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Independent Kurdistan will be a Good Neighbor

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-07-22 21:18
By Lawk Ghafuri For many years, Kurdistan Region has been a safe haven for many Iraqi internal displaced families from different part of Iraq, also from different ethnics and religion backgrounds, due to Islamic State’s threat. Hence, more internal displ ...

Independent Kurdistan Doesn’t Mean Cutting ties with Baghdad

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-07-22 11:58
AFP / Safin Hamed By Lawk Ghafuri For many years, Kurdistan Region has been a safe haven for many Iraqi internal displaced families from different part of Iraq, also from different ethnics and religion backgrounds, due to Islamic State’s threat. Hence, mo ...

Hoşyar Zêbarî: Li Mûsilê 40 hezar sivîl hatine kuştin

BAS News - 2017-07-21 11:11
Hikûmeta Iraqê qet behsa wê yekê nekiriye! BasNews – Wezîrê berê yê derve yê Iraqê Hoşyar Zêbarî dibêje, li Mûsilê derdora 40 hezar sivîl hatine kuştin û hikûmeta Iraqê jî qet behsa vê yekê nake! Hoşyar Zêbarî ji rojnameya Independentê re ragihandiye, ji ...

‘Musul operasyonunda 40 bin sivil hayatını kaybetti’

Sputnik - 2017-07-21 02:01
The Independent gazetesi, Irak Kürt Bölgesel Yönetimi (IKBY) istihbaratının verilerine dayandırdığı haberinde Irak’ın Musul kentinin IŞİD militanlarından kurtarılması sırasındaki çatışmalarda 40 binin üzerinde sivilin hayatını kaybettiğini yazdı. ...

Iraq Denies Media Reports on Civilian Casualties in Mosul Operation

BAS News - 2017-07-20 20:51
IZMIR — The Iraqi military command denied recent reports by The Independent that claimed the civilian death toll in Mosul is 40,000. Th Iraqi Defense Ministry's War Media Cell released a statement on Thursday, saying the numbers provided by the British n ...

Independent Kurdistan “a Solution Not a Problem”: Kurdish FM

BAS News - 2017-07-20 16:55
ERBIL — The establishment of an independent state of Kurdistan would be a solution to the ongoing crisis in the region and not a problem, said Falah Mustafa, head of Kurdistan Region’s Department of Foreign Relations. Mustafa, who is now in Washington fo ...

Turkey Recognises Independent Kurdistan Conditionally

BAS News - 2017-07-18 11:51
ERBIL — Turkey, as a key actor in the region and a strategic neighbour of the Kurdistan Region, has revealed its condition to agree with an independent Kurdistan state, putting its national security on top. In a recent interview with the Turkish state-ru ...

The Defeat of ISIS Must Mean an Independent Kurdistan

The Kurdish Project - 2017-07-18 08:44
KRG Security Council member Aziz Ahmad argues that an independent Kurdistan would not destabilize the country. The post The Defeat of ISIS Must Mean an Independent Kurdistan appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Islamic State declares Tal Afar as independent state from caliphate

Waar Media - 2017-07-13 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State has announced Tal Afar town, located west of Mosul, as an independent state from the proclaimed caliphate, according to a local source from Nineveh province. “IS leadership in Tal Afar declared in a brief statement that the town ...

Parlamenterên swêdî Erdogan li ber dozgeriyê şikayet kir.

K-Medya - 2017-07-13 05:55
Parlamenterên swêdî, serkomarê TR R.T.Erdogan ji ber sûcên dij mirovahî û ragihandina şerî li ber dozgeriyê şikayet kir. Gor Independent, 5 parlamenterên swêdî Erdogan ji ber rola wî, di şerê navbera hêzên kurd û hêzên tirk ji 2015an vir de li ber dozgeri ...

IS Leaders Announce Tel Afar an Independent State From Caliphate

BAS News - 2017-07-12 23:58
ERBIL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) announced the town of Tel Afar an independent state from the previously self-proclaimed "caliphate," a local source from Nineveh said on Wednesday. According to the source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News on conditio ...

Preparations for Running Referendum in Kirkuk Begin

BAS News - 2017-07-11 17:42
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission on Tuesday began the preparations for holding the forthcoming referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region. Karwan Jalal, a general director at the commission, told ...

No turning back on independence bid: Massoud Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-07-08 08:00
Kurdistan Region president said on Thursday that there was no turning back on a bid to achieve an independent Kurdish state, but he would pursue it through dialogue with Baghdad and regional powers to avoid conflict. ...

24 murder, suicide cases in Iraqi Kurdistan in June, rights group says

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Independent Commission for Human Rights said there were 24 recorded murders and suicides in the region during the month of June. The commission released statistics on violations, murder and su ...

Barzani says no turning back on Iraqi Kurdistan independence bid

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdish KDP party leader said on Thursday that there was no turning back on a bid to achieve an independent Kurdish state, but he would pursue it through dialogue with Baghdad and regional powers to avoid co ...

No, Kurdistan would not be a “failed state”

Seth Frantzman - 2017-07-05 20:26
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN There is an article making its rounds claiming an independent Kurdistan would be a “failed state.” It has been republished by Newsweek, the website eKurd, and the […] ...

Dünya rekoru: Hindistan'da 12 saatte 66 milyon ağaç dikildi

BAS News - 2017-07-03 22:11
BasNews-Hindistan’ın Madhya Pradesh eyaletindeki 1,5 milyon gönüllü dün 12 saat içinde 66 milyondan fazla fidan dikti. Narmada nehri kıyılarının ağaçlandırıldığı büyük operasyon ile dünya rekoru kırılmış oldu.Independent gazetesinin haberine göre Hindist ...

Kurdish Failis Renew Support for Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-07-01 15:32
Independent Kurdistan will become source of strength for Failis, Sheikh Sameer says ERBIL — Kurdish Faili community voiced its support for Kurdistan Region’s independence, finding support and strength in the independent state of Kurdistan. Sheikh Sameer ...

What is Structural Opportunity?

Kurdistan Voice - 2017-06-26 09:49
There are matters related to political, economic and cultural developments which cannot be realized outside of establishing an independent state. ...

Islamic Union Leader: independent Kurdistan needs unity

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Muhammed Faraj was born in Halabja in 1953. He was the head of the human rights fraction in the Kurdistan Parliament. He is currently Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union party. In an interview with K24, Faraj identifies the situation in the K ...

Hashd al-Shaabi to establish independent air force

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) take part in an operation against Islamic State (IS) militants on the outskirts of the town of Hammam Al-Alil, south of Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 31, 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Stringer) ...

Kurdish Diaspora May Vote to Referendum Electronically

BAS News - 2017-06-24 19:46
ERBIL— Kurdistan Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHERC) will adopt the easiest way for the Kurdish diaspora to vote in the due referendum on independence of Kurdistan. Karwan Jalal, a general director of the commission, told BasNews ...

US Sends More Investigators to Syria, Iraq to Probe Civilian Deaths

BAS News - 2017-06-13 23:58
ERBIL — The US military has doubled the size of the team that investigates reports of civilian deaths as a result of airstrikes conducted by the US- led coalition in Iraq and Syria. Recently several independent human rights activist groups raised concern ...

IHERC Seeks UNAMI's Assistance for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-13 16:20
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHERC) has sought the financial assistance of the United Nations Assistance Program in Iraq (UNAMI) for running the imminent referendum on independence of Kurdistan. IHREC Pr ...

IHERC Arranging for Kurdish Diaspora to Vote in Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-12 19:12
ERBIL— The President of the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) stated on Monday that the commission is planning a mechanism so that the Kurdish diaspora can also cast their vote in the due referendum on independence of the Kurdi ...

IHERC: Kurdistan referendum ballot will be in four languages

Waar Media - 2017-06-12 16:00
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region is set to hold a referendum on Sep. 25, 2017, and the ballot question will be in Kurdish, Arabic, Turkmen, and Assyrian languages, said a Kurdish official on Monday. In a statement to press, the head of the Independent Hi ...

Kurdistan Electoral Commission Preparing for Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-12 13:18
The commission will estimate the required budget for the referendum process ERBIL — Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said it would estimate the the budget needed for the forthcoming referendum on Kurdistan Region independence. Speak ...

Independent: Rakka, Musul’dan kısa sürecek çünkü...

ZERnews - 2017-06-11 15:38
İngiltere'nin önde gelen gazetelerinden Independent’ın Ortadoğu muhabiri Patrick Cockburn, YPG öncülüğündeki Demokratik Suriye Güçleri’nin başlattığı Rakka operasyonunu değerlendirdi. Independent’ın ünlü Ortadoğu muhabiri Patrick Cockburn, YPG öncülüğünde ...

Cockburn: Rakka savaşı Musul’dan kısa sürecek

IMPN - 2017-06-11 12:04
Britanya’nın önde gelen gazetelerinden Independent’ın Ortadoğu muhabiri Patrick Cockburn, YPG öncülüğündeki Demokratik Suriye Güçleri’nin (QSD) başlattığı Rakka operasyonunu yazdı. ...

France Supports Right of Kurds for Wishing Independence: Diplomat

BAS News - 2017-06-09 21:39
ERBIL — Former French Consul General in Erbil, Tissot Frédéric, said on Friday that his country supports the right of Kurds for wishing an independent Kurdistan. “Basically Kurds [in] Iraq have the right to express their wish for independence. At least t ...

Barzani Sends Referendum Question to Electoral Commission

BAS News - 2017-06-09 15:14
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP) stated that Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has sent an order on June 8th to Kurdistan Region's Independent High Commission of Elections and Referendum to officially request the commission to organise t ...

Barzani Orders Electoral Commission to Set Referendum Date

BAS News - 2017-06-07 19:15
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Wednesday demanded Kurdistan Region's Independent High Commission of Elections and Referendum to officially set the dates for running the upcoming polls and the referendum of independence. The demand wa ...

Illegal arms sales in Iraqi Kurdistan on the rise: human rights

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Region’s Independent Commission for Human Rights said there is a growing market in the illegal trade of guns and weapons in the city of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan due to a lack of gun controls in pl ...

U.S. academic removed from panel day after he criticized Massoud Barzani

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A panel set to be chaired by a professor from the American University of Tennessee, Michael Gunter was canceled on Thursday a day after the academic criticized Massoud Barzani. The independent Kurdish Awena newspap ...

U.N. names team to investigate crimes against Myanmar Rohingya

Reuters - 2017-05-30 10:25
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations named a trio of independent experts on Tuesday to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. ...

Media remarks would not establish Kurdish state: Gorran deputy

KurdPress - 2017-05-29 23:38
A deputy from the Movement for Change (Gorran) has stated that the internal and international situation for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan is not ready, reiterating that media remarks would not establish such a state. ...

Hashd Ranks Will Not Enter Maliki's Alliance: Report

BAS News - 2017-05-29 18:42
ERBIL— Some major ranks in the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization or Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitaries are seeking to form an independent list from the majority alliance that Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki is struggling to create for the upcoming national p ...

بەریتانیا بە مووشەکی (لە مانچستەرەوە خۆشەویستی بۆ ئێوە) وەڵامی داعش دەداتەوە

BAS News - 2017-05-27 20:51
بەپێی ھەواڵێکی رۆژنامەی The Independentی ئینگلیزی، سەرچاوەکانی وەزارەتی دەرەوەی بەریتانیا، وێنەی مووشەکێکیان پشتڕاست کردەوە کە لەسەری نووسراوە "لە مانچستەرەوە خۆشەویستی بۆ ئێوە". وێنەی مووشەکێک لەسەر فڕۆکەیەکی سەر بە ھێزەکانی ئاسمانی شانشینی بەریتانیا، پ ...

KRG’s PM: It’s Best Time for Independent

Waar Media - 2017-05-24 15:54
WAAR-DUHOK: A conference on the future of Kurdistan Region kicked off today and during the inauguration speech, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani cast light on the economic and security issues in Kurdistan as well as th ...

Trump meets Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Waar Media - 2017-05-23 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Donald Trump made the short trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem Tuesday to meet Mahmud Abbas, who was hoping to convince the unpredictable US president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state. His talks in Bethlehem with the Pale ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 22, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
Zakho of Iraqi Kurdistan has become drug gateway to Turkey, Syria Erbil: Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Independent Commission for Human Rights said the region’s district of Zakho has become a gateway between Iran, Turkey and Syria for drug trafficking. Head o ...

Iraqi Turkmen working on making Kirkuk ‘a separate region’

E-Kurd - 2017-05-19 14:58
KIRKUK,— The spokesperson for Turkmen political parties in Kirkuk says that his people don’t want to be part of Kurdistan, that they do want a semi-independent region and they hope Turkey will help them with that. As one of Iraq’s smaller ethnic groups, ...

Greece's Parliament Approves New Cuts, Austerity Measures

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-05-19 03:47
The measures, totaling more than $4.4 billion, were passed by a vote of 153 lawmakers from the ruling left-wing Syriza party and its junior coalition partner, the Independent Greeks. ...

Women’s rights are human rights, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
Johanna Higgs | Independent Australia HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— At a protest against violence against women, a small group of women and men had gathered in the centre of Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital to protest violence against women. As the sm ...
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