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UK Envoy Calls for Greater Role of Women in Next KRG Cabinet

UK Envoy Calls for Greater Role of Women in Next KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-12 15:27
ERBIL — British Consul General Martyn Warr has called for larger presence of women in the upcoming cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Warr released a video message on Wednesday to praise the Kurdistan Region Parliament with 30% female lawmaker ...
UK Envoy Calls for Greater Role of Women in Next KRG Cabinet - BAS News

Gorran to Submit Nominees for Next KRG Cabinet on Thursday

BAS News - 2019-06-26 11:56
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is expected to submit the list of nominees for ministerial posts at the next cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government on Thursday, a senior member said. Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani previously met with ...

Turkmen Front to Have a Minister in Next KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-22 13:28
ERBIL — The Turkmen Front Party will join the new cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), party leader said on Saturday. Aidin Marouf told BasNews that his party will have the KRG’s minister of state for minority affairs. Earlier the day, Mar ...

Parliament to Vote on New KRG Cabinet Before Summer Recess: MP

BAS News - 2019-06-22 12:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is likely to vote on the new government cabinet before its summer recess begins on 1st July, said a lawmaker. Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani has already begun talks with political parties to conclude the form ...

Barzani, Emir of Kuwait Speak over the Phone

BAS News - 2019-06-19 17:04
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani and Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, held a phone conversation on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments and Erbil-Kuwait ties. The Kuwaiti leader welcomed the progress in the relati ...

Masrour Barzani Committed to Form KRG Cabinet on Time

BAS News - 2019-06-17 19:45
ERBIL — Masrour Barzani, the Prime Minister-designate of Kurdistan Region, met with several Kurdish political parties in Sulaymaniyah on Monday to invite them to submit their ministerial candidates. He kicked off the talks with a meeting where he discuss ...

Women in Bradost protested Turkish attacks

ANF - 2019-06-17 08:59
A group of women from South Kurdistan protested the Turkish state's invasion attacks with a march in the Bradost region. ...

Pope Calls for Restraint after Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-16 16:39
ERBIL — Pope Francis has called for de-escalation of the situation in the Middle East after the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman raised tensions between Iran and the US. “I invite everyone to use the instruments of diplomacy to resolve the ...

New alphabetisation course for women in Raqqa

ANF - 2019-06-16 13:13
A new alphabetisation course for women opened in the neighborhood of Teyar in Raqqa. ...

ISIS focus on millennial women is worry for future: Europol

Rûdaw - 2019-06-15 00:44
The fear is that the targeting by IS of women for propaganda could pay dividends for jihadists in years to come. ...

Public Gathering Calls for End of Turkish Bombardment of Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2019-06-12 11:57
ERBIL — Several dozens of people gathered in a border town of Kurdistan Region on Wednesday to call on Turkey to end bombardment of Kurdistan borders which puts civilian lives at stake. Turkey carries out continuous military operations deep into KRG terr ...

The opening of three training courses for the fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Ayn Issa

SDF Press - 2019-06-11 20:53
Ayn Issa – The Academies of Martyr Fayyad Al Shibli and Laurence for leaders and the academy of Martyr Sarya Ronahi opened three training courses. The leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces attended the opening ceremony. The courses carried the names of ...

Biography of New Kurdistan Region PM Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-06-11 13:26
ERBIL — Masrour Barzani was named the new Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region on Tuesday after 87 lawmakers out of 97 in attendance approved his candidacy during a parliamentary session in Erbil. Barzani will later be tasked by the president of Kurdistan ...

Opening of training courses for teachers in Raqqa city

SDF Press - 2019-06-10 22:50
Raqqa – The Education Committee opened on June 9, 2019 training courses for the teachers of Raqqa and its villages. The trainees receive lessons about teaching methods. 1500 teachers joined the course. The co-chair of the Education Committee in Raqqa city ...

UK Continues to Support Explosive Hazard Management, Risk Education Activities in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-09 15:47
BAGHDAD (UNMAS) — The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq would like to highlight the role of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) as a key facilitator of stabilization and humanitarian efforts through the s ...

Mesopotamian Civilization book sheds light on the Syriac problem

ANF - 2019-06-09 11:08
Yaşar Küçükaslan's book “Mesopotamian Civilization” sheds light on the role of Mesopotamia in the development of humanity and the problems of Assyrian-Syriac-Chaldeans from past to present. ...

Ocalan calls for a cessation of fighting between Turkey and PKK

Kurdiu - 2019-06-08 17:47

Chynal Lindsey: Why are black trans women being killed in Dallas?

BBC - 2019-06-06 00:17
The recent deaths of trans women of colour in the city have shone a light on a community at risk. ...

Masrour Barzani to Begin Forming New Cabinet Early June

BAS News - 2019-05-30 14:02
ERBIL — Masrour Barzani, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) nominee for Kurdistan Region premiership, is expected to begin the formation of his cabinet in the first half of June. Kurdistan Region Parliament released a statement on Thursday to invite la ...

Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraqi Kurdistan region

E-Kurd - 2019-05-28 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Lawmakers in Kurdistan parliament elected Nechirvan Barzani as president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a spokesman for the regional parliament told Reuters on Tuesday. Barzani, who had been servi ...

Awaze Çiya released new video clip on guerrilla resistance

ANF - 2019-05-24 12:50
Awaze Çiya, the guerrilla music group, released a new video clip to pay tribute to the guerrilla resistance. ...