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Iraqi Parliament Speaker Announces New Political Party

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Announces New Political Party

BAS News - 2017-08-19 11:43
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Sunni politician and speaker of parliament, Salim al-Jabouri, officially announced his new political party on Friday in Baghdad. The Civil Rally for Reform, Jabouri’s new party, is said to seek to “develop effective policies aimed at find ...
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Iraqi Parliament Votes to Remove Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-14 13:38
ERBIL — The Iraqi Parliament voted in a session on Thursday to remove the Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim from the office. The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Office sent a request to the Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Thursday, asking the ...

Iraqi Jets Drop Leaflets over Hawija, Urging IS Militants to Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:58
HAWIJA — The Iraqi Air Forces (IAF) dropped thousands of leaflets over the town of Hawija on Friday, calling on the Islamic State (IS) militants to surrender ahead of the upcoming military operation against the extremist group. According to Iraqi Defense ...

Barzani is trying to activate parliament through YNK

ANHA - 2017-09-09 13:14
The head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani is trying to activate the parliament through the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (YNK) after it was closed in the fall of 2015 for a law about presidency of the region ...

The next iPhone is going to be unveiled Sept 12, report says

Waar Media - 2017-08-29 12:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Apple will host its big iPhone 8 event on Sept.12, Dow Jones said Monday. The tech giant is expected to announce a bevy of products, including two new iterative iPhone updates, possibly named the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, in addition to a ...

Pictures: Blast Hits Baghdad’s Sadr District, Kills Two

BAS News - 2017-08-28 11:19
BAGHDAD — A blast rocked early morning on Monday the centre of Iraqi capital, leaving several civilians killed or wounded. The explosion, which is said to have been carried out via a car bomb, took place in Sadr district, northeast of Baghdad. At least t ...

Iraqi Forces Further Closing in on IS in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-25 10:37
TAL AFAR — Iraqi forces are making further gains in their drive to expel the Islamic State (IS) militants from Tal Afar, their last stronghold in Nineveh. The Iraqi army has made new gains in their push against the IS in Tal Afar as it has recaptured a f ...

Some Kurdistan Region parties would prevent referendum: official

KurdPress - 2017-08-22 13:37
A member of the Iraqi parliament’s foreign relation commission claimed that there are political parties in Kurdistan Region, in the north of Iraq, and they would not allow the region and its President Masoud Barzani to hold the scheduled referendum. ...

Iraqi Authorities in Mosul Sentence Four IS Members to Death

BAS News - 2017-08-22 03:18
ERBIL — Iraqi judicial authorities in Mosul sentenced four Islamic States (IS) members to death on Sunday, including a man who was recruiting militants across the Nineveh province. The death sentences are the first ones issued in liberated Mosul, Kurdist ...

UNAMI Urges Parliament to Select New IHEC Board of Commissioners

BAS News - 2017-08-21 18:54
ERBIL— The United Nations' Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) urged on Sunday the Iraqi lawmakers to select a new Board of Commissioners for the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) before its term expires in September this year. UNAMI announced ...

KDP and Gorran to Discuss Reconvening Parliament, Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-21 10:24
A KDP delegation is set to meet with Gorran today at 11am ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) are set to hold a bilateral meeting today at Gorran’s headquarters in Sulaymaniyah to discuss reconvening the parliament and t ...

Yezidi MP Calls on Iraqi Forces to Rescue Yezidi Abductees in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-20 12:17
ERBIL — The Yezidi representative to the Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil called on commanders of Tal Afar operation which was declared today to rescue the large number of Yezidis believed to be held in the Islamic State’s (IS) captivity in the district. Com ...

Erbil Delegation Meets Maliki, Other Officials in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-16 16:11
ERBIL — The Referendum Committee delegation from Kurdistan Region held on Wednesday a range of meetings with Iraqi officials in Baghdad to discuss Erbil’s planned independence vote in September. The delegation was first received by Iraqi Parliament Speak ...

Iraqi Parliament Passes Bill of Provincial Elections

BAS News - 2017-08-15 13:08
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi parliament approved on Tuesday the draft law of provincial council elections for the next year. According to the bill, all provinces in Iraq are included in the election except Kirkuk, seemingly for issues related to the multi-ethnic ...

Kurdish delegation is not to win Baghdad’s accord to referendum: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-08-10 13:14
A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated that a delegation from the Kurdistan Region is to visit Baghdad, clarifying that the aim of the delegation is not to satisfy the central government of Iraq to accord with the Kurdish region’s planned ...