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Kurds in Germany Can Vote in Referendum at 5 Polling Stations

BAS News - 2017-09-24 11:05
ERBIL — Yezidi Lalish Centre in Germany announced that all the preparations have been made for Kurdish diaspora in Germany to vote in Monday’s referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence. Khalat Sheikh Murad, Head of the Lalish Centre said “Five pollin ...

Barzani: US Position on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote “Surprising”

BAS News - 2017-09-23 01:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said Erbil is surprised by the position of the US on Kurdistan Region’s planned independence referendum. He said the Kurds are not committing a crime by seeking a chance to have their say on their future. ...

Violations against Iranian Kurds and Ahwazis raised at UNGA meeting

Roji Kurd - 2017-09-23 00:04
Roji Kurd; On the sidelines of the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Symposium titled Violations of Rights of non-Persian ethnicities by the Iranian State ‘ has been held. The Tuesday event was organized by the Ahwazi Organization ...

Barzani refuses Macron’s suggestion to delay referendum

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-23 00:02
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – French President called his Kurdish counterpart on Thursday afternoon local time, urging him to postpone the referendum. Emmanuel Macron praised the role of Kurds in defeating Islamic State (IS) and embracing refug ...

With attendance more than 100,000 people, Erbil Independence rally starts

Waar Media - 2017-09-22 19:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurds gathered in Erbil on Friday to hold a massive rally in support of a “Yes” vote for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for Sep. 25. Tens of thousands of people have attended the rally as the number continues to incr ...

Trump, Erdogan reject KRG independence referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-22 11:40
US President Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey rejected a plan by Iraqi Kurds to hold an independence vote and called for "intense" talks, the White House has said. ...

Masrour Barzani: Kurds Seek Peace, But Won't Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-22 10:33
ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani said that they expect the world to recognize all what the Kurds have done for them, in reference to the war against Islamic State (IS). “I think that we have done for the ...

What's at stake in Kurdish independence vote

CNN - 2017-09-22 06:41
From all corners, from friends and foes, the warnings are "don't do it!" But the Kurds of northern Iraq are determined to move forward with plans to hold a referendum on independence on September 25, and popular excitement is growing even as an internatio ...

Iran: 4 Kurds Detained for Hoisting Kurdistan Flag

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:19
ERBIL — Iranian security forces have detained four Kurdish citizens after they were found planting the Kurdistan flags in several locations around a village in Sanandaj province. According to Hangaw, a human rights monitoring group, the four civilians we ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kurds and Arabs of Zummar Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-20 14:37
ERBIL — People in Zummar district, in north-eastern Nineveh Province, organized a rally on Wednesday to show their support for Kurdistan Region’s independence vote, scheduled for September 25. Ahmed Jaafer, mayor of Zummar District, told BasNews that ral ...

Iran: Two Kurds Executed

BAS News - 2017-09-20 11:18
ERBIL — Judicial authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran have reportedly carried out the execution sentences for two Kurdish individuals in the western province of Lorestan. According to Human Rights Activists News Agency (HERANA), the two Kurdish ci ...
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