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Kurdistan Region parliament’s session postponed to Friday: lawmaker

Kurdistan Region parliament’s session postponed to Friday: lawmaker - KurdPress

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 ...

Kurdish Official Responds to Maliki’s Statement Against Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-18 12:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament’s Deputy Speaker, Jaafer Emniki, strongly responded to the recent statement of Iraqi VP Nouri al-Maliki who has said they would not allow a “second Israel” to be created in the Middle East, in reference to Kurdistan Re ...

Over 60 Kurdish MPs Ready to Hold the Parliamentary Session Friday

BAS News - 2017-09-14 11:47
ERBIL — More than 60 members of the Kurdistan Region Parliament are now ready to convene on Friday and reactivate the parliament which has suspended sessions since October 2015, a lawmaker said. Speaking to Kurdistan24, MP Firsat Sofi said that there is ...

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 ...

IS Militants Attempting to Flee Hawija Ahead of the Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-10 10:48
KIKRUK — The Islamic State (IS) militants in Hawija, southern Kirkuk, are attempting to flee ahead of the imminent battle on the city. A large number of IS militants along with their families have managed to escape Hawija district as they are certain of ...

Iraqi Kurdistan pays $1 billion to UAE’s Dana Gas, partners

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
LONDON,— Iraq’s Kurdistan region will immediately pay $1 billion to UAE-based Dana Gas and its partners to settle a long-running London court case, the two sides said on Wednesday. The full and final settlement of the $2.24 billion case is the latest eff ...