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Vote recount could delay next Iraqi government until 2019: MP

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-18 23:13

Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with officials

E-Kurd - 2019-01-15 17:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived on Tuesday in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil for talks with Kurdish officials. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, alon ...

KDP Trying to Prevent Baath Era Figures from Rejoining Iraqi Gov.

BAS News - 2019-01-14 19:29
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is making efforts to ensure that the former Iraqi Baath regime era figures will not rejoin the government once again. The Kurdish ruling party made the remarks during a meeting between its delegates and repres ...

Ammar al-Hakim: Issues between Erbil and Baghdad can be solved

Waar Media - 2019-01-14 16:29
A delegation from Kurdistan Democratic Party visited Baghdad; in order to formation of the new Iraqi government cabinet, and met with Ammar al-Hakim. “The peace process in Iraq and implementing the new government cabinet were discussed in the meeting wit ...

Iran FM Mohammad Javad Zarif Ensured his Support for Iraqi Government

Waar Media - 2019-01-14 16:29
Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif; headed a high-ranking politico-economic delegation arrived in Baghdad on Sunday. Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Iraqi PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi and his Iraqi counterpart Mohammad Ali Alhakim yesterday, and it is expec ...

Sulaimani brothers jailed for contacting ISIS online

Rûdaw - 2019-01-13 18:16
The Iraqi government declared the defeat of ISIS in Iraq in December 2017 ...

The torture of children in Iraq’s Kurdish region must stop

The Kurdish Project - 2019-01-12 13:08
A Human Rights Watch report on the treatment of children in custody of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq should lead to an inquiry and accountability by the Iraqi government. The post The torture of children in Iraq’s Kurdish region must st ...

Pompeo Presses Iraqi Kurds to Maintain Dialogue With Central Government - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-01-10 18:49

Without Islamists Iraqi Kurdistan heading for first secular government

E-Kurd - 2019-01-10 15:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— In 2019, it seems Iraqi Kurdistan’s government will not have any Islamist parties involved. Their exclusion, and a wholly secular leadership, presents both a problem and an opportunity. In Iraqi Kurdistan, every it ...

Iraqi Kurdistan government rejects HRW report over torturing children

E-Kurd - 2019-01-09 12:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has rejected allegations that children detained for suspected links to Islamic State (ISIS) were tortured in the Region’s prisons. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report ...

Iraqi Kurdistan tortured detained children: Human rights watch

E-Kurd - 2019-01-08 14:42
Beatings, Electric Shock used against children in Iraqi Kurdistan. BEIRUT,— The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq is torturing children to confess to involvement with the Islamic State (ISIS), Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Children tol ...

Three Iraqi delegations secretly visit Israel: reports

E-Kurd - 2019-01-07 18:22
JERUSALEM, Israel,— Three Iraqi delegations secretly visited Israel in the past few months and reportedly met with government officials, as well as academics, to discuss Iraqi-Jewish heritage and build a foundation for future ties between the two countri ...

Secret Delegations from Iraq Visit Israel

BAS News - 2019-01-07 10:07
ERBIL — Three Iraqi delegations visited Israel in the past few months to meet with government officials and academics in a bid to establish ties between the two countries, Hadashot TV reported on Sunday. The last delegation visited Israel within the last ...

Baghdad Allocates 50 IQD Billion for Implementing Article 140

BAS News - 2019-01-06 23:10
ERBIL - The Iraqi government has allocated 50 IQD billion from its 2019 budget bill for implementing the article 140 of the constitution, a Kurdish lawmaker said on Sunday. Mariwan Nadir, a Kurdish MP in the Iraqi Parliament, said in a statement that the ...

The Budget to be settled this month

Waar Media - 2019-01-05 18:49
Finance Committee in Iraqi Parliament announced today; that they will do their best to approve the budget bill in current month. “For Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s new government to be able to implement its program, they will try their best to approve the bill of 2 ...

Iraq Supports Syria’s Return to Arab League: FM

BAS News - 2019-01-04 12:49
ERBIL — The Iraqi government supports Syria to be allowed to return to the Arab League, Iraq’s Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim said. “Iraq supports the unity of Syria and its return to its normal position in the Arab world and the region and the resto ...

No progress made on forming new Iraqi Kurdistan government: PUK official

E-Kurd - 2019-01-03 20:03
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Member of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburo Rizgar Ali has said that no progress has been made in negotiations to form the new Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet. Ali told Turkish state-run ...

Iraq Not Obliged to Abide by US Sanctions against Iran: FM

BAS News - 2019-01-03 14:08
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is not obliged to follow the United States in its sanctions against Iran, said an Iraqi top diplomat. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim said that the US sanctions are “unilateral” and ...

KDP’s Faction met to discuss the new government formation

Waar Media - 2019-01-02 17:28
KDP’s Faction in Iraqi Parliament met today to discuss the Kurdistan Region situation and the new Kurdistan Region government formation. “KDP’s Faction in Iraqi Parliament met today at 12 o’clock, Hemin Hawrami head of KDP’s faction in Kurdistan Parliame ...

Damascus Grants Iraq Permission to Strike IS in Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-31 12:50
ERBIL — The Syrian regime has granted the Iraqi government to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) inside Syria, reports revealed. The report came after the Iraqi jets carried out two airstrikes this month and left dozens of IS jihadists kil ...

Ankara provokes Iraqi government with plans against PKK

Al Monitor - 2018-12-30 08:25

KRG Denounces Iraqi Mufti's Fatwa against Christmas Occasions

BAS News - 2018-12-30 00:15
ERBIL - Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs has condemned a statement made by an Iraqi influential Mufti which had forbidden Muslims from celebrating the New Year's occasions. Iraq’s prominent Sunni cleric S ...

Hadi al-Amiri to BasNews: New Iraqi Cabinet Will be Concluded Soon

BAS News - 2018-12-29 20:11
ERBIL - Head of Fatih Coalition, Hadi al-Amiri, has stated that the new Iraqi government will be concluded in the near future. The ministries of justice, interior, and defense have so far remained vacant due to disputes among the political parties over t ...

Iraq.. Kirkuk Oil Exports reaches 100 thousands barrel per day

Waar Media - 2018-12-29 19:17
Iraqi government increased Kirkuk oil exports to 100 thousands barrel per day through the oil pipes in Kurdistan Regions. “Now the Iraqi government exports 100 thousands barrel a day to Turkey through the oil pipes connected to Kurdistan Regions, while p ...

Kurdistan Regional Government hands over 1,400 ISIS detainees to Iraqi govt - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2018-12-29 11:10

Kirkuk Oil Exports Remain Limited

BAS News - 2018-12-26 23:05
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has announced that the flow of crude from Kirkuk oilfields to Turkish port of Ceyhan remains limited for now. Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban told reporters on Wednesday that Kirkuk oil exports will stay between 80-90,000 ...

Basra: Protesters Gather Outside Governor's Office

BAS News - 2018-12-25 21:53
ERBIL - Demonstrations were resumed on Tuesday in the Iraqi southern province of Basra as the government has not addressed what the people of the city have been demanding since July. Protests started in mid-July against the lack of efficient public servi ...

Baghdad, UN Contributions to Sinjar Reconstruction “Not Effective”: Mayor

BAS News - 2018-12-25 13:32
ERBIL — The Iraqi government and United Nations have spend fairly large funds to reconstruct the Yezidi town of Sinjar, but the contribution and its mechanism has not been effective, said Sinjar Mayor Mahma Khalil. Sinjar, a predominantly Yezidi town in ...

Turkey extends ban on Iraqi Kurdistan’s Sulaimani Int’l Airport until March

E-Kurd - 2018-12-24 22:24
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Turkish government has extended its ban on flights to and from Sulaimani International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkish destinations for three more months, a Kurdish official said on Monday. Director of the ...

Washington Asks Iraqi Deployment to Syria as US Troops Leave

BAS News - 2018-12-24 13:31
ERBIL — The United States has asked the Iraqi government to deploy soldiers to northeast Syria to fill the gap left by the US troops, a source claimed. The report comes after US President Donald Trump announced that his country’s troops currently station ...

KRG Responds to HRW Report on Iraqi Prisoners in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-12-23 21:20
ERBIL - Sunni Arabs who received imprisonments in the Kurdistan Region over their ties with the Islamic State (IS) militant group will have to be re-arrested by the federal government with the documents relevant to their dossiers, a Kurdish official said ...

To complete the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, the Iraqi Council of Representatives meets

Kurdiu - 2018-12-22 20:23

The EU committed €14M to assist the Iraqi Government

The Global Coalition - 2018-12-20 13:59
The EU committed €14M to assist the Iraqi Government L’article The EU committed €14M to assist the Iraqi Government est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Over 1.4 Million IDPs, Refugees Remain in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-12-19 08:58
ERBIL — Despite Iraqi government’s announcement of liberation the entire country from the Islamic State (IS) 12 months ago, more than 1.4 million Iraqi IDPs and Syrian refugees are unwilling to leave Kurdistan and return to their homes. According to the ...

Iraq's Abdul-Mahdi Hopes to Conclude His Cabinet this Week

BAS News - 2018-12-18 22:11
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has stated that he hopes to conclude the establishment of the new government this week if the parliament will vote on the remaining ministerial nominees on Thursday. The Council of Representatives voted on Tuesday on the ...

Iraqi Kurdistan monthly income over $1 billion, but much is siphoned away: MP

E-Kurd - 2018-12-18 21:10
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) lawmaker in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament, Sherko Jawdat Mustafa, claimed on Saturday that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) brings in over $1 billion per month, but that as much as ...

Abadi's Suspension of Security Advisor Falih Fayadh Overturned by Court

BAS News - 2018-12-17 20:35
ERBIL - An Iraqi court on Monday overturned a decision by former PM Haider al-Abadi to expell Falih Fayadh from three key security posts in the government. Earlier in August, Abadi argued that Fayadh could not keep his security tasks while being involved ...

Iraqi parliament will vote on remaining ministers tomorrow

Waar Media - 2018-12-17 20:35
Iraqi parliament will vote on the remaining Iraqi federal government ministers on Tuesday, after failing to vote on vacant ministries in its last session. “Iraqi Parliament will be held to vote on the remaining ministers of the Adel Abdul-Mahdi cabinet a ...

Iraqi parliament meets tomorrow to vote on the completion of the remaining ministries of the Iraqi government

Kurdiu - 2018-12-17 19:15

Sinjar-Sahela Road is Now Open

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-17 15:45
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga After a series of negotiations between Kurdistan Regional Government and the Central Government, the Sinjar (Shingal) – Sahela Road is now open and operating as usual from both sides of the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi ...

Kurdish parliamentary factions call on Iraqi government to act against Turkish shelling

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-16 23:53

Turkmens Parties to Form United Front in Next KRG: MP

BAS News - 2018-12-16 22:30
ERBIL - The Turkmens parties will participate in the next Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) as a united front, a lawmaker said on Sunday. The Turkmen Reform Party, Turkmen Development Party, Turkmen People's Party, and the Iraqi Turkmen Front, after a ...

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

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

Sldinfo - 2018-12-15 00:25

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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) ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

Kurdiu - 2018-12-02 16:18

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi Official Warns of Possible Assassination Attempt on Sadr by Iran, Qatar

BAS News - 2018-11-28 17:52
ERBIL - An Iraqi high-ranking official has warned of a possible assassination attempt on Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr by Iran and Qatar over the powerful leader's prevention of certain nominees from holding any ministerial posts in the new government. ...

Iraqi government considering loans to families affected by ISIS war: official

E-Kurd - 2018-11-28 13:46
BAGHDAD,— The head of Iraq’s Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations, Mustafa al-Hiti, said on Tuesday that the Iraqi government plans to offer loans to people whose houses were damaged in the war against Islamic State. “The plan i ...

Salahaddin Provincial Council Accuses Hashd al-Shaabi of Raiding Facility

BAS News - 2018-11-27 15:37
ERBIL - Salahaddin Provincial Council has accused the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias of raiding the facility, urging the Iraqi government to withdraw the Shi'ite forces from the province. "Today, a group belonging to the Hashd al-Shaabi, raided the ...

PUK leadership differences indicate no congress until next spring

Rûdaw - 2018-11-26 11:50
Kurdistan and Iraqi government formation needs to finish before PUK is likely to hold party congress ...

Iraqi parliament sets Monday session to complete Abdul Mahdi's government

Kurdiu - 2018-11-25 22:27

Protesters Take Back to Basra Streets

BAS News - 2018-11-25 14:37
ERBIL — Protesters in southern Iraqi province of Basra resumed demonstration on Sunday to call on the new government meet their demands. The mass gathered outside the Basra Oil Company, demanding for jobs as the people across the oil-rich province strugg ...

New Generation calls on Iraqi govt to reveal details on Kirkuk oil export deal with Kurds

E-Kurd - 2018-11-25 11:46
BAGHDAD,— The New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) caucus in the Iraqi parliament called on the Iraqi government on Saturday to reveal the details of an agreement between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad to resume the export Kirkuk’s oil. “We support rest ...

Salih and Russia’s Lavrov discuss investment in Iraq

Rûdaw - 2018-11-23 18:36
Lavrov said he was 'glad' to see Iraqi government come into form ...

Masrour Barzani Optimistic about Future Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2018-11-23 12:59
ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has expressed optimism about the future of the relations between the Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi government. Barzani’s comment came after he accompanied former presid ...

Kurdish, Iraqi Leaders Meet in Sign of Improving Ties

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-11-23 08:47
Relations between Kurdish leaders and Iraq’s new government are warming, a rapprochement between two U.S. allies that could help stabilize the country. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan issued a strong defense of the region’s treatment of Christians

E-Kurd - 2018-11-22 23:29
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dindar Zebari, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Coordinator for International Advocacy, issued a strong defense of the Region’s treatment of Christians on Wednesday, saying that Kurdistan was the safest place in ...

Barzani Reiterates Support for Iraqi PM to Resolve Disputes

BAS News - 2018-11-22 13:08
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has reiterated support for the new Iraqi government led by PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi in hopes of addressing the prolonged disputes between Erbil and Baghdad. Barzani arrived ...

Shi’ites, Sunnis Warn of IS Resurgence in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-11-22 09:40
ERBIL — Political figures form both the Iraqi Shi’ite and Sunni sects have warned of the Islamic State (IS) trying to make a come-back to the northern province of Nineveh, accusing the government of inefficient actions. The Qarar alliance, headed by Usam ...

Iraq Planing to Set up Oil Pipeline Through Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-11-21 13:40
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is planning to establish a new pipeline crossing the Kurdistan Region to Turkey, through which its oil in the northern fields will be exported on the international markets. Asim Jihad, a spokesperson for Iraq’s ministry of oi ...

Iraqi Sunni Factions Agree on Four Nominees for Defense Ministry Post

BAS News - 2018-11-19 16:41
ERBIL - The Iraqi Sunni factions have agreed on four nominees for the post of defense ministry in the new government. Political sources confirmed to BasNews that the Sunni parties have offered the names of Salim al-Jabouri, Salah al-Jabouri, Hisham Duraj ...

Iraqi PM Serious in Resigning if Parties Continue to Disagree on Ministerial Posts: MP

BAS News - 2018-11-17 23:15
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi's threatenings to resign his position, due to political confrontations among the parties over ministerial posts in his government, is "not just words", a Kurdish lawmaker said on Saturday. Abdul-Mahdi has lately started ...

The Turkmen Front demands real representation in the Iraqi government

Kurdiu - 2018-11-17 18:10

Iraqi Shi'ite Factions Can't Agree on One Nominee for Interior Ministry

BAS News - 2018-11-17 17:49
ERBIL - After over three weeks of establishing a new government in Baghdad, the Iraqi Shi'ite factions have not yet agreed to have one sole nominee for the position of interior ministry, reports said. According to Iraqi media reports, the Alliance of Ref ...

US Welcomes Resumption of Kirkuk Oil Exports

BAS News - 2018-11-17 09:50
ERBIL — The United States has welcomed Friday’s agreement between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the government of Iraq to resume the oil exports from the disputed province of Kirkuk. “Congratulations to the Iraqi government and the governme ...

Iraq Seeks US Approval on Exchanging Food for Iranian Gas: Official

BAS News - 2018-11-14 13:11
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is looking for possible methods in order to continue the purchase of gas and energy supplies from neighboring Iran under the US sanctions, among them is exchanging food for Iranian gas, according to officials from Baghdad. Ir ...

Iraqi PM Hails “Good Ties” Between Erbil and Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-11-13 23:00
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the relations between the central government of Iraq and the regional government in Kurdistan Region was “good”. “We have good relations with the Kurdistan Regional government. We will so ...

Iraqi MPs fail to pass gov’t proposed budget, will hear party complaints

Rûdaw - 2018-11-13 07:46
Two committees — one from the government and a special group of MPs — will meet with political parties on Sunday and Monday ...

Erbil and Baghdad are close to a deal on Kirkuk’s Oil

Waar Media - 2018-11-11 22:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and central government in Baghdad are close to a deal over exporting Kirkuk oil to Ceyhan port. After the U.S. sanctions hit Iran, Iraqi government has in plans to export Kirkuk’s oil via Kurdistan pipeline ...

The Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government reached an agreement

Kurdiu - 2018-11-11 17:44

Iraq Ready to Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Kuwait, Jordan Amid Flash Floods: PM

BAS News - 2018-11-10 20:53
ERBIL - The Iraqi government has shown readiness to help Kuwait and Jordan with logistics and humanitarian assistance as the two states have been facing heavy floods in the past few days. The Iraqi premier's office said in a statement on Saturday that PM ...

Demonstrators Come Back to the Streets in Basra

BAS News - 2018-11-08 17:46
ERBIL - Hundreds of people took it to the streets once again on Thursday in the Iraqi southern province of Basra over government's failure to meet the individuals' demands within the promised timeframe. According to Iraqi media reports, the protesters bl ...

Iraqi Govt. Forms Committee to Address 2019 Budget Disputes

BAS News - 2018-11-08 14:20
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has established a specialized committee to review the issues pertaining to the 2019 budget bill and address the disputes. Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s cabinet announced on Thursday that the committee would work with the Iraqi parliamen ...

New Iraqi Govt. Includes 5 Ministers from Online Applications

BAS News - 2018-11-08 10:42
ERBIL — The new Iraqi government has selected five of its ministers from the thousands of applicants who sent their resumes for the positions via an online portal, said Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s office. The cabinet has so far received the parliam ...

Iraqi PM, Sadr's Sa'eroun Don't Agree on Interior Minister's Appointment: Official

BAS News - 2018-11-07 23:04
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi is determined to appoint Falih Fayaz as the interior minister, while the Sa'eroun Alliance, led by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, has strongly refused to accept a former government official to be in the cabinet once again, an o ...

Iraqi Govt. Allocates Nearly 200 Billion Dinar Budget for Pro-Iran Militias

BAS News - 2018-11-07 13:33
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has allocated 197 billion Dinar of its budget for the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. According to the press office of the Iraqi premier, the allocation is made from Iraq’s annual budget for the year of 2019, as r ...
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