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Russian Companies Eye Investment in Kurdistan: Official

Russian Companies Eye Investment in Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:53
ERBIL—The Russian companies hope to invest in and develop trade exchange with the Kurdistan Region, stated the representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to Moscow. Speaking to BasNews on Wednesday, Khoshawi Mala Ibrahim said following RussNe ...
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Barzani: Rights of All Components Will Be Preserved in Kurdistan State

BAS News - 2017-09-12 15:16
President Barzani visited Kirkuk and met with the components of the city KIRKUK — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani visited Kirkuk Province on Tuesday to address the components of the province about the upcoming referendum on independence. In a m ...

NGO Calls on PYD to Free Kurdish Political Leaders

BAS News - 2017-09-11 16:30
ERBIL—An organization affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Syria on Monday issued a statement in which it appealed to the ruling Kurdish party to release opposition leaders and members. Afrin organization urged Democratic Union Party (PYD ...

29 People from Kurdistan Diagnosed with AIDS: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-09-09 18:00
ERBIL— In the course of the past 31 years some 29 people from the Kurdistan Region have been diagnosed with AIDS, said the spokesperson for Kurdistan Ministry of Health. Speaking to BasNews on Saturday, Dr. Khals Qader, said since the beginning of 2017, ...

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 ...

DNO joins ExxonMobil on Bashiqa license in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-09 12:42
(World Oil) — the Norwegian oil and gas operator (DNO) has announced an agreement with ExxonMobil to join the Bashiqa license in the Kurdistan Region. According to World Oil, DNO will assume operatorship of the license with a 40% paying (32% net) interes ...

Nineveh Arab Tribes Urge Arabs to Vote in Favor of Independent Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-07 17:39
ERBIL— The Arab tribes of Nineveh province call for participating in Kurdistan independence referendum and voting in favor of statehood for Kurdistan, warning against any pressure to boycott the process. In a statement, the spokesperson of tribes, Muzahm ...

Russia to Relocate Its Embassy in Baghdad for Security Measures

BAS News - 2017-09-06 14:01
ERBIL — Russian authorities are now in negotiations with the Iraqi counterparts to soon change the location of its embassy in the capital city of Baghdad due to serious security threats, an official said. “The negotiations to provide Russia with a new si ...

Nearly 5.5 Million Eligible to Vote in Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-04 17:49
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Independence High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) expects that approximately 5.5 million people are eligible to vote in the Kurdistan independence referendum. Sherwan Zrar, IHERC spokesperson stated that the number i ...

UK Minister of State in Erbil to Discuss Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-04 01:21
ERBIL — A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials. Alistai ...

Turkey, Iran Annually Export $15 Billion to Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-30 21:56
He refutes reports over closing borders due to Kurdistan independence vote ERBIL— The volume of Turkish and Iranian exports into the Kurdistan Region stands at 15 billion USD annually, said a related official, stressing the neighbors will not close down ...

Over 150 IS Militants Killed by Peshmerga near Tel Afar: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-29 16:37
ERBIL—In the past two weeks, the Islamic State (IS) militants lost over 150 members in Tel Afar while confronting Kurdistan Peshmerga forces, said the deputy for Peshmerga Chief of Staff. Speaking to BasNews on Tuesday, Salar Mohammad Jabari said the Isl ...

Ancient Sites of Raprin to Go on Google Earth

BAS News - 2017-08-24 21:54
ERBIL—The entire ancient and archeological sites within Raprin administrative area (Sulaimaniyah province) will be registered in Google Earth program, a related official stated. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Barzan Bayiz, Raprin archeology director, s ...

KDP and Gorran to Discuss Reconvening Parliament, Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-21 10:24
A KDP delegation is set to meet with Gorran today at 11am ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) are set to hold a bilateral meeting today at Gorran’s headquarters in Sulaymaniyah to discuss reconvening the parliament and t ...

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 ...

KDP, Gorran, KIG to Meet This Week

BAS News - 2017-08-19 10:41
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is said to hold meetings this week with the Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) in hopes of finding a solution to their prolonged political disputes. Nouri Hama Ali, a leading member of KDP, ...

Gorran and KDP Likely to Make New Agreement: Gorran Official

BAS News - 2017-08-17 18:37
ERBIL— Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet to settle their issues and there is a chance that they also work out a new agreement, said a Gorran official. In a statement to BasNews on Thursday, Sheikh Omar Kakahama, ...