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Iraqi Kurdistan not to allow hostile action against Iran from its soil

E-Kurd - 2018-06-18 22:08
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesman, Safeen Dizayee said on Sunday that Erbil will not allow hostile action to originate from the region’s soil against Iran. His remarks came in response to the rec ...

Iraqi PM: Parliament Not Authorized to Repeat Election

BAS News - 2018-06-12 18:28
ERBIL - Neither the parliament nor the government can cancel the May 12 parliamentary election outcome, said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at a press conference on Monday. The remarks were made after a parliamentary session where the Iraqi premier ...

Iraq’s Oil Export Increased in May

BAS News - 2018-06-12 13:24
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has revealed that its oil exports increased by 167,000 bpd to 3.803 million bpd during the month of May. State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) said, however, that the oil production was stable at the same range of 4.36 mill ...

Iraq to Deploy More Security Forces to Kirkuk Due to Instability

BAS News - 2018-06-09 15:17
ERBIL - The post-election political tensions in Kirkuk province have caused the security in the city to deteriorate, the Iraqi government, therefore is expected to deploy more of its security forces to the province this week, said a report on Saturday. A ...

Suspect in girl’s murder in Germany arrested in Iraq

Seattle Times - 2018-06-08 15:51
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says a young Iraqi man suspected in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in western Germany has been arrested in his homeland. The Interior Ministry said 20-year-old Ali Bashar was arrested by Kurdish securi ...

Turkey Suspends Filling of Ilisu Dam After Concerns in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-06-07 23:16
ERBIL — Following wconcerns raised by the Iraqi government, Turkey has suspended the filling of Ilisu dam on the Tigris river which flows through Turkey into Iraq, said the Turkish envoy to Iraq. “As of this moment, Tigris waters are being transferred to ...

Sadr: Partnering with Maliki Not an Option for Me

BAS News - 2018-06-06 11:17
ERBIL - Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun Alliance which has won the recent parliamentary election said that he would not be part of a future government influenced by Iran, said a report on Wednesday. Al-Araby Al-Jadeed cited a sourc ...

Barzani, French Ambassador Discuss Iraqi Future Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-06-03 15:59
ERBIL - Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani welcomed on Sunday French ambassador to Iraq Bruno Aubert for talks on the post-election political developments in the country. During the meeting where the Consul General Dominique Mas in Erbil was attendi ...

Sadr calls on Iraqi government to solve water, energy crises

Waar Media - 2018-06-03 14:50
WAAR-DUHOK: The leader of a Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr called on the government on Sunday to solve the water and energy crises in Iraq within days. Sadr said on his Twitter account that the current water and energy crises in Iraq aim to revenge ag ...

Iraq's Sadr Deeply Concerned over Turkey, Iran Water Sanctioning

BAS News - 2018-06-03 11:06
ERBIL - Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun Alliance, the winner of the recent parliamentary election, warned on Sunday his country's government of cutting off water flows coming into Iraq by Turkey and Iran. Sadr said on his Twitter a ...

Maliki Warns of Turkish Move to Dry Iraq

BAS News - 2018-06-03 01:33
ERBIL — Iraqi Vice-president Nouri al-Maliki expressed concerns over the Turkish government’s plans which could result in drying Iraq’s main rivers. “We are monitoring, with concern, the plans by Ankara government which cuts the flow of water into Iraq,” ...

Barzani, Iraqi Leaders Discuss Future Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-05-31 15:05
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani received on Thursday Jamal Al-Karboli, head of the National Movement for Development and Reform party and the Iraqi List coalition in the parliament to discuss the recent political developments in the count ...

Sadr, Kuwaiti Leader Discuss Iraq's Future Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-05-30 13:47
ERBIL - The sudden visit of Iraqi Shi’ite leader Muqtada al-Sadr to neighbouring Kuwait on Tuesday was after a formal invitation from the Amiri Diwan of the country (State of Kuwait) to discuss the latest political developments in Iraq, said reports on W ...

Kurds’ Participation Crucial in Forming Future Iraqi Government

BAS News - 2018-05-29 12:15
ERBIL - As the Iraqi parliamentary election was held and the results have been announced, all sides are now making efforts to form a new government for the country, and the two leading Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriot ...

Huge Sum of IS Cash Buried Under Mosul Rubbles

BAS News - 2018-05-27 23:12
ERBIL — A huge sum of the cash stolen by the Islamic State (IS) is now buried under the rubbles in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul which was liberated from the extremist group last year, a government source said. “Some Daesh [IS] prisoners have admitted ...

Fire started by rioting inmates in Iraqi jail kills 7

FOX News - 2018-05-27 07:49
The local government of a Kurdish province in northern Iraq says seven inmates have died of asphyxia in a fire started as part of a prison riot instigated to cover a foiled breakout attempt. ...

FIFA Warns Iraqi Government for Intervening in its Football Association

BAS News - 2018-05-26 13:43
ERBIL - The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has warned the iraqi government to not intervene in its Football Association's activities otherwise it will be banned from international matches. A meeting was held between the presiden ...

DNO, Genel receive $47.23 mln payment for Iraqi Kurdistan oil deliveries

E-Kurd - 2018-05-24 14:42
OSLO,— The Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO, reported on Thursday the receipt of USD 47.23 million from Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government as payment for February 2018 crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke license, DNO said in a pr ...

High-level KDP Delegation to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-21 22:57
ERBIL — A high-level delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is scheduled to visit Baghdad on Tuesday for talks over next Iraqi government between election winners. The KDP has won the majority of votes in the Kurdistan Region, and it is likel ...

Barzani, Wataniya Coalition Leader Discussing Next Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-05-19 20:25
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani welcomed on Saturday the Iraqi leader of National Alliance, also known as Wataniya Ayad Allawi to discuss the post-election developments, During the meeting, the pair also shed light on the Erbil-Baghdad re ...

The Iraqi Elections: A Way Out of the Morass?

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-18 22:39
The results of Iraq’s 12 May parliamentary contests are not yet final, but the broad contours are apparent. Efforts to fashion a coalition government will likely involve lengthy bargaining. Crisis Group’s Middle East and North Africa Program Director Joo ...

Sadr Calls for Technocrat Government, Rejects Foreign Intervention

BAS News - 2018-05-17 14:52
ERBIL - As he has won most of the seats of the parliament, Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sayirun Alliance called on the leaders of the parliamentary blocs to meet to form a "technocrat government". Sadr had said that his door was "open to ...

Project seeks to repair Iraqi society after Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2018-05-16 22:01
The campaign ‘We Are Iraq’ was launched after the liberation of Anbar province from Daesh. It aims to promote the principle of peaceful coexistence in communities through influencers such as activists, security representatives, government, and tribal she ...

KRG PM Barzani: We will seriously be part of Iraqi government form talks

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 16:45
WAAR-DUHOK: A high-level Kurdish delegation soon will visit Baghdad to engage in talks on the formation of the next Iraqi government. “In the near future [the Kurdish leadership] will go to Baghdad and begin talks with all the Iraqi parties to form the g ...

Maliki to form majority coalition for next Iraqi government

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 13:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Shi’ite politician and former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has reportedly begun negotiations to establish the majority of alliances with other factions in hopes of forming the next government in Baghdad. According to Maliki’s State ...

Maliki Committed to Form Majority Alliance for Next Government

BAS News - 2018-05-15 21:56
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite politician and former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has reportedly begun negotiations to establish the majority alliances with other factions in hopes of forming the next government in Baghdad. According to Maliki’s State of Law ...

Baghdad's Militarization of Kirkuk Threatens Election: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2018-05-10 21:09
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has deployed additional armed forces to the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk ahead of the parliamentary election, threatening the democratic process, said a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official. Speaking to BasNews on ...

Iraqi Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani makes unannounced visit to Moscow

E-Kurd - 2018-05-09 18:10
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The prime minister of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region will hold high-level talks in Moscow on Wednesday with Russian officials, a Kurdistan regional government KRG official said on Tuesday. Nechirvan Barzan ...

No Developments in Iraq Since 2003: Parliament Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-05-07 20:50
ERBIL - Some ordinary Iraqi citizens are so disappointed in the current government that they wish the former Baath regime would come to power again, said Iraqi parliament spokesperson, Salim al-Jabouri on Monday. Speaking Jordan’s Al Ghad newspaper, Jabo ...

Maliki Speaks of Majority Government After Election

BAS News - 2018-05-06 22:54
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite politician Nouri al-Maliki, who is heading the State of Law election list, said on Sunday that a government of majority is on the way to bring drastic changes to the country. “The upcoming majority government will reconstruct Iraq a ...

Iraq Receives Another Batch of Korean T-50 Jets

BAS News - 2018-05-03 23:16
ERBIL — The Iraqi government confirmed on Thursday that the third batch of South Korean fighter jets Baghdad had purchased from Seoul, were received. The Defence Ministry said that the shipment included six T-50 aircrafts. Iraq signed a contract in 2013 ...

Iraq Denies Reports on Killing Civilians During Airstrikes in Syria

BAS News - 2018-05-02 06:02
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has denied the accusations claiming that its fighter jets killed at least 23 civilians over the border during an airstrike. In a statement on Tuesday, Iraq’s Defence Minister said it has not carried out any cross-border airst ...

The Hill: Iraqi Kurdistan: From scorched land to role model

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-30 19:51
As electoral campaigning begins in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan, it is critically important to remember that despite recent political upheavals — including the Iraqi government’s invasion of the major oil-producing city of Kirkuk, then held by Kurds, and othe ...

Scandalous IS Leader Killed in Mosul: Official

BAS News - 2018-04-29 17:02
ERBIL - Iraqi pro-government forces killed on Sunday an Islamic State (IS) leader in northern Nineveh province who was well-known for major crimes, a security official said. "The 90th brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi killed Ibrahim el-Yassin, a prominent IS ...

Arabization Continues in Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2018-04-29 13:25
ERBIL - Iraqi government has plans to establish new Arabic language schools in Kurdish neighborhoods of Kirkuk, said a Kurdish official. Sherzad Rasheed, director of Kurdish studies in Kirkuk told BasNews that thousands of Kurdish teachers fled Kirkuk du ...

Erbil-Tehran Direct Flights Resumed

BAS News - 2018-04-28 17:31
ERBIL — Six months after halting the direct flights between Kurdistan Region and Iranian capital, the flights were resumed on Friday. In retaliation to Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum last year’s September, the Iraqi central government had imp ...

Former Iraqi Regime Figures Maybe Freed "Soon": Lawyer

BAS News - 2018-04-24 16:04
ERBIL - There is a lot of pressure from the US on the Iraqi government to release the former country's President Saddam Hussein's fellow jailed figures, said their lawyer. Badie Araf told al-Hayat newspaper that has information from a "trustworthy" sourc ...

Iraq Launches Anti-IS Airstrikes in Syria: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-19 15:13
ERBIL - Iraq has carried out airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) cooperatively with Syrian government, PM Haider al-Abadi's Office said. Brigadar General Yahya Rasool told Reuters that the Iraqi F16 warplanes on Thursday crossed into Syria to launch the str ...

Iran to resume direct flights to Iraqi Kurdistan, Iranian consul says

E-Kurd - 2018-04-18 10:33
LONDON,— Iran will soon resume direct flights from Tehran to Erbil, the capital city of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, an Iranian official said on Tuesday, almost six months after the Baghdad government imposed an air ban on the region in retaliation for an in ...

Iraq to Receive Third Batch of Korean Jets This Year

BAS News - 2018-04-17 22:51
ERBIL — The Iraqi government said on Tuesday it is expecting the third batch of South Korean fighter jets to arrive by the end of the current year. Iraq signed a contract to purchase 24 T-50 jets from South Korea. The ministry of foreign affairs said in ...
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