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EU President Calls on Erbil, Baghdad to Continue Peaceful Dialogue

BAS News - 2018-10-19 06:20
ERBIL - President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani has called on the Kurdistan Region and Iraq to carry on their peaceful dialogue in hopes of resolving the issues between the sides. Talking to Kurdistan 24, the European parliament top official ...

Abdul-Mahdi to Present His Cabinet Structure to Parliament Next Week

BAS News - 2018-10-18 13:08
ERBIL — Iraq’s incoming Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is planning to present the list of ministers and structure of his cabinet next week to the country’s parliament. Abdul-Mahdi said in an online statement on his official Facebook page that the parlia ...

Kurdish PM, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Discuss Politics

BAS News - 2018-10-18 00:13
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met on Wednesday with the Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi to discuss the political developments in Kurdistan Region and Iraq. The pair, during the meeting, shed light on the underway ...

Brexit deal made harder by May comments: EU official

Reuters - 2018-10-16 13:07
British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech to the UK parliament on Monday has shown that reaching a deal on the country's exit from the European Union will be even harder than expected, a senior EU official said on Tuesday. ...

At Least 90 People Died due to Polluted Environment in Basra: MP

BAS News - 2018-10-16 06:23
ERBIL - An Iraqi parliament member revealed that 90 people have so far died due to polluted water and environment in the southern province of Basra. Falih Khizali, a lawmaker in the Iraqi council of representatives, who is also from Basra, said that the ...

Iraqi Parliament Deputy Speaker Receives Turkish FM

BAS News - 2018-10-14 22:46
ERBIL - Iraqi parliament deputy speaker Bashar Hadad met on Sunday the Turkish Foreign Mevlut Cavusoglu in Baghdad for talks on the latest political issues between Iraq and Turkey. According to a statement by Hadad's office, the pair discussed the issue ...

People from Anbar Banned from Traveling to Baghdad: MPs

BAS News - 2018-10-14 11:05
ERBIL — Iraqi lawmakers have warned against a travel ban on the people of western province of Anbar that prevents them from entering Baghdad. Several members of the parliament said in a statement on Saturday that the Iraqi security forces do not allow pe ...

Halbusi Says Timeline for Addressing Crises by Next Iraqi Govt. is Needed

BAS News - 2018-10-13 14:14
ERBIL — The Parliament Speaker of Iraq, Mohammed al-Halbusi, has called on the next government to set a timeline for addressing the crises in the country. “While in the process of forming a new government, there should be serious plans to address crises ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Calls for Joint Work to Overcome Crisis

BAS News - 2018-10-12 14:16
ERBIL — The Iraqi new parliament Speaker, Mohammed al-Halbusi, has called on political factions to join a closer cooperation in hopes of overcoming the current hardship in the country. He said in a statement that all political blocs are now required to w ...

Baghdad, Other Provinces Operations Commands May be Dissolved

BAS News - 2018-10-11 19:19
ERBIL - Over 50 Iraqi parliament members have signed a document for dissolving the Baghdad and other provinces Operations Commands, arguing that they are not constitutional. According to a few documents, on which the signatures of 51 lawmakers appear, ha ...

Iraq’s Incoming PM Regrets Online Application for His Cabinet

BAS News - 2018-10-11 11:37
ERBIL — The incoming Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is reportedly regretting his online application method to form his cabinet as he is under pressure from dominant political factions. After the Iraqi parliament voted for him to succeed Haider al- ...

Halbusi Says Turkey will Increase Water Flow Coming into Iraq

BAS News - 2018-10-10 21:00
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has agreed to increase the water flow coming from the neighboring country into Iraq, said the Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi on Wednesday. According to a statement by Halbusi's office, the Turk ...

Please, don’t boycott the Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament

E-Kurd - 2018-10-09 10:25
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net There have been disturbing reports coming out through different media outlets that small Kurdish political parties such as the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), the Change Movement (Gorran) and New Generation pol ...

Provincial Council Calls on Parliament to Address Crises in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-08 15:49
ERBIL — Head of Kirkuk Provincial Council, Rebwar Talabani, has called on Iraq’s newly formed parliament to take immediate measures and address the deteriorating situation in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. In an official statement on Monday, Ta ...

Iraqi Parliament Renews Call for Swift Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-10-08 12:12
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Mohammed al-Halbusi, has once again called for the formation of the new cabinet in Baghdad soon. Halbusi said at a press conference that the incoming premier, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, is required to accelerate the efforts to es ...

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 ...

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 ...

Canada congratulates Kurdistan Region people on Parliamentary Election

Waar Media - 2018-10-02 17:06
WAAR-DUHOK: The embassy of Canada to Iraq has congratulated the people of Kurdistan Region, saying that it will remain a strong partner of Erbil. “We look forward to the results and a swift constitution of a new Parliament and Government. Canada will rem ...

Iraq delays vote on president due to dispute among Kurds

Seattle Times - 2018-10-02 16:58
BAGHDAD (AP) — A meeting of Iraq’s parliament to choose a new president has been delayed due to a dispute between the two main Kurdish parties. Under an unofficial agreement dating back to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, Iraq’s presidency — a largely ceremon ...

Canada will Remain Strong Partner of Kurdistan: Embassy

BAS News - 2018-10-02 15:35
ERBIL — The embassy of Canada to Iraq has congratulated the people of Kurdistan Region, saying that it will remain a strong partner of Erbil. “We look forward to the results and a swift constitution of a new Parliament and Government. Canada will remain ...

KRG PM Barzani meets Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-10-02 12:40
WAAR-DUHOK: KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, who is the KDP’s deputy. They met with Adil Abdul-Mahdi, a former oil minister in Iraq. Hussein was part of a delegation on Monday in Baghdad headed by KRG PM. The Iraqi parliament is scheduled to meet at ...

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 ...

Iraq parliament delays vote for country's president

Reuters - 2018-10-02 00:05
Iraq's parliament postponed a vote on Monday to name a president because the main Kurdish parties, who were supposed to present a candidate, could not overcome differences, said several lawmakers. ...

Iraqi Parliament Fails to Elect New President due to Lack of Quorum

BAS News - 2018-10-01 20:58
ERBIL - The lawmakers at the Iraqi parliament were expected to hold a session on Monday night for electing a new president for the country, but they failed to so due to lack quorum. According to the constitution, a total of 165 out of the 328 MPs should ...

Iraqi Kurds vote for new Kurdistan parliament

E-Kurd - 2018-10-01 17:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurds voted on Sunday for a new parliament in their autonomous region, which is mired in an economic crisis a year after an independence referendum that infuriated Baghdad. Almost 3.1 million voters were elig ...

KDP Secures over 40 Seats at Next Parliament: Hemin Hawrami

BAS News - 2018-10-01 11:28
ERBIL — The head of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) election list, Hemin Hawrami, said his party has so far secured over 40 seats in the next parliament of Kurdistan. Kurdistan Region held its fifth parliamentary election on Sunday (30 September), durin ...

Rudaw: Exclusive interview with Iraq presidential candidate Fuad Hussein

Justice for Kurds - 2018-10-01 08:06
Under Iraq’s constitutional timeline, the parliament in Baghdad must select its president by October 3. The post, which has traditionally gone to a Kurd since the fall of the Baathist regime, is largely a race between two leading candidates – the Patrioti ...
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