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Disputed Iraqi province to vote on Kurdish independence

FOX News - 2017-08-29 22:35
The ethnically-mixed Iraqi province of Kirkuk, long claimed by both the central government and the autonomous Kurdish region, has voted to take part in a vote on Kurdish independence slated for next month. ...

September Vote Unique Chance for Statehood: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2017-08-14 10:48
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region’s Committee on Independence Referendum has reiterated that Kurds may not have another chance for statehood if they miss it now. Hoshyar Zebari, Kurdish politician and former Iraqi Minister of Finance, said that th ...

Kakayi Kurds Strongly Support Independence Referendum: Kakayi Figure

BAS News - 2017-08-08 16:09
ERBIL — Kurdish Kakayi minority considers the referendum on independence of Kurdistan Region as a “national issue” and there should be no turning back on it, said a Kakayi activist. Hemin Mahmoud Kakayi, a civil activist and a figure from Kakayi communit ...

PUK Firm on Holding Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-05 11:16
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is serious on holding Kurdistan’s independence referendum on time, and it may not change it’s position, said an official. The remarks were made by the party’s top officials in a meeting with the Turkish Cons ...

Iraqi Kurds: U.S. Cannot Stop Independence Vote

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-02 02:28
The following article originally appeared in U.S. News & World Report. The Kurdish regional government’s top diplomat says his people will not bow to U.S. and international pressure to put off a controversial vote on independence from Iraq that would sta ...

Kirkuk Governor: It’s the Right Time for Kurds to Vote on Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-01 16:46
ERBIL — The people of Kurdistan Region have the right to express their will on their future, and now is the right time for them to vote on independence, said the governor of Kirkuk province. “From the beginning when our land has been incorporated to form ...

US ends laptop ban on Middle East carriers

Waar Media - 2017-07-20 16:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Travellers who want to use a laptop on US bound flights originating in the Middle East can rejoice as the Trump administration has completely lifted its controversial ban on carrying large electronics onboard. Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid Inter ...

Turkey’s Erdogan says Iraq should avoid independence referendum

Kom News - 2017-07-10 23:33
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday it was increasingly important that neighbouring Iraq remain a unified country and said a planned Kurdish referendum on independence should not go ahead. Authorities in Kurdish northern Iraq have announced a ...

Erdogan says Iraq should avoid Kurdistan independence referendum

Waar Media - 2017-07-10 14:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday it was increasingly important that neighboring Iraq remain a unified country and said a planned Kurdish referendum on independence should not go ahead. Authorities in Kurdistan Region-Iraq have ...