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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 ...

PUK Reaches Primary Agreement with Arab Coalition in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-02-03 13:54
Erbil - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has reached a primary agreement with the Arabs who are close to the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi in Tuz Khurmatu.Arlasan Ali, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official in Tuz Khurmatu told BasNews that t ...

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 ...

Marginal Political Entities Ally to Weaken PUK Ahead of Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-30 20:28
ERBIL — The goal of the recent agreement between the New Generation and the Azadi Movement is to weaken the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Change Movement (Goran) in the upcoming regional elections. Soran Sewkani a political commentator told ...

Some PUK Elements Assist Hashd al-Shaabi in Makhmour

BAS News - 2018-01-30 12:10
A number of cadres within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) led the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shabbi in federal security uniforms to arrest citizens including Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) officials in Makhmour.“A group of militias of H ...

KDP and PUK Work On Reforming the Government

BAS News - 2018-01-30 11:05
According to sources, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are working on reforming the current government.While approaching the presidential and parliamentary elections in Kurdistan Region, the Change Movement ...

PKK Applies Charges on Kolbars in Halabja

BAS News - 2018-01-29 14:41
According to a parliament member from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), a group of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have recently stationed some check points to collect customs fees and taxes from porters (Kolbars) in Halabja and Hawraman, cities in K ...

Chamchamal Family of Killed Peshmerga Appeals in Court

BAS News - 2018-01-27 12:08
The brother of the victim killed by the Special Forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Kurdistan Region’s Chemchemal city, revealed that they have appealed in court against the forces. Nazim Hama Sleman, a commander of Peshmerga forces and t ...

Barzani and Kosrat Rasoul Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-01-21 17:45
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani on Sunday met with Kosrat Rasoul, deputy secretary-general for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). The meeting comes after Rasoul had spend weeks in Germany under medical treatment before he came back earlier thi ...

A PUK Faction Favors Postponement of KRG Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-20 14:36
ERBIL — A senior official from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) revealed that part of the leading officials within the party would prefer to postpone the presidential and parliamentary elections in the Kurdistan Region. “We as the Patriotic Union o ...

Chamchamal: Family of Killed Peshmerga Holds Lahour Jangi Responsible

BAS News - 2018-01-18 17:03
ERBIL — The brother of the victim killed in Kurdistan Region’s Chemchemal city by the Special Forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) criticized Lahoor Jangi, the commander of the Special Forces, for allowing the his men to shoot his brother rat ...

PUK to Participate in Iraq’s Elections Independently

BAS News - 2018-01-18 00:04
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will take part in Iraq’s upcoming elections as an independent electoral list and outside any coalition, said a senior official. “The PUK favours the elections to be held on time, in which it will run alone, ...

PKK Works to Establish New Canton in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2018-01-17 20:06
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is trying to establish a new canton in Kurdistan. Specific political factions within the Change Movement (Goran), the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) and the wing of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) which is ...

PUK to Discuss Upcoming Congress This Week

BAS News - 2018-01-14 21:24
ERBIL — The leadership council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is set to meet on Wednesday this week and discuss a date for holding the party’s congress. A high-level official who wished to remain anonymous, told BasNews that the urgent meeting ...

PUK, KDP May Form Alliance List for Upcoming Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-08 18:29
ERBIL — A leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan revealed that there are prospects of his party for taking part in a joint election list for the upcoming polls in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. If the plan is implemented and the two major Kur ...

KDP and PUK Politburos Discuss Crisis

BAS News - 2018-01-07 17:53
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburos met in Erbil on Sunday to discuss the crisis faced by the Kurdistan Region as well as strategic ties between the two sides. During a press conference following ...

Top PUK Official Kosrat Rasoul Returns to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-01-06 18:04
SULAYMANIYAH — Deputy secretary-general of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kosrat Rasoul Ali Arrived at the Sulaymaniyah airport earlier today (6 January) after going through medical treatment for over one month. PUK politburo member Aso Mamand t ...

Reports of PUK Forces Rushing to Encounter Protests in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-01-01 21:32
ERBIL — Specially-trained armed forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have reportedly been invited by Tehran to help the Islamic Republic of Iran with defeating the angry protests across the Kurdish cities. Locals who claim to have been witnes ...

PUK Delegation Visits Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-12-27 22:41
ERBIL — A delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Wednesday visited Baghdad to discuss the current humanitarian crisis in Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu. “The PUK delegation discussed the destruction brought to civilian properties in Kirkuk an ...

IS Militant Captured in Makhmour

BAS News - 2017-12-22 02:07
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces captured on Thursday a member of the Islamic State (IS) who was engaged in last Tuesday’s clashes with Peshmerga forces near Qarachugkh mountains in Makhmour district. Ibrahim Fakhir, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) o ...

Gorran Suspends Agreement with PUK: Official

BAS News - 2017-12-20 19:36
SULAYMANIYAH — The Change Movement (Gorran) on Wednesday decided to suspend a previously signed agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). “The national assembly of Goran movement unanimously decided today to suspend Gorran-PUK agreement,” sa ...

PUK to Hold Congress in March Next Year

BAS News - 2017-12-18 21:23
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has decided to hold its congress on March 7th,2018, said leading figure Hero Ibrahim. In a statement to PUK media outlets, Ibrahim said that the move follows the constant calls from the party’s senior member ...

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 ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Kidnaps PUK Security Member in South Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-12-07 00:11
KIRKUK — Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi kidnapped overnight a security member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Dubiz subdistrict of Kirkuk Province. The militias raided the home of Goran Asaad overnight Tuesday, after whic ...

IRGC Extracts Iraq’s Kifri Oil with Support from a PUK Group

BAS News - 2017-11-19 11:14
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran last week deployed hundreds of troops to an area between Tuz Khurmatu and Kifri districts in northern Iraq’s Diyala province, in an attempt to extract oil in the area. A Kurdish official in Kirkuk, confirmed to BasNew ...

PUK Escorts Hashd Al-Shaabi to Darbandikhan, SE Sulaymaniyah: Official

BAS News - 2017-11-18 18:26
ERBIL — A Kurdish official stated on Saturday that a group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has helped Hashd al-Shaabi forces travel to Darbandikhan district in southeast of Sulaymaniyah province. Sheikh Jaafar Sheikh Mustafa, head of the Ku ...

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish PUK leader Kosrat Rasul

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
BAGHDAD,— A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. Kosrat Rasul had referred to the Iraqi army and federal police as “occup ...

Iraq Now an Iranian Colony

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net The recent shift takeover of Kirkuk by the Iranian backed militias and Iraqi army clearly illustrates that now Iran is calling shots in every important decision of Iraq. This whole operation and withdrawal of PUK peshmerga without ...

PUK party leader Kosrat Rasul hospitalized for deteriorating health

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Former Vice President of Iraqi Kurdistan region and acting head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kosrat Rasul was hospitalized on Saturday after not feeling well, his media office said in a statement. No fur ...

PUK Turns in Over 150 IS Terrorists to Baghdad Authorities

BAS News - 2017-11-12 19:17
KIRKUK — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has turned in over 150 Islamic State (IS) terrorists to the Iraqi authorities, an official said. Speaking to Ghad Press, Ma’an Saa’d, who is now appointed as the man in charge for security affairs in Kirkuk ...

PUK Deputy SG Kosrat Rasul Hospitalized Due to Health Condition

BAS News - 2017-11-11 12:13
He is receiving medical treatment ERBIL — The media office of Kosrat Rasul, the first Deputy Secretary-General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), announced that Rasul was transferred to the hospital on Saturday due to his health condition. “On Sa ...

PMF, Some PUK Officials Plundering Kirkuk Oil, Selling It to Iran

BAS News - 2017-11-08 14:46
ERBIL — A number of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officials who have handed over Kirkuk to the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are now, along with the militias, transporting Kirkuk’s oil to Iran by oil tankers. BasNews has lea ...
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