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Driver crashes car into barriers outside U.K. parliament

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: A speeding car struck and injured several pedestrians and cyclists then crashed into a security barrier just outside the Houses of Parliament in London early Tuesday, according to the police, who detained the male driver. Video footage showed ...

Israel Parliament Awaits Saudi Prince to Visit Assembly

BAS News - 2018-08-08 22:44
ERBIL - After the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman initiated to get the Arab countries and Israel to negotiations, Zionist Union MK Yossi Yonah warmly welcomed the Saudi top official's move and urged him to give a historic speech at the ...

Macron government survives no-confidence votes over bodyguard scandal

Waar Media - 2018-08-01 12:24
WAAR-DUHOK: The Benalla scandal, which has rocked French President Emmanuel Macron, took center-stage in parliament Tuesday as lawmakers debated two votes of no-confidence in the government. The first, brought by Macron’s opponents on the right, was easi ...

Several Iraqi Electoral Commissioners Ousted over Election Fraud

BAS News - 2018-07-28 16:11
ERBIL — The team of judges which was made by the Iraqi parliament for the manual recount of the ballot boxes has removed a number of commissioners from their offices over corruption during the May parliamentary election. According to the official spokesp ...

What do Turkey’s 2018 election results mean for the Kurds?

The Kurdish Project - 2018-07-24 08:29
This article originally appeared in Al Jazeera. The pro-Kurdish HDP party passed the election threshold to win almost 12 percent of the 600 seats in parliament. They will be campaigning for greater Kurdish influence, but the ultranationalist MHP party, w ...

Kurdish deputy took oath wearing a symbol of peace

The Kurdish Project - 2018-07-24 08:29
Remziye Tosun took her oath on Saturday in the Parliament by wearing a traditional headscarf that symbolises peace in southeast Turkey. The post Kurdish deputy took oath wearing a symbol of peace appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Protesters in Iraq Demand Amendment to Constitution

BAS News - 2018-07-22 11:03
ERBIL - Demonstrations in the southern provinces of Iraq are continuing and the protest organizers have also demanded an amendment to the constitution and a postponement of future parliament’s formation by the political parties. The demonstration organiz ...

Iraq's Abadi Rejects Retirement of Former MPs

BAS News - 2018-07-21 11:34
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has rejected a decree to retire 328 parliament members from the previous parliament, his office said in a statement. After the parliament passed the bill, it was also signed by President Fuad Masum last Monday as it had b ...

Iraqi Parliament's Term Officially Ended

BAS News - 2018-07-18 20:25
ERBIL - The Iraqi parliament's term has now officially ended after President Fuad Masum signed a decree to retire all 328 members from the previous parliamentary session. The Iraqi top official reportedly signed the decree on Monday, in which he also sti ...

Iraq: No Electricity After Wasting Billions

BAS News - 2018-07-14 14:52
ERBIL - Even though Iraq has so far spent about IQD 30 trillion in the electricity sector from 2007 to mid-2017, it has still failed to provide the public with the service, said a lawmaker on Saturday. Masoud Haider, an MP in the Iraqi parliament, said i ...

HDP nominates female candidate for speaker of parliament

Rûdaw - 2018-07-12 04:56
The previous head of HDP's parliamentary bloc, Meral Danis Bestas, was nominated by her party to be the parliament's speaker. She was born in Diyarbakir and represents Adana. Photo: @meraldanisbestas IG HDP fields candidate for speaker of parliament ERBIL ...

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament suspends the region’s presidency office

E-Kurd - 2018-07-11 20:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan parliament passed a bill to suspend the presidency office of the Kurdistan region on Wednesday until the next parliament is selected. After finishing the second reading of the bill, the Kurdish regi ...

McGurk, al-Jabouri hold meeting on next Iraqi government forming

Waar Media - 2018-07-09 14:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri is holding a meeting with Envoy of U.S. President to Iraq, Brett McGurk to discuss a number of issues. Both sides are discussing the process of forming the next Iraqi government and the manual recount ...

AKP nominates Yildirim for parliament speaker

Waar Media - 2018-07-08 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has nominated country’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim for the position of parliament speaker after winning June’s snap elections. Yildirim’s nomination was submitted to the parliamentary sp ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani to visit Turkey on official invitation

Waar Media - 2018-07-08 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: On official invitation from the Turkish government, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan will visit Ankara on Monday. Barzani is expected to attend parliament, the presidential palace in Ankara, and Anitkabir — the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. ...

AKP Nominates Yildirim as Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2018-07-08 01:06
ERBIL — Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has nominated country’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim for the position of parliament speaker after winning June’s snap elections. Yildirim’s nomination was submitted to the parliamentary speake ...

Iran: Eight Kurds Sentenced to Death

BAS News - 2018-07-07 11:57
ERBIL - Iranian Supreme Court announced on Saturday the implementation of at least eight Kurdish people’s death penalties over alleged involvement in Iran's parliament attack in the summer of last year. Head of Tehran's Islamic Revolution Court, Mousa Gh ...

Kurdistan Parliament Votes on Anti-Terrorism Law

BAS News - 2018-07-01 23:18
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament voted on Sunday on the Anti-Terrorism Law from 2006, said a lawmaker. Speaking to BasNews, Nazim Harki said the bill was passed with 51 favourable votes during a regular session. The Anti-Terrorism Law was first passed ...

Iraqi parliament failed to extend own term

Waar Media - 2018-07-01 17:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament held its final session on Sunday after several failed attempts to extend its own term. The Sunday session again failed to meet quorum, but was held to conclude the mandate of the current parliament and conduct the very la ...

Iraq: 20 Lawmakers to Be Arrested as Parliament Term Ends

BAS News - 2018-06-30 21:47
ERBIL — At least 20 Iraqi lawmakers will be arrested after Sunday as their term at the Iraqi parliament has ended, and they are striped of their parliamentary immunity, another lawmaker said. Following several failed attempts by some factions, the Iraqi ...

Iraq: Final Session Held after Parliament Failed to Extend Own Term

BAS News - 2018-06-30 20:14
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament held its final session on Sunday after several failed attempts to extend its own term. The Sunday session again failed to meet quorum, but was held to conclude the mandate of the current parliament and conduct the very last d ...

Iraqi Parliament Again Failed to Extend Its Term

BAS News - 2018-06-28 23:16
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament held a session on Thursday to discuss the extension of the current term until after the manual recount of ballots from May election, but the session ended without a conclusion. Kurdish MP Nada Mergasouri said that the session ...

Iraq to Begin Manual Recount of Votes Next Week: Jabouri

BAS News - 2018-06-28 23:16
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri revealed on Thursday that the manual recount of votes from May election would begin next week. The remark was made after a failed parliamentary session today in Baghdad, during which some factions were ho ...

Maliki’s Bloc Opposes Extension of Parliament Term

BAS News - 2018-06-27 23:49
ERBIL — The State of Law Coalition, a powerful political bloc lead by former Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki, has made it clear that any extension to the mandate of current parliament is unacceptable. In an official statement, the coalition said that such a mov ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP passes 10% threshold needed to enter parliament

E-Kurd - 2018-06-25 21:44
ANKARA,— The Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) managed to get more than 10 percent of the votes in Turkey’s June 24 elections, passing the national election threshold. The HDP was polling 11.5 percent, well over the 10 percent minimum threshold nee ...
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