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For first time, Kurdish parties contest Iraqi presidency | MEO

For first time, Kurdish parties contest Iraqi presidency | MEO

Middle East Online - 2019-01-08 16:57

For first time, Kurdish parties contest Iraqi presidency | MEO - Middle East Online

For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime | KECI

Nbcmontana - 2019-01-16 12:47

For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime

Yahoo - 2019-01-15 02:00

Jordan king visits Iraq for first time in decade: state TV

Rûdaw - 2019-01-14 10:54
The visit is the latest in a string of top-level diplomatic encounters in Iraq in recent weeks ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on Monday for Gov. Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-01-13 16:35
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to meet on Monday for talks on the formation of a new government in Erbil. The two major Kurdish parties are also said to discuss the Erbil-Baghdad relat ...

Saturday Mothers met for 720th time

ANF - 2019-01-12 15:41
The Saturday Mothers got together for the 720th time to demand justice and the truth for those who disappeared while in state forces custody. ...

Without Islamists Iraqi Kurdistan heading for first secular government

E-Kurd - 2019-01-10 15:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— In 2019, it seems Iraqi Kurdistan’s government will not have any Islamist parties involved. Their exclusion, and a wholly secular leadership, presents both a problem and an opportunity. In Iraqi Kurdistan, every it ...

Kurdish parties should form an opposition in Iraqi Kurdistan parliament: Othman

E-Kurd - 2019-01-10 15:09
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A broadly-based opposition should be formed in Iraqi Kurdistan Region by parties who have disagreements with the two ruling parties, said a Kurdish figure. Political figure Dr. Mahmoud Othman said the parties that are ...

Kurdish parties form election alliance under the umbrella of HDP

ANF - 2019-01-07 16:24
Kurdish political parties that have formed an election alliance under the umbrella of the HDP pointed to the importance of national unity. ...

Kurdish Parties to Resume Government Formation Talks This Week

BAS News - 2019-01-06 10:07
ERBIL — Leading Kurdish political parties are set to meet this week and continue negotiations on the next government in Kurdistan Region. According to Blind Ismail, a member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership, his party will visit Patriotic U ...

Officials look for family of Kurdish boy believed abandoned in Cyprus

Rûdaw - 2019-01-02 20:08
Officials are asking for help identifying the child and his family ...

IS Asks for “Huge” Ransom to Release Three Kurdish Captives

BAS News - 2019-01-02 10:38
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) has asked for a “huge amount” in ransom for releasing three Kurdish citizens from Tuz Khurmatu. The three men were abducted by the jihadists on 25th December from the village of Para Para on the road between Tuz Khurmatu and Da ...

Yemen Parliament to Convene for First Time since Coup | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-01-01 11:18

Kurdish MPs Boycott Iraqi Parliament’s Saturday Session

BAS News - 2018-12-22 15:09
ERBIL — The Kurdish factions in the Iraqi parliament boycotted a session on Saturday over excluding the Kurdish representatives from a federal court. A source confirmed that the Kurdish lawmakers were concerned by having no representatives at the Iraqi F ...

Kurdish parties in Kirkuk condemn Turkish attacks

ANF - 2018-12-18 21:31
Representatives of the Kurdish parties in Kirkuk have condemned the Turkish state's attacks on settlement areas in southern Kurdistan, stressing that Turkey has no right to violate Iraqi sovereignty. ...

Kurdish parties and organisations reject the US decision

ANF - 2018-12-15 19:36
Over 82 Kurdish parties, organisations and personalities rejected the US decision to put a bounty on 3 senior PKK figures and proposed plan for action. ...

Napoleon’s home in exile at hands of British brought to Paris for first time.

Telegraph - 2018-12-11 13:28