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Iraq threatens flight ban after Kurdish independence vote

Washington Times - 2017-09-26 21:57
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Tuesday ordered the northern Kurdish region to hand over control of its airports to federal authorities or face a flight ban, signaling a tough response to a landmark Kurdish independence referendum held the da ...

What's at stake in Kurdish independence vote

CNN - 2017-09-22 06:41
From all corners, from friends and foes, the warnings are "don't do it!" But the Kurds of northern Iraq are determined to move forward with plans to hold a referendum on independence on September 25, and popular excitement is growing even as an internatio ...

The self immolation of a Kurdish woman in Javanrud , East of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-05 23:43
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Monday 4 August 2017, a young woman died because of burning by self immolation over the last few days. According to the news, “Galavizh Veisy” is a young woman from Javanrud and living ...

Iraq's Kirkuk province to vote in Kurdish independence referendum

Reuters - 2017-08-29 23:13
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's oil-producing region of Kirkuk will vote in a referendum on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25, its provisional council decided on Tuesday, a move that could increase tension with Arab and Turkmen residents. ...

Disputed Iraqi province to vote on Kurdish independence

FOX News - 2017-08-29 22:35
The ethnically-mixed Iraqi province of Kirkuk, long claimed by both the central government and the autonomous Kurdish region, has voted to take part in a vote on Kurdish independence slated for next month. ...