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UK: New law requires PM to ask EU for Brexit extension

UK: New law requires PM to ask EU for Brexit extension

Waar Media - 2019-04-09 12:24
WAAR_DUHOK Legislation to delay Brexit and avoid a no-deal crash-out from the European Union became law late Monday after clearing all stages in both houses of Britain’s parliament and receiving Royal Assent. The new law requires British Prime Minister T ...
UK: New law requires PM to ask EU for Brexit extension - Waar Media

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the UK Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Head of the Diplomatic Service

Waar Media - 2019-05-06 18:36
WAAR_DUHOK Prime Minister Barzani presented a brief overview of the ISIS conflict, post-ISIS situation and the conditions of internally displaced persons and refugees in the Kurdistan Region, including the reconstruction of their areas to enable them to ...

Committee of Self-Defense in Tabqa .. Organization of the affairs of the fighters and the establishment of a defensive army

SDF Press - 2019-05-04 00:07
Tabqa- The Committee for Self-Defense in Tabqa one of the committees of the Executive Council, which was established on 1/11/2017 and began to work to facilitate the participation of the residents of Tabqa to protect and defend the city. The center of sel ...

Committee of the economy in Tabqa .. Rise of the economy through the reactivation of the agricultural situation

SDF Press - 2019-05-02 17:44
Tabqa – The democratic civil administration in Tabqa and its countryside after liberation from the terrorist ISIS on 10/5/2017 worked hard to promote the economic situation, which was severely damaged during the years of war. Efforts have been focused on ...

Addressing the Rise of Libya’s Madkhali-Salafis

International Crisis Group - 2019-04-25 12:21
Adherents of a Salafi school, the Madkhalis, are gaining prominence on both sides of Libya’s divide, causing concerns about puritanical agendas imposed through military and religious institutions. Negotiators should ensure that rebuilt security forces ar ...

Israeli PM To Name Golan Settlement After Trump

Waar Media - 2019-04-24 10:42
WAAR_DUHOK Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will name a new settlement in the Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald Trump. “All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereig ...

Iranian who removed headscarf sentenced to year in prison

Rûdaw - 2019-04-15 06:56
Iranian law requires women to dress conservatively and cover their hair in public ...

Who is new head of Sudan’s transitional council?

Waar Media - 2019-04-13 15:11
WAAR_DUHOK The new head of Sudan’s transitional military council is said not to be affiliated with any political body or organization, according to sources with close links to him. Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Burhan, 60, served in Sudan’s border guar ...

PUK Releases Dozens of Terror Convicts in a Backroom Deal

BAS News - 2019-04-11 19:33
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has released dozens of terror convicts in a backroom deal with the Sunni Arab figures in the disputed province of Kirkuk, a source familiar with the issue revealed to BasNews on Thursday. In an exclusive sta ...

EU grants UK Brexit extension until Oct. 31

Waar Media - 2019-04-11 12:19
WAAR_DUHOK Leaders of the European Union agreed late Wednesday to grant an extension to the U.K. on Brexit up to the end of October with a review in June. European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter that the EU’s 27 member states and the UK re ...

Christchurch shootings: New Zealand MPs vote to change gun laws

BBC - 2019-04-11 00:02
All but one MP supported the bill prompted by last month's attacks in the city of Christchurch. ...

Chauvinist Mentality Hinders Progress and Rule of Law in Kirkuk: Najmaddin Karim

BAS News - 2019-04-10 15:21
ERBIL — The former governor of Kirkuk until Iraq’s assault in 2017, Najmaddin Karim, said on Wednesday that the persisting chauvinist mentality has created obstacle to the progress and rule of law in the disputed Kurdish province. “For the chauvinist men ...

UK parliament approves law forcing May to consult on Brexit delay

Yahoo - 2019-04-09 13:35

UK government sets out plan to comply with Brexit delay law, if it passes

Yahoo - 2019-04-09 07:24

‘Bipartisan’ is an understatement: Lawmakers in both houses of Congress press Trump to speed up withdrawal from Syria - Conservative Review

Conservativereview - 2019-04-04 18:16

UK MPs Pass Bill Delaying Brexit

Waar Media - 2019-04-04 11:22
WAAR_DUHOK British lawmakers passed a bill late Wednesday forcing Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a further delay to the UK’s departure from the European Union in order to avoid a no-deal scenario. The legislation — also known as the Cooper Bill becau ...

Garmiyan: Four Citizens Sentenced to over Five Years in Jail on Terror Charges

BAS News - 2019-04-03 21:41
ERBIL - A court in the Kurdistan Region's Garmiyan area sentenced on Wednesday four people to five years and one month over alleged links to the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS), a spokesperson confirmed. Explaining to BasNews, spokesperson for the G ...

Bridge between rivals? Iraq PM to visit Iran and Saudi Arabia

Rûdaw - 2019-04-03 20:53
"We don’t want to build on disputes" ...

UK Minister Resigns Amid Brexit Row With Government

Waar Media - 2019-04-03 16:46
WAAR_DUHOK British Minister of Wales Nigel Adams resigned from the government and Conservative Party whip after failing to agree the latest Brexit strategy of Prime Minister Theresa May. “We must deliver the Brexit people voted for,” Adams criticized May ...

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 ...

Denmark Grant $11 Million for Explosive Threat Mitigation in Liberated Areas of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-26 13:25
BAGHDAD (UNMAS) — The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of DKK 73 million (over USD 11 million) from the Government of Denmark to mitigate the threat posed by explosive hazards and enable stabilization ...