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Iraq PM rejects calls to resign over cabinet vacancies

Iraq PM rejects calls to resign over cabinet vacancies

Rûdaw - 2019-06-12 16:15
Abdul-Mahdi defended his short record in office ...
Iraq PM rejects calls to resign over cabinet vacancies - Rûdaw

PM-Designate Barzani Meets with Turkmen, Christian Parties to Discuss KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-22 15:52
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani held a series of meetings on Saturday with Turkmen and Christian political parties to invite them to the next cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Barzani begin his tour meeting ...

“We want Iraqis to rebuild Iraq”, UN Iraq Resident Coordinator assures @Coalition Twitter followers

The Global Coalition - 2019-06-20 17:35
On Tuesday 18 June, the United Nations’ Iraq Resident Coordinator, Marta Ruedas, took over the @Coalition Twitter account to answer the public’s questions about UNDP Iraq stabilization efforts – the progress, the challenges, and the processes. Followers ...

Sadr Issues 10-Day Ultimatum for Government to Complete Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-18 11:01
ERBIL — Iraqi powerful Shi’ite cleric and the leader of Sairoon bloc, Muqtada al-Sadr, warned the government on Monday to complete the cabinet within 10 days before his supporters take “a new stance”. “I call on all political blocs to charge the prime mi ...

Kurdistan PM-Designate Meets Socialist Party Leader to Discuss New Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-17 17:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani met with Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party leader Mohammed Haji Mahmoud on Monday to discuss the formation of the next cabinet. He reportedly invited the Kurdish party to submit the res ...

Kurdistan's PM-designate calls on parties to present candidates for new cabinet

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-16 17:31

Heat wave hits Iraq--and sparks begin to fly

Rûdaw - 2019-06-16 13:52
This June is already a scorcher-- averaging 48 degrees Celsius, compared to around 40 in previous years. ...

Kurdistan PM-designate to meet parties to begin forming cabinet: source

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 01:01

Kurdistan PM-designate to meet parties to begin forming cabinet: source

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-15 20:17

PM-Designate Barzani to Meet with KDP Team, Set Govt.-Formation Plan

BAS News - 2019-06-15 13:44
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani will hold a meeting with Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) negotiating team to set the plan for talks over the formation of the new cabinet. According to the information obtained by Bas ...

Kurdistan President Tasks PM-Designate with Formation of KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-12 14:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday officially tasked Masrour Barzani, the Prime Minister-designate, to form the new cabinet. Masrour Barzani’s candidacy was approved by Kurdistan parliament a day earlier. The new prime mini ...

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 ...

Iran Says US Negotiation Offer “Not Genuine” as Washington Adds to Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-06-08 16:37
ERBIL — Washington’s offer to talk over tensions is no a “genuine” proposal, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday after US placed new sanctions on Iran. US President Donald Trump said earlier this month that he is willing to ...

Iraq:Two Other French IS Members Sentenced to Death

BAS News - 2019-05-28 20:47
ERBIL - An Iraqi court has sentenced two more French nationals to death over alleged ties to the Islamic State (IS), raising the number to six in three days only. AFP reported on Tuesday that Brahim Nejara and Karam El Harchaoui, both in their 30s, recei ...

Hoshyar Zebari Urges Iraq to Act to Fire Incidents in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-27 00:04
ERBIL - Kurdish politician and former foreign minister of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, has expressed concerns over the recent fire incidents in the disputed areas which have targeted the farms of Kurdish citizens, urging Iraq to put the issue into consideration ...

Iraq Sentences Former Minister to Seven Years in Jail

BAS News - 2019-05-26 22:35
ERBIL - Iraq has sentenced a former minister to seven years in jail over alleged corruption during his time in the office, an Iraqi source revealed to RT on Sunday. "Former Minister of Culture Asaad al-Hashemi, who belonged to the Islamic Party, was sent ...

No Plans to Halt Military Training in Iraq: France

BAS News - 2019-05-15 22:00
ERBIL - The French government has made it clear that it has no plans to halt its military trainings in Iraq, a source close to country's Defense Ministry was quoted as saying. "There is no change regarding the French engagement at this time," the source ...

Iran poses no threat to US, foreign representatives in Iraq: PM

Rûdaw - 2019-05-15 11:46
"As of now we haven't recorded serious movements that could constitute a threat to anyone ...