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Gorran and KDP Likely to Make New Agreement: Gorran Official

Gorran and KDP Likely to Make New Agreement: Gorran Official

BAS News - 2017-08-17 18:37
ERBIL— Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet to settle their issues and there is a chance that they also work out a new agreement, said a Gorran official. In a statement to BasNews on Thursday, Sheikh Omar Kakahama, ...
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NGO Calls on PYD to Free Kurdish Political Leaders

BAS News - 2017-09-11 16:30
ERBIL—An organization affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Syria on Monday issued a statement in which it appealed to the ruling Kurdish party to release opposition leaders and members. Afrin organization urged Democratic Union Party (PYD ...

Ancient Sites of Raprin to Go on Google Earth

BAS News - 2017-08-24 21:54
ERBIL—The entire ancient and archeological sites within Raprin administrative area (Sulaimaniyah province) will be registered in Google Earth program, a related official stated. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Barzan Bayiz, Raprin archeology director, s ...

Erbil and Baghdad likely to continue talks on referendum: official

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 11:12
A member of the Iraqi National Coalition Alliance stated that a delegation from the Iraqi ventral government is likely to make a visit to Kurdistan Region in order to continue bilateral ties between the region and Baghdad over the planned referendum of th ...

PKK Arrests a KDP-S Official in Qamishlo, Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-23 14:53
ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of the PKK, arrested a member of the local council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S), in the town of Karki Laki in Qamishlo in Rojava (the Syrian Kurdistan). "A patrol of PYD gunm ...

Baghdad Agrees to Make Kele Border Entry Official

BAS News - 2017-08-21 16:25
ERBIL— The Iraqi government has expressed its initial agreement to make Kele entry on Kurdistan Region-Iran's border official, according to a letter issued by the government. According to the document, a committee will be signed up to visit the border en ...

KDP and Gorran to Meet on Monday

BAS News - 2017-08-20 11:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) are set to hold a bilateral meeting on Monday to discuss the political disagreements. Arif Roushdi, a senior advisor to KDP’s politburo, confirmed the report to BasNews and said th ...

Dusts sent residents of Sistan and Baluchestan citizens to the hospital.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-16 00:34
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report, the increase in airborne particulate matter caused by storm dust in the past three days resulted in 250 people from Sistan and Baluchestan residents being taken to medical centres and hospitals. ...

MP Henry Smith: UK to Face New Realities If Kurds Vote for Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-15 11:11
ERBIL — UK parliament member Henry Smith, who is also a vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kurdistan, stated that there is “logic and justice” in an independent Kurdistan and that Kurds have the right to negotiate statehood with Ba ...

BCF Delivers Food and Medicine to IDPs and Refugees

BAS News - 2017-08-13 16:22
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered on Sunday food and medical assistance to Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kurdistan Region. On Sunday, BCF teams delivered a large amount of medical supplies, provided by Emirat ...

Gorran Evading Responsibility for Extreme Stances against KDP: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-09 12:46
ERBIL— Kurdish Change Movement (Gorran) seems to vacillate over reviewing its policy and this compels the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to settle Kurdistan parliament rift with the rest of the parties, said a KDP official on Wednesday. The entire part ...

PUK, KDP hold meeting, to implement new roadmap

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), two major parties of Kurdistan Region, held a meeting on Tuesday in Erbil to discuss the internal issues and the independence referendum. ...

KDP delegation visits Gorran in Sulaimani

KurdPress - 2017-07-27 08:33
A delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) visited the Change Movement (Gorran) in Sulaimani one day after the party elected its new leader. ...

Gorran may speak with KDP on independence: official

KurdPress - 2017-07-23 11:48
A Change Movement (Gorran) official said they were ready to hold talks with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on the question of referendum and reactivation of the parliament if the KDP was "serious" in thawing the ice and laying the groundwork for rec ...

KDP and Gorran Senior Officials Meet Soon: Gorran MP

BAS News - 2017-07-20 16:32
ERBIL— To discuss the imminent independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, Gorran (Change) Movement and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet soon, a Gorran lawmaker confirmed. Bestun Fayeq told BasNews on Thursday that in the high level me ...