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Hashd al-Shaabi Fails Attempt to Kidnap Brother of Kurdish MP in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-20 20:33
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi tried to kidnap the brother of a Kurdish MP in Kirkuk province. Amira Zangana, a Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament, told BasNews that the militias of Hashd al-Shaabi on Tuesday took her brothe ...

Iraqi PM Reluctant to Solve the IDP Issue Before Federal Elections

BAS News - 2018-02-19 13:18
ERBIL - A Sunni Arab MP in the Iraqi parliament stated that Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi PM, has not kept his promise regarding to the return of the IDPs to their liberated cities prior to the federal elections in Iraq.Sheikh Abtan al-Jabouri, a Sunni lawm ...

Several MPs Lodge Appeal to Iraq's Federal Court Against Haider al-Abadi

BAS News - 2018-02-18 21:23
ERBIL — Several MPs are trying to lodge an appeal to the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq against PM Haider al-Abadi for mistreating the Kurds to win the votes of Shi'ite Arab citizens. Sherko Jawdat, head of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament's natural reso ...

Iraqi PM Acts Against Kurdistan Region to Win Arab People’s Votes

BAS News - 2018-02-17 11:19
ERBIL - A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament said that the Iraqi PM has been trying to win the Arab people's hearts and minds for the upcoming federal elections by acting against the Kurdistan Region.Adil Nouri, a Kurdish MP said that the Iraqi premier i ...

Iraqi Parliament Candidates Fight over Who Comes First on Ballot

BAS News - 2018-02-15 20:36
ERBIL —A number of Iraqi candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Diyala province engaged on Thursday in a fight over their layout of ballots and whether their names appear prior to others. The clash took place at the headquarter of the ele ...

October 16th Events Weaken Kurdish Factions In Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-02-15 10:20
ERBIL - A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament said that the October 16th events directly caused to weaken the Kurdish factions in Baghdad.Musana Amin, a Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament on Thursday stated that the Kurdish factions are not working togeth ...

Kurdistan Parliament Delegation Gives Details on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-14 15:40
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region's Parliament Delegates stated that the people of Afrin, Kurdish city in Syria are in immediate need of medical supplies. The region's Parliament delegates on Sunday visited Afrin to show their advocacy to the people of the en ...

Kurds Call Iraq’s 2018 Budget Bill Unconstitutional

BAS News - 2018-02-13 20:58
ERBIL — The Kurdish factions at the Iraqi parliament stated that the proposed budget bill is unconstitutional. Arez Abdullah, a Kurdish MP at the Iraqi parliament in a press conference on Tuesday said that the Kurdish factions have called on the presiden ...

Erdogan threatens Cyprus

ANHA - 2018-02-13 13:06
NEWS DESK – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Cyprus to continue drilling for oil off the Mediterranean coast of Cyprus. Erdogan said in the Turkish parliament “We are warning those who are crossing their borders in the Aegean Sea, Cyprus ...

KRG Delegation Assert Their Support to People of Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-12 12:37
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region’s Parliament Delegates on Sunday evening arrived in Afrin, Kurdish city in Syria and were welcomed by the Kurdish officials in the region.The Kurdistan Region's delegates set a press conference together with the Afrin Canton ...

Iraqi Parliament Second Attempt To Pass the Budget Bill

BAS News - 2018-02-11 11:05
ERBIL - The Iraqi parliament is once again attempting to pass the 2018 budget bill in Sunday’s session.The Kurdish factions in Iraq are still strongly objecting to the budget bill and trying their best to fail it to pass since it is not the real amount o ...

KRG Teachers to Be Granted with Immunity

BAS News - 2018-02-10 19:48
ERBIL — Kurdistan Teachers Union in coordination with the Kurdistan parliament work on a draft of law for teachers’ immunity. "After we realized that teachers in Kurdistan Region face regular social abuses in their daily life, we decided to work on a pro ...

HRW Sources IS Militants in Reports Against Kurds: MP

BAS News - 2018-02-10 17:44
ERBIL — A Kurdish lawmaker at the Iraqi parliament has criticized the Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports accusing the Kurdish forces of mass killings of Islamic State (IS) militants, saying that the international organisation sources jihadists in their rep ...

Baghdad Not Serious About Sending KRG Budget: MP

BAS News - 2018-02-10 15:23
ERBIL — A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament stated that Haider al-Abadi, the Prime Minister of Iraq, is not willing to send the salaries of the public employees in the Kurdistan Region. "Part of the reason that the Iraqi prime minister does not tend to ...

KRG Delegation to Attend International Conference in Kuwait

BAS News - 2018-02-10 15:23
ERBIL — A Kurdish MP of the Iraqi Parliament revealed that a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will take part in an international conference in Kuwait. "Despite the prolonged obstacles made by Iraq, a delegation from the region will ...

French FM: Turkey Should Stop Strikes on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-10 01:09
ERBIL — French Foreign Minister Jean Yves le Drian said at the European Parliament on Friday that Turkey should stop the airstrikes on Afrin and humanitarian corridors have to be opened in Syria for sending aid to Syrian people. Throughout the week, Fren ...

Kurdistan Parliament Delegation to Visit Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-09 21:42
ERBIL — A delegation made up of lawmakers from the Kurdistan Region parliament are set to travel to Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Saturday. Head of Freedom bloc, Abu Karwan, confirmed the report to BasNews and said that the delegation consists of ...

The European Parliament condemns Turkish military operations in northern Syria

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2018-02-09 19:50
KMMk: On Thursday, 19 February,2018 the European Parliament condemned Turkey’s military operation in Afriin, north of Syria, and called for the war to end, in connection with hundreds of opponents of the military operation arrested by the Turkish governme ...

Minute’s silence for Afrin martyrs in Swedish Parliament

Waar Media - 2018-02-07 15:35
WAAR-DUHOK: A minute’s silence was held in the Swedish Parliament for the people who lost their lives in Afrin. In yesterday’s session in the Swedish Parliament where the Turkish state’s attacks and massacres against Afrin were discussed, a minute’s sile ...

Three Kurdish MPs Punished Due Fighting for Financial Rights of KRG

BAS News - 2018-02-07 13:58
Erbil - Three Kurdish MPs were punished in Wednesday's Iraqi parliament session while fighting for financial rights of the Kurdistan Region.According to a statement released by the Iraqi parliament office on Wednesday, three Kurdish MPs have been accused ...

Kurdish MPs Plant Olive Seedlings to Respond to Turkish Attacks on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-06 17:44
ERBIL — As a response to the Turkish attack of Afrin under the name of "Olive Branch Operation", 4 olive seedlings were planted in the Kurdistan Region parliament campus. "After holding a session to condemn the Turkish assault on Afrin, the MPs later pla ...

Kurds Halt Iraqi Parliament Session on Disputed Budget Bill

BAS News - 2018-02-05 18:38
BAGHDAD — Kurdish members at the Iraqi parliament protested a Monday session during which Iraq’s 2018 budget law draft was intended to be discussed. The entire Kurdish parliamentary blocs stood against the discussion and made the session to be postponed ...

Passing Budget Bill Without Kurd’s Revives Referendum Result: MP

BAS News - 2018-02-05 15:53
ERBIL — A leading memebr of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated that if the Iraqi parliament approves the current budget draft without the presence of the Kurdish MPs, it will be a good answer for those who relate all issues between Baghdad and E ...

KDP MP Obtains New Information on Peshmerga Captives in IS Jails

BAS News - 2018-02-05 14:30
Erbil - A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament obtained new information about the Peshmerga captives who were captured by the Islamic State (IS). "I've recently been working on the issue of the Peshmerga captives who were captured by IS, and for this reaso ...

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 ...

HDP Lawmaker: Afrin Not a Threat to Turkey

BAS News - 2018-02-03 23:53
ERBIL — Garo Paylan, the Armenian member of the Turkish Parliament representing the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) on Saturday condemned the Afrin Operation. “Afrin is diverse safe heaven which has managed to stay out of the Syrian civil war fire and in ...

Iraqi PM Talks the Talk, But Doesn't Walk the Walk: MP

BAS News - 2018-02-03 17:15
ERBIL — Deputy head of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction in the Iraqi Parliament stated that they no longer trust the Prime Minster's statements unless they become actions. "In the recent meetings with the PM, he has promised to continue auditing ...

Iraqi Minster Accused of Corruption by MP

BAS News - 2018-02-03 11:54
Erbil - An Iraqi Parliament member from the the State of Law Coalition Bloc has accused the acting Minister of Planning of giving ownership of land parcels to his family members in the pretext of using the land for agriculture purposes.Aliya Nsaif, Iraqi ...

Kurdish blocs in Iraqi Parliament meet Iraqi PM

Waar Media - 2018-02-01 22:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Senior member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)’s faction in the Iraqi Parliament stated that the Sunni representatives were not happy with the outcome of their meeting with Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi prime minister, therefor she expect ...

Gas Explosion Rocks Ankara

BAS News - 2018-02-01 22:00
ERBIL — A huge blast at the boiling room of a building shocked the Turkish capital on Thursday. The blast occurred near the Turkish parliament building, with no immediate report of casualties. “An explosion has occurred in the gas boiler room of a buildi ...

Kurdish Factions Meet Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2018-02-01 13:31
Senior member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s faction in the Iraqi Parliament stated that the Sunni representatives were not happy with the outcome of their meeting with Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi prime minister, therefor she expects her factio ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Parliament Decries Turkish Assault on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-01-31 02:27
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region Parliament on Tuesday held a session to condemn Turkish military offensive on the Kurdish Afrin Canton in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). In a statement following the meeting, the Kurdistan Region parliament called on the United N ...

Abadi to Clarify Budget Bill at Parliament

BAS News - 2018-01-31 00:22
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is invited to a parliamentary session on Wednesday as disputes over the annual budget bill prolongs. Abadi is expected to provide clarifications on certain issues pertaining to the 2018 budget bill. The PM’s ...

Yezidis Appeal to Germany to Help Survivors of IS Slavery

BAS News - 2018-01-30 22:42
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is scheduled to attend a meeting on Wednesday in the German parliament to discuss the Kurdish Yezidi survivors of Islamic State (IS) slavery. Hussein Qa’edi, head of KRG’s office for Yezid ...
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