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  • Gorran rejects parliamentary election “changed” resultsGorran rejects parliamentary election “changed” results

    The Change Movement (Gorran) has rejected the final results of the Kurdistan parliamentary election held on September 30, saying results had been changed.

    03:51 PM
  • Bafel Talabani says now is not right time for independenceBafel Talabani says now is not right time for independence

    Over the past year, Iraq has seen a number of major political developments, including the fallout of the Kurdish independence referendum, the May national elections, and the September parliamentary vote in the Kurdish region.

    03:22 PM
  • Iraqi PM designate to mediate between KDP, PUKIraqi PM designate to mediate between KDP, PUK

    According to Asharq al-Awsat daily Iraqi Prime Minister designate Adil Abdul Mahdi plans to mediate between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), two ruling parties in Kurdistan Region.

    03:11 PM
  • We should improve situation in Kurdistan Region: PMWe should improve situation in Kurdistan Region: PM

    The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani called on political parties and blocs to back negotiations for forming government and reiterated " our duty is to improve the situation in Kurdistan Region."

    09:58 AM
  • New Generation and KIU reject final results of Iraqi Kurdistan election

    The New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) has rejected the final results of Iraqi Kurdistan parliamentary election, in which the two ruling parties secured first and second place.

    08:28 AM
  • Persian carpets demand on rise in Kurdistan RegionPersian carpets demand on rise in Kurdistan Region

    The depreciation of the Rial against dollar has given a new boom to the Iranian carpets market in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, so that the volume of carpet imports from Iran to the Kurdistan region has multiplied several times.

    11:59 PM
  • Germany rethinks weapons sales to Saudi Arabia: FMGermany rethinks weapons sales to Saudi Arabia: FM

    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday that Berlin should not approve further arms sales to Saudi Arabia until the end of the investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

    11:46 PM
  • Kurdish party says will not accept parliament election resultsKurdish party says will not accept parliament election results

    The Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), an opposition party in Kurdistan Region, said on Sunday, October 21, it does not accept the results of the Kurdistan parliamentary election.

    11:40 PM
  • Turkey will make statement on Khashoggi killing Tuesday: ErdoganTurkey will make statement on Khashoggi killing Tuesday: Erdogan

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said he will make a statement on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi Tuesday.

    11:33 PM
  • Iraq's major Dawa Party rethinks course after electoral fumble / Omar SattarIraq's major Dawa Party rethinks course after electoral fumble / Omar Sattar

    For the first time since 2005, the Islamic Dawa Party finds itself far removed from the head of Iraq’s federal government. The number of seats it holds in the new parliament dropped dramatically from those won in the previous elections in 2014, which saw a major split in the party.

    03:48 PM
  • KDP comes first in Iraqi Kurdistan electionKDP comes first in Iraqi Kurdistan election

    The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) came first in a parliamentary election in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, winning 45 seats, the election commission said on Sunday, positioning it to lead the next regional government.

    03:45 PM
  • PUK accepts final result of parliament electionsPUK accepts final result of parliament elections

    The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) stated that party accepts the final result of the 5th parliamentary elections in Kurdistan Region.

    03:33 PM
  • Erdogan visits Diyarbakir, blames ethnic discriminationErdogan visits Diyarbakir, blames ethnic discrimination

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 20 kicked a football at the opening ceremony of a stadium in southeastern Turkey. An exhibition match was played between politicians and football stars to mark the inauguration.

    03:21 PM
  • Result of Kurdistan Region parliament election announcedResult of Kurdistan Region parliament election announced

    The Kurdistan Region’s election commission announced the official results of the Kurdistan parliamentary election held on September 30, with the two main ruling parties of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) securing first and second place.

    03:14 PM
  • Referendum deepened Kurds’ disputes, university professor tells KurdpressReferendum deepened Kurds’ disputes, university professor tells Kurdpress

    A professor at the University of King in Canada told Kurdpress that officials and political parties in Kurdistan Region have come to the conclusion that the independence of the region is not possible at the current situation and so the case has been neglected, adding that the independence referendum of the region, held in September 2017, flamed disputes among the political parties in the Kurdish semi-autonomous region.

    12:37 AM