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  • Manual counting of votes threatens escalation of crisis and formation of Iraq government, Kurdish representative tells KurdpressManual counting of votes threatens escalation of crisis and formation of Iraq government, Kurdish representative tells Kurdpress

    The Parliament deputy of Kurdistan Islamic Community in the Iraqi parliament, Zana Saeed, warned that the manual recounting of Iraq parliamentary election threatens more political crisis in the country and would postpone the formation of the government at a time that the state is fighting political and economic crisis and the shadow of the Islamic State (IS) is still over the country.

    01:04 PM
  • PUK official discusses election result in Iraq in interview with KurdpressPUK official discusses election result in Iraq in interview with Kurdpress

    The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leading official, Farid Asa Sard, discussed the resulf of Iraqi election both in Iraq and Kurdistan Region in an interview with Kurdpress.

    The Kurdish official further added that people in Iraq trusted in Muqtada Sadr-led Saeroon Coalition as Sadr and his movement have been more honest in dealing with corruption in Iraq and that’s the reason behind achieving 54 seat of the news parliament which composes 16 percent of the votes, reiterating that the coalition has no other way but to compromise with other parties and coalitions to form government.

    01:28 AM
  • Demirtas prefers to be called Kurdish Obama not Kurdish TrumpDemirtas prefers to be called Kurdish Obama not Kurdish Trump

    Selahattin Demirtas, the presidential candidate of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), prefers to be called the “Kurdish Obama” rather than the “Kurdish Trump,” according to a recent interview.

    12:08 AM
  • Situation in Kirkuk is normal, Kurdish official tells KurdpressSituation in Kirkuk is normal, Kurdish official tells Kurdpress

    A leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) told Kurdpress in an interview that the situation in the Kurdish-dominated province of Kirkuk is normal during Iraq parliament elections and denied illegal actions by Kirkuk governor office and Iraqi army.

    01:53 AM
  • Iran, Kurdistan Region economic conference to be held in Erbil, official tells KurdpressIran, Kurdistan Region economic conference to be held in Erbil, official tells Kurdpress

    The Iranian Consul General in Kurdistan Region told Kurdpress in an interview that an Iran and Kurdistan Region trade and economic conference is to be held in the coming days in Erbil, the capital of the region, where Iran and Iraq economic activists will participate.

    10:25 PM
  • Syria's Future Party not Kurdish, not created by US: officialSyria's Future Party not Kurdish, not created by US: official

    The newly-formed Future Party in Syria is not a branch of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and wasn’t created on behalf of the US, Ibrahim Kaftan, head of the party told Sputnik.

    02:41 PM
  • Russia uses Kurds to achieve own goals, expert tells KurdpressRussia uses Kurds to achieve own goals, expert tells Kurdpress

    David Romano, a political science analyst at the University of Missouri, believes the U.S. is using the Kurds in Syria to defeat the Islamic State (IS) and Russia’s policy towards the Kurds in the county is completely instrumental and Machiavellian. He also expressed his views, in the interview, about the situation in Kurdistan Region and ties between Baghdad and Erbil. What follows is his answer to Kurdpress questions.

    10:23 PM
  • Ruling Kurdish parties fear turning into minority: MPRuling Kurdish parties fear turning into minority: MP

    A former Kurdistan Region parliament member told Kurdpress in an interview that the ruling parties in Kurdistan Region are seriously afraid of losing their followers and turn into unpopular parties, stresses that the parties are very afraid of holing healthy elections.

    06:33 PM
  • Turkish firms welcome return of air access to Iraqi Kurdistan / Mahmut BozarslanTurkish firms welcome return of air access to Iraqi Kurdistan / Mahmut Bozarslan

    Regular international flights to and from Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region resumed this week after six months, much to the relief of foreign investors looking to grab a share of the reconstruction business there since Mosul 's liberation from the Islamic State (IS).

    10:42 AM
  • US alarmed as SDF forces leave coalition to AfrinUS alarmed as SDF forces leave coalition to Afrin

    The United States is concerned as Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces abandon their posts with the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group to instead focus on operations in Syria's border district of Afrin, Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert said during a press briefing.

    02:03 PM
  • Afrin hospital chief says 214 killed in Turkey strikesAfrin hospital chief says 214 killed in Turkey strikes

    The president of Afrin Hospital in Afrin, a Kurdish town in northern Syria, told Kurdpress in an interview that 214 civilians have been killed and some 615 people have sustained injuries since Turkey' assault on the bordering city.

    09:03 AM
  • Syrian Kurds force Turkish army to retreat: RepresentativeSyrian Kurds force Turkish army to retreat: Representative

    "Turkish forces and related groups tried to cross over to the territory of the Syrian city of Afrin with the support of the Air Force and missile strikes. However, the Syrian Democratic Forces struck at five positions," representative of the Syrian Kurdistan in Moscow, Rodi Osman, told RIA Novosti.

    04:08 PM
  • Uber appeal case against London license loss planned for April or June next yearUber appeal case against London license loss planned for April or June next year

    Uber’s [UBER.UL] appeal against the loss of its London license should begin on Apr. 30 for five days but might be delayed until June, a British judge said on Monday at a preliminary hearing.

    03:42 PM
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