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Iran Pushing Turkey Against Erbil to Take Over Market in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-28 15:54
ERBIL — In a bid to take over the Kurdistan Region's market, Iran is trying to push back Turkey from Kurdistan, taking advantage of the independence referendum held by Erbil on Monday to harm the relations between Ankara and Erbil. A senior source told B ...

US Encourages Gorran, KIG to Help Parliament Reactivation

BAS News - 2017-09-13 13:28
ERBIL — As efforts stepped up to call the Kurdistan Region Parliament back into sessions, the US has engaged to convince the Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) to take part in the process. A senior Kurdish official, who sought to ...

The World May Be Disappointed the Day After the German Election

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-09-12 00:52
After last year’s victories for Brexit and Donald Trump, liberals looked to Angela Merkel in Germany for hope. The conservative chancellor was suddenly—and unwillingly—promoted to “leader of the free world.” She is unlikely to live up to expectations. Me ...

Turkey cautions citizens about travel to ‘anti-Turkey’ Germany

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey cautioned its citizens on Saturday to take care when traveling to Germany, citing what it said was an upswing in anti-Turkish sentiment ahead of a German national election later this month. The advisory is likely to further exacerbate ...

KRG’s Representative to Attend Paths of Peace Conference in Germany

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will take part in the international conference “PATHS OF PEACE: Religions and cultures in dialogue” which is set to take place from September 10th to 12th 2017 in Münster and Osnabrück cities ...

Leaflets Promoting Kurdistan Independence to Be Airdropped in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-09-05 17:24
ERBIL— A non-governmental organization will disseminate one million leaflets, which promote voting in favor of the independence of Kurdistan Region from Iraq, to Duhok residents. In a statement to BasNews on Tuesday, Hersh Rashid, the chairman of the Man ...

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. ...

Iraqi govt denounces decision to include Kirkuk in Kurdistan referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Saad al-Hadith, the Spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, denounced on Tuesday a decision to include Kirkuk in the Kurdish independence referendum, calling the move “illegal and unconstitutional”. “Provinces that don’t belong to t ...

PMF Spoksperson: Start of Hawijah operation is a matter of days

Waar Media - 2017-09-04 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: The spokesperson for the Shi’ite Arab militias of The People’s Mobilization Forces (PMF) Hashd al-Shaabi, Ahmed al-Asadi said the start of Hawijah operation is a matter of days and Hashd al-Shaabi is ready to take part in it. “The initial pla ...

Jalawla Council Agrees to Take Part in Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-08-27 15:49
DIYALA — Gulala (Jalawla) Mayoral Council agreed to include the district in the upcoming vote on Kurdistan Region’s independence in September. Gulala, a Kurdish district outside Kurdistan Region’s administration in Diyala Province, officially approved in ...

Erdogan Tells Turks in Germany to Vote Against Merkel

Waar Media - 2017-08-20 17:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was an enemy of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against her and other major parties in next month’s elections. The comments are some of Erdoga ...

6 Shia militia groups take part in Tal Afar offensive

Waar Media - 2017-08-14 17:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Six militia groups will take part in a planned military operation to recapture Iraq’s northwestern city of Tal Afar, a militia member said Monday. The groups are part of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia, a Shia paramilitary force that has been pro ...