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Swedish Ruling Party Voices Support for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-19 18:47
ERBIL— The Social Democratic Party of Sweden on Tuesday voiced support for the imminent referendum on independence of the Kurdistan Region (due on Monday), according to media reports. The issue of Kurdistan referendum was on the agenda of the discussions ...

Israeli PM repeats his country’s support for independent Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 13:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his country’s support for the establishment of a state for the people of Kurdistan on Tuesday, making him the first head of state to support a “legitimate” process for Kurdistan’s independen ...

Kobani expresses support for Rojhilat uprising

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
The institutions of Democratic Autonomous Administration and the Democratic Society Movement in the canton of Kobani released a statement expressing their support for the uprising of the people in Rojhilat Kurdistan "the people who aspire to freedom canno ...

US refuses Turkey permission to use Pakistani pilots for F-16 training

Waar Media - 2017-08-30 14:05
WAAR-DUHOK: The US has rejected a Turkish proposal to use Pakistani pilots for F-16 training, the Cumhuriyet daily reported on Monday, based on an article written by a pro-government columnist. According to the article by Mehmet Acet, the government purg ...

Turkey-Backed FSA Attacks US Forces in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-29 23:10
ERBIL — the US forces fighting against the so-called Islamic State (IS) came under direct attack near the positions of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the Syrian city of Manbij, a Pentagon official said on Tuesday. The US forces reportedly re ...

IRGC Rejects Iran-Turkey Joint Military Plan Against PKK

BAS News - 2017-08-22 17:04
ERBIL — Iran’s Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) refused on Tuesday to carry out any joint operations with Turkey against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) outside its borders. After the visit of chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces to Ankara, the Tu ...

US Defense Secretary Mattis arrives in Baghdad

KurdPress - 2017-08-22 10:43
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday, August 22, on an unannounced visit to discuss war against the Islamic State (IS) with the US and Iraqi officials. ...

US Support for Peshmerga Continues: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-16 13:07
ERBIL — The US-led coalition continues its support for the Kurdistan Region and it will proceed with the reforming and reorganising process of the Peshmerga ministry. Jabar Yawar, the Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga Ministry, said on Wednesday that he re ...

Barzani, US State Secretary Discuss Referendum, Ties

BAS News - 2017-08-11 17:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and US State Secretary Rex Tillerson discussed during a phone conversation on Thursday the latest political developments including an imminent referendum on Kurdistan’s independence. According to a press ...