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Erbil Delegation Meets Maliki, Other Officials in Baghdad

Erbil Delegation Meets Maliki, Other Officials in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-16 16:11
ERBIL — The Referendum Committee delegation from Kurdistan Region held on Wednesday a range of meetings with Iraqi officials in Baghdad to discuss Erbil’s planned independence vote in September. The delegation was first received by Iraqi Parliament Speak ...
Erbil Delegation Meets Maliki, Other Officials in Baghdad - BAS News

Hajj Pilgrims from Kurdistan Pray for Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-01 11:07
ERBIL— This year Hajj pilgrims form the Kurdistan Region prayed on Mount Arafat near Mecca for the independence of the Kurdistan from Iraq. A short video going viral on social media networks shows Mullah Masoud Kani Kurdayi, praying with the rest of Kurd ...

Bahceli blames KRG planned referendum

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 14:35
A Turkish opposition leader on Thursday said next month’s planned independence vote in the Kurdistan Region could potentially lead to war, Anadolu news agency reported. ...

US Defense Secretary Arrives in Baghdad on Unannounced Visit

BAS News - 2017-08-22 10:04
ERBIL — US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday on an unannounced visit to discuss war against the Islamic State (IS) with the US and Iraqi officials. Mattis is expected to hold meetings with the US commanders on the ground bef ...

Kurdish Civilian Kidnapped by Hashd Al-Shaabi Rescued in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-15 14:50
Hashd al-Shaabi demanded $600,000 in ransom from his family ERBIL — A Kurdish civilian who was kidnapped by the Shi’ite militia of Hashd al-Shaabi a week ago was rescued in Baghdad on Monday. Hardi Mohamad, a Kurdish truck driver from Sulaymaniyah, was k ...

Erbil Delegation Discusses Referendum with Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2017-08-14 22:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s senior delegation on independence referendum concluded late on Monday a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad. According to information obtained by BasNews, Erbil’s delegation expressed Kurdistan Region’s ...

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 ...

Indicators that Kurdistan Region is Stepping Toward Independence

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-08-06 18:05
By Lawk Ghafuri While Kurdistan is going to hold a Referendum for Independence on 25th of September to whether Splitting from Iraq or not, many World Powerful Countries are investing in KRG Pre-Independence. Hence, Kurdistan Region has always been a peac ...

Barzani Did Not Send Threatening Letter to Abadi: Statement

BAS News - 2017-08-02 16:34
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Presidency on Wednesday refuted a report which alleged Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani has sent a threatening letter to the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi. The statement was issued to refute the report by the Saudi Arabia ...