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British MP on the Sykes–Picot: Time to Revisit; Sensitively

British MP on the Sykes–Picot: Time to Revisit; Sensitively

BAS News - 2017-09-12 10:47
ERBIL — As the Kurdistan Region is fast approaching the referendum on its independence, Mike Gapes, a British Labour MP for Ilford South, said that he recently signed a motion to be tabled at the House of Commons, according to which a YES vote “would be ...
British MP on the Sykes–Picot: Time to Revisit; Sensitively - BAS News

Barzani and McGurk to Meet in Erbil on Septembet 13

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The US Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against Islamic State Brett McGurk is expected to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani for talks over a number of issues, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday. Muhammed Haji Mahmu ...

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 ...

IS Militants Attempting to Flee Hawija Ahead of the Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-10 10:48
KIKRUK — The Islamic State (IS) militants in Hawija, southern Kirkuk, are attempting to flee ahead of the imminent battle on the city. A large number of IS militants along with their families have managed to escape Hawija district as they are certain of ...

[VIDEO]: Militiamen Conduct Massive Attack in Central Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:00
The security forces do not intervene to stop the gunmen BAGHDAD — A group of gunmen has conducted an armed operation in the center of Baghdad and the security forces in the capital city remained on the fence, apparently due to their incapability to bring ...

Turkmen call on Kirkuk residents to boycott Kurdistan referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
KIRKUK,— Turkmen parties in Kirkuk called on Tuesday for the people of Kirkuk province to refuse the referendum on the independence of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. The Turkmen parties, during a news conference, called for the province to boycott the referend ...

Iraqi National Alliance to visit Kurdistan Region over referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-04 15:05
A member of the Kurdistan Region’s High Referendum Council, Majid Bazrgan said on Sunday, September 4, that a delegation from the Iraqi Shia National Alliance is set to visit the region this week for talks on the independence referendum, NRT reported. ...

IS Rule on the Decline; Influx of IDPs to Kurdistan Still on the Rise

BAS News - 2017-09-02 02:46
ERBIL — Even though Islamic State (IS) rule in most of the strategic cities and towns of Iraq has been drawn to a close, yet the number of civilians escaping their homes to seek refuge in Kurdistan Region is on the rise. During our visit to Hasan-Sham ca ...

Al-Jaafari rejects Turkey’s request to fight the PKK

ANHA - 2017-08-23 17:01
Iraq Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said that he spoke with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu about the need for the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Iraq and stressed on not allowing Iraq to become a regional conflict zone. ...