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Campaign for independence referendum officially kicks off in Erbil

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Referendum kicks off in Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-09-25 07:36
On Monday at 08:00 am local time, the referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region begins as polling stations open all over the region, including in the disputed territories. ...

Conference Held in Istanbul on Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:48
ISTANBUL — A number of Kurdish academics, journalists and politicians gathered together on Sunday in the Turkish city of Istanbul to participate in a conference organized by the Initiative to Support the Independence Referendum. The conference had the pu ...

Ethnic-Religious Groups in Duhok Campaign for Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-07 12:59
DUHOK — The followers of different religions and ethnicities rallied in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum in Duhok Province on Thursday. Representatives and followers of various ethnic-religious groups, including Muslims, Christians, ...

Spain challenges Catalan independence referendum bid in court

Waar Media - 2017-09-06 19:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The Spanish government asked the country’s top court on Wednesday to nullify a vote in the Catalan parliament over a disputed independence referendum bill. The push from the wealthy northeastern region to hold an independence vote sets Spain ...

[IN PICTURES]: Campaign for Independence Referendum Launched in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-05 11:58
ERBIL— The official campaign for the upcoming referendum on independence of the Kurdistan Region began on Tuesday in Erbil. Kurdistan Region has scheduled an independence referendum for September 25 to allow people in the region to determine their future ...

Independence Referendum Campaigning Starts this Week

BAS News - 2017-09-03 20:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (KIHERC) has set the beginning of the referendum campaign for the upcoming Tuesday. In an official statement released on Sunday, the Electoral Commission said that campaigning starts ...

Gorran attempts to postpone independence referendum: spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-08-30 08:35
The Spokesman for the Change Movement (Gorran) stated that the planned independence referendum of Kurdistan Region would not benefit the citizens of the region and will make many dangers, noting that Gorran attempts to postpone the referendum. ...

8th Kurdistan Intl Film Festival Kicks Off in Erbil Tomorrow

BAS News - 2017-08-25 12:56
EBIL— The Eighth Kurdistan International Film Festival (KIFF) will kick off Saturday in Erbil with Kurdish famous director, Bahman Ghobadi's "A Flag Without A Country." The five-day festival will run under the slogan "Towards Referendum and Independence ...

U.S. Defense Secretary arrives in Erbil city

Waar Media - 2017-08-22 16:45
WAAR-DUHOK: A US delegation including Secretary of Defense James Mattis has landed in the Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil on Tuesday afternoon. It is expected Mattis will meet with Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani. The Kurdistan Region has planned ...

Barzani receives U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis in Erbil city

Waar Media - 2017-08-22 16:45
WAAR-DUHOK: A US delegation including Secretary of Defense James Mattis has landed in the Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil on Tuesday afternoon. Mattis met with Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani today afternoon. The Kurdistan Region has planned a ref ...