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International Campaign Launched in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

International Campaign Launched in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-19 23:40
SULAYMANIYAH — A Kurdish organisation has launched an international campaign in support for the September independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region. The campaign, titled “Long Live Kurdistan”, was kicked off on Saturday in Sulaymaniyah by the Kurdi ...
International Campaign Launched in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence - BAS News

In Pictures: Marivan Int. Street Theatre Festival Launched

BAS News - 2017-09-09 13:48
ERBIL — 12th International Street theatre Festival was kicked off on Saturday in the Iranian Kurdish city of Marivan, northwest of Iran. The event is attended by foreign groups from six countries, according to the secretary of the festival, Fateh Badparv ...

[VIDEO]: Kurdistan’s Independence Rally in Berlin Comes Under Attack

BAS News - 2017-08-21 10:24
BERLIN — An unknown group of people attacked last night the Kurdistan Region’s independence rally organized by the Kurdish diaspora in Berlin, Germany, leaving around 15 people wounded. Kurdish diaspora in Berlin held a rally on Sunday evening in support ...

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. ...

Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum Almost Overdue: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-14 14:29
ERBIL — The referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq should have happened earlier as statehood may never be granted to a nation, but obtained, said Jafar Imniki, Deputy Speaker of Kurdistan Region Parliament. During a symposium in Erbil on ...

Arrest of 10 carrier (innocent civilians) in Oraman, East of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-14 14:23
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association on Saturday 12 August 2017, 10 Kurdish carrier was arrested by a member of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s police force. According to the kmmk report, a noncommissioned officer called “Afradeh” at one of ...

Israel’s Netanyahu in Favour of Kurdistan’s Statehood: Report

BAS News - 2017-08-14 00:10
ERBIL — Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his “positive attitude” towards an independent state of Kurdistan as the Kurds are preparing for a referendum to secede from Iraq. Citing a source, The Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday tha ...

The execution of a prisoner in Khorramabad, East of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-07 10:23
In a report to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association on Saturday 7 August 2017, one prisoner was executed in the Parsilon Prison of Khorramabad. “Hamed Qayed Rahmat ” of the drug offenders who had been transferred to the cell for sentencing to death in t ...

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 ...

International Observers to Oversee Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-26 14:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Independent High Commission of Elections and Referendum have invited international observers to oversee the upcoming independence referendum in Kurdistan Region, an official said. The observers are two ...

US Congressman Supports Kurdistan’s Independence Bid

BAS News - 2017-07-26 11:19
Congressman Trent Franks showed support for Kurds in their fight against terror on behalf of humanity ERBIL — A US Congressman expressed support for the Kurdistan Region’s September vote on secession from Iraq. In an interview with Kurdistan 24, Trent Fr ...

Kurdish Artists Express Support for Kurdistan’s Independence in Zagreb

BAS News - 2017-07-22 10:46
ERBIL — A group of Kurdish artists gathered on Friday in the Croatian capital to participate in an international event and show support for the imminent independence referendum on Kurdistan’s independence. The Kurdish delegation raised the Kurdistan flag ...