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Turkish FM Secretly Met PUK in Baghdad to Discuss Ousting PKK

BAS News - 2018-10-13 12:41
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reportedly held a back-room meeting with a delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) while visiting Baghdad earlier this week, discussing coordination to oust the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PK ...

Turkey Initiates Talks with Baghdad to Use PUK Against PKK: Source

BAS News - 2018-10-11 13:16
ERBIL — As part of a plan to limit the military movements by the forces linked to Iran, the Turkish government is reportedly beginning talks with Baghdad to encounter the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) with the help of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (P ...

Reports of PUK Leader’s Prevention from Entering Erbil Refuted

BAS News - 2018-10-10 09:30
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has rejected the reports claiming that its first deputy secretary general, Kosrat Rasoul, was prevented from traveling to Erbil. “These reports are totally baseless, and they are fabricated with the intentio ...

US Diplomat Warns of PUK Under Influence of Iran

BAS News - 2018-10-09 12:01
ERBIL — The United States Special Representative for Syria Engagement, James Jeffrey, has warned of the growing influence of Iran on the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), saying that the development is “a big and new fact”. During a conference where Je ...

PUK Threatening to Reject Election Results

BAS News - 2018-10-08 16:40
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is now threatening to reject the results of the recent Kurdistan parliamentary election if the number of its seats declines to 15, which is now possible. The Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission ( ...

British-Australian woman kidnapped by the PUK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-10-07 14:25
Vanessa Powell | Exclusive to Ekurd On the 1st of December 2017, I was unlawfully abducted by Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) security forces in the city of Sulaymaniyah from outside my home in Qaiwan City, one of Sulaymaniyah’s most exclusive compoun ...

Watch: RPG Fired to Celebrate Barham Salih’s Presidency

BAS News - 2018-10-07 09:54
ERBIL — Following the controversial election of Barham Salih as Iraq’s president, celebratory gunfires left several civilians killed or injured across Sulaymaniyah and Halabja provinces. Salih, who rejoined the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) after ab ...

KDP: New Approaches to Be Adopted in Relations with PUK

BAS News - 2018-10-04 14:30
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which is by far the largest Kurdish political party in the region, has made it clear that it would adopt new approaches in its political partnership with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) at the wake of ...

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 ...

At Least Two Civilians Killed in Celebratory Shooting in Sulaimaniya

BAS News - 2018-10-02 23:21
ERBIL - At least two civilians were killed in Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province due to a celebratory shooting as a crowd was celebrating the election of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) nominee, Barham Salih, as the new Iraqi president on T ...

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 ...

KDP’s Fuad Hussein Withdraws from Presidential Race

BAS News - 2018-10-02 19:09
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has withdrawn its nominee from Iraq’s presidential race after the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) violated a previous deal earlier the day. Senior delegations from the KDP and PUK have been holding intense ...

Watch: Video Shows Attack on Polling Station in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-10-02 13:56
ERBIL — An amateur footage has surfaced on the social media purportedly showing a group of armed men attacking a polling station during the Kurdistan parliamentary election held on Sunday, 30 September. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which is do ...

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 ...

KDP, Gorran, KIG, KIU Concerned over PUK Electoral Violations in Koya

BAS News - 2018-09-30 17:02
ERBIL - Four Kurdish political parties have expressed concerns over the the electoral violations made by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to the process of the Sunday's parliamentary election in the district of Koya near Erbil. In a joint statement ...

PICTURES: PUK Forces Attack Polling Station in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-09-30 15:34
ERBIL — Two polling stations in Sulaymaniyah province were closed down after they came under attack by armed forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Sunday amid of parliamentary election. A source from Kurdistan electoral commiss ...

PUK Concerned by Electoral Commission’s New Measures to Prevent Fraud

BAS News - 2018-09-30 09:56
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), unlike other political parties in the Kurdistan Region, is concerned by electoral commission’s new decision which is hoped to prevent irregularities and fraud at the polls. Kurdistan Independent High Electo ...

Kurdistan TV Crew Attacked in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-09-28 13:18
ERBIL — Media crew for Kurdistan TV came under attack on Friday by armed forces in Sulaymaniyah where the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is dominant. Kurdistan TV said in a breaking news that its reporter and cameraman were attacked while covering th ...

Sulaymaniyah: Security Forces Attack Journalist Amid Election

BAS News - 2018-09-28 11:05
ERBIL — Security forces of Sulaymaniyah, who are affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), attacked a Kurdish journalist during the parliamentary election for the armed forces. “I had accreditation from the electoral commission, as well as ...

PUK-affiliated Forces Prevent People from Voting for KDP

BAS News - 2018-09-28 10:25
ERBIL — Armed forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are forcing people out of the polling stations as soon as they realize the vote goes to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). Only hours after the polls were opened, complaints w ...

Kurdistan Commission: We've Cleared Voters' Names List in Erbil, Duhok

BAS News - 2018-09-26 19:06
The commission has refuted a PUK affiliated TV channel’s report about the process ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region Independent High Electoral Commission has refuted an allegation claimed by a TV news channel belonging to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK ...

PUK Demanding KDP to Withdraw from Iraqi Presidential Race

BAS News - 2018-09-26 11:26
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is ready to make any compromise if the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) withdraws its nominee for Iraq’s president position, official said. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the KDP has so fa ...

PUK Gives Away iPhones for Votes: Gorran Official

BAS News - 2018-09-20 15:43
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has started distributing iPhones among people in hopes of winning their hearts and minds ahead of Kurdistan’s parliamentary election, an official revealed. Kurdish political parties have intently begun the e ...

KDP Says It will Have a Candidate for Iraq Presidency

BAS News - 2018-09-19 21:36
ERBIL - After the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officially announced on Wednesday that it nominated the former head of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) Barham Salih for the Iraq presidency, the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) sa ...

Barham Salih returns to PUK as candidate for Iraq Presidency

Waar Media - 2018-09-19 16:28
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish politician Barham Salih, who recently split from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to found the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ), has abandoned to latter to return to the former. WAARTV reporter Lamiya Rasul said that Da ...

Barham Salih Abandons CDJ, Returns to PUK to Run for Iraq Presidency

BAS News - 2018-09-19 14:17
ERBIL — Kurdish politician Barham Salih, who recently split from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to establish the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ), has abandoned the latter to return to the former. Dalil Jamal, a senior member of the CDJ, ...

PUK Officially Announces Barham Salih as Candidate for Iraqi President

BAS News - 2018-09-19 14:17
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has officially confirmed that it nominated Barham Salih for the position of Iraq’s president. Rahbar Sayyed Brayim, head of PUK press office, confirmed the report to BasNews and said Salih had received major ...

Anti-West, Pro-Iran Remarks by PUK Official Boom on Social Media

BAS News - 2018-09-17 12:46
ERBIL — Remarks by a senior official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has recently re-surfaced on the social media, and led to sharp and telling criticisms against his party for the pro-Iranian and anti-west position he takes. Ahmed Barzanji, a ...

Barham Salih Has No Chance for Iraqi Presidency: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-17 11:46
ERBIL — Kurdish politician and founder of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) has zero chance for being nominated by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for the position of Iraqi president, Asharq al-Awsat reported. The PUK, from which Barha ...

PUK and CDJ discuss reconciliation in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-09-15 12:17
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) met in Sulaimani in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Friday to discuss reconciliation efforts. The two sides issued a joint statement ...

CDJ Confirms Possibility of Imminent Reunion with PUK

BAS News - 2018-09-15 01:37
ERBIL - After its meeting with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Friday for talks on an alleged unification, the Coalition for Democracy and Justice, led by Barham Salih, confirmed in a statement the possibility of a reunion with the other party ...

Barham Salih’s Coalition Meet with PUK to Discuss Reunion

BAS News - 2018-09-14 16:17
ERBIL — The Coalition for Democracy and Justice, led by Barham Salih, met with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership on Friday, allegedly to discuss the unification of the two political factions. In a joint statement after the meeting, the CD ...

PUK, CDJ hold meeting for drawing multi-face political agreement

Waar Media - 2018-09-14 14:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Patriotic Union of Kurdistan acting leader Kosrat Rasul hosted the head of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice Barham Salih and high-level PUK leaders on Friday, agreeing to hold more meetings. “In the meeting, both sides emphasized resol ...

PUK kicks off Kurdistan parliamentary election campaign in Raniya

Waar Media - 2018-09-12 11:14
WAAR-DUHOK: The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s list head Qubad Talabani promised that the Kurdistan Region is on the brink of something during the party’s first election campaign rally on Tuesday. “We are announcing the beginning of a new phase from here ...

Iran Sets up Missile Launch Pad in Sulaymaniyah: Opposition Official

BAS News - 2018-09-11 17:02
ERBIL — A leading member of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan has claimed that the Islamic Republic of Iran recently established a missile launch pad in Sulaymaniyah province when the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is dominant. Farhad Shabani tol ...

KDP, PUK Leaderships Meet over Expanding United Kurdish Front in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-09-10 15:30
ERBIL — The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Monday to discuss Baghdad politics as well as bringing other factions into a united Kurdish front. According to a joint statement, a copy of which wa ...

PUK Keeps Silent on Iranian Attack Against Kurdish Opposition Parties

BAS News - 2018-09-08 21:22
ERBIL - Even though 15 Kurdish people were killed, and 39 more were wounded in Saturday's Iranian attack on two Kurdish opposition groups in the Kurdistan Region, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has remained silent on the incident. The Kurdish par ...

Gorran Official Blames PUK for Iranian Attack on Kurdish Oppositions

BAS News - 2018-09-08 15:02
ERBIL — A senior member of the Change Movement (Gorran) says the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) assisted the Islamic Republic of Iran in Saturday’s deadly attack against two main Iranian Kurdish opposition parties in Koya (some 65 kilometres southeas ...

PUK Prevents Gathering against Ramin Hossein Panahi’s Execution Sentence

BAS News - 2018-09-06 10:25
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) prevented a group of activists on Thursday from travelling to Erbil and hold a gathering against Iran’s execution sentence for the Kurdish prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi. Amjad ...

Statement: PUK ready for September 30 Kurdistan Parliamentary Election

Waar Media - 2018-09-06 09:45
WAAR-DUHOK: The Leadership Council of the Patriotic Union says they are prepared for the parliamentary election which they expressed should be held on time; however, if the majority of Kurdistani parties follow proper mechanisms, the PUK would approve a ...

PUK Ready for Kurdistan Election as Scheduled: Statement

BAS News - 2018-09-05 22:07
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Leadership Council said on Wednesday that it has made "all preparations" for the upcoming regional parliamentary election, wishing no postponement for the process. The PUK leadership, after a meeting, headed ...

Kurdish PUK and KDP lawmakers boycott first session of Iraqi parliament

E-Kurd - 2018-09-04 16:47
BAGHDAD,— Parliamentarians for the lists of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK, Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP, Fateh and State of Law went on a strike and boycotted a session of the newly-seated Iraqi Parliament on Monday in protest of the appointment of ...

KDP, PUK deputies leave Iraqi parliament’s first session

Waar Media - 2018-09-03 16:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdish lawmakers for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) left the first session at the Iraqi parliament on Monday. The MPs left the parliament after taking an oath, reports said. BasNews has learne ...

KDP, PUK Lawmakers Leave Iraqi Parliaments First Session

BAS News - 2018-09-03 15:34
ERBIL — The Kurdish lawmakers for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) left the first session at the Iraqi parliament on Monday. The MPs left the parliament after taking oath, reports said. BasNews has learned that ...

Iraqi president Masum receives KDP, PUK delegations in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-09-02 11:51
WAAR-DUHOK: The two major Kurdish political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have sent a joint delegation made of high-level officials to Baghdad for further discussions over the formation of the ne ...

KDP, PUK Joint Delegation Meet with Iraqi President

BAS News - 2018-09-01 20:24
ERBIL - The two major Kurdish political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have sent a joint delegation made of high-level officials to Baghdad for further discussions over the formation of the new Ir ...

KDP-PUK Delegation to Visit Baghdad on Friday

BAS News - 2018-08-30 13:49
The two major Kurdish parties will discuss their agenda for joining an alliance ahead of government formation. ERBIL — A high-level joint delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are scheduled to visit B ...

Return of Peshmerga to Kirkuk Point of Disagreement between Sadr, Kurds

BAS News - 2018-08-28 23:59
ERBIL - An Iraqi lawmaker from the cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Sa'eroun Alliance, has revealed that they have disagreements with the two major Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) over the return o ...

KDP, PUK to Meet, Decide on Kurdish Front in Baghdad Politics

BAS News - 2018-08-28 11:23
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to hold a meeting on Monday over their participation in next Iraqi government. The meeting, according to a source speaking to Kurdistan 24, inte ...

KDP, PUK Delegates Meet with Iraqi President

BAS News - 2018-08-26 17:42
ERBIL - High-level delegates from the two major Kurdish political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), met on Sunday with the Iraqi President Fuad Masum for talks on the formation of the largest bloc i ...

PUK, KIG, Gorran Working to Put Off Kurdistan Election: MP

BAS News - 2018-08-25 14:37
ERBIL — A Kurdish lawmaker has revealed a plan coordinated between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG), and Change Movement (Gorran) to postpone Kurdistan’s parliamentary election this year. Speaking to BasNews, MP Nazim ...

KDP and PUK Political Parties Hinder Democracy in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-08-17 15:59
Hassan Ali | Exclusive to Ekurd.net North of Iraq which is also called Kurdistan of Iraq, has been under the rule of two corrupt political parties named Kurdistan Democratic party KDP and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK, since 1991. These two political ...

PUK Favours Delay to Kurdistan Parliamentary Election

BAS News - 2018-08-06 15:03
ERBIL — A leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Monday reiterated his party’s will for putting off the legislative vote in the Kurdistan Region. Rahbar Sayed Ibrahim, a member of PUK leadership, told BasNews that his party believes ...

Kurds Under Threat in Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2018-08-06 15:03
ERBIL — Armed groups regularly attack Kurdish families in Kirkuk without being prosecuted, said the head of security committee at the Kirkuk provincial council. Speaking to BasNews on Monday, Azad Jabbari, who is also a member of the Patriotic Union of K ...

KDP, PUK to Meet over Election

BAS News - 2018-08-06 11:08
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Monday for discussions over the upcoming parliamentary election in the Kurdistan Region. The vote is scheduled for 30 September this ...

KDP, PUK Meet to Reiterate Unity in Baghdad Politics

BAS News - 2018-07-29 20:08
ERBIL — While visiting Sulaymaniyah to open a power plant in Baziyan, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, who also serves as vice-president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), met with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) top offici ...

Turkey armed 600 people from Turkmen front in Iraq’s Kirkuk: PUK member

E-Kurd - 2018-07-19 21:35
KIRKUK,— The Turkish government has provided 600 members of the Turkmen front with weapons in Kirkuk, a member for the leadership of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of Iraqi Kurdistan, Khalid Shwani said on Wednesday. Shwani told NRT that his part ...

Rudaw: KDP and PUK finalizing agenda for Baghdad negotiations

Justice for Kurds - 2018-07-18 00:25
PIRMAM, Kurdistan Region — Politburo members from the Kurdistan Democratic Party hosted their Patriotic Union of Kurdistan counterparts in Erbil on Sunday to finalize an agenda for going to Baghdad. The aim of the KDP-PUK meeting is to complete a mutual p ...

KDP, PUK Present 'Joint National Program' to Negotiate with Federal Gov.

BAS News - 2018-07-16 17:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburos met on Monday for talks on a 'national project to address the constitutional rights of Kurds in Baghdad', spokespersons said at a press conference held after t ...

KDP, PUK issues Common Worksheet for talks with Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-07-16 12:45
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held a meeting early Monday. The two major Kurdish political parties discussed a draft of the package (Worksheet) for talks in Baghdad over Erbil’s demand pertaining ...

KDP, PUK to Meet This Week Prior to Talks with Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-07-15 01:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Monday this week. The two major Kurdish political parties will discuss a draft of package for talks in Baghdad over Erbil’s demand pertaining to the fu ...

KDP, PUK Politburos to Discuss Joint Program on Iraqi Future Government

BAS News - 2018-07-11 15:59
ERBIL - The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to hold a meeting on Thursday for talks on a joint program regarding their participation in the future political process in Iraq. PUK Spokesper ...

Turkey threatens PUK, Gorran over supporting PKK

Waar Media - 2018-07-06 20:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) of affiliation with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), threatening them to pay for that. In an interview with Anadolu A ...

Turkish FM Threatens PUK, Gorran

BAS News - 2018-07-06 16:31
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) of affiliation with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), threatening them to pay for that. In an interview with Anadolu Agenc ...

Najmaddin Karim: Current Instability in Kirkuk a Result of October Events

BAS News - 2018-07-05 14:49
ERBIL - The current instable and militarized situation in Kirkuk province is an outcome of the October events when a certain group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) led the Iraqi forces into the city, the legitimate governor of Kirkuk, Najmad ...

KDP, PUK politburos to hold meeting over joint delegation to Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-07-04 18:36
WAAR-DUHOK: The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss a joint delegation to Baghdad. The joint delegation would be negotiating over the future government in Baghdad. ...

Tuz Khurmatu: Eight Iraqi Troops Killed, Wounded During Anti-IS Operation

BAS News - 2018-07-04 12:36
ERBIL - At least eight Iraqi troops were either killed or wounded in a bomb explosion during a military operation against the Islamic State (IS) in Tuz Khurmatu on Wednesday morning, said a Kurdish official. Head of a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) d ...

KDP, PUK Politburos to Meet over Next Round of Talks with Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-07-03 22:36
ERBIL — The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss a joint delegation to Baghdad. The joint delegation would be negotiating over the future government in Baghdad. PUK ...

PUK Official Warns of IS Sleeper Cells in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-06-25 12:36
ERBIL - Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburo member Aso Mamand warned on Monday of Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells in Kirkuk province saying that the security of the city is at a great risk if the Peshmerga forces won't return to the province. T ...

KDP-PUK Joint Delegation to Visit Baghdad for Talks on Future Government

BAS News - 2018-06-18 15:50
ERBIL - The twin Kurdish leading parties in the Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), have announced a joint delegation to be sent to Baghdad in the near future with a joint program for participati ...

KDP, PUK to support Sayirun-Fatih alliance

Waar Media - 2018-06-13 13:18
WAAR-DUHOK: The two leading Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) welcomed in a joint statement on Tuesday evening the new alliance of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the winner of the recent parli ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Troops in Diyala's Qara Tapa

BAS News - 2018-06-13 11:57
ERBIL - At least four Iraqi troops were wounded overnight on Tuesday in clashes with Islamic State (IS) in Diyala's Qara Tapa district, said a Kurdish official. Mohammed Omer, head of a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) headquarters in Qara Tapa, conf ...
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