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Iraqi Parliament Trying to Ban Online Video Games

Iraqi Parliament Trying to Ban Online Video Games

BAS News - 2019-04-05 00:55
ERBIL - The Iraqi Parliament is trying to prepare a proposal for blocking the online video games in the country, viewing the games as a threat for the members of the society. Deputy Parliament Speaker Hasan Kaabi has urged relevant committees to work on ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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-appointed Governor of Kirkuk Thanks PUK for Releasing Dozens of Terror Convicts

BAS News - 2019-04-14 15:28
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk, Rakan al-Jabouri, on Sunday thanked the leading members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for releasing a group of terror convicts, whom are referred to by Jabouri as “detainees”.Earlier this week ...

Threats to members of the "Zagros_Chawe_Remaneh" Campaign in Oshnavieh and Mahabad

Kurdpa - 2019-04-10 16:33
Kurdpa Agency: The intelligence forces and the Revolutionary Guards threatened members of the Zagros_Chawe_Remaneh campaign in Oshnovieh and Mahabad. ...

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 Prime Minister to Visit Erbil: Report

BAS News - 2019-04-08 15:57
ERBIL — The Prime Minister of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, is expected to visit Kurdistan Region’s capital in the near future, according to a report. The premier enjoys a huge support from the leading Kurdish political parties who hope that under his leadersh ...

Rep. Jordan: Democrats are committed to trying to find something in the Mueller report to undermine Trump [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-03 09:09

SDF Trying to Root Out IS in Baghouz: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-04-02 20:18
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is trying to root out the Islamic State (IS) remnants in the Syrian eastern village of Baghouz, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. "SDF combing the area in Baghouz and its vicinity, dismantling mines/tr ...

Deputy Speaker asks Parliament committees to strengthen relations with the Kurdistani party representatives in Iraqi Parliament

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-01 08:37

US man charged with trying to steal item from Auschwitz -

Startribune - 2019-03-31 22:55

IS Kills SDF Fighter in Deir ez-Zor

BAS News - 2019-03-30 22:22
ERBIL - The insurgent group of Islamic State (IS) has killed a fighter of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in a bomb attack in Deir ez-Zor province. According to an online statement by SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali, the militants carried ou ...

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 ...

Mueller report: What's next as attorney general decides what to make public [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-29 14:33

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 ...

SDF Pauses Operation to Liberate Bahouz for Civilian Lives

BAS News - 2019-03-10 14:22
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has reportedly put its military operation on hold in Baghouz village so to allow civilian evacuation, an official said. Islamic State (IS) is holding its grip on the last pocket in eastern Syria near ...

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 ...

PUK Postpones Meeting to Decide on Nominee for Parliamentary Speaker

BAS News - 2019-03-07 22:57
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has delayed the meeting which had been expected to be held on Friday to make a final decision on its nominee for the position of the parliament speaker, the party said in a statement on Thursday. Earlier on ...

PUK to Finalize Nominee for Parliament Speaker Post This Week

BAS News - 2019-03-06 09:05
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will make the final decision on one nominee for the position of Kurdistan Region Parliament speaker within 48 hours, an leading member said on Wednesday. According to a political agreement with the Kurdistan ...