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Kurds vow to move on independence referendum despite pressures to delay - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Kurds vow to move on independence referendum despite pressures to delay - Middle East - Jerusalem Post - Jpost

KRG doubles down on independence vote after Baghdad meeting / Omar Sattar

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 11:12
The Kurdish delegation's visit to the Iraqi capital Aug. 14 failed to change the declared stances on the Kurdistan region independence referendum scheduled for Sept. 25, but did set the stage for future dialogue to discuss the relationship between Baghdad ...

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 ...

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 ( ...

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. ...

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 ...

Part of PUK, Gorran Work to Postpone Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-25 11:03
ERBIL — Influential factions within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and Change Movement (Gorran) are now working to delay the independence referendum which is set to be held on 25th September this year. Earlier on June 7th, Kurdistan Region President Ma ...