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Yezidis Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-22 15:12
DUHOK — The Kurdish Yezidi community organized on Friday a rally in Khanke camp in Duhok Province in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence. Khisho Mirza, head of Yezidis’ Lalish Centre in Sinjar region, told BasNews that the Kurdish Yezidis in Khank ...

Iraqi Supreme Court orders suspension of Kurdistan Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 13:50
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Supreme Court has ruled to suspend the Kurdish referendum on Monday until it makes a final ruling on the case at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The Kurdistan Region is scheduled to hold a referendum on independ ...

Yezidis in Sinjar Seeking to Be Part of Kurdistan State: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-10 13:14
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi community in Sinjar region is seeking to join the future state of Kurdistan, said a Yezidi official. Mahma Khalil, Mayor of Sinjar, said in a press conference on Sunday that the best way for Yezidis to be protected from future ...

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 ...

Moscow: ISIS ‘minister of war’ killed in Russian airstrike

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 13:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia claimed Friday to have killed several top commanders of ISIS group in an airstrike in Syria, including the so-called Emir of Deir Ezzor and the “Minister of War”. “As a result of a precision airstrike of the Russian air forces in the v ...

Barzani Says His Mission Ends with Independence of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-05 19:43
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has stated that his aim is making the people of Kurdistan independent and when this is met, his mission is fulfilled. His statement came during an interview with the al-Arabiya TV, which is due to be aired ...

UK Minister of State arrives in Erbil to discuss referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-04 11:03
A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials, BasNews reported ...

UK Minister of State in Erbil to Discuss Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-04 01:21
ERBIL — A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials. Alistai ...

Barzani Calls on US to Understand Determination of People of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-08-17 17:37
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani on Thursday urged the US to understand the determination of the people of Kurdistan for holding the independence referendum. Barzani told a visiting delegation of senior US commanders that in the same wa ...

Barzani: No Choice for People of Kurdistan But Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-15 16:35
ERBIL— To avoid the recurrence of disasters that happened to them and for peace and prosperity to reign over their land, the people of Kurdistan have no option but to choose independence, stated Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani. In a message i ...

Israel’s Netanyahu in Favour of Kurdistan’s Statehood: Report

BAS News - 2017-08-14 00:10
ERBIL — Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his “positive attitude” towards an independent state of Kurdistan as the Kurds are preparing for a referendum to secede from Iraq. Citing a source, The Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday tha ...