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Kurdish member of Russian Parliament backs Kurdistan referendum

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Kurdistan referendum delegation to meet with Abadi and Maliki in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2017-08-14 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan delegation tasked with holding the first official discussion with Baghdad regarding the independence referendum is scheduled to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, a member of the ...

Iraq Does Not Pose Obstacles to Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum: FM

BAS News - 2017-08-07 15:17
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi central government will not create obstacles on Kurdistan Region’s path towards holding the independence referendum, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Jafaari, said. Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament, Ardalan Nou ...

Kurdistan’s Referendum Delegation to Visit Baghdad: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-01 16:46
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region’s High Committee of Referendum said that a delegation will visit Baghdad in the next 10 days for negotiations with the Iraqi officials over the upcoming independence referendum. The Turkmen Development Party leade ...

Murder of a Kurdish carrier (innocent civilian) in east Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-01 10:32
Ibrahim Rahmani, a well-known “Braim Tazani”, was killed by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s military forces for from the city of Baneh in eastern Kurdistan. According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, Ibrahim Rahmani on Sunday 30 Jul ...

Kurdish Artists Launch Broad Campaign to Support Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-31 17:24
ERBIL— To shore up support for the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, Kurdish artists have launched a signature campaign. The campaign, entitled "Yes to Kurdistan Independence" runs across the entire districts, towns and cities of Kurdistan ...

Independence referendum covers Kirkuk: Mala Bakhtiar

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 07:44
A leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Mala Bakhtiar, stated that Kirkuk and other disputed Kurdish areas would be included in the upcoming independence referendum on Kurdistan’s independence even if Baghdad opposes. ...

Continuation of arrests in northern Kurdistan by the Turkish government

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-26 02:47
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, today, 25 July, 2017, the Turkish police forces attacked the home of “Mousa Farisoghluolari in city of Amid in Northern Kurdistan he was arrested. The report quoted him as the joint head o ...

Official Calls for Constructing a New Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-07-25 18:18
ERBIL— The local administration of the war-ravaged Kurdish town of Sinjar demands the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s support for constructing a new Sinjar," according to an official. In a statement to BasNews on Tuesday, Sinjar Mayor Mahma Khalil, ...

Kurdistan to Form Delegation to Discuss Referendum with Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-07-24 14:14
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s High Committee of Referendum will convene this week to form delegations for talks with Baghdad and the regional countries over the forthcoming independence referendum of Kurdistan. Wahida Yaqu Hormuz, a member of the referendum ...

Maliki’s Remarks Against Kurdistan to Cover His Failures: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:13
Maliki is trying to elude the charges as part of his electoral campaign ERBIL — A Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament stated that the Iraqi former PM Nouri al-Maliki’s recent statements against Kurdistan Region and Peshmerga are an attempt to cover hi ...

Shi’ite Militia Threatening Failis over Kurdistan Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-16 18:19
ERBIL— Since Kurdistan Region authorities have announced plans for running the independence referendum, the Shi’ite militia of Asaeb Ahl al-Haqq is threatening Kurdish Faili minority in Baghdad, said an official on Sunday. Asra Faili, a senior member of ...

Kurdistan Referendum Will Run in Kirkuk: KDP Senior Official

BAS News - 2017-07-09 16:50
ERBIL— Kirkuk cannot be assigned any identity except being part of Kurdistan and the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region will also take place in the city, said a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership council. Salah Dalo, t ...

Maliki Paying Kurdish Channels to Run Anti-Referendum Campaign

BAS News - 2017-07-01 16:37
Maliki is spending a great deal of money against Kurdistan ERBIL — A former Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament said that Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi former PM who leads the State of Law faction has paid a number of Kurdish channels in order to stand a ...