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The August 31 Barzani’s betrayal: Occupation of Erbil with Saddam’s tanks

The August 31 Barzani’s betrayal: Occupation of Erbil with Saddam’s tanks - E-Kurd

The History of Kurdish Language

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-09-11 11:34
The unprejudiced academics that study Kurdish history are united in the view that the Kurds are an ancient race (1). The Kurds have lived for many thousands of year’s -even longer than written documentation can reflect-in a land that has been described as ...

Prime Minister Barzani’s message on Eid al-Adha

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, issued the following message: On the occasion of Eid al-Adha I extend my best wishes to the families of our martyrs and congratulate all Mu ...

Massoud Barzani says Kurds could consider delay of vote with guarantees

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Barzani says he will resign if people vote against independence HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Massoud Barzani said a postponement to Kurdistan referendum on independence could be considered if the Iraqi government and the international communit ...

Behind the scenes at Iraqi Kurdistan’s school for Sufis

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A school in Iraqi Kurdistan trains novice clerics in a form of Islamic mysticism called Naqshbandi. Rules are strict here, the teachers say, but they have nothing to do with extremism. A skinny ten-year-old roams the ...

Iranian cleric meets Nouri al-Maliki, says IS is a US trick

KurdPress - 2017-09-02 09:48
Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi said in a meeting with Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki on Thursday, August 31, that the that US claim of fighting against the Islamic State (IS) is a lie, describing it ...

SDF declare MMC commander Abu Amjad’s martyrdom

ANHA - 2017-08-30 10:37
The Syrian Democratic Forces’ general command declared the martyrdom of the Manbij Military Council’s commander Adnan Abu Amjad in a statement on Tuesday evening. ...

Afghanistan Again: What’s Different This Time

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-08-29 22:19
On August 21, President Donald Trump outlined his strategy for U.S. engagement in Afghanistan. While fully admitting his reluctance to increase current levels of support for the Afghan government and army, the president identified America’s core interest ...

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 ...

KDP and Gorran to Meet on Monday

BAS News - 2017-08-20 11:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) are set to hold a bilateral meeting on Monday to discuss the political disagreements. Arif Roushdi, a senior advisor to KDP’s politburo, confirmed the report to BasNews and said th ...

Kurdish delegation is not to win Baghdad’s accord to referendum: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-08-10 13:14
A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated that a delegation from the Kurdistan Region is to visit Baghdad, clarifying that the aim of the delegation is not to satisfy the central government of Iraq to accord with the Kurdish region’s planned ...

Nechrivan Barzani: KDP Has No Preconditions for Reactivating Parliament

BAS News - 2017-08-08 19:48
ERBIL— Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has set no preconditions for calling Kurdistan Parliament back into session, said KDP Vice President Nechirvan Barzani. Barzani addressed a joint press conference with Mulla Bakhtiyar form the politburo of the Patr ...