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New all-party committee to discuss referendum, independence with Baghdad

New all-party committee to discuss referendum, independence with Baghdad - Rûdaw

Kurdish parties to discuss independence with Baghdad: official

KurdPress - 2017-02-09 09:42
The media chief of Kurdistan Region Parliament, Tariq Jewhar, stated that Kurdish parties in the region are to hold extensive talks with the Iraqi federal government over the independence of the Kurdish region in the north of Iraq. ...

ENKS to Discuss Its Peshmerga Issue with US Officials

BAS News - 2017-01-31 19:52
An ENKS delegation will leave for US in February ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdish National Council of Syria (ENKS ) is scheduled to meet with the US authorities in February to discuss the issue its Peshmerga forces witness in northern Syria. In a st ...

Kurdish Statehood Trade-off; Winning Throne, Failing ‘National Dream’

Kurdishpolicy - 2017-01-17 13:32
Kurds are no longer the kingmaker in Baghdad and financially, Kurdistan cannot even go back to its old deal with Baghdad by getting 17 percent of the national budget. Iraq is imposing many conditions on the KRG before sending any money while from 2006 to ...

parliamentary committee to release report related to corruption, reform

Waar Media - 2017-01-16 14:25
Waar, Duhok: A lawmaker of the parliament’s reform committee said they will publish the results of a report on corruption in Kurdistan to the public. In a statement Dr Farsat Sufi told Waar that the report about corruption and reform plans will be reveale ...

Iranian, Russian official to discuss Syria developments

KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov are expected to discuss latest developments in the Middle East including Syria ...

Kurdish President hosts Turkey’s PM, discuss PKK withdrawal from Sinjar

Aranews - 2017-01-08 20:22
ARA News Erbil – Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Sunday met Kurdish President Masoud Barzani in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, to discuss recent developments in the region. The withdrawal of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and affiliated ...

Russia, Iran, Turkey to discuss future of Syria

Waar Media - 2016-12-19 17:22
Waar, Duhok: Foreign and defense ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey will discuss the future of Syria at talks in Moscow on Tuesday, Turkish and Russian officials said. “(The meeting) will be to understand the views of all three sides, laying out where w ...

IAEA chief arrives in Tehran to discuss JCPOA

KurdPress - 2016-12-18 13:59
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano arrived in Iran on Sunday morning to discuss implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action, IRNA reported. ...

Kurdish diaspora to support Kurdistan independence

Waar Media - 2016-12-17 15:09
Waar, Duhok: Kurds in the diaspora will take to the streets in several European cities in support of current bids to declare the independence of Kurdistan Region from Iraq. Kurdish youth movements in Europe are preparing for demonstrations across Europe o ...