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Gorran Supports Amendment to Kurdistan Presidency Law

Gorran Supports Amendment to Kurdistan Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-03-28 15:21
ERBIL — Change Movement (Gorran) announced on Thursday that it supports the amendment to the Kurdistan Region presidency law to elect the new president at the parliament. Earlier the day, the bill, signed by 68 lawmakers, was submitted to the parliament. ...
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Man Suspected of Rigging IDs for IS Members Arrested in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-27 14:41
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Friday that they had arrested a man who is suspected of forging documents and ID cards for members of the Islamic State (IS). Iraq’s Interior Ministry said the man had provided fake IDs and citizenship declarati ...

Public Prosecutor to Probe Allegation of Hidden Cameras in Sulaymaniyah Resort

BAS News - 2019-04-25 15:39
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Public Prosecutor said on Thursday that it will launch a prompt investigation into the allegations of hidden cameras installed in touristic residences at Chavy Land resort and amusement park in Sulaymaniyah. Earlier on Wednesda ...

Syrian Kurds Announce Deal to Return 31,000 Displaced Iraqis

BAS News - 2019-04-11 23:48
ERBIL - The US-backed Syrian Kurds announced on Thursday that they had reached an agreement with Baghdad for returning some 31,000 displaced Iraqis, the majority of whom are women and children, from northeastern Syria to Iraq. "A delegation from the Iraq ...

New Batch of Russian T-90 Tanks Delivered to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-09 15:01
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Tuesday that it has received another batch of T-90 battle tanks from Russia. This was the fourth shipment of the T-90s that Russia has delivered to the defense ministry of Iraq, according to Maj. Gen. Walid Khali ...

US Designates Iran’s IRGC as “Foreign Terrorist Organization”

BAS News - 2019-04-08 17:34
ERBIL — The US announced on Monday that it has designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. “Today, I am formally announcing my Administration’s plan to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ...

Iraq Receives Another Batch of F-16s

BAS News - 2019-04-08 11:08
ERBIL — Iraq announced on Sunday that it has received another batch of F-16 Fighting Falcons from the US. The delivery was made up of six new jet that will join Iraq’s airpower to bring the total number to 27, Yahya Rasoul, the spokesperson for Iraqi Sec ...

Gazprom Announces Increased Production in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-05 14:25
ERBIL — Russia’s Gazprom Neft announced on Thursday that it has increased production at the Sarqala field in Kurdistan Region. The giant oil company said a new production well has helped boosting production at the field by 25%. “Potential production at t ...

Erbil Security Forces Arrest Group Behind Assassination Attempts

BAS News - 2019-04-04 19:26
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Erbil announced on Thursday that they have arrested a group of four people in the capital city who have already admitted to assassination plots. The group, including a woman, previously attempted to kill “any member” fr ...

Kurdistan Parliament Convenes Today to Discuss Presidency Law Amendment

BAS News - 2019-04-03 10:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is set to convene today afternoon (3rd April) and discuss the amendment to Presidency Law which will lay the ground for electing a new president. The leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction and Change Movement ...

Parliament Postpones Session on Presidential Law Amendment

BAS News - 2019-04-02 14:35
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament has postponed a session to discuss the amendment of the Presidential Law by 24 hours. The session was previously set for Tuesday, but the parliament speaker announced that it is put off until 15:00 the next day. The bi ...

Masrour Barzani Thanks France for Continued Support to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-02 13:29
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received on Tuesday a delegation of French diplomats led by Ambassador Bruno Aubert in Erbil. The top Kurdish security chief thanked Paris for its support to the Kurdistan Region t ...

KIU bloc provides five draft laws to the Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament

Kurdiu - 2019-03-30 18:54

Thousands of voters travel from Istanbul to Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-03-30 12:31
HDP’s Mobile Voters Commission sent thousands of voters to their hometowns in Kurdistan so they can vote. ...

Parliament Set to Discuss Reactivation of Kurdistan Presidency

BAS News - 2019-03-29 13:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament has scheduled a session for Saturday to discuss the reactivation of the regional presidency. According to an announcement by parliament speaker, lawmakers will convene and discuss the reactivation of presidency and the ...

KDP, Gorran submit bill to parliament to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan’s presidency law

E-Kurd - 2019-03-28 22:56
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change (Gorran) Movement parties submitted a bill on Thursday with 68 signatures to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law that calls for parliament to elect the pres ...

Lawmakers Submit Amendment to Kurdistan Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-03-28 13:08
ERBIL — More than half of the lawmakers at the Kurdistan Region Parliament on Thursday signed an amendment before submitting it to the legislative. Head of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction at the parliament, Omed Khoshnaw, said during a press con ...

KDP to Submit Amendment to Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-03-23 15:31
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction has approved the Presidency Law Amendment to be submitted to the Kurdistan Region parliament and proceed with the presidential election. MP Sabah Mahmoud confirmed that the KDP faction will submit the amen ...

Reactivation of Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law will not be as easy: PUK

E-Kurd - 2019-03-21 20:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Member of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) leadership Arez Abdulla said on Thursday that reactivating Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s presidency law will not be as easy as the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has claimed ...

Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law should be reactivated, president designated: KDP

E-Kurd - 2019-03-14 19:32
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Barzani’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is determined to reach an agreement with other political factions at the legislative on an amendment to Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law and electing a new president. The KD ...

SDF Frees 24 Fighters from IS

BAS News - 2019-02-28 14:19
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) confirmed on Thursday that it has liberated 24 of its fighters previously captured by the Islamic State (IS). The liberation of the SDF fighters comes as the US-backed group is pushing to free the la ...