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HDP’s Gay Candidate Runs for Turkish Parliament

BAS News - 2018-05-26 00:07
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) has nominated a gay man for the upcoming Turkish parliamentary election. Hassan Attik who is also an LGBTQ rights activist is hoping to win the votes in Eskisehir electoral district on June 24’s sna ...

No US Ground Troops in Baghdad: Parliament Committee

BAS News - 2018-05-24 14:29
ERBIL - Chief of Iraq's parliamentary Defense and Security Committee Hakim al-Zalmi refuted on Thursday the claims of presence of any American ground forces in Baghdad. Several people in Baghdad had claimed on social media that some American troops had b ...

Iraqi parliament to discuss recent parliamentary election results

Waar Media - 2018-05-24 13:02
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament is scheduled to hold a special session on Thursday evening for discussions over the recent parliamentary election results which were rejected by several sides. The meeting was requested by several parliament members from ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Election Results

BAS News - 2018-05-24 10:59
ERBIL - Iraqi parliament is scheduled to hold a special session on Thursday evening for discussions over the recent parliamentary election results which were rejected by several sides. The meeting was requested by several parliament members from differen ...

First-Ever PKK Member Reaches Iraqi Parliament

BAS News - 2018-05-22 14:53
ERBIL - For the first time in the party's history, a member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who was a candidate on the New Generation electoral list has obtained a seat in the Iraqi parliament while the armed group is designated as a "terrorist org ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Failed in Election

BAS News - 2018-05-19 23:05
ERBIL — The current parliament speaker of Iraq, Salim al-Jabouri, did not receive enough votes in the last election, and failed to win a sit in the upcoming parliament. According to the final results of the 12 May’s election released by the Iraqi elector ...

Gorran to Boycott Iraqi Parliament, Political Process: MP

BAS News - 2018-05-19 23:05
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region Parliament for the Change Movement (Gorran) has revealed that his party’s decision so far is to boycott the parliament and political process in Baghdad. MP Bestoun Fayiq told BasNews that the decision is for the f ...

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, ...

Gorran Threatens Commissioner for More Parliamentary Seats: Official

BAS News - 2018-05-17 23:23
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) has threatened a senior member of Iraqi electoral commission with death if he refuses to give the party three extra seats in the upcoming parliament, said an official. During a roundtable debate on al-Sharqiya news ch ...

Sadr Calls for Technocrat Government, Rejects Foreign Intervention

BAS News - 2018-05-17 14:52
ERBIL - As he has won most of the seats of the parliament, Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sayirun Alliance called on the leaders of the parliamentary blocs to meet to form a "technocrat government". Sadr had said that his door was "open to ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Election Results Issue

BAS News - 2018-05-17 14:01
ERBIL - After a request by over 80 lawmakers, Iraqi Parliament declared on Thursday that it will hold a session on Saturday to discuss the issue of the parliamentary election results. According to sources, officials from the High Electoral Commission wil ...

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 ...

Iraq: 78% Turnout of Military Forces Voting for Parliament

BAS News - 2018-05-10 21:09
ERBIL — Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission announced that 78% of country’s military personnel, including Kurdistan Peshmerga forces, had cast their votes on Thursday. Riyaz Badran, head of the commission’s administration, said that the total nu ...

Diaspora, Military forces start voting for Iraqi Parliament

Waar Media - 2018-05-10 11:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Almost 900,000 people are eligible to vote abroad. Polling stations have opened in 21 countries, according to the Iraqi electoral commission, including Jordan, Turkey, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Egypt, Denmark, Holland, the UK, Germ ...

Iranian Lawmakers Burn American Flag Chanting "Death to America"

BAS News - 2018-05-09 12:32
ERBIL - Iranian lawmakers set fire in Wednesday to an American flag and chanted "death to America" during a parliament session after the US President Donald Trump announced his country's withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal a day earlier. The impromptu demo ...

Armenian opposition leader Pashinyan elected Armenian PM

Waar Media - 2018-05-08 13:32
WAAR-DUHOK: Armenia’s parliament on Tuesday elected opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the country’s new prime minister. A TASS correspondent reports from the conference hall, fifty nine members of parliament voted for Pashinyan. For victory he needed ...

Iraqi Sunni Leaders Demand Pardon for Saddam Hussein’s Jailed Minister

BAS News - 2018-05-08 00:05
BAGHDAD — After Iraqi parliament speaker, former defence minister Khalid al-Ubeidi on Monday called on authorities to issue a pardon for Saddam Hussein’s defence minister. Ubeidi claimed in a Facebook statement that Sultan Hashemi, the defence minister o ...

No Developments in Iraq Since 2003: Parliament Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-05-07 20:50
ERBIL - Some ordinary Iraqi citizens are so disappointed in the current government that they wish the former Baath regime would come to power again, said Iraqi parliament spokesperson, Salim al-Jabouri on Monday. Speaking Jordan’s Al Ghad newspaper, Jabo ...

Iraqi Parliament Elections: Candidates use ISIS war victory to win votes

E-Kurd - 2018-05-07 16:15
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Candidates of political parties are leaving no stone unturned towards connecting with the people in order to send their messages out and influence the mind of as many voters as they can to win the Iraqi parlia ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Demands Pardon for Saddam Hussein’s Minister

BAS News - 2018-05-04 00:16
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Thursday sent an official letter to country’s president, prime minister, federal court and judicial council, demanding a special pardon for jailed Saddam Hussein’s minister. He asked for the pardon bef ...

Iraqi Shi’ite Election Candidate Survives Assassination in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-02 06:02
ERBIL — Another Iraqi Shi’ite candidate who runs for parliament in the upcoming election, survived an assassination attempt in the capital of the country. The targeted candidate, according to a statement, was Jasim Sa’idi from the Ansar AL-Awfia Movement ...

Iraqi Parliamentary Elections: Will The Candidates Slogans Match Action?

E-Kurd - 2018-05-01 17:21
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Politicians and members of Parliament are elected by people to deal with the crucial areas of policy that affect you and the people you care about and matters of life and death such as going to war or funding ...

Rudaw: Divided Kurds face losses in Iraq’s election

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-01 04:35
As if the loss of oil-rich territory last year wasn’t painful enough, Iraq’s divided Kurds are bracing for a blow on the political front in the country’s May 12 elections. Analysts estimate the Kurds’ loss of seats in Iraq’s parliament could reach double ...

Iraq: No Parliamentary Sessions Till After Elections

BAS News - 2018-04-24 21:23
ERBIL — Since a huge number of current lawmakers are again running for the Iraqi parliament seats, the sessions have been cancelled till after the elections, a lawmaker said. According to MP Nada Mergasouri, nearly 70% of the current Iraqi lawmakers are ...

A Kiss on Iraqi Candidate’s Poster Costs Man $84,000

BAS News - 2018-04-23 23:41
ERBIL — A young man in Iraq had to pay $84,000 to settle a tribal brawl caused by his footage in which he kisses the poster for a female parliament candidate from another tribe. The footage went viral on the social media as the man saying “courses be upo ...

German parliament slams US, UK, France strikes in Syria as “Illegal”

Waar Media - 2018-04-22 11:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Germany’s parliament slammed on Friday the US, France and Britain for carrying out military strikes against the Syrian regime for its use of chemical weapons, claiming the attacks violated international law.“The implementation of military vio ...

Turkish Parliament Ousts HDP's Osman Baydemir, Selma Irmak

BAS News - 2018-04-19 18:21
ERBIL - Turkish Parliament on Thursday stripped the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party's (HDP) MPs Osman Baydemir and Selma Irmak of their parliamentary membership. Baydemir was reportedly accused of insulting the police when he was the mayor of Diyar ...

Turkish parliament revokes membership Kurdish HDP deputies Baydemir, Irmak

Waar Media - 2018-04-19 16:58
WAAR-DUHOK: The Turkish parliament has revoked the membership of two more deputies from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Osman Baydemir and Selma Irmak, after they were convicted and sentenced on criminal charges. “The first move for the snap electio ...

Thousands of Porters Become Jobless in Iran Since Border Block: MP

BAS News - 2018-04-19 10:31
ERBIL - A Kurdish MP at the Iranian Parliament has revealed that around 80 thousand porters have become jobless since the beginning of the cross-border porters closure by the government. A few months ago, the Iranian government issued to block the cross- ...

Turkey Extends State of Emergency Once More

BAS News - 2018-04-18 21:59
ERBIL - Turkish parliament approved on Wednesday a Prime Ministry's motion to extend the state of emergency for the seventh time, state-run media said. According to Anadolu Agency, the extension will last for three months, starting from Friday at 1:00 am ...

Turkey’s security council advises to extend state of emergency

Waar Media - 2018-04-17 18:46
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s National Security Council advised to extend the state of emergency introduced in the wake of failed putsch in 2016 for another three more months, the council said on Tuesday. The extension will likely be approved by parliament. The s ...

Two Iraqi Parliament Candidates Survive Assassination

BAS News - 2018-04-16 13:23
ERBIL — As the electoral campaigns for the next month’s parliamentary elections begin across Iraq, two candidates were targeted on Sunday by unknown armed groups, according to officials. The first candidate form the Iraqi Turkmen Front, Ammar Kahya, surv ...
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