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Ayad Allawi Congratulates PM-Designate Masrour Barzani

Ayad Allawi Congratulates PM-Designate Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-06-14 13:44
ERBIL — Iraqi politician and the leader of National Alliance Party, Ayad Allawi, has sent a message to Kurdistan PM-designate Masrour Barzani, wishing him success for wining the confidence of the parliament. “We also have confidence in you. We know that ...
Ayad Allawi Congratulates PM-Designate Masrour Barzani - BAS News

Washington Institute: Gorran and the End of Populism in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Justice for Kurds - 2019-07-12 03:43
After months of back and forth, the leading parties of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)—the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)—are engaged in negotiations to finalize the cabinet, which must be completed by ...

Iraqi Hezbollah Threatens Sunni Leader: Don’t Side with the US

BAS News - 2019-06-21 11:36
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militia group of Hezbollah has sent a threatening letter to Sunni politician and former parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, warning him not to side with Washington in case of a war between US and Iran. The pro-Iranian Hezbollah of ...

French Consul Meets with PM-Designate Barzani, Reiterates Support for KRG

BAS News - 2019-06-20 11:59
ERBIL — French Consul General in Erbil Dominique Mas met with Kurdistan Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani on Thursday. According to an online statement, Mas congratulated Barzani on his premiership and wished him success in his next cabinet. “He a ...

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 in Sulaimani to discuss formation of new cabinet

E-Kurd - 2019-06-17 16:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan prime minister-designate Masrour Barzani arrived in Sulaimani city on Monday to meet officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran). Barzani headed to the PUK Pol ...

PUK Committed to Political Agreements with KDP: PM-Deisgnate Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-06-17 13:47
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will stay committed to its political agreements with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) regarding its posts in the new government, Kurdistan Region PM-designate Masrour Barzani said on Monday after a meeti ...

PM-Designate Masrour Barzani Kicks Off Government-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-06-16 11:51
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani began the talks over the next cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday. For his first meeting, Barzani visited the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo to discuss the ...

Masrour Barzani, New US Envoy Discuss KRG's Future Agenda

BAS News - 2019-06-15 20:22
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received on Saturday the new US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller for talks on future agenda of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). "Fruitful exchange today with new US Ambassador to ...

Masrour Barzani, German Delegation Discuss Trade and Investment

BAS News - 2019-06-15 16:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received a German diplomatic delegation headed by Martin Jäger, the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, with whom he reviewed the latest devel ...

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 ...

The KMMK-G demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Zara Mohammad

Kurdpa - 2019-06-14 17:17
Kurdpa Agency: the Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G) calls on the UN Special Rapporteur for Iran to urge Iranian authorities the immediate and unconditional release of Zara Mohammad. ...

Belgium Reaffims Support for Next KRG

BAS News - 2019-06-12 21:42
ERBIL - Belgium has reaffirmed its "international cooperation" and support for the future Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) which will be led by PM-designate Masrour Barzani. The comments were made by the Belgian Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq Hendrik V ...

Nechirvan Barzani sworn into office as the President of Kurdistan Region and General Commander of Peshmerga Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-12 15:42
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 10, 2019, Nechirvan Idris Mustafa Barzani took oath of office and was sworn as the newly-elected President of the Kurdistan Region and General Commander of the Peshmerga Forces during a the periodic meeting of ...

PM-Designate Masrour Barzani’s Statement on Cabinet Formation

BAS News - 2019-06-12 14:01
ERBIL — The Prime Minister-designate of Kurdistan Region Masrour Barzani called on political parties to recognize national responsibility to help the formation of the new cabinet. Barzani’s statement came after President Nechirvan Barzani officially task ...

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 ...

Hadi al-Amiri Congratulates Nechirvan Barzani on Presidency

BAS News - 2019-06-11 21:28
ERBIL - Iraqi politician and head of Fatih Coalition Hadi al-Amiri has congratulated Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the new President of the Kurdistan Region. Amiri offered his congratulations during a phone call with Barzani on Tuesday evening in ...

Masrour Barzani’s Message to the New President of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-06-10 16:34
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani congratulated Nechirvan Barzani on his inauguration as the new president of Kurdistan Region. Barzani said in an online statement that he hopes the new presidency will serve the nati ...

Bolton Congratulates Nechirvan Barzani on Presidency

BAS News - 2019-05-31 00:02
ERBIL - US National Security Advisor John Bolton has offered his congratulations to Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the new President of the Kurdistan Region. Barzani was elected during a parliamentary session on Tuesday where he won a total of 68 v ...

HE President Masould Barzani attends graduation ceremony of training program in Soran

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-26 17:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 25, 2019, HE President Masoud Barzani attended the graduation ceremony of a military training course at Erbil Infantry Training Center. The ceremony was also attended by Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshme ...

Campaign to fight and reduce the spread leishmaniasis in the countryside of Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-05-21 20:40
Tabqa – Together for El Jarniya organization and in cooperation with the municipality of people in Tabqa has launched a campaign to fight leishmaniasis and reduce its spread. The campaign included the distribution of brochures to identify the disease of l ...