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Kurdistan Parliament postponed the meeting today to tomorrow

Kurdistan Parliament postponed the meeting today to tomorrow

Kurdiu - 2019-04-03 01:37

Kurdistan Parliament postponed the meeting today to tomorrow - Kurdiu

The handing-over ceremony of the Peshmerga Hospital to occur soon

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-24 16:00
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The hand-over of the Peshmerga Hospital from the German Army to the Peshmerga Forces is planned to occur today in Erbil, amidst the presence of high-ranking commanders and officials from the German Army and the Ministr ...

Next stage of implementing Reform projects underway

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-22 23:03
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 22, 2019, Major General Dler Miran (Director of Reform) met with consultants to Britain, Italy, Germany and representatives to KTCC at the Directorate of Reform. The meeting served to discuss the final details ...

Canada Welcomes Election of First Woman Speaker to Kurdistan Parliament

BAS News - 2019-04-15 12:04
ERBIL — Head of Embassy Office of Canada in Erbil, Nancy Bergeron, met with newly elected speaker of Kurdistan Region Parliament Speaker Vala Farid to discuss the latest developments in the region. According to parliament’s official website, Bergeron hig ...

The PDKI welcomed the US decision to designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps( IRGC) in the list of "foreign terrorist organizations"

Kurdpa - 2019-04-10 16:33
Kurdpa Agency: The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan welcomed the decision of the US government to put the IRGC on the list of "foreign terrorist organizations". ...

Kurdistan Parliament Postpones Session on Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-04-10 15:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament postponed a session on Wednesday which was set to discuss and vote on an amendment to the Presidency Law. MP Zana Mala Khalid told BasNews that the Legal Committee requested the postponement as their report on the amen ...

Kurdistan Parliament Expected to Vote on Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-04-10 11:15
ERBIL — The parliament of Kurdistan Region is set to convene today (10th April) to vote on the amendment of Presidency Law. The leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) previously presented the amendment that allows the legis ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s armed forces will refuse to listen to VP from Gorran: PUK commander

E-Kurd - 2019-04-09 16:55
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— PUK party commander of the Peshmerga’s Brigade 70 Sheikh Jaafar has said that he would refuse to listen to a Vice President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region from the Change Movement (Gorran) which is a civilian political par ...

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 ...

PM Barzani Receives Head of Iraqi Mada Foundation in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-31 20:42
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Sunday the Chairman of Iraqi al-Mada Foundation for Media, Culture and Arts, Fakhri Karim, for talks on issues related to Erbil-Bagudad relations. During the meeting, the pair stressed ...

European delegation visited HDP deputies on hunger strike in Amed

ANF - 2019-03-31 08:34
A European delegation will be in Kurdistan today to follow the local elections and will visit the HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven who has been on hunger strike for 144 days as well as the other deputies fasting. ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Parliament discusses the issue of activating the presidency of the Kurdistan Region

Kurdiu - 2019-03-30 18:54

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

Kurdiu - 2019-03-30 18:54

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. ...

UN Security Council to Meet and Discuss Golan Heights

BAS News - 2019-03-27 17:01
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council will hold an urgent meeting later on Wednesday to discuss the US decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights. The meeting comes at the request of Syria which has already described Washington’s ...

KDP, PUK Hope to Conclude Govt’-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-03-27 09:01
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet today (27th March) with a possible agreement on the next government in prospect. The meeting, which will be held in Sulaymaniy ...

Kurdistan Parliament Forms Permanent Committees

BAS News - 2019-03-10 14:22
ERBIL — Permanent parliamentary committees were established on Sunday almost three weeks after election of parliament speaker. The legislative is now setting the plan to vote on the committees during a session on Thursday this week, according to Kurdista ...