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Haider al-Abadi hails Iran’s support for Baghdad against terrorism

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Iraqi PM presses case for Baghdad to receive Kurdistan oil revenue

Reuters - 2017-09-30 22:52
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday pressed the case for the central government in Baghdad to receive the income from Kurdistan's oilfields, saying the money would be used to pay Kurdish civil servants. ...

Iraqi PM Gives Kurdistan Until Friday to Hand Over Control of Airports

BAS News - 2017-09-26 23:07
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gave the Kurdistan Region until Friday 3:00 p.m (1200 GMT) to hand over control of its airports and border gates in order to avoid an international air embargo. Iraqi PM’s measure is intended to force th ...

Erdogan says deal signed to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defense systems in its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, Turkish newspapers Tuesday quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying. The accord for the surface-to-air missile d ...

KODAR: Kurdish MPs in Iran must support laborers

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
The Democratic Society for East Kurdistan (KODAR), said that the Iranian regime is pushing the people to carrying goods across the border, and they must resolve their cause, calling on the Kurdish parliamentarians in Iran to support the rights of the labo ...

Prime Minister Barzani’s message on Eid al-Adha

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, issued the following message: On the occasion of Eid al-Adha I extend my best wishes to the families of our martyrs and congratulate all Mu ...

Barzani And Abadi Discussed IS Captives Issue over Phone

BAS News - 2017-09-02 09:09
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke over the phone with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani about the destiny of the Islamic State (IS) members who surrendered to Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar. Dozens of IS militants from the Azaziyah ...

UN Casualty Figures for Iraq for the Month of August

BAS News - 2017-09-01 12:41
BAGHDAD, (UNAMI) — A total of 125 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 188 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in August 2017, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAM ...

No One Authorized to Decide for Turkmens in Kirkuk: Turkmen Leader

BAS News - 2017-08-31 17:43
ERBIL—The Turkmen people back the Kurdistan Region in its pursuit for independence by all means and have submitted their conditions for partnership in the would-be "State of Kurdistan," stated a Turkmen leader. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Turkmen De ...

Iraq-Jordan Main Border Crossing to Be Re-Opened

BAS News - 2017-08-30 11:58
ERBIL — The main border crossing between Iraq and Jordan will be opened on Wednesday for the first time since 2015. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the reopening of the Tureibil crossing in an official statement, saying that the decision w ...

Abadi: Kirkuk's Decision to Participate in Kurdistan Referendum "Wrong"

BAS News - 2017-08-29 20:19
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stated on Tuesday that Kirkuk Provincial Council's vote to run Kurdistan Region's Independence referendum in the province is "wrong." Abadi made the comment in his weekly address, shortly after Kirkuk council r ...

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. ...

Over 2 Million Iraqi IDPs Returned Home

BAS News - 2017-08-29 00:16
ERBIL — Around 2.1 million Iraqi civilians have returned to their homes in the liberated areas of the country, the Iraqi government said on Monday. According to Saad al-Hadeethi, spokesperson for the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the programs to ...