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Iraqi Kurds to Defy US in Pressing Ahead with Independence Referendum

Iraqi Kurds to Defy US in Pressing Ahead with Independence Referendum

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-17 19:35
The following article was originally published in The Independent. Iraqi Kurds have decided to proceed with a referendum on independence despite a US request to postpone the vote. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had asked Kurdistan Regional Government ( ...
Iraqi Kurds to Defy US in Pressing Ahead with Independence Referendum - The Kurdish Project

No time for love, children, ‘desires’: meet the female Kurdish freedom fighters

The Kurdish Project - 2017-09-06 05:52
The following article was originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald. Let’s go. We need to go; it will be dark soon,” says Heval Dalal with a reassuring smile and a Kalashnikov over her shoulder, as she climbs swiftly up a steep path in a camoufla ...

Did Rex Tillerson disappear for a weekend during major crises?

Seth Frantzman - 2017-09-06 04:05
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Robbie Gramer, a reporter for Foreign Policy has been searching for US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. On September 5 he tweeted; “It’s kind of telling that […] ...

Turkey Urges Iraqi Kurds to Abandon Independence Vote

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-24 22:37
The following article was originally published in Al Jazeera English. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has urged Iraqi Kurds to cancel an independence referendum planned for next month. Speaking to reporters in Baghdad on Wednesday, Cavusoglu ca ...

Turkey urges Iraqi Kurds to abandon independence vote

Al Jazeera - 2017-08-23 17:36
In an official visit to Baghdad and Erbil, Turkey's foreign minister lobbies Kurds to cancel next month's referendum. ...

Turkey sees risk of Kurds defying region with independence vote

KurdPress - 2017-08-22 10:43
Turkey sees a real risk that Iraqi Kurds will press ahead with an independence referendum, according to an adviser to the president, a move that would defy almost unanimous opposition among neighboring states and surprise the many observers who foresee a ...

Yezidi MP Calls on Iraqi Forces to Rescue Yezidi Abductees in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-20 12:17
ERBIL — The Yezidi representative to the Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil called on commanders of Tal Afar operation which was declared today to rescue the large number of Yezidis believed to be held in the Islamic State’s (IS) captivity in the district. Com ...

Turkmen Official Calls on Turkmens to Vote ‘Yes’ in Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-18 15:40
KIRKUK — A Turkmen official calls on Turkmens to vote ‘yes’ in the upcoming referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence. “We call on Turkmen people to vote ‘yes’ in the September 25th independence referendum of Kurdistan Region,” Doraid Qoriyali, Deput ...

Barzani to senior US commanders: Referendum vote will not affect the war against terrorism

Waar Media - 2017-08-18 12:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region’s President Masoud Barzani on Thursday urged the US to understand the determination of the people of Kurdistan for holding the independence referendum. Barzani told a visiting delegation of senior US commanders that in the sa ...

Tillerson: Turkey continue to limit rights of religious minorities

Waar Media - 2017-08-16 15:00
WAAR-DUHOK: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday slammed Turkey for continuing to limit the human rights of members of some religious minority groups. Delivering remarks on the release of the State Department’s 2016 Annual Report on Internation ...

Kurds in Denmark to Gather in Support of Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-16 14:38
ERBIL — Kurds in Denmark are preparing an event in the country’s capital of Copenhagen in support of the independence referendum of Kurdistan Region. The event, in which well-known Kurdish singer Shivan Parwar will be singing, is set for 17th September. ...

Iraqi Kurds to defy US in pressing ahead with independence referendum | The Independent

Independent - 2017-08-14 23:36

French Diplomat Urges Kurds to Remain Firm in Holding Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-13 20:58
ERBIL — France’s former Consul General to Erbil, Tissot Frédéric, has urged the Kurdistan Region to not postpone the independence referendum, and proceed with the plan firmly. “I say to my Kurdish brothers to postpone the referendum would be a historic f ...

Diaspora Kurds to Vote Electronically in Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-11 20:25
ERBIL — The people of Kurdistan Region who are currently living abroad would be allowed to vote electronically in the planned independence referendum on 25th September. Karwan Jalal, an official from the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) told ...

US, Baghdad warn against Kurdish independence vote

FOX News - 2017-08-11 03:22
As Iraqi Kurds count down the weeks until their landmark independence referendum, U.S. and Baghdad officials are warning the non-binding vote could be undermine the fight against ISIS. ...

North Korea won’t negotiate on nuclear weapons, will attack US if it takes military action

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 12:51
WAAR-DUHOK: North Korea spurned harsh new U.N. sanctions Monday and threatened to defend itself with nuclear weapons if necessary, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tried to negotiate with North Korea. There was no sign at a major Asian security confer ...

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Green Card winners affected by Trump's travel ban

Rûdaw - 2017-08-05 15:12
lawsuit filed against US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for refusing to issue visas to winners of the US Diversity Visa Program ...

No Phone Conversation Held Between Barzani, US Secretary of State: KRP

BAS News - 2017-08-05 13:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have not held a phone conversation in the past few days, said a spokesperson for the Kurdistan Region Presidency on Saturday. The statement is in response to severa ...

U.S. foreign minister phones Barzani and Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-08-05 11:10
The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has phoned Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in two separate days, the U.S. special envoy to the anti-IS coalition Brett McGurk stated. ...

Tillerson: US-Russia relations may deteriorate further

Waar Media - 2017-08-02 10:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The Russian-US relations are at their historic low and may deteriorate further, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. “As I indicated in my first trip to Moscow in meetings at the Kremlin with President Putin, following those m ...

Exxon hit with $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions while Tillerson was CEO

Waar Media - 2017-07-20 21:50
WAAR-DUHOK: The Treasury Department has fined Exxon Mobil $2 million for violating Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia – while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO. According to a penalty filed today by the Treasury Department, the presidents of ...