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KDP Ready for Any Compromise for National Unity: MP

KDP Ready for Any Compromise for National Unity: MP

BAS News - 2017-08-02 16:01
ERBIL— Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has tried all the ways for the suspended Kurdistan Parliament to resume its mission, said the KDP faction spokesperson. Mohammad Ali told BasNews on Wednesday that his party is ready for any compromise in the inter ...
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100-Bed Hospital to Be Constructed in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-08-12 20:20
ERBIL— Some 44 billion IQD (over 37.5 m USD) has been allocated to the construction of a 100-bed hospital in Sinjar, said health director of Duhok province. Dr. Nzar Ismat told BasNews on Saturday that the steps for construction of the hospital have alre ...

Yezidis Have Never Felt Secure with Baghdad: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-05 17:03
ERBIL— The Kurdish Yezidi minority has never felt secure and safe under Baghdad's rule since the foundation of the Republic of Iraq, said a Yezidi official. Maysar Haji, a member of Sinjar local council, told BasNews on Saturday that under Baghdad's auth ...

Re-Merging with Kurdistan Region Best Option for Kakayis: Former MP

BAS News - 2017-08-05 16:43
ERBIL— The Kakayi community will vote "yes" to the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region to prevent further annihilation attempts against them, said a former lawmaker. Speaking to BasNews on Saturday, Sirwan Kakayi, who once represented Kakayi ...

16 Mosul Employees Arrested for Links with IS

BAS News - 2017-07-30 21:09
ERBIL— Some 16 employees from Nineveh Municipality Directorate have been arrested for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS). Capt. Amir Wasiq, from Nineveh police service, told BasNews on Sunday that police has confirmed information about the compl ...

Reports on Food Crisis after Kurdistan Referendum "Baseless": Expert

BAS News - 2017-07-29 17:04
Tens of Countries Ready for Food Trade with Kurdistan, he says ERBIL— There will be no food crisis after Kurdistan Region's independence referendum as tens of countries are ready for food trade with Kurdistan, stated an economic expert. The reports which ...

Kirkuk Ready for Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum: Governor

BAS News - 2017-07-29 01:53
ERBIL — Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim said on Friday that the independence referendum of Kurdistan is “inevitable”, and Kirkuk will be part of this process. Attending a panel at Kurdistan Symposium in Washington DC, Karim said he aspirations of people ...

5 Captives in IS Secret Jail in Nineveh Released

BAS News - 2017-07-22 18:38
ERBIL— Five people from a village of Nineveh province were freed from an Islamic State (IS) secret prison by the Iraqi forces. Cap. Mohammed Jasim, from Nineveh police, told BasNews on Saturday that the people from the village of Imam were released two d ...

KRHCR to Assign Negotiating Delegations Next Week

BAS News - 2017-07-22 16:01
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region High Committee for Referendum (KRHCR) will meet next week to set up delegations over the independence referendum for talks with the Arab and foreign countries. Sadq Jabari, a member of the KRHCR, told BasNews on Saturday that the ...

KDP and Gorran Senior Officials Meet Soon: Gorran MP

BAS News - 2017-07-20 16:32
ERBIL— To discuss the imminent independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, Gorran (Change) Movement and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet soon, a Gorran lawmaker confirmed. Bestun Fayeq told BasNews on Thursday that in the high level me ...

Six Major Arab Tribes in Zumar Back Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-19 19:16
ERBIL— Six major Arab tribes of Zumar district of Nineveh province voiced their support for the Kurdistan Region's independence referendum, due in September. Hassan Khlo, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) chief in Zumar, told BasNews on Wednesday that ...

Barzani May Offer New Initiative to Settle Political Crisis: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-15 19:29
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani may offer a new initiative to resolve the political crisis in the Kurdistan Region, said a member of the Kurdistan Referendum Committee. Sadq Jabari told BasNews on Saturday that as the referendum is an im ...

IS Threatens Diyala Security: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-05 18:22
ERBIL— Diyala province has come under the threat of the Islamic State (IS) militants who have infiltrated the province and hidden themselves in different locations, said a member of Diyala Provincial Council. Zahid Tahir told BasNews on Wednesday that th ...