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UK to support Erbil-Baghdad discussions up until '25th of September'

UK to support Erbil-Baghdad discussions up until \'25th of September\' - Rûdaw

Leyla Zana Urges UN SG to Support Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-24 23:27
ERBIL — Leyla Zana, a prominent Kurdish lawmaker from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey, urged the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to show support for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for the 25th of September. ...

KDP and PUK to Meet, Discuss Reactivation of Parliament

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet in the upcoming days for discussions over the reactivation of Kurdistan Region Parliament, and official said. The two major parties will hold the meeting ...

Threats Likely to Continue in Post-IS Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-06 11:38
ERBIL — The threats challenging Iraq may not be brawn to a close by even the final defeat of Islamic State (IS) due to a prolonged complicated situation in the country, said Iraqi Vice President Ayad Alawi. The issues pertaining to millions of internally ...

KNK appeals to Kurdish people to support Rojhilat Kurdistan

ANHA - 2017-09-06 11:26
The Kurdistan Patriotic Congress of (KNK) denounced the practices of the Iranian regime against the Kurdish people in Rojhilat Kurdistan (East Kurdistan), and appealed to all the Kurds to support the demonstrations of the people of the cities of Banê, Mer ...

Leaflets Promoting Kurdistan Independence to Be Airdropped in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-09-05 17:24
ERBIL— A non-governmental organization will disseminate one million leaflets, which promote voting in favor of the independence of Kurdistan Region from Iraq, to Duhok residents. In a statement to BasNews on Tuesday, Hersh Rashid, the chairman of the Man ...

Dozens of IS Militants in Tel Afar Surrender to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-29 18:12
ERBIL— Fleeing with their families, tens of Islamic State (IS) members gave themselves in to the Peshmerga forces on Tuesday, according to a report. Iraqi al-Sumaria news cited an informed source from Kurdistan Peshmerga forces as saying the IS members a ...

Russia And Saudi Arabia Plan To Extend Outputs Cuts Through June

Waar Media - 2017-08-29 16:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil producers in Russia and Saudi Arabia are pushing to extend the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) production cuts until June of next year, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal. The deal, which lowers the ...

French Defense, Foreign Ministers to Visit Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-26 12:43
ERBIL — After they arrived in Baghdad earlier today, the French defense and foreign ministers are expected to visit Erbil to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Defense Minister Florence Par ...

Over 100,000 Tourists Expected to Visit Erbil on Eid al-Adha

BAS News - 2017-08-23 14:34
ERBIL — Thousands of tourists from central and southern provinces of Iraq are expected to visit Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil during the upcoming Eid al-Adha. Erbil acting mayor, Nabaz Abdulwahid, estimates nearly 105,000 people to visit touristic att ...

Turkey Supports Continued Talks Between Erbil, Baghdad: FM

BAS News - 2017-08-23 11:44
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that the Kurdistan Region has the right to seek its rights from the central government in Baghdad, and that Ankara supports the current talks between the sides. During a press conference ...

Pentagon Chief to Visit Erbil on Tuesday

BAS News - 2017-08-22 11:05
ERBIL — US Secretary of Defence James Mattis is scheduled to visit Kurdistan Region after concluding his visit to Baghdad on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Peshmerga Ministry said. “The US senior military delegation will arrive in Erbil later today and ...

Kurdish Journalists Launches March to Support Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-21 19:41
ERBIL— A Kurdish journalist from Duhok has launched a march to support the independence referendum of Kurdistan. Ranj Omar is set to cross 600 km distance between the cities of Duhok and Sulaimaniyah on foot and in 30 days. He told BasNews he hopes his m ...

MP Henry Smith: UK to Face New Realities If Kurds Vote for Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-15 11:11
ERBIL — UK parliament member Henry Smith, who is also a vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kurdistan, stated that there is “logic and justice” in an independent Kurdistan and that Kurds have the right to negotiate statehood with Ba ...