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Iraqi parliament to elect education minister: deputy speaker

Iraqi parliament to elect education minister: deputy speaker

Rûdaw - 2019-06-27 14:44
The role was supposed to have been filled on Monday - but Safana Hamdani failed to win enough votes ...
Iraqi parliament to elect education minister: deputy speaker - Rûdaw

20 Derin peshmergas detained

ANF - 2019-07-06 14:34
Close to 20 Derin peshmergas have been detained on orders by Mistefa Barzani, son of Massoud Barzani. The peshmergas, with some still on active duty, have been in custody for 20 days. ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Vote on Summer Recess Postponement

BAS News - 2019-06-30 10:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is set to convene today and vote on a postponement to its summer recess to help the formation of the new cabinet of the Kurdistan Region. According to the parliament bylaw, the summer recess begins on 1st July and last ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Delay Recess

BAS News - 2019-06-27 14:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament has invited lawmakers to an ordinary session next Sunday to vote on a delay to its summer recess. According to the parliament bylaw, the summer recess begins on 1st July and lasts for 60 days every year. However, this ...

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 ...

Hemin Hawrami on the Kurdistan Region's next parliamentary cabinet

Rûdaw - 2019-06-23 22:29
Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Region's parliament discusses cabinet formation, quotas for female candidates, and working with other parties. ...

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 ...

Suspects in rape of seven-year-old girl released on bail in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 18:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Five people suspected of involvement in the the rape of a seven-year-old girl have been released on bail by a court in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan region, the victim’s family has said. The girl’s father t ...

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 ...

No Foreign Forces Allowed to Use Iraqi Territory to Threaten Neighbors: PM

BAS News - 2019-06-18 23:43
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, who is also Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, made it clear on Tuesday that no foreign forces are allowed to use the Iraqi territory for threatening its neighbors. Abdul-Mahdi pointed out in a statemen ...

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. ...

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 ...

First group to leave Hol Camp on Monday

ANF - 2019-06-02 19:23
The Hol Camp Administration announced that the first group of migrants who want to return home are leaving the camp on Monday. ...

Iraqi PM to Visit Washington, Tehran Soon

BAS News - 2019-05-28 21:45
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is expected to visit Washington and Tehran in the near future in hopes of defusing the tensions between the two countries. Ties between the US and Iran have lately deteriorated drastically while the former ha ...