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Parliament released five names of candidates for Iraqi Kurdistan presidency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-19 18:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Sunday announced the official names of the presidential candidates. The Kurdish parliament released five names including current Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nech ...

Kurdish MPs Say Iraq’s New Deployment to Kirkuk “Suspicious”

BAS News - 2019-05-19 14:47
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has reportedly deployed two additional brigades to the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk under the pretext of battling the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants. However, Kurdish lawmakers believe that there are other agen ...

Iraqi Kurdistan edges towards new government | Manuel Langendorf | AW

Thearabweekly - 2019-05-19 09:20

‘Great leeway’ given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan, government says

E-Kurd - 2019-05-18 11:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari has said that a great deal of leeway is given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in accordance with the journalism law. ...

Shengal: Open the Humanitarian Corridor!

ANF - 2019-05-16 18:55
The health committee of Shengal calls on the Iraqi government and the responsible authorities to immediately open the humanitarian corridor between Shengal and Rojava. ...

Iraq may stand to benefit from heightened US-Iran tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-05-15 11:46
Central Iraqi government inhabits a position where it may be able to capitalise off of US-imposed sanctions on Iran. ...

Kurdistan Regional and Iraqi Federal governments meet in Erbil

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-05-14 20:29

Nechirvan Barzani is Kurdistan presidential candidate of KDP, PUK, Gorran: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-05-14 15:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Current Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani is the presidential candidate for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), and Change Movement ...

France to Help Iraq Launch Space Agency, Satellite

BAS News - 2019-05-14 15:14
ERBIL — The Iraqi government, in cooperation with France, is hoping to soon launch its space agency and a satellite into the space. Amir al-Bayati, technical affairs deputy in the ministry of telecommunication of Iraq, said they are ““coordinating with F ...

Nearly 3,000 Yazidis abducted by Islamic State still missing: KRG official

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 17:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari said on Sunday that 2,913 out of the 6,284 Yazidis who were abducted by Islamic State (IS/ISIS) militants remain missin ...

Confining Families with Alleged IS Links in Iraq “a Form of Collective Punishment”: HRW

BAS News - 2019-05-07 16:55
ERBIL — Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Iraq for the reports indicating that the country is planning to detain families with perceived affiliation to the Islamic State (IS). “The Iraqi government proposal to confine alleged families of ISIS membe ...

KRG to Send Abroad More Victims of Chemical Attacks by Saddam's Regime

BAS News - 2019-05-07 00:53
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will send abroad a number of survivors of the chemical attacks carried out by the former Iraqi regime led by Saddam al-Hussein in the 1980s, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Monday. The stateme ...

Hatha al-youm: KDP, PUK sign final deal on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

Justice for Kurds - 2019-05-06 23:41
(Hatha al-Youm | Iraq News)- KDP deputy leader Nechirvan Barzani (L) shakes hands with PUK acting leader Kosrat Rasul after signing a new agreement on Kurdistan government formation in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, May 5, 2019. Photo: NRT SULAIMANI, Iraq’s ...

Iraqi Parliament Seeks Clarifications on Baghdad's Attempt to Buy S-400

BAS News - 2019-05-06 22:54
ERBIL - The Iraqi Council of Representatives has contacted the government for clarifications on Baghdad's alleged attempts to purchase Russia's S-400 missile defense system, a lawmaker revealed on Monday. Talking to Sputnik, MP Fatih Younis, a member of ...

Sadr Calls for Clemency to Iraqi Inmates

BAS News - 2019-05-06 10:45
ERBIL — Iraqi powerful cleric and the leader of Sairoon parliamentary bloc, Muqtada al-Sadr, has urged the government to grant certain inmates a pardon on the eve of Muslim’s holy month of Ramadan. Sadr, whose political faction won the largest number of ...

KDP, PUK sign final deal on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-05-05 20:59
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK have signed an agreement that finalizes the latter’s participation in the new Iraqi Kurdistan government. In the presence of many senior part ...

Iraqi Kurdistan ‘repaid’ over $1 billion in loans: KRG finance minister

E-Kurd - 2019-05-03 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has repaid several separate loans worth of more than $1 million, Finance and Economy Minister Rebaz Hamlan said on Thursday. During a meeting with a delegation from the Fre ...

KDP’s discriminatory rules – Get a job at int’l oil companies in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 15:15
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Local government authorities of KDP made discriminatory work rules to get a job at international oil companies operating in Iraqi Kurdistan Local government authorities of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) have made d ...

Charity: Iraq excludes 45,000 children born under ISIS rule

Rûdaw - 2019-04-30 23:04
The Iraqi government today considers their birth certificates invalid ...

All Iraqi Kurdistan political parties have ties with Iran: Kurdish envoy

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
TEHRAN,— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative in Iran Nazim Dabagh said on Monday that all of the political parties in Iraqi Kurdistan have their own relationship with Iran, separate from their official dealings through the KRG. Dabagh told ...

Female activists call to increase number of women in new Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dozens of female activists held a press conference in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil on Monday to urge the Kurdistan Parliament to make sure that there is an increase in the number of women holding official posit ...

Kurdistan Regional and Iraqi Federal governments meet in Erbil

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – The Kurdistan Regional Government and the Iraqi Federal Government met in Erbil. The Iraqi Federal Government delegation was led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr. Fuad Hussein and includ ...

Iraqi Kurdistan Islamic religious body issues Fatwa against hunting animals

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 23:12
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Islamic religious authority in Iraqi Kurdistan Region on Sunday proclaimed it ‘Haram’ (forbidden) to hunt wild animals and called on citizens to abide by the laws and regulations of the regional government in th ...

Turkey’s FM Cavusoglu arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 15:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil on Sunday night to meet with senior Kurdish leaders. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan B ...

Iraqi delegation meets with Kurdish officials to discuss oil, disputed areas

E-Kurd - 2019-04-28 21:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A delegation from Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) met in Erbil to discuss issues of mutual interest on Sunday. The Iraqi delegation included the ministers of planning, industry ...

Government cars are misused on daily bases in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-04-28 21:31
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Kurdistan regional government (KRG) pumps millions of dollars in public departments and agencies but doesn’t follow up closely to see how the money is used and spent. For example, Millions of dollars is being spent o ...

High-level Iraqi Delegation in Erbil to Discuss "Remaining Disputes"

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — A high-level delegation led by Iraq’s Planning Minister Nouri Dilemi has arrived in Erbil to discuss the remaining disputes between the Iraqi federal government and the regional government of Kurdistan. The first meeting was attended by Kurdistan ...

Coming summer big test for Iraqi government post-ISIL: Canadian commander | nanaimonewsNOW

Nanaimonewsnow - 2019-04-26 20:05

Coming summer big test for Iraqi government post-ISIL: Canadian commander | Burnaby Now

Burnabynow - 2019-04-26 10:48

Sadr Criticizes New Iraqi Government

BAS News - 2019-04-25 22:31
ERBIL - Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun alliance, has strongly criticized the new government which is yet to be concluded after several months, considering the new cabinet "corrupted". Sadr said in an online statement on his Twitte ...

Iraq to Meet with KRG over Oil Exports: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-25 12:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Thursday that they are planning a meeting in the near future with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for talks over oil exports. According to the minister, cited by Reuters, the Baghdad delegation w ...

Metro center calls on Iraqi Kurdistan to re-investigate violations against journalists

E-Kurd - 2019-04-23 21:07
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Metro Center for Journalists’ Rights and Advocacy, urged Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to repeat investigations “in depth” on previously reported violations against journalists on the anniversary of Ku ...

KDP, Gorran wanted to form Kurdistan government without PUK: official

E-Kurd - 2019-04-23 14:03
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) wanted to form new Iraqi Kurdistan government without the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), said an official from PUK leadership. Member of PUK Leade ...

140 villages in Bradost appeal to UN against Turkey

ANF - 2019-04-23 13:47
A letterwas sent to the international community, the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan regional government in the name of 140 villages in Southern Kurdistan’s Bradost region demanding the Turkish soldiers leave the region. ...

Iraq to Compensate Flood-affected People: Lawmaker

BAS News - 2019-04-22 23:24
ERBIL - The Iraqi government will compensate the people in the areas affected by this year's flash floods across the country, a Kurdish lawmaker said on Monday. Talking to BasNews, Nasir Harki, a Kurdish lawmaker at the Iraqi Council of Representatives, ...

Germany Donates $1.14 Million to to Advance Criminal Investigations and Local Police Service in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-22 15:02
BAGHDAD (UNDP)— The Government of Germany will contribute an additional USD 1.14 million to advance criminal investigations and local policing, that are identified key priorities within the Government of Iraqi's on-going Security Sector Reform Programme. ...

Iraq Might Postpone Provincial Election to 2020: MP

BAS News - 2019-04-22 14:26
ERBIL — The Iraqi government would possibly delay the provincial elections in the country as the ground is not yet prepared, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Earlier this year, the Iraqi government said they have set the provincial elections for 16th November, 2 ...

Baghdad, Riyadh Agree on Security, Intelligence Cooperations

BAS News - 2019-04-19 12:19
ERBIL — The Iraqi government and Saudi Arabia have reached an agreement to strengthen ties and cooperation in security and intelligence affairs. The deal is part of 13 agreements a high-level Iraqi delegation, led by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, sign ...

Iraq Allocates Financial Grants to Yezidi Women Who Survived IS

BAS News - 2019-04-18 22:10
ERBIL - Iraqi Minister of Displacement and Migration revealed on Thursday that the federal government will start its delivery of financial grants to each Yezidi girl or woman who has been freed from Islamic State (IS) captivity. Nofal Mousa made the rema ...

Shi'ite Militias Tax Foreign Oil Companies in Basra: Expert

BAS News - 2019-04-17 22:42
ERBIL - Certain Shi'ite militias have harassed the foreign oil companies in the Iraqi city of Basra by taxing them while the federal government keeps silent on the issue, an expert said on Wednesday. A petroleum engineer spoke to BasNews on condition of ...

Iraq to Ban PUBG, Similar Online Video Games

BAS News - 2019-04-17 19:53
ERBIL - Iraqi Council of Representatives on Wednesday called on the government to ban the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, better known as PUBG, in the country, arguing that the online game has caused social and psychological problems to the public. The ca ...

Iraqi Parliament asks government to ban PUBG, Fortnite, Blue Whale video games

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-17 15:59

Peshmerga Delegation to Visit Baghdad, Discuss Budget

BAS News - 2019-04-16 14:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs will send a delegation to Baghdad next week for talks over the procedures of delivering Peshmerga’s budget designated by the Iraqi government. “The Ministry of Peshmerga plans to send a representat ...

Baghdad Agrees with Ankara to Oust PKK from Iraq: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-16 00:14
ERBIL - Baghdad and Ankara have agreed on ousting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) from Iraq, an Iraqi lawmaker revealed on Monday. Fazil Fatlawi, an MP at the Iraqi Parliament, said in a statement that the federal government has asked the security lea ...

Ex-Iraqi premier calls for disbanding Hashd al-Shaabi

Waar Media - 2019-04-15 13:31
WAAR_DUHOK Former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has called for disbanding the Hashd al-Shaabi, a largely Shia paramilitary force that provides support for government troops. “The mission of the Hashd al-Shaabi has ended after victory against the Daesh ...

Baghdad Delegation to Visit Erbil, Discuss Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-04-14 22:28
ERBIL — A delegation from Baghdad is set to visit Erbil on Monday to discuss the current situation and future plans in Kirkuk and other areas disputed between Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi government. Peshmerga official Qaraman Kamal ...

Iraq Should Compensate Victims of Anfal: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-14 12:07
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is responsible to compensate those affected by the genocidal Anfal campaign at the hand of former Baath Regime, reiterated Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. He made the call in an official statement on the 31 ...

PM Barzani Urges Iraq to Compensate Anfal Campaign Victims' Families

BAS News - 2019-04-12 23:50
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani has called on the Iraqi government to compensate the family members of the victims of Anfal campaign by the former Iraqi regime Saddam al-Hussein. The Kurdish premier made the call in a statement on the anniv ...

Litterers, polluters to face fine in Iraqi Kurdistan, government says

E-Kurd - 2019-04-12 12:17
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Litterers and polluters in Iraqi Kurdistan Region will face steep punishments ranging from financial fines to confiscation of their vehicle under new regulations issued by the government’s environment protection bo ...

New Batch of Russian T-90 Tanks Delivered to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-09 15:01
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Tuesday that it has received another batch of T-90 battle tanks from Russia. This was the fourth shipment of the T-90s that Russia has delivered to the defense ministry of Iraq, according to Maj. Gen. Walid Khali ...

First Armenian Orthodox church opened in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-04-06 21:11
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Saturday opened the first Armenian Orthodox church in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region. It has has been built and supervised by the KRG’s Ministry o ...

UN should stop Iraqi Kurdistan’s ruling families controlling and abusing the Judiciary system

E-Kurd - 2019-04-06 13:49
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net In Kurdistan of Iraq, public trust in the judiciary system and many judges is low, and the perceptions of corruption about government officials are so high. This is because judiciary system is not independent to esta ...

Over 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prison: Iraqi Human Rights Commission member

E-Kurd - 2019-04-05 20:31
BAGHDAD,— There are more than 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prisons, a member of Iraqi Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said on Thursday. Ali al-Bayati said in a statement that the Government of Iraq should investigate the issue in the framework of strength ...

Baghdad lawmaker to foreign donors: Don't give to Iraqi government

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-05 16:36

KDP, PUK reach agreement on new Kurdistan government formation: spokesperson

E-Kurd - 2019-04-03 21:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reached an agreement on the formation of the new Iraqi Kurdistan government after series of meetings between the two sides, a PUK spok ...

KDP will not wait any longer to form new Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet, Barzani says

E-Kurd - 2019-04-03 18:07
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Massoud Barzani has said that the party will not wait any longer for the other parties and would proceed to form a new government. Speaking at the Erbil International ...

Iraq to open border to allow its refugees to return

ANF - 2019-04-03 11:28
The Iraqi government said it is ready to reopen border to allow its citizens who fled DAESH and went to Northern and Eastern Syria to return. ...

New Iraqi Kurdistan government could be formed without PUK: KDP

E-Kurd - 2019-04-01 13:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The new cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) could be formed without the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), an official from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has said. KDP Politburo Secretary F ...

Iraq Preparing for National Census

BAS News - 2019-03-31 17:09
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is preparing to conduct a national census across the country by the end of 2020. A spokesperson for ministry of planning said on Sunday that preparations are underway with an operation room already overseeing the procedure. H ...

Iran Waives Iraqi Passport Holders from Visa Fees

BAS News - 2019-03-31 13:57
ERBIL — The Iranian government has decided to exempt Iraqi passport holders from all visa fees, starting from 1st April, said Iranian consul in Sulaymaniyah. The decision came after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to Iraq where he propose ...

Dynastic politics of Barzani family is a threat to democracy in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-31 06:01
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has nominated dynastic politicians of Barzani family for one more time in raw to grab the power and hold the most important posts in KRG government in Iraq. Nechirvan Barzani haven be ...

Iraq to Appoint New Vice Presidents after Prolonged Dispute

BAS News - 2019-03-28 11:09
ERBIL — The positions of first and second vice presidents of Iraq are to be filled after months of political disputes that has left even the Iraqi government incomplete. MP Alia Nusaif said on Thursday that appointing the vice presidents is already overd ...

IS Only Removed from Populated Areas: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2019-03-27 16:39
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga commander has warned of Islamic State (IS) insurgency activities, saying that the group has only been eliminated from populated areas while it is still active in remote areas. The Iraqi government declared full victory over IS ...

Mosul Thanks KRG for Reaction to Ferry Incident

BAS News - 2019-03-26 12:28
ERBIL — The people of Mosul and Iraqi government value Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) response to the tragedy of the sinking ferry in Mosul last week which killed over 100 people, said commander of Nineveh Operation Command. The ferry sunk last Fr ...

Iraqi government suspends calls to and from Korek Telecom

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 11:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Iraqi government has suspended all calls to and from Barzani-owned Korek Telecom for violating government instructions. The Iraqi Communications and Media Commission issued an order dated March 20, 2019 informi ...

The Resurgent Conflict Between The Iraqi Government And The Kurds, Explained - Task & Purpose

Taskandpurpose - 2019-03-23 00:19

KRG Ends Newroz Festivals to Mourn Victims of Mosul Ferry Sinking

BAS News - 2019-03-22 14:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Friday announced that it will join the public mourning the Iraqi government has announced after the ferry incident in Iraq’s Mosul. According to an official statement, the KRG will cancel the nationwide ...

Journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan are victim of political tension: CPJ

E-Kurd - 2019-03-22 00:39
Committee to Protect Journalists Mission journal: Journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan are under pressure from authorities in the autonomous northern Iraqi region, with news outlets shuttered and critical reporters arrested. With government formation talks und ...

Iraq to Assist Kurdistan in Developing Tourism Sector: Minister

BAS News - 2019-03-17 23:15
ERBIL - Iraq will support the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in developing the tourism sector as Erbil is making efforts to make big advancements in this regard, Iraqi Minister of Culture Abdul-Amir Hamdani said on Sunday. "The federal government is ...

Gorran to get 60 positions in new Iraqi Kurdistan government: member

E-Kurd - 2019-03-17 11:45
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Change Movement (Gorran) will get 60 positions in the new cabinet of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) according to an agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), a member of the party said on ...

SDF denies handing over Iraqi ISIS members

ANF - 2019-03-16 15:09
SDF Spokesperson said there is no agreement with the Iraqi government regarding the delivery of ISIS members. ...

KDP motive behind taking interior, oil, municipalities ministries in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-16 11:30
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iraq (KDP) has selected what positions it wants in the new Kurdistan regional government. It is holding firmly to take the positions of ministry of interior, natural resources, munic ...

Iraqi Kurdistan responds to U.S. report on human rights

E-Kurd - 2019-03-15 17:00
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari responded on Friday to a US report that highlighted a range of human rights abuses that took place in the Kurdistan Reg ...

Deloitte report on Oil and Gas review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region - Q3 of 2018

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-03-15 12:29

[PICTURES]: UN Exhumes First Mass Grave of Yezidis in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-03-15 12:03
ERBIL — The United Nations kicked off its mission to exhume and document the first mass grave where the bodies of Yezidi victims of the Islamic State (IS) brutality are buried. The mission is a joint work between the Iraqi government, Kurdistan Regional ...

Complying with OPEC Deal, Iraq Cuts Oil Exports to 3.5 Million bpd

BAS News - 2019-03-14 15:06
ERBIL — The Iraqi government said it has cut its oil exports to 3.5 barrels per day to comply with an OPEC deal. Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said that his country has the capacity of exporting 5 million bpd, but it will continue on lower average o ...

Iraq Rules Out US Sanctions against Shi’ite Militia Group

BAS News - 2019-03-13 13:34
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has rejected a decision by the US to sanction Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a militia group active in Iraq, known for its ties with Tehran. Earlier this month, US Treasury Department said that it had sanctioned the group and i ...

Salary robbers arrested in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, money recovered

E-Kurd - 2019-03-13 12:39
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Sulaimani security forces arrested the group of gunmen early on Wednesday, who, a day earlier, reportedly stole close to $1.35 million USD in government salaries. “The salaries of Shar Hospital employees have now been ...

SDF to return 20,000 detainees to Iraq in 'weeks or months': ICRC

Rûdaw - 2019-03-12 21:52
“The Iraqi government has expressed its will to bring those people back, but it’s obviously a challenging situation ...

Robbers steal $1.5 million in government salaries in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-12 15:27
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Several armed on Tuesday robbed a government vehicle in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan which was reportedly transporting close to 1.5 million USD in civil servant salaries to a local hospital. On a busy street, gun ...

Kurdistan Marks 49th Anniversary of First Autonomy

BAS News - 2019-03-11 10:20
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region is marking the 49th anniversary of the “March 11 Agreement” of 1970 which forced the then Iraqi government to grant the Kurds autonomy and some other rights. Nearly five decades ago, Kurdish leader Mustafa Barzani and then govern ...

Iraqi PM to Visit Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-10 10:31
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will soon visit Kurdistan Region’s capital to meet with top Kurdish officials. A source from the Iraqi government said Abdul-Mahdi’s visit to Erbil is in pursuit of further fostering the ties between the cent ...

Salaries in Iraqi Kurdistan will be paid ‘in full’, Nechirvan Barzani says

E-Kurd - 2019-03-08 22:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani announced Friday that the salary withholding system would end as of this month and that salaries would be paid in full from now on. “Today’ ...

Iraqi, Kurdistan governments torture Islamic State child suspects: HRW

E-Kurd - 2019-03-06 21:48
GENEVA,— Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government authorities have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged Islamic State (also known as ISIS) affiliation, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday. The prosecutions are ofte ...

Iraqi Kurdistan denies torture of Islamic State child suspects

E-Kurd - 2019-03-06 21:48
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Children suspected of ties with the Islamic State (ISIS) group are not being held by Kurdish Asayish (security) forces and have not been tortured to elicit confessions, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said ...

Hundreds of Iraqi IS child suspects arrested, sentenced in ‘unfair’ trials

New York Post - 2019-03-06 11:16
IRBIL, Iraq — Iraq and the Kurdish regional government have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged affiliation with the Islamic State group, often using torture to coerce confessions, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. In a report, the Ne ...

Joint Committee to Investigate Report of 50 Yezidi Women Beheaded in Syria’s Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-05 15:18
ERBIL — A joint fact-finding committee will be formed between the Iraqi government and Yezidi leaders in Syria to investigate the reports which claimed that the Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded nearly 50 Kurdish Yezidi women in their last enclave in ...

Iraqi Kurdistan government bought luxury cars for Judicial Council: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-03-05 11:25
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has bought 19 Toyota Land Cruisers for the members of the Kurdistan Region’s Judicial Council, according to a New Generation lawmaker Mam Burhan Qan. Qani also said that th ...

PUK, KDP sign agreement on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-03-04 15:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have signed an agreement on the formation of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). KDP deputy president Nechirvan Barzani and the PUK ...

Japan Donates $3.4 Million to Support Health and Nutrition Needs of Iraqi Children

BAS News - 2019-03-04 15:33
BAGHDAD (UNICEF) — The government of Japan has donated US$3.4 million to provide lifesaving health and nutrition assistance for vulnerable children in conflict affected areas in Iraq. Approximately 4.2 million people have returned to their homes after fl ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets Iraqi Prime Minister

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-02-28 19:35

Iraqi Federal court postpones hearing on legality of Kurdistan oil exports until April

E-Kurd - 2019-02-28 14:06
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court on Thursday postponed until April a hearing on the legality of independent oil exports by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The court’s spokesperson Iyas Samuk said that the court decided during a schedule ...

Iraqi Kurdistan generated over $2.262 billion from oil exports in the 3rd quarter of 2018

E-Kurd - 2019-02-27 23:05
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) generated more than $2.262 billion USD in revenue from oil sales in three months in 2018. The KRG has released a report prepared by Deloitte on oil production, export, cons ...

Iraqi Government, Residents Should Collaborate to Eliminate IS: Official

BAS News - 2019-02-27 19:50
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) cannot be considered fully defeated in Iraq unless the federal government wins the hearts and minds of the people in the war-torn areas in the country, an Iraqi official argued on Wednesday. The comments were made by Ahmed ...

Iran try to solve the crisis candidate of the Interior Minister in the Iraqi government

Kurdiu - 2019-02-26 17:38

Iraqi Kurdistan continues oil exports to Iran despite U.S. sanctions: KRG

E-Kurd - 2019-02-26 16:13
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Despite the reimposition of US sanctions on Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) plans to maintain its economic connections Tehran, a Kurdish official has said. In an interview with a reporter from Jame ...

Kurds split on next Iraqi president and throw government formation into further turmoil | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-02-25 11:22

Iraqi Premier to Send Names of Ministerial Nominees to Parliament Soon

BAS News - 2019-02-24 20:58
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Sunday that he will send the names of the remaining ministerial nominees to the parliament. A few months have passed since the premier has announced the formation of a new government in Baghdad leaving a number o ...

SDF Hands over 150 IS Fighters to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-02-21 12:52
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has handed over more than 150 Islamic State (IS) militants it had captured to the Iraqi government. “Early this morning, 10 trucks loaded with Daesh fighters and their families were handed over by the SDF forces ...

Iraq Can’t Be Used as Launchpad to Attack Neighbors: Official

BAS News - 2019-02-21 11:05
ERBIL — The Iraqi government will not allow other countries to use its territories as a launchpad to attack neighbors, said Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih Fayadh. The official made the remark during an international event held in Baghdad to discus ...
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