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NGO Calls on PYD to Free Kurdish Political Leaders

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 ...
 NGO Calls on PYD to Free Kurdish Political Leaders - BAS News

Gathering in Erbil Calls on UN to Support Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-04 22:33
ERBIL — Scores of people and members of NGOs gathered on Wednesday in front of the United Nations office in Erbil to call on the international community to support the democratic voice of Kurds. The participants flew colourful balloons and freed white do ...

95% of People Expected to Vote "Yes" to Independence: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL — An estimation of 95% of people in Kurdistan Region are expected to vote in favour of independence on the referendum day, said a Kurdish politician. Kurdistan Region is scheduled to hold an independence vote on 25th September, which also allows th ...

Iraqi PM calls for parliament to remove Kirkuk governor

KurdPress - 2017-09-14 15:32
According to a statement from the parliament speaker’s media office Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called on the Iraqi parliament to vote on sacking Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim from his position. ...

Turkish Court Decides to Release HDP Lawmaker

BAS News - 2017-09-08 20:10
ERBIL — A Turkish court in the city of Diyarbakir decided to release the lawmaker and former spokesperson of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), Ayhan Bilgen, from prison on Friday. The HDP member was arrested for the third time in January 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 ...

Iraqi Airways' Senior Official Sent to Court over Bribes

BAS News - 2017-08-15 17:34
ERBIL—The director general of the Iraqi Airways has been sent to court for accepting bribes, Iraqi Board of Integrity stated on Tuesday. The board issued a statement in which it refuted reports by some Iraqi media over setting Samer Abd Kuba free. Accord ...

PYD Frees 75 IS Captives in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-13 16:54
ERBIL— The forces affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Sunday freed some 75 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization in Raqqa who had recently surrendered to the Kurdish forces. Raqqa Civil Council, formed by the PYD, said in a state ...