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Parliament to Convene, Reactivate Kurdistan Presidency Soon: Source

Parliament to Convene, Reactivate Kurdistan Presidency Soon: Source

BAS News - 2019-05-05 12:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is planning to convene in the upcoming days to continue the discussions over the reactivation of Kurdistan Region Presidency and, possibly, elect the new president. A source from the parliament told BasNews on Sunday t ...
Parliament to Convene, Reactivate Kurdistan Presidency Soon: Source - BAS News

Erdogan Offers Congratulations to New President of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-31 01:33
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered congratulations to Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the new President of the Kurdistan Region. Erdogan extended the congratulatory message during a phone call on Thursday evening in which he ...

PM May Sends Congratulations to New President of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-29 20:47
ERBIL — UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday congratulated Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the President of Kurdistan Region. The message was published on PM’s official twitter account, saying that the UK is looking forward to strengthening re ...

Iraq Kurdish region gets new president, opposition boycotts

Seattle Times - 2019-05-29 09:18
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s self-governing Kurdish region has elected a new president in a parliamentary vote boycotted by a key opposition party. Former prime minister Nechirvan Barzani will follow his uncle Masoud Barzani in office. The elder Barzani res ...

Kurdistan parliament elected Nechirvan Barzani the new President of Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2019-05-28 14:12
WAAR_DUHOK The Parliament of the Kurdistan Region voted by a majority of the audience on the election of Nechirvan Barzani as President of the region. Barzani receives 68 votes out of the 81 who took part in the meeting. And Najirvan Barzani, served in p ...

Could a computer game help you cut down on sugar?

Waar Media - 2019-05-12 17:34
WAAR_DUHOK Some records indicate the people in the U.S. consume, on average, about 57 pounds (almost 26 kilograms) of added sugar per person per year. This is significantly more than the quantity indicated as safe in official guidelines, such as those is ...

Senior Gorran members slam the reactivation of Kurdistan presidency law

E-Kurd - 2019-05-10 10:45
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Several senior members of the Change Movement (Gorran) said Thursday that the push to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan Region presidency law stemmed from an “undemocratic desire” and was “sultanist.” The law was approved in ...

Kurdistan Presidency Law Restored

BAS News - 2019-05-08 12:48
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament convened on Wednesday and passed a bill to amend and reactivate Kurdistan Region Presidency Law. The bill received 89 votes to restore the functions of Kurdistan Region President and temporarily change the election met ...

Kurdish hunger strikes for Ocalan to continue in Turkey: KCK

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Kurdish hunger strikes are set to continue in Turkey’s prisons and internationally as part of a struggle by the “whole of humanity” against the continued isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. A statement from th ...

KDP, PUK Reach Deal over Kurdistan Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-05-07 15:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday reached an agreement over the amendment of Kurdistan Region Presidency Law. According to the agreement, the two major political parties have resolved their differe ...

Instability Forces IDPs to Return to Camps in Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2019-05-06 23:44
ERBIL - Hundreds of IDPs have again returned to the camps in Kurdistan Region since January due to instability in their places of origin, an official was quoted as saying on Monday. "Over 530 IDP families have come back to the camps [in the Kurdistan Reg ...

Parliament to Reactivate Kurdistan Presidency on Wednesday

Gulan Media - 2019-05-06 18:08

Parliament to Reactivate Kurdistan Presidency on Wednesday

BAS News - 2019-05-06 11:39
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament will convene on Wednesday (8th May) to vote on reactivation of Kurdistan Region Presidency. According to agenda of the session which is issued by the legislative, it will also vote on an amendment to the presidency law ...

Parliament to Convene, Reactivate Kurdistan Presidency Soon: Source

Gulan Media - 2019-05-05 22:31

KDP and PUK to Sign Political Agreement on Sunday: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-05-04 13:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will ink another political agreement on Sunday to lay the ground for the formation of the new cabinet, said PUK spokesperson Latif Omar. BasNews previously reported that a hi ...

HDP MPs launch sit-in in Parliament

ANF - 2019-04-30 14:53
HDP MPs launched a sit-in in the Turkish Parliament to draw attention to the death fasts and hunger strikes aiming to end the isolation imposed upon Ocalan. ...

Female activists call to increase number of women in new Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dozens of female activists held a press conference in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil on Monday to urge the Kurdistan Parliament to make sure that there is an increase in the number of women holding official posit ...

A cleaning campaign in the western township

SDF Press - 2019-04-29 00:38
Hasaka – The Technical Committee of the Municipality of People in the Western township launched a clean campaign to remove the weeds and waste from the bisections and public roads. The head of the technical committee in the western township, Mohamed Delf ...

Government cars are misused on daily bases in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-04-28 21:31
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Kurdistan regional government (KRG) pumps millions of dollars in public departments and agencies but doesn’t follow up closely to see how the money is used and spent. For example, Millions of dollars is being spent o ...

Kurdistan Parliament Postpones Session on Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-04-10 15:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament postponed a session on Wednesday which was set to discuss and vote on an amendment to the Presidency Law. MP Zana Mala Khalid told BasNews that the Legal Committee requested the postponement as their report on the amen ...