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Iraqi parliament votes in defense, interior, justice ministers: lawmakers

Iraqi parliament votes in defense, interior, justice ministers: lawmakers

E-Kurd - 2019-06-24 21:12
BAGHDAD,— The education portfolio is the only one yet to be filled in Iraq’s government after lawmakers on Monday voted in Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s nominees as defense, interior and justice ministers. Najah al-Shammari, Yaseen al-Yasiri and Faru ...
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Iraqi PM Orders Hashd al-Shaabi to be Part of National Army

BAS News - 2019-07-01 23:51
ERBIL - In an attempt to curb the power of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has ordered the Shi'ite militias to be an indivisible part of the national army. Based on the decree issued by the premier, there will be no ...

Iraqi Parliamentary Committee to Meet over New PKK Group in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-06-29 15:40
ERBIL — Committee of defense and security affairs at the Iraqi parliament is set meet on Sunday and discuss the reports claiming the establishment of a new armed group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Earlier on Tuesday, PKK-affiliated media ...

Kurdistan President Meets with UNSC Delegation in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-29 13:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met on Saturday with a delegation from the United Nations Security Council in Baghdad. The meeting was also attended by Kurdistan Region Parliament Speaker Vala Farid, Interior Minister Karim Sinjari, ...

KDP Supports Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi to Stay In Charge

BAS News - 2019-06-28 01:29
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction at the Iraqi Parliament has decided to support Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi to stay in charge as certain sides have reportedly been attempting to remove him from the post. "There is an attempt by ce ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Smuggles Oil in Kirkuk, Khanaqin: Former MP

BAS News - 2019-06-28 00:15
ERBIL - A former lawmaker in the Iraqi Parliament has revealed that the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias have continued to smuggle oil from the province of Kirkuk and the town of Khanaqin. Former MP Shakhawa Abdullah, told BasNews that they had provi ...

IED Blast Hits Iraqi Police Convoy in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-26 11:56
ERBIL — An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded at an Iraqi federal police convoy patrolling an area in Kirkuk province on Tuesday, a source confirmed. The explosion left one officer killed and three others injured, Sumariya News cited an informed ...

Nearly 150 Iraqi Migrants Held in Turkey: NGO

BAS News - 2019-06-25 23:21
ERBIL - Nearly 150 Iraqi migrants, who have attempted to reach Europe through Turkey, are currently held in Turkish jails, revealed an NGO on Tuesday. Confirming to BasNews, Ari Jalal, head of Lutka Organization for IDP and Refugee Affairs, among the det ...

The Iraqi parliament vote on the candidates of the Ministry of Interior, Defense and Justice

Kurdiu - 2019-06-24 23:18

Iraq Finally Appoints Defence, Interior, Justice Ministers

BAS News - 2019-06-24 15:53
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament held a session on Monday during which it approved three candidates to the vacant posts of ministers of defence, interior, and justice. Yasin Yaseri was approved for the ministry of interior and Najah Ali Shamari was given eno ...

Adel Abdul Mahdi handed the names of candidates for parliament

Waar Media - 2019-06-24 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK A MP for the Fatah Alliance Haneen Qado, on Sunday, that Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sent the names of the candidates of the four remaining ministries to the presidency of the House of Representatives, on Monday’s meeting will continue all ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Region President Meets with Iraqi Leaders in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-20 16:20
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani traveled to Baghdad on Thursday where he met with Iraqi leaders to discuss a range of issues, including the Erbil-Baghdad relations. Barzani was first received by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi where ...

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. ...

Abdul Mahdi: electing Nechirvan Bazrani the relations will be strengthen

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 20:34
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi congratulated Najirvan Barzani in a congratulatory statement for his election as president of the Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Regional Parliament elected Nechirvan Barzani as the new presdient of Kurduistan ...

Former chief judge in Saddam trial says ready to take Iraq’s justice ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin, the former Chief judge in Saddam trial, said on Saturday signaled his willingness to be tapped as Iraqi justice minister in the incomplete cabinet of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Ma ...

Iraqi PM visits Qatar, meets with Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 09:49
DOHA,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday paid an official visit to Qatar and held talks with Qatari leaders aimed at boosting ties between the two countries. A statement by Abdul Mahdi’s office said that during the several-hour visit of ...

Iraq to Reopen Green Zone During Eid al-Fitr Holidays

BAS News - 2019-05-27 22:38
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has issued a decree to reopen the Green Zone in central Baghdad during the Eid al-Fitr while tensions are yet to be defused in the region. According to a statement by Abdul-Mahdi's office, the heavily fortifi ...

Iranian FM Discusses Tensions in Region with Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-05-26 11:06
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Saturday in Baghdad to discuss the current situation in the region. Zarif’s trip to Baghdad comes amid growing tensions between Tehran and Washington, ...