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

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

Barzani urges US to support Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-09-18 11:04
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani urged the United States, in a message to a rally of Kurds in the US, to “stand by the people of Kurdistan.” ...

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 ...

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. ...

Kurdish Red Crescent opens a free clinic in the al-Tapqa

ANHA - 2017-08-28 10:12
The Kurdish Red Crescent, Kobani’s branch, has opened a clinic in al-Tabqa National Hospital to provide free treatment in support of the health sector in the city, and has managed to treat 9 cases since its opening, in a move that will help the hospital t ...

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 ...

Leaving school more than 40 girls students in city of Bijar

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-23 00:04
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, more than 40 female students have left school in the new year of 2017, in Bijar, east of Kurdistan, due to financial poverty and lack of facilities and did not enroll for the new academic ...

[VIDEO]: Kurdistan’s Independence Rally in Berlin Comes Under Attack

BAS News - 2017-08-21 10:24
BERLIN — An unknown group of people attacked last night the Kurdistan Region’s independence rally organized by the Kurdish diaspora in Berlin, Germany, leaving around 15 people wounded. Kurdish diaspora in Berlin held a rally on Sunday evening in support ...

Fire in 18 area of functions the city Dersim in northern Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-16 22:44
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, 18 different districts and forests in the city of Dersim and its suburbs in northern Kurdistan have been burned. The report further states that the ongoing flares in the city of Dersim and its surroundi ...

Christians Will Vote in Favor of Kurdistan’s Independence: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-07 15:17
ERBIL — The Christian population of the Kurdistan Region supports the independence for the region and will vote ‘yes’ in September 25th referendum on Kurdistan’s secession from Iraq, said a Christian official from Ankawa district, western Erbil. Ano Anka ...

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 ...