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Iraqi parliament demands Kurdistan government to disclose oil deals

Iraqi parliament demands Kurdistan government to disclose oil deals

Kurdiu - 2019-06-14 03:09

Iraqi parliament demands Kurdistan government to disclose oil deals - Kurdiu

Rewaz Fayaq elected as new speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan parliament

E-Kurd - 2019-07-11 16:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan parliament elected Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) lawmaker Rewaz Fayaq Hussein as new speaker during a parliamentary session on Thursday. The Kurdistan Parliament convened on Thursday to replace ...

Iraqi Parliament Calls for Ousting PKK from Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-07-08 11:00
ERBIL — The parliament of Iraq has reportedly urged the country’s government to oust the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from the predominantly Yezidi town of Sinjar. Since October 2017 when the Iraqi army attacked the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk a ...

Kurdistan Parliament Committee Visits Kirkuk to Asses Current Situation

BAS News - 2019-07-04 12:19
ERBIL — Parliament Committee of Kurdistani areas outside the KRG visits Kirkuk to assess the current situation of the disputed Kurdish areas under the control of the Iraqi government. MP Mohiaddin Hassan told BasNews that the committee is planning to wri ...

Kurdistan President to Visit Turkey on Friday

BAS News - 2019-06-21 00:44
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani is expected to visit Turkey on Friday to meet with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. BasNews has learned from sources that Barzani was officially invited by Erdogan to travel to Ankara. The Tur ...

Kurdistan president Nechirvan Barzani arrives in Iraqi capital

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 18:46
BAGHDAD,— The president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region Nechirvan Barzani on Thursday arrived in Baghdad to meet senior Iraqi officials. Barzani has met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi ...

Gulf crisis: Close up to stricken oil tanker with the US Navy

BBC - 2019-06-20 02:12
The BBC's Mark Lowen sees the damage caused to one of the oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman. ...

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 ...

Iraqi parliament must form cabinet in ten days, Sadr

Rûdaw - 2019-06-18 06:05
Sadr warns he will intervene if Iraqi parliament isn't formed within 10 days. ...

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 ...

Iraqi parliament follows up on 2014 oil export lawsuit against Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-16 11:52
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi council of representatives decided to follow up on a lawsuit that was filed by the Iraqi former oil minister Jabbar Alluaib in 2014 against Turkey regarding the oil exports by the Kurdistan Region to the port of Ceyhan. Patriotic Union of ...

No Plans to Leave Office: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-06-11 22:51
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has made it clear that he has no plans to leave the office, saying that only the Council of Representatives has the authority to remove him from his position and the parliament is not going to do so. The Iraqi premier ma ...

Iraqi Leaders Attend Kurdistan Presidential Inauguration, Call for Continued Dialogue

BAS News - 2019-06-10 13:58
ERBIL — Several Iraqi leaders attended the inauguration ceremony of the new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, in Erbil, calling for continued talks between Kurdistan Region and Iraq so to address the remaining disputes. Iraqi President Ba ...

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 ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Received Death Threatening: MP

BAS News - 2019-05-26 17:12
ERBIL — The speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Mohammed al-Halbousi, has received a death threatening from unknown senders, said an Iraqi lawmaker. MP Mohammed Karbouli said the threatening message was for Halbousi’s planned mediation between the US and Ir ...

Kurdistan Parliament Works on Proposal to Find Missing Children

BAS News - 2019-05-26 00:10
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region Parliament is working on a proposal aimed to find the children who went missing during different security incidents in Iraq, a lawmaker revealed on Saturday. The Halabja chemical attack carried out by former Iraqi Baath regim ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker to Visit Iran for Mediation Offer

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi is assigned by PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi to visit Tehran and offer Iraq’s mediation to de-escalate the tensions between Iran and US, a source said. Iraqi al-Hal news website cited an anonymous government of ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Compensation from Israel for 1981 Strike

BAS News - 2019-05-22 16:43
ERBIL — A bill has been submitted to the Iraqi parliament for discussions over demanding compensation from Israel for the strike on Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981. The proposed bill, if passed, would oblige the Iraqi government to officially demand a com ...

‘Great leeway’ given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan, government says

E-Kurd - 2019-05-18 11:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari has said that a great deal of leeway is given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in accordance with the journalism law. ...