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Iraqi Parliament Trying to Pass New Law to Restrict Social Platforms

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 ...
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Explosion Heard near US Embassy in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-19 20:44
ERBIL — Sources reported an explosion near Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone which is home to US Embassy and other diplomatic missions in the capital of Iraq. At least two diplomatic sources in Baghdad confirmed the explosion in a statement to Reuters. Sky ...

New Governor for Nineveh to be Elected on Monday

BAS News - 2019-05-13 00:42
ERBIL - The Nineveh Provincial Council is expected to elect a new governor and the deputies on Monday while the Council of Representatives is reportedly attempting to postpone the election. According to a statement signed by the head of Nineveh Provincia ...

Iraqi Parliament Seeks Clarifications on Baghdad's Attempt to Buy S-400

BAS News - 2019-05-06 22:54
ERBIL - The Iraqi Council of Representatives has contacted the government for clarifications on Baghdad's alleged attempts to purchase Russia's S-400 missile defense system, a lawmaker revealed on Monday. Talking to Sputnik, MP Fatih Younis, a member of ...

Three Kurds Nominated to Iraqi Embassies

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — Three Kurdish figures are nominated to take offices as new ambassadors and consul generals of Iraq abroad. According to an official document by Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the candidates will be invited to an interview before being appoin ...

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 ...

KDP, PUK trying to silence New Generation president: Srwa Abdulwahid

E-Kurd - 2019-04-25 18:30
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement liaison to the Islah and Bina Coalition Srwa Abdulwahid addressed the growing controversy within the Movement in a tweet on Thursday, blaming other parties in Iraqi Kurdistan Region ...

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 ...

Iraq to Compensate Flood-affected People: Lawmaker

BAS News - 2019-04-22 23:24
ERBIL - The Iraqi government will compensate the people in the areas affected by this year's flash floods across the country, a Kurdish lawmaker said on Monday. Talking to BasNews, Nasir Harki, a Kurdish lawmaker at the Iraqi Council of Representatives, ...

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 ...

Cracks Appear Within New Generation Movement

BAS News - 2019-04-22 12:44
ERBIL — The New Generation Movement is apparently facing challenges to survive as crack among top officials alarm a new phase in the short lifetime of the group. New Generation’s High Council and party’s faction at the Iraqi parliament released a stateme ...

Iraqi Parliament Forms "National Peace" Committee in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2019-04-20 23:10
ERBIL - Iraqi Council of Representatives has formed a special committee to establish "national peace" among the Kurds, Arabs, and Turkmens in the disputed town of Tuz Khurmatu, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Sardar Ahmed, a member of the Tuz ...

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 ...

EU struggles over law to tackle spread of terror online

BBC - 2019-04-18 02:11
Law changes agreed by the European Parliament do not pass the "Christchurch test", an official says. ...

Iraqi MP Warns of Sale of Posts at Parliament

BAS News - 2019-04-17 23:06
ERBIL - An Iraqi lawmaker has warned of the sale of certain posts at the Council of Representatives, urging the Parliament to investigate the issue. Jasim Bakhati, an Iraqi lawmaker from the Hikma party led by Ammar al-Hakim, said in a statement that the ...

Iraq parliament votes to ban 'threatening' video games like PUBG

Rûdaw - 2019-04-17 22:33
'It's just embarrassing': Social media reacts to the decision ...

Netanyahu secures votes to form next Israeli government

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 16:31
WAAR_DUHOK Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has secured the required Knesset (parliament) support to form the upcoming government, according to Israeli media. The right-wing parties of Yisrael Beiteinu and United Right on Tuesday informed Presid ...

IS Imposes Serious Threat to Civilians in Makhmour: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-08 22:19
ERBIL - Although it has lost all its territories in both Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group's sleeper cells have lately intensified their violations against civilians in the disputed Kurdish town of Makhmour, an official said on Monday ...

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 ...

KDP and PUK Reached Agreement on Formation of New Government

BAS News - 2019-04-03 14:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reached a final agreement on the formation of the new government, an official confirmed on Wednesday. A source from PUK, with knowledge on the issue, told Kurdistan 24 th ...