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Kurdistan MPs Reassure Finish Counterparts about Timing of Referendum

Kurdistan MPs Reassure Finish Counterparts about Timing of Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-08 11:20
ERBIL— Lawmakers from the ruling party of Finland will defend holding the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region in the meeting of their party, the Center Party, said a lawmaker from the Kurdistan Parliament. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) off ...
Kurdistan MPs Reassure Finish Counterparts about Timing of Referendum - BAS News

KDP on Passing of Talabani: We Lost a Friend

BAS News - 2017-10-03 22:04
ERBIL — With the passing of Jalal Talabani, the Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and former president of Iraq, Kurds have lost a prominent politician, said the politburo of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Tuesday. After yea ...

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 ...

Parliament Reactivation Even Without Gorran: PUK Lawmaker

BAS News - 2017-09-06 14:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s parliament should be called back into session even without the Change Movement (Gorran) if the party does not take a step forward in the process, said a Kurdish lawmaker for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). “If Gorran wi ...

Kurdistan Electoral Commission Releases Sample of Referendum Ballot

BAS News - 2017-09-06 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) has released a sample for the imminent independence referendum. The ballot contains one question wording in Kurdish, Arabic, Turkmen and Syriac languages, with two options of "Yes" and "No ...

Developing PKK kidnapping story concerns KRG officials / Fazel Hawramy

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 09:07
Information on the reported seizure of two Turkish spies by members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the city of Sulaimaniyah on Aug. 3 is scarce, as Turkey stays silent and the PKK and the Iraqi Kurds refrain from divulging details about what ha ...

Kurdistan Region President meets with US Secretary of Defense

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with a senior American delegation headed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Erbil. According to the official website of the Kurdistan Region Presidency, P ...

IS Besieged by Pshmerga in Hamrin Basin: Commander

BAS News - 2017-09-05 17:24
He says Peshmerga forces killed over 400 IS militants recently ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants can no longer launch offensives and their death toll is increasing, said a Peshmerga commander in Kirkuk. Speaking to BasNews on Tuesday, Hussein Yazda ...

Qubad Talabani urges ‘unanimity’ in advance of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-05 14:37
Efforts are underway to build “unanimity” in Kurdistan’s politics and society in advance of a historic referendum scheduled to take place in three weeks’ time, the deputy prime minister told a visiting UK delegation. ...

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 ...

Barzani And Abadi Discussed IS Captives Issue over Phone

BAS News - 2017-09-02 09:09
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke over the phone with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani about the destiny of the Islamic State (IS) members who surrendered to Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar. Dozens of IS militants from the Azaziyah ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Referendum Day to Be Celebrated in Mass Wedding

BAS News - 2017-08-26 19:45
ERBIL— Over one hundred youth from the Kurdistan Region has so far registered their names to celebrate their wedding in a mass ceremony on the day of holding the independence referendum of Kurdistan, September 25, 2017. The youth are encouraged by a civi ...

Burning the Cultural and Artistic Center Vazhin

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-12 21:18
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association on Friday 11 August 2017 , in Marivan City, the central building Vazhin was burnt down. Vazhin is a cultural and artistic center located in the park of Marivan City, and is organized by a g ...

MP Warns of Growing Military Presence of Hashd al-Shaabi in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-12 13:26
KIRKUK — The Iraqi Shi’ite Arab militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi must be expelled from the Kurdish province of Kirkuk, said a lawmaker as the Shi’ite militias are forming a new brigade in the area. Following the start of the Islamic State (IS) crisis in ...

Syrian Kurds say 17 Indonesians who escaped Islamic State leave Syria

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined the Islamic State group in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa have been handed over to representatives of their country and have left Syria, a local Kurdish official and a spokeswoman i ...