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Iraq's Hikma Party to Join Opposition

Iraq's Hikma Party to Join Opposition

BAS News - 2019-04-30 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Hikma party, led by Ammar al-Hakim, has said that it is willing to be an opposition in the next cabinet, a lawmaker confirmed on Tuesday. Hassan Fad'am, a representative for the Hikma party at the parliament, said in a statement to reporter ...
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Parliament to Elect Kurdistan President on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-05-26 11:06
ERBIL — The Parliament of Kurdistan Region is set to convene on Tuesday this week and vote on the next president of Kurdistan Region. According to an official document, a copy of which is shared with BasNews, parliament presidency has called on the lawma ...

IS Kills 4 Civilians in Iraq’s Salahaddin Province

BAS News - 2019-05-25 13:45
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants carried out an attack in Shargat district of Salahaddin province on Saturday and killed at least four people. According security sources cited by Iraqi media, the attack targeted a district populated by Jimela tribe. ...

Abdul-Mahdi Confirms Iraq's Plan to Meditate Between US and Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-21 18:45
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister has confirmed Baghdad's plan to meditate between the United States and Iran whose relations have drastically deteriorated lately. The Iraqi premier was cited by Reuters on Tuesday as explaining that no Iraqi groups had attemp ...

UN Security Council to Discuss Iraq on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-05-19 15:39
ERBIL — United Nations Security Council is set to hold a session to Tuesday this week to discuss the latest developments in Iraq, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI). The session is scheduled for 21 May 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Ne ...

Iraqi Foreign Ministry to Open Office in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-08 00:38
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to open an office in the Kurdistan Region to facilitate the citizens' paperwork, a lawmaker confirmed on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Muthanna Amin, head of Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) at the Ir ...

Iraq hands over Kurdish PAK fighter to Iran, after three-month detention

E-Kurd - 2019-05-02 22:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Iranian Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK) said on Thursday that the federal government has handed over one of their fighter to the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) three months after he was detained ...

The EU supporting Iraq’s stabilisation

The Global Coalition - 2019-05-02 20:13
Article The EU supporting Iraq’s stabilisation Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Turkey’s Kurdish Islamic Huda-Par party opens office in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-02 19:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Free Cause Party, Hur Dava Party (Huda Par) opened its first foreign representative office in Iraqi Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil, which is controlled by the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Governme ...

Iraq’s oil exports rose to 3.466 million bpd in April: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 20:31
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s oil exports rose to 3.466 million barrels per day (bpd) in April from 3.377 million bpd the previous month, a statement from the oil ministry said. Exports from the southern Basra oilfields rose to 3.354 million bpd from 3.254 million bp ...

Siemens to Upgrade Iraq's Electricity Grid: Abdul-Mahdi

BAS News - 2019-04-30 21:12
ERBIL - Siemens was the "main partner" in a roadmap agreement to upgrade Iraq's electricity grid, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday. The Iraqi premier made the remarks at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel where A ...

Iraq signs deal with Germany’s Siemens to upgrade electricity infrastructure

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 19:47
BERLIN,— German engineering group Siemens on Tuesday signed a roadmap agreement with Iraq’s Minister of Electricity Luay al-Khateeb to upgrade Iraq’s electricity infrastructure. Iraq’s government had said on Monday it would “cooperate” with Siemens in a ...

Dust Storm in Iraq's Karbala: Death Toll Rises

BAS News - 2019-04-30 01:05
ERBIL - The death toll for the victims of a fierce dust storm in central Iraq has risen to five which scores more were also wounded, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Monday evening. Earlier the day, Iraqi media reports said that two people w ...

Call to join Hasan Kızıler Sport and Culture Festival

ANF - 2019-04-28 16:11
Organisers called on everyone to join the Hasan Kızıler Sport and Culture Festival, which this year will be held on 18 May in Solothurn, Switzerland. ...

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 ...

Iraq’s Oil Import from Iran Not Affected by Recent US Measures: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-27 13:45
ERBIL — Iraq’s Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said ending the exemptions to Iranian oil buyers by the US will not affect Iraq. Washington announced last Monday that it will not prolong a previous waiver for importing Iranian oil despite US sanctions. Iraq, ...

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 ...

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’s Abdul-Mahdi to Visit Saudi Arabia This Week

BAS News - 2019-04-16 12:15
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi will visit Riyadh this week on Wednesday to foster relations, a source said. Abdul-Mahdi will be accompanied by oil, trade, and electricity ministers during his trip to Saudi Arabia. The Iraqi prime minister ...