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Iraqi President Salih sent draft bill on genocide against Yazidi

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 President Salih sent draft bill on genocide against Yazidi - ANF

Iran’s Rouhani Signs Bill to Designate CENTCOM as “Terrorist”

BAS News - 2019-04-30 17:00
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday signed a bill that officially designates the US forces in the Middle East as “terrorist”. The bill was passed by Iranian parliament last week in a tit-for-tat move after Washington announced that it had ...

Iraqi president, UNAMI chief visit suspected Anfal mass grave

Rûdaw - 2019-04-15 06:56
"This crime is a war crime and genocide" ...

Iraq unearths mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam

Jerusalem Post - 2019-04-14 23:26
"The new Iraq must never forget these crimes that were committed against Iraqi people from all groups," said Iraqi President Barham Salih. ...

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 ...

US's Designation of IRGC as "Terrorist Organization" Not Right: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-04-09 23:06
ERBIL - The US's decision of designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization is not right, Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday, warning of "negative consequences" for Iraq and the region. The Iraqi premier d ...

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 ...

Trump news – live: Top national security official resigns over president’s 'increasingly unhinged' stance on immigration and 'impossible requests' as Republicans hunt White House leaker | The Independent

Independent - 2019-04-08 13:36

Genocide Against The Tutsis: 'Mr. French President, It Is Time To Speak The Truth!' | Taarifa Rwanda

Taarifa - 2019-04-06 20:34

Over 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prison: Iraqi Human Rights Commission member

E-Kurd - 2019-04-05 20:31
BAGHDAD,— There are more than 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prisons, a member of Iraqi Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said on Thursday. Ali al-Bayati said in a statement that the Government of Iraq should investigate the issue in the framework of strength ...

US-Turkey tensions rising: Erdogan gives “copied” response

ANF - 2019-04-04 16:10
US Vice President Mike Pence warned Turkey on the S-400 missile system and demanded they make a choice, after which Ankara gave a similar reaction. ...

KDP, Gorran submit bill to parliament to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan’s presidency law

E-Kurd - 2019-03-28 22:56
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change (Gorran) Movement parties submitted a bill on Thursday with 68 signatures to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law that calls for parliament to elect the pres ...

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 ...

Senate Bill 17 could Particularly Harm LGBTQ Community, Expose Them To Discrimination, Says Attorney

Waar Media - 2019-03-27 15:23
WAAR_DUHOK Texas lawmakers have been debating a bill that would allow professionals licensed by the state to refuse to provide services based on their religious beliefs, according to reports Tuesday. Senate Bill 17, introduced by Republican Senator Charl ...

Iraqi Army Sends Reinforcement to Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-03-22 14:29
ERBIL — The Iraqi army on Friday sent a massive reinforcement to Snune area of Sinjar to control the border crossing with Syria. The deployment of additional troops and heavy arms to the border area comes days after deadly clashes erupted in the region b ...

Barzani's Message on Nawroz Holiday

BAS News - 2019-03-20 14:24
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has sent a congratulatory message to the people in the region on the Kurdish New Year occasion. "Happy New Year to the people of Kurdistan and others who celeb ...

Iraqi Kurds hope Erdoğan will lift ban Sulaymaniyah flights after meeting Iraq president

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-03-14 10:21
Iraqi Kurdish authorities hope a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Iraqi President Barham Salih this month will lead to Turkey lifting a more than one-year ban on international flights crossing its airspace to land at Sulaymaniyah ...