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KDP and PUK to Meet, Discuss Reactivation of Parliament

KDP and PUK to Meet, Discuss Reactivation of Parliament

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet in the upcoming days for discussions over the reactivation of Kurdistan Region Parliament, and official said. The two major parties will hold the meeting ...
KDP and PUK to Meet, Discuss Reactivation of Parliament - BAS News

Erbil Expects Turkey, Iran to Respect the Will of Kurdistan People

BAS News - 2017-09-12 21:28
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has no intentions to contribute to the creation of a Kurdish state in neighboring Iran or Turkey, but expects both countries to respect the rights of the local Kurds, a spokesperson of the Kurdistan Regional Governmen ...

KDP, PUK, Gorran hold Joint meet over reactivating Parliament

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The three main Kurdish parties, KDP, PUK and Gorran to hold a joint meeting on Tuesday over reconvening the Kurdistan Region’s parliament after it has been adjourned since 2015. According to an official, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Patr ...

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 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 ...

Nineveh Arab Tribes Urge Arabs to Vote in Favor of Independent Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-07 17:39
ERBIL— The Arab tribes of Nineveh province call for participating in Kurdistan independence referendum and voting in favor of statehood for Kurdistan, warning against any pressure to boycott the process. In a statement, the spokesperson of tribes, Muzahm ...

Melania Trump wears stilettos again on way to Texas

Waar Media - 2017-09-03 13:39
WAAR-DUHOK: First lady Melania Trump wore stilettos for her departure Saturday to Texas to meet with victims of Hurricane Harvey, after facing criticism for wearing similar shoes on a trip earlier this week. The first lady wore a tan rain coat with the h ...

Barzani: We Have Entered Historic Days for Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-08-30 10:53
Independence vote will be held on time, Barzani reiterates ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said that Kurdistan Region has entered a historic period as it is only a few weeks away from holding an independence vote, scheduled for Septembe ...

Iran-Kurdistan Discuss Construction of Railway System

BAS News - 2017-08-24 21:20
ERBIL— The Islamic Republic of Iran has demanded to extend its railway service to the Kurdistan Region, according to a statement by Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Transportation and Communications. The statement published on Thursday said Iran has alread ...

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. ...

Baghdad Should Shoulder Responsibilities, Send Medical Supplies: Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-16 16:31
ERBIL — Baghdad should provide help to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in supporting all displaced people residing in the Kurdistan Region, a KRG official said on Tuesday. Rekawt Hamarashid, the KRG Health Minister, told reporters during the open ...

Kurdistan Region’s senior delegation discusses referendum with Iraqi PM

Waar Media - 2017-08-15 12:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region’s senior delegation on independence referendum concluded late on Monday a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad. Erbil’s delegation expressed Kurdistan Region’s firmness on its decision to hold the refe ...