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Iraqi Forces Don't Allow Kurdish Party to Open Headquarters in Diyala: Official

Iraqi Forces Don't Allow Kurdish Party to Open Headquarters in Diyala: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-19 22:51
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces have prevented the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) from opening a headquarter in the Qara Tapa district, northern Diyala province, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Mohammed Omer, a PUK representative in the area, exp ...
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KDP, PUK sign final deal on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-05-05 20:59
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK have signed an agreement that finalizes the latter’s participation in the new Iraqi Kurdistan government. In the presence of many senior part ...

Security Forces Arrest Six Members of New Generation Movement

BAS News - 2019-05-05 18:33
ERBIL - The security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) raided on Sunday the headquarters of the New Generation Movement in Sulaimaniya province and arrested six members of the party. In late April, one of the New Generation Mo ...

PKK Affiliated Party Moves to Kirkuk as PUK Blocks Activity in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-05-02 16:23
ERBIL — Kurdistan Free Society Party (Tevgeri Azadi) has prepared to hold its third congress on Friday in Kirkuk after the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) tightened the noose around the party’s political activities in Sulaymaniyah. Pressured by Turkey ...

KDP, Gorran wanted to form Kurdistan government without PUK: official

E-Kurd - 2019-04-23 14:03
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) wanted to form new Iraqi Kurdistan government without the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), said an official from PUK leadership. Member of PUK Leade ...

TUAY-DER: Action needed to prevent death in prison

ANF - 2019-04-20 12:25
TUAY-DER spokesperson Abdulmenaf Kur said the health situation of the hunger strikers is getting worse. “Steps should be taken in order to avoid death in prisons.” ...

Kurds to EP: “Don’t be party to the crime, develop a solution”

ANF - 2019-04-17 13:22
The sit-in in front of European Union institutions in Strasbourg protesting the aggravated isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan continues on week 4. ...

[VIDEO] Iraqi Forces Arrest Four People Smuggling SIM Cards to IS

BAS News - 2019-04-16 14:36
ERBIL — Iraqi counter-terror forces on Tuesday announced the arrest of four people carrying 600 SIM cards to the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the western province of Anbar. “The four, including a woman, were arrested with 600 mobile phone SIM cards in ...

Czech Republic Invites KRG to Open Representation Office in Prague

BAS News - 2019-04-15 14:03
ERBIL — A delegation from the government of Czech Republic visits Erbil to discuss closer ties and invite the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to open its representation office in Prague. Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and Consular Affairs of Czech ...

Sudan forces attempt to break up sit-in outside army HQ

Waar Media - 2019-04-15 13:31
WAAR_DUHOK Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) reportedly attempted on Monday to break up a sit-in staged by protesters outside the army headquarters in Khartoum. Military bulldozers moved to remove roadblocks erected by protesters near the headquarters b ...

Iraqi forces kill Islamic State commander, four fighters

Reuters - 2019-04-15 06:14
Security forces killed an Islamic State commander and four fighters in the Hamrin Mountains area of northeast Iraq on Sunday, the military said. ...

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. ...

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 ...

SDF Hands 25 Yezidis to Rescue Office in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-13 18:17
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has handed 25 liberated Yezidis to a rescue office in northeastern Syria. The civilians, the majority of whom were women and children, had been freed during a military operation in the village of Bag ...

PM Barzani Urges Iraq to Compensate Anfal Campaign Victims' Families

BAS News - 2019-04-12 23:50
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani has called on the Iraqi government to compensate the family members of the victims of Anfal campaign by the former Iraqi regime Saddam al-Hussein. The Kurdish premier made the call in a statement on the anniv ...

KDP, PUK to Ink Their Political Agreement on Monday

BAS News - 2019-04-07 22:32
ERBIL- The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to officially sign their political agreement on Monday, a member of the latter party revealed. The two Kurdish major parties finally reached an agreement ...

New Iraqi Kurdistan government could be formed without PUK: KDP

E-Kurd - 2019-04-01 13:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The new cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) could be formed without the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), an official from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has said. KDP Politburo Secretary F ...

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 ...

PKK-Affiliated Party Opens Anonymous Offices in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-03-26 11:16
ERBIL — Following a period of political crackdown from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the Kurdistan Free Society Party (Tevgeri Azadi) — a group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has now reportedly opened offices with no names ...

KDP, PUK to Hold Final Meeting on New Government This Week

BAS News - 2019-03-26 09:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday this week and conclude the negotiations over the new government of Kurdistan Region. The two major parties have been in talks for months since th ...

KDP, PUK Meet to Get One Step Closer to Government Formation

BAS News - 2019-03-24 14:31
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held another meeting on Sunday to continue the negotiations over the next government of Kurdistan Region. The two major Kurdish parties have been in talks for months as the P ...