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Barzani is trying to activate parliament through YNK

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 ...
Barzani is trying to activate parliament through YNK - ANHA

Three Kurdish Citizens to be Detained for a Further Two Months in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-21 02:02
Yesterday, a military court in Orumiyeh extended the detention of three Kurdish detainees from Shno city (also known in Farsi as Oshnavieh) for a further two months. “On Monday, September 18, three Kurdish detainees including Amir Peyghami, Taher Khorshid ...

IS Seeking to Attack Peshmerga in Name of Shi'ite Militias

BAS News - 2017-09-13 15:57
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants are trying to turn Peshmerga and Shi'ite paramilitaries in the town of Hawija against each other, warned a Peshmerga commander on Wednesday. Speaking to BasNews, Kamal Kirkuki who commands Peshmerga forces in weste ...

Number of MPs Required for Quorum to Attend Kurdistan’s Parliament

BAS News - 2017-09-13 14:53
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region Parliament is expected to convene on Thursday after the number of MPs required for a quorum decided to attend the session. The parliament’s media department said in a statement on Wednesday required number of MPs for a quorum ...

Barzani and McGurk to Meet in Erbil on Septembet 13

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The US Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against Islamic State Brett McGurk is expected to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani for talks over a number of issues, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday. Muhammed Haji Mahmu ...

Barzani to Travel to Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-09-12 15:39
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is said to visit Sulaymaniyah in the near future to hold a conference with the people of the province, an official said. The exact timing for president’s trip is yet to be revealed to the media. Ata Sheik ...

Barzani and McGurk to Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-12 14:46
ERBIL — The US Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against Islamic State Brett McGurk is expected to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani for talks over a number of issues, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday. Muhammed Haji Mahmud, S ...

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 in Response to Hashd al-Shaabi: Kurds Ready to Defend Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-09 11:19
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has reiterated that Kirkuk is a Kurdish territory and they are ready to defend it whenever a threat is directed at the city. President's remarks are seemingly made in response to the threats by the Shi’it ...

Duhok-Mosul Road to Reopen Soon

BAS News - 2017-09-04 18:49
ERBIL— The major road connecting the city of Duhok in the Kurdistan Region to Mosul will reopen for normal traffic soon, said a member of Duhok Provincial Council. The route will reopen after it was closed down for nearly three years, due to the Islamic ...

Women Council is destination for al-Tabqa women

ANHA - 2017-08-20 13:03
Women Council in al-Tabqa has become a destination for the women who want to solve their problems although the council has recently been formed as it was announced in coincidence of the 5th anniversary of the July 19th Revolution. ...

A Kurdish refugee was murdered in Norway

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-10 13:18
According to the report by Kurdistan Human Rights Association a Kurdish refugee from eastern Kurdistan,in Norway was killed by her fiance.Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Roya Hashemi corpse 24 years old from Divandareh was found in Oslo, Norway. The police have ...