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"Those who launch a war have to expect a response.” Barzani in Kirkuk

KurdisCat - 2017-09-12 19:50
The leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region defended an independence referendum planned for later this month during a visit Tuesday to the oil-rich Kirkuk province, the epicenter of a long-running dispute with the central government. Iraq’s parliament meanwhile ...

Iraq's Kirkuk province to vote in Kurdish independence referendum

Reuters - 2017-08-29 23:13
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's oil-producing region of Kirkuk will vote in a referendum on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25, its provisional council decided on Tuesday, a move that could increase tension with Arab and Turkmen residents. ...

Kurdish Miss Iraq 2017 Vian Amin Nuri stripped of title

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish beauty, Vian Amir Nuri Sulaimani, who won the title of Miss Iraq in March has been stripped of her title due to misinformation given during her registration process. Sulaimani, a 23-year-old, who is originally ...

Iraqi Kurdistan lawmaker calls for suspension of independence referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Ali Hama Salih, a member of the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament from the Change (Gorran) Movement said suspension of the referendum of independence is the best solution to the existing differences over the issue. The Kurdi ...

‘No for Now’ channel launched in Iraqi Kurdistan for independence vote

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
SULAIMANI,— A new Kurdish channel “No for Now” has launched its empirically broadcast on Nilesat frequency in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. The movement of “No for Now” for referendum on independence of Kurdistan has opened the channel. The full launch of the ...

Massoud Barzani says Turkmens of Iraq’s Tal Afar loyal to Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Massoud Barzani has said that most of Sunni Turkmen citizens in Nineveh’s Tal Afar in northwest Iraqi are loyal to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Barzani’s remarks on Wednesday to Saudi Arabic newspaper Al Haya ...

Turkish minister says Iraqi Kurdistan vote to harm energy cooperation

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
ISTANBUL,— Turkish Minister of Energy Berat Albayrak said a decision by the Kurdish leaders to hold referendum on independence of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region will harm its energy cooperation with Turkey. Speaking to broadcaster Haberturk on Thursday, Albayra ...

PUK sacks Farhad Sangawi for joining ‘No for Now’ vote campaign

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) dismissed prominent lawmaker Farhad Sangawi from the party after he joined the campaign of “No for Now” for referendum on independence of Iraqi Kurdistan. The PUK Politburo said in a ...

Canada to Send Police Officers to Iraq’s Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-10 10:32
ERBIL — To ensure “stability in the region”, Canada has decided to send up to 20 police officers to Iraq’s Mosul after its liberation from Islamic State (IS). According to a press release by the Canadian government, the police officers will begin arrivin ...

Kurdish vote against constitution: Iraqi ambassador

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 08:56
The Iraqi Ambassador to Iran, Rajeh Saber Abboud al-Moussavi, called the move by Iraq’s Kurdistan Region to hold a referendum and declare independence as unlawful and against the Iraqi constitution. ...