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UK Envoy Discussing Reactivation of Kurdistan Parliament with Gorran

UK Envoy Discussing Reactivation of Kurdistan Parliament with Gorran

BAS News - 2017-08-23 12:21
SULAYMANIYAH — British Ambassador to Iraq has met with the Change Movement (Gorran) to discuss the reactivation of Kurdistan Region parliament. On his official twitter account, Frank Baker said he had “fruitful” meeting with the party’s General Coordinat ...
UK Envoy Discussing Reactivation of Kurdistan Parliament with Gorran - BAS News

Iranian FM Zarif, UN special envoy for Iraq discuss Kurdistan Region referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-19 08:52
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the United Nations special envoy for Iraq, Yan Kubish, discussed the upcoming referendum of Kurdistan Region in meeting with in New York on Monday, September 19. ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets Kuwaiti envoy in the Kurdistan Region

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-18 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Mr. Omar Al-Kandari, the Consul General of the State of Kuwait in Erbil. In the meeting, the Kuwaiti envoy reiterated his desire to strengthen bilateral relations ...

Kurdistan Region President meets with US Secretary of Defense

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with a senior American delegation headed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Erbil. According to the official website of the Kurdistan Region Presidency, P ...

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 ...

Committee Drafting Constitution for "State of Kurdistan": KDP Official

BAS News - 2017-08-28 19:05
ERBIL— A committee assigned to draft the constitution for the "State of Kurdistan" has already launched its mission, said a member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s politburo. Addressing the audience at the Panel of the Roadmap to the State of Kurdis ...

DFR: Ukraine, Sri Lanka to open honorary consulates in Erbil

Waar Media - 2017-08-28 13:16
WAAR-DUHOK: The head of the Kurdistan Region’s Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Falah Mustafa, posted on his official Facebook account that the federal government of Iraq has approved both countries’ requests to open honorary consulates in Erbil. “ ...

The Malekshahi district of Ilam, east of Kurdistan, faces a crisis of water shortage

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-28 01:43
Following the news of the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the city of Malekshahi, Ilam, with a population of about 50,000 people, despite the existence of vast resources, is struggling with the problems of drinking water crisis. These residents have t ...

[IN PICTURES]: Kurds in Mardin, Turkey Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-27 10:31
MARDIN — Kurds in Mardin Province in Turkey’s Kurdish southeast organized on Saturday a rally in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq. On Saturday evening, a large number of people in Mardin gathered in Kosar area in the city to show thei ...

Kurdistan Endured Years of Failed Federalism with Baghdad: Barzani’s Advisor

BAS News - 2017-08-22 23:49
ERBIL — Senior assistant to the President of the Kurdistan Region, Hemin Hawrami, said in an interview for ValdaiClub on Tuesday, that the independence referendum will give the right to the people to decide their future. During the interview, Hawrami poi ...

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 ...

The Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Shelled the border region of Kurdistan Region

Kurdpa - 2017-08-22 10:23
Kurdpa agency: The Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Shelled the borders of Kurdistan Region again. ...

KDP agrees to meeting with Gorran on Monday

Rûdaw - 2017-08-20 18:16
meeting with Gorran was decided on in KDP's politburo meeting on Sunday ...

Barzani Calls on US to Understand Determination of People of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-08-17 17:37
ERBIL— 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 same wa ...

Member of Kurdistan Referendum delegation in Baghdad: Erbil prepared to postpone referendum“for a short time” if Baghdad agrees to another date

Waar Media - 2017-08-17 12:54
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan referendum delegation in Baghdad has taken a softer line when they met with Iraq’s ruling Shiite National Alliance on Wednesday, saying they are prepared to delay the referendum “for a short time” if Baghdad, under the auspices ...

Continuation of Corps arbitrary arrests in Sardasht, East of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-16 18:07
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report, on Tuesday 15 August 2017, Taymour Khezrpour, 45 years old, and son of Mustafa , were arrested at 2 afternoon in Halabjah Street, Sardasht. According to eyewitnesses and local sources, a white Sa ...

Referendum delegation from Kurdistan meets with Iraqi VP Nouri al-Maliki

Rûdaw - 2017-08-16 14:24
The delegation also met with Iraqi parliament speaker and a Hashd commander ...

It is not right time for Kurdistan referendum: UK Ambassador to Iraq

KurdPress - 2017-08-03 11:22
Iraqi Vice President Osama Nujaifi’s press office cited Frank Baker, UK's Ambassador to Iraq, as saying in a meeting between the two sides on Wednesday, August 2, that it is not the right time for Kurdistan Region to hold the referendum of independence. ...

Kurdistan Region hopes to reactivate parliament in two weeks

KurdPress - 2017-07-31 10:20
Senior assistant to Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, Hemin Hawrami, said on Sunday that the region hopes that the parliament will meet again on August 15, and that all preparations for holding a Kurdish independence referendum on 25 September wi ...

Kurdistan Region delegation to discuss referendum with Baghdad

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 08:19
Kurdistan Region’s High Committee of Referendum will convene this week to form delegations for talks with Baghdad and the regional countries over the forthcoming independence referendum of the autonomous region in the north of Iraq. ...

Kurdistan to Form Delegation to Discuss Referendum with Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-07-24 14:14
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s High Committee of Referendum will convene this week to form delegations for talks with Baghdad and the regional countries over the forthcoming independence referendum of Kurdistan. Wahida Yaqu Hormuz, a member of the referendum ...