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Turkey upholds sentencing of Kurdish politician Demirtas

The Kurdish Project - 2018-12-06 09:28
A Turkish appeals court has upheld the "terror propaganda" conviction of a former co-leader and presidential candidate of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party. The post Turkey upholds sentencing of Kurdish politician Demirtas appeared first on The Kurdi ...

Barzani Expresses Content over Release of Syrian Kurdish Activist

BAS News - 2018-12-05 16:34
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region has expressed content over the release of a prominent member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (PDK-S), Abdulrahman Apo, who had been arrested by the Democratic Union ...

Barzani: We Saw Goodwill in Baghdad, Waiting for Actions

BAS News - 2018-11-28 11:07
ERBIL — Influential Kurdish leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani briefed the press on his recent visit to Baghdad and his trip to the UAE and Kuwait, saying that goodwill was seen in Baghdad, but they are waiting t ...

US Plans Same “Conspiracy against Ocalan” to Repeat: PKK Leader

BAS News - 2018-11-25 12:59
ERBIL — A senior commander of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has accused the United States of conspiracy against the party, saying that Washington is planning to repeat the same plot which led to the arrest of the party’s leader Abdullah Ocalan. Dura ...

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 ...

Barzani Meets with Hadi al-Ameri in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-11-22 13:28
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, met on Thursday with Hadi al-Ameri, the leader of Iraqi Shi’ite Fatih (Conquest) Alliance in Baghdad. Barzani met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul ...

Barzani Reiterates Support for Iraqi PM to Resolve Disputes

BAS News - 2018-11-22 13:08
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has reiterated support for the new Iraqi government led by PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi in hopes of addressing the prolonged disputes between Erbil and Baghdad. Barzani arrived ...

US Welcomes Barzani’s Visit to Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-11-22 12:42
ERBIL — The United States has welcomed the visit to Baghdad by Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani. Barzani, who is also the president of largest Kurdish political party, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), arrive ...

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 ...

Massoud Barzani arrives in Iraqi capital in first post-referendum visit

E-Kurd - 2018-11-21 20:21
BAGHDAD,— Former Kurdistan region president and the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Massoud Barzani arrived on Wednesday in Baghdad, where he is scheduled to meet with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi. “Barzani is supposed to meet ...

Lawyers Again Denied Meeting with PKK’s Abdullah Ocalan

BAS News - 2018-11-21 11:40
ERBIL — The Bursa Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Turkey has once again rejected an appeal by the lawyers to meet with the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan. According to news agencies close to the PKK, lawyers Cengi ...

Barzani Welcomes KDP-S Leader’s Release from PYD Prison

BAS News - 2018-11-15 16:07
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has welcomed the release of Abdulrahman Apo, a leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S), from the prison of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Sy ...

Barzani Can Help Resumption of Turkey-PKK Peace Talks: HDP Lawmaker

BAS News - 2018-10-27 16:07
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani could play a significant role to resume the peace talks between the Turkish government and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), said a HDP lawmaker. “Barzani has a powerful position in the world and among Kurds. ...

Barzani on KDP’s Election Victory: Strong Kurdistan in Prospect

BAS News - 2018-10-21 14:04
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, has marked his party’s victory in the recent parliamentary election of Kurdistan Region as the victory of “coexistence, freedom, and democracy”. Barzani issued ...

Barzani Receives Delegation from Iraqi Fatih Coalition

BAS News - 2018-10-13 19:28
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) received on Saturday a delegation from the Iraqi Shi'ite Fatih Coalition to discuss the latest Iraqi politics. The Kurdish influential leader and the Iraqi dele ...

Barzani receives UN’s Jan Kubis in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-10-09 16:57
President of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzan and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis. WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzan ...

UN Envoy Visits Barzani, Congratulates Him on “Successful Election”

BAS News - 2018-10-09 13:40
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, visited Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Tuesday in Erbil. Kubis congratulated Barzani on th ...

Erdogan says closely following case of missing Saudi journalist

Waar Media - 2018-10-07 19:40
Turkish President and leader of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Erdogan speaks during last day of his party’s consultation meeting in Kizilcahamam district of Ankara, Turkey on October 07, 2018. WAAR-DUHOK: President Tayyip Erdogan sai ...

Barzani receives Sec-General of Arab Project in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-10-07 19:40
President Barzani and Secretary-general of the Arab Project in Iraq, Khamis Al Khanjar. WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) received on Sunday the secretary-general of the Arab Project in Iraq, Khami ...

Barzani, Head of Arab Project in Iraq Discuss Iraq’s Politics

BAS News - 2018-10-07 17:41
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) received on Sunday the secretary-general of the Arab Project in Iraq, Khamis Al Khanjar. During the meeting, according to a statement by Barzani's press office, the Ir ...

Pompeo to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday

Waar Media - 2018-10-07 15:39
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a meeting at Workers’ Party of Korea headquarters in Pyongyang, North Korea, on May 9. WAAR-DUHOK: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit North Korea on Sund ...

Barzani, McGurk discuss new Iraqi government formation

Waar Media - 2018-10-07 15:39
President Barzani and McGurk WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani received a United States government delegation headed by Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global C ...

US Envoys Meet with Barzani

BAS News - 2018-10-07 14:07
ERBIL — US special presidential envoy to the coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, met with Kurdish prominent leader and president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Sunday. The officials discussed, among other topi ...

Iran Wins over US in Iraq: Sunni Politician

BAS News - 2018-10-06 17:20
ERBIL — Leader of the Iraqi Ummah (Nation) Party, Mithal al-Alusi, has warned that the Iranian regime is wining the battle in Iraq by appointing a figure loyal to Tehran to the presidency in Baghdad. Alusi explained in a statement to BasNews that Barham ...

Barzani, Head of Fatih Alliance Discuss Iraqi Politics

BAS News - 2018-10-04 16:57
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani received on Thursday the head of Fatih Alliance, Hadi al-Amiri, to discuss the latest political developments in Iraq. During the meeting, accordi ...

Get ready: The Kurds might soon use drones against Turkey

E-Kurd - 2018-10-03 19:06
Michael Rubin | Washington Examiner In 2013, after months of secret negotiations between imprisoned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s representatives, Turkey and the PKK agreed to a cease-fire, ...

Barzani’s Statement on Iraqi Presidential Race

BAS News - 2018-10-02 18:20
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has expressed concern over the mechanism of electing the Iraqi president which is under way at the moment. Barzani said in a statement that the mechanism is against what h ...

Masoud Barzani casts his ballot for Parliamentary Election

Waar Media - 2018-09-30 13:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani casted his vote for the fifth round of the parliamentary election, saying that people will make the decision on the popularity of political faction ...

Barzani: People to Decided Today

BAS News - 2018-09-30 08:54
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani casted his vote for the fifth round of parliamentary election, sayin the people would decision on the popularity of political factions today. Barzani c ...

Barzani: Let Kurdistan Factions Decide on Presidential Nominee

BAS News - 2018-09-28 21:36
ERBIL - Prominent Kurdish leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has hoped that the Kurdistani factions in Baghdad will play a decisive role in nominating a Kurd for the Iraqi presidency, adding that the position is "a right ...

Allawi Praises Barzani's Role in Spreading Coexistence in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-27 23:17
ERBIL - Iraqi leader of al-Wataniya Coalition, Ayad Allawi has praised the role of the Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, in spreading the spirit of coexistence across the country throug ...

Maliki Supports KDP’s Candidate for Iraqi President

BAS News - 2018-09-26 15:32
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite politician and the leader of State of Law Coalition, Nouri al-Maliki, has thrown force behind Fuad Hussein, Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) candidate, for the position of Iraq’s president. It came after the KDP disagreed with Bar ...

Sunni Politician: Iraqis Must Be Freed from Qasem Soleimani

BAS News - 2018-09-26 14:33
ERBIL — Iraqi Sunni politician and leader of the Ummah Party, Mithal al-Alusi, has stated that the US official’s remarks about Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, were describing the Iranian commander well. A day earlier, US Nation ...

Turish Court Extends Former HDP co-Leader's Imprisonment

BAS News - 2018-09-25 19:48
ERBIL - A Turkish court has decided to extend the imprisonment of the former co-leader of the People's Democratic Party (HDP), Figen Yüksekdağ Şenoğlu, who has been behind bars for the past two years over alleged spread of “terrorist” propaganda. Şenoğlu ...

Barzani’s Statement on Nomination Process for Iraqi President

BAS News - 2018-09-24 14:21
ERBIL — Former president of Kurdistan and the leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, said on Monday that he had hoped for a collective decision by all the political parities on nominating one figure for the position of the Iraqi pres ...

Barzani: Rule of Law is KDP’s Goal

BAS News - 2018-09-23 16:52
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, has reiterated that his party will spare no effort to bring about the total rule of law in the Kurdistan Region. “We have a few days left to the signi ...

PM Barzani, Ammar al-Hakim Discuss Political Process

BAS News - 2018-09-22 20:00
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani met on Saturday evening with the Iraqi leader Ammar al-Hakim, head of Hikma party to discuss the current political developments in the country, including the formation of the new government. During the meetin ...

Barzani Receives Newly-elected Parliament Speaker of Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-22 15:10
ERBIL — Influential Kurdish leader and president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Saturday the newly-elected Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi in Erbil. The officials reviewed ongoing efforts to form a new gover ...

CDJ to Elect New Leader after Barham Salih Left

BAS News - 2018-09-21 00:41
ERBIL — The abandonment of the leader was a great loss for the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) party, but it will continue anyway, and will elect a new leader for itself in the near future, a leading member said on Thursday. Barham Salih, a Kur ...

CDJ Ends Election Boycott as Leader Abandons Party to Re-join PUK

BAS News - 2018-09-20 16:53
ERBIL — Several members of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) announced on Thursday that they will run for the parliament despite a previous boycott their party’s leadership had announced on the Kurdistan election. The announcement comes a day ...

Barzani: We Won’t Retreat from Our Strategic Goals

BAS News - 2018-09-19 16:49
ERBIL — Well-known Kurdish leader and the president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, has reiterated that Kurds will never give up on the strategic goals they have set for themselves. Barzani, who previously served as the pr ...

Erbil.. Nechirvan Barzani to meet Barham Salih

Waar Media - 2018-09-02 11:51
WAAR-DUHOK: A delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) headed by Nechirvan Barzani is expected to meet with Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) in Erbil. “The KDP delegation will also on Sunday meet with Barham Salih, leader of the CDJ, ...

Barzani Receives Iraqi Sunni Delegation

BAS News - 2018-09-01 17:24
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani received on Saturday a delegation from the Iraqi Sunni coalition of Wataniya, headed by Ayad Allawi, for talks on the Iraqi political process ahe ...

KDP Determined to Hold Kurdistan Elections as Scheduled

BAS News - 2018-08-30 20:32
ERBIL - The Kurdish ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has asserted that it wants the regional parliamentary election to be held as scheduled. The KDP, after a meeting on Thursday, headed by the party's leader, Masoud Barzani, reaffirmed its stance ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani visits KIU’s leader in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-08-29 15:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, who is also serving as vice-president for the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), has reiterated that his government and party both insist on holding Kurdistan parliamentary election on ...

Yezidi Leader Refutes Accusations of Involvement in Killing a PKK Leader

BAS News - 2018-08-25 00:37
ERBIL - Head of the Ezidkhan Democratic Party in Sinjar has refuted the accusations of any involvement in the killing of a Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader who was targeted by the Turkish army last week. Zeki Shingali, a PKK leader was killed in a T ...
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