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KDP Supports Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi to Stay In Charge

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 ...
KDP Supports Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi to Stay In Charge - BAS News

OPEC deal important for oil market stability: Iraqi PM

Rûdaw - 2019-07-03 16:58
Abdul-Mahdi downplays attacks against foreign companies in Iraq ...

Sadr Welcomes PM's Order to Curb Hashd al-Shaabi's Power

BAS News - 2019-07-02 00:53
ERBIL - Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al- Sadr, head of the al-Saeroon coalition and the leader of Saraya al-Salam, a Shi'ite militia operating under pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi, has welcomed a decision by PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi to curb the power of the Shi' ...

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 president Salih meets with UK prime minister May in London

E-Kurd - 2019-06-26 19:29
LONDON,— UK Prime Minister Theresa May held on Tuesday talks with Iraqi President Barham Salih in Downing Street as part of the latter’s current visit to the UK. A Downing Street spokesperson said on Tuesday “The Prime Minister hosted Iraqi President Bar ...

Kavala to stay in prison while Aksakoğlu is freed in Gezi trial

ANF - 2019-06-26 10:26
The first hearing of the Gezi Resistance trial ended with the Court ruling to release civil society activist Yiğit Aksakoğlu, while businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala remains in jail. ...

Turkey court rules civil society leader Kavala to stay in jail: NGO

France24 - 2019-06-26 08:47

Turkey court rules civil society leader Kavala to stay in jail: NGO

Gulan Media - 2019-06-26 01:52

Iraq Committed to Resolving Disputes with Kurdistan: Abdul-Mahdi

BAS News - 2019-06-25 21:17
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has reaffirmed his government's commitment to resolving the remaining disputes between Erbil and Baghdad, noting that meetings in this regard will be continued between the sides. The Iraqi premier made the comments durin ...

WFP’s humanitarian fund to Iraq in 2019

The Global Coalition - 2019-06-25 20:54
Article WFP’s humanitarian fund to Iraq in 2019 Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

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 ...

Abadi a likely successor if Iraq PM Abdul-Mahdi is toppled: pundit

Rûdaw - 2019-06-24 13:47
Abdul-Mahdi’s record has come under increasing scrutiny ...

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 ...

US Army Preparing to Evacuate Contractors from Iraqi Military Base: Source

BAS News - 2019-06-22 10:57
ERBIL — The US military is reportedly preparing to evacuate hundreds of contractors working for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from the Iraqi military base of al-Balad. Three military sources from Iraq told Reuters later on Friday that Washing ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Iraq to Recover Thousands of Antiquities from US: PM

BAS News - 2019-06-11 23:20
ERBIL - Iraq in the near future will recover 15,000 antiquities from the US, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday. "Iraq was and will always remain a cultural and historical center, and we must make use of this great legacy to build the presen ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Parliament approves Masrour Barzani as the new Kurdistan Prime Minister

Waar Media - 2019-06-11 18:33
WAAR_DUHOK Kurdistan Parliament passed Masrour Barzani’s candidacy for the Kurdistan Prime Minister position. Masrour Barzani served as Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council; he was nominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party. Masrour Barzani t ...