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Erdogan congratulates Sadr on Iraq’s parliamentary election victory

Waar Media - 2018-05-26 18:15
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on his Sayirun list’s victory in Iraq’s parliamentary election. Erdogan wished Sadr well as coalition-building toward a new government begins in Baghdad, accor ...

FIFA Warns Iraqi Government for Intervening in its Football Association

BAS News - 2018-05-26 13:43
ERBIL - The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has warned the iraqi government to not intervene in its Football Association's activities otherwise it will be banned from international matches. A meeting was held between the presiden ...

KRG signs two agreements with Russian’s Rosneft

Waar Media - 2018-05-25 22:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) signed two agreements with Russias giant oil company, Rosneft, on Friday. The deal is aimed at developing KRG’s gas reserves and building a gas pipeline, for which the Russia company has said it would c ...

KRG Signs Deal with Rosneft to Develop Gas Sector

BAS News - 2018-05-25 15:59
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) signed two agreements with Russias giant oil company, Rosneft, on Friday. The deal is aimed at developing KRG’s gas reserves and building a gas pipeline, for which the Russia company has said it would condu ...

US-led strike hits government targets in Syria

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-25 00:11
Hezbollah media unit: U.S.-led coalition strikes Syrian army posts in eastern Syria Roji KurdÖ US-led coalition warplanes have bombed several Syrian army positions in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, state media outlet SANA reports, citing a mi ...

Stop Turkey’s war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afrin

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-05-24 15:57
Until Turkey stops committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in its invasion and occupation of Afrin in northern Syria, and withdraws its military and proxy forces from Afrin, Kurdish Lobby Australia calls on the Australian Government and others i ...

DNO, Genel receive $47.23 mln payment for Iraqi Kurdistan oil deliveries

E-Kurd - 2018-05-24 14:42
OSLO,— The Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO, reported on Thursday the receipt of USD 47.23 million from Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government as payment for February 2018 crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke license, DNO said in a pr ...

US-led Coalition Targets Syrian Military Positions: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-24 09:58
ERBIL - US-led Coalition Air Force has bombarded a lot of the Syrian government’s positions in eastern part of the country, multiple reports said on Thursday. "Some of our military positions between Abu Kamal and Hmeima were hit this morning in an aggres ...

PUK Delegation to Visit Baghdad for Post-Election Talks

BAS News - 2018-05-22 23:56
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will send a delegation to Baghdad on Wednesday to discuss the future government of Iraq. According to a statement by PUK politburo, the delegation will hold multiple meetings during a two-day visit to Baghda ...

High-level KDP Delegation to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-21 22:57
ERBIL — A high-level delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is scheduled to visit Baghdad on Tuesday for talks over next Iraqi government between election winners. The KDP has won the majority of votes in the Kurdistan Region, and it is likel ...

Rudaw: KDP, PUK begin planning for Kurdish strategy in Baghdad

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-21 17:02
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The top two Kurdish parties who secured the majority of seats up for grabs in Kurdish areas held a meeting to discuss sending a strong team to Baghdad as the new federal government takes shape. Senior members of the Kurdistan Dem ...

BCF, UAE Government Deliver Humanitarian Aid to IDPs in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-05-20 16:26
ERBIL - The Kurdish Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) on Sunday cooperatively with the government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) delivered humanitarian aid to 984 IDP families based in the camps in Kurdistan Region. The two sides provided food supplies to ...

Abadi, Sadr Discuss New Government Formation: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-20 12:19
ERBIL - A day after announcing the parliamentary election results, PM Haider al-Abadi, also head of Victory Alliance met on Sunday with the prominent Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sayirun Alliance to discuss the formation of the next government ...

US to announce new Iran strategy

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-20 09:45
A demonstrator waves a huge Iranian flag during a pro-government rally in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: (Nima Najafzadeh/Tasnim News Agency via AP) ...

Barzani, Wataniya Coalition Leader Discussing Next Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-05-19 20:25
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani welcomed on Saturday the Iraqi leader of National Alliance, also known as Wataniya Ayad Allawi to discuss the post-election developments, During the meeting, the pair also shed light on the Erbil-Baghdad re ...

The Iraqi Elections: A Way Out of the Morass?

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-18 22:39
The results of Iraq’s 12 May parliamentary contests are not yet final, but the broad contours are apparent. Efforts to fashion a coalition government will likely involve lengthy bargaining. Crisis Group’s Middle East and North Africa Program Director Joo ...

Sadr Calls for Technocrat Government, Rejects Foreign Intervention

BAS News - 2018-05-17 14:52
ERBIL - As he has won most of the seats of the parliament, Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sayirun Alliance called on the leaders of the parliamentary blocs to meet to form a "technocrat government". Sadr had said that his door was "open to ...

Project seeks to repair Iraqi society after Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2018-05-16 22:01
The campaign ‘We Are Iraq’ was launched after the liberation of Anbar province from Daesh. It aims to promote the principle of peaceful coexistence in communities through influencers such as activists, security representatives, government, and tribal she ...

Foreign Policy: The Making of a Kurdish Mandela

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-16 17:39
The Turkish government has just called snap presidential and parliamentary elections, which will be held on June 24. Most analysts are predicting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will sail to victory ...

KRG PM Barzani: We will seriously be part of Iraqi government form talks

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 16:45
WAAR-DUHOK: A high-level Kurdish delegation soon will visit Baghdad to engage in talks on the formation of the next Iraqi government. “In the near future [the Kurdish leadership] will go to Baghdad and begin talks with all the Iraqi parties to form the g ...

Maliki to form majority coalition for next Iraqi government

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 13:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Shi’ite politician and former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has reportedly begun negotiations to establish the majority of alliances with other factions in hopes of forming the next government in Baghdad. According to Maliki’s State ...

UNICEF, Netherland Sign $6.2 million Agreement for IDP Education in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-05-15 23:24
BAGHDAD (UNICEF) — The UNICEF Iraq and the Government of the Netherlands have signed an agreement of US$ 6.2 million to support Education for children of refugees, IDP’s and families returning home after the war. The agreement forms part of the new Gover ...

Maliki Committed to Form Majority Alliance for Next Government

BAS News - 2018-05-15 21:56
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite politician and former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has reportedly begun negotiations to establish the majority alliances with other factions in hopes of forming the next government in Baghdad. According to Maliki’s State of Law ...

US Envoy visits Kurdistan Region after Iraq elections

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-15 04:35
Brett McGurk, US Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, visited Erbil, where he met with Nechirvan Barzani, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister. (Photo: KRG) ...

Turkey in Syria: Ruling Kurdish Afrin by Sharia Law, Ethnic Cleansing

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-05-15 02:11
by Sirwan Kajjo, May 13, 2018 At the onset of the Turkish offensive, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government declared it a “jihad” against Syrian Kurds. Turkish preachers gave sermons justifying the assault as a “holy war.” Turkey and ji ...

Turkey to Establish Eleventh Observatory Point in Syria's Idlib: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-14 10:34
ERBIL - Turkish troops have set up its 11th observation point in the province of Idlib in northern Syria to monitor a ceasefire between the Syrian government and the opposition groups, said multiple reports on Monday. Anadolu Agency said that the observa ...

Trump thanks North Korea for decision to close nuclear test site

Waar Media - 2018-05-13 13:16
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump thanked the North Korean government for the decision to close the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. “North Korea has announced that they will dismantle Nuclear Test Site this month, ahead of the big Summit Meeting [betwe ...

Warrants issued for 300 Turkish military officers, 150 arrested

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-11 17:51
Government supporters hold banners against former soldiers allegedly involved in the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey before a mass trial as the gendarmerie lead defendants to a court, Ankara, May 22, 2017. (Photo: AA) ...

Baghdad's Militarization of Kirkuk Threatens Election: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2018-05-10 21:09
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has deployed additional armed forces to the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk ahead of the parliamentary election, threatening the democratic process, said a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official. Speaking to BasNews on ...

Putin Reiterates Support for Kurdistan, Seeks Strengthening Ties: KRG

BAS News - 2018-05-09 22:26
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday reiterated that his country would stand with the Kurdistan Region and it’s ongoing progress, hoping that ties in areas of common interest would further develop. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ...

Iraqi Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani makes unannounced visit to Moscow

E-Kurd - 2018-05-09 18:10
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The prime minister of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region will hold high-level talks in Moscow on Wednesday with Russian officials, a Kurdistan regional government KRG official said on Tuesday. Nechirvan Barzan ...

PM Barzani, Putin Agree to Expand Erbil-Moscow Relations: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-05-09 14:18
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechrivan Barzani met on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss bilateral ties between the sides, said the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Spokesperson, Safeen Dizayee. Dizayee told Kurdistan ...

KRG PM Barzani in Moscow for talks on May 9

Waar Media - 2018-05-08 22:36
WAAR-DUHOK: The prime minister of Kurdistan region Nechirvan Barzani will hold high-level talks in Moscow on Wednesday with Russian officials, a Kurdistan regional government official said on Tuesday. Nechirvan Barzani will travel to Moscow at the reques ...

Reuters: Iraq’s Kurdistan region to hold elections on Sept. 30

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-08 21:45
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, which voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence last year in a referendum rejected by Baghdad, will hold an election on Sept. 30. A Kurdistan Regional Government media official ...

PM Barzani, Russia's Putin to Meet in Moscow

BAS News - 2018-05-08 19:21
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechrivan Barzani will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss bilateral ties between the sides. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Spokesperson Safin Dizayi who will also travel along with the ...

No Developments in Iraq Since 2003: Parliament Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-05-07 20:50
ERBIL - Some ordinary Iraqi citizens are so disappointed in the current government that they wish the former Baath regime would come to power again, said Iraqi parliament spokesperson, Salim al-Jabouri on Monday. Speaking Jordan’s Al Ghad newspaper, Jabo ...

Maliki Speaks of Majority Government After Election

BAS News - 2018-05-06 22:54
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite politician Nouri al-Maliki, who is heading the State of Law election list, said on Sunday that a government of majority is on the way to bring drastic changes to the country. “The upcoming majority government will reconstruct Iraq a ...
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