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Iraqi president submits Yazidi female survivors’ law to parliament

Iraqi president submits Yazidi female survivors’ law to parliament

E-Kurd - 2019-04-08 16:45
BAGHDAD,— The Office of Iraqi President Barham Salih announced on Sunday that the presidency has submitted a draft of the Yazidi Female Survivors’ Law to the Council of Representatives for review and approval. The sweeping law aims to both recognize the ...
Iraqi president submits Yazidi female survivors’ law to parliament - E-Kurd

UAE Sent $250 Million To Sudan

Waar Media - 2019-04-29 14:29
WAAR_DUHOK The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development announced on Sunday that it was set to deposit $250 million in Sudan’s Central Bank as part of a support package announced this month. The announcement comes just weeks after longtime leader Omar Al Bashir wa ...

Iraq unearths mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam

Reuters - 2019-04-15 06:14
Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein's crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former leader's forces three decades ago. ...

Iraq Exhumes Three Mass Graves of Kurdish Victims of “Anfal”

BAS News - 2019-04-15 01:16
ERBIL — Authorities in Iraq’s southern province of Musanna announced on Sunday that they have begun unearthing three mass graves which contain remnants of several dozens of Kurdish victims killed by the Baath regime. Holding a skull and an earring recove ...

Iraqi president attends unearthing of mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam

E-Kurd - 2019-04-14 19:17
SAMAWA, Iraq,— Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein’s crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former leader’s forces three decades ago. The grave, f ...

Iraqi President Calls For Reducing Mideast Tensions

Waar Media - 2019-04-10 12:35
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi President Barham Salih called for reducing tensions in the Middle East while highlighting the importance of combating terrorism. Salih made the statements in a meeting Tuesday with Kenneth McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command ...

Iraqi President Salih sent draft bill on genocide against Yazidi

ANF - 2019-04-10 08:34
Iraqi President Barham Salih sent a draft bill to parliament that would classify atrocities committed by ISIS against Yazidi women as “genocide”. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turkey's Erdogan to discuss possible operation in Syria with Putin: RIA

Reuters - 2019-04-08 10:41
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he planned to discuss a possible Turkish military operation in Syria when he visits Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Russia's RIA news agency reported. ...

Iraqi Premier League: Erbil lose 4-0 to Al-Talaba in late goal blitz

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-08 06:20
Erbil have been crowned Iraqi Premier League champions four times, most recently in the 2011-12 season. (Photo: Archive) ...

Erdogan to Visit Moscow to Discuss S-400s Deal with Putin

BAS News - 2019-04-07 23:08
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to visit Moscow on Monday for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the controversial deal of S-400 missile defense system. The expected visit comes while Ankara's determination o ...

In second foreign trip, Iraqi PM lands in Tehran, plans visit to Riyadh

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-06 16:09

Canadian-Kurdish children write to Parliament for Iba

ANF - 2019-04-03 13:01
Kurdish children in Canada wrote a letter to the parliament to promote the purpose of Yusuf Iba, who has been on a hunger strike for 81 days to protest the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

First Female Peshmerga Officers to attend Military Leadership Course in the United States

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-03 06:01
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The official account of the United States Consulate in the Kurdistan region shared that CG Steven Fagin received Peshmerga First Lieutenant Safa Mahmoud Hussein and acknowledged her qualifications and efforts to attend ...

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. ...

Iraqi president Barham Salih sacrificed CDJ for own ambition: National Coalition member

E-Kurd - 2019-03-28 11:31
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— One of the founders of the National Coalition Muhammad Rauf said Wednesday that Iraqi President Barham Salih had sacrificed his former party for the sake of his own ambitions. Rauf told NRT TV that Salih will not succ ...

Buldan: We won’t give up the struggle for democracy and justice

ANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
"People are on hunger strike demanding the end of isolation, demanding justice and law to be respected. You cannot play three monkeys, we won’t accept this and we condemn this.” ...