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Hashd al-Shaabi Taxes People in Diyala: Source

BAS News - 2018-05-25 14:35
ERBIL - Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have started taxing people in Diyala's Jalawla and the governor has remained silent about the issue, said a Kurdish official on Friday. A Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official in the governorate wh ...

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, PUK delegations meet in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-05-23 13:16
WAAR-DUHOK: PUK and KDP delegations are meeting in Baghdad on Wednesday prior to the PUK visiting the four winning lists in Iraq ’s parliamentary elections and KDP meeting with other top Shite list politicians. Karwan Yarwais, the head of the PUK politbu ...

McGurk visita al PUK y a Barham Salih

Anf Spanish - 2018-05-23 06:00
El enviado especial de EE. UU. para la lucha contra el ISIS, Brett McGurk, se ha reunido con representantes del PUK y de la Coalición para la Democracia y la Justicia. ...

PUK Delegation to Visit Baghdad for Post-Election Talks

BAS News - 2018-05-22 23:56
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will send a delegation to Baghdad on Wednesday to discuss the future government of Iraq. According to a statement by PUK politburo, the delegation will hold multiple meetings during a two-day visit to Baghda ...

Rudaw: KDP, PUK begin planning for Kurdish strategy in Baghdad

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-21 17:02
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The top two Kurdish parties who secured the majority of seats up for grabs in Kurdish areas held a meeting to discuss sending a strong team to Baghdad as the new federal government takes shape. Senior members of the Kurdistan Dem ...

Arabs and Turkmen Continue Protesting Election Results in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-05-21 00:19
ERBIL — More than one week after Iraq’s parliamentary election, Arabs and Turkmens in Kirkuk continue to demonstrate and reject the polls’ results. The protesting factions suspect the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of influence the vote in its favour ...

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, ...

PUK co-founder Adel Murad dies in Germany at age 69

E-Kurd - 2018-05-18 18:00
COLOGNE,— Co-founder of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Adel Murad died in Germany on Friday at age 69, the PUK Center Council said. Murad, who was also the secretary of the PUK Center Council, died in Germany where he went to receive medical trea ...

PUK Co-founder Dies in Germany: Party

BAS News - 2018-05-18 13:04
ERBIL - Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) announced in a statement on Friday the passing of its Central Council Secretary, Adil Murad, at the age of 69. Murad who had achieved his bachelor degree at Baghdad University, was born in 1949 in Khanaqin and a ...

Part of PUK Candidates Claim Party Hiding True Election Results: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-18 12:12
ERBIL - A number of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has expressed their suspicions in a written letter about the preliminary results of the election held on last Saturday, claiming that their party "is hiding the real outcome" of the process. "After a ...

PUK: Manual Ballot Counting Only in Kurdistan Not Accepted

BAS News - 2018-05-16 10:50
ERBIL - Although six Kurdish factions have rejected the results of the Iraqi parliamentary election in Kurdistan Region and demanded to manually count the votes, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said on Wednesday that it "does not accept this". The ...

Gorran: PUK Could Use Weapons in Disputed Areas not Attacking Us

BAS News - 2018-05-13 20:42
ERBIL - Apart from rejecting the Iraqi election results in Sulaymaniya province, Change Movement (Gorran) condemned on Sunday the attack on its headquarters and founder's grave allegedly by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan special forces. "Those guns the ...

Unofficial results of Kurdish parties seats to Iraqi parliament

Waar Media - 2018-05-13 20:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Sources from the main Kurdish parties who took part in Iraq’s parliamentary election on Saturday have offered reporters their predictions on their share of seats. KDP: 25 seats ERBIL: 8 Duhok: 9 Sulaimani: 1 Mosul: 7 PUK: 15 seats Erbil: 3 Su ...

Gorran Accuses Iran of Intervening in Iraqi Election in Favour of PUK

BAS News - 2018-05-13 16:13
ERBIL - A member of the Change Movement (Gorran) claimed on Sunday that Iran has helped the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Sulaymaniya province in the Iraqi parliamentary election for the party's withdrawal from Kirkuk in October, last year. "We a ...

Abadi’s Statement on Post-Election Violence in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-05-13 11:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called on security forces to keep the situation in Sulaymaniyah under control after some violent acts between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Gorran over disputes about election process occurred ...

Gorran Demands Counting Sulaymaniyah Ballots Manually

BAS News - 2018-05-13 10:52
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is insisting on counting the votes in Sulaymaniyah province manually after it accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of fraud. Gorran lawmaker Bestoun Fayiq told BasNews on Sunday that the PUK should agree to ...

Kurdistan PM Calls for Restraint as PUK Forces Attach Gorran

BAS News - 2018-05-12 22:55
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has issued a statement to urge all sides on restraint as the special forces for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are attacking the headquarter of Change Movement (Gorran). “We are saddened b ...

PUK Security Forces Attack Kurdistan TV Crew in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-05-12 22:13
ERBIL — For the second time in a week, security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) attacked the journalists for the Kurdistan TV. Hevi Hiwa, the news channel’s reporter, confirmed to BasNews that she was beaten by the PUK force ...

PUK Special Forces Encircle Gorran Headquarter in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-05-12 22:13
ERBIL — The headquarter of Change Movement (Gorran) has reportedly been besieged by the anti-terror forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) house after the polling stations were closed. Gorran media outlets reported gunshots around the Zargata h ...

Rudaw: ‘Catastrophic’ low turnout in Kirkuk a ‘big betrayal’: PUK

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-12 19:07
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Aso Mamand, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) chief in Kirkuk, urged voters to turn out in the final hours of polling, describing non-participation as “a big betrayal.” Qubad Talabani, deputy prime minister of the KRG, earli ...

Sulaymaniyah: PUK Forces Beat Kurdistan TV Crew Covering Election

BAS News - 2018-05-10 16:40
SULAYMANIYAH — A group of security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reportedly attacked a cameraman and reporter at a polling station in Sulaymaniyah. Since Thursday morning, the early election for armed forces and security p ...

Senior PUK Official Warns of Baghdad’s Plan to Amend Article 140

BAS News - 2018-04-25 20:25
ERBIL — A senior official from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has warned of Baghdad’s intention to continue neglecting article 140 from the Iraqi Constitution which is about the future of the disputed Kurdish territories. “The Shi’ites who have c ...

PUK Expels Members for Working with Other Electoral Factions

BAS News - 2018-04-13 00:05
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has recently expelled several members from its ranks after accusing them of working for other political factions ahead of Iraqi parliamentary elections. According to documents published by PUK media outlets, ...
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