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In Picture: Barzani Casted Vote for Independent Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-25 09:30
ERBIL — In the early hours after opening polling stations on Monday, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani casted his vote on statehood of his region. Despite Baghdad and the international community putting pressure on Erbil to cancel the independenc ...

In Kurds' Drive Toward Independence, a Lone Dissenter Sounds Alarm

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-09-24 15:57
Branded a traitor, businessman Shaswar Qadir is the only Kurdish figure to run a campaign against the referendum, taking on leaders who have fought for an independent state since the breakup of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. ...

At UN Assembly, Iraq outlines vision for post-conflict reconstruction

United Nations - 2017-09-24 09:10
Iraq is an independent sovereign federal State following democratic processes which have enabled all its people to participate in society, said the country’s top foreign affairs official at the United Nations General Assembly, expressing opposition to a ...

Over 130 International Teams to Observe Kurdistan’s Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-23 15:31
Around 142 TV channels will cover the independence referendum ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Commission for Elections and Referendum (KIHEC) said that around 136 international teams will be observing the September 25th independence referendu ...

VIDEO: How to Register and Vote Online in Kurdistan's Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-23 09:29
Kurdistan Region's Independent High Commission for Elections and Referendum released a video for the Kurdish diaspora around the world on how to register their names and vote online. The online voting in Kurdistan Region's independence referendum starts ...

Voting duration extended in Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-09-23 09:06
AFRIN- The Independent High Commission of elections in Afrin region extended the duration of elections to 22:00 due to the intensive flock of the people. During a statement to Hawar news agency, the co-chair of Independent High Commission in Afrin canton ...

Cockburn: Barzani Artık Geri Adım Atamaz

Kurdistan Post - 2017-09-21 03:03
Irak Kürdistan Bölgesel Yönetimi’nin (IKBY) 25 Eylül’de düzenlemeyi planladığı bağımsızlık referandumu dünya basınının da bir numaralı gündem maddesi. The Independent gazetesi, deneyimli Ortadoğu muhabiri Patrick Cockburn’ün kaleminden bir analiz yayımla ...

How to Mitigate the Risks of Iraqi Kurdistan's Referendum

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-20 16:46
A century-long quest for an independent Kurdistan has encouraged Iraqi Kurds to exploit Iraq’s ongoing crises and schedule a referendum on 25 September 2017. But the referendum is more a reflection of Iraq’s disorder than the Kurds’ readiness for stateho ...

Jinek serjê kir û dema ku ew jin dixwar hat dîtin!

BAS News - 2017-09-20 12:46
Rukiye Mistefa BasNews - Polîsê Afrîqa başûr kesê bi navê Aphiwe Mapekula dema ku jina ku serjê kiribû dixwar dît û gule berdanê. Kesê mirovxwer piştî sê rojan di nexwaşxanê de mir. Li gor nûçeya Independent Mapekula piştî nîqaşeke dinav malbata xwe de j ...

Kurdistan Referendum Arrangements Completed in Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-09-19 16:39
ERBIL— The preparations for holding the referendum of the independence of the Kurdistan Region in Nineveh province are finished, said the Nineveh chief of the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) of the Kurdistan Region. A report ...

Öldürdüğü kadını yiyen saldırgann öldürüldü

BAS News - 2017-09-19 13:08
BasNews - Güney Afrika'da polis, başını keserek öldürdüğü kadını yerken buldukları 23 yaşındaki Aphiwe Mapekula'ya ateş açtı. Şüpheli, 3 gün sonra hastanede hayatını kaybetti. Independent'ta yer alan habere göre Mapekula, aile içi bir tartışmanın ardında ...

IHERC: Kurdistanis diaspora can vote in Referendum without ration Card

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 18:04
WAAR-DUHOK: On Monday, the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) removed a major obstacle for those in the Diaspora taking part in the referendum for the Kurdistan Region. The people of the Kurdistan Region are heading toward a his ...

Kurdish Diaspora Can Vote in Referendum Without Ration Card: IHERC

BAS News - 2017-09-18 15:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) announced on Monday that the Kurdish diaspora is now allowed to participate in the upcoming independence vote without the ration card as part of the required document ...

IHEC Required to Set New Date for Provincial Elections

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— The Iraqi government has officially demanded the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) to assign a date for the fourth provincial elections in the Iraqi provinces. Sarbast Mustafa, the chairman of the IHEC commissioners, told BasNews on Sun ...

IHERC Extends Duration for Presidential Nomination

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) announced on Sunday that the duration for nominating candidates for the position of Kurdistan Region's president has been extended. The nomination deadline has been extended from Septemb ...

AN INDEPENDENT KURDISTAN

Roji Kurd - 2017-09-17 00:04
As a country that needed any help we could get in 1948, we have our own conscience to guide us in 2017. Amid the generally dismal state of affairs in the ongoing human tragedy of the Syrian upheaval, our government has at last shined Israel’s light on the ...

Israeli PM repeats his country’s support for independent Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 13:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his country’s support for the establishment of a state for the people of Kurdistan on Tuesday, making him the first head of state to support a “legitimate” process for Kurdistan’s independen ...

Israel’s Netanyahu: Statehood “Legitimate” Right of Kurds

BAS News - 2017-09-13 02:07
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has showing his country’s support to a future independent state of Kurdistan. In an official statement on Tuesday, Netanyahu said that Israel supports the establishment of an independent state for Kurds i ...

Independent Kurdistan Would Enhance Stability: Israeli Official

BAS News - 2017-09-13 00:19
ERBIL — An independent Kurdistan would contribute to stability in the Middle East, an Israeli official said during a conference in Washington on Tuesday. Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Major General Yair Gola ...

IHERC: Polling station information now available online

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 13:06
WAAR-DUHOK: The Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (IHERC) has created a website providing polling booth location information for voters ahead of this month’s referendum. Registered voters can enter their ration card number and province ...

Nineveh Arab Tribes Urge Arabs to Vote in Favor of Independent Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-07 17:39
ERBIL— The Arab tribes of Nineveh province call for participating in Kurdistan independence referendum and voting in favor of statehood for Kurdistan, warning against any pressure to boycott the process. In a statement, the spokesperson of tribes, Muzahm ...

Electoral Commission Monitoring Independence Vote Campaign

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission has urged all the political factions to remain committed to the rules and regulations of the campaign for the imminent independence referendum. The electoral commission has f ...

IHEC Registering International Observers for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (KIHEC) is now registering the international observers who intend to observe the upcoming Kurdistan Region’s independence vote. “Kurdistan’s Independent High Elections and Referendu ...

IHERC: 95 percent of Referendum preparations completed

Waar Media - 2017-09-07 14:40
WAAR-DUHOK: The Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (IHERC) announced that 95 percent of the preparations for the independence referendum polling day have been completed. Head of the IHERC Handren Mohammed told media that the very final s ...

Kurdistan Electoral Commission Releases Sample of Referendum Ballot

BAS News - 2017-09-06 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) has released a sample for the imminent independence referendum. The ballot contains one question wording in Kurdish, Arabic, Turkmen and Syriac languages, with two options of "Yes" and "No ...

Barzani Says His Mission Ends with Independence of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-05 19:43
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has stated that his aim is making the people of Kurdistan independent and when this is met, his mission is fulfilled. His statement came during an interview with the al-Arabiya TV, which is due to be aired ...

5,000 ballot boxes allocated for disputed Kurdish areas

KurdPress - 2017-09-04 11:03
Kurdistan’s Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (KIHERC) has revealed that a total number of 5,000 ballot boxes will be sent to the polling stations across disputed Kurdish areas. ...

5,000 Ballot Boxes Allocated for Disputed Kurdish Areas

BAS News - 2017-09-04 01:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (KIHERC) has revealed that a total number of 5,000 ballot boxes will be sent to the polling stations across disputed Kurdish areas. Head of the commission, Handren Muhammed, said the ...

Independence Referendum Campaigning Starts this Week

BAS News - 2017-09-03 20:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (KIHERC) has set the beginning of the referendum campaign for the upcoming Tuesday. In an official statement released on Sunday, the Electoral Commission said that campaigning starts ...

A Powerful and United Youth means a Powerful and Independent Kurdistan

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-09-02 10:55
SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images By Lawk Ghafuri Kurdistan has lost hundred thousand young beautiful souls fighting for freedom of their land, as since the beginning of 20th century Kurds have been fighting and chanting for their rights and self-determination ...

Independent Kurdistan Remains Committed to Anti-IS Campaign: FM

BAS News - 2017-08-30 13:32
ERBIL — After the referendum and upon the declaration of independence, Kurdistan Region will certainly remain committed to the ongoing international campaign against terrorism in the region, said Falah Mustafa, Head of Department of Foreign Relations. “T ...

Due to intensive flocking, candidacy deadline extended

ANHA - 2017-08-29 14:26
The Independent High Commission for elections extended the deadline of candidacy's applications of communes' co-chairs in north of Syria regions to September 5 except for the first day of holy Eid al-Adha that would be on Friday. ...

Extending communes candidacy’s deadline

ANHA - 2017-08-29 12:09
AMUDA- The Independent High Commission for elections in Cizîre region is holding an exceptional meeting aiming at discussing to extend the deadline of communes’ co-chairs elections proposed by the commission’s offices in Cizîre canton in the result of the ...

Kurds want to be good neighbors for Iraq: FM

KurdPress - 2017-08-29 09:20
The Kurdistan Regional Government's minister of foreign relations has said that Kurds in the region want to establish their own independent state and determine to become a good neighbor for Iraq. ...

KIHEC: Online voting registration for Kurdistan diaspora opens September 1

Waar Media - 2017-08-25 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) has called on the people of Kurdistan who live abroad to register their names on its website starting from September 1 in order to vote in the upcoming referendum. In a statemen ...

Chechen President: Kurdistan Helped Free 12 CIS Individuals in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-25 10:37
ERBIL— President of Chechen Republic stated on Thursday that with the assistance of the Kurdistan Region 12 people from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CID) were rescued in Tal Afar. Ramazan Kadyrov wrote on his Telegram account that six of the p ...

12,000 Polling Stations Planned for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-23 16:44
ERBIL—There will be 12,000 polling stations available for the electorates to cast their vote in the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, said the spokesperson for Kurdistan Region's Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHER). ...
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