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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 ...

Iraq's parliament fires governor over Mosul ferry disaster

Kurdiu - 2019-03-25 06:11

Iraqi parliament sacks Nineveh governor

Rûdaw - 2019-03-24 15:01

Iraqi Parliament Sacks Governor after Mosul Ferry Incident

BAS News - 2019-03-24 14:31
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament on Sunday dismissed governor of Nineveh Province, Nawfal Akub, and his two deputies. The majority vote came days after a tourist ferry capsized in Mosul’s Tigris river and killed over 100 people. Among the victims were many w ...

Iraqi PM proposes parliament sacks Nineveh governor

Rûdaw - 2019-03-23 10:00
The governor asked Shiite cleric Sistani to weigh in ...

Iraqi PM asks Parliament to remove Governor after Mosul ferry capsizing incident

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-23 09:39

Iraqi PM forms crisis cell for Mosul, excludes governor

Rûdaw - 2019-03-22 22:31

Protesters demand ouster of Iraqi governor after tragic drownings

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-22 20:30

Kirkuk to Resist and Survive: Ex-Governor

BAS News - 2019-03-21 16:00
ERBIL — Well-know Kurdish politician and former governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, said in his Nawroz message that the Kurdish province will survive the current situation of instability through its spirit of resistance. Karim, who is still accepted by ...

Parkland shooting: Suspended sheriff sues Florida governor | WPBN

Upnorthlive - 2019-03-15 23:18

Turkmen nominate an "acceptable personality" to the governor of Kirkuk

Kurdiu - 2019-03-13 22:29

Parkland shooting: Suspended sheriff sues Florida governor | WBFF

Foxbaltimore - 2019-03-07 21:31

VIDEO]: Mosul Governor's Guards Attack School Principle

BAS News - 2019-03-03 22:10
ERBIL - A footage has gone viral on Iraqi social media platforms in which a number of Mosul governor guards attack the principle of a school in the city which resulted in the arrest of one of the guards. Al-Arabiya said that the incident occurred at the ...

Arkansas governor signs law to automatically ban abortion after Roe v. Wade falls | News | LifeSite

Lifesitenews - 2019-03-02 13:23

Tennessee governor backs heartbeat bill, ‘any bill that reduces number of abortions’ | News | LifeSite

Lifesitenews - 2019-03-01 18:42

US bishop rebukes Virginia Governor for ‘staggering’ infanticide remarks | News | LifeSite

Lifesitenews - 2019-03-01 16:44

PUK Political Delegation Visits Baghdad Today

Waar Media - 2019-02-27 13:50
WAAR_DUHOK A political delegation from PUK party arrived in Baghdad last night, the reason behind the visit was to determine the position of the Ministry of Justice and appoint a governor for the province of Kirkuk. “A political delegation from PUK heade ...

IS Already Returned: Former Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2019-02-25 18:09
ERBIL - There is no point in warning about the possibility of re-emergence of the Islamic State (IS) as the militant group has already re-emerged, argued the former governor of Nineveh on Monday. "Warning of the return of Daesh or any other terrorist org ...

Francois Hollande Arrives in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-02-25 09:31
ERBIL — Former French President Francois Hollande arrived in Erbil early morning on Monday to attend the Shifa Gardi International Award. Hollande was received at the Airport by Kurdistan Region Interior Minister Karim Sinjari and Erbil Governor Nawzad H ...

Iraqi gov't limits acting Kirkuk governor’s influence with oil, metal, security

Rûdaw - 2019-02-21 06:09
It is not immediately clear what prompted Baghdad to change the governor’s powers ...

Turkmen Front demands the post of Kirkuk governor

Kurdiu - 2019-02-18 01:31

PUK dismisses ex-Kirkuk Governor from party eight months after his resignation

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-17 08:51

PUK to dismiss Najmaldin Karim from political bureau, Iraqi Kurdistan: party

E-Kurd - 2019-02-16 19:24
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership council decided in a meeting on Saturday to dismiss former governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim from the party’s political bureau. A member of the PUK’s political bureau ...

KDP, PUK agree on new Kurdistan government, president, Kirkuk governor

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-15 19:14

Turkish visa application center opens in Iraq’s Kirkuk: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-02-15 15:47
KIRKUK, Northern Iraq, ,— A Turkish visa application center opened in Kirkuk city in northern Iraq on Friday making it easier for local people to travel to Turkey. Acting governor of Kirkuk Rakan Saeed al-Jabouri said that the new visa office will help t ...

'It's One of the Ugliest Parts of Humanity.' Virginia Lt. Governor's Accuser Speaks About the Issue of Sexual Assault [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-02-13 13:48

Impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governor on hold [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-02-12 07:43

Governor says he knows nothing of deal to return Peshmerga to Kirkuk

Rûdaw - 2019-02-09 20:03
Jabouri said federal forces must hold Kirkuk's security portfolio ...

Iraqi Parliament votes to sack Kurdish Governor of Kirkuk

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-07 17:54

Diyarbakir: 1,200 -Year-Old Bible Found

BAS News - 2019-02-05 20:10
ERBIL - An old Bible has been discovered in the Kurdish province of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey which dates back to over 1000 years, the state media said on Tuesday. Diyarbakir governor's office said in a statement that the 1,200 old relic was foun ...

1,200-Year Bible Found in Southeastern Turkey

Waar Media - 2019-02-05 11:02
WAAR_DUHOK A Bible thought to be 1,200 years old was found in a police operation in southeastern Turkey, the governor’s office said on Tuesday. An anti-smuggling team on Monday seized the Bible, said to be only 34 pages long, with gold lettering on leath ...

Scimitar-wielding Turkish governor vows to conquer Jerusalem | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-01-30 10:16

Iran-backed Badr accuses acting Kirkuk governor of sectarianism

Rûdaw - 2019-01-26 11:18
“The biggest loser in this unjust equation is the Turkmen, and even bigger losers are the Shiites ...

Arizona governor urges new leaders at facility after rape | KECI

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Hurricane Florence is 'deadly' and 'far from over,' North Carolina governor warns | WSYX

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Trump’s move in Venezuelan could cause domino effect

Waar Media - 2019-01-24 09:30
U.S. President Donald Trump announced his government would recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the new president of Venezuela. The decision came after Trump met with various Republicans, including Florida Governor Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubi ...

Hurricane Florence is 'deadly' and 'far from over,' North Carolina governor warns | WLOS

WLOS - 2019-01-24 03:10

N.J. Governor Chris Christie accosts heckler in Milwaukee

Yahoo - 2019-01-23 22:59

Can This Governor Teach Democrats How to Win in the South? - POLITICO Magazine

Politico - 2019-01-23 14:15

Walker uses power next governor may not have to seal deal

Yahoo - 2019-01-22 19:30

Hurricane Michael damage could be worst in decades, warns Florida governor | News | DW | 10.10.2018

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Kris Kobach defeated in Kansas governor's race

Yahoo - 2019-01-19 14:39

Basra Protests Turn Violent Again

BAS News - 2019-01-18 18:13
ERBIL - Protesters in Basra, south of Iraq, once again took to the streets on Friday to demand better public services and more job opportunities. However, the protests turned violent after angry protestors attacked the police posts around the governor’s ...

Trump endorses Republican businessman John Cox for California governor

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-17 22:00

Mosul: Shi'ite Militias Exhume Christian Graveyard in Search for Treasures

BAS News - 2019-01-16 18:35
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces and pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias are looting the ancient objects belonging to Christians in the province of Ninevah, a Sunni official revealed on Wednesday. Atheel al-Nujaifi, who previously served as the Governor of Nine ...

11 Governor’s Races Will Shape America’s Political Landscape

Nymag - 2019-01-16 11:56

Trump rally in Florida: Watch live stream as Trump campaigns for Republican candidates Ron DeSantis and Governor Rick Scott today in Fort Meyers – live updates - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-01-16 03:20

Senate approves Trump nominee Michelle Bowman for Fed governor

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-15 01:50

Israel rearrests Palestinian Jerusalem governor | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-14 20:14

Candidates for Minn. governor divided by visions for education -

Startribune - 2019-01-14 16:30

Stacey Abrams refuses to call GOP opponent Brian Kemp a legitimate governor after 'tainted' election

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 15:02

New California governor's wife wants to be 'first partner'

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