament within two weeks - Aranews

Kurds want to be good neighbors for Iraq: FM

KurdPress - 2017-08-29 09:20
The Kurdistan Regional Government's minister of foreign relations has said that Kurds in the region want to establish their own independent state and determine to become a good neighbor for Iraq. ...

Iraqi Kurds must protect themselves as a state: Nechirvan Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-08-04 20:19
In a speech marking the third anniversary of the IS invasion of Shingal and the murder and abduction of thousands of Yezidis, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said that the Kurds have lost all hope in living with ...

One Quarter of Hanged Prisoners by Iran in July Were Kurds: Reports

BAS News - 2017-08-03 18:53
EBRIL— In prisons across Iran some 100 people were hanged during July 2017, including 25 Kurds, according to two separate reports. The Human Rights Organization of Iran stated the capital death order for 100 prisoners was carried out in Iran during July ...

Iraqi IHEC Ready to Assist Kurdistan’s IHEC: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-02 14:28
ERBIL — Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) is ready to provide support to Kurdistan’s IHEC if asked by the latter for running the upcoming independence referendum, said an official from the Iraqi IHEC. Ali Qadir, head of Iraqi IHEC in Erb ...

Iraqi oil delegation to visit Erbil

KurdPress - 2017-08-01 13:07
A member of the Iraqi Parliament’s Energy and Oil Commission stated that a delegation from Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, is planned to make a visit to Erbil, the capital of the northern autonomous region, in order to discuss the region’s independent oil exp ...

BCF Delivers Humanitarian Aid to West Mosul Residents

BAS News - 2017-07-31 15:20
The aid was offered by the Kuwaiti government MOSUL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered the third batch of Kuwaiti humanitarian aid to west Mosul in two weeks. On Monday, BCF teams, in collaboration with the Kuwaiti state, delivered food parcels ...

Kurdistan Region hopes to reactivate parliament in two weeks

KurdPress - 2017-07-31 10:20
Senior assistant to Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, Hemin Hawrami, said on Sunday that the region hopes that the parliament will meet again on August 15, and that all preparations for holding a Kurdish independence referendum on 25 September wi ...

Kurdistan’s Parliament to Be Reconvened within Two Weeks

BAS News - 2017-07-30 15:12
High Committee of Referendum met today to discuss future steps ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s High Committee of Referendum decided on Sunday to reconvene Kurdistan Region’s parliament within two weeks. The committee held a session today for discussions over ...

Germany to Take in Over 1,000 Kurdish Yezidis for Medical Attention

BAS News - 2017-07-29 08:55
ERBIL — The German government has agreed to take 1069 Kurdish Yezidis in for medical treatment after they have been rescued from Islamic State (IS) slavery, an official said. Representative of Yezidis at the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry ...

Iraqi Kurds must be allowed to hold referendum: Russian FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 10:27
The autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region “must be” allowed to hold an independence referendum this year because they have the “right” to express their aspirations to break away from Iraq, declared Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with K ...

Trent Franks warns Kurds against Iranian and Turkish influence in region

Washington Times - 2017-07-25 10:57
Iranian and Turkish influence in northern Iraq could pose a threat to U.S. interests in the region and its relations with the Kurdistan Regional Government as Iraqi Kurds move forward with a controversial vote on independence in two months, a key House l ...

KRG Responds to HRW’s Report on Expulsion of Yezidis From Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-07-11 23:34
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) High Committee to Evaluate and Respond to International Reports (HCERIR) said in a statement on Tuesday that nobody has been forcibly expelled from the Kurdistan Region, as a response to a report by the H ...

Number of Tourists in Kurdistan Region Doubled During Summer

BAS News - 2017-07-07 01:06
ERBIL — Around 243,000 tourists visited the Kurdistan Region in the last week of June, earning more than $70 million to the region. The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) General Directorate of Tourism announced on Thursday, that the Region has welcom ...