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Mississippi governor Phil Bryant explains devastating impacts of Hurricane Barry [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-14 06:16

Kirkuk’s Arab, Turkmen residents protest nomination of Kurdish governor

Rûdaw - 2019-07-13 15:36
"Kirkuk is an Iraqi city that a home is for everyone ...

Iraqi forces guard PUK office in Kirkuk after protest against Kurdish governor appointment

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-13 00:46

Kurdiu: The two parties of power in the Kurdistan region reached an agreement on the governor of Kirkuk

Justice for Kurds - 2019-07-12 03:43
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), on Monday announced reaching an agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan on a candidate for governor of Kirkuk, revealing new dialogues between Erbil and Baghdad to normalize the situation in the disputed areas ...

Turkey’ President Erdogan ousts central bank governor Cetinkaya amidst economic crisis

Clicklancashire - 2019-07-10 22:58

The two parties of power in the Kurdistan region reached an agreement on the governor of Kirkuk

Kurdiu - 2019-07-09 23:15

KDP, PUK at continued loggerheads over Kirkuk governor appointment

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 12:36
The KDP-PUK deadlock comes while violence flares in Kirkuk ...

Update: KDP, PUK say they will back candidate for Kirkuk governor

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 12:36
KDP: The KDP and PUK will back a candidate approved by both parties ...

KDP, PUK agree on candidate for Kirkuk governor: officials

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 12:36
"Tayb Jabar is the strongest candidate who has the chance to assume the post" ...

Turkey' President Erdogan ousts central bank governor Cetinkaya amidst economic crisis - The Indian Wire

Theindianwire - 2019-07-08 07:41

Turkish central bank governor fired by decree from Erdogan

Gulan Media - 2019-07-06 19:08

Number plate auction to raise millions for Halabja province: governor

Rûdaw - 2019-07-06 16:14
Halabja governor Azad Tofiq discusses his unusual revenue-generating idea ...

KDP and PUK Almost Agreed on New Governor of Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2019-07-04 12:19
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have almost reached a final agreement on the post of Kirkuk governor, said a PUK leading member. PUK insists that the new Kirkuk governor should be its member, and KDP contin ...

Three Killed as Blast Hits Crowded Street in Syrian City

BAS News - 2019-07-04 01:22
ERBIL — An explosion rocked Syria’s southwestern province of Sweida overnight Wednesday, killing at least three people, a local official confirmed. The bombing was carried out via a motorcycle rigged with explosives, said Amer al-Eshi, the governor of Sw ...

Arizona governor pulls Nike tax breaks after Kaepernick blocks Betsy Ross-themed sneaker [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-03 21:13

KDP, PUK agree candidate for Kirkuk governor: officials

Rûdaw - 2019-07-03 16:58
"Tayb Jabar is the strongest candidate who has the chance to assume the post" ...

The two parties of power in the Kurdistan region agree on naming the governor of Kirkuk

Kurdiu - 2019-07-02 06:02

KDP, PUK in decisive meeting on post of Kirkuk governor

Rûdaw - 2019-07-01 12:50
KDP: The post of the governor is part of the talks ...

Kurdistan’s KDP, PUK to meet and discuss Kirkuk situation, new governor

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-01 09:58

Police attacked LGBTI parade in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-06-30 21:45
The 17th LGBTI and Pride Week in Istanbul was banned by the Istanbul Governor's Office. ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on New Cabinet, Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2019-06-30 21:25
ERBIL - The two major parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), are expected to meet on Monday and resume talks on the formation of the new cabinet. They will hold the meeting in Sulaimaniya province where ...

Kurdish Head of Kirkuk Provincial Council Acquitted by Baghdad Court

BAS News - 2019-06-30 13:52
ERBIL — Iraqi Federal Court decided on Sunday to acquit Kurdish politician and the head of Kirkuk provincial council, Rebwar Talabani, from charges related to misuse of power and corruption. Talabani was accused by the Baghdad-appointed acting governor o ...

Lack of transparency killing Turkish economy, says former central bank governor | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-30 08:24

Basra: Protesters Slightly Injured in Clashes with Forces

BAS News - 2019-06-29 22:32
ERBIL - A number of protesters were slightly wounded in clashes with the security forces after they attempted to raid the house of the governor of Basra on Saturday evening. Demonstrations have lately been ongoing once again as the federal government has ...

Kirkuk court issues arrest warrant for acting governor

Al Monitor - 2019-06-26 15:03

KDP, PUK to Decide on Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2019-06-26 11:56
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday and discuss the prolonged disputes over the post of Kirkuk governor. The PUK says it deserves holding the post wh ...

PUK announces an agreement on naming a new governor of Kirkuk

Kurdiu - 2019-06-25 23:01

Acting governor of Kirkuk released on bail, faces corruption charges

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-21 06:12

Acting governor of Kirkuk released on bail, faces corruption charges

Gulan Media - 2019-06-20 23:50

Baghdad-Appointed Governor Orders Destruction of Kurdish Marketplace in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-20 13:06
ERBIL — The acting governor of Kirkuk, who was unilaterally appointed by the Iraqi government, ordered on Thursday the destruction of a marketplace. BasNews has learned the the majority of the people working at the marketplace were Kurds. Following the d ...

Ex-Kirkuk governor lands in Erbil after reports of his arrest in Lebanon

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-19 10:08

13 Kurdish neighborhoods face Kirkuk revamp exclusion

Rûdaw - 2019-06-18 17:40
Governor Jabouri initially gave his word that reconstruction projects would take place in the Kurdish neighborhoods. ...

Governor extended ban on actvities in Hakkari for another month

ANF - 2019-06-18 10:50
The Governor in Hakkari extended the ban on actions and activities throughout the city for another month. ...

Barzani, Najmaddin Karim Discuss Political Developments in the Region

BAS News - 2019-06-17 18:49
ERBIL — Influential Kurdish political leader Masoud Barzani received the former governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, in his office on Monday. They discussed the latest political developments in Kurdistan, Iraq, and the Middle East, according to a press r ...

Kurdistan President Receives Former Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 21:50

Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 15:51

Kurdistan President Receives Former Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim

BAS News - 2019-06-16 15:34
ERBIL — Former governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, met with Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Sunday in Erbil. Karim arrived in the Kurdistan capital city weeks after reports of his arrest in Lebanon. A source form his office told BasNews ...

Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Baghdad-Appointed Governor of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-16 15:34
ERBIL — A court in the disputed province of Kirkuk has issued an arrest warrant for Rakan al-Jabouri, the acting governor of Kirkuk appointed unilaterally by Baghdad. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the warrant was issued last week on W ...

Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon

BAS News - 2019-06-16 11:51
ERBIL — Former governor of the Kurdish province of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, arrived in Erbil on Saturday evening. Previous reports claimed Karim’s arrest during his recent trip to Lebanon, which were soon refuted by the Kurdish politician himself. A sour ...

PUK insists on assuming the post of governor …

Kurdiu - 2019-06-14 03:09

KDP, PUK to Meet on Sunday Prior to New President's Oath

BAS News - 2019-06-09 00:06
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are said to meet on Sunday for talks on the appointment of a new governor for disputed Kirkuk province, only one day before the newly elected President of Kurdistan Regio ...

PUK to attend President-elect Barzani’s swearing-in – if KDP implements deal

Rûdaw - 2019-06-06 13:40
KDP-PUK relations have faltered over who should become governor of Kirkuk ...

New Mexico governor: Trump tariffs could be 'catastrophic'

Yahoo - 2019-06-03 08:51

KDP, PUK at continued loggerheads over Kirkuk governor appointme

Rûdaw - 2019-06-02 09:14

Reports of Najmaldin Karim’s arrest in Lebanon untrue: Office of former Kirkuk Governor

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-26 01:08

Ninevah governor's election stirs Sunni split in Baghdad

Al Monitor - 2019-05-25 08:41

Kurdistan rights commission calls for suspension of acting Kirkuk governor amid 'Arabization' policy

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-23 19:04

Former Iraqi Kurdish governor released until further questioning in Lebanon - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Xinhuanet - 2019-05-23 19:04

Acting Kirkuk governor allows Kurdish farmers to harvest their crops

Gulan Media - 2019-05-23 14:19

KDP Refutes Any Secret Deal in Electing New Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has refuted the rumors claiming that there was a secret deal between the Kurdish party and certain Iraqi sides in the election of a new governor for Nineveh province. "There has not been any agreements between ...

Ex-Kirkuk governor Najmaldin Karim arrested in Lebanon: sources

E-Kurd - 2019-05-22 15:49
BEIRUT,— The former Governor of Kirkuk province Najmaldin Karim was detained at Beirut International Airport upon landing in Lebanon’s capital an informed sources said. The source claimed that the move had come on the basis of legal complaints lodged by ...

Rumors on Arrest of Najmadin Karim Refuted

BAS News - 2019-05-22 01:10
ERBIL - The office of the legitimate governor of Kirkuk, Najmadin Karim, has refuted rumors claiming that the governor was arrested during a visit in Lebanon. The statement pointed out that "the news is far from truth," criticizing media outlets for publ ...

Kurds, Other Than PUK, Reject Rakan al-Jabouri as Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2019-05-22 00:12
ERBIL - The Brotherhood List, which is a political front to unify Kurds in Kirkuk, has rejected to be part of a secret deal to approve Rakan al-Jabouri, the current acting governor of Kirkuk appointed by Baghdad, to remain in his position as the official ...

Kirkuk Provincial Council hold its meeting to elect a new governor

Kurdiu - 2019-05-21 17:19

Kirkuk: Kurds accuse Arab governor of discrimination

Rûdaw - 2019-05-21 13:14

PUK’s Backroom Deal Approves Rakan al-Jabouri as Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2019-05-21 12:53
ERBIL — Despite continuous measures to limit the role of Kurds in the local administration of Kirkuk, and while Kurdish villages are being Arabizes through a suspicious plot, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) seems moving unilaterally to approve Rak ...

Missouri governor expected to sign strict abortion bill

Yahoo - 2019-05-19 14:10

Alabama governor signs abortion ban bill into law

Yahoo - 2019-05-16 23:29

Alabama Governor signs near total abortion ban into law

Yahoo - 2019-05-16 18:52

Nineveh governor election splits Sunnis in Baghdad

Rûdaw - 2019-05-14 14:27
Speaker al-Halbousi kicked from National Axis Alliance ...

The two parties of power agree on the post of governor of Kirkuk

Kurdiu - 2019-05-13 22:20

Mansour al-Mareed elected as new governor of Iraq’s Nineveh province

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 21:31
MOSUL,— The Provincial Council of Nineveh on Monday elected Mansour al-Mareed as the new governor of the province, after the former head was sacked over the deadly ferry sinking in the provincial capital Mosul, the official television reported. Up to 28 ...

Nineveh council elects Mansour Marid as new governor

Gulan Media - 2019-05-13 19:54

Iraq's Nineveh Provincial Council elects Mansour al-Mareed as new Governor

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-13 14:39

Iraq’s Nineveh Finally Elects New Governor

BAS News - 2019-05-13 14:30
ERBIL — Following weeks of political competition, a new governor was finally elected for Nineveh province on Monday. Sources with knowledge on the issue confirmed to BasNews that the Provincial Council of Nineveh convened today and elected Mansour Mur’ee ...

Nineveh council elects Mansour Marid as new governor

Rûdaw - 2019-05-13 14:21

New Governor for Nineveh to be Elected on Monday

BAS News - 2019-05-13 00:42
ERBIL - The Nineveh Provincial Council is expected to elect a new governor and the deputies on Monday while the Council of Representatives is reportedly attempting to postpone the election. According to a statement signed by the head of Nineveh Provincia ...

Bribery accusations fly as May 13th date set for Nineveh governor election

Rûdaw - 2019-05-12 23:22
“The Prime Minister today is obligated to stop the measures until the topic of corruption and investigations are finalized.” ...

Governor of Siirt bans actions for hunger strikes

ANF - 2019-05-11 12:21
The Turkish regime resorts to any means possible to prevent the expressions of solidarity with the massive hunger strike resistance. ...

Council awaits court decision to elect new governor faced with s

Rûdaw - 2019-05-10 00:11

The two parties of power in the Kurdistan region resolve the governor of Kirkuk

Kurdiu - 2019-05-08 21:39

KDP to Support Future Nineveh Governor Conditionally

BAS News - 2019-05-05 23:53
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has said that it will support the future governor of Nineveh conditionally, one of which is to see justice among all components in the disputed areas. Talking to BasNews, Ali Khalil, a KDP representativ ...

Nineveh Arab Tribes Warn of Civil War in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-02 23:52
ERBIL - The Sunni Arab tribes in the Iraqi province of Nineveh Plains have warned of a civil war in Mosul city, accusing the former governor of Nineveh, Atheel al-Nujaifi, of triggering the possible conflict. Explaining to Kurdistan 24, Sheikh Muzahim al ...

PM out of touch with reality in post-ISIS Saladin province: official

Rûdaw - 2019-05-02 19:56
Gov't informers are 'liars': Saladin Deputy Governor Saad Dhahir Qaisi ...

Disputes in Kirkuk postpone vote to decide new governor

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-01 15:50

Governor in Van banned Workers' Day celebration

ANF - 2019-04-30 11:01
The Governor of Van banned the 1 May meeting reiterating the AKP justification for banning events, social peace. ...

The political and security deputy governor of Kurdistan accused Kurdish parties in skirmishing along with the Shaho area

Kurdpa - 2019-04-27 01:22

No Workers' Day celebration in Taksim square

ANF - 2019-04-25 10:33
The request made by trade unions to use Taksim Square in Istanbul to celebrate Workers’ Day, was rejected by Istanbul Governor. ...

Officials in Iraq’s Nineveh province stole $60 million: commission

E-Kurd - 2019-04-23 14:03
MOSUL,— The Iraqi Commission of Integrity has revealed that nearly $60 million of public money was stolen by officials in Nineveh province who were close to former governor Nawfal Hammadi al-Sultan. The Commission said in a statement on Monday that offic ...

Integrity Board Reveals Corruption Probes against Former Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2019-04-22 23:57
ERBIL - Iraq's Commission of Integrity has revealed a grave case of corruption made by the former Nineveh Governor Nawfal Hamadi, saying that millions of dollars went missing during his administration. According to a statement by the commission, over 60$ ...

Erbil Security Refutes Arrest of Former Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2019-04-21 20:04
ERBIL - Directorate of Erbil Security Affairs has refuted the reports claiming that former Nineveh Governor Nawfal Hamadi was arrested in Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil. Earlier the day, Iraqi media reports claimed that Hamadi, who has been blamed for ...

Mothers set to continue vigil for children in Gezbe prison

ANF - 2019-04-20 10:04
The governor of Kocaeli opened investigation on attacked on mothers organising a vigil in front of Gezbe M Type Prison. ...

Basra Governor to Baghdad: Acknowledge Will for Autonomy

BAS News - 2019-04-18 11:25
ERBIL — Governor of Basra, Asaad Eidani, has renewed a call on the central government to accept and approve people’s will for establishing an autonomous region in the southern province. The people of Basra and its local administration have recently stepp ...

Nineveh to elect new governor as Mosul mourns ferry disaster

Gulan Media - 2019-04-16 01:51

Nineveh to elect new governor as Mosul mourns ferry disaster

Rûdaw - 2019-04-15 20:13

Baghdad-appointed Governor of Kirkuk Thanks PUK for Releasing Dozens of Terror Convicts

BAS News - 2019-04-14 15:28
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk, Rakan al-Jabouri, on Sunday thanked the leading members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for releasing a group of terror convicts, whom are referred to by Jabouri as “detainees”.Earlier this week ...

In Sanandaj, the intelligence agencies do not consider themselves to be bound by urban engineering and urban laws

Kurdpa - 2019-04-13 15:34
Kurdpa Agency: the property of the general headquarters of the Law Enforcement Force Kurdistan has been entrusted to this government agency under the pressure of Sanandaj governor. ...

Paris mayor visits Yezidi IDPs, governor, Christian clergy in Duhok

Rûdaw - 2019-04-13 00:21

Kirkuk’s Turkmen ready to nominate 2 candidates for governor

Rûdaw - 2019-04-12 17:28

Flood Displaces 5,000 Families in South of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-11 11:09
ERBIL — Over 5,000 Iraqi families have been displaced in the southern province of Maysan as recent rainfalls caused flood. Deputy Governor Wa’eel Shar’e said the increasing water level in Kut Dam has forced authorities to open the gates, which results in ...

Chauvinist Mentality Hinders Progress and Rule of Law in Kirkuk: Najmaddin Karim

BAS News - 2019-04-10 15:21
ERBIL — The former governor of Kirkuk until Iraq’s assault in 2017, Najmaddin Karim, said on Wednesday that the persisting chauvinist mentality has created obstacle to the progress and rule of law in the disputed Kurdish province. “For the chauvinist men ...

Kirkuk council tasks officials with studying governor’s plans to

Rûdaw - 2019-04-09 18:56

Governor of Muş banned meetings, marches and press conferences

ANF - 2019-04-02 11:32
The Governor of Muş has banned meetings, demonstrations and press releases for 15 days. ...

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Nineveh governor - The National

Thenational - 2019-03-28 22:34

Baghdad Issues Arrest Warrant, Travel Ban for Ex-Governor after Mosul Ferry Accident

BAS News - 2019-03-27 16:39
ERBIL — Iraqi judicial authorities have issued an arrest warrant and travel ban for the former governor of Nineveh after the ferry accident in Mosul. Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi requested parliament to vote for dismissing governor Nawfal Hammad ...

Iraqi parliament sacks Nineveh governor after Mosul boat capsize

E-Kurd - 2019-03-27 15:41
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday to sack the governor of Nineveh after an overloaded ferry capsized, killing at least 90 people, in the provincial capital Mosul, state media said. The boat was carrying families heading to an outing on an islan ...

Iraq orders arrest of former Nineveh governor after deadly ferry sinking

E-Kurd - 2019-03-27 15:41
MOSUL, Iraq,— Iraq has issued a warrant for the arrest of the former governor of Nineveh on corruption charges after at least 90 people were killed in a ferry accident in the provincial capital Mosul, two court officials said on Wednesday. The warrant al ...

Arrest warrant against former governor of Mosul

Kurdiu - 2019-03-27 14:28

Arrest warrant issued for sacked Nineveh governor

Rûdaw - 2019-03-27 12:30

Ferry tragedy and corruption in Mosul affect all Iraq

Jerusalem Post - 2019-03-26 06:06
Accusations that militias profited off island where ferry sank, calls for governor to resign and anger sweep important northern Iraq city two years after liberation from ISIS ...
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