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KDP’s Vala Farid elected as speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan parliament

E-Kurd - 2019-02-18 19:28
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament elected a speaker and two deputy speakers during a session in Erbil on Monday. Vala Farid of the Barzani’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will serve as Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliame ...

KDP and Gorran Movement sign political agreement, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-02-18 16:29
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change Movement (Gorran) signed an agreement over the formation of the next government in Iraqi Kurdistan Region during a meeting on Monday. Gorran previously agreed to take part i ...

Kurdistan Parliament Elects KDP’s Hemin Hawrami as Deputy Speaker

BAS News - 2019-02-18 14:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s parliament held a session on Monday to elect speaker and deputies after months since the general election. During the session, lawmakers elected Hemin Hawrami, from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), as the deputy parliament ...

KDP's Vala Fareed Elected Kurdistan Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2019-02-18 14:33
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region parliament convened on Monday and elected MP Vala Fareed, from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), as the next speaker. MP Fareed received 62 votes while her component from the New Generation Movement received only eight votes. ...

KDP and Gorran Ink Landmark Political Agreement

BAS News - 2019-02-18 10:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Monday signed a political agreement over the formation of next government in Kurdistan Region. Gorran previously agreed to take part in the next cabinet, but the details o ...

Gorran Approves Political Agreement with KDP on Next KRG Formation

BAS News - 2019-02-17 20:51
ERBIL - The Change Movement (Gorran) has approved a political agreement signed by its delegates with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on the formation of the next Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Earlier on Saturday evening, delegates from the KD ...

KDP, Gorran reach political agreement on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-02-17 13:56
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan,— The Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) reached a political agreement on Saturday following a meeting in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan Region. KDP and Gorran released a statement following their m ...

PUK Leadership Planning to Visit Barzani, Settle Disagreements

BAS News - 2019-02-17 12:03
ERBIL — Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership is reportedly planning to visit Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) president Masoud Barzani in hopes of finding a solution to their remaining disputes. The two major parties are yet to settle the disa ...

KDP, PUK Intensify Efforts to Reach Agreement on KRG Formation

BAS News - 2019-02-17 00:18
ERBIL - High-level delegates from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Saturday evening. Both sides making efforts to reach an agreement on the formation of the next cabinet in Erbil. Kurdistan 24 cited i ...

KDP, Gorran Reach "Political Agreement" on Next KRG Establishment

BAS News - 2019-02-16 22:14
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change Movement (Gorran) announced in a joint statement following a meeting in on Saturday evening that they had reached a political agreement. In their statement, the two political parties pointed out ...

PUK puts its conditions to sign an agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party

Kurdiu - 2019-02-16 18:49

KDP, PUK Reach Consensus on Key Disputes in Govt’-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-02-15 14:31
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have reached a consensus over the key differences in their prolonged talks over the next government of Kurdistan Region. Senior delegations from both sides met again on F ...

KDP, Gorran Closer on a Deal to Form Government

BAS News - 2019-02-14 21:47
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) met on Thursday in Erbil to resume previous talks on the formation of Kurdistan Region’s new government, reportedly getting closer on an agreement. KDP spokesperson Mahmoud Mohamme ...

KDP, Gorran to Meet on Thursday to Discuss Future KRG Formation

BAS News - 2019-02-13 21:48
ERBIL - Politburos of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) are set to meet on Thursday for talks on the formation of the next cabinet in Erbil. Kwestan Mohammed, a member of Gorran told BasNews that the meeting will be ...

Draft KDP-PUK agreement for forming the new Iraqi Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2019-02-13 12:39
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The agreement between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) that establishes the basis for forming the new government of Iraqi Kurdistan Region has been published by NRT TV. T ...

Latest Updates on First Upcoming Kurdistan Parliamentary Session

BAS News - 2019-02-12 18:36
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region Parliament is expected to hold its first session on February 18, while its top three posts are said to be given to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), and the Turkmens, a report said ...

Mohammed Haji Mahmoud: There is no trust between KDP and PUK

Waar Media - 2019-02-12 14:31
WAAR_DUHOK Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party demand KDP and PUK to reach an agreement on the government formation, the leader of the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party Mohammed Haji Mahmoud announced that KDP wants Gorran movement to take part in th ...

The Iranian Consul Visits the Democratic Leadership Council in Sulaimani

Waar Media - 2019-02-12 13:52
WAAR_DUHOK The Iranian Consul visited y the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership council in Sulaimani. Waar correspondent confirmed that the consul visited the leadership council of the Democratic Party and met with Arif Tayfur, head of the leader ...

KDP Delegation Meets Turkmens and Christians on the New Cabinet Formation

Waar Media - 2019-02-11 16:37
WAAR_DUHOK A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met with Turkmen and Christians parties in Erbil on Monday to discuss the formation of the new cabinet. “A high-level delegation from met with Turkmen and Christian parties to d ...

KDP Invites Turkmens to New Government

BAS News - 2019-02-11 13:05
ERBIL — A delegation from the the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met with Turkmen parties in Erbil on Monday to discuss the formation of the new cabinet. MP Mohammed Ilkhani from Turkmen Development Party described the meeting as “positive”. He reveale ...

Iraq to Deploy New Forces to Khanaqin: Official

BAS News - 2019-02-10 19:10
ERBIL - Iraq will deploy new forces to the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin next week, a Kurdish official said on Sunday. The head of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) branch in Khanaqin, Sheikh Ja'afar Mustafa, explained to BasNews that the new troops a ...

Yagiz determined to continue the hunger strike resistance

ANF - 2019-02-10 13:59
Member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Hewler, Nasir Yagiz continues his hunger strike on the 82nd day. Despite his deteriorating health, Yagiz says that he will continue the hunger strike as long as the isolation of Ocalan is in place. ...

KDP Slams Iraqi Presidential Advisor’s Claim on Iran’s Mediation

BAS News - 2019-02-09 23:27
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has refuted the allegations made by an Iraqi presidential advisor claiming that Iran attempted to help the Kurdish party's candidate to win the position of the president. President's advisor Amir Kanani ...

Kamal Karkuki: Peshmerga Forces will Return to Areas Under Regional Administration in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2019-02-09 12:58
WAAR_DUHOK The Member of Democratic Party of Kurdistan (KDP) political bureau Dr. Kamal Kirkuki participated in Mir Taseen Beg’s consolation. Kamal announced that peshmerga forces will return to areas under regional administration in Kirkuk. The post Kam ...

Jailed Kurdish lawmaker Demirtaş nominated for Nobel Prize

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2019-02-08 15:26
A Swedish lawmaker on Friday nominated the jailed former leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, left-wing news site Gazete Duvar reported. Thomas Hammarberg, a Social Democrat and huma ...

Five arrested as KDP’s Asayish attacks hunger strikers in Hewler

ANF - 2019-02-06 13:07
Asayish forces of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Hewler, for the second time in a week, raided the tent of the hunger strike action in front of the UN’s office. Five students who visited the hunger strikers, were arrested by the Asayish. ...

KDP, PUK holding another round of talks on Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-02-05 14:19
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are meeting in Erbil on Tuesday to to continue negotiations on the formation of the next Iraqi Kurdistan government. The PUK Politburo ...

KDP, PUK Agree on Parliament, Kirkuk Provincial Council to Hold Sessions This Month

BAS News - 2019-02-05 14:12
ERBIL — High-level delegations of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held another meeting on Tuesday to proceed with the negotiations over the government formation procedures. Following the meeting, PUK Spokesperson S ...

KDP, PUK Politburos in Meeting on Government Formation

Waar Media - 2019-02-05 12:46
High-level leaders of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met in Erbil for further discussions on the Kurdistan Region government formation, and they reviewed the work of the common committees. “Today at 11:00 a.m KDP ...

Fazil Mirani: KDP and PUK to Meet Tomorrow on the New Government Formation

Waar Media - 2019-02-04 17:09
WAAR_DUHOK Fazil Mirani secretary of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) held a press conference today, he announced that KDP and PUK politburos will meet tomorrow, PM Nechirvan Barzani will head KDP delegation; the purpose of the meeting is to discuss the ...

Turkey’s jailed top Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas nominated for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

E-Kurd - 2019-02-02 20:13
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkey’s jailed top Kurdish politician and former leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for being “courageous” and “ ...

HDP candidates met people in Van and Mardin

ANF - 2019-02-01 10:03
Before the upcoming local elections set for March, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is meeting people and introducing its candidates. ...

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union receives a delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party

Kurdiu - 2019-01-31 20:50

KDP and KIG Meet to Break Political Deadlock

BAS News - 2019-01-31 13:29
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met with Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) leadership in Erbil on Thursday after months of cold relations. After the meeting, KIG leader Ali Bapir said his party is pleased to improve ...

KIU Keen to Remain Opposition

BAS News - 2019-01-31 13:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) held a meeting in Erbil on Thursday while the former insists to become the opposition of the next government. Khalil Ibrahim, a leading member of the KIU, told reporters after the ...

KDP high-ranking delegation Meets Islamic and Communist Parties on the Government Formation

Waar Media - 2019-01-31 11:59
WAAR_DUHOK A high-level delegation from Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met with the Islamic and communist parties today to discuss government formation. “KDP high-level delegation headed by Secretary General of KDP political bureau Fazil Mirani visited ...

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party meet

Kurdiu - 2019-01-31 03:17

KDP Finally Agrees to Meet KIG Amid Gov’t-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-01-30 14:56
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is set to meet with the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG / Komal) on Thursday, a source said. The meeting is the first of its kind since the KDP has begun negotiating with other partie ...

KDP-PUK Meeting Delayed

BAS News - 2019-01-29 10:36
ERBIL — The scheduled meeting between politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday has been postponed. High-level delegations from both sides were set to meet and discuss the formation of the new cabine ...

PUK Urging Baghdad to Oust KDP Official from Khanaqin Provincial Council

BAS News - 2019-01-27 20:50
ERBIL - Deputy head of the Khanaqin Provincial Council, who was appointed by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), has revealed that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is urging Baghdad to oust the Kurdish official from his post. Adnan Mansoor has le ...

Turkey court orders release of hunger striking Kurdish MP Leyla Guven

E-Kurd - 2019-01-25 15:14
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkish Kurdistan,— A Turkish court on Friday ordered the supervised release of a detained lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) who is seriously ill after her 11-week hunger strike. Leyla Guven, 55, launched a hu ...

Turkey Frees Hunger-Striking Kurdish MP

BAS News - 2019-01-25 12:21
ERBIL — A Turkish court has ordered the release of Leyla Guven, a Kurdish lawmaker from the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) who has been on a hunger strike for 11 weeks. Guven however will be monitored as the court’s order was supervised release. Turkish ...

Swedish MPs: Afrin should be returned to its true owners

ANF - 2019-01-25 08:15
Social Democratic Workers’ Party MP Kadir Kasirga and Left Party MP Amineh Kakabaveh said Turkey should withdraw from the occupied Afrin and the district should be returned to its true owners. ...

KDP Says It Had Positive Meeting with Gorran

BAS News - 2019-01-22 22:52
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) has considered its Tuesday's meeting with the Change Movement (Gorran) positive, saying that both sides have "mutual understanding" towards the formation of a new cabinet in Erbil. Talking to Kurdistan 24, K ...

Gorran Keen on Having Deputy PM in Next Kurdistan Gov’t

BAS News - 2019-01-22 10:25
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is insisting on having the position of deputy prime minister if the party decides to join the next cabinet, a senior member said. Gorran is now in negotiations with the leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to disc ...

Kurdish Representatives Urge Baghdad, Erbil to Abide by Budget Bill Law

BAS News - 2019-01-21 21:30
ERBIL - The six Kurdish factions in the Iraqi Parliament have called on the federal and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to abide by the law of the budget bill after the lawmakers will approve it. Representatives from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (K ...

Patriotic Union and Democratic Party met

Kurdiu - 2019-01-21 17:52

KDP, Gorran to Meet on Tuesday for New Gov’t Talks

BAS News - 2019-01-21 14:17
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) are set to meet on Tuesday and discuss the formation of a new government in Kurdistan Region. Senior officials from the KDP confirmed to BasNews that th ...

PYD Discusses post-US Syria in Moscow; No Conclusion: Source

BAS News - 2019-01-21 13:46
ERBIL — A delegation from the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) last week visited Moscow to discuss the future of the Syrian Kurdistan as the United States is pulling out its forces from the region. According to a source from Rojava (Syrian Kur ...

Barzani, KIU Leader Discuss Politics Across Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-20 19:28
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Sunday the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) Secretary General Salahaddin Bahadin to discuss the latest political developments across Iraq. Ac ...

KDP Delegation to Meet with PUK on Monday, Discuss New Gov’t

BAS News - 2019-01-20 14:31
ERBIL — A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet with Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Monday in Sulaymaniyah, a former lawmaker said. The two parties have been in talks since last parliamentary election, hoping to fin ...

KDP to Extend Govt. Formation Talks with PUK, Gorran This Week

BAS News - 2019-01-19 14:00
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is said to have scheduled meetings this week with both Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) to discuss next government. Revealing no timeline for the meetings, senior KDP member, Nou ...

Safe zone in Syria must be ‘without Turkish fingers’: Senior Kurdish politician

E-Kurd - 2019-01-19 11:00
BEIRUT,— A senior Syrian Kurdish politician and former co-chair of the Diplomatic Committee of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) Salih Muslim said that he supported a proposed buffer zone along the Turkish border as long as Ankara has no involvement. “We ...

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party -- Dinesh D’Souza on the Clinton Foundation | National Review

Nationalreview - 2019-01-18 14:25

Swedish Left Party opens way to Social Democratic government

ANF - 2019-01-18 09:39
The leader of the Swedish The Left Party Jonas Sjöstedt said its party will abstain in the vote to elect Social Democratic Party leader, Stefan Löfven, as PM. ...

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen returns to Democratic Party - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-01-18 02:32

HRW reports continued human rights violations in Turkey

ANF - 2019-01-17 12:04
The suspension of local democracy continued as the government maintained control of 94 municipalities won in the 2014 local elections by the HDP’s sister party, the Democratic Regions Party, said the HRW World Report 2019. ...

Allawi Condemns Assassination of KDP Member in Kirkuk, Calls for Stability

BAS News - 2019-01-16 23:40
ERBIL - Iraqi leader of al- Wataniya Coalition, Ayad Allawi, has condemned the assassination of a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) member in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, calling for the normalization of the area. Jabbar Rashid, the head of a ...

KDP Member Assassinated in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-01-16 10:19
ERBIL — A member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) was gunned down overnight on Tuesday in central Kirkuk. According to the information obtained by BasNews, two armed men on a motorbike opened fire at Jabbar Rashid in Runaki neighborhood and escaped th ...

KDP, Gorran Discuss Next Kurdistan Government

BAS News - 2019-01-15 17:24
ERBIL — High-level delegations of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) met on Tuesday to continue negotiation on the formation of the next Kurdistan government. According to a joint statement, the parties agreed on serving people ...

Trump: 'The centrist Democratic Party is dead'

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 22:21

KDP, Gorran to Meet on Tuesday to Discuss Future KRG

BAS News - 2019-01-14 20:40
ERBIL - A high-level delegation, led by Vice President Nechirvan Barzani, from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet on Tuesday with officials from the Change Movement (Gorran) for talks on the formation of a new cabinet in Erbil. Nasradin Mahmo ...

KDP Trying to Prevent Baath Era Figures from Rejoining Iraqi Gov.

BAS News - 2019-01-14 19:29
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is making efforts to ensure that the former Iraqi Baath regime era figures will not rejoin the government once again. The Kurdish ruling party made the remarks during a meeting between its delegates and repres ...

KDP and PUK Hold Meeting in Erbil about new Government Formation

Waar Media - 2019-01-14 18:41
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held a high-level meeting in Kurdistan capital Erbil on Monday; to discuss the formation of the new government. “KDP and PUK political Bureaus headed by Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzan ...

Ammar al-Hakim: Issues between Erbil and Baghdad can be solved

Waar Media - 2019-01-14 16:29
A delegation from Kurdistan Democratic Party visited Baghdad; in order to formation of the new Iraqi government cabinet, and met with Ammar al-Hakim. “The peace process in Iraq and implementing the new government cabinet were discussed in the meeting wit ...

KDP Won’t Return to Kirkuk Until Military Rule Removed: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-01-14 15:03
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will not return to Kirkuk as long as there is a military rule governing the Kurdish province, said the party’s spokesperson. “We still believe that Kirkuk is under occupation… and we may not take part [in the poli ...

No Agreements on Next Cabinet after KDP-PUK Leadership Meeting

BAS News - 2019-01-14 14:44
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met once again on Monday to discuss a range of issues, including bilateral ties, relations with Baghdad, and the formation of a new government in the Ku ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on Monday for Gov. Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-01-13 16:35
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to meet on Monday for talks on the formation of a new government in Erbil. The two major Kurdish parties are also said to discuss the Erbil-Baghdad relat ...

KDP to Visit Other Parties This Week on Cabinet Formation

BAS News - 2019-01-12 11:20
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is planning the third round of talks with other Kurdish political parties this week to discuss the formation of a new government. According to Firsat Sofi, a member of KDP’s negotiating delegation, the leading par ...

Turkey Kurdish lawmaker Leyla Guven on hunger strike in ‘critical’ condition

E-Kurd - 2019-01-11 14:33
ISTANBUL,— A detained lawmaker from the Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey is suffering a “life-threatening” medical condition as her hunger strike enters its 64th day, the party said on Thursday. Leyla Guven, 55, launched a hunger strike ...

The culture and art committee in Al-Tabqa made singing party

SDF Press - 2019-01-10 21:28
Al-Tabqa_ under the motto (let’s be one voice against terrorism, let’s sing for freedom), The Culture and Art Committee organized a singing party, exhibited by ( Durra Al-Furat), however, many culture members, representatives of Democratic Civil Administr ...

Masoud Barzani meets Kurdish National Council delegation

Waar Media - 2019-01-10 14:58
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) President Masoud Barzani; met with a Kurdish National Council (ENKS) delegation today to discuss the latest political and security developments. “President Masoud Barzani met with ENKS’s delegation, they discussed the lat ...

Syrian Kurdish Delegation Meets with Barzani

BAS News - 2019-01-10 12:29
ERBIL — A delegation from the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) met with Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) President Masoud Barzani. The Delegation briefed the prominent Kurdish leader on the latest political and security developments across the Syri ...

The Kurdistan Democratic Party rejects the report of Human Rights Watch

Kurdiu - 2019-01-09 21:52

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo visits Iraqi Kurdistan for meetings with officials

E-Kurd - 2019-01-09 21:02
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan Region capital city of Erbil to meet with Kurdish officials. Pompeo met with Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP President Massoud Barzani before meeting wi ...

Kurdish party: 162 inmates on hunger strike in Turkey

Washington Times - 2019-01-09 16:38
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A pro-Kurdish party lawmaker says scores of prisoners have joined a hunger strike in a show of solidarity with an imprisoned opposition legislator who has been refusing food since November. People's Democratic Party legislator Meral ...

KDP-PUK Postpone their Tuesday’s Meeting

Waar Media - 2019-01-08 17:53
The expected meeting between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday has been postponed. “KDP and PUK Political Bureau will meet tomorrow in Erbil to discuss the acceleration steps of the new government ...

Tuesday's KDP-PUK Meeting Postponed

BAS News - 2019-01-07 20:49
ERBIL - Tuesday's expected meeting between the two Kurdish major political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), has been postponed at the request by the latter. Kurdistan24 cited a source, who spoke on ...

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party will meet tomorrow

Kurdiu - 2019-01-07 16:20

Barzani to Chair KDP Meeting with PUK on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-01-07 13:23
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, will lead his party’s meeting with Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday, and official said. The KDP, which emerged victorious with 45 seats i ...

KDP, PUK release each other’s cadres in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-01-06 16:34
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have released each other’s cadres, after a series of retaliatory arrests over the last few days in Sulaimani and Erbil provinces. Last ...

Kurdish Parties to Resume Government Formation Talks This Week

BAS News - 2019-01-06 10:07
ERBIL — Leading Kurdish political parties are set to meet this week and continue negotiations on the next government in Kurdistan Region. According to Blind Ismail, a member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership, his party will visit Patriotic U ...

Kurdish Political Prisoners on a One-day Symbolic Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Kurdish political Prisoners in Turkey

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-06 02:01
A group of Kurdish political prisoners in prisons in Orumiyeh, Khoy, Tabriz and Kashmar published a statement in which they declared their solidarity with Leyla Guven, the detained co-chair of the Democratic Society Party in Turkey, and 91 other political ...

KDP Calls on Parties to Avoid Irrelevant Topics In New Gov. Formation Process

BAS News - 2019-01-02 22:07
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has called on all Kurdish parties to not delay the establishment of a new government in Erbil, arguing that other irrelevant topics should not be included in the new cabinet's formation talks. Talking a ...

KDP Aims to Conclude Government Formation Talks Next Week

BAS News - 2019-01-02 12:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is planning to conclude the negotiations with other political factions on forming the new government by next week, an official said. “We, as the KDP, hope to conclude the talks to form the new cabinet and elect a ...

KDP to restart negotiation of new Kurdistan Government formation

Waar Media - 2019-01-01 18:16
Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP intends to restart negotiating the ninth cabinet of government formation, and first will be meeting Kurdistan Islamic Union. KDP will be meeting this week; aiming to restart negotiation the new government formation; after m ...

Masrour Barzani Promises “Strong Government” to Emerge in New Year

BAS News - 2018-12-31 17:29
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani has promised of a “strong government” in the Kurdistan Region during 2019. Barzani, who is nominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) for premiership, issued a statemen ...

KDP Refuses to Return to Kirkuk in Presence of Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2018-12-30 18:40
ERBIL - Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has made it clear that it would not return to the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk as long as the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias are in the city, a KDP senior official said on Sunday. "Kirkuk has been occ ...

How Donald Trump Saved the Democratic Party From Itself

Theintercept - 2018-12-30 07:07

No Syrian government forces inside Manbij town, but are deployed nearby: PYD

E-Kurd - 2018-12-29 17:06
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A senior Kurdish politician and co-chair of the Diplomatic Committee of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) Salih Muslim said on Friday that there are no Syrian government forces in Manbij town, but are deployed around it. Salih ...

KDP and PUK involved in smuggling Kurdistan’s oil: Iraqi MP

E-Kurd - 2018-12-27 23:47
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi lawmaker from the New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) Sarkawt Shamsadin said on Thursday that there is no difference between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in ter ...

KDP resumes talks with major parties on forming new KRG cabinet

Rûdaw - 2018-12-27 14:36
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) says its delegations will resume talks with other Kurdish parties on forming a new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet this week, with one official saying that too many demands are the reason for the slow proce ...

SDF Hands Over a Town Near Manbij to the Syrian Regime: Report

BAS News - 2018-12-25 17:08
ERBIL - The Syrian regime forces have entered the country's region of Manbij in coordination with the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) to prevent the expected Turkish operation against the Kurdish forces in the area. The PYD leaders have reach ...

The Democratic Socialists of America Are Bringing Hatred of Israel into the Democratic Party » Mosaic

Mosaicmagazine - 2018-12-24 13:19

SDF: US’s Decision to Withdraw from Syria a “Stab in the Back”

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-24 06:03
The Democratic Union Party (PYD) has expressed deep concerns over Washington's decision of withdrawing its forces from Syria, a monitor group said on Wednesday.. ...

Patriotic Union threatens the Kurdistan Democratic Party

Kurdiu - 2018-12-22 20:23

SDF: US’s Decision to Withdraw from Syria a “Stab in the Back”

BAS News - 2018-12-19 21:51
ERBIL - The Democratic Union Party (PYD) has expressed deep concerns over Washington's decision of withdrawing its forces from Syria, a monitor group said on Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Party (SDF), in the meantime, has mentioned the sudden move as ...

KDP-Gorran Talks over Next Government: We Share Viewpoints

BAS News - 2018-12-19 11:49
ERBIL — A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) visited the headquarter of Change Movement (Gorran) on Wednesday to continue the negotiations over the formation of next Kurdistan regional government. According to a joint statement i ...

KDP-PUK Meeting: Yet to Reach Agreement over Next Government

BAS News - 2018-12-18 13:38
ERBIL — Delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met in Sulaymaniyah on Tuesday to once again discuss about the formation of the new cabinet. According to a joint statement issued by the parties, they a ...

KDP Delegation to Resume Govt. Formation Talks on Tuesday

BAS News - 2018-12-17 14:11
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will visit Sulaymaniyah on Tuesday where it is set to meet with other political parties and discuss the formation of the new government. According to a senior member, the KDP delegation will ...
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