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Iraq’s Federal Court Invalidates Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-11-20 11:59
ERBIL — The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region held on September 25. The Supreme Federal Court issued a verdict ruling that the September 25 referendum on secession from Iraq conducted by the Kur ...

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

Reuters - 2017-11-20 09:30
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25 was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court official told Reuters. ...

Iraqi PM demands annulment, not freeze of Kurdistan independence vote

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday that he would accept only the annulment of a Kurdish vote for independence, not the freeze that Kurdish leaders have offered. “We will accept nothing but the annulment of the referendum and ...

Turkey says freezing Iraqi Kurdistan independence vote is ‘not enough’

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
ANKARA,— Turkey said on Thursday the Iraqi Kurdish offer for last month’s referendum on independence to be frozen is “not enough”, instead urging the Erbil government to cancel the vote. “It is an important move that the northern Iraqi administration tak ...

Massoud Barzani resigns after Kurdistan independence vote backfires

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Pro-Barzani ‘protesters’ storm Kurdistan parliament after Massoud Barzani announces resignation HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Massoud Barzani, who is considered as the illegitimate president of Iraqi Kurdistan, told a closed-door session of par ...

Iraq bans Israeli flag following Kurdistan independence rallies

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to criminalize the flying of Israeli flags after the banners were held aloft at a number of Kurdish independence rallies in Iraq’s Kurdistan region ahead of a referendum in September. The vote to ban the fl ...

Iraq court rules no region can secede after Kurdistan independence bid

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that no region or province can secede, strengthening the government’s hand as it seeks to prevent a repeat of September’s Kurdish independence vote. The ruling was a response to a request from the ce ...

Kurdistan says to respect Iraqi court decision banning secession

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they would accept a court decision prohibiting the region from seceding, signaling a new phase in efforts to restart stalled negotiations over its future. Iraq’s Kurds vote ...

Iranian General: Iraqi Kurdistan Referendum is Part of U.S. Plot

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute The Iranian government remains broadly antagonistic to the 25 September 2017 referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) calling for independence. In the wake of the vote—in which Kurds overwhelmingly voic ...

To build a free and democratic Syria participated in the elections”

ANHA - 2017-11-17 13:57
Arab and Kurdish tribal leaders in the Canton of Gire sipi ( Tel –Abyed ) have appealed children and compenents in the Canton head to ward the polls to vote and choose their candidates who will serve the people and fulfilling their demands for living away ...

KRG’s PM receives US Envoy McGurk in Erbil on Thursday

Waar Media - 2017-11-16 23:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the US Special Presidential Envoy in Erbil on Thursday, the first such meeting since the Kurdish vote on independence that was opposed by Washington. Brett McGurk, the American ...

Iraqi Kurds end parliament boycott in concession to Baghdad

FOX News - 2017-11-16 20:19
Iraq's Kurdish lawmakers have ended their boycott of the national parliament in an apparent concession to Baghdad after a prolonged military and political standoff following the controversial Kurdish independence vote in September. ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Region Will Review Relationship With US

BAS News - 2017-11-07 12:04
ERBIL — President Barzani stated that he had no regrets for the independence referendum held by the Kurdistan Region on September 25 which followed by Baghdad’s military operation against the region in response to the vote. “I am very proud of the result ...

Coalition announces cease-fire between Baghdad, Kurds

FOX News - 2017-10-27 18:56
The U.S.-led coalition says a cease-fire has been reached between Baghdad and Iraq's Kurdish minority, temporarily halting clashes that followed a controversial vote on Kurdish independence last month. ...

Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

Waar Media - 2017-10-27 18:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Catalonia’s regional parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spain’s constitutional court. The independence motion was passed in the 135-strong assembly with 70 vot ...

Catalan Parliament Declares Independence from Spain

BAS News - 2017-10-27 15:56
ERBIL — The Catalan parliament voted on Friday in favour of independence from Spain. The decision was made during a secret vote in Barcelona. A total of 70 lawmakers voted “Yes” to secession while 10 others voted against with two blank ballots. The decla ...

Iraq dismisses Kurdish offer to ‘freeze' independence vote

Los Angeles Times - 2017-10-27 06:26
Iraq's prime minister on Thursday dismissed a Kurdish proposal to freeze the results of last month's independence vote, as Iraqi government forces and Kurdish fighters traded fire near the border with Turkey. Haider Abadi's office released the comments a ...

Iran to Reopen Second Border Crossing with KRG

BAS News - 2017-10-26 23:53
SULAYMANIYAH — Authorities in Iran have decided to soon reopen the Parwizkhan border crossing with the Kurdistan Region after the gate was closed down in retaliation for Erbil’s independence vote last month. Head of Sulaymaniyah Chamber of Commerce, Sirw ...

US general: Iraqi tensions divert resources from IS fight

FOX News - 2017-10-26 21:24
The top U.S. general in Iraq says the fallout from last month's Kurdish vote for independence is diverting resources away from the war on the Islamic State group just as the coalition is on the verge of defeating the extremists. ...

Turkey: Iraqi Kurdish vote caused 'devastation'

Washington Times - 2017-10-26 21:13
BAGHDAD (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdish region's offer to freeze the results of the referendum on independence won't redress the "devastation" the vote has caused in Iraq. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim spoke on Thur ...

US general: Iraqi tensions divert resources from IS fight

Washington Post - 2017-10-26 18:37
The top U.S. general in Iraq says the fallout from last month’s Kurdish vote for independence is diverting resources away from the war on the Islamic State group just as the coalition is on the verge of defeating the extremists. ...
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