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Leyla Zana Urges UN SG to Support Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-24 23:27
ERBIL — Leyla Zana, a prominent Kurdish lawmaker from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey, urged the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to show support for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for the 25th of September. ...

KIG Voices Support for Kurdistan Referendum at the Eleventh Hour

BAS News - 2017-09-24 20:15
ERBIL— Only hours ahead of running the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG), announced it will join the rest of the parties in Kurdistan and will vote "Yes" to the independence plebiscite. In a statement issu ...

Barzani Upset about Intl Community's Position over Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-24 19:54
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President criticized on Sunday the international community's position with regards to the independence vote of the Kurdistan Region, saying he expected the world to support the vote, in return for the sacrifices the Peshmerga forc ...

Refugees’ number Increased in Ain Issa camp

ANHA - 2017-09-24 11:15
The number of Deir -ez-Zor city' refugees in Ain Issa camp has exceeded 14,000, amid the lack of support and assistance provided to them by organizations. ...

PUK expresses support for alternative in place of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-24 07:30
Mala Bakhtiar, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) Politburo Executive Secretary announced on Saturday, September 23, that his party has expressed its stance in support of an alternative path offered by the U.S., U.N. and U.K. in place of the Kurdish ...

Canadian MPs Voice Support for Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-24 01:43
ERBIL — Members of the Canadian Parliament extended their support for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for the 25th of September. Two Canadian MPs, who spoke to Kurdistan24 on Thursday, expressed their support for Kurdistan’s desi ...

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 ...

Yezidis Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-22 15:12
DUHOK — The Kurdish Yezidi community organized on Friday a rally in Khanke camp in Duhok Province in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence. Khisho Mirza, head of Yezidis’ Lalish Centre in Sinjar region, told BasNews that the Kurdish Yezidis in Khank ...

US Senate Advances Bill to Aid Christian IDPs in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-21 14:30
ERBIL — The United States is working on a bill to step up its support to the Iraqi Christians who have been subject to violent actions and genocide. On September 19th, Senate's Foreign Relations Committee voted on the bill in hopes of moving it closer to ...

Kuwait to Host Donors Conference on Rebuilding Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-21 14:30
ERBIL — Kuwait is planning to host an international donors conference to gain support for Iraq rebuild the areas it has liberated form the Islamic State (IS),the Kuwaiti Prime Minister told the United Nations General Assembly today. “The position of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pictures: Pro-Independence Gathering in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-09-20 14:37
SULAYMANIYAH — A huge number of pro-independence people from Sulaymaniyah gathered on Wednesday to show support to the imminent independence vote in Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, who arrived in the city earlier today, is sa ...

EU-UNESCO Partnership to Support Education in Emergencies in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-19 22:33
ERBIL, (UNESCO) — introduces the European Union funded project “Access to Inclusive Quality Primary and Secondary Education for IDPs and Refugees in Crisis Affected Areas of Iraq” in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The project will focus on strengthening g ...

Swedish Ruling Party Voices Support for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-19 18:47
ERBIL— The Social Democratic Party of Sweden on Tuesday voiced support for the imminent referendum on independence of the Kurdistan Region (due on Monday), according to media reports. The issue of Kurdistan referendum was on the agenda of the discussions ...

Japan Grants UNHCR $4.5m to Assist Mosul IDPs

BAS News - 2017-09-19 16:39
BAGHDAD, (UNHCR) — The Government of Japan has announced emergency funding of $4.5 million dollars to support UNHCR’s humanitarian assistance for families affected by the Mosul crisis. The new funding will be targeted to help improve the daily living con ...

Oratory, poetry festival in support of elections

ANHA - 2017-09-19 13:58
The Diplomatic Relations Committee in Girkê Legê has organized an oratory and poetry festival in which a number of Arab poets participated in support of the elections of the communes. ...

Barzani urges US to support Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-09-18 11:04
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani urged the United States, in a message to a rally of Kurds in the US, to “stand by the people of Kurdistan.” ...

Karim says will continue as Kirkuk governor

KurdPress - 2017-09-15 23:31
Governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim on Thursday said the Iraqi Parliament's decision to dismiss him is "illegal," saying he will continue in his post as Governor and extend support to the upcoming referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region. ...

Ain Issa camp; a safe shelter for refugees

ANHA - 2017-09-14 16:20
Al-Raqqa Civil Council provided the refugees of Ain Issa camp in Ain Issa district with service and support in spite of its limited capabilities while it started suffering from lack of abilities after the flock of Deir ez-Zor refugees towards it. ...

Kurdish Sweden MP: World Stands with People's Vote for Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-13 19:51
ERBIL— As the timing for holding the independence referendum of Kurdistan is approaching, more politicians, lawmakers and leaders from across the globe voice support for the vote. Shadiya Heidari, an Iranian Kurdish born Swedish lawmaker from the Social ...

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 ...

Senior Marshal of Polish Parliament Supports Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-13 11:53
ERBIL — Kornel Morawiecki, Senior Marshal of the Polish parliament, MP and Chairman of Free and Solidarity political party, expressed support for the referendum and independence of Kurdistan Region. During a press conference on September 12 in the Polish ...

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 ...

Iraq’s Kurds Have Earned Their Right to Independence

Roji Kurd - 2017-09-13 00:05
The U.S. should offer full-throated support, not a quibble over timing. By: Eli Lak Consider the plight of an ethnic group seeking self-determination in the Middle East. Its leaders have renounced terrorism. Their militias fight alongside U.S. soldiers. W ...

One million march in Barcelona for Catalan independence

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Around one million people filled Barcelona’s streets Monday evening, according to local police, to mark the celebration of the region’s annual holiday and to demonstrate their support for Catalonia’s independence from Spain. With less than th ...

Hundreds flee Deir ez-Zor, Ain Issa camp appeals for help

ANHA - 2017-09-12 16:30
Since this morning, hundreds of displaced residents of the city of Deir ez-Zor have headed towards Ain Issa camp in canton Tel Abyad (Girê Sipî) in order to obtain the necessary support for them and aid from tents and food and drink, and camp appeals to a ...

Yezidi Leader: We Put Our Heart and Soul into Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-12 14:10
ERBIL — The son of the Yezidi community leader emphasized that independence is a legitimate right of Kurdistan and reaffirmed their strong support for establishing a sovereign state of Kurdistan. Ismat Tahsin Bag, son of Mir Tahsin Bag, the grand authori ...

Rojhilat is not alone, Kobani stands with you’

ANHA - 2017-09-12 12:58
Hundreds of people from the Jalabiyah district in the canton of Kobani participated in a march to support the uprising of the people of Rojhilat (East Kurdistan). ...

Kobani expresses support for Rojhilat uprising

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
The institutions of Democratic Autonomous Administration and the Democratic Society Movement in the canton of Kobani released a statement expressing their support for the uprising of the people in Rojhilat Kurdistan "the people who aspire to freedom canno ...

Conference Held in Istanbul on Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:48
ISTANBUL — A number of Kurdish academics, journalists and politicians gathered together on Sunday in the Turkish city of Istanbul to participate in a conference organized by the Initiative to Support the Independence Referendum. The conference had the pu ...

[In Pictures] Festival in Support of Kurdistan Referendum in Oslo

BAS News - 2017-09-09 19:39
ERBIL— Hundreds of Kurdish diaspora in Europe gathered on Saturday in Oslo, Norway, to attend a festival organized for supporting the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. The Kurds, from Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria, all holding Kurdistan fla ...

Ethnic-Religious Groups in Duhok Campaign for Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-07 12:59
DUHOK — The followers of different religions and ethnicities rallied in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum in Duhok Province on Thursday. Representatives and followers of various ethnic-religious groups, including Muslims, Christians, ...

KODAR: Kurdish MPs in Iran must support laborers

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
The Democratic Society for East Kurdistan (KODAR), said that the Iranian regime is pushing the people to carrying goods across the border, and they must resolve their cause, calling on the Kurdish parliamentarians in Iran to support the rights of the labo ...

Political activists on hunger strike in Rojhilat Kurdistan

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
NEWS DESK – Political activists and civilians in Rojhilat Kurdistan (East Kurdistan) declared a hunger strike for 3 days in support of the laborers’ rights working on the border and denouncing violations of the Iranian regime by the Mullahs. The cities o ...

HDP on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: Historic Day

BAS News - 2017-09-06 12:57
ERBIL — The planned independence referendum on 25th September will make it a “historic day” for Kurds, to which the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) offers total support, said Osman Baydemir, the party’s spokesperson. “We call on the people to go to the p ...

Referendum rift unlikely to damage US-KRG ties / Hamdi Malik

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 12:40
The United States has been trying to prevent the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from holding a referendum on its independence, with Washington using its substantial support to the Peshmerga forces as leverage against the KRG to stop the plebiscite sc ...

KNK appeals to Kurdish people to support Rojhilat Kurdistan

ANHA - 2017-09-06 11:26
The Kurdistan Patriotic Congress of (KNK) denounced the practices of the Iranian regime against the Kurdish people in Rojhilat Kurdistan (East Kurdistan), and appealed to all the Kurds to support the demonstrations of the people of the cities of Banê, Mer ...

UK Provides More Financial Support to UNMAS in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-06 00:26
ERBIL — The UK contributed an additional £4 million ($5.22 million) towards the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) programme in Iraq, allowing the clearance of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to continue in areas newly liberated from the Isla ...

Iranian Kurdish Opposition Parties Back Protests in Support of Kolbars

BAS News - 2017-09-05 18:41
ERBIL—Two Iranian Kurdish opposition parties condemned the killing of Kolbars (backpack carriers) by Iranian armed forces and voiced support for public rallies against killing them. The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (DPIK) and Kurdistan Democrati ...
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