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Iraqi Prime Minister to Visit Erbil This Week

Iraqi Prime Minister to Visit Erbil This Week

BAS News - 2019-06-10 15:42
ERBIL — Iraq Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi will visit Erbil later this week to congratulate the new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Abdul-Mahdi’s visit is scheduled for the end of the ...
Iraqi Prime Minister to Visit Erbil This Week - BAS News

President of the Kurdistan Region tasks Masrour Barzani to form the new KRG cabinet

KRG-Spain - 2019-06-18 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani has tasked Masrour Barzani, as Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to form the ninth ministerial cabinet, in the presence of the Speaker ...

Oil rig count in US falls by 1 to 788 this week

Waar Media - 2019-06-15 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. decreased by 1 this week, from the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The oil rig count in the U.S. reached 788 for the week ending June 14, from 78 ...

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AUK Named Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-06-14 02:00
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, June 11, 2019 – Masrour Barzani, Chairman of The American University of Kurdistan’s Board of Trustees, was named as the new Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Following his election to the post of preside ...

New President of Kurdistan, Saudi Minister of State Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-12 23:42
ERBIL - New President of Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan in capital Erbil. During the meeting, the pair held talks on the ties between the Kurdistan Region and Saudi A ...

Masrour Barzani to Visit Kurdish Parties in Preparation for His Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-12 12:43
ERBIL — Masrour Barzani, who will soon take office as the new prime minister of Kurdistan Region, will lead a delegation to visit the Kurdish political parties and discuss the formation of his cabinet, a source said. Barzani’s candidacy was approved by K ...

Kurdistan Parliament approves Masrour Barzani as the new Kurdistan Prime Minister

Waar Media - 2019-06-11 18:33
WAAR_DUHOK Kurdistan Parliament passed Masrour Barzani’s candidacy for the Kurdistan Prime Minister position. Masrour Barzani served as Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council; he was nominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party. Masrour Barzani t ...

Pope Francis to Visit Erbil To Meet With Top Kurdish Leaders

Waar Media - 2019-06-11 18:33
WAAR_DUHOK Pope Francis is expected to visit Kurdistan in next year and meet with top Kurdish leaders. “An insistent thought accompanies me when I think about Iraq and Kurdistan, where I want to go next year, so that it can look to the future through pea ...

Barzani Congratulates New Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-06-11 13:26
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani sent congratulations to Masrour Barzani upon his election as the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region. “Pleased to see that the Kurdistan Parliament elected Masrour Barzani today as the new Prime Minister of ...

Parliament Approves Masrour Barzani as Prime Minister of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-11 11:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament on Tuesday passed Masrour Barzani’s candidacy for the post of Prime Minister. Barzani, who currently serves as the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), was nominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party ...

Pope Francis Likely to Visit Erbil Next Year

BAS News - 2019-06-11 00:20
ERBIL — Pope Francis revealed on Monday his desire to visit Iraq next year despite the security concerns. "An insistent thought accompanies me when I think about Iraq, where I want to go next year, so that it can look to the future through peaceful and s ...

The ceremony for swearing-in of Nechirvan Barzani as the new President of the Kurdistan Region

KRG-Spain - 2019-06-11 00:01
The Kurdistan Parliament today conducted a special ceremony for the swearing-in of Nechirvan Barzani as the new President of the Kurdistan Region. Nechirvan Barzani delivered a first speech to all the participants, from Iraq and abroad, as president of Ku ...

Immediate Task is to Keep Democratic Process Going: New President of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-10 15:11
ERBIL — The new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, was sworn in on Monday during a parliamentary session and massive ceremony in Erbil. In front of lawmakers, Kurdish political leaders, Iraqi and international figures, Barzani said the mos ...

Barzani Calls on New President of Kurdistan to Work on Disputes with Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-10 13:14
ERBIL — Kurdish charismatic leader and the former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, reiterated a call on political forces in Erbil and Baghdad to work together and address the prolonged disputes, namely those pertaining to the contested Kurd ...

New President of Kurdistan to Take Oath Today

BAS News - 2019-06-10 09:13
ERBIL — The new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, will take oath later today during a massive ceremony attended by Kurdish, Iraqi, and international leaders. Barzani was elected as president by the parliament last month. According to the ...

Oil rig count in US falls by 11 this week

Waar Media - 2019-06-08 14:14
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. decreased by 11 this week, from the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The oil rig count in the U.S. reached 789 for the week ending June 7, from 80 ...

Japan’s Abe to visit Iran next week: officials

Rûdaw - 2019-06-06 07:49
Tokyo “still arranging details, including whom our prime minister will meet there” ...

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 ...

New President of Kurdistan to Take Oath in Early June

BAS News - 2019-05-30 11:11
He will name Masrour Barzani as the new prime minister the same day. ERBIL — The newly elected president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, will take oath during his inauguration on 10th June, according to Kurdistan Region Parliament. Barzani was el ...

Gorran Leader Sends Congratulations to Nechirvan Barzani on Kurdistan Presidency

BAS News - 2019-05-29 15:19
ERBIL — The leader of Chance Movement (Gorran), Omar Sayd Ali, made a phone call with Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday to congratulate him on his election as the President of Kurdistan Region. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Barzani and A ...

Iraqi PM Keen to Open Green Zone to Public Despite Rocket Attack

BAS News - 2019-05-20 12:28
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi is determined to open Baghdad’s Green Zone to the public despite a Katyusha rocket attack on the fortified international neighborhood earlier on Sunday. Green Zone is home to government buildings, parliament, ...