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Thousands of Kurds rally in Germany ahead of Kurdistan referendum

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Yezidis Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-22 15:12
DUHOK — The Kurdish Yezidi community organized on Friday a rally in Khanke camp in Duhok Province in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence. Khisho Mirza, head of Yezidis’ Lalish Centre in Sinjar region, told BasNews that the Kurdish Yezidis in Khank ...

Kurds and Arabs of Zummar Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-20 14:37
ERBIL — People in Zummar district, in north-eastern Nineveh Province, organized a rally on Wednesday to show their support for Kurdistan Region’s independence vote, scheduled for September 25. Ahmed Jaafer, mayor of Zummar District, told BasNews that ral ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Referendum Day to Be Celebrated in Mass Wedding

BAS News - 2017-08-26 19:45
ERBIL— Over one hundred youth from the Kurdistan Region has so far registered their names to celebrate their wedding in a mass ceremony on the day of holding the independence referendum of Kurdistan, September 25, 2017. The youth are encouraged by a civi ...

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 ...

Thousands of Iraqi Civilians Fleeing Tel Afar Assisted by UN

BAS News - 2017-08-22 16:32
ERBIL, (UNAMI) — IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s emergency teams are responding to thousands of civilians fleeing Tal Afar since the launch of the military campaign to retake the city from IS on August 20th. In cooperation with the Government of Iraq and ...

Some Kurdistan Region parties would prevent referendum: official

KurdPress - 2017-08-22 13:37
A member of the Iraqi parliament’s foreign relation commission claimed that there are political parties in Kurdistan Region, in the north of Iraq, and they would not allow the region and its President Masoud Barzani to hold the scheduled referendum. ...

Ocalan isolated: thousands taking to streets in Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-08-21 13:58
a few minutes ago, a massive demonstration in the region of Afrin where thousands of people from the region have taken to streets to denounce the isolation imposed on the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocalan ...

Erdogan Tells Turks in Germany to Vote Against Merkel

Waar Media - 2017-08-20 17:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was an enemy of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against her and other major parties in next month’s elections. The comments are some of Erdoga ...

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. ...

Two Civilians Wounded in Iranian Bombardments against Kurdistan Borders

BAS News - 2017-08-12 18:57
ERBIL— The Iranian artillery bombardments against the Kurdistan Region's borders on Saturday left behind two civilians wounded. The shelling continues in the mountainous areas of Haji Omaran district of Erbil (called Balakayati) which is now overrun by n ...

Kurdistan Region would not postpone referendum: Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-08-10 10:07
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said in a meeting with the region’s Muslim clerics on Wednesday, August 9, that the region cannot and will not postpone a planned referendum if those who asked to postpone it don’t have a stronger alternative. ...