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Hashd al-Shaabi Fails Attempt to Kidnap Brother of Kurdish MP in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-20 20:33
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi tried to kidnap the brother of a Kurdish MP in Kirkuk province. Amira Zangana, a Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament, told BasNews that the militias of Hashd al-Shaabi on Tuesday took her brothe ...

Iraqi PM Reluctant to Solve the IDP Issue Before Federal Elections

BAS News - 2018-02-19 13:18
ERBIL - A Sunni Arab MP in the Iraqi parliament stated that Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi PM, has not kept his promise regarding to the return of the IDPs to their liberated cities prior to the federal elections in Iraq.Sheikh Abtan al-Jabouri, a Sunni lawm ...

Iraqi PM Acts Against Kurdistan Region to Win Arab People’s Votes

BAS News - 2018-02-17 11:19
ERBIL - A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament said that the Iraqi PM has been trying to win the Arab people's hearts and minds for the upcoming federal elections by acting against the Kurdistan Region.Adil Nouri, a Kurdish MP said that the Iraqi premier i ...

Iraqi Parliament Candidates Fight over Who Comes First on Ballot

BAS News - 2018-02-15 20:36
ERBIL —A number of Iraqi candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Diyala province engaged on Thursday in a fight over their layout of ballots and whether their names appear prior to others. The clash took place at the headquarter of the ele ...

October 16th Events Weaken Kurdish Factions In Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-02-15 10:20
ERBIL - A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament said that the October 16th events directly caused to weaken the Kurdish factions in Baghdad.Musana Amin, a Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament on Thursday stated that the Kurdish factions are not working togeth ...

Kurds Call Iraq’s 2018 Budget Bill Unconstitutional

BAS News - 2018-02-13 20:58
ERBIL — The Kurdish factions at the Iraqi parliament stated that the proposed budget bill is unconstitutional. Arez Abdullah, a Kurdish MP at the Iraqi parliament in a press conference on Tuesday said that the Kurdish factions have called on the presiden ...

Iraqi Parliament Second Attempt To Pass the Budget Bill

BAS News - 2018-02-11 11:05
ERBIL - The Iraqi parliament is once again attempting to pass the 2018 budget bill in Sunday’s session.The Kurdish factions in Iraq are still strongly objecting to the budget bill and trying their best to fail it to pass since it is not the real amount o ...

HRW Sources IS Militants in Reports Against Kurds: MP

BAS News - 2018-02-10 17:44
ERBIL — A Kurdish lawmaker at the Iraqi parliament has criticized the Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports accusing the Kurdish forces of mass killings of Islamic State (IS) militants, saying that the international organisation sources jihadists in their rep ...

Baghdad Not Serious About Sending KRG Budget: MP

BAS News - 2018-02-10 15:23
ERBIL — A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament stated that Haider al-Abadi, the Prime Minister of Iraq, is not willing to send the salaries of the public employees in the Kurdistan Region. "Part of the reason that the Iraqi prime minister does not tend to ...

KRG Delegation to Attend International Conference in Kuwait

BAS News - 2018-02-10 15:23
ERBIL — A Kurdish MP of the Iraqi Parliament revealed that a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will take part in an international conference in Kuwait. "Despite the prolonged obstacles made by Iraq, a delegation from the region will ...

Three Kurdish MPs Punished Due Fighting for Financial Rights of KRG

BAS News - 2018-02-07 13:58
Erbil - Three Kurdish MPs were punished in Wednesday's Iraqi parliament session while fighting for financial rights of the Kurdistan Region.According to a statement released by the Iraqi parliament office on Wednesday, three Kurdish MPs have been accused ...

Kurds Halt Iraqi Parliament Session on Disputed Budget Bill

BAS News - 2018-02-05 18:38
BAGHDAD — Kurdish members at the Iraqi parliament protested a Monday session during which Iraq’s 2018 budget law draft was intended to be discussed. The entire Kurdish parliamentary blocs stood against the discussion and made the session to be postponed ...

Passing Budget Bill Without Kurd’s Revives Referendum Result: MP

BAS News - 2018-02-05 15:53
ERBIL — A leading memebr of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated that if the Iraqi parliament approves the current budget draft without the presence of the Kurdish MPs, it will be a good answer for those who relate all issues between Baghdad and E ...

KDP MP Obtains New Information on Peshmerga Captives in IS Jails

BAS News - 2018-02-05 14:30
Erbil - A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament obtained new information about the Peshmerga captives who were captured by the Islamic State (IS). "I've recently been working on the issue of the Peshmerga captives who were captured by IS, and for this reaso ...

Iraqi PM Favors Elections to Proceed Resolving KRG's Issues

BAS News - 2018-02-04 19:02
ERBIL — An Iraqi parliament member from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said that he has learned that the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi wants to proceed with the federal elections to resolving the issues between Erbil and Baghdad. MP Abdula ...

Iraqi PM Talks the Talk, But Doesn't Walk the Walk: MP

BAS News - 2018-02-03 17:15
ERBIL — Deputy head of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction in the Iraqi Parliament stated that they no longer trust the Prime Minster's statements unless they become actions. "In the recent meetings with the PM, he has promised to continue auditing ...

Iraqi Minster Accused of Corruption by MP

BAS News - 2018-02-03 11:54
Erbil - An Iraqi Parliament member from the the State of Law Coalition Bloc has accused the acting Minister of Planning of giving ownership of land parcels to his family members in the pretext of using the land for agriculture purposes.Aliya Nsaif, Iraqi ...

Kurdish blocs in Iraqi Parliament meet Iraqi PM

Waar Media - 2018-02-01 22:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Senior member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)’s faction in the Iraqi Parliament stated that the Sunni representatives were not happy with the outcome of their meeting with Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi prime minister, therefor she expect ...

Kurdish Factions Meet Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2018-02-01 13:31
Senior member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s faction in the Iraqi Parliament stated that the Sunni representatives were not happy with the outcome of their meeting with Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi prime minister, therefor she expects her factio ...

Kurdish Factions Boycott Iraqi Parliament Session

BAS News - 2018-01-31 13:00
Head of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) bloc in the Iraqi parliament stated that the Iraqi prime minister is not ready to modify the budget proposal for 2018, therefore he boycotted the session.Arez Abdulla, head of PUK bloc in the Iraqi council of re ...

Abadi to Clarify Budget Bill at Parliament

BAS News - 2018-01-31 00:22
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is invited to a parliamentary session on Wednesday as disputes over the annual budget bill prolongs. Abadi is expected to provide clarifications on certain issues pertaining to the 2018 budget bill. The PM’s ...

Iraqi parliament lifted the sanctions against banks in Kurdistan: TV

E-Kurd - 2018-01-30 12:28
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi parliament voted on Monday to lift sanctions imposed on banks in the Kurdistan region over an independence referendum, two main Iraqi TV channels reported. Lawmakers in Baghdad approved that sanctions be lifted after they had “fulfill ...

Iraq Government lefts sanctions on Kurdistan banks

Waar Media - 2018-01-30 00:07
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament on Monday voted to lift sanctions imposed on Kurdish banks in November by the Iraqi Central Bank following the Kurdistan Region’s referendum. Masud Haidar, a Kurdish MP from Gorran, told media that the motion came at the ...

Iraqi Parliament Rules out Baghdad Embargo on Kurdistan Banks

BAS News - 2018-01-29 18:50
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi parliament decided on Monday to cancel a previous decision which had prevented the Iraqi banks from any financial deal with their counterparts in the Kurdistan Region. The decision had previously been made by the Iraqi government as p ...

Iraqi Parliament Session on Budget and Kirkuk Postponed

BAS News - 2018-01-28 15:07
BAGHDAD — According to a member of the Iraqi parliament from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), today’s parliament session was postponed for tomorrow, January 29th. Ashwaq Jaff, a member of the Iraqi council of representatives stated today January 28t ...

Iraq: Nearly 100 Current MPs Unqualified to Run Again for Parliament

BAS News - 2018-01-23 20:32
BAGHDAD — Several dozens of Iraqi lawmakers are said to not be qualified to run again for the upcoming parliamentary elections in the country after holding a first academic degree was made an obligation for the candidates. According to a source from the ...

KRG Delegation Heads to Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-01-23 20:32
ERBIL — A high level delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), including ministers and governors, arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday. The delegation, including ministers of Housing, Municipality and Health, are invited by Iraqi parliament to at ...

Iraqi Parliament Refuses Increasing Number of Yezidi Quota Seats

BAS News - 2018-01-23 19:10
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi parliament rejected on Tuesday to give the Kurdish Yezidis additional quota seats in accordance with their increasing population, a lawmaker said. Kurdish Yezidi member of the Iraqi Parliament, Vian Dakhil, said that the refusal comes ...

Iraqi Parliament Confirms Election Date

BAS News - 2018-01-22 15:40
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Parliament on Monday decided on election timing amid tensions between the Sunni and Shi’ite Arab representatives The Iraqi Federal Court, on January 21th, stated the parliament does not have the authority to delay the elections in Ira ...

Iraq’s Federal Court Decides on Election Timing: Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2018-01-21 22:19
BAGHDAD — After a series of meetings with the Iraqi political parties,Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri revealed that the federal court has decided on the elections. According to a source cited by Iraqi media, Jabouri has met different Iraqi poli ...

Yezidis Seeking More Quota Seats in Iraqi Parliament

BAS News - 2018-01-19 21:18
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidis have appealed to the Iraqi parliament to agree with the increase of the number of their quota seats, said a lawmaker. MP Vian Dakhil told BasNews that the appeal is due to the larger number of Yezidi population in comparison t ...

Iraqi Sunni Factions Demand Delay to Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-18 03:00
BAGHDAD — The coalition of Iraqi Sunni Arab factions at the country’s parliament has called for the postponement to the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections. In an official letter handed to the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, the Su ...

Kurdistan PM to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-01-16 21:58
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani is invited to visit Baghdad soon to attend a conference organised by the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, a source revealed. The conference, titled “Yes to National Reconciliation and De ...

Iraqi Parliament Decries US’s Jerusalem Move

BAS News - 2018-01-08 00:58
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi parliament passed a resolution during the Sunday’s session to condemn Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. MP Ali al-Safi from the National Iraqi Alliance told Anadolu Agency that the Iraqi lawmakers voted for th ...

Iraqi parliament session delayes over Kurdish, Sunni MPs boycott

Waar Media - 2018-01-03 15:20
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament could not convene on Wednesday to discuss 2018 budget due to a boycott by Sunni and Kurdish factions, but could reconvene on Thursday if budgets and elections are not discussed, in addition to other preconditions set by t ...

Iraqi PM: Erbil’s demand for 17 percent belongs in past

Waar Media - 2018-01-02 23:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he will refuse to allow the Iraqi parliament change the KRG’s share of the 2018 budget. He insisted Erbil’s demand for 17 percent belongs in the past, but assured his commitment to paying the salaries ...

KRG PM approves a project on reforms in systems of pension salaries

Waar Media - 2017-12-30 19:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani “approved a project on reforms in systems of pension, salaries, endowments, grants and other privileges in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, and then a copy of this decision be submitted to Kurdistan parliament thro ...

Members of European Parliament send a joint letter to Iraqi PM

Waar Media - 2017-12-21 16:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Wednesday sent a joint letter to the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, asking him to kickstart talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to resolve the outstanding issues. The EMPs ref ...

MEPs Call on Iraq’s Abadi to Kickstart Talks with KRG, Resolve Issues

BAS News - 2017-12-21 15:31
ERBIL — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Wednesday sent a joint letter to the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, asking him to kickstart talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to resolve the outstanding issues. The EMPs referre ...

Thanks to women’s struggle, minors’ marriage law in Iraq failed

ANHA - 2017-12-17 15:43
Human Rights Watch said that the Iraqi parliament rejected the proposed amendments to the country's personal status law that would allow legal judges to impose a discriminatory law on family issues and set the age of marriage for females at 9 years. ...

Kurdish MPs Slam Abadi’s Avoidance of Acknowledging Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-12-10 13:56
Abadi refused to acknowledge the role of Peshmerga in anti-IS battle ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s factions in the Iraqi parliament issued a joint statement on Sunday to criticize Iraqi Prime Minister’s avoidance of mentioning the role of Peshmerga during h ...

Tallabani Family Opposes US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

BAS News - 2017-12-08 18:50
ERBIL — Member of the Iraqi Parliament from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which is led by the prominent Talabani family, has opposed the recent decision by Washington to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. Alla Tallabani, who is known ...

Fate of Over Thousand Yezidi Children Unknown: Yezidi MP

BAS News - 2017-11-27 15:27
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidis’ representative to the Iraqi Parliament Vian Dakhil said that over a thousand Yezidi children, abducted by the Islamic State (IS), were taken to Syria and Turkey where they are being sold. “More than a thousand Yezidi children ...
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