IRAQ NEWS: The Union of Forces admitted that it had approached international parties, such as the United Nations and the United States, to postpone elections in the western provinces. The Sunni bloc postulated the return of 2 million displaced people by next February, in addition to removing the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) from their areas as a precondition for holding the elections. / U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stressed on Saturday that “Washington is in constant contact with Baghdad and Erbil to urge the two sides to engage in serious negotiations to resolve outstanding problems between them.” A statement issued by the Kurdistan Regional Government said today that Tillerson had a telephone conversation with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Nechirvan Barzani and expressed his satisfaction with the easing of tensions between the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces and appreciated the restraint displayed by the two sides. / The Canadian Air Force announced on Saturday the withdrawal of the Aurora reconnaissance plane from Iraq. According to Sputnik, the CP-140 Aurora would return to Canada in mid-December after more than three years of combat missions in Iraq. The aircraft carried out about 850 sorties. / A Kuwaiti diplomatic source said that Iraqi President Fuad Masum would visit Kuwait on Monday at the invitation by the Kuwaiti Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. This would be Masum’s first visit to Kuwait since his election as president of Iraq in July 2014. / Ayad al-Samawi wrote an op-ed for Akhbar al-Iraq in which he pointed to a report published on the U.S. Congress official website calling the Nujaba Movement, a faction of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), a terrorist group and calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to ban it and its associated figures in 90 days, saying that this classification would surely extend to all Shia PMF factions accused of links with Iran and those who foiled the U.S.-IsraeliSaudi project in the region.