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Hawija Operation Won’t Impact Independence Referendum: Official

Hawija Operation Won’t Impact Independence Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:06
KIKRUK — Hawija operation will not have a negative impact on the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum set to happen on September 25, Kamal Kirkuki, Commander of Peshmerga Forces on Kirkuk’s western front said on Wednesday. Kirkuki told BasNews “Lib ...
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With attendance more than 100,000 people, Erbil Independence rally starts

Waar Media - 2017-09-22 19:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurds gathered in Erbil on Friday to hold a massive rally in support of a “Yes” vote for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for Sep. 25. Tens of thousands of people have attended the rally as the number continues to incr ...

Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum Certain to Happen: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:19
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region’s Referendum Council said that they will continue the dialogue with Baghdad over the disputes, reiterating that the independence vote will be held on time. Mohamad Elkhani, a member of Kurdistan’s High Referendum ...

Iraqi Parliament votes against Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to oppose Kurdistan independence referendum planned to hold this month prompting a walkout by Kurdish lawmakers. Speaker Salim al-Juburi, a Sunni Arab, said the vote required the government to “take all s ...

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 ...

Moscow Will Assess Results of Kurdistan’s Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-09 11:19
ERBIL — Russian deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday that Moscow will assess the outcome of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum after it happens. Bogdanov said that Russia will assess the results of Kurdistan’s independence refe ...

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 ...

Iran warns Kirkuk over joining Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
TEHRAN,— Iran on Wednesday warned the Iraqi province of Kirkuk against taking part in next month’s Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, saying it is “wrong, provocative and unacceptable”. A statement from the foreign ministry described as “dangerous” ...

[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 ...

Iraqi National Alliance to visit Kurdistan Region over referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-04 15:05
A member of the Kurdistan Region’s High Referendum Council, Majid Bazrgan said on Sunday, September 4, that a delegation from the Iraqi Shia National Alliance is set to visit the region this week for talks on the independence referendum, NRT reported. ...

Planned Kurdish Referendum on Independence Unsettles Iraqis, U.S.

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-08-30 18:13
A referendum on Kurdistan’s independence, set for Sept. 25, has Baghdad and Washington concerned over political consequences, and Arabs displaced in fight against Islamic State worried they won’t be allowed to go home. ...

Kurdistan Region’s senior delegation discusses referendum with Iraqi PM

Waar Media - 2017-08-15 12:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region’s senior delegation on independence referendum concluded late on Monday a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad. Erbil’s delegation expressed Kurdistan Region’s firmness on its decision to hold the refe ...