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Canada says no longer aiding Iraqi Kurds

The New Mail - 2018-06-10 10:17
Canadian special forces have ended their training support for Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters, the defense department confirmed on Friday, after Ottawa suspended the assistance in October. Canada is part of… The post Canada says no longer aiding Iraqi K ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraq: Armed men trap election workers in Kirkuk, block count

Washington Post - 2018-05-16 19:38
Iraqi officials said Wednesday that armed men have trapped election workers inside their offices in Kirkuk, disrupting the vote count in the northern city at the heart of a long-running dispute with Iraqi Kurds. ...

Kurdistan PM Urges Kurdish Sides to Unite in Baghdad Politics

BAS News - 2018-05-16 16:41
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani said on Wednesday in a press conference that all of the Kurdish factions need to work together to address any issues regarding the results of the Iraqi parliamentary election and unite in Baghdad. "Kurds shou ...

Disillusioned Kurds to vote in Iraqi poll

KurdisCat - 2018-05-11 18:05
On Saturday, Kurds head to the polls, disillusioned with the political elites who led their failed independence bid. Their vote could undermine the grip on power that two ruling parties have enjoyed in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region since it gained semi-autonom ...

Many Kurds May Boycott Iraqi Parliamentary Election in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-05-08 12:00
ERBIL - A group of people in Kirkuk who are known as "the Kurdish Rights Movement", have decided to boycott the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary election set for May 12 as they believe that the province "has been occupied" by the Iraqi forces. The group cons ...

Divided Kurds face losses in Iraq’s parliamentary election

E-Kurd - 2018-04-30 21:44
Analysts believe Kurdish political parties could lose 10 or more seats in the coming Iraqi election HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— As if the loss of oil-rich territory last year wasn’t painful enough, Iraq’s divided Kurds are bracing for a blow ...

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 ...

Iraqi FM: Former Iraqi regime used chemical weapons against Kurds

Waar Media - 2018-04-25 19:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq is totally against the using of chemical weapons as we understand how brutal it was when the former regime killed 5,000 Kurds in 1980s, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al- Jaafari said on Wednesday in a press conference in Brussels. “We d ...

Iraqi FM: Former Iraqi Regime Killed 5,000 Kurds with Chemical Weapons

BAS News - 2018-04-25 15:26
ERBIL - Iraq is totally against the using of chemical weapons as we understand how brutal it was when the former regime killed 5,000 Kurds in 1980s, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al- Jaafari said on Wednesday in a press conference in Brussels. "We don't ...

30th Anniversary of Anfal Massacre Against Kurds

BAS News - 2018-04-14 10:11
Brutality is always awful but it is worse when a government does it towards its own people, and this is waht the Iraqi Baathist did to Kurds at the time of Saddam Hussein's rule. Anfal genocide operation was one of its most barbaric operations against th ...

Baghdad Authorities Bring in Arabs to Kirkuk Ahead of Elections: Official

BAS News - 2018-04-13 15:57
ERBIL — The Iraqi authorities have started bringing in Arabs from other areas to Kirkuk province in hopes of increasing their votes against the indigenous Kurds, said a Kurdish official. The plan is taking place as the parliamentary elections across Iraq ...

France Supports Kurds' Rights Asserted by Iraqi Constitution

BAS News - 2018-04-12 11:47
ERBIL - France has clearly shown its stance for the Kurdistan Region, and it wants to support the region in preserve its rights in the framework of the Iraqi Constitution, said a Kurdish official. "If French President Emmanuel Macron pays a visit to Bagh ...

The Hate Speech In Iraq is Dangerously Increasing

E-Kurd - 2018-03-25 15:40
Dr. Diyari Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Recently, an Iraqi member of parliament made a statement in which he wanted to provoke a kind of hatred against the Kurds. He confirmed that the Kurds are seeking to return to rule Kirkuk city. And they have a se ...

Encouraging Signs in Iraq

National Review - 2018-03-23 08:06
Last year, relations between the Iraqi central government and the Kurds reached what was possibly an all-time low. ...

Barzani: Iraqi State Responsible for Massacre of Halabja

BAS News - 2018-03-16 11:56
ERBIL — Remembering the victims of Halabja Chemical attack on its 30th anniversary, Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said the Iraqi state is responsible for the massacre of Kurds in Halabja. “Today we commemorate the Halabja massacre at a time when the suff ...

When Saddam Hussein gassed 5,000 Iraqi Kurds at Halabja

E-Kurd - 2018-03-14 13:26
HALABJA, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—On March 16, 1988, as many as 5,000 Iraqi Kurds, mostly women and children, were killed when deadly gas was released on the northern town of Halabja by Saddam Hussein’s forces. AFP remembers the massacre, believed to hav ...

Iraqi President: We Can’t Influence KRG’s Budget Share

BAS News - 2018-03-10 21:14
ERBIL — Iraqi President Fuad Masum said on Saturday that his office will not involve in the disputes between Erbil and Baghdad over the share of Kurds from the federal budget. In an interview with al-Somariyah news channel, Masum said experts at the Iraq ...

Iraqi PM Talks Most, Does Least: MP

BAS News - 2018-03-08 12:56
ERBIL - In the past few months, the Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has made tens of promises to the Kurds, but only a few of his words have gone into action so far, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament Saman Falah told BasNews that the I ...

KRG PM: Iraq’s passing budget bill without Kurds was ‘unfortunate’

Waar Media - 2018-03-04 16:46
WAAR-DUHOK: KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani spoke about the budget dispute between Erbil and Baghdad at a press conference on Sunday. The premier said it was “unfortunate” that the Iraqi bill was passed without considering the views of the Kurds. Th ...

Kurdistan PM on Budget Bill: We Await Iraqi President to Reject the Bill

BAS News - 2018-03-04 14:19
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region PM at a press conference on Saturday appreciated the Kurdish factions in the Iraqi Parliament for having tried their best to protect the rights of the Kurds, urging the Iraqi president to show his stance. The Kurdish PM Nechi ...

Kurds Have to Make a Decision on Iraqi's Political Process: Official

BAS News - 2018-03-04 10:35
ERBIL - After the Iraqi parliament on Saturday passed the prolonged disputed 2018 budget bill, a high Kurdish official said that the Kurds have to make a firm decision about the political process in Iraq. "It seems to me that we cannot overcome the dispu ...

Iraqi Parliament passes 2018 budget bill with Kurds boycotting the session

Waar Media - 2018-03-03 20:36
WAAR-DUHOK: raq’s Parliament approved the country’s controversial 2018 budget bill on Saturday in the absence of Kurdish politicians, who boycotted the session. “The Iraqi Parliament did not consider Kurdish demands in the budget bill,” Masoud Haidar, a ...

Time to Withdraw from Iraq’s Political Process: Kurdish MP

BAS News - 2018-03-03 18:44
ERBIL — After the Iraqi parliament passed the long disputed 2018 budget bill on Saturday, a prominent Kurdish lawmaker said that the time has come for Kurds to totally abandon the political process in Iraq. Kurdish member of Iraq’s Council of Representat ...

Iraqi parliament votes on all budget items in shadow of Kurdish boycott

ANHA - 2018-03-03 14:46
NEWS DESK – The Iraqi Representatives Council voted on Saturday on all articles of the Financial Budget Law of 2018, without the Kurds participation. According to Roj News news agency, said that the parliament voted on all articles of the budget law for t ...

Kurds Likely to Withdraw from Iraq’s Political Process

BAS News - 2018-03-02 17:49
ERBIL — As the disputes over the share of Kurdistan Region from the suggested 2018 budget bill grow further, the Kurdish factions at the Iraqi parliament are considering a total withdrawal from the Iraqi political process, a lawmaker said. “As the concer ...
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