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Peshmerga and Iraqi army sign agreement on Hawija operation

Waar Media - 2017-09-24 19:28
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi army, in presence of a US-led coalition representative, reached a five point coordination agreement for the Hawija operation, which is in its fourth day. The Iraqi and Kurdish sides agreed that the Peshmerga ...

Iranian Guard drills near Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum

Washington Post - 2017-09-24 12:56
Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has begun a military exercise in the northwestern Kurdish region near the Iraqi border ahead of a Kurdish independence referendum in the neighboring country. ...

Turkey warns Kurdish leaders on vote as parliament convenes

FOX News - 2017-09-23 15:22
Turkish officials are pressing Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum as Turkey's parliament convenes to renew a mandate for the country's military to intervene in Iraq and Syria. ...

Turkey says it won't accept Kurdish independence vote

Washington Times - 2017-09-23 14:28
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's government will never accept a separate Kurdish state in neighboring Iraq and won't refrain from taking steps to prevent it, the Turkish prime minister said Friday. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim again called on Iraqi Kurdi ...

4 key points about the Kurdistan independence vote

KurdPress - 2017-09-22 11:40
Last June, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq set September 25 as the date for a referendum on Kurdish independence. At the time, the decision received almost no notice. Now, with September 25 less than a week away, the Iraqi governm ...

I Met an ISIS Fighter in an Iraqi Prison

WarIsBoring - 2017-09-21 17:49
In a war-scarred jail in Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, I meet a 27-year-old former Islamic State fighter. I’ll call him Abdullah. He claims he intentionally left the terror group in order to seek medical treatment. While trying to pass into Kurdish territory ...

Kurdish Film Director to Return Home for Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-21 15:56
Huner Saleem, a famous Iraqi–Kurdish film director who lives in France, will return home for taking part in the upcoming referendum on independence. Due to the atrocities of the then Iraq regime under Saddam Hussein, Saleem left Kurdistan at the age of 1 ...

Iraqi Army Seeking Coordination with Peshmerga for Hawija Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:58
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Command has received an official request from the Iraqi army’s join operations to establish a special line of military coordinations for the Hawija assault, a Kurdish commander said. Cited by the Iraqi media, Wasta Ra ...

New Mideast Realities Require Support for Kurds

The Kurdish Project - 2017-09-20 23:34
The following article was originally published in The Inquirer. In 2016, Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani told me that Mideast chaos had already destroyed the region’s old borders. “There are new realities on the ground,” Barzani proclaimed, in his ...

Turkey says it ‘may halt’ oil export from KRG

KurdPress - 2017-09-19 21:28
The Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) economic power, propelled by oil exports via Turkey, is potentially at risk if the autonomous administration in northern Iraq insists on independence considering Ankara’s objection to the referendum, an energy ...

Abadi Prevents Iraqi President from Attending UNGA Meeting: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-19 19:25
ERBIL— The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi did not allow for the Iraqi President Fuad Massum to attend the session of the UN General Assembly, according to a Kurdish official. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo member and former Iraqi financ ...

Yezidi MP Demands Use of Detained IS Families to Find Missing Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi MP Vian Dakhil expressed surprise at Iraqi government’s lenient treatment towards the detained Islamic State women and children while thousands of Iraqis, particularly Yezidis, are still in the hands of the extremists. “We are ...

Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

FOX News - 2017-09-19 04:14
Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote. ...

Baghdad Has Lost Allegiance of Nineveh Components: MP

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
ERBIL— As a result of its "negative" position against the components of Nineveh Plain, the Iraqi government has failed in re-obtaining the allegiance of Nineveh people, said an MP from the Kurdish Shabak minority. Speaking to BasNews on Monday, Salim Sha ...

Kurdish MPs Boycott Iraqi Parliament's Session over Kirkuk Polls

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
ERBIL— For the fourth successive time, the Kurdish MPs to the Iraqi House of Representatives boycotted the sessions on Monday, this time over Kirkuk provincial elections. In a statement to BasNews, Kurdish MP Shakhawan Abdulla said the issue of elections ...

Iraqi Supreme Court orders suspension of Kurdistan Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 13:50
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Supreme Court has ruled to suspend the Kurdish referendum on Monday until it makes a final ruling on the case at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The Kurdistan Region is scheduled to hold a referendum on independ ...

Kurdish Official Responds to Maliki’s Statement Against Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-18 12:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament’s Deputy Speaker, Jaafer Emniki, strongly responded to the recent statement of Iraqi VP Nouri al-Maliki who has said they would not allow a “second Israel” to be created in the Middle East, in reference to Kurdistan Re ...

Iraq says it's prepared to use force if Kurdish referendum turns violent

Chicago Tribune - 2017-09-17 02:40
Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region's planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday. If the Iraqi population is "threatened by t ...

Erdogan says plans for Iraq referendum lack reason

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that the Iraqi Kurdish region’s plans to hold an independence referendum on Sept. 25 show a lack of both reason and experience. ...

Iraqi parliament planning to oust president

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
The Iraqi Parliament has reportedly set to vote Saturday on dismissal of the iraqi Kurdish president Fuad Masum after accusing him of violating his oath. ...
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