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Shi’ite Militia Leader Ameri Withdraws Candidacy for Iraq’s PM

BAS News - 2018-09-18 10:33
ERBIL — Shi’ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi leader, Hadi al-Ameri, withdrew on Tuesday candidacy for Iraq’s premiership. “I would like to announce to the dear Iraqi people the withdrawal of my candidacy for prime minister, to open the way for serious dialogu ...

Iraq to deploy federal guards in Kurdistan along border with Turkey

E-Kurd - 2018-09-17 11:24
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi government decided on Sunday to deploy federal guards along the border between Iraq’s semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan and Turkey. The decision was made during a government security meeting chaired by outgoing Prime Minister Haider ...

Abadi says he had no desire to run for premiership second-term

Waar Media - 2018-09-14 12:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday said he had no desire to run for the post of prime minister for a second term. Al-Abadi, who leads the Islamic Dawa Party, was elected prime minister in September 2014 and had served as communi ...

Kurdish PM, British Envoy Discuss Political Process in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-12 23:41
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the British Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks for talks on the latest political developments across the country. During the meeting, according to a press release by Barzani's pres ...

PM Barzani: Peshmerga to Continue Battle Against Terror

BAS News - 2018-09-11 14:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has reiterated Peshmerga forces commitment to the war against the Islamic State (IS), saying that the military cooperation with the US-led Coalition in this matter would continue. Barzani made the ...

KRG PM Barzani receives EU’s represintitives in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-09-11 13:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Tuesday representatives and consuls of EU countries in Erbil to discuss bilateral ties and the upcoming parliamentary election. The EU envoys expressed their support to the vote as ...

EU Countries Support Kurdistan’s Parliamentary Election

BAS News - 2018-09-11 12:40
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Tuesday representatives and consuls of EU countries in Erbil to discuss bilateral ties and the upcoming parliamentary election. The EU envoys expressed their support to the vote as par ...

Kurdish PM, Spanish Envoy Discuss Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-09-10 20:08
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday the Spanish ambassador to Iraq Juan José Escobar Stemmann for talks on bilateral ties. During the meeting, the Spanish envoy thanked the Kurdistan Region for hosting nerly 2 bil ...

Top Shi’ite Cleric Bans Abadi from Running for Second Term

BAS News - 2018-09-10 10:25
ERBIL — The top Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Ayatullah Ali al-Sistani has banned Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi from running for the second term as the county’s premier, said a source from Sairoon bloc. New Iraqi lawmakers have so far convened twice, in both of ...

Abadi Orders Investigation into Protestor Storm onto Iranian Consulate

BAS News - 2018-09-08 10:03
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider has ordered investigations into the Friday incidents in the protest-hit province of Basra, south of the country. The order came hours after angry protestors attacked Iranian consulate in Basra, and burned the building. ...

Ameri Urges Abadi to Reside over Basra Crisis

BAS News - 2018-09-07 16:56
ERBIL — The leader of Shi’ite Fatih (Conquest) Coalition, Hadi al-Ameri, has urged Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to leave the office as he failed to address the crisis in Basra. The southern province has been the stage for months-long protests whe ...

Spanish PM proposes referendum on greater autonomy for Catalonia

Waar Media - 2018-09-04 10:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Monday proposed holding a referendum on greater autonomy for Catalonia but ruled out allowing a vote on independence. He told Cadena SER radio that the dialogue he is encouraging between Madrid and Cata ...

Maliki Rejects Nomination for Iraqi Premiership

BAS News - 2018-09-02 16:56
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite politician and former prime minister of the country, Nouri al-Maliki, has refuted the reports claiming that he intends to run for the office one more time. In a statement on Sunday, Maliki said he is firm on a decision he made sever ...

Leaders from Abadi’s Coalition Nominate Falih Fayaz for Premiership

BAS News - 2018-08-31 20:16
ERBIL — Several leaders from the Nasr (Victory) Coalition, which is led by Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi, has reportedly nominated National Security Advisor and former Hashd al-Shaabi leader, Falih Fayaz, for premiership. According to a statement ...

Kurdistan PM Discusses Energy with Russian Delegation

BAS News - 2018-08-30 14:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday a Russian delegation in Erbil to discuss bilateral ties as well as cooperation in the sector of energy. The delegation, headed by Deputy Minister for Energy of the Russian Fed ...

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 ...

PM Barzani Reiterates Election to Be Held on Time

BAS News - 2018-08-29 13:37
ERBIL — 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 time ...

KRG Deputy PM Qubad Talabani unveils online service portal

Waar Media - 2018-08-28 17:39
WAAR-DUHOK: Bureaucracy will be cut and government institutions subject to greater transparency under a new online service unveiled by KRG Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani on Tuesday. “Our objective behind the launch of this project is to speed up th ...

PM Barzani: John McCain Was a Great Defender of Kurds' Rights

BAS News - 2018-08-26 13:08
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has sent condolences on the death of the US Senator John McCain who passed away early morning on Sunday due to brain cancer at the age of 81. "I am truly saddened by the passing of great American ...

PM Barzani: Kurdistan Stepping Towards a Better Future

BAS News - 2018-08-21 16:18
ERBIL — Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said in an online message that the Kurdistan Region is making progress and it is stepping towards a better future. Barzani made the remark in a message on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. He congratulated those who ce ...

Abadi Urges Election Winners to Rush in Forming Largest Bloc

BAS News - 2018-08-19 21:43
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on President Fuad Masum on Sunday to ask the parliament to hold the first session as the May parliamentary election’s outcome has already been ratified. Abadi has also urged the winners of the vote to r ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani receives call phone from US Secretary Pompeo

Waar Media - 2018-08-15 09:39
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed in a phone call on Tuesday the latest political developments in Iraq and Kurdistan Region. According to a statement by Barzani’s office, the pai ...

Youths burn more than 80 cars in Southern Sweden overnight

Waar Media - 2018-08-15 09:39
WAAR-DUHOK: Groups of youths in Sweden set fire to dozens of cars in the city of Gothenburg and surrounding towns on Monday, in what Prime Minister Stefan Lofven described as “extremely organized” attacks. Police said up to 100 cars were burned or damage ...

US favors Baghdad over Erbil

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-15 05:59
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (left) meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, United States, on March 2017. (Photo: Al Jazeera) ...

Kurdish PM Extends Condolences to Kuwaiti Emir on His Sister's Loss

BAS News - 2018-08-14 22:11
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani extended condolences on Tuesday to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah after the death of his sister. "That's so sad to hear about the loss of your sister. I send condolences to you, your family, and to the ...

Iraqi PM Abadi meets Erdogan in Ankara

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 17:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived on Tuesday in Ankara to discuss bilateral relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to a statement from Abadi’s office, the Iraqi premier is expected to discuss a range o ...

US favors Baghdad over Erbil (still!)

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-14 01:45
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (left) meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, United States, on March 2017. (Photo: Al Jazeera) ...

Baghdad to Respect US Dollar Ban on Iran "Only"

BAS News - 2018-08-13 20:40
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Monday that his country would not fully commit to the US sanctions against Iran, but would only respect the dollar ban in transactions with Iran. "I did not say we abide by the sanctions, I said we abi ...

Kurdistan PM to Visit Turkey

BAS News - 2018-08-13 18:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani is scheduled to visit Turkey this week at the invitation of the Justice and Development Party (AKP). The ruling party is set to hold its sixth congress on 18th August. Turkish President who also l ...

KRG Has Constitutional Right to Sell Its Oil: Former MP

BAS News - 2018-08-13 16:33
ERBIL — A Kurdish former lawmaker has defended Kurdistan Region’s oil policies, saying that the Iraqi constitution has given Erbil the right to sell its oil. The statement was made to BasNews in response to recent remarks by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider a ...

Abadi cancels visit to sanctions-hit Iran

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 16:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi cancels a visit to Iran, his press office says, days after Baghdad announced it would comply with US sanctions against Tehran. Abadi will still go ahead with a planned visit to Turkey on Tuesday but has sc ...

Iran: Abadi’s visit to Tehran non scheduled in agenda

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Conflicting with reports of a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Tehran, Iran’s foreign ministry on Sunday denied any scheduled visit. Bahram Gasemi, the spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry, said he had not received any off ...
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