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Support of Kurdish Diaspora for Referendum is Significant: Representative

Support of Kurdish Diaspora for Referendum is Significant: Representative

BAS News - 2017-08-26 15:37
COLOGNE — On the 26th of August in the German city of Cologne the Kurdish Community in Germany (Kurdische Gemeinde Deutschland) expects around 30,000 people to gather together in support of the independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region, set to be h ...
Support of Kurdish Diaspora for Referendum is Significant: Representative - BAS News

KIG Leader Invites People to Head to Polling Stations

BAS News - 2017-09-25 10:19
ERBIL — The leader of the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) Ali Bapir cast his vote in the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region early Monday morning, calling on all to participate in the plebiscite “enthusiastically.” “This is a historic day for d ...

With attendance more than 100,000 people, Erbil Independence rally starts

Waar Media - 2017-09-22 19:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurds gathered in Erbil on Friday to hold a massive rally in support of a “Yes” vote for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for Sep. 25. Tens of thousands of people have attended the rally as the number continues to incr ...

80,000 People to Be Displaced in Battle of Hawija: Report

BAS News - 2017-09-04 18:49
ERBIL— The civilians in central Hawija and its surrounding areas will be used by the Islamic State (IS) militants as human shields in the battle to retake the town from the extremists, said Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. The non-governmental organiz ...

Iraqi National Alliance to visit Kurdistan Region over referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-04 15:05
A member of the Kurdistan Region’s High Referendum Council, Majid Bazrgan said on Sunday, September 4, that a delegation from the Iraqi Shia National Alliance is set to visit the region this week for talks on the independence referendum, NRT reported. ...

Kurdistani diaspora can register now for Referendum E-vote

Waar Media - 2017-09-02 10:20
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdish population living abroad is now allowed to register online in order to be able later to vote in Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum. Available in three languages, the website provides the diaspora voters with a unique Usern ...

Kurdish Diaspora Can Register Now for Referendum E-vote

BAS News - 2017-09-01 13:52
ERBIL — The Kurdish population living abroad is now allowed to register online in order to be able later to vote in Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum. Available in three languages, the website provides the diaspora voters with a unique Username ...

Tel Abyad tribes meet in support of federal elections

ANHA - 2017-08-28 16:23
Dozens of Arabic, Kurdish and Turkmen tribal notables (Girê Sipî), a number of leaders of the People and Women Protection Units and leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces are in a tent erected in support of the federal election. ...

Arrest of Kurdish girl in the Bane

Hengaw - 2017-08-25 03:00
Hengaw: a human rights news agency reported that a Kurdish woman, Sara Rostami, 28, was arrested on August 21 by the Iranian The post Arrest of Kurdish girl in the Bane appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

The ambiguity of the fate of the Sunni prisoner, “Seyed Jamal Mousavi”

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-21 22:41
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report, a Sunni prisoner of Kurdish religion sentenced to death in the “Seyyed Jamal Musavi” detained in Raja’i prison in Karaj, from Wednesday 16 August 2017, is not available for any information regard ...

International Campaign Launched in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-19 23:40
SULAYMANIYAH — A Kurdish organisation has launched an international campaign in support for the September independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region. The campaign, titled “Long Live Kurdistan”, was kicked off on Saturday in Sulaymaniyah by the Kurdi ...

A Few Turkish Troops Wounded in Northern Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-08-07 12:54
A planted bomb, belonging to Iraqi Baath regime, exploded ERBIL — The explosion of a planted bomb near Zakho city in northern Kurdistan Region led to a number of injuries among the Turkish troops in border areas of northern Kurdistan Region. Mohamad Hasa ...

Yezidis Seeking Their Areas to Be Part of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-08-03 15:52
SINJAR — On the 3rd anniversary of Sinjar attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants , the Kurdish Yezidi minority in the city of Sinjar is seeking for their areas to be part of the Kurdistan Region. Mahma Khalil, mayor of Sinjar region, told BasNews tha ...