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Kurdistan Islamic Union bloc refuses to vote for the new government of the region

Kurdistan Islamic Union bloc refuses to vote for the new government of the region

Kurdiu - 2019-07-08 20:05

Kurdistan Islamic Union bloc refuses to vote for the new government of the region - Kurdiu

Sixth Festival of Rojava Culture and Art underway in Qamishlo

ANF - 2019-07-15 10:08
The festival consists of plays, poetry, stories, lectures and seminars, exhibitions. This year the festival, organised by the West Kurdistan Intellectuals Union, is dedicated to Afrin. ...

Actor proposed new initiative for the North of Ireland

ANF - 2019-07-14 12:23
Actor James Nesbitt has proposed plans for a new initiative to discuss the future of the North of Ireland. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s electricity ministry ‘planning’ to provide 24-hour power supply

E-Kurd - 2019-07-13 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Ministry of Electricity in the new cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to provide 24-hour power to the region’s residents, an official said on Friday. Director of Electricity Contro ...

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 ...

Library burned down by ISIS to open again

ANF - 2019-07-10 15:31
The city library in Raqqa burned down and looted by ISIS during their occupation has been repaired and ready to open again. 7.000 books have been donated to date for the library’s collection. ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Vote on New KRG Cabinet This Week

BAS News - 2019-07-08 11:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament has set a voting session for Wednesday this week to recognize the new cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government. According to an official statement by the legislative, lawmakers are invited to a regular session at 11:00 ...

World Bank to lend $200M to Iraq for Electricity Improvement

BAS News - 2019-07-08 01:29
ERBIL - The World Bank will lend a total of $200 million to Iraq in order for the country to upgrade its electricity grid, the Iraqi Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Sunday. According to the agreement, which was signed by Finance Minister Fuad ...

Norway reaffirms commitment to stabilizing Iraq with new contribution

BAS News - 2019-07-06 15:30
BAGHDAD (UNAMI) — The Government of Norway and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today for USD 9 million (NOK 75 million) to support stabilization and recovery efforts for Iraq post-ISIL. Norway’s contribution ...

New KRG Cabinet to Receive Parliament Confidence Before Deadline: MP

BAS News - 2019-07-03 12:27
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament will most likely convene on 11th July to vote on the new cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), said MP Zana Mala Khalid. Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani was tasked to form the new cabinet last month ...

US Scholars: ‘An American attack on Iran would be an unmitigated disaster for the US, Iran, and the world’

Green Left Weekly - 2019-07-02 21:27
We, the undersigned scholars of the Middle East and North Africa and broader Muslim world, call on President Trump immediately to pull back from the brink of a war with the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is clear to us that the human, diplomatic, legal, po ...

PKK says Iraqi Kurdistan gov’t statement will pave way for legitimizing Turkish attacks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 17:36
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— The political wing of Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, the Kurdistan Communities Union KCK, said in a statement on Sunday that Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) response to last week’s deadly Turkish airstrikes would pave the wa ...

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 ...

A delegation of the National Alliance visits the Kurdistan Islamic Union bloc

Kurdiu - 2019-06-26 22:20

Duhok court sentences man to death for killing 10-year-old girl in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-25 17:42
DUHOK,— Duhok Criminal Court in Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday sentenced a man to death by hanging for the murder of a 10-year-old girl he attempted to rape in Duhok. The ruling came after a two-hour long trial, with the convicted man confessing to the attem ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Islamic Union bloc receives a delegation from the Islamic Group

Kurdiu - 2019-06-19 06:06

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union receives a senior delegation from the Kurdistan Isl…

Kurdiu - 2019-06-19 06:06

The ceremony for swearing-in of Nechirvan Barzani as the new President of the Kurdistan Region

KRG-Spain - 2019-06-11 00:01
The Kurdistan Parliament today conducted a special ceremony for the swearing-in of Nechirvan Barzani as the new President of the Kurdistan Region. Nechirvan Barzani delivered a first speech to all the participants, from Iraq and abroad, as president of Ku ...

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 ...