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Baghdad Opposes Involuntary Deportation of Emigrants from EU

BAS News - 2018-08-13 10:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is against any deportation of its citizens from EU countries if it is against their own will, country’s foreign ministry said. The ministry stated Iraqi ambassador to Sweden, Ahmed Kamali, had held a meeting with Swedish offi ...

Iraqi MP Calls on UN to Intervene in Iraq-Iran War Reparations

BAS News - 2018-08-12 20:53
ERBIL - An Iraqi MP has strongly criticized the country's government for "being soft on Iran" in reacting to Tehran's demands for the old Iraq-Iran war reparations, calling on the UN to intervene and decide which side should compensate the other. MP Faya ...

Iraqi Protesters to Stage Strike if Their Demands are Further Ignored

BAS News - 2018-08-11 22:12
ERBIL - Iraqi protest organizers have said that they are left with only one option if the government continues to ignore their demands, a report said in Saturday. Ali Basri, a member of the demonstration organizers in Basra province told Russia Today tha ...

Abadi's Alliance Delegation to Visit Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-08-11 19:48
ERBIL - A delegation from the Iraqi Victory Alliance, led by Haider al-Abadi is expected to visit the Kurdistan Region in a near future to discuss the formation of the Iraqi future government, an Iraqi official said on Saturday. Riyaz Tamimi, a leader of ...

Finland to Send Military Advisors to Train Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2018-08-11 11:57
ERBIL — The Finnish government has announced that it will send a number of military advisors to Iraq to take part in NATO training mission for Iraqi troops. “The President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy decid ...

UN Expects Iraqi Future Government to be Free from Sectarianism

BAS News - 2018-08-09 00:14
ERBIL - The Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has said that he is expecting the Iraqi future government to be free from sectarian partitioning, noting that its president also should be a strong o ...

Iraqi Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani says elections should held on time

E-Kurd - 2018-08-07 20:39
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani, on Tuesday, said that the Kurdish region’s election, which is set for September 30, 2018, should be held on time. Barzani said tha ...

Ghost Employees Waste over $8.4 Million Monthly from Iraq’s Budget

BAS News - 2018-08-07 16:21
ERBIL — Ghost employees make up 20% of the total number of Iraqi’s on government payroll, and they waste 10 trillion Iraqi dinars (approximately 8.4 Million USD) every month from the country’s budget, said a lawmaker. The total number of ghost employees, ...

Four years on, Yezidis still seek justice

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-05 01:09
Formally, the Yezidi people are citizens of Iraq, and the Iraqi government is responsible for ensuring their safe return, but they are, in fact, neglected by Iraq’s politicians. (Photo: Anadolu Agency) ...

Abadi: Kurds are Serious in Helping Baghdad to Form New Government

BAS News - 2018-08-01 13:45
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has hailed Kurdistan Region's "serious" readiness to coordinate with Iraq in building a new government in Baghdad, showing his country's willingness to work with the region in this regard. The remarks were made during his ...

Abadi: Government Serious to Meet Protesters' Demands

BAS News - 2018-07-31 23:09
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday that his government is serious about meeting the demonstrators' demands, noting that the current protests in the country have pushed Baghdad to work harder to improve the public services, a report said. Du ...

Rudaw: KRG PM Barzani meets Iraqi PM Abadi in Baghdad

Justice for Kurds - 2018-07-31 03:01
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hosted a meeting in Baghdad on Monday with Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. The two leaders discussed developments in Erbil-Baghdad relations and the ongoing pro ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani meets Iraqi PM Abadi in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-07-30 18:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met on Monday evening with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad for talks on Erbil-Baghdad relations and political process in Iraq. During the meeting, where the count ...

Tourism has been neglected in Sarsing of Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-07-28 05:08
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Sarsing is a town located in the province of Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan. It is supposedly considered as a touristic place at least in the eyes of Ministry of Tourism of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional government. Howev ...

Baghdad Removes Six More Kurds from Office in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-26 23:48
ERBIL — The Iraqi central government has dismissed six more Kurdish officers from their positions in the disputed province of Kirkuk. The six officers were all in managerial positions, said Azad Jabbar, head of security committee of Kirkuk Provincial Cou ...

HRW Suspicious About Secret Detention Centres under Baghdad Rule

BAS News - 2018-07-22 21:30
ERBIL — The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Iraqi government to reveal the number of detention centres across the country, and to not hold any suspect without informing their families. The human rights agency is now suspicious about the secret ...

KRG Urges Iraqi Security Forces, Protesters to Negotiate Peacefully

BAS News - 2018-07-21 15:18
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) urged on Saturday both the Iraqi authorities and civil demonstrators to peacefully address the issues between them for the sake of protection of the public institutions. Demonstrations have been staged over ...

Iraqi Tribal Figure Rejects Government's Request to Halt Protests

BAS News - 2018-07-21 11:34
ERBIL - An Iraqi tribal figure in al-Qadisiyyah Governorate said that they have rejected to halt the protests at the request of the government, a report said. Talk to Al-Arabiya Al-Jadeead newspaper, head of the Daraji tribe, Sheikh Awni Sahib from the c ...

Sadr halts Iraqi government formation talks over protestation in country

Waar Media - 2018-07-20 10:20
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose Sayirun faction came first in Iraq’s May election, has urged the political parties to halt talks over forming the future government, and, instead, fulfil the demands of the protesters in the country ...

Iraqi govt accredits all public universities in Kurdistan Region

The Kurdish Project - 2018-07-20 03:32
This article originally appeared in Rudaw. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Iraqi government has recognized and accredited all public universities in the Kurdistan Region, according to a statement from the KRG’s higher education ministry. The Kurdistan Regi ...

Turkey armed 600 people from Turkmen front in Iraq’s Kirkuk: PUK member

E-Kurd - 2018-07-19 21:35
KIRKUK,— The Turkish government has provided 600 members of the Turkmen front with weapons in Kirkuk, a member for the leadership of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of Iraqi Kurdistan, Khalid Shwani said on Wednesday. Shwani told NRT that his part ...

PM Barzani: a Bright Future Awaits Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-07-19 12:42
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani called all the Kurdish factions on Thursday to be part of the current discussions on the future Iraqi government formation. The Kurdish premier also pointed out that a 'bright future is awaiting the Kurdistan ...

Protesters Give Iraq Three Days Ultimatum to Meet Their Demands

BAS News - 2018-07-18 18:05
ERBIL - Demonstrations against the poor public services and employment were continued on Wednesday in the Iraqi provinces of Basra and Babil, and the protest organizers have given only three days to the government to meet their demands and release the de ...

8 dead, 60 injured as Iraq protests continue for 11th day

Waar Media - 2018-07-18 14:14
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi central government is seeking to contain protests against unemployment and a lack of basic services which broke out in July, 8, in Southern Iraq, with the number of victims killed reaching eight while 60 others were injured, accordi ...

Rudaw: Yezidi village school to become genocide museum

Justice for Kurds - 2018-07-18 00:25
DUHOK, Kurdistan Region – Yezidi activists have successfully lobbied the Iraqi government to convert a school in the village of Kocho near Sinjar – known to Kurds as Shingal – into a museum dedicated to the ISIS genocide. The Iraqi government gave the pro ...

UN Urgest Iraq to Respect Protesters’ Concerns

BAS News - 2018-07-17 21:10
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Jan Kubis, on Tuesday urged the Iraqi government to respect the legitimate concerns of the people who have taken to streets to call for better living conditions. “He calls on the ...

Iraqi Demonstrations Might Expand to Khanaqin: Official

BAS News - 2018-07-17 11:11
ERBIL - The Directorate of Human Rights in Khanaqin has warned of gatherings against the security of the city and lack of efficient public services, and the government's attempts to ban the predicted demonstrations. "Based on our researches, the situatio ...

Iraqi Vice President Warns of Chaos, Calls for Interim Govt.

BAS News - 2018-07-16 00:06
ERBIL — Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi has warned of chaotic situation in the country after growing violent protests across several provinces, calling for an interim government as the sole solution. In a statement on Sunday, Alawi said the unrest in th ...

Iraqi government suspended Social media services in Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-07-15 19:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Iraqi government’s decision to shut down services of social media sites extended to the Kurdistan Region, Ministry of Transportation and Communications in the region said on Saturday. It added that there are att ...

Iraq Blocks Facebook as Protests Expand

BAS News - 2018-07-15 00:33
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has imposed a blockade on Facebook across the country in the wake of growing and violent protest in southern provinces. The social media platform, which is the most popular in Iraq, has also been blocked in the Kurdistan Regi ...

Sadr to Abadi: Either Premier Office or Islamic Dawa Party

BAS News - 2018-07-12 23:58
ERBIL — Muqtada al-Sadr, leader of the election winner faction of Sairoon, has warned Haider al-Abdi to choose either the Iraqi premier position for the next government or the Islamic Dawa Party, an official said. Ziyad Assadi, a leading member of Sadris ...

KDP, PUK Politburos to Discuss Joint Program on Iraqi Future Government

BAS News - 2018-07-11 15:59
ERBIL - The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to hold a meeting on Thursday for talks on a joint program regarding their participation in the future political process in Iraq. PUK Spokesper ...

Barzani: Kurds Seek Partnership, Consensus, Balance in New Iraqi Gov.

BAS News - 2018-07-09 16:59
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani reaffirmed on Monday that the new government in Baghdad should include a true partnership, balance in power, and consensus to avoid repeating mistakes. The remarks ...

Kurdistan delegation to visit Baghdad over new Iraqi government formation

Waar Media - 2018-07-09 14:36
WAAR-DUHOK: A delegation from the Kurdistan Region will visit Baghdad to discuss the efforts for establishing a new government for Iraq, an official said. Saad Matlabi, a leading member for the State of Law Coalition, said that the visit will take place ...

McGurk, al-Jabouri hold meeting on next Iraqi government forming

Waar Media - 2018-07-09 14:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri is holding a meeting with Envoy of U.S. President to Iraq, Brett McGurk to discuss a number of issues. Both sides are discussing the process of forming the next Iraqi government and the manual recount ...

Sadrs Calls for an End to Negotiations with US over Iraqi Gov. Formation

BAS News - 2018-07-09 00:34
ERBIL — Iraq’s powerful Shi’ite cleric and the winner of May’s election, Muqtada al-Sadr, has urged all political blocs to abandon the talks with the US over the formation of future Iraqi government. Sadr, who leads the Sairoon Bloc, said that his factio ...

Barzani receives State of Law and al-Fatih Coalition in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-07-08 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Delegations from the State of Law and al-Fatih Coalition met with Kurdish leader and president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Saturday to discuss the future Iraqi government. The visiting delegation reportedly hopes to invite the larg ...

More Iraqi Delegates to Visit Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-07-08 09:48
ERBIL - Delegations from the Victory Alliance, Sa'eroun Alliance, and the Sunni factions will visit Kurdistan Region to discuss the establishment of the future Iraqi government with the Kurdish factions, a source revealed on Sunday. The source told Shafa ...

Fatih Coalition Delegates Arrive in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-07-06 22:36
ERBIL — A high level delegation of Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi's Fatih Coalition led by its leader Hadi al-Amiri arrived in Erbil on Friday to discuss the formation of the future Iraqi government with the Kurdish factions. The delegates, who are expec ...

Iran Cuts Flow of 42 Rivers into Iraq: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-07-04 23:47
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has accused neighbouring Iran of restraining at least 42 rivers from flowing into Iraq, causing water shortage in the country. Iraqi Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Ahmed Mahjoub said at a seminar in Baghdad that measures hav ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Deploys Massive Force to Western Mosul

BAS News - 2018-07-04 22:25
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi has deployed massive additional forces to areas west of Mosul, north of Iraq after an alleged agreement with the Iraqi government. Karim Shwaili, a commander for Hashd al-Shaabi, said that follow ...

Iraq Ready to Work with Turkey in Anti-PKK Op. in Qandil: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-07-03 22:17
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is now ready to cooperate with Turkey in the military operations aiming at ousting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from Kurdistan’s border areas, Iraq’s interior ministry said. Speaking to reporters, ministry spokesperson Ahme ...

Iraq Calls for Repatriation of IS Children to Home Countries

BAS News - 2018-07-03 21:01
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has called on home countries of the captured Islamic State (IS) jihadists to repatriate their children. “We ask all diplomatic missions in Iraq, resident and non-resident, to take back their nationals who have served their se ...

Maliki Demands Disarming Hashd al-Shaabi Militias: Statement

BAS News - 2018-07-02 22:25
ERBIL — Iraqi Deputy President Nouri al-Maliki called on Monday for disarming of the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, saying that 'no one should be allowed to carry guns except the government forces', said a statement. Maliki, who is also the ...

Kirkuk: Seven Iraqi Policemen Killed, Injured in Clash with IS

BAS News - 2018-06-29 01:19
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police and Islamic State (IS) militants clashed on Thursday in Kirkuk province, where seven government militants were killed or injured by the jihadists. A security source from the province confirmed the report to Shafaq News, detai ...

PM Barzani, EU Envoy Discuss Post-election Political Issues Across Iraq

BAS News - 2018-06-26 23:57
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechrivan Barzani received on Tuesday the EU ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua for talks on the post-Iraqi parliamentary election political developments, including the issues ahead the formation of the future government. Both si ...

Kurdistan PM, UN Envoy Discuss Future Iraqi Government

BAS News - 2018-06-26 18:32
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis and his accompanying delegation in Erbil. The pair discussed the latest political develo ...

Iraqi Police Clashes with Pro-Iranian Militia in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-06-20 15:59
ERBIL — Iraqi police forces reportedly clashed with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia in central Baghdad on Wednesday, officials confirmed. The clash broke out after Hezbollah refused to hand back the army vehicles which the Iraqi government had recen ...

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 ...
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