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Barzani: Independence Will Deepen Relations Between Kurdistan and Iraqi Nations

Barzani: Independence Will Deepen Relations Between Kurdistan and Iraqi Nations - BAS News

KCK: our movement will fulfill Jalal’s hopes of national unity

ANHA - 2017-10-04 15:06
The co-chair of the Executive Council of the Kurdistan Community Union released a statement on the death of the Kurdish politician Jalal Talabani, saying "our movement, the freedom movement will never forget the friendship of Mam Jalal with leader Apo. An ...

Kirkuk Governor Calls on People to Go to Polls on Monday

BAS News - 2017-09-23 16:01
ERBIL — Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim released a statement on Saturday to call on the population of the province to take part in Kurdistan’s independence referendum on Monday, September 25. “I call on people of Kirkuk to go to the polls on Monday, Septe ...

HDP: We stand with the people of Catalonia

KurdisCat - 2017-09-23 05:13
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Central Executive Board released a statement voicing solidarity with the people of Catalonia for the "Independence Referendum".HDP stated that the Spanish government is trying to prevent the "Independence Referendum", whic ...

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 ...

Yezidi Leader: We Put Our Heart and Soul into Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-12 14:10
ERBIL — The son of the Yezidi community leader emphasized that independence is a legitimate right of Kurdistan and reaffirmed their strong support for establishing a sovereign state of Kurdistan. Ismat Tahsin Bag, son of Mir Tahsin Bag, the grand authori ...

Barzani: Kirkuk Should Be Symbol of Coexistence for All Ethnicities

BAS News - 2017-09-11 11:01
Barzani reaffirmed holding referendum in Kirkuk ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reaffirmed that there is no turning back on the independence referendum scheduled for September 25 and they will start negotiations with Baghdad over the se ...

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 ...

Trade between Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey increases: ministry

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Trade between Iraq’s Kurdistan Region and neighbouring Turkey has increased by 20 percent compared to the first six months of 2016, according the Region’s ministry of trade data, adding this growth is because of re ...

Barzani: People of Kurdistan Need Independence to Live in Peace

BAS News - 2017-08-26 18:37
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani called on the Kurdistani diaspora to vote "yes" in the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, which will take place on September 25 this year. A large festival to back the independence vote was l ...

SDF Takes Control Over Iconic Clock Tower in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-24 23:45
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured Raqqa's iconic clock tower in the center of the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS). The SDF released a video on Wednesday showing the clock tower, located at the end of al-Qawatli St ...

IS Sets Several oil Wells on Fire in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-22 03:18
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants in Tel Afar set oil wells on fire in order to prevent fighter jets from targeting their positions in the area, according to paramilitary forces. The Shi'ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi released a statement on Mon ...

US-backed Iraqi forces launch operation to retake Tal Afar from ISIS

Aranews - 2017-08-21 04:00
ARA News The US-led Global Coalition against ISIS welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi’s statement on Sunday announcing the launch of the offensive to liberate Tal Afar and the remainder of Ninewah province and northern Iraq from ISIS militants, said U.S. ...

Hezbollah leader says Syrian government ‘will stay on’

Waar Media - 2017-08-13 23:35
WAAR-DUHOK: The head of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says it is time for political leaders to accept the survival of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government. Hassan Nasrallah, addressing a rally on Sunday, advised the Lebanese government to n ...