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Iraq's parliament to compensate Yezidis, assist return of displaced: Speaker

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-14 22:26

PM Barzani, Halbusi Discuss Politics Across Iraq

BAS News - 2018-12-14 21:40
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Friday evening Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi to hold talks on the latest political and security developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. During the meeting, the pair discussed ...

Iraqi Parliament to vote on remaining ministers today | Arab News

Arabnews - 2018-12-14 19:50

Sadr calls for televised, emergency parliament session on Basra

Rûdaw - 2018-12-14 19:25

Iraq's Halbusi: We will Allocate Budget to Compensate the IDPs in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-12-14 17:02
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi has vowed to allocate a special budget for compensating the IDPs in the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar. Halbusi made the remarks on Friday at a press conference during a visit in the distri ...

EU parliament urges Egypt to lift human rights constraints

Yahoo - 2018-12-14 02:14

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Arrives in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-12-13 23:32
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi, accompanied by a delegation, arrived in Kurdistan Region's capital city of Erbil on Thursday night. During his second visit to Erbil, Halbusi is expected to meet with the high Kurdish officials in the ...

German parliament rejects far-right deputy speaker candidate

Yahoo - 2018-12-13 21:39

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Halbousi arrives in Erbil

Rûdaw - 2018-12-13 21:20
He will visit Lalish, meet with KRG officials ...

A delegation of European Union visits Kurdistan Parliament

Perlemanikurdistan - 2018-12-13 18:06

Kurdish issue discussed in the European Parliament

ANF - 2018-12-13 10:36
A press conference was held at the European Parliament to underline the situation of HDP Hakkari deputy, Leyla Güven on hunger strike for over a month. ...

Abdul-Mahdi Administration Angers Abadi

BAS News - 2018-12-12 22:44
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi's recent decision to suspend the decisions taken by the former government has angered the former premier, Haider al-Abadi, arguing that "they were serving the interests of the citizens." The parliament on Tuesday voted o ...

Hunger strikes in Paris, Stuttgart and Darmstadt continue

ANF - 2018-12-12 16:49
Activists prepared files and submitted them to the French Parliament and Amnesty International in tandem with the hunger strikes in Paris, France. ...

Iraqi MP Questions Media Silence on “SOMO Corruption”

BAS News - 2018-12-12 10:58
ERBIL — A member of the Iraqi parliament accuses the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) of widespread corruption while enjoying media silence and no prosecution. MP Udai Awad said in an interview with al-Aahd news channel that SOMO’s mismanagement a ...

May’s train wreck: How the EU outplayed the UK in Brexit

Seth Frantzman - 2018-12-12 00:45
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN UK Prime Minister Theresa May spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, December 11, a day after she chose to cancel a vote in Parliament […] ...

Kurdish conference in EP: Turkey is outside the law

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-12-11 13:51
Human rights defenders spoke in the first session of the 15th Kurdish Conference in the European Parliament. IHD officials spoke about the rights violations and stated that Turkey has lost the characteristic of a state with the rule of law. The first pane ...

European Parliament to discuss the ECHR ruling on Demirtas

ANF - 2018-12-11 13:36
The European Parliament is taking the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling about Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas on the agenda to be discussed. ...

GBP/USD Forecast December 10-14 - Brexit showdown in Parliament, will May survive? | Forex Crunch

Forexcrunch - 2018-12-09 18:04

Parliament expected to vote on 8 remaining unfilled Iraqi minist

Rûdaw - 2018-12-09 13:53

Parliamentary Voting on Iraq’s Remaining Ministers Delayed Again

BAS News - 2018-12-09 11:43
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament is set to convene on Sunday, but it has once again put off voting on the eight remaining ministers for Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s cabinet. According to the official agenda of Sunday’s meeting, the parliament would disc ...

KRG’s Share from 2019 Federal Budget to Be Increased: MP

BAS News - 2018-12-09 11:43
ERBIL — The share of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from Iraq’s 2019 federal budget will be increased after objections by Erbil, said a Kurdish lawmaker. The Iraqi parliament has returned the budget bill to the new government led by Prime Minist ...

EU Parliament refuses entry of veteran Kurdish politician

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-09 00:23

Iraqi Parliament Praises KRG's Efforts to Send Aid to Flood Affected Areas

BAS News - 2018-12-08 21:55
ERBIL - The Iraqi Council of Representatives has hailed the the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for its efforts to send humanitarian aid to the country's civilians affected by the recent flash floods. "We thank the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ...

KDP Bloc Vows to Bring the Reform Package Back to Parliament: MP

BAS News - 2018-12-08 14:14
ERBIL — The parliamentary faction for Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has promised to once again bring back a previous reform package to the talks and work on pass it at the parliament. KDP lawmaker Bahman Kaka Abdullah criticized the previous parliamen ...

All eyes on UK parliament as Brexit deal circus reaches final act

Proactiveinvestors - 2018-12-07 20:43

Aydar at EP: Kurdish movement is the most appropriate alternative

ANF - 2018-12-06 21:18
KNK Executive Council Member Zubeyir Aydar spoke at the European Parliament conference on Kurds and said that the Kurdish Liberation Movement is always ready to sit at the negotiation table. ...

Swedish Parliament extends deployment of its forces in Iraq and Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-06 19:25
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The Swedish Parliament extends the deployment of its forces in Iraq and Kurdistan Region into 2019. According to an official statement from the Swedish Parliament’s website, Riksdagen, Swedish forces will continue thei ...

Iraqi Parliament Rejects Abadi’s List of Suggested Ambassadors

BAS News - 2018-12-06 13:14
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi sent back a list of nominated ambassadors, previously suggested by former PM Haider al-Abadi, to the government for revision. Former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had submitted 28 names as the countr ...

Sweden Extends Military Training for Peshmerga

BAS News - 2018-12-06 11:58
ERBIL — The parliament of Sweden (Riksdag) has decided to extend its country’s military training missions in Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region, for the year of 2019. “Swedish forces on location in Iraq are to consist of up to 70 people. If the situati ...

The Brexit endgame: Parliament strikes back

Brookings - 2018-12-06 06:23

Kurdish conference in EP: Turkey is outside the law

ANF - 2018-12-05 20:40
Human rights defenders spoke in the first session of the 15th Kurdish Conference in the European Parliament. IHD officials spoke about the rights violations and stated that Turkey has lost the characteristic of a state with the rule of law. ...

HDP MPs continue hunger strike in Parliament

ANF - 2018-12-05 20:40
The hunger strike HDP MPs have launched to support Leyla Guven and to protest the isolation continues. ...

Iraqi Parliament to vote on eight remaining cabinet posts

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-05 20:13

People’s Vote is the only way out of Brexit gridlock Parliament is facing - Ben Bradshaw - Devon Live

Devonlive - 2018-12-05 17:26

HDP launches hunger strike in the Turkish Parliament

ANF - 2018-12-05 11:19
HDP Co-chair Buldan and several HDP MPs have gone on a hunger strike in the Turkish Parliament. ...

Iraqi Parliament fails to vote on eight remaining ministers, postpones session

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-05 06:23

Erdogan is the winner, now what?

Diliman Abdulkader - 2018-12-05 00:17
As expected, Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the Turkish presidency and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) gained a majority in the parliament by aligning with the ultra-nationalist, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). This should come as no surprise to anyon ...

Iraqi Parliament Fails to Vote on Remaining Eight Candidates

BAS News - 2018-12-04 19:20
ERBIL - Although Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi presented his remaining eight candidates on Monday night, the parliament failed on Tuesday to vote on the names due to tensions among the factions over the nominees. According to Iraqi media outlets, the lawmake ...

Vote on cabinet in jeopardy as parties boycott Iraq parliament

Rûdaw - 2018-12-04 16:17
Ministries of defence, interior are still not agreed on ...

Tunisia: Parliament Should Back Gender Equality in Inheritance | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2018-12-04 09:41

A delegation of French Parliament visits Kurdistan Parliament

Perlemanikurdistan - 2018-12-02 10:32

Iranian lawyer gets 12 years for 'insults' after representing hijab protester

Rûdaw - 2018-12-02 07:59
The European Union Parliament awarded Shahidi the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought ...

Voting on remaining ministers will take place on Tuesday

Waar Media - 2018-12-01 21:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi parliament to convene this week and vote on the remaining ministers of the new cabinet. Iraqi parliament is expected to convene this week in hopes of voting on whether to approve the remaining eight candidates for Prime Minister Adel Ab ...

Turkmens demand two key posts in Kurdistan government, parliament leadership

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-30 14:30

Islamic Union bloc in the Parliament of Kurdistan refuse to meet with a KRG delegation

Kurdiu - 2018-11-29 18:26

Iraqi Parliament Condemns Nineveh Governor Insulting Teacher on Videotape

Gulan Media - 2018-11-28 19:27

Iraqi Parliament Condemns Nineveh Governor Insulting Teacher on Videotape

BAS News - 2018-11-28 10:19
ERBIL — A number of Iraqi lawmakers have condemned Nineveh Governor Nawfal Hamadi’s “inappropriate behavior” towards a local teacher in his own office. Earlier this week, a video went viral on Iraqi social media in which the governor appears angrily spea ...

Iraqi Parliamentary Session for Voting on Remaining Ministerial Posts Postponed

BAS News - 2018-11-27 00:18
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament on Monday evening postponed a session expected o be held on Tuesday for voting on the remaining ministerial posts. The Council of Representatives said in a statement on Monday afternoon that PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi would send the nam ...

Iraqi Parliament to Vote on Remaining Ministerial Posts

BAS News - 2018-11-26 19:20
ERBIL - Iraqi Council of Representatives is expected to convene on Tuesday in hopes of voting on the eight remaining ministerial posts which have not been filled yet, the parliament said in a press release. Meanwhile, a source from the parliament noted t ...

Iraq Parliament to vote on remaining eight candidates in next session

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-26 16:51

Iraqi parliament sets Monday session to complete Abdul Mahdi's government

Kurdiu - 2018-11-25 22:27

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Calls for New Law to Preserve Iraqi Women's Dignity

BAS News - 2018-11-25 21:12
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi has called for the formation of a new law that will preserve the dignity of Iraqi women and their rights. "On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, we call for ...

Iraq to vote in for the unfilled posts tomorrow

Waar Media - 2018-11-25 20:33
WAAR(DUHOK): Iraqi parliament to reconvene tomorrow to vote in the remaining ministers of the new cabinet. Mohammed al-Halbousi, the speaker of the parliament closed yesterday’s session and announced that voting to complete Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s cabinet to ...

Kurdistan PM, French Diplomats Discuss Iraqi, Kurdistan Politics

BAS News - 2018-11-25 18:18
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Sunday a high-level French delegation headed by Marielle de Sarnez, Chairman of the Foreign Relations and Defense Committee of the French Parliament, for talks on the latest political and security ...

New Generation calls on Iraqi govt to reveal details on Kirkuk oil export deal with Kurds

E-Kurd - 2018-11-25 11:46
BAGHDAD,— The New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) caucus in the Iraqi parliament called on the Iraqi government on Saturday to reveal the details of an agreement between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad to resume the export Kirkuk’s oil. “We support rest ...

Iraqi parliament will soon vote in ministers for unfilled posts

Rûdaw - 2018-11-25 10:45
"If all the work would go well on Monday, the voting will take place on the same day, if not on Tuesday ...

Parliamentarians are informed about the Kurdistan Parliament internal procedures

Perlemanikurdistan - 2018-11-25 07:31

Polls open in Bahrain with Shiite opposition absent from ballot

Waar Media - 2018-11-25 00:57
WAAR(DUHOK): Polls opened in Bahrain on Saturday to elect a new parliament with opposition absent from the process. 40 seats in Bahrain’s lower house of parliament and 30 seat in municipal council are up for election, with runoffs being held next month. ...

Iraq Considers Compulsory Military Service

BAS News - 2018-11-24 23:08
ERBIL - Iraqi parliament's Committee of Defense and Security is determined to pass a law in hopes of reactivating the compulsory military service in the country. Talking to BasNews, Mohammed Reza Haideri, a member of the committee, said that the subject ...

Bahrain votes for new parliament but opposition is absent

Gulan Media - 2018-11-24 16:50

Barzani Meets Halbusi, Maliki, Fayadh in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-11-22 22:05
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, met on Thursday evening with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi, head of Islamic Dawa Party, Nouri al-Maliki, and head of the 'Atta Coalitio ...

Israeli parliament votes against recognizing genocide against Yezidis

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-22 17:08

Masoud Barzani arrives in Baghdad for first time since referendum

Waar Media - 2018-11-22 11:30
WAAR(DUHOK): The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), MasoudBarzani, arrived in Baghdad on Thursday for the first time since the independence referendum of 2017. Speaker of Iraqi parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi, Fatih leader Hadi al-Amiri, Fin ...

Barzani Received by Iraqi Parliament Speaker at Baghdad Airport

BAS News - 2018-11-22 10:41
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, arrived in Baghdad on Thursday for a serious of talks with top Iraqi leaders. Barzani, accompanied by Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council and KDP politburo m ...

Turkish parliament fashioned friendship largely with Africa

Infosurhoy - 2018-11-22 06:14

Kurdish Member of Turkish Parliament Delivers a Harsh Speech & Ends up in Jail |

Asbarez - 2018-11-21 23:05

Masrour Barzani Urges KDP's Lawmakers to Respect Voters' Trust

BAS News - 2018-11-21 20:47
ERBIL - Masrour Barzani, the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) and a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo held a meeting with the party's new members of the regional parliament, where he encouraged the lawmake ...

Kurdish member of Turkish Parliament delivers a harsh speech & ends up in Jail - Panorama | Armenian news

Panorama - 2018-11-21 09:22

Kurdish Member of Turkish Parliament Jailed after Harsh Speech

Armenianweekly - 2018-11-20 20:21

Iraqi parliament to convene to question Central Bank Governor

Waar Media - 2018-11-20 00:04
WAAR-Duhok: Iraqi parliament to convene on Wednesday, November 21 to question Central Bank Governor Ali Allaq over 6 million dollars lost due to floods. Iraq’s parliament has launched a probe to determine how $6 million worth of local currency stored in ...

Nearly 550 Iraqi People Killed, Wounded in Tribal Conflicts this Year

BAS News - 2018-11-17 18:23
ERBIL - A total of 544 people have either been killed or wounded in tribal fights in Iraq since the beginning of 2018, an official revealed on Saturday. Mohammad Kazim, head of the Iraqi parliament office in the southern province of Basra, said in a stat ...

Turkmens Demand Deputies of Kurdistan Prime Minister, Parliament Speaker Positions

BAS News - 2018-11-15 16:07
ERBIL — Turkmen political factions in the Kurdistan Region are keen to have the positions of the second deputy of parliament speaker and the second deputy of prime minister in the upcoming restructure of the region, said a lawmaker. “If it is decided in ...

Committee to discuss Iraqi budget bill, Kirkuk oil exports in Parliament: Abdul-Mahdi

Gulan Media - 2018-11-14 13:38

KDP to Initiate Govt. Formation Talks Next Week

BAS News - 2018-11-14 10:25
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is set to begin a series of meetings with other political parties next week as part of the efforts to form the new government of Kurdistan. KDP, with 45 seats, is the largest political party at the parliament. ...

KRG Keen on Reform Draft Law: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-11-13 09:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is insisting on a previous draft law about reforms presented to the parliament, said spokesperson Safin Dizayee. Though rejected, the draft law had intended to secure 100 billion IQD and reform the pension ...

Iraqi parliament discusses the share of the Kurdistan Region in the budget of 2019

Kurdiu - 2018-11-12 20:56

Iraq's Provincial Elections May be Delayed: MP

BAS News - 2018-11-12 19:00
ERBIL - An Iraqi parliament member has revealed that the provincial elections which have been scheduled for next month may be delayed. Sirwan Dubardani, a Kurdish lawmaker at the Iraqi council of representatives, told BasNews that there is a political at ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Irregular Customs Between KRG, Iraq

BAS News - 2018-11-12 09:57
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament is scheduled to meet on Monday for discussions on a range of issues, including the irregular customs offices recently set up between the Kurdistan Region and other disputed territories under the control of Baghdad. Deputy par ...

Both the Islamic Union bloc and the New Generation bloc are demanding the election of the speaker of parliament

Kurdiu - 2018-11-11 17:44

Iraqi New Committees, Their Members Appointed

BAS News - 2018-11-10 23:44
ERBIL - The Iraqi parliament held a session on Saturday in which it voted on the members of the 22 permanent committees. The followings are 20 out of 22 committees: 1- Sports Affairs Committee: Abbas AliwiAbdul-Hussein AbtanArazou MohammedBurhan-al-Din J ...

Kurdistan Islamic Union bloc objects on a decision of the Iraqi Parliament

Kurdiu - 2018-11-10 22:08

Iraqi Electoral Commissioners Return to Office

BAS News - 2018-11-10 19:09
ERBIL - The Iraqi parliament voted on Saturday on the reactivation of the board of commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission which had been suspended since June after alleged elections fraud led to controversy. Iraqi Supreme Judicial Cou ...

Sunni Lawmaker Urges US Envoy McGurk to Apologize to Iraqis

BAS News - 2018-11-10 12:54
ERBIL — An Iraqi Sunni politician and member of parliament has urged Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy to the US-led Coalition, to apologize to the people of Iraq for the policies his country is implementing in the country. MP Ziad Janabi, ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Budget Bill, Provincial Election

BAS News - 2018-11-10 08:44
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament is scheduled to meet on Saturday and discuss the 2019 budget bill after it was already once rejected. Parliamentary factions have been in disputes recently over the budget bill which was prepared by former Prime Minister Haid ...

Sri Lanka's President Sirisena moves to dissolve parliament

BBC - 2018-11-10 01:04
It comes amid a political crisis following President Sirisena's attempt to replace the prime minister. ...

Kurdish Factions Urge Iraq to Remove Customs Offices on Border with KRG

BAS News - 2018-11-07 22:39
ERBIL - The Kurdish lawmakers in the Iraqi parliament have directed a written draft to the council of representatives for removing the customs offices on the main roads of Erbil-Kirkuk and Sulaimaniya-Kirkuk. The customs offices were established by the B ...

Kurdistan Region’s new parliament holds first session

Waar Media - 2018-11-07 22:16
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s new MPs convened first parliament’s session after elections in Erbil, on Tuesday. The parliament held a session at noon presided over by the oldest member and swore in all present parliamentarians. The Kurdistan Region ...

Mosul: Mass Grave of Former Parliament Candidates Discovered

BAS News - 2018-11-07 13:57
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Wednesday the discovery of another mass grave in the Nineveh province, north of the country. “The grave in Badush, northwest of Mosul, contains the remains of more than 30 people,” Anadolu Agency quoted Army Cap ...

Iraq parliament holds off vote on key ministers

Gulan Media - 2018-11-06 23:33

MP breaks norms, bikes to Kurdistan Region's first parliament session

Gulan Media - 2018-11-06 23:33

New Kurdistan Parliament Members Sworn in

Gulan Media - 2018-11-06 23:33

Kurdistan Parliament fails to choose its president in its first meeting

Kurdiu - 2018-11-06 23:23

Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen's Salaries Now on a Par with Iraqi Army

BAS News - 2018-11-06 23:21
ERBIL - Iraqi new PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi issued a decree to make the salaries of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen on a par with the national army. The Iraqi parliament voted on the proposal on Tuesday where a representative for the Hashd al-Shaabi ...

Abadi denies allegation he revoked decision to increase Hashd salary

Rûdaw - 2018-11-06 22:30
Abadi said that it was the Iraqi parliament, in the budget bill, that didn't authorize the government to spend ...

Iraq parliament wants to ‘fill the gaps’ in draft budget law

Rûdaw - 2018-11-06 22:30
Parliament will vote on a financial committee on Thursday ...

MP breaks norms, bikes to Kurdistan Region's first parliament session

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-06 16:20

New Kurdistan Parliament Members Sworn in

BAS News - 2018-11-06 13:32
ERBIL — The new lawmakers of the Kurdistan Region parliament convened on Thursday for the first time since their election to be sworn in and begin their mission. According to the parliament’s bylaw, the oldest member of the parliament will preside the se ...

Kurdistan Region's next parliament convenes first session since

Rûdaw - 2018-11-06 12:24

Breaking Luxurious Traditions: Kurdish MP Rides a Bike to Parliament

BAS News - 2018-11-06 11:35
ERBIL — A newly elected Kurdish lawmaker has broken the tradition of traveling with luxurious cars by riding a bike to attend his first parliamentary session in Erbil. MP Jalal Pareshan, a lawmaker for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), had previously ...

Kurdistan region judicial council sets a date for inaugural session of parliament

Waar Media - 2018-11-05 22:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The Judicial Council of the Kurdistan Region on Sunday ordered newly elected lawmakers to hold inaugural session of the new parliament on Nov. 6. In a statement released on Nov. 4, the council instructed lawmakers to attend the first session ...
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