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Kurdish Journalists Launches March to Support Independence Referendum

Kurdish Journalists Launches March to Support Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-21 19:41
ERBIL— A Kurdish journalist from Duhok has launched a march to support the independence referendum of Kurdistan. Ranj Omar is set to cross 600 km distance between the cities of Duhok and Sulaimaniyah on foot and in 30 days. He told BasNews he hopes his m ...
Kurdish Journalists Launches March to Support Independence Referendum - BAS News

“Women are makers of life, can consolidate their role even in war”

ANHA - 2017-09-17 12:59
NAJIBIR OSMAN-MEDIA HANAN MANBIJ– Syrian activist and director Suheir Sarmini said that women even in war conditions can consolidate their role and prove their presence in society, because she is the maker of life and in north Syria areas, women have pro ...

UK Minister of State in Erbil to Discuss Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-04 01:21
ERBIL — A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials. Alistai ...

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 ...

Barzani to EU Amb: Referendum Decision Unwavering

BAS News - 2017-08-24 17:15
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's independence referendum has priority over all the other causes and the decision to hold the vote on 25th of September this year is unwavering, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated Thursday. Today the EU Ambassador to ...

Barzani to EU, UK, German Envoys: No Turning Back on Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-24 16:22
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has reiterated Erbil’s stance on holding the independence referendum in September during a meeting with foreign envoys in Erbil, a senior official said. The Kurdish president received the Ambassador of EU ...

Abadi Urges Kurdistan To Cancel Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-22 20:17
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday urged Kurdistan Region authorities to "seriously" reconsider plans to hold independence referendum and cancel the vote. In his weekly address, Abadi commented on the recent visit of Kurdistan referen ...

People in Nineveh Plain Preparing for Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-17 15:09
NINEVEH — The population of Sinjar, Zummar and Bashiqa regions in Nineveh Plain have begun preparations for the upcoming independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, demanding the vote to be held on the scheduled date. Wais Naif, head of Sinjar Mayor ...

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. ...

All-round discrimination in the cities of eastern Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-09 00:28
According to a brief report by the Kurdish Human Rights Population, the discrimination practiced in eastern Kurdistan is not only about increasing unemployment and execution, and the killings of carrier and mines, and the victims of the people and the ove ...