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Iraqi Federal Court’s Decree Obliges Baghdad to Lift Embargoes: KRG

BAS News - 2017-11-23 21:25
ERBIL — With reference to the recent decree by the Iraqi Federal Court on Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum, there are obligations for the Iraqi central government to be met, among them lifting all sanctions Baghdad has imposed against Erbil, sa ...

New Jewish group supports independence for Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-11-23 20:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Several prominent Jews in Europe and North America joined an organization fostering Jewish-Kurdish friendship and supporting independence for Iraqi Kurdistan. The Jewish-American lawyer Alan Dershowitz joined the honorary board of the Brussel ...

New Jewish group supports independence for Kurdistan

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2017-11-23 06:15
Several prominent Jews in Europe and North America joined an organization fostering Jewish-Kurdish friendship and supporting independence for Iraqi Kurdistan. ...

Iraqi Federal Court nullifies ‘unconstitutional’ Kurdish referendum

The New Mail - 2017-11-21 08:09
The Iraqi Federal Court ruled the Kurdish independence referendum as “unconstitutional” on Monday, officially making the results as null and void. Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said the ruling was… The post Iraqi Federal Court nullifies ‘uncon ...

Barzani: Federal Court Lacks Constitutional Ground

BAS News - 2017-11-20 21:20
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani criticised a decision by Iraqi Federal Court which invalidates the September independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, saying the court itself lacks constitutional ground. “In any federal state, it is normal t ...

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdistan referendum unconstitutional

Waar Media - 2017-11-20 14:54
WAAR-DUHOK; The Iraqi Federal Court ruled on Monday that the Kurdish independence referendum which was held on September 25 is “unconstitutional” and therefore its results null and void, Iraqi state TV reported. The Kurdistan Region is yet to state its p ...

Iraq’s Federal Court Invalidates Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-11-20 11:59
ERBIL — The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region held on September 25. The Supreme Federal Court issued a verdict ruling that the September 25 referendum on secession from Iraq conducted by the Kur ...

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

Reuters - 2017-11-20 09:30
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25 was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court official told Reuters. ...

Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk city as Kurdish peshmerga fighters withdrew

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
KIRKUK,— Iraqi army and Shiite forces entered Kirkuk and take full control of the mixed city on Monday following soaring tensions over an independence referendum. Shia militia, known as Hashid al-Shaabi, clashed with some armed residents who vowed to fig ...

Iraqi Kurdistan faces first major oil outage since referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
LONDON,— Iraq’s Kurdistan’s oil exports more than halved on Wednesday in the first major supply disruption since the independence referendum last month as Iraqi military retook some of the biggest fields from Kurdistan’s Peshmerga forces. Kurdish oil exp ...

Iraqi PM demands annulment, not freeze of Kurdistan independence vote

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday that he would accept only the annulment of a Kurdish vote for independence, not the freeze that Kurdish leaders have offered. “We will accept nothing but the annulment of the referendum and ...

Turkey says freezing Iraqi Kurdistan independence vote is ‘not enough’

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
ANKARA,— Turkey said on Thursday the Iraqi Kurdish offer for last month’s referendum on independence to be frozen is “not enough”, instead urging the Erbil government to cancel the vote. “It is an important move that the northern Iraqi administration tak ...

Massoud Barzani resigns after Kurdistan independence vote backfires

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Pro-Barzani ‘protesters’ storm Kurdistan parliament after Massoud Barzani announces resignation HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Massoud Barzani, who is considered as the illegitimate president of Iraqi Kurdistan, told a closed-door session of par ...

Iraq bans Israeli flag following Kurdistan independence rallies

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to criminalize the flying of Israeli flags after the banners were held aloft at a number of Kurdish independence rallies in Iraq’s Kurdistan region ahead of a referendum in September. The vote to ban the fl ...

Iraqi Kurdistan was Never Ready for Statehood

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Denise Natali | Foreign Policy Iraqi Kurdistan’s referendum on independence has made an already bad situation for the Kurds far worse. Instead of enhancing the Kurds’ political leverage and autonomy, it has squandered international goodwill toward them, ...

Iraq court rules no region can secede after Kurdistan independence bid

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that no region or province can secede, strengthening the government’s hand as it seeks to prevent a repeat of September’s Kurdish independence vote. The ruling was a response to a request from the ce ...

Iranian General: Iraqi Kurdistan Referendum is Part of U.S. Plot

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute The Iranian government remains broadly antagonistic to the 25 September 2017 referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) calling for independence. In the wake of the vote—in which Kurds overwhelmingly voic ...

KRG’s PM receives US Envoy McGurk in Erbil on Thursday

Waar Media - 2017-11-16 23:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the US Special Presidential Envoy in Erbil on Thursday, the first such meeting since the Kurdish vote on independence that was opposed by Washington. Brett McGurk, the American ...

Iraqi Kurds back away from independence bid

CNN - 2017-11-16 21:29
The government of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region has taken another step back from its failed bid for independence, accepting a national court ruling that its disputed referendum was unconstitutional. ...

Iraqi Kurds end parliament boycott in concession to Baghdad

FOX News - 2017-11-16 20:19
Iraq's Kurdish lawmakers have ended their boycott of the national parliament in an apparent concession to Baghdad after a prolonged military and political standoff following the controversial Kurdish independence vote in September. ...

Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdish delegate, urges U.S. to push Iraq deal

Washington Times - 2017-11-16 09:16
The Trump administration must do more to push a negotiated settlement between the Iraqi government and the country's Kurdish minority over a blocked Kurdish push for independence, the Iraqi Kurds' top representative in Washington said in an interview, war ...

Iraqi Kurds seek talks after federal court bars secession

FOX News - 2017-11-14 14:03
Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region says a federal court ruling that bars secession "must become a basis" for dialogue with the central government following September's divisive independence referendum. ...

Federal Court to Hold Hearing on November 20 on Kurdish Referendum

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court has set November 20th as the date for holding a hearing on the September independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. The Federal Supreme Court has set a hearing on the 20th of November to issue a final ruling ...

There Is Still Room for Compromise in Catalonia

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-11-09 22:45
The Catalan independence crisis feels intractable. Ministers who defied the Spanish Constitutional Court to organize an independence referendum on October 1 have been jailed. The government in Madrid has dissolved the regional administration after the ad ...

Masrour Barzani: Baghdad’s Reactions to Referendum Unconstitutional

BAS News - 2017-11-08 15:46
Barzani met with Norwegian Special Envoy for the Middle East ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani stated on Wednesday that Baghdad’s reactions to the independence referendum are unconstitutional and that the ...

Articles recents sobre el KurdisCat

KurdisCat - 2017-11-08 03:24
Articles sobre KurdisCat:- Rudaw: ‘We envy you,’ Catalans tell Kurds after independence votes' (2.10.2017)- Deia: 'Llegó el gran día' (1.10.2017)- Ràdio Estel : Podcast (28.09.2017)- Directe: 'Allò que Évole no explica de la votació sobre el Kurdistan del ...

Barzani: Region will re-evaluate relationship with U.S. after referendum

Waar Media - 2017-11-07 17:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region may have to reconsider its close relationship with the US in the aftermath of the Sep. 25 referendum on independence, according to a Kurdish leader. Masoud Barzani, who presided over the most stable and prosperous part of ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Region Will Review Relationship With US

BAS News - 2017-11-07 12:04
ERBIL — President Barzani stated that he had no regrets for the independence referendum held by the Kurdistan Region on September 25 which followed by Baghdad’s military operation against the region in response to the vote. “I am very proud of the result ...

The Kurds Are Right Back Where They Started

International Crisis Group - 2017-11-07 00:27
For decades, Washington has been content to indulge Kurdish dreams of independence. Why was Erbil willing to play along? ...
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