Noticias

Kurdish blocs, Iraqi VP extend budget share talks

02 Mar 2018
Iraq
Fuente: 
Rudaw

11 p.m.

Kurdish factions to continue to meet with Iraqi President on Saturday

Muthana Amin, the head of the KIU faction in parliament, told Rudaw that the Kurdish blocs’ meetings with President Masum will continue and "we will be in touch with the Kurdistan government and relevant parties."

He added they will have another meeting on Saturday to decide whether or not attend the parliament to pass the budget bill.

Erbil and Baghdad coming to an agreement should resolve the budget dispute, according to Amin.

Provincial Elections set for December

28 Feb 2018
Iraq
Fuente: 
Iraq Business News

The Iraqi Council of Ministers has reportedly set the 22nd December 2018 as the date for the provincial elections to be held in Iraq.

Previously, the provincial elections were scheduled for before the national elections; however, the fight against the IS as well as the ongoing displacement crisis prevented these from being held earlier.

The vote was originally scheduled to be held on the 16th September 2017, but was later postponed with reports suggesting that they would be held in conjunction with the national elections set for May of this year.

Irak: "los desplazados por el conflicto podrán votar en las próximas elecciones"

26 Feb 2018
Iraq
Fuente: 
Europa Press

Los desplazados por el conflicto en Irak podrán participar en las elecciones locales y parlamentarias previstas para el 12 de mayo, según ha confirmado este domingo el secretario general del Consejo de Ministros, Mahdi al Allaq.

"Las familias desplazadas de todas las provincias tendrán derecho a participar en el próximo proceso electoral",ha dicho, agregando que "se ha puesto en marcha una acción para permitir que los desplazados voten", según ha informado el portal local de noticias Alghad Press.

Nujaifi: The Election's Results Will Make Progress

21 Feb 2018
Iraq
Fuente: 
National Iraqi News Agency

Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi said that the results of the elections will make a progress can be touched by the citizens and make the most of the international openness to Iraq and the desire to overcome the bottlenecks caused by the war against terrorism and the victory of the Iraqis.

This came during his meeting today with the Greek Ambassador to Iraq Leonidas B. Contonofesios, where they discussed a number of files, including the Iraqi election file, the Kuwait conference and the investment file, as well as the political situation and the situation in the city of Mosul.

Al Abadi defiende la unidad de Irak en una sesión del Parlamento boicoteada por los partidos kurdos

01 Feb 2018
Iraq
Fuente: 
Europa Press

El primer ministro de Irak, Haider al Abadi, ha defendido este miércoles la unidad del país durante una sesión parlamentaria que ha contado con el boicot de los partidos kurdos en protesta por el reparto de los Presupuestos.

"Estamos orgullosos de la unidad en la lucha contra el terrorismo, cuando el Ejército, la Policía, las Fuerzas de Movilización Popular --una coalición de milicias principalmente chiíes aliadas del Gobierno-- y los peshmerga estaban en una misma trinchera, preservando la unidad de Irak como país", ha dicho Al Abadi.

El Parlamento confirma que Irak celebrará elecciones el próximo 12 de mayo

22 Ene 2018
Iraq
Fuente: 
Agencia EFE

El Parlamento iraquí votó hoy por unanimidad para que las elecciones legislativas tengan lugar finalmente en la fecha fijada, el próximo 12 de mayo, después de que varios grupos políticos pidieran posponerlas.

"El Parlamento votó por unanimidad que la fecha para las elecciones será el próximo 12 de mayo", dijo el diputado iraquí Abás al Bayati, miembro del Parlamento, citado por el canal estatal Al Iraqiya.

La decisión de la Cámara llega después de que no hubiese quórum en estos últimos días en las distintas sesiones parlamentarias.

Al Abadi forma una nueva coalición para las elecciones parlamentarias en Irak

14 Ene 2018
Iraq
Fuente: 
eldiario.es

El primer ministro iraquí, Haidar al Abadi, anunció la formación de una nueva coalición electoral amplia, sin sectarismos religiosos, para disputar las próximas elecciones parlamentarias decididas por el gobierno para el 12 de mayo y a falta de confirmar por el Parlamento.

"Declaro a mi pueblo con todas sus facciones, componentes y bajo la bandera de Irak unido, la formación de la coalición Al Nasr (la Victoria) contra el sectarismo y la discriminación", dijo Al Abadi en un comunicado difundido de madrugada.

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.

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