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Turkey says to stay in Iraqi Kurdistan until PKK are cleared

E-Kurd - 2018-06-15 04:50
ANKARA,— Turkish army will remain in Iraq’s Kurdistan region in northern Iraq until the “terrorists” are cleared from the region, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Tuesday. During the interview with state-run Anadolu News Agency, he said ...

KDP, PUK to support Sayirun-Fatih alliance

Waar Media - 2018-06-13 13:18
WAAR-DUHOK: The two leading Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) welcomed in a joint statement on Tuesday evening the new alliance of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the winner of the recent parli ...

Sulaimani.. Peshmerga protest against Iraqi parliament decision

Waar Media - 2018-06-13 13:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Peshmerga, police and security forces in Sulaimani filled its streets on Wednesday protesting the annulment of their votes in Iraq’s parliamentary election and accusing certain parties from the Kurdistan Region of being complicit. Arez Abdull ...

Baghdad Criticizes Erbil for Extradition of Murderer of German Girl

BAS News - 2018-06-13 13:01
ERBIL - After Kurdistan Region’s security forces extradited on Saturday a man who was accused of killing a 14-year-old girl in Germany, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry criticized the Kurdish and Germany authorities, calling the move as "a violation of the law ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Troops in Diyala's Qara Tapa

BAS News - 2018-06-13 11:57
ERBIL - At least four Iraqi troops were wounded overnight on Tuesday in clashes with Islamic State (IS) in Diyala's Qara Tapa district, said a Kurdish official. Mohammed Omer, head of a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) headquarters in Qara Tapa, conf ...

KDP, PUK Jointly Welcome Sadr, Amiri New Alliance: Statement

BAS News - 2018-06-12 23:21
ERBIL - The two leading Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) welcomed in a joint statement on Tuesday evening the new alliance of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the winner of recent parliamentary ...

Masrour Barzani: We Back Unified Agenda that Serves People

BAS News - 2018-06-11 15:21
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani received on Monday the US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman for talks on several issues related to recent Iraqi parliamentary election outcome, including formation of the next gove ...

Kurdistan Ballots are Safe: Commission

BAS News - 2018-06-11 12:06
ERBIL — The votes from the Kurdistan Region casted for the recent Iraqi parliamentary election are safe after the fire incident in Baghdad’s warehouse, an official said. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Ali Qader, head of Iraqi electoral commission’s provincial ...

KRG PM Barzani discusses with US ambassador political process in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-06-10 13:11
WAAR-DUHOK: The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, on Saturday night, the political process in Iraq and the decisions of the Iraqi Council of Representatives last, with the US ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman and his delegation ...

Masrour Barzani “Strongly” Rejects Annulment of Peshmerga Votes

BAS News - 2018-06-09 23:38
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, on Saturday welcomed the proposal of manual recounting of ballots from the recent Iraqi parliamentary election, but rejected the cancelation of the votes casted by Peshmerga and se ...

Kurdistan Parliament: Annulling Peshmerga Votes “Unacceptable”

BAS News - 2018-06-09 23:38
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament on Saturday slammed a decision in Baghdad which has ordered the cancellation of votes casted by the Kurdish Peshmerga, police and security forces during the recent Iraqi parliamentary election. On 6th June, the Iraqi p ...

Putin says all Russia’s plans in Iraqi Kurdistan are legal

The New Mail - 2018-06-08 04:02
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended Russia’s involvement in Iraqi Kurdistan’s energy sector, saying it was in accordance with the law and was not designed to foment disagreement between… The post Putin says all Russia’s plans in Iraqi Kurdistan ...

KDP: No Objection to Manual Recounting of Iraq’s Election Ballots

BAS News - 2018-06-07 22:01
ERBIL — Officials and representatives from the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) have made it clear that the party has no objections to the manual recounting of ballots for the recent Iraqi parliamentary election, in which the KDP has won the major ...

Maliki’s Bloc: No Objection to KDP Taking Iraqi Presidency

BAS News - 2018-06-03 00:38
ERBIL — The Iraqi Shi’ite bloc of State of Law Coalition, led by the influential vice president Nouri al-Maliki, said on Saturday that it has no objections to a figure from Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) being appointed to Iraq’s president position. Ho ...

KDP: Annulment of Votes in Kurdistan, Kirkuk Only a “Political Move”

BAS News - 2018-05-30 23:52
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has warned against Iraqi parliament’s decision to annul the election ballots in Kurdistan Region and Kirkuk alone, saying the decision is politically motivated. In an official statement on Wednesday, KDP spoke ...

PUK Apparently Shifting Position on Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2018-05-30 13:47
ERBIL - Two lawmakers from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan(PUK) have called Hashd al-Shaabi as “militias” in remarks which indicate a shift in party’s position towards the Iranian-backed armed groups in Iraq. On October 16, last year, the Iraqi army in ...

Zebari: Iraqi parliament decision can’t come into force

Waar Media - 2018-05-29 20:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent politician and leading member of Kurdistan Democratic Party, Hoshyar Zebari, said on Monday that the Iraqi parliament under the leadership of Salim al-Jabouri, who has lost at the recent elections, is escalating political te ...

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 ...

Kurdish Politician: Iraqi Parliament Heightening Political Tension

BAS News - 2018-05-29 01:19
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent politician and leading member of Kurdistan Democratic Party, Hoshyar Zebari, said on Monday that the Iraqi parliament under the leadership of Salim al-Jabouri, who has lost at the recent elections, is escalating political tensio ...

Federal Police, Counter-terrorism Forces Withdraw from Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2018-05-28 16:31
ERBIL - The federal police and Iraqi counter-terrorism forces have withdrawn from Kirkuk province, said a Kurdish official on Monday. Adnan Karkuki, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to Kirkuk, told BasNews that the reason behind the move might be the r ...

PUK to Meet with Several Iraqi, Regional Political Parties

BAS News - 2018-05-27 23:12
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is set to meet with several Iraqi and regional political parties on Tuesday to discuss a number of issues regarding the latest political developments in the country, said a spokesperson. The spokesperson for ...

PUK Committed Fraud in Iraqi Election Without Iran's Involvement: Gorran

BAS News - 2018-05-27 15:35
ERBIL - Although Iran was highly accused of helping the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in the recent Iraqi parliamentary election, Change Movement (Gorran) as a main rival for the party said that the Islamic Republic of Iran "was not behind the issue ...

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 ...

KDP, PUK Delegations Meet with Iraqi President in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-24 00:21
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Wednesday met with Iraqi President Fuad Masum in Baghdad to discuss post-election moves. The Kurdish delegates reportedly exchanged ...

KDP, PUK delegations in Baghdad to discuss new Iraqi gov’t formation

E-Kurd - 2018-05-23 18:40
BAGHDAD,— Kurdish delegations from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met on Wednesday in Iraqi capital city of Baghdad. The PUK delegation arrived in Baghdad earlier on Wednesday to hold talks with Iraqi bloc ...

KDP, PUK Delegations Meet in Baghdad, Emphasize on Unity

BAS News - 2018-05-23 13:32
ERBIL - If the Kurdish factions unite in Baghdad, they can preserve the rights of the people of Kurdistan Region as tensions can be seen among the Iraqi parties, said a Kurdish delegate in the capital of Iraq on Wednesday. As both major Kurdish parties, ...

KDP Delegation Meets with Sadr in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-22 23:56
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met on Tuesday with Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of Sa’eroun Alliance who has won the Iraqi parliamentary election. The KDP delegation, led by Secretary of the party’s politburo Faz ...

First-Ever PKK Member Reaches Iraqi Parliament

BAS News - 2018-05-22 14:53
ERBIL - For the first time in the party's history, a member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who was a candidate on the New Generation electoral list has obtained a seat in the Iraqi parliament while the armed group is designated as a "terrorist org ...

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 encourages Kurdish factions to unite in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-05-21 17:46
WAAR-DUHOK: The leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani on Monday criticized the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission for creating difficulties during the election process, especially for the Yezidis in Nineveh province most of ...

Gorran to Boycott Iraqi Parliament, Political Process: MP

BAS News - 2018-05-19 23:05
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region Parliament for the Change Movement (Gorran) has revealed that his party’s decision so far is to boycott the parliament and political process in Baghdad. MP Bestoun Fayiq told BasNews that the decision is for the f ...

PM Barzani: Kurds Should End Local Tensions, Unite in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-19 16:05
ERBIL - Deputy head of the leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Nechirvan Barzani congratulated on Saturday his party's supporters for their victory in Iraqi elections, urging all Kurdish factions to resolve their disputes and unite in Baghdad. "I ap ...

PUK Runner-up in Election for Alliance with Baghdad: Iraqi Politician

BAS News - 2018-05-19 14:27
ERBIL - The victory of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the Iraqi election as a second largest party in Kurdistan Region by winning 18 seats of the parliament could never occur without its ties with Baghdad, said an Iraqi official. Wafiq al-Samarrai, ...

Genel Energy on track for Iraqi Kurdistan output growth

E-Kurd - 2018-05-17 13:05
LONDON,— Genel Energy is on track to hit its oil output target in Kurdistan, it said on Thursday, adding that its cash reserves had risen by 28 percent from the end of last year. Genel reiterated its target for the Peshkabir oilfield operated by DNO in K ...
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