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US Encourages Gorran, KIG to Help Parliament Reactivation

US Encourages Gorran, KIG to Help Parliament Reactivation

BAS News - 2017-09-13 13:28
ERBIL — As efforts stepped up to call the Kurdistan Region Parliament back into sessions, the US has engaged to convince the Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) to take part in the process. A senior Kurdish official, who sought to ...
US Encourages Gorran, KIG to Help Parliament Reactivation - BAS News

No Plan to Shut Down Internet in Iraq: KRG Minister

BAS News - 2017-10-08 15:11
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has no plan to shut down the internet services to the central and southern provinces of Iraq in reaction to Baghdad’s sanctions imposed on Kurdistan Region, said a senior Kurdish official. KRG’s Transportat ...

Our Great Leader Mam Jalal Passed Away

Waar Media - 2017-10-05 01:45
WAARmedia our great leader and former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani passed away in a Berlin hospital at the age of 83. A close family friend and a senior Kurdish official say Talabani died after his condition rapidly deteriorated on Tuesday. He had suff ...

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 ...

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 ...

KRG’s Representative to Attend Paths of Peace Conference in Germany

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will take part in the international conference “PATHS OF PEACE: Religions and cultures in dialogue” which is set to take place from September 10th to 12th 2017 in Münster and Osnabrück cities ...

PUK and KIG Meet over Parliament Reactivation

BAS News - 2017-09-09 14:41
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Saturday with the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) to discuss the issues pertaining to the suspended parliament of Kurdistan Region. Following the meeting in a press conference, leading PUK member, Latif ...

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 ...

PUK Votes to Reactivate Parliament with KDP

BAS News - 2017-09-07 16:31
ERBIL— Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)'s leadership council voted on Thursday afternoon to work for calling the suspended parliament of Kurdistan back into session, if its ally, the Change Movement (Gorran), keeps boycotting the process. Two-third of ...

Parliament Reactivation Even Without Gorran: PUK Lawmaker

BAS News - 2017-09-06 14:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s parliament should be called back into session even without the Change Movement (Gorran) if the party does not take a step forward in the process, said a Kurdish lawmaker for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). “If Gorran wi ...

Gorran, KIG reiterate their position to postpone Kurdistan referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Change Movement (Gorran), the second biggest party in Iraqi Kurdistan, and the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) reiterated their position on Monday calling for a delay to the referendum on the independence of Kurdist ...

Gorran, KIG Renew Call for Postponing Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-04 16:34
ERBIL— Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) on Monday once again demanded Kurdistan Region political leadership to postpone independence referendum until Kurdistan parliament sets a date for the vote. Leaders from both parties met t ...

Jalawla Council Agrees to Take Part in Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-08-27 15:49
DIYALA — Gulala (Jalawla) Mayoral Council agreed to include the district in the upcoming vote on Kurdistan Region’s independence in September. Gulala, a Kurdish district outside Kurdistan Region’s administration in Diyala Province, officially approved in ...

Iranian and Hizbulla Advisors Participate in Tal Afar Assault: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-20 14:56
ERBIL — The spokesperson for the Arab Shi’ite militia of Hashd al-Shaabi said that Iranian and Lebanese Hizbulla military advisors will take part in the operation to retake Tal Afar district from the Islamic State (IS). Ahmed Asadi, the spokesperson for ...

6 Shia militia groups take part in Tal Afar offensive

Waar Media - 2017-08-14 17:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Six militia groups will take part in a planned military operation to recapture Iraq’s northwestern city of Tal Afar, a militia member said Monday. The groups are part of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia, a Shia paramilitary force that has been pro ...