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Iraqi cabinet sets date for upcoming parliamentary election

01 Nov 2017
Iraq
Fuente: 
The Baghdad Post

The Iraqi cabinet set on Wednesday the date for the upcoming parliamentary election on May 15, 2018.   

In a statement, the cabinet said that the federal government would be responsible for providing a secure environment to hold the elections and help displaced persons return to their districts. 

Electronic voting will be available. Political parties taking part in the elections are not supposed to have armed wings, it noted.

Iraqi Kurdistan leader Barzani will hand over presidential powers on November 1

28 Oct 2017
Iraq
Fuente: 
Reuters

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdistan’s veteran leader Masoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond Nov. 1, a Kurdish government official said on Saturday.

His decision came just weeks after a referendum on Kurdish independence backfired and triggered a crisis for Iraq’s Kurds who had been enjoying a period of unprecedented autonomy.

Turkey, Iraq say KRG poll results must be annulled

26 Oct 2017
Iraq
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Both and Turkey and the Iraqi central government said on Oct. 26 that the results of an independence referendum held by Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) last month should be annulled.

The damage caused by the independence vote is “unrecoverable,” Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Oct. 26, while earlier in the day, his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi vowed that Baghdad “will not accept anything but the cancellation of the referendum.”

KRG offers to freeze independence referendum results, calls for open dialogue with Iraq

25 Oct 2017
Iraq
Fuente: 
Kurdistan 24

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has offered to freeze the results of the independence referendum and called for all military operations to cease for an open dialogue with Baghdad to begin.

In a statement early Wednesday morning, the KRG stated that due to the grave and dangerous circumstances facing Iraq and Kurdistan, all sides are obliged to act responsibly in order to prevent further violence and clashes between Iraqi and Peshmerga forces.

Kurdistan Region presidency, parliamentary elections delayed by eight months

24 Oct 2017
Iraq
Fuente: 
Kurdistan 24

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Tuesday announced that elections for the presidency and parliament would be delayed by eight months.

The decision came after the Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHERC) on Monday noted that political parties had not presented candidates for both elections.

The suggestion to postpone the presidency and parliamentary elections was approved by 60 of 68 Members of Parliament who attended a session in Erbil.

Irak/Kurdistan: avancée de l'armée irakienne à Kirkouk, appels au dialogue pour éviter l'affrontement.

23 Oct 2017
Iraq
Fuente: 
Algérie Presse Service

Depuis le Kurdistan, le président irakien Fouad Massoum, a appelé récemment à trouver des solutions à la crise actuelle émanant des affrontements armés entre les forces fédérales et les Kurdes dans la zones disputées, suite au  référendum sur l'indépendance kurde, tenu le 25 septembre dernier, soulignant l'importance du dialogue en vue de préserver l'unité du peuple et du pays.

Mayoría aplastante a favor de la independencia del Kurdistán [...]

27 Sep 2017
Iraq
Fuente: 
Diario Público

La Alta Comisión Electoral del Kurdistán iraquí anunció este miércoles que más del 92% de los votantes dijeron "Sí" en el referéndum de independencia que se celebró el pasado día 25 en la región autónoma, a pesar de la oposición del Gobierno central de Bagdad y de la comunidad internacional.

The Saudi-Iranian struggle in Iraq

15 Jun 2016
Iraq
Fuente: 
Al Arabiya

What is happening today in Iraq and Syria is due to decades of conflict between two major axes, Iran and the Arabs. It began with the 1979 Iranian revolution, and continued with threats to export the revolution throughout the region, and with the Iran-Iraq war that lasted eight years. Things only calmed down for two years, then Iraq invaded Kuwait, triggering international intervention.

Iraq says IMF deal "on track" as cabinet approves reform package

13 Jun 2016
Iraq
Fuente: 
REUTERS

Iraq has approved measures requested by the International Monetary Fund to unlock loans that should help the country overcome a cash crunch caused by declining oil revenue, a senior government official said.

The agreement, reached last month between Iraq and the IMF, "is on track", Mudher Salih, an adviser on financial policy to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, told Reuters late on Sunday.

El Estado Islámico lucha por su supervivencia en Irak y Siria

01 Jun 2016
Iraq
Fuente: 
Público

La ofensiva de los últimos días contra el Estado Islámico amenaza a los yihadistas con expulsarlos de dos ciudades clave que han estado en su poder desde hace años, la iraquí Faluya y la siria Raqqa, y pone en peligro la continuidad del califato instaurado por Abu Bakr al Bagdadi y que ha servido de talismán para un gran número de musulmanes radicales de todo el mundo.

Iraqi MPs quit session aimed at replacing speaker

16 Abr 2016
Iraq
Fuente: 
Al Arabiya

A group of Iraqi lawmakers announced their withdrawal on Saturday from a session of parliament aimed at selecting a replacement for the speaker, apparently leaving it without the necessary quorum.

Iraq was on course to have two rival claimants to the speakership, further increasing chaos in parliament, which has already seen a vote to sack speaker Salim al-Juburi, a fistfight among MPs and a sit-in this week.

Sadr Calls For Time-Frame To Form Technocrats Government

21 Mar 2016
Iraq
Fuente: 
National Iraqi News Agency

Najaf / NINA / The leader of the Sadrist movement called to determine timeframe for forming technocrat government, stressing the continuing sit-ins and emphasized on the protesters to abide by the commandments, which were issued to them.

Muqtada al-Sadr warned of economic disaster in the event of failure to respond to the demands of the protesters and all the Iraqi people, calling to activate dialogue in the political disputes, accusing political leaders of the three presidencies what he called "ignoring reality during recent meetings."

Thousands of Iraqis stage anti-government protest

12 Mar 2016
Iraq
Fuente: 
Al Jazeera

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets of Baghdad for the third week in a row to demand a political overhaul.

Gathering on Friday in the capital, protesters heeded a call to gather by powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al- Sadr, who is pressuring the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to push on with a plan to form a cabinet of independent ministers.

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