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Baghdad Appeals to Neighbors to Help Reconstruct of Iraq

Baghdad Appeals to Neighbors to Help Reconstruct of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-20 15:53
ERBIL — Iraq is appealing to the neighboring countries to help the process of reconstruction of the country after years of a devastating war against terror. Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi delivered a speech at the beginning of a summit in ...
Baghdad Appeals to Neighbors to Help Reconstruct of Iraq - BAS News

Residents of 50 Villages in Iraq to be Armed for Self-defense Against IS

BAS News - 2019-05-09 21:20
ERBIL - Residents of 50 villages in the Iraqi province of Nineveh will be armed so that they can defend themselves against the Islamic State (IS) jihadists, a commander confirmed on Thursday. Najim Abdullah al-Jubouri, commander of Nineveh Operations Com ...

Humanitarian Community Appeals $701 Million to Support 1.75 Million Vulnerable Iraqis

BAS News - 2019-04-29 16:14
BAGHDAD (UN-OCHA) — The humanitarian community in Iraq is appealing for US$701 million this year to support 1.75 million highly vulnerable people, including a million internally displaced persons, struggling with the legacy of conflict and mass-displacem ...

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 ...

WHO Sends Medical Supplies to Flood-Affected Iraqi Province

BAS News - 2019-04-24 12:42
BAGHDAD, (WHO) — To respond to the needs of the Directorate of Health in Missan following recent flooding affecting the area, WHO with the support of donors, arranged delivery of a second consignment of emergency supplies to support the Directorate. The ...

Masoud Barzani Discusses the Political Affairs in Iraq with Al-Halbusi

Waar Media - 2019-04-23 17:17
WAAR_DUHOK President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohemmed Al-Halbusi Monday; they discussed the political affairs and developments in the country and some other issues. Barzani expressed Kurdistan’s desi ...

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 Trying to Pass New Law to Restrict Social Platforms

BAS News - 2019-04-22 23:24
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament is reportedly trying to pass a new law to restrict media and social media platforms in the country, an official revealed on Monday. The Council of Representatives made the first reading on Monday for the proposal dubbed "crimes o ...

Barzani, Halbusi Discuss Political Affairs in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-22 21:40
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Monday evening the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi for talks on the political affairs in the country and other related issues. ...

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 ...

US Trying to Deliver Millions of Dollars to Sinjar: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-04-21 23:50
ERBIL - The United States has allocated millions of dollars to help the reconstruction of the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar, but the situation of the town is not suitable to deliver the funds, Joey Hood, chargé d'affaires at the US embassy i ...

Kuwait Supports a "Unified Iraq": Top Lawmaker

BAS News - 2019-04-20 22:24
ERBIL - Kuwait will back a secure and unified Iraq, Marzouq al-Ghanim, the speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, said on Saturday, hours after Baghdad's appeal to neighbors to help Iraq in reconstructing the country. Earlier the day, Iraqi Parliament ...

UNESCO, Germany to Reconstruct Mosul’s al-Aghawat Mosque

BAS News - 2019-04-17 12:49
ERBIL — The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the government of Germany have signed an agreement to reconstruct al-Aghawat Mosque in Mosul, north of Iraq. The UN cultural agency is helping Iraq to gain internat ...

Kurdistan industry booming after removal of customs duties with Iraq: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-16 17:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Factory output in Iraqi Kurdistan Region is booming thanks to the removal of customs duties and checkpoints between Iraq and Kurdistan Region. “Due to the removal of customs checkpoints between Baghdad and the Regi ...

China to contribute to the rebuilding of Iraq

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-16 16:02

The American University of Kurdistan Launches Microsoft Imagine Academy to Help Equip Students with 21st Century Skills for Success

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-04-16 02:00
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – April 15th, 2019 – The American University of Kurdistan announces the launch of the Microsoft Imagine Academy program in its newly established Professional Learning Center to provide students with real-world technology sk ...

Military trainings were given to the fighters of martyr “Khalaf Dushka” regiment

SDF Press - 2019-04-15 01:38
Tabqa- Syrian Democratic Forces fighters in Martyr “Khalaf Dushka” regiment continue to receive military training in the Tabqa.57 fighters from Raqqa city joined the course which was named martyr “Tariq Hassoun”, the fighters received military training in ...

“Farhad Salehi”director general and “Salam Paveh” secretary of the analytical press center was summoned to the Paveh County Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Roji Kurd - 2019-04-15 00:01
“Salam Paveh” the secretary of the intelligence news agency has been informed by telephone that he needs to introduce some details to the Paveh prosecutor’s office. Due to the summons of the director of the analytical news portal “Salam Paveh” no precise ...

Baghdad Delegation to Visit Erbil, Discuss Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-04-14 22:28
ERBIL — A delegation from Baghdad is set to visit Erbil on Monday to discuss the current situation and future plans in Kirkuk and other areas disputed between Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi government. Peshmerga official Qaraman Kamal ...

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 ...

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 ...