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Halbousi Says Only People of Kirkuk Can Secure the Province

Halbousi Says Only People of Kirkuk Can Secure the Province

BAS News - 2019-03-30 12:14
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi said security and stability in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk could only be achieved with the help of local components. Kirkuk, a diverse city of Kurds, Arabs and Turkmens, has been the main ...
Halbousi Says Only People of Kirkuk Can Secure the Province - BAS News

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Preparing to Establish New Party

BAS News - 2019-04-27 13:45
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi is reportedly working to lay the ground for establishing a new political party to represent the country’s Sunni Arabs on the forefront of the political competitions. Citing an Iraqi lawmaker from the ...

Masoud Barzani Discusses the Political Affairs in Iraq with Al-Halbusi

Waar Media - 2019-04-23 17:17
WAAR_DUHOK President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohemmed Al-Halbusi Monday; they discussed the political affairs and developments in the country and some other issues. Barzani expressed Kurdistan’s desi ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Kurdistan PM Discuss IDPs

BAS News - 2019-04-23 10:56
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday a delegation led by Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi in Erbil, where they talked about measures to help internally displaced persons (IDP). According to the reado ...

Barzani, Halbusi Discuss Political Affairs in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-22 21:40
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Monday evening the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi for talks on the political affairs in the country and other related issues. ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-22 20:39
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi arrived on Monday in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil, only hours after his meeting with country's PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi. During his stay in the region, Halbusi will meet Kurdistan Region Prime Minis ...

Baghdad Appeals to Neighbors to Help Reconstruct of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-20 15:53
ERBIL — Iraq is appealing to the neighboring countries to help the process of reconstruction of the country after years of a devastating war against terror. Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi delivered a speech at the beginning of a summit in ...

Kurdistan PM Expresses "Solidarity" with People of France on Notre Dame Fire

BAS News - 2019-04-15 23:10
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has expressed solidarity with the people of France on the Notre Dame fire incident. "I express my solidarity with the people of Paris, and France in general, at this difficult time as the historic ...

Mastermind of Hospital Robbery in Sulaymaniyah Arrested

BAS News - 2019-04-04 16:55
ERBIL — Security forces in Sulaymaniyah announced the arrest of a man believed to the mastermind behind a recent robbery of hospital salaries in the city. Local media identified the suspect as “Shaho Mahmoud”, saying that he had fled to Kirkuk after the ...

Arab Tribes Call for End to Militarization of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-03 14:59
ERBIL — The local Arab tribes in Kirkuk called on Iraqi authorities to end the military rule in the Kurdish province so to help the stabilization of the region. Kirkuk is an oil-rich province in northern part of Iraq which is disputed between the central ...

Kirkuk: Four IS Members Captured

BAS News - 2019-04-01 21:11
ERBIL - At least four members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Monday, a spokesperson confirmed. Al-Maalomah news agency cited a statement by Interior Ministry spokesperson, M.G Saad Maan, as explainin ...

People of Cizre sent the trustee back to Ankara

ANF - 2019-03-31 23:05
People reclaimed the Municipality of Cizre, sending the State-appointed trustee back to Ankara. ...

[PICTURES]: Today Marks 28th Anniversary of Kurdistan Exodus 1991

BAS News - 2019-03-31 13:57
ERBIL — Every year on 31st March, people in Kurdistan Region commemorate the 1991 exodus during which time more than one million civilians were displaced by Saddam Hussein’s regime. After decades of revolutions and sacrifices for freedom, Kurdish people ...

People of Sur go to the polls

ANF - 2019-03-31 12:46
Six neighborhoods of Sur were destroyed by the state forces. ...

KDP Won't Participate in Kirkuk Elections Unless the Province is Stabilized

BAS News - 2019-03-30 22:22
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has made it clear that it would not participate in the provincial elections in disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk unless the security and military situation is normalized in the area. Talking to the Vo ...

Yaşık: A single vote can change many things

ANF - 2019-03-30 10:43
DBP Adana Provincial co-chair Mehmet Yaşık called on people to cast their vote on Sunday, as “one vote can make the difference”. ...

Manbij people: Our politics is resistance

ANF - 2019-03-28 14:29
The people of Manbij organised a march against the threats of Turkish president Erdoğan. ...

Body of Çınar who ended her life in prison not given to family

ANF - 2019-03-26 02:42
Turkish authorities are not giving the body of political prisoner Medya Çınar, who carried out a sacrifice action this morning, to her family. The people and deputies waiting outside the hospital were attacked by the police. ...

IS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-03-14 23:13
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) carried out an attack on the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in western disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Thursday night. The jihadists targeted the Shi'ite militias in the village of Mahouz in western Kirkuk at aroun ...

Foreign Troops in Iraq Not a Threat to Neighbors: Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2019-03-07 23:22
ERBIL - The presence of the US-led coalition troops in Iraq poses no threat to the neighboring countries, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi said on Thursday. Halbusi made the remarks during a visit to Iran where he had meetings with President ...

Halbusi Visits Iran Today

Waar Media - 2019-03-06 16:55
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq’s Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi arrived in Iran today, to discuss a number of relations between Baghdad and Tahran. According to Fars News Agency Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammad al-Halbousi arrived in Tahran today and he wa ...