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KDP-PUK Meeting: Next Government Aims at Political Stability

BAS News - 2018-11-17 13:16
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met on Saturday with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Sulaymaniyah to kickstart the talks over forming the government, reiterating that they work for a political stability in the next four years. At a ...

KDP to Meet with PUK, Gorran on Saturday for Govt. Formation Talks

BAS News - 2018-11-16 15:20
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will initiate talks over the formation of a new government with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) on Saturday. “Tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018), a delegation from the KDP w ...

Iraqi Forces Incapable of Securing Kirkuk without Peshmerga: PUK Commander

BAS News - 2018-11-16 00:48
ERBIL — Different divisions of the Iraqi armed forces are not able to protect Kirkuk and other disputed Kurdish territories from terrorist attacks if the Peshmerga forces are not there, said a Kurdish commander. “While the Peshmerga forces were in contro ...

KDP, PUK to Begin Talks on Govt. Formation Next Week

BAS News - 2018-11-11 14:53
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) next week to discuss the formation of a new government. Arif Taifour, head of KDP Leadership Council in Sulaymaniyah-Halabja, told BasNews that his party h ...

PUK: Nearly 4,000 Gorran Supporters Returned

BAS News - 2018-11-09 23:26
ERBIL - The media outlets affiliated to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) announced in a statement on Friday that nearly 4,000 Change Movement (Gorran) members, supporters, and voters have returned to the PUK. PUKmedia and Kurdsat TV released a foot ...

KDP, PUK to Meet Soon, Begin Government Formation Talks

BAS News - 2018-11-06 15:38
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will meet in the upcoming days to begin the efforts of establishing the new government in Kurdistan, said an official. “The first meeting between the KDP and PUK will be ...

PUK’s Ties with Iran Displeases US: Analyst

BAS News - 2018-11-06 11:35
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) enjoys good relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran that allows it to win some positions, even if celebratory ones, in Baghdad. However, it is believed to come for the PUK at a huge cost in the future as ...

KDP, PUK will Soon Begin Government Formation Talks: Official

BAS News - 2018-11-01 13:28
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to soon begin negotiations on the formation of a government after the new parliament holds first session, a KDP official confirmed. Politburo member and ...

Dabbagh: US Sanctions on Iran “Unfair”, KRG Should Help Tehran

BAS News - 2018-11-01 10:30
ERBIL — The representative of Kurdistan Region to Iran, Nazim Dabbagh, who is a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), has described the US sanctions against Iran as “unfair”, calling on Erbil to assist Tehran in this matter. Dabbagh told BasN ...

PUK Split over Participation in New KRG

BAS News - 2018-10-30 10:37
ERBIL — The new Kurdistan Region parliament is expected to hold its first session within days, which will be followed by the party’s negotiations on forming the new government of Kurdistan. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), suffering from older rif ...

PUK Urged to End “Unlawful” Detention of KDP Member

BAS News - 2018-10-28 09:35
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Parliamentary Committee for Human Rights has urged the release of a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) member who was “abducted” by the security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Raniya. “The abduction of ...

PUK Arrests KDP Member in Alleged Political Crackdown

BAS News - 2018-10-27 11:17
ERBIL — The security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Friday arrested a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Raniya, Sulaymaniyah province. Kurdistan Democratic Youth Union confirmed the report in a statement ...

‘Dance of the Monkeys’ Takes PUK Internal Tensions to Another Level

BAS News - 2018-10-26 14:15
ERBIL — Tensions within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) might have a long history, but the language used in the political disputes between senior members of the party has recently gone further rough. After PUK’s controversial nomination of Barham ...

PUK Making Every Compromise to Retake Kirkuk Governor’s Office: Source

BAS News - 2018-10-24 10:53
ERBIL — The faction of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) who is responsible for the fall of Kirkuk, is now making every possible compromise in order to have the post of Kirkuk governor. Following the Iraqi government’s attack on Kirkuk, Baghdad unilater ...

PUK Expresses Willingness to Be Invited to Form Kurdistan Government

BAS News - 2018-10-22 20:54
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) expressed willingness on Monday to be invited to the future Kurdistan Regional Government as the results from the parliamentary election have already been announced. According to the official results, the ru ...

Family of Three Slaughtered by Unknown Armed Men in Hawija

BAS News - 2018-10-21 20:00
ERBIL - A family of three was beheaded by unidentified armed men in the district of Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest Kirkuk) on Sunday evening, an official said. Khalil Khudadad, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official in the area, confirmed to ...

Kurdistan Election Commission announces candidates who secured most votes

Waar Media - 2018-10-21 09:49
Qubad Talabani (L), head of the PUK list, Shaswar Abdulwahid, head of New Generation, Ali Hama Salih, head of the Gorran list, Hemin Hawrami(R), head of the KDP list. Photo: WAARTV WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Election and Referend ...

Najmaddin Karim Refutes Reports of Joining KDP

BAS News - 2018-10-18 13:08
ERBIL — Kurdish politician and former governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, has refuted the media reports claiming that he abandoned the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to join the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). “A news was published by al-Sharqiyah ...

Sunni Arab Tribes to Appeal Against 16th October Incursion: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-10-17 23:35
ERBIL - The Sunni Arab tribes have vowed to appeal against a certain group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) who was involved in the October military incursion into the disputed territories last year, saying that the move had resulted in the ...

Gorran to PUK: Admit to “High Treason” in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-17 10:22
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) has called on the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to admit to committing “high treason” with respect to the fall of Kirkuk on 16th October 2017. In an official statement the last minutes on Tuesday, which was the o ...

A Year On Since Kirkuk Fall: Kurds Curse Traitors

BAS News - 2018-10-16 13:27
ERBIL — Today marks the first anniversary of the fall of Kirkuk after a group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) made a secret deal with the authorities in Baghdad and allowed the Iranian Backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi overran the city. Ov ...

One year since 16 October’s Betrayal and Kirkuk fall

Waar Media - 2018-10-16 13:10
Kirkuk’s Peshmerga statue. WAAR-DUHOK: Today marks the first anniversary of the fall of Kirkuk after a group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) made a secret deal with the authorities in Baghdad and allowed the Iranian Backed militias of Hashd ...

Turkish FM Secretly Met PUK in Baghdad to Discuss Ousting PKK

BAS News - 2018-10-13 12:41
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reportedly held a back-room meeting with a delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) while visiting Baghdad earlier this week, discussing coordination to oust the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PK ...

Explosión y ataque en Daquq

Anf Spanish - 2018-10-13 05:27
Se ha informado de una explosión, así como de ataque contra el ejecutivo de la PUK, en Bashur. ...

Turkey Initiates Talks with Baghdad to Use PUK Against PKK: Source

BAS News - 2018-10-11 13:16
ERBIL — As part of a plan to limit the military movements by the forces linked to Iran, the Turkish government is reportedly beginning talks with Baghdad to encounter the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) with the help of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (P ...

Reports of PUK Leader’s Prevention from Entering Erbil Refuted

BAS News - 2018-10-10 09:30
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has rejected the reports claiming that its first deputy secretary general, Kosrat Rasoul, was prevented from traveling to Erbil. “These reports are totally baseless, and they are fabricated with the intentio ...

US Diplomat Warns of PUK Under Influence of Iran

BAS News - 2018-10-09 12:01
ERBIL — The United States Special Representative for Syria Engagement, James Jeffrey, has warned of the growing influence of Iran on the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), saying that the development is “a big and new fact”. During a conference where Je ...

PUK Threatening to Reject Election Results

BAS News - 2018-10-08 16:40
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is now threatening to reject the results of the recent Kurdistan parliamentary election if the number of its seats declines to 15, which is now possible. The Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission ( ...

British-Australian woman kidnapped by the PUK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-10-07 14:25
Vanessa Powell | Exclusive to Ekurd On the 1st of December 2017, I was unlawfully abducted by Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) security forces in the city of Sulaymaniyah from outside my home in Qaiwan City, one of Sulaymaniyah’s most exclusive compoun ...

Watch: RPG Fired to Celebrate Barham Salih’s Presidency

BAS News - 2018-10-07 09:54
ERBIL — Following the controversial election of Barham Salih as Iraq’s president, celebratory gunfires left several civilians killed or injured across Sulaymaniyah and Halabja provinces. Salih, who rejoined the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) after ab ...

KRG PM Barzani: Unfortunately, PUK damaged Kurdish factions unity

Waar Media - 2018-10-04 15:03
KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani speaking to reporters at a press conference in Erbil on Thursday, October 4, 2018 WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Vice President Nechirvan Barzani, who also serves as the Prime Minister of Kurdistan R ...

KDP: New Approaches to Be Adopted in Relations with PUK

BAS News - 2018-10-04 14:30
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which is by far the largest Kurdish political party in the region, has made it clear that it would adopt new approaches in its political partnership with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) at the wake of ...

Kurdish parties PUK and KDP contest Iraq presidency for first time

E-Kurd - 2018-10-03 00:07
BAGHDAD,— A parliamentary vote for a new Iraqi president was delayed on Monday as the Kurds’ two dominant parties for the first time contest the post reserved for a Kurd. The election in Baghdad will now take place on Tuesday, two days after parliamentar ...

Kurdish politician Barham Salih elected as new president of Iraq

E-Kurd - 2018-10-03 00:07
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament on Tuesday elected Kurdish politician from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK, Dr. Barham Salih, as new president of Iraq, winning the second round of voting. Salih routed his main rival Fuad Hussein with 219 votes to 22, de ...

At Least Two Civilians Killed in Celebratory Shooting in Sulaimaniya

BAS News - 2018-10-02 23:21
ERBIL - At least two civilians were killed in Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province due to a celebratory shooting as a crowd was celebrating the election of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) nominee, Barham Salih, as the new Iraqi president on T ...

PUK’s Barham Salih Elected as Iraqi President

BAS News - 2018-10-02 20:51
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament, after two rounds of voting, elected Barham Salih as the new Iraqi president overnight on Tuesday.Barham Salih, nominated by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), obtained 119 votes during the second round of votings after ...

KDP’s Fuad Hussein Withdraws from Presidential Race

BAS News - 2018-10-02 19:09
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has withdrawn its nominee from Iraq’s presidential race after the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) violated a previous deal earlier the day. Senior delegations from the KDP and PUK have been holding intense ...

Watch: Video Shows Attack on Polling Station in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-10-02 13:56
ERBIL — An amateur footage has surfaced on the social media purportedly showing a group of armed men attacking a polling station during the Kurdistan parliamentary election held on Sunday, 30 September. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which is do ...

Iraqi Presidential Race Heats up, KDP Seems More Confident

BAS News - 2018-10-02 11:56
ERBIL — The presidential race in Iraq between two main candidates, one from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the other from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), is heating up as the country’s parliament is due to convene and elect a president ...

PUK says it may reject Iraqi Kurdistan parliamentary election result

E-Kurd - 2018-10-01 17:09
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— One of the dominant Kurdish parties in Iraqi Kurdistan said it might not recognize the results of Sunday’s parliamentary election and then appeared to backtrack, injecting uncertainty into a region demoralized by a fa ...

Schwierige Wahl in der Region Kurdistan

IMPN - 2018-10-01 13:56
KRG Wahlen, Wirtschaftskrisen, erfolgloses Referendum über die Unabhängigkeit, die Zentralregierung im Irak und die Ausübung der angespannten Beziehungen mit der KDP, die PUK wurde in einer Umgebung durchgeführt. ...
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