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Iraqi government has 13,000 open corruption investigations: PM

Iraqi government has 13,000 open corruption investigations: PM

E-Kurd - 2018-12-05 13:33
BAGHDAD,— During its latest working session, the Council of Ministers discussed the halting progress towards opening the Green Zone to the public, the response to recent flooding in Nineveh province, and the revelation that there are more than 13,000 ope ...
Iraqi government has 13,000 open corruption investigations: PM - E-Kurd

Iraqi court sentences Kirkuk council’s head Rebwar Talabani to 6 months in jail

E-Kurd - 2018-12-26 19:11
KIRKUK, northern Iraq, — An iraqi court in in Kirkuk city on Wednesday sentenced head of Kirkuk Provincial Council Rebwar Talabani to six months in jail. Acting Kirkuk Provincial Council chief Rebwar Talabani is now living in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city ...

Kurds to Have Representatives in Future Iraqi Federal Appeal Court

BAS News - 2018-12-22 23:28
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi has decided to include a number of Kurdish representatives in the future Federal Appeal Court, a lawmaker said on Saturday. Earlier the day, the Kurdish factions in the Iraqi Council of Representatives ...

US Energy Secretary in Baghdad, Discussed Sanctions against Iran

BAS News - 2018-12-11 12:53
ERBIL — US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is in Baghdad where he discussed with his Iraqi counterparts the sanctions against Iran as well as challenges the Iraqi government is facing as the result of the sanctions. “Sanctions were mentioned in meetings this ...

Colonel Iachetti: “Upon my return to Italy, I will be a humble ambassador for Kurdish rights.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-10 22:33
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Colonel Iachetti, former KTCC commander, shared in an interview with the Peshmerga Media Center after the command change ceremony, “KTCC was established by the Coalition Forces in 2014 and has trained over 13,000 Peshm ...

Iraqi government to demand Kurdistan clarification over closure of Tavgari Azadi

E-Kurd - 2018-12-10 14:10
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Free Society Movement (Tavgari Azadi) party member Hussein Kirkuki said on Sunday that two government regulatory agencies in Baghdad will investigate the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) decision to clo ...

KRG’s Share from 2019 Federal Budget to Be Increased: MP

BAS News - 2018-12-09 11:43
ERBIL — The share of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from Iraq’s 2019 federal budget will be increased after objections by Erbil, said a Kurdish lawmaker. The Iraqi parliament has returned the budget bill to the new government led by Prime Minist ...

Baghdad's Green Zone to "Temporarily" Be Opened on Monday

BAS News - 2018-12-08 22:33
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has issued a decree to temporarily open on Monday the Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone to the public. The zone was built by the US in 2003 so as to secure its embassy, as well as the Iraqi public institutions, other ...

“KRG should stop acting in the interests of the enemies of Kurds”

ANF - 2018-12-07 23:54
The South Kurdistan government has taken no decision against the bases established by the occupying Turkish state on South Kurdistan lands. Instead it has hit the institutions of the Kurdish people, in line with the request of the occupying Turkish state. ...

Iraq Seeks a 2-Year Waiver from US to Continue Importing Iranian Gas

BAS News - 2018-12-07 16:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is asking the United State for an extension to the waiver over purchasing gas from neighboring Iran. Earlier in November following the imposition of the US sanctions agains Iran, Washington gave Baghdad 45 days exemption to c ...

New International Border Crossing to Be Opened in Halabja

BAS News - 2018-12-05 13:57
ERBIL — Preparations are underway to finalize the decision to establish a new international border crossing between Kurdistan Region’s Halabja province and Iran, an official said. “A delegation from Iraqi Board of Border Crossings visited Pishte gate in ...

Iraq lifts customs checkpoints between Kurdistan and other cities in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2018-12-04 20:25
BAGHDAD,— The central government has begun implementing its order customs checkpoints between the Kurdistan Region and other cities in Iraq. Kirkuk Governorate said in a statement on Tuesday that the relevant authorities had been informed by Iraqi Prime ...

PUK accuses the Democratic Party of taking control of the Kurds share in the Iraqi government

Kurdiu - 2018-12-02 16:18

More than 50,000 domestic workers have come to Iraqi Kurdistan since 2007

E-Kurd - 2018-11-30 12:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Peace and Freedom Organization (PFO-K) released on Thursday a report on the use of migrant domestic workers in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. According to PFOK, more than 50,314 domestic workers came to Kurdistan reg ...

US Asks Iraqi PM to Take Measures against Shi’ite Militias of Hezbollah

BAS News - 2018-11-29 10:05
ERBIL — US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman has called on the new Iraqi government to take decisive measures against Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Hezbollah who threaten the presence of foreign troops in Iraq, especially the military personnel of the Unit ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Checkpoints Ask Christians to Convert to Islam

BAS News - 2018-11-28 14:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militia groups are asking Christians to convert to Islam while they pass through Hashd al-Shaabi checkpoints in Nineveh province, said a lawmaker. MP Wahid Baqo revealed to BasNews that Christians, especially women, are easily recog ...

Iraqi government considering loans to families affected by ISIS war: official

E-Kurd - 2018-11-28 13:46
BAGHDAD,— The head of Iraq’s Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations, Mustafa al-Hiti, said on Tuesday that the Iraqi government plans to offer loans to people whose houses were damaged in the war against Islamic State. “The plan i ...

70,000 displaced Christians have returned to Nineveh province

The Global Coalition - 2018-11-20 23:33
L’article 70,000 displaced Christians have returned to Nineveh province est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Erbil and Baghdad are close to a deal on Kirkuk’s Oil

Waar Media - 2018-11-11 22:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and central government in Baghdad are close to a deal over exporting Kirkuk oil to Ceyhan port. After the U.S. sanctions hit Iran, Iraqi government has in plans to export Kirkuk’s oil via Kurdistan pipeline ...

Iraq Ready to Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Kuwait, Jordan Amid Flash Floods: PM

BAS News - 2018-11-10 20:53
ERBIL - The Iraqi government has shown readiness to help Kuwait and Jordan with logistics and humanitarian assistance as the two states have been facing heavy floods in the past few days. The Iraqi premier's office said in a statement on Saturday that PM ...

Iraqi Govt. Forms Committee to Address 2019 Budget Disputes

BAS News - 2018-11-08 14:20
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has established a specialized committee to review the issues pertaining to the 2019 budget bill and address the disputes. Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s cabinet announced on Thursday that the committee would work with the Iraqi parliamen ...