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Arab League Top Official in Erbil for Referendum Talks with Barzani

Arab League Top Official in Erbil for Referendum Talks with Barzani

BAS News - 2017-09-09 18:00
ERBIL— Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit arrived on Saturday evening in Erbil and is expected to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. Following a visit to Baghdad and meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, Aboul- ...
Arab League Top Official in Erbil for Referendum Talks with Barzani - BAS News

Iraq Declares Three Days of Mourning After Talabani’s Death

BAS News - 2017-10-04 14:14
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared an official mourning on Wednesday for three days over the death of former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who passed away on Tuesday. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi extended condolences to the Iraqi p ...

Erdoğan to discuss Kurdistan Referendum with al-Abadi in New York

Waar Media - 2017-09-17 14:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will hold a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in New York, to discuss the upcoming independence referendum by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Speaking to reporters at a news conferen ...

Turkey's Erdogan to discuss northern Iraq vote with Iraqi PM

Reuters - 2017-09-17 11:50
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during his visit to the United States this week and discuss their concerns about northern Iraq's independence referendum. ...

Iran dismisses final statement of Arab League summit

KurdPress - 2017-09-14 15:32
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has rejected the final statement of the recent Arab League summit in Cairo and the anti-Iran allegations raised by Emirati and Kuwait representatives during the meeting. ...

Over 2,500 People Arrested in Kurdistan for Suspected Links with IS

BAS News - 2017-09-13 19:10
ERBIL— Some 2,625 people have been arrested by Kurdistan security forces for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS) organization since 2014, stated the Chairman of Kurdistan Region's Committee for Evaluating and Responding to International Reports. ...

Barzani and Iraqi VP Allawi Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-12 12:43
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Tuesday Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi. On Tuesday, September 12, a delegation from the Iraqi National Alliance, headed by its leader Ayad Allawi, visited Barzani in Erbil for discussions ov ...

Barzani Refuses Arab League Request to Postpone Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-10 00:15
ERBIL — Meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abul Ghent in Erbil, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has made it clear that holding independence referendum is a decision of the people and political parties of Kurdistan Region, and cann ...

Bangladesh Embassy to open office in Erbil

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Abu Magsoud Forhad, Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Iraq. Ambassador Forhad discussed his government’s intention to open in Erbil an office of his ...

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 ...

[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 ...

Abadi Admitted to Constitutional Violations against Kurdistan: MP

BAS News - 2017-08-17 16:02
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has accepted that the Iraqi government has committed constitutional violations against the Kurdistan Region, according to an MP. Iraqi PM admitted to the impeachments as senior referendum delegation from Kurdis ...

Abadi: Negotiations with Referendum Delegation Were Friendly

BAS News - 2017-08-15 18:58
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi stated Tuesday that the negotiations with the senior referendum delegation were friendly. A senior delegation which included representatives from different political, religious and ethnic components in Kurdista ...

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 ...

Erbil Delegation Discusses Referendum with Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2017-08-14 22:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s senior delegation on independence referendum concluded late on Monday a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad. According to information obtained by BasNews, Erbil’s delegation expressed Kurdistan Region’s ...

Kurdistan referendum delegation to meet with Abadi and Maliki in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2017-08-14 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan delegation tasked with holding the first official discussion with Baghdad regarding the independence referendum is scheduled to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, a member of the ...