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Kurdistan independence: One day in September could wreak havoc in the Middle East - Iraq - Haaretz.com

Kurdistan independence: One day in September could wreak havoc in the Middle East - Iraq - Haaretz.com - Haaretz

Kurdish Official Responds to Maliki’s Statement Against Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-18 12:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament’s Deputy Speaker, Jaafer Emniki, strongly responded to the recent statement of Iraqi VP Nouri al-Maliki who has said they would not allow a “second Israel” to be created in the Middle East, in reference to Kurdistan Re ...

Independent Kurdistan Would Enhance Stability: Israeli Official

BAS News - 2017-09-13 00:19
ERBIL — An independent Kurdistan would contribute to stability in the Middle East, an Israeli official said during a conference in Washington on Tuesday. Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Major General Yair Gola ...

This Is How Trump Can Earn a Rare Win in the Middle East

The Kurdish Project - 2017-09-06 05:52
The following article was originally published in Politico Magazine. When President Donald Trump looks out at the world these days, he must see challenges from all sides: a belligerent North Korea, an underhanded Russia, an ascendant China and a beleague ...

Barzani: People of Kurdistan Need Independence to Live in Peace

BAS News - 2017-08-26 18:37
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani called on the Kurdistani diaspora to vote "yes" in the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, which will take place on September 25 this year. A large festival to back the independence vote was l ...

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 ...

US Should End One-Iraq Policy: General Garner

BAS News - 2017-07-28 17:23
ERBIL — The Sykes–Picot Agreement which has defined the current political borders in the Middle East, has ended with the Kurds this time deserving a state of their own, a US retired US army general. During a symposium happening in Washington with the att ...