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Masrour Barzani submits final slate of Kurdistan cabinet nominees

Masrour Barzani submits final slate of Kurdistan cabinet nominees

E-Kurd - 2019-07-08 20:18
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani submitted nominations for ministerial positions to the Kurdistan Parliament on Monday. The list of all candidates has been submitted to t ...
Masrour Barzani submits final slate of Kurdistan cabinet nominees - E-Kurd

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament designates Aug. 3 as Yazidi genocide remembrance day

E-Kurd - 2019-08-03 17:20
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Saturday passed a bill declaring August 3, as the annual Day of Remembrance of the Genocide against the Yazidis. MPs attending a Saturday parliamentary session passed a resolution to “ ...

Barzani genocide remembered in Iraqi Kurdistan, 36 years on

E-Kurd - 2019-07-31 17:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region holds a special ceremony on Wednesday to mark the 36th anniversary of the Barzani genocide, senior Kurdish, Iraqi and foreign officials have attended the ceremony. The ceremony in the memoria ...

Commission of Integrity calls on Iraqi Kurdistan gov’t to establish anti-corruption judicial court

E-Kurd - 2019-07-30 12:47
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s Commission of Integrity on Monday submitted a request to the new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet to establish a court of justice focused solely on corruption cases. Musheer Ibrahim, th ...

Masrour Barzani vows to fight corruption in first Kurdistan cabinet meeting

E-Kurd - 2019-07-15 18:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Masrour Barzani during the first cabinet meeting with new ministers, made it clear that fundamental reforms and eradication of corruption are top priorities in his cabinet. The Kurdis ...

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 ...

Masrour Barzani sworn in as new prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-10 13:16
Kurdistan parliament approves nominees for new Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Parliament of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region convened on Wednesday. Masrour Barzani received 88 votes to become the new prime minister of the K ...

Only 3 women nominated for new Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 15:32
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Ignoring calls for balance, Kurdish parties nominate just 3 women for new Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet positions. If their nominations are approved by Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament, there will be a total of three women in ...

PM-elect Masrour Barzani assures Turkmen, Christians will have ministers in new cabinet

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 12:36
PM-elect Masrour Barzani met with Turkmen and Christian parties on Sunday to discuss ministerial positions in the upcoming cabinet ...

KDP, PUK and Gorran selected nominees for new Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet

E-Kurd - 2019-07-08 12:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has selected Masrour Barzani as its nominee for prime minister and Ashti Hawrami as natural resources minister, NRT TV reported. Current Speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Va ...

Gorran Officially Submits List of Nominees for New KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-07-07 20:05
ERBIL — Change Movement (Gorran) officially submitted on Sunday the finalized list of its candidates for the next cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). According to media reports confirmed by Gorran, the party has sent the list if future minist ...

Gorran to Submit List of Candidates for KRG Ministries Within 24 Hours

BAS News - 2019-07-06 15:30
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) will send the finalized list of candidates for the next cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani within the next 24 hours, said MP Jalal Mohammad Amin. Gorran National ...

US Diplomatic Mission Marks 4th of July in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-07-04 00:25
ERBIL — US embassy and consulate general organized an event on Wednesday in Erbil to mark 4th of July, the US Independence Day. The event was attended by Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani, and many oth ...

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 ...

UN Voices Support for Next KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-07-02 16:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq (SRSG), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, on Tuesday in Erbil to discuss the latest political, security, and ...

Masrour Barzani refutes reports on Kurdistan cabinet candidates

E-Kurd - 2019-06-25 10:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The press office of Prime Minister-designate of Iraqi Kurdistan region Masrour Barzani released a statement on Monday where it described recent reports about ministerial candidates being chosen and finalized for th ...

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 ...

Masrour Barzani named as new premier of Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 18:02
Iraqi Kurds name president’s cousin Masrour Barzani as their new PM HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament named Masrour Barzani as the region’s new premier on Tuesday, a day after his cousin was sworn in as its president. M ...

Nechirvan Barzani sworn in as president of Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 18:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Nechirvan Barzani was sworn in Monday as Iraqi Kurdistan’s second president, succeeding his uncle and veteran KDP party leader Massoud Barzani whose son Masrour will likely be nominated premier on Tuesday. On May 6 ...