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WATCH: Iraqi Activist Gunned Down in Karbala While Returning from Protests

BAS News - 2019-12-09 11:57
ERBIL — A prominent civil society activist was gunned down overnight Sunday in the southern city of Karbala where he was a key figure leading anti-government protests. Fahem al-Tai, 53, was dropped by two friends on a motorcycle outside his home when two ...

Allawi Calls for Resolution to Current Unrest in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-08 23:50
ERBIL - Ayad Allawi, head of the Iraqi National Alliance, has called for a resolution to the current unrest in the country, as anti-government protests continue. Allawi, who has previously served as the Iraqi prime minister, urged on Sunday Iraqi Preside ...

KRG Urges International Community to Foil IS Resurgence

BAS News - 2019-12-08 23:50
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has called on the international community to foil the Islamic State (IS) resurgence as the insurgent group has intensified its terrorist attacks in the region. The call was made by head of the Department of ...

Over 450 killed in Iraq 2-month protest

ANF - 2019-12-08 19:35
Over 450 people have been reported to have been killed since 1 October in Iraq during protests demanding a change in system and a new government. ...

Iraq Releases over 2,500 Protesters

BAS News - 2019-12-08 18:40
ERBIL - Iraq's highest judicial authority said on Sunday that the authorities have released over 2,500 protesters who had been detained during the anti-government demonstrations. According to a statement by the Supreme Judiciary Council, a total of 2,626 ...

Drone hits Iraqi cleric Muqtada Sadr’s home as tensions rise after Baghdad attack

E-Kurd - 2019-12-08 16:29
BAGHDAD,— An armed drone targeted the home of Iraqi cleric Muqtada Sadr on Saturday, hours after his supporters deployed in Baghdad in response to an attack that left 17 protesters dead. The developments marked a worrying turn for the anti-government pro ...

Masrour Barzani outlines Kurdistan cabinet’s progress since taking office

E-Kurd - 2019-12-08 16:29
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— In a major speech on Saturday, Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani touted what his government has achieved since it took office on July 10, particularly in terms of the economy, ...

Turkey Extradites Captured IS Militant to Australia

BAS News - 2019-12-08 14:17
ERBIL — Turkish authorities sent another detained member of the Islamic State (IS) to his home country as part of government’s push to repatriate all foreign members of the jihadists group. According to a statement by Turkish Interior Ministry, one IS me ...

Beştaş: The HDP stands tall

ANF - 2019-12-07 19:01
The AKP/MHP government will have no success with its attack on the HDP which stands tall, explains HDP deputy Meral Danış Beştaş. ...

US Urges Iraq to Protect Protesters

BAS News - 2019-12-07 18:32
ERBIL — US Embassy in Baghdad denounced the Friday attack on protesters in central Baghdad and urged the government to take immediate actions to protect the protesters. “Last night's wanton violence against unarmed demonstrators was appalling and horrifi ...

Three more HDP-run municipalities seized by trustees

ANF - 2019-12-07 15:40
The AKP / MHP government have seized the Ikiköprü Municipality in Beşiri, a district of Batman and the Özalp and Başkale municipalities in Van and replaced the freely and democratically elected mayors with trustees. ...

52% of undergraduates students in Iraqi Kurdistan are women: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-12-06 22:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—Women comprise 52 percent of the total number of undergraduates currently studying in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Aram Qadir has s ...

Trump hails 'righteous cause of American self-government', heckler disrupts speech | KBOI

Idahonews - 2019-12-06 19:39

Iraqi parliament passes law reforming electoral IHEC commission

E-Kurd - 2019-12-06 12:48
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament on Thursday passed the law of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), as part of efforts by the Iraqi government and parliament to ease the tension of anti-government demonstrations demanding comprehensive reform in ...

America doesn’t need an Anti-Tech New Deal to create a safe space for nationalist populism

AEI - 2019-12-06 00:12
The Tech New Deal is an attempt to counter existing pro-market, techno-optimist impulses on the right and create an ideological permission structure for massive government intervention to support cultural right-wingers of a certain type. The post America ...

Fuel supply biggest challenge for electricity sector in Iraqi Kurdistan: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-12-05 18:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Electricity Kamal Mohammad Salih said on Thursday that the biggest challenge for the electricity sector is lack of fuel. The Kurdistan Region has fourteen power ...

Kurdistan, Iraqi government reach deal on budget, loans and oil: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-12-05 14:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reached an understanding with Iraq’s federal government on the repayment of debt owed by the KRG, said a senior official on Thursday. Erbil has also agreed to hand over “ ...

Erbil and Baghdad sign an agreement, inclusive of the Peshmerga budget

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-12-05 09:38
On December 3, 2019, Masrour Barzani (KRG Prime Minister) and a KRG delegation met with the Iraqi Federal Government regarding the budget and signed the pertaining agreement. The KRG released a statement following the meeting, mentioning that the Iraqi d ...

The government should keep its hands off the judiciary | Prospect Magazine

Prospectmagazine - 2019-12-05 02:27

Chinese language department opened at Iraqi Kurdistan’s Salahaddin University

E-Kurd - 2019-12-05 00:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Chinese Language department has been opened on Tuesday at Salahuddin University in Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Minister of Higher Education and Scienti ...

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament approves of amendments to land ownership bill

E-Kurd - 2019-12-04 20:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Wednesday approved amendments to a land ownership bill after it was reviewed and returned to the chamber by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The legislation passed with 74 lawm ...

Iran Warns Its Pilgrims to Remain cautious While Visiting Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-04 13:24
ERBIL — The Iranian government on Wednesday warned its people to stay cautious when visiting Iraq for pilgrimage in the holy Shia cities of Karbala and Najaf. The government issued a list of instructions for the pilgrims, urging them to stay away from pr ...

Egyptian government seeks to do away with popular tuk-tuks | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-12-04 10:39

Ahval: Dark days for Kurdish politics, but worse for Turkish – scholar

Justice for Kurds - 2019-12-04 08:32
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) this month discussed its strategy to counter the Turkish government’s escalated crackdown against Kurdish politicians, as well as October’s military operation in north Syria against Kurdish-controlled t ...

Dubai News | News Centre | Dubai Government Media Office

Mediaoffice - 2019-12-04 08:19

Can Assad and Kurds Peacefully Coexist?

E-Kurd - 2019-12-03 15:34
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net The opinions are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of Ekurd.net or its editors. The Kurds have brokered a deal with the President Bashar Al-Assad government that saw the Syrian Arab Army returning for t ...

US Urges Investigation into Violent Response to Protests in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-03 09:49
ERBIL — The United States on Monday called for an investigation into the “excessive” use of force against protestors across Iraq, calling the high death toll “shocking and abhorrent”. Since the begging of anti-government protests in Iraq, nearly 400 peop ...

Egypt's Government Escalates Attacks on Journalists | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-12-03 03:51

Russian, Government Air Strikes Kill 15 Civilians In Northwest Syria

Rferl - 2019-12-02 23:18

A Short Window to Resuscitate South Sudan’s Ailing Peace Deal

International Crisis Group - 2019-12-02 22:19
A negotiated 100-day extension for naming a unity government has averted a crisis imperilling a ceasefire between South Sudan’s main belligerents. Regional leaders should use the time to pressure them to agree on how to divide the country into states, an ...

Major lawsuit brought against Iraqi Kurdistan government-linked company: documents

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 21:41
Editorial | Exclusive to Ekurd.net HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Sarbaz Hawrami named in fraudulent dealings with Stati Party Moldovan-Romanian companies in Swedish case promulgated on November 25, 2019, a document by Ministry of Justice of the ...

The priorities of cyber diplomacy in the Rouhani’s government - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2019-12-02 19:17

Peshmerga, Security Forces Capture Several IS Insurgents

BAS News - 2019-12-02 18:44
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga and security forces have captured a number of Islamic State (IS) jihadists, an official said on Monday. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Coordinator for lnternational Advocacy, Dindar Ze ...

KRG delegation holds ‘positive’ talks with Iraqi government; meetings to continue Monday

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-02 08:07

Syrian government clashes with Idlib fighters leave almost 70 dead | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-12-02 06:07

Iranian consulate in Iraq’s Najaf set on fire for second time in a week: police

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 01:08
NAJAF, Iraq,— Police in Iraq’s mostly Shi’ite southern city of Najaf say anti-government protesters have set fire to the Iranian Consulate in the restive city for the second time in a week. The arson attack on December 1 came as Iraqis continue taking to ...

Corruption one of ‘biggest issues’ facing Iraqi Kurdistan’s institutions: Erbil governor

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 01:08
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Governor of Erbil said Sunday that corruption is one of the “biggest issues” that has faced Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) institutions. His remarks came during an event in Erbil organized by the K ...

Nechirvan and Masrour Barzani visit United Arab Emirates

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 01:08
DUBAI,— A senior delegation from Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday at the invitation of the nation’s Crown Prince. Iraqi Kurdistan President Nechirvan Barzani and Prime Minister Masrour Barzani le ...

Nineteen people killed in bus crash in Russia's far east: local government

Yahoo - 2019-12-01 23:31

KRG Ready to Treat Those Injured in Iraq’s Protests

BAS News - 2019-12-01 20:00
ERBIL - Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Health has shown its readiness to receive the injured Iraqi protesters for treatment. The ministry said in a statement that hospitals and other medical centers are now open to receive wounded demo ...

Iraqi parliament approves resignation of PM Adel Abdul Mahdi

E-Kurd - 2019-12-01 18:43
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, following weeks of violent anti-government protests that have rocked the country. Abdul Mahdi’s decision to quit on Friday came after a call by Iraq ...

UNSC to Convene on Recent Developments in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-01 18:13
ERBIL - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is expected to convene on Tuesday, December 3, to discuss the recent developments in Iraq as the country has been rocked by anti-government protests. The session, said to be briefed by the Special Repres ...

41 HIV cases registered in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2019: health minister

E-Kurd - 2019-12-01 16:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Minister of Health in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Saman Hussein Muhammad Barzinji has said that 41 people were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and admitted to hospitals in Iraqi Kurdistan Region so far in 2019. Dur ...

'Those carrying out torture feel they are protected by the state'

ANF - 2019-12-01 13:33
Despite the promise of 'zero tolerance' for torture made by the AKP government, the cases of torture in custody and prisons are increasing day by day. ...

KRG Delegation in Baghdad to Sign Budget Deal: Interior Minister

BAS News - 2019-12-01 10:26
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is visiting Baghdad to meet with Iraqi counterparts and ultimately sign an agreement on budget, said Kurdistan Region’s Interior Minister Rebar Ahmad on Sunday. Speaking to reporters from ...

KRG to Send Over 50 Halabja Chemical Attack Survivors Abroad for Treatment

BAS News - 2019-11-30 23:31
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will send abroad over 50 survivors of the chemical attacks, conducted by the former Iraqi Baath regime, to receive treatment. Confirming to BasNews, Luqman Abdulqadir, head of the Halabja Chemical Attack Vi ...

Najaf Governor Urges Deployment of Forces as Protests Intensified

BAS News - 2019-11-30 22:58
ERBIL - Najaf Governor Luai al-Yasseri has called for the deployment of security forces as protests in the southern city have intensified. Yasseri has urged the federal government to take actions and out an end to the "bloodshed" in Najaf, calling for th ...

Sadr's Sairoon Not to Participate in Future Government

BAS News - 2019-11-30 21:41
ERBIL - Iraqi powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr revealed on Saturday that his Sairoon coalition will not participate in the future government as Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has officially handed in his resignation to the parliament. According to a ...

Iraqi PM Asks Ministers to Stay after His Resignation

BAS News - 2019-11-30 15:10
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi on Saturday requested his cabinet ministers to stay in their positions after his resignation until a new PM is appointed and a new government is formed. The call came during an extraordinary cabinet meeting, ...

KRG Delegation to Visit Baghdad on Sunday for Oil, Budget Talks

BAS News - 2019-11-30 15:10
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will dispatch a delegation to Baghdad on Sunday to discuss the finalization of an agreement between Erbil and Baghdad over oil and budget disputes, KRG Spokesperson Jutyar Adil said. Erbil said last week th ...

Animated chart of the day: The rise over time of Social Security spending as a share of federal outlays

AEI - 2019-11-30 00:00
My latest animated “bar chart race” visualization above shows the rise over time of federal spending on Social Security payments as a share of total federal government outlays. The animation starts in 1947 and shows the top five spending categories of th ...

Rocket Attack Targets Green Zone in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-11-29 22:48
ERBIL - A Katyusha rocket landed on Friday in the perimeters of the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad where the government's offices and foreign diplomatic buildings are located. The Iraqi military explained in a statement that the rocket attack on Friday ...

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Sistani urges lawmakers to reassess government, after 400 killed

E-Kurd - 2019-11-29 16:21
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric on Friday condemned attacks on protesters and urged lawmakers to reconsider their support for the government, an apparent suggestion they seek a change of leadership to stem spiraling violence in the war-weary c ...

Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi says he will resign over anti-government protests

E-Kurd - 2019-11-29 16:21
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Friday he would offer his resignation to parliament to allow lawmakers to choose a new government, in a move that follows weeks of violent anti-government protests. Abdul Mahdi’s decision came in response to a ...

Iraq’s anti-government protests leave over 400 dead so far: police, medics

E-Kurd - 2019-11-29 14:25
BAGHDAD,— The death toll in Iraq from weeks of anti-government unrest rose on Friday to at least 408 people killed, mostly unarmed protesters, a Reuters count based on police and medical sources showed. Several people died of wounds sustained in clashes ...

Iraq to End If PM Abdul Mahdi Stays in Power: Sadr

BAS News - 2019-11-28 18:57
ERBIL - It could be the beginning of the end of Iraq if PM Adil Abdul Mahdi does not resign, Iraqi powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the largest parliamentary bloc, argued on Thursday. Sadr urged the government to resign "immediately to ...

Ruling party rebel Babacan could end Erdoğan's government | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-28 13:07

People Go on Strike in Iraq’s Najaf

BAS News - 2019-11-28 11:37
ERBIL — People in Iraq’s southern city of Najaf went on strike on Thursday to denounce government’s crackdown against protesters. Earlier on Wednesday night, tens of angry protesters stormed Iranian consulate in Najaf and set the diplomatic facility on f ...

Iraqi Gov’t Condemns Protesters’ Attack on Iranian Consulate

BAS News - 2019-11-28 09:36
ERBIL — The Iraqi government on Tuesday condemned the attack on Iranian consulate in Najaf, saying it was an attempt to harm Baghdad-Tehran relations. Overnight Wednesday, tens of angry protesters stormed Iran’s consulate in Najaf, south of Iraq, and set ...

KRG Council of Ministers Discuss "Progress" in Erbil-Baghdad Ties

BAS News - 2019-11-28 00:06
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Council of Ministers convened on Wednesday to discuss the recent "progress" made in the relations between Erbil and Baghdad. PM Masrour Barzani, as chairing the meeting, stressed on "the importance of sup ...

Iraqi Constitution not the cause of problems

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-27 22:17
Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), during an interview with Kurdistan 24 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Iraq: Kurdistan Regional Government, Baghdad Reach Tentative Oil Deal

Stratfor - 2019-11-27 19:42

Denmark strips 2 ISIS members of their nationality

ANF - 2019-11-27 14:10
The Danish government confirmed today that two dual Danish nationals who joined the Islamic State group in Syria have been stripped of their citizenship under a new law applied for the first time. ...

KRG Delegation to Visit Baghdad for Drafting Iraq’s 2020 Budget Bill

BAS News - 2019-11-27 13:57
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is set to visit Baghdad over the weekend as part of the coordinations on the budget bill. KRG’s representative to Baghdad confirmed that the delegation will take part in decisive meetings ...

HDP Renews Call for Early Poll in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-11-27 10:17
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) on Tuesday renewed a call for early elections in Turkey. Speaking at the party's group meeting, HDP co-chair, Sezai Temelli, said they are fighting for a parliamentary government run by the elected p ...

Kurdish man sues Japanese government over being left untreated for cancer while detained | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-11-27 06:05

Russia calls for Kurds to join Syrian state military

WarIsBoring - 2019-11-27 02:00
Russia, the main military backer of Syria's disputed government, called on beleaguered Kurdish militants to join the Syrian state military on Monday. ...

Malta Caruana murder: Resignations spark government crisis

BBC - 2019-11-27 01:36
A minister and the PM's chief aide quit, two years after reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed. ...

What to Know in Washington: McGahn Ordered to Testify to House - Bloomberg Government

BGOV - 2019-11-26 20:23

Iraqi officials cite progress on oil deal with Kurds

Seattle Times - 2019-11-26 11:48
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s government has agreed “in principle” on a long-anticipated oil-sharing deal with the northern Kurdish region, officials said Monday. The agreement comes amid weeks of anti-government protests threatening the continued rule of Prime ...

Nashville's Kurdish community protests against Iranian government

Newschannel5 - 2019-11-25 23:37

Erbil and Baghdad Reach Agreement on Oil and Budget

BAS News - 2019-11-25 17:06
ERBIL - Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban announced on Monday that Erbil and Baghdad had reached an agreement on the oil and budget disputes. After a meeting with a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Ghadhban told reporters that th ...

What to Know in Washington: Impeachment Reaches Decision Stage - Bloomberg Government

BGOV - 2019-11-25 15:24

Russia Committed to Facilitate Dialogue Between Kurds, Damascus: Official

BAS News - 2019-11-25 15:13
ERBIL — Russia is committed to help negotiations and dialogue between the Syrian Kurds and the Syrian government, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Monday. Bogdanov said that Moscow will remain in contact with all parties seeking a ...

Iran says pro-government rally to show who ‘real’ Iranians are | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-11-25 13:33

KRG Delegation Arrives in Baghdad for Final Stage of Negotiations

BAS News - 2019-11-25 09:47
ERBIL — A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) arrived in Baghdad on Monday in hopes of concluding the oil and budget negotiations with the federal government of Iraq. The delegation met with Kurdistan Region Prime Minister a da ...

KRG Committed to Elimination of Violence Against Women: interior Minister

BAS News - 2019-11-25 09:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is committed to elimination of violence against women in all its shapes and forms, said KRG’s Interior Minister Rebar Ahmad. The minister made the remark while delivering a speech at a conference in Erbil to ma ...

Iraq Closes 12 TV and Radio Stations for "Inciting Violence"

BAS News - 2019-11-25 08:52
ERBIL — The Iraqi Communications and Media Commission (CMC) has ordered the closure of 12 TV channels and four radio stations allegedly for "publishing content inciting violence" during coverage of the nationwide protests against the government. Speaking ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s High Council of Women Affairs rejects allegations of corruption

E-Kurd - 2019-11-24 23:05
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) High Council of Women Affairs said in a statement on Sunday that they rejected allegations of corruption made against them by two lawmakers in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament. ...

Basra: Iraqi Security Forces Put on Alert

BAS News - 2019-11-24 21:35
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces have been put on alert in the southern province of Basra, a source said on Sunday. The security measures come as demonstrations have been ongoing in central and southern parts of Iraq against the government. The source n ...

Iraq to Renovate Abu Ghraib Prison: Source

BAS News - 2019-11-24 20:54
ERBIL - The Iraqi government has plans to renovate Abu Ghraib prison in efforts to receive thousands of Islamic State (IS) prisoners, an Iraqi source revealed on Sunday. According to the source, the government has cancelled previous plans to destroy the ...

Kurdistan Ready to Assist Iraq in Resolving Current Situation: President

BAS News - 2019-11-24 20:54
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region is ready to assist Iraq in resolving the current evolving situation in the country, as protests have been ongoing against the government since early October, President Nechirvan Barzani said on Sunday. Barzani made the remarks du ...

Iranian Kurds: separatists or pro-government?

Uwidata - 2019-11-24 18:17

US to Prolong Assistance to KRG, Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-11-24 17:15
ERBIL - The US will prolong its assistance to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Peshmerga forces, reiterating support to cooperations between the Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops in the fight against terrorism. During a visit to Kurdista ...

PM Barzani Pays Visit to Erbil Citadel

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:51
ERBIL — He said the government will follow up the restoration process of the historic site. Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, accompanied by Erbil governor and minister of municipality and tourism, paid a visit to Erbil Citadel on Sunday t ...

Gathering in Erbil Decries Killing of Protesters in Iran

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:01
ERBIL — A large number of Iranian Kurds living in Kurdistan Region, activists, and several local organizations held a gathering on Sunday outside the UN Office in Erbil to condemn the violent response by the Iranian government to protests across the coun ...

Erbil, Baghdad Expected to Sign Budget Deal This Week: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:01
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will dispatch a delegation to Baghdad on Monday for talks over Iraq’s 2020 budget bill, said KRG representative to Baghdad. Fars Mousa told BasNews that the delegation will meet with Iraqi Minister of Finan ...

Erbil and Baghdad Close to a Deal on Oil and Budget: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-11-24 09:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Iraqi federal government are closer to a final agreement which would address their oil and budget disputes, said Erbil’s envoy. Earlier on Saturday, a high-level delegation from the KRG visited Baghdad ...

Colombia protests: Troops stay on streets as unrest continues

BBC - 2019-11-24 01:03
Police fired tear gas at protesters, as anti-government protests entered their third day. ...

KRG Receives Over 80 New Refugees from Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-23 19:26
ERBIL - More than 80 new refugees from Syria arrived in the Kurdistan Region on Saturday, the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has revealed. Despite hosting nearly two million IDPs and Syrian refugees sinc ...

Registration Open for Cycling Marathon in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-11-23 12:38
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s capital city will host the 2nd “Ride On!” cycling marathon on December 13, for which registration is open now, organizers said. The annual event is hosted by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), co-sponsored by UN’s Interna ...

KRG Delegation in Baghdad for Budget Talks

BAS News - 2019-11-23 10:58
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) arrived in Baghdad on Saturday morning to discuss the budget disputes with the federal government. Head of KRG Council of Ministers’ Divan, minister of finance and economy, and minister of ...

Curfew in Bogota does not prevent new massive demonstrations

ANF - 2019-11-23 10:26
The mayor of the Colombian capital, Bogotá, has imposed a curfew to cover the entire city in response to renewed anti-government protests. Over 250,000 people joined the national strike marches throughout the contry. ...

Investment in Iraqi Kurdistan’s agriculture being neglected: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-11-23 09:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Begard Talabani has said that investment in the Kurdish Region’s agricultural sector is being neglected. “We are working on amen ...

Qatari Emir Expresses Support for Iraqi PM’s Government

BAS News - 2019-11-23 08:53
ERBIL — Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar, held a phone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi on Friday to discuss the latest developments in the country. The Qatari Amir expressed confidence in the ability of the Iraqi ...

Bolivia crisis: Morales accused of terrorism and sedition

BBC - 2019-11-23 00:06
Bolivia's interim government says it will seek "the maximum penalty" for the exiled ex-president. ...

Kurdistan could start oil deliveries to Baghdad in 2020: Iraqi minister

E-Kurd - 2019-11-22 15:55
BAGHDAD,— The semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq could start delivering 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil to the Baghdad federal government by early 2020, Iraq’s oil minister said. The oil would be delivered to state oil marketer SOMO which woul ...

Report: 7 killed in shelling in Syrian government held city - StarTribune.com

Startribune - 2019-11-22 14:49

KRG Delegation to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-11-21 22:52
ERBIL - A Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi Parliament revealed on Thursday that a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will visit Baghdad in the near future. MP Sherwan Mirza told BasNews that the delegates will head to Baghdad next week ...

Bolivia's Government Debates New Election Bill After Violent Clashes Between Army and Morales Supporters

Foreignpolicy - 2019-11-21 22:29

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