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Christians and Turkmen vie for top jobs in new KRG

Rûdaw - 2018-12-16 03:57
They are calling for "real participation in the government" ...

Prime Minister Barzani receives Lebanese delegation

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2018-12-15 23:39

Prime Minister Barzani receives British Ambassador

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2018-12-15 23:39

Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

BAS News - 2018-12-15 20:34
ERBIL — Australia has officially recognized west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday. “Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem, being the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is th ...

Spanish tax authorities charge pop star Shakira with tax evasion

Waar Media - 2018-12-15 19:14
For the past few years, the Spanish government has been accused of targeting football players for tax evasion, racking up allegations against such superstars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Javier Mascherano. This week, things took a slightly d ...

Iraqi MP: Turkish attacks constitute a threat, must stop

ANF - 2018-12-15 17:32
Musenna Emin urged the Iraqi government to take a stance against the Turkish attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan on the grounds that they constitute a threat. ...

New Generation Group protests the Iraqi and regional governments

ANF - 2018-12-15 11:12
Kurdistan Regional Parliament group Koma Nifshê Nû has condemned the Turkish state attacks and protested the Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government. ...

PM Barzani, Iraqi parliament speaker discuss obstacles to forming government

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-15 09:41

Baghdad protesters demand completion of government, reforms

Rûdaw - 2018-12-15 02:30
'Our neighbors are our friends, not leaders,' said protesters ...

The New Iraqi Government: Shaping a Way Ahead - Second Line of Defense

Sldinfo - 2018-12-15 00:25

Adel Abdul-Mahdi: Iraq is not part of sanctions against Iran

Waar Media - 2018-12-14 23:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Adel Abdul-Mahdi Prime Minister of Iraq in his weekly press conference spoke about sanctions on Iran, and completion of his government cabinet, The premier cannot nominate all the ministers but the political blocs can determine their candidat ...

After Muqtada Al-Sadr's Surprise Win, Iraq's Political Leaders Try To Form Government : Parallels : NPR

NPR - 2018-12-14 19:50

Week of government wrath for intellectuals in Turkey

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-14 18:25

Nadia Murad Urges Kurdistan Government to Work on Rebuilding Yazidi Areas | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2018-12-14 14:07

MP Jelpke: Germany should take action against Erdoğan’s war

ANF - 2018-12-14 13:09
German MP Ulla Jelpke protested Erdogan threatening another invasion attack targeting Kurds in Rojava and said, “The federal government should take action against Erdogan’s threats.” ...

PM Barzani: We Won't Stop Unless Every Yezidi is Freed from IS Captivity

BAS News - 2018-12-14 09:54
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has vowed that his government will not stop unless every Yezidi is rescued from the Islamic State's (IS) captivity. The Kurdish premier made the remarks on Friday in a congratulatory message to th ...

Former Trump campaign adviser was working with Russian government, FBI document claims

Telegraph - 2018-12-13 21:59

Prime Minister Barzani bids farewell to outgoing UN Special Envoy

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2018-12-13 20:44

Massoud Barzani criticized for participating in Peshmerga ceremony in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-12-13 18:24
Despite holding no official government position in Iraqi Kurdistan, Massoud barzani is participating in Peshmerga ceremony, New Generation Movement said. SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement on Wednesday criticized ...

KDP and Gorran meet to discuss Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2018-12-13 01:09
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change Movement (Gorran) met in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Wednesday to discuss the formation of a new government. Nechirvan Barzani, the KDP ...

Prime Minister Barzani’s message on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2018-12-13 01:04

Abdul-Mahdi Administration Angers Abadi

BAS News - 2018-12-12 22:44
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi's recent decision to suspend the decisions taken by the former government has angered the former premier, Haider al-Abadi, arguing that "they were serving the interests of the citizens." The parliament on Tuesday voted o ...

Change Movement decided to participate in the Kurdistan Regional Government

Kurdiu - 2018-12-12 18:59

Barzani: New Government to Follow New Power-Sharing Patterns

BAS News - 2018-12-12 13:59
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Wednesday made it clear that the incoming government of Kurdistan Region will not follow the outdated 50% x 50% mechanism of sharing power between the sides. Speaki ...

Polish Aid Minister Hails KRG’s Generosity in Hosting Millions of IDPs

BAS News - 2018-12-12 12:58
ERBIL — The Polish Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Beata Kempa has commended the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for its generous efforts to host nearly two million Iraqi IDPs and refugees during the years-long Islamic State (IS) crisis in the regio ...

US VP Pence, Iraqi PM Discuss Bilateral Ties on Phone

BAS News - 2018-12-11 22:55
ERBIL - US Vice President Mike Pence has congratulated Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi on establishing a new government in Baghdad, reiterating the importance of bilateral ties between the sides. The Iraqi premier received a phone call from the US senior offic ...

Iraq Agrees to Increase Kurdistan's Budget Share: Source

BAS News - 2018-12-11 22:15
ERBIL - The federal government has agreed to increase the Kurdistan Region's share of the 2019 budget bill from 12.67 to 14 percent, a source revealed on Tuesday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Baghdad Today that a committee has be ...

KDP, PUK leaders meet over Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2018-12-11 21:30
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A meeting between the politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) took place in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan region, on Tuesday. After the meeting conclude ...

Probe reveals Turkish government behind forced disappearances - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2018-12-11 19:15

KDP, PUK leaders meet in Erbil to focus on government formation

Gulan Media - 2018-12-11 17:48

Iraqi Official Reveals Main Cause Behind New Cabinet Formation Crisis

BAS News - 2018-12-11 17:43
ERBIL - A leader from the Iraqi Victory Alliance, led by former PM Haider al-Abadi, has revealed the main cause behind the current political crisis in the conclusion of the new government formation. "The multiplicity of decision makers within the al-Bina ...

KDP, Gorran to Meet on Wednesday

BAS News - 2018-12-11 15:23
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) are set to meet on Wednesday. According to a source, the high-level meeting will focus on the formation of the new government. The KDP, with 45 seats, emerged victorious in the las ...

KDP, PUK Discuss bilateral Ties Ahead of Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-12-11 14:26
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Tuesday to discuss relations before launching a new round of talks over government formation. According to a joint statement released after the m ...

KDP, PUK leaders meet in Erbil to focus on government formation

Rûdaw - 2018-12-11 14:24

US Energy Secretary in Baghdad, Discussed Sanctions against Iran

BAS News - 2018-12-11 12:53
ERBIL — US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is in Baghdad where he discussed with his Iraqi counterparts the sanctions against Iran as well as challenges the Iraqi government is facing as the result of the sanctions. “Sanctions were mentioned in meetings this ...

KDP ready to be kingmaker in new Kurdistan Regional Government

Rûdaw - 2018-12-11 11:08

Prime Minister Barzani receives British Ambassador Prime Minister Barzani thanked the British government for its support to the Kurdistan Region. He briefed the delegation on KRG’s institutional reforms and stressed their continuation.

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2018-12-11 06:28

Turkey to Conduct Anti-YPG Operation in Syria: Report

BAS News - 2018-12-10 18:52
ERBIL - The Turkish government is reportedly making preparations to conduct a military operation against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) positions in eastern part of Euphrates River. Yeni Safak reported that the Turkish military has ma ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on Tuesday

BAS News - 2018-12-10 17:37
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is said to meet with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday to hold talks ahead of the establishment of a new government in Erbil. The Kurdistan Region's parliamentary elections were held on ...

Shaken by corruption, Peruvians back major government overhaul: Entire Congress booted out by 2021 - Latest Philippine News Today

Politics - 2018-12-10 17:35

Iraqi government to demand Kurdistan clarification over closure of Tavgari Azadi

E-Kurd - 2018-12-10 14:10
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Free Society Movement (Tavgari Azadi) party member Hussein Kirkuki said on Sunday that two government regulatory agencies in Baghdad will investigate the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) decision to clo ...

UN, Iraq government launch campaign to fight violence against women

Rûdaw - 2018-12-09 19:40
It follows a shocking spate of murders targeting Iraqi women ...

UN, Iraq government launch campaign to fight violence against women

Gulan Media - 2018-12-09 19:35

Masrour Barzani Receives UK Ambassador, Discuss Next KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2018-12-09 13:32
ERBL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, received on Wednesday the UK Ambassador, Jon Wilks, to exchange views on the latest political developments in the region, including the formation of a new government in Erbil ...

Kurds in Britain on hunger strike in London

ANF - 2018-12-09 13:04
Kurdish people worldwide have started solidarity hunger strikes with an imprisoned Kurdish MP who is on a life and death mission for peace following the years of the Turkish government’s brutally repressive policies towards the Kurds. ...

How Turkey's military launched coup against President Erdogan and government

Telegraph - 2018-12-09 12:06

KRG’s Share from 2019 Federal Budget to Be Increased: MP

BAS News - 2018-12-09 11:43
ERBIL — The share of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from Iraq’s 2019 federal budget will be increased after objections by Erbil, said a Kurdish lawmaker. The Iraqi parliament has returned the budget bill to the new government led by Prime Minist ...

Mosul IDPs fight the elements in flooded, mud-caked tents

Rûdaw - 2018-12-09 01:02
"I am urging the government to help compensate us so we can return" ...

Martyrs 'R' Us: Turkish Government Magazine Sells Religious Death to Kids - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2018-12-09 00:05

Iraqi Parliament Praises KRG's Efforts to Send Aid to Flood Affected Areas

BAS News - 2018-12-08 21:55
ERBIL - The Iraqi Council of Representatives has hailed the the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for its efforts to send humanitarian aid to the country's civilians affected by the recent flash floods. "We thank the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ...

PUK Seeking Share in All Government Sectors to Join Next Kurdistan Cabinet

BAS News - 2018-12-08 12:53
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is seeking partnership with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in all sectors of the next government to join the cabinet, said the party’s spokesperson Saadi Ahmed Pira. The KDP, who came first in the Sept ...

US says Syrian forces likely fired tear gas on civilians

Rûdaw - 2018-12-08 11:43
The U.S. has “credible information” that pro-government forces likely fired tear gas. ...

“KRG should stop acting in the interests of the enemies of Kurds”

ANF - 2018-12-07 23:54
The South Kurdistan government has taken no decision against the bases established by the occupying Turkish state on South Kurdistan lands. Instead it has hit the institutions of the Kurdish people, in line with the request of the occupying Turkish state. ...

Iraq Seeks a 2-Year Waiver from US to Continue Importing Iranian Gas

BAS News - 2018-12-07 16:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is asking the United State for an extension to the waiver over purchasing gas from neighboring Iran. Earlier in November following the imposition of the US sanctions agains Iran, Washington gave Baghdad 45 days exemption to c ...

Turkey coup: President Erdogan says army elements guilty of 'treason', as he tells nation government is in charge - the news as it unfolded on Friday night, July 15

Telegraph - 2018-12-07 14:51

KDP: Patriotic Union and the Change Movement are the two key parties to form the government

Kurdiu - 2018-12-07 06:07

ISIS attacked a Kurd-inhabited village near Kirkuk, leaving one civilian killed and two injured

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-06 22:36
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Amidst the recent terrorist acts committed by ISIS in Kurdish regions outside the governance of the Kurdistan Regional Government, ISIS terrorists attached a Kurd-inhabited village near Kirkuk last night, leaving three ...

New Egyptian panel will defend government, not human rights

Al Monitor - 2018-12-06 21:02

100 police officers ‘sacked’ in Iraqi Kurdistan over human trafficking

E-Kurd - 2018-12-06 17:30
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— At least 100 policemen were reportedly fired by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on the charge of human trafficking from Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s northern Mergasor district to Turkey, pro-KDP government Ruda ...

KDP picks leadership for the next government

Rûdaw - 2018-12-06 16:39

EU Hopeful about Masrour Barzani’s Future Role as Prime Minister

BAS News - 2018-12-06 14:50
ERBIL — The European Union has welcomed the nomination of Masrour Barzani to lead the next government of Kurdistan Region in the position of prime minister, said Dilawar Azhgayi, head of KRG’s EU mission. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representativ ...

KDP to Resume Government Formation Talks Next Week

BAS News - 2018-12-06 14:23
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will begin another round of talks over the formation of the new government with other political parties next week. BasNews has learned that a KDP delegation will visit the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) an ...

Iraqi Parliament Rejects Abadi’s List of Suggested Ambassadors

BAS News - 2018-12-06 13:14
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi sent back a list of nominated ambassadors, previously suggested by former PM Haider al-Abadi, to the government for revision. Former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had submitted 28 names as the countr ...

Masrour Barzani set to be next prime minister of Kurdish region in Iraq

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-06 13:13
Nechirvan Barzani, who has served as Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, was nominated for President. ...

Prime Minister Barzani bids farewell to outgoing Czech Ambassador

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2018-12-06 01:52

Masrour Barzani: There is a Chance to Correct Iraq’s Political Process

BAS News - 2018-12-05 14:22
ERBIL — With the recent developments in Iraq since the establishment of the new government, there is now a chance of putting the political process of the country on its right path, said Masrour Barzani, the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council ...

Iraqi government has 13,000 open corruption investigations: PM

E-Kurd - 2018-12-05 13:33
BAGHDAD,— During its latest working session, the Council of Ministers discussed the halting progress towards opening the Green Zone to the public, the response to recent flooding in Nineveh province, and the revelation that there are more than 13,000 ope ...

Solidarity hunger strike against isolation in Rome

ANF - 2018-12-05 11:19
“With our action we want to give our contribution to break the isolation in Imrali while at the same time expose the war policies implemented by the AKP government in all four parts of Kurdistan.” ...

Prime Minister Barzani receives Chambers of Commerce delegation from Turkey

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2018-12-05 06:15

Baghdad Suspends Work of Customs Offices at Border with KRG

BAS News - 2018-12-04 23:28
ERBIL - The federal government decided on Tuesday to withdraw all employees from the customs checkpoints which had been built in the past few months between the Kurdistan Region and the provinces of Kirkuk and Nineveh. The government in Baghdad establish ...

Iraq lifts customs checkpoints between Kurdistan and other cities in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2018-12-04 20:25
BAGHDAD,— The central government has begun implementing its order customs checkpoints between the Kurdistan Region and other cities in Iraq. Kirkuk Governorate said in a statement on Tuesday that the relevant authorities had been informed by Iraqi Prime ...

Kurdistan Regional Government calls on Lebanon to open a consulate in the region

Kurdiu - 2018-12-04 17:52

Latest Updates on Yezidis Abducted by IS

BAS News - 2018-12-04 16:48
ERBIL - A total of 2,745 Yezidi children have so far been orphaned by the Islamic State’s (IS) prolonged attacks in the past few years, an official said on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, the Representative of Yezidis at the Kurdistan Regional Government’s ...

How the Barzanis are looking to consolidate power in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-12-04 13:22
Amberin Zaman | Al-monitor Iraqi Kurdistan’s dominant clan announced on Monday that it was nominating Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani to succeed his uncle Massoud Barzani as president of the Kurdistan Regional Government. A spokesman for the Kurdistan D ...

KDP names picks for Iraqi Kurdistan government

Al Monitor - 2018-12-04 11:39

PUK Given No Ministries in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-12-04 09:44
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has so far given no ministerial positions in the new government of Iraq led by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-mahdi. Following weeks of delay at the result of political disputes, Abdul-Mahdi revealed the names fo ...

A Sunni Cleric from Baneh Arrested for Criticising Killings of Kolbars

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-04 02:03
A Cleric from Baneh, who had criticised the government’s policies in connection with the killings of Kolbars, was arrested and transferred to an unknown location. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Mamousta Abdul Baghchi Saeedi, ...

Iraqi PM Reveals Remaining Eight Nominees

BAS News - 2018-12-03 22:28
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi revealed on Monday night the remaining eight candidates of his government, nominating Falih Fayadh as the minister of interior and Faisal al-Jabrba for the ministry of defense. According to a document, the other six cand ...

KIU announces its position on the nomination of the son of Massoud Barzani to head the government

Kurdiu - 2018-12-03 17:29

A new government under a new prime minister

Rûdaw - 2018-12-03 16:39
What next? ...

The Plight of Completion Adel Abdul Mahdi’s Government

E-Kurd - 2018-12-03 03:59
Dr. Diyari Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net On October 24, the new Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi managed to get the parliamentary approval on 14 out of 22 ministries in his cabinet. Since then, political parties have suffered from many tensions bec ...

KDP to Start Talks with Other Parties on New Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-12-02 23:15
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership council will meet on Monday for talks on steps towards the establishment of a new government in Erbil and holding discussions with other political parties on the issue, an MP said on Sunday. Talking ...

Over seven million square meters in areas liberated from ISIS cleared of explosives

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2018-12-02 19:57

PUK accuses the Democratic Party of taking control of the Kurds share in the Iraqi government

Kurdiu - 2018-12-02 16:18

With the jihadists gone, booze is back in Iraq's Mosul

Rûdaw - 2018-12-02 14:13
With Mosul back under government control since July 2017, liquor stores are now back in the open ...

PUK to announce its nominee for the new government

Waar Media - 2018-12-01 21:45
WAAR-DUHOK: PUK to announce its nominee for the new government Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership council convened Saturday in Sulaimani as it is announcing its nominees for the new government. PUK leadership council headed by Kosrat Rasul con ...

KRG Delegation to Visit Baghdad for Talks on Disputed Territories

BAS News - 2018-12-01 21:42
ERBIL - A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will visit the Iraqi capital of Baghdad this week for talks on the security of the disputed Kurdish territories, an official revealed Talking to Kurdistan 24, Mohammed Khwrshid, a leading ...

KRG Reiterates on Rights of Minorities at UN Conference

BAS News - 2018-12-01 17:17
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spares no efforts to preserve the rights of all components in the region, including the Christians, Yezidis, Arabs, Kurdish Shabak, Kakayis, and Sabi'a, the KRG Coordinator for International Advocacy, Dinda ...

KRG Confirms BasNews Report of Possible Opening of Representation Office in Turkey

BAS News - 2018-12-01 13:58
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has confirmed a previous report by BasNews which revealed that its representation office will possibly be opened in Turkey. Earlier on 24 November, a source from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) r ...

Prime Minister Barzani receives French delegation

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2018-12-01 02:25

PUK to play role in Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government - The Peninsula Qatar

Thepeninsulaqatar - 2018-12-01 01:09

Turkmens demand two key posts in Kurdistan government, parliament leadership

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-30 14:30

Iraq’s top Shia cleric complains of lack of progress under new government

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-30 02:38

KRG Delegation Attends UN World Conference Against Racism

BAS News - 2018-11-29 23:01
ERBIL - Representatives of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) attended on Thursday the UN World Conference Against Racism in Switzerland's Geneva city. The 97th international conference has been kicked off on Monday, November 26 and it will continue ...

US Asks Iraqi PM to Take Measures against Shi’ite Militias of Hezbollah

BAS News - 2018-11-29 10:05
ERBIL — US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman has called on the new Iraqi government to take decisive measures against Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Hezbollah who threaten the presence of foreign troops in Iraq, especially the military personnel of the Unit ...

Directorate of Eliminating Violence Against Women Attacked in Sulaimaniyah

BAS News - 2018-11-29 09:12
ERBIL — A group of armed men attack overnight on Wednesday the Directorate of Eliminating Violence Against Women in Sulaymaniyah. The attack comes only a few days after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced in a conference a 16-day campaign t ...

Berlin Considers Repatriation of German Members of IS

BAS News - 2018-11-29 09:12
ERBIL — Germany is planning to bring back home the suspected German member of the Islamic State (IS) which are now being held by the Syrian Kurdish forces. “The federal government is examining all options for a possible return of German nationals,” the G ...

The challenges facing key players at the G-20 summit, Government & Economy - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Businesstimes - 2018-11-29 01:23

PUK to play role in Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government – Brinkwire

Brinkwire - 2018-11-28 23:29

Sayirun demands investigation into alleged sales of government posts

Rûdaw - 2018-11-28 22:35
Sadr alleged corruption in the naming of government posts ...
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