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Christians to Join and Support New Cabinet in Kurdistan

Christians to Join and Support New Cabinet in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-01 14:22
ERBIL — The Christian factions in the Kurdistan Region will join the new government and they will contribute to the development of the region through a strong government, said a Christian lawmaker. The Kurdistan Region has been known as the safe haven fo ...
Christians to Join and Support New Cabinet in Kurdistan - BAS News

Female activists call to increase number of women in new Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dozens of female activists held a press conference in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil on Monday to urge the Kurdistan Parliament to make sure that there is an increase in the number of women holding official posit ...

KDP, Gorran to Hold “Decisive” Meeting on New Government

BAS News - 2019-04-20 12:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) are expected to meet during the coming week and hold “decisive” talks on the formation of the new government, a lawmaker said. The meeting will come after more than six months since th ...

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 ...

Sinn Féin support apps helping victims of domestic violence

ANF - 2019-04-04 12:09
Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has said a new app that will allow those in abusive relationships to track and record incidents in a private and secure environment will help victims find a voice. ...

Saudi to Open New Consulates in Iraq: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-04 00:39
ERBIL - Saudi Arabia is expected to open four new consulates in Iraq, the Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment, Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, revealed on Wednesday. Qasabi made the remarks during a joint press conference with Iraqi Oil Minister Samr ...

After heavy rainfall, electricity production capacity breaks new record in Kurdistan

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-03 20:47

KDP and PUK Reached Agreement on Formation of New Government

BAS News - 2019-04-03 14:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reached a final agreement on the formation of the new government, an official confirmed on Wednesday. A source from PUK, with knowledge on the issue, told Kurdistan 24 th ...

Erbil: 4th International Book Fair to Kick Off This Week

BAS News - 2019-04-01 15:22
ERBIL — The fourth international book fair is set to launch this week on Wednesday in Kurdistan Region’s capital. The exhibition, sponsored by Kurdistan 24, will be attended by 300 publishers from 21 countries. It will last for ten days, from 3rd April t ...

TJK-E calls on people to join actions in Strasbourg and Berlin

ANF - 2019-03-31 10:08
“Today when the hunger strike has reached a critical level, support actions are crucial and must be organised everywhere. It is important to embrace this resistance which will surely win." ...

Lashing Rainfall Shuts Down Schools in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-31 01:17
ERBIL - Authorities in the Kurdistan Region's provinces of Erbil, Sulaimaniya and Halabja have announced Sunday a holiday for schools as heavy rainfalls and floods are forecasted in the region. "For the sake of public interest and the safety of the lives ...

Barcelona vs Espanyol Preview: La Liga Match Preview, Where To Watch and More

Waar Media - 2019-03-30 16:04
WAAR_DUHOK The thrills and spills of the international break have taken a back-seat as the La Liga takes centre stage on Saturday. The top three in Spain: Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all in action with each looking to garner as many po ...

EU-funded Programme in Iraq to Support Recovery, Stability Through Local Development

BAS News - 2019-03-28 15:21
BASRA (UNDP) — The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) continue to work together to help the people of Iraq in their pursuit of recovery and stability. On 28 March 2019 ...

KDP, PUK to Hold Final Meeting on New Government This Week

BAS News - 2019-03-26 09:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday this week and conclude the negotiations over the new government of Kurdistan Region. The two major parties have been in talks for months since th ...

KRG Ends Newroz Festivals to Mourn Victims of Mosul Ferry Sinking

BAS News - 2019-03-22 14:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Friday announced that it will join the public mourning the Iraqi government has announced after the ferry incident in Iraq’s Mosul. According to an official statement, the KRG will cancel the nationwide ...

A Kurdish Singer Sentenced to Two Years of Imprisonment and Deprived of Artistic Activity

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-09 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): A Kurdish singer ‘Peyman Mirzadeh’, arrested on Thursday, February 20 by security forces, was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment and permanent deprivation of singing by branch one of the Islamic Revolutionary Court ...

KRG to Discuss End of Salary-Saving Measures

BAS News - 2019-03-08 13:18
ERBIL — The Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region is scheduled to convene on Friday in the afternoon to discuss the end of a measure publicly known as “salary-saving system”. According to the system, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cuts a ...

Civil Rights Activist Sentenced to Three Years of Imprisonment

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-07 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Mokhtar Zarei, a Kurdish Civil Rights activist, has been sentenced to three years of imprisonment on charges of participation in protest gathering and conspiracy against national security by the Branch 1 of the Revol ...

KDP and PUK Ink Political Agreement on New Government

BAS News - 2019-03-04 15:33
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officially signed a political agreement on Monday to expedite the formation of the new government. The agreement, was signed by KDP Vice President Nechirvan Barzani and P ...

Barzani, Kosrat Rasoul Meet to Help Resumption of Gov’t-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-03-03 11:20
ERBIL — President of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, and Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kosrat Rasoul, met on Sunday to discuss the parties’ political disputes and the formation of next cabinet in Ku ...