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All Previous Iraqi Kurdistan parliaments were weak and ineffective

E-Kurd - 2019-04-25 10:44
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Democracy in any country needs a strong parliament to succeed. A strong and true democratic parliament is representative of the political will and social diversity of the population, and is effective in its legislati ...

New Generation MP in Iraqi Kurdistan accuses leader of nude video blackmail

E-Kurd - 2019-04-25 01:39
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— New Generation lawmakers in Iraqi Kurdistan parliament on Wednesday accused the party’s leader Shaswar Abdulwahid and factions within the party of attempting to blackmail them by circulating doctored nude videos. N ...

Prime Minister Barzani and Iraq’s Parliament Speaker discuss political developments

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-25 00:08
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Muhammad Al Halbusi. The meeting was also attended by the Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Ms. Vala Farid an ...

Die Linke candidates to EP call on CPT

ANF - 2019-04-25 00:02
Candidates for the European Parliament from Germany’s Die Linke called for an immediate end to the isolation imposed upon Ocalan. The candidates issued a joint statement and called the CPT to action to end the isolation in Imrali. ...

New Generation Movement Leader Spied on Members with Hidden Camera: MP

BAS News - 2019-04-24 14:36
Shaswar Abdulwahid threatens to publish “forged nude videos” of MPs ERBIL — A member of Kurdistan Region Parliament from the New Generation Movement revealed on Wednesday that her party leader has threatened to publish “forged nude videos” of her after d ...

Erdogan leaves parliament, blames HDP for not reciting Turkish a

Rûdaw - 2019-04-24 00:21

Iranian parliament labels entire US military as terrorist

Gulan Media - 2019-04-23 23:38

Prime Minister Barzani and Iraq’s Parliament Speaker discuss political developments

Gulan Media - 2019-04-23 23:38

Iranian parliament labels entire US military as terrorist

Yahoo - 2019-04-23 20:03

Masoud Barzani Discusses the Political Affairs in Iraq with Al-Halbusi

Waar Media - 2019-04-23 17:17
WAAR_DUHOK President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohemmed Al-Halbusi Monday; they discussed the political affairs and developments in the country and some other issues. Barzani expressed Kurdistan’s desi ...

Nechirvan Barzani and Mohamed Halabousi discuss four files in Erbil

Waar Media - 2019-04-23 17:17
WAAR_DUHOK Kurdistan Regional PM Nechirvan Barzani met the Speaker of the Iraqi parliament Mohammed Al-Halbusi, they discussed ways o solve the stucked issues between Erbil and Baghdad. Al-Halbusi arrived on Monday evening, and held a meeting with Kurdis ...

TJK-E: Join the action at European Parliament on Wednesday

ANF - 2019-04-23 17:04
TJK-E called on the Kurdish people to contribute to be the voice of the hunger strikers and raise the resistance. ...

Iran Lists CENTCOM as Terrorist

BAS News - 2019-04-23 16:05
ERBIL — The Iranian parliament passed a bill on Tuesday to designate US Central Command (CENTCOM) as “terrorist” organisation, local media said. The move was a tit-for-tat measure after Washington announced it will include Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Gu ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Kurdistan PM Discuss IDPs

BAS News - 2019-04-23 10:56
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday a delegation led by Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi in Erbil, where they talked about measures to help internally displaced persons (IDP). According to the reado ...

Iraqi Parliament Trying to Pass New Law to Restrict Social Platforms

BAS News - 2019-04-22 23:24
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament is reportedly trying to pass a new law to restrict media and social media platforms in the country, an official revealed on Monday. The Council of Representatives made the first reading on Monday for the proposal dubbed "crimes o ...

Masoud Barzani, Iraq’s parliament speaker meet to discuss Erbil-Baghdad ties

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-22 23:00

Barzani, Halbusi Discuss Political Affairs in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-22 21:40
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Monday evening the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi for talks on the political affairs in the country and other related issues. ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-22 20:39
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi arrived on Monday in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil, only hours after his meeting with country's PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi. During his stay in the region, Halbusi will meet Kurdistan Region Prime Minis ...

Iraqi parliament speaker in Erbil, due to meet with senior officials

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-22 19:30

Cracks Appear Within New Generation Movement

BAS News - 2019-04-22 12:44
ERBIL — The New Generation Movement is apparently facing challenges to survive as crack among top officials alarm a new phase in the short lifetime of the group. New Generation’s High Council and party’s faction at the Iraqi parliament released a stateme ...

Parliament waiting for political parties to hold its meeting

Kurdiu - 2019-04-21 15:11

Baghdad Summit Concludes With Stress On Iraq’s Unity

Waar Media - 2019-04-21 13:23
WAAR_DUHOK The Baghdad summit of parliaments of neighboring countries of Iraq on Saturday concluded with a final declaration stressing the stability of the country. Turkey’s parliament speaker Mustafa Sentop also attended the Baghdad summit which brought ...

Solidarity with the hunger strikers in London

ANF - 2019-04-21 12:35
The activists were able to reach a high number of people as for the past 5 days climate change protesters have been occupying Parliament Square. ...

Iraqi Parliament Forms "National Peace" Committee in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2019-04-20 23:10
ERBIL - Iraqi Council of Representatives has formed a special committee to establish "national peace" among the Kurds, Arabs, and Turkmens in the disputed town of Tuz Khurmatu, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Sardar Ahmed, a member of the Tuz ...

Baghdad Appeals to Neighbors to Help Reconstruct of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-20 15:53
ERBIL — Iraq is appealing to the neighboring countries to help the process of reconstruction of the country after years of a devastating war against terror. Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi delivered a speech at the beginning of a summit in ...

Iraq parliament to host regional rivals in Baghdad

Rûdaw - 2019-04-20 06:11
Baghdad has sought to bring Syria back into the Arab League ...

Action to support hunger strikers in Paris

ANF - 2019-04-18 09:38
ACTIT and SBP members in Paris organised actions near the French Parliament. ...

Parliament Weekly: April 8-12 |

Civil - 2019-04-18 06:21

EU struggles over law to tackle spread of terror online

BBC - 2019-04-18 02:11
Law changes agreed by the European Parliament do not pass the "Christchurch test", an official says. ...

Lithuania’s Presidential Election: Same Policy Wine in New Bottles?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-18 01:41
In the Baltics, the first half of 2019 is election time: for Estonia, it’s a new parliament, for Latvia and Lithuania, it’s new presidents; and then all three countries will vote for their new representatives to the European Parliament. Given widespread p ...

Iraqi MP Warns of Sale of Posts at Parliament

BAS News - 2019-04-17 23:06
ERBIL - An Iraqi lawmaker has warned of the sale of certain posts at the Council of Representatives, urging the Parliament to investigate the issue. Jasim Bakhati, an Iraqi lawmaker from the Hikma party led by Ammar al-Hakim, said in a statement that the ...

Iraq parliament votes to ban 'threatening' video games like PUBG

Rûdaw - 2019-04-17 22:33
'It's just embarrassing': Social media reacts to the decision ...

Iraq bans PUBG, Fortnite and Blue Whale online games

E-Kurd - 2019-04-17 21:01
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Parliament has banned a broad category of online video games, including PUBG mobile, Fortnite, Blue Whale, and similar online video games in a unanimous vote on Wednesday. During a session on Wednesday, the parliament voted to ban online ...

Iraqi Parliament asks government to ban PUBG, Fortnite, Blue Whale video games

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-17 15:59

MEPs visit hunger strikers in Strasbourg

ANF - 2019-04-17 14:46
Two members of the European Parliament visited the indefinite non-alternating hunger strikers in Strasbourg. ...

Iranian Parliament Labels US Forces in Middle East as "Terrorists"

BAS News - 2019-04-17 02:00
ERBIL - Iranian Parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday to label the US troops in the Middle East as terrorists, only a day after Washington's decision of recognizing the Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) took effect. The bill was int ...

Netanyahu secures votes to form next Israeli government

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 16:31
WAAR_DUHOK Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has secured the required Knesset (parliament) support to form the upcoming government, according to Israeli media. The right-wing parties of Yisrael Beiteinu and United Right on Tuesday informed Presid ...

Play staged in protest at EP: Silence kills!

ANF - 2019-04-16 15:50
The protest against the isolation held in front of the European Parliament continues on week 4. ...

Baghdad Agrees with Ankara to Oust PKK from Iraq: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-16 00:14
ERBIL - Baghdad and Ankara have agreed on ousting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) from Iraq, an Iraqi lawmaker revealed on Monday. Fazil Fatlawi, an MP at the Iraqi Parliament, said in a statement that the federal government has asked the security lea ...

Sadr Slams Hashd al-Shaabi Aid to Iran: Iraq Is Top Priority

BAS News - 2019-04-15 14:49
ERBIL — Powerful Iraqi Shi’ite politician and the leader of Sairoon bloc at the parliament, Muqtada al-Sadr, has slammed Hashd al-Shaabi aid convoyed to the flood-affected areas in Iran, saying Iraqis were priority. Hashd al-Shaabi, which is known for it ...

Canada Welcomes Election of First Woman Speaker to Kurdistan Parliament

BAS News - 2019-04-15 12:04
ERBIL — Head of Embassy Office of Canada in Erbil, Nancy Bergeron, met with newly elected speaker of Kurdistan Region Parliament Speaker Vala Farid to discuss the latest developments in the region. According to parliament’s official website, Bergeron hig ...

Rudaw: Anfal aimed to ‘eliminate’ Kurdish identity, Kurdistan: Bashir Haddad

Justice for Kurds - 2019-04-15 03:36
GARMIYAN, Kurdistan Region — Bashir Haddad, the second deputy of the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, expressed at an event to remember the victims of the Anfal Campaign that the events of the 1980s tried to eliminate the Kurdish nation’s identity. “This ...

EP group warns AKP to “recognize the election results”

ANF - 2019-04-13 12:49
European Parliament’sD group issued a warning and said, “If the AKP doesn’t recognize the election results, it will have consequences for EU-Turkey relations.” ...

Isolation discussed in Geneva Canton Parliament

ANF - 2019-04-12 13:37
MPs from 3 political parties in the Geneva Canton in Switzerland took the hunger strikes against the isolation to the Geneva Canton Parliament. ...

Hunger strikers visit Swedish Parliament

ANF - 2019-04-12 12:58
Kurdistanis on a hunger strike in Stockholm demanding an end to the isolation imposed upon Ocalan visited the political parties in the parliament and demanded that they take a stand against the isolation. ...

EU parliament calls for freeze on Turkey's membership talks - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-04-12 01:58

Parliament Secretary participates in seminar on Kurdistan’s resurgence after the independence referendum

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-11 16:36

Parliament’s Committee on the Peshmerga, Interior, Security and Local Councils works on its plans

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-11 16:36

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern gives emotional gun law speech

BBC - 2019-04-11 01:29
New Zealand's parliament backs changes to gun laws after last month's deadly mosque attacks. ...

NZ Parliament votes to restrict semiautomatic guns

Kurdiu - 2019-04-10 17:57

Deputy reveals the reason for postponing today's session of the Parliament

Kurdiu - 2019-04-10 17:57

Kurdistan Parliament delays voting session on presidency law amendment

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-10 17:09

Kurdistan Parliament Postpones Session on Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-04-10 15:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament postponed a session on Wednesday which was set to discuss and vote on an amendment to the Presidency Law. MP Zana Mala Khalid told BasNews that the Legal Committee requested the postponement as their report on the amen ...

Hunger strikes discussed in Austrian parliament

ANF - 2019-04-10 14:45
Austria’s main opposition Social Democratic Party (SPO) brought up the hunger strikes launched to demand an end to the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan in the Parliament. ...

Netanyahu’s Bloc Wins Majority In Knesset: Exit Polls

Waar Media - 2019-04-10 12:35
WAAR_DUHOK A coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party has won a majority of seats in Knesset (Israel’s parliament), preliminary results showed on Wednesday. The Likud-led coalition grabbed 65 seats in the 120-member Kne ...

Kurdistan Parliament Expected to Vote on Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-04-10 11:15
ERBIL — The parliament of Kurdistan Region is set to convene today (10th April) to vote on the amendment of Presidency Law. The leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) previously presented the amendment that allows the legis ...

Iraqi President Salih sent draft bill on genocide against Yazidi

ANF - 2019-04-10 08:34
Iraqi President Barham Salih sent a draft bill to parliament that would classify atrocities committed by ISIS against Yazidi women as “genocide”. ...

Parliament tomorrow votes on restoring the Kurdistan Region President’s powers

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-10 06:10

Parliament Speaker meets U.S. Consul General Steven Fagin

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-10 06:10

UK parliament approves law forcing May to consult on Brexit delay

Yahoo - 2019-04-09 13:35

UK: New law requires PM to ask EU for Brexit extension

Waar Media - 2019-04-09 12:24
WAAR_DUHOK Legislation to delay Brexit and avoid a no-deal crash-out from the European Union became law late Monday after clearing all stages in both houses of Britain’s parliament and receiving Royal Assent. The new law requires British Prime Minister T ...

Israelis Vote in Knesset Election

Waar Media - 2019-04-09 12:24
WAAR_DUHOK Israeli voters on Tuesday began to cast ballot to elect members of Knesset (Israel’s parliament). Voting is taking place at 10,720 polling stations across the country, plus another 96 at Israeli embassies and consulates abroad. There are 6.3 m ...

Iranian MPs Go to Parliament in IRGC Uniform to Condemn US Decision

BAS News - 2019-04-09 10:52
ERBIL — A group of Iranian lawmakers and the speaker went to the legislative on Monday in Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) uniforms after the US designated the forces as a “foreign terrorist organization”. The lawmakers entered the assembly chan ...

Kurdistan Parliament holds a session to ratify the amendment of the law of the presidency of the reg…

Kurdiu - 2019-04-09 09:38

Deputy Speaker Hawrami welcomes Salahaddin University’s Philosophy students and faculty in parliament

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-08 21:56

Iraqi president submits Yazidi female survivors’ law to parliament

E-Kurd - 2019-04-08 16:45
BAGHDAD,— The Office of Iraqi President Barham Salih announced on Sunday that the presidency has submitted a draft of the Yazidi Female Survivors’ Law to the Council of Representatives for review and approval. The sweeping law aims to both recognize the ...

Parliament to Convene This Week for Presidency Law Discussion

BAS News - 2019-04-08 15:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Parliament is set to convene this week on Wednesday and proceed with the discussions on an amendment to the Presidency Law. The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) together with minority factions advoc ...

Iraq’s Kurdish regional parliament elects interim speaker amid boycott – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-04-08 14:52

Parliament’s Legislative Committee submits final report on Kurdistan Region presidency bill

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-07 15:09

Parliament Speaker speaks at Kurdistan Parliamentarians’ Union conference

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-07 15:09

Parliament Speaker welcomes delegation from Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Institute

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-07 15:09

Scottish actvists protested at the Parliament

ANF - 2019-04-06 08:15
Edinburgh Kurds and friends marked Ocalan’s birthday, and their support for the Kurdish hunger strikers, with a demo in the icy April showers outside the Scottish Parliament. ...

Iraq's Kurdish regional parliament elects interim speaker amid boycott - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-04-06 00:43

Iba hunger strike discussed in Canada Federal Parliament

ANF - 2019-04-05 08:44
Yusuf İba reached the 83rd day of hunger strike in Toronto, Canada. ...

Barzani vows to press on with Kurdish referendum, defying Iraq parliament - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-04-05 02:17

Iraqi Parliament Trying to Ban Online Video Games

BAS News - 2019-04-05 00:55
ERBIL - The Iraqi Parliament is trying to prepare a proposal for blocking the online video games in the country, viewing the games as a threat for the members of the society. Deputy Parliament Speaker Hasan Kaabi has urged relevant committees to work on ...

Parliament holds second reading of bill to restore Kurdistan Region President’s powers

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-05 00:52

Parliament’s presidency welcomes Armenia’s Ambassador to Iraq

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-05 00:52

Electing Kurdistan president in parliament not victory, benefits KDP: Gorran senior official

E-Kurd - 2019-04-04 13:47
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Deputy Head of the Change (Gorran) Movement Public Assembly Salih Zhazhlai said on Wednesday that achieving the appearance of parliamentary supremacy by electing Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s president in the legislature w ...

Parliament Speaker and Deputy receive delegation from the Directorate General of Health in Erbil

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-03 14:37

Hunger strikers hold demonstration in front of Swedish Parliament

ANF - 2019-04-03 13:50
Hunger strike activists went to the parliament before the session where the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan was to be discussed. ...

Turkey's parliament to open mini zoo... for animal rights

Alaraby - 2019-04-03 13:14

Canadian-Kurdish children write to Parliament for Iba

ANF - 2019-04-03 13:01
Kurdish children in Canada wrote a letter to the parliament to promote the purpose of Yusuf Iba, who has been on a hunger strike for 81 days to protest the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Says US Support Needed for Lasting Defeat of IS

Voanews - 2019-04-03 12:37

Demonstration against isolation in Rome

ANF - 2019-04-03 10:59
Activists delivered dossiers to many institutions and organizations, including the Italian Parliament and the Democratic Party. ...

Kurdistan Parliament Convenes Today to Discuss Presidency Law Amendment

BAS News - 2019-04-03 10:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is set to convene today afternoon (3rd April) and discuss the amendment to Presidency Law which will lay the ground for electing a new president. The leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction and Change Movement ...

Kurdish Member of Turkish Parliament Reaches Day 77 of Hunger Strike

Breitbart - 2019-04-03 03:13

Kurdistan Parliament postponed the meeting today to tomorrow

Kurdiu - 2019-04-03 01:37

Erdogan lawmaker punches HDP's Assyrian MP at Turkish Parliament

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-02 22:39

Kurdistan parliament postpones second reading of presidency bill

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-02 20:32

Parliament postpones to 3 April second reading of bill to restore Kurdistan Region President's powers

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-02 19:26

Parliament Postpones Session on Presidential Law Amendment

BAS News - 2019-04-02 14:35
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament has postponed a session to discuss the amendment of the Presidential Law by 24 hours. The session was previously set for Tuesday, but the parliament speaker announced that it is put off until 15:00 the next day. The bi ...

Isolation to be discussed in Swedish Parliament today

ANF - 2019-04-02 12:35
The aggravated isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan by the Turkish state and the hunger strikes in prisons and in Europe protesting the isolation will be discussed in today’s session in the Swedish Parliament. ...

UK Parliament seeks new options on Brexit

Gulan Media - 2019-04-02 06:30

Deputy Speaker asks Parliament committees to strengthen relations with the Kurdistani party representatives in Iraqi Parliament

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-01 08:37

Parliament Speaker welcomes faculty staff and students from the American University of Kurdistan-Dohuk

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-01 08:37

Parliament’s Legislative Committee meets to direct bills to Parliament’s Presidency for future readings

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-01 08:37

Parliament of Kurdistan discusses the activation of the presidency of the region

Kurdiu - 2019-04-01 03:34

Iraqi Kurdistan will have a powerful presidency, weak parliament: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-03-31 14:24
Iraqi Kurdistan’s system won’t be parliamentary, a KIU MP says SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s system will not become parliamentary, a Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) lawmaker said on Saturday. Member of the Kurdistan Parliame ...

Kurdistan Parliament discusses the issue of activating the presidency of the Kurdistan Region

Kurdiu - 2019-03-30 18:54

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