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Barzani: Kurdistan Region's Future with Iraq Is Blurred

Barzani: Kurdistan Region's Future with Iraq Is Blurred

BAS News - 2017-08-22 16:12
ERBIL— The plan for running the independence referendum of Kurdistan will not be reverted and the appeal to hold the vote is substantiated by the Iraqi constitution, stated Kurdistan Region President on Tuesday. Nearly one month prior to run the vote (on ...
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Barzani: No Alternatives to Independence Referendum So far

BAS News - 2017-09-20 16:22
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated that Erbil is open to an alternative for its planned independence referendum if it could meet Kurdistan Region’s demands, but such a proposal is yet to be put forward. During a massive rally in ...

Maliki on Kurdistan’s Independence: Creation of Second Israel Not Allowed

BAS News - 2017-09-18 03:55
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Shi’ite politician and former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said in a meeting with the US Ambassador to Iraq that he will not allow the creation of a “second Israel” in northern Iraq, referring to an anticipated Kurdistan state. He tol ...

Barzani to UN Envoy: Referendum Will Not Be Postponed

BAS News - 2017-09-11 18:24
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President restated on Monday that the vote on the independence of the Kurdistan Region will be held as scheduled on 25th September. President Barzani received the Special Representative of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubis on ...

It's a Shame to Stay with Iraq: Yezidi Official

BAS News - 2017-09-10 17:11
ERBIL— The officials and personalities of the ethno-religious Yezidi community in Iraq state the Yezidi people yearn for a life with no more catastrophes and have pinned their entire hope on the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. This time ...

Barzani: Blood of Martyrs Will Not Go to Waste

BAS News - 2017-08-31 16:39
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated on Thursday that through the sacrifices made by martyrs, Kurdistan will attain independence. In a message for congratulating Eid al-Adha (falling on Friday), Barzani wrote to the families of the ...

Kirkuk Decides to Participate in Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-08-29 11:40
KIRKUK — The Kurdish city of Kirkuk which is outside Kurdistan Region’s administration agreed to take part in the upcoming referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq. The provincial council of Kirkuk held a session on Tuesday during which 24 ...

Turkish PM: Kurdistan Referendum Will Not Incite War in the Region

BAS News - 2017-08-25 10:37
ERBIL —Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Friday disapproved of the claims that the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region will incite a new war in the region. Some opposition party leaders and nationalists in Turkey alleged the vote will ...

U.S. Defense Secretary arrives in Erbil city

Waar Media - 2017-08-22 16:45
WAAR-DUHOK: A US delegation including Secretary of Defense James Mattis has landed in the Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil on Tuesday afternoon. It is expected Mattis will meet with Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani. The Kurdistan Region has planned ...

Barzani receives U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis in Erbil city

Waar Media - 2017-08-22 16:45
WAAR-DUHOK: A US delegation including Secretary of Defense James Mattis has landed in the Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil on Tuesday afternoon. Mattis met with Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani today afternoon. The Kurdistan Region has planned a ref ...

Some Kurdistan Region parties would prevent referendum: official

KurdPress - 2017-08-22 13:37
A member of the Iraqi parliament’s foreign relation commission claimed that there are political parties in Kurdistan Region, in the north of Iraq, and they would not allow the region and its President Masoud Barzani to hold the scheduled referendum. ...

Barzani: Iraq Has Violated Partnership in All Stages of the Country

BAS News - 2017-08-19 16:04
Barzani met with a delegation from the Association of Arab Universities ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani emphasized that Kurdistan Region’s people are weary of repeating the past failed experiences with Iraq as the principle of partnersh ...

U.S. Highlights Kurdistan Region’s Treatment of Minority Groups

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-17 19:35
The following article was originally published in Rudaw. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The US State Department acknowledged that the Kurdistan Region has remained a place of protection for minority communities from Iraq in a recent report, while noting chall ...

Barzani: We will not delay Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-08-09 14:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan referendum is for independence and will not be postponed, said Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani in a gathering on Wednesday with Islamic scholars. “We do not mock our nation and will not delay the [referendum],” said Barzani in a ...