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Iraqi Kurdistan 'Has No Plans' to Create Kurdish States in Iran, Turkey - Sputnik International

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No Plan to Shut Down Internet in Iraq: KRG Minister

BAS News - 2017-10-08 15:11
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has no plan to shut down the internet services to the central and southern provinces of Iraq in reaction to Baghdad’s sanctions imposed on Kurdistan Region, said a senior Kurdish official. KRG’s Transportat ...

Khamenei on Kurdistan Independence: US Plans to Create Second Israel

BAS News - 2017-10-04 22:59
ERBIL — The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Khamenei, has accused the US of attempting to create a new Israel by helping Kurdistan Region moving towards independence. “America and Israel benefit from the vote ... America and foreign p ...

Kurdistan Has No Future in Iraq: FM

BAS News - 2017-09-21 11:44
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region is determined to hold the independence referendum as scheduled for 25th September as it believes that it has no future within the current borders of Iraq, a senior official said. “We have realised that we have no future, what ...

PM Barzani: We Will Continue to Cooperate with Baghdad in War on Terrorism

BAS News - 2017-09-18 15:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani stated that there's no decision to postpone the independence referendum, scheduled for September 25. Regarding Brett McGurk’s latest visit to Kurdistan Region and his request to ...

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 parliament planning to oust president

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
The Iraqi Parliament has reportedly set to vote Saturday on dismissal of the iraqi Kurdish president Fuad Masum after accusing him of violating his oath. ...

IS Planning to Assassinate Journalists, Figures in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-13 20:16
ERBIL— Islamic State (IS) organization has plans to assassinate the journalists and public figures in the ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk, according to a report. Revealing the intent of the extremists, the Iraqi Observatory for Journalistic Freedom urged ...

“Iraqi Kurdistan Region: A Path Forward” Book Released

BAS News - 2017-09-13 14:53
“Iraqi Kurdistan Region: A Path Forward” book, written jointly by three authors from the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University and Soran University, was released on Tuesday, September 12 in a book launch event at Johns Hopkin ...

Erbil Expects Turkey, Iran to Respect the Will of Kurdistan People

BAS News - 2017-09-12 21:28
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has no intentions to contribute to the creation of a Kurdish state in neighboring Iran or Turkey, but expects both countries to respect the rights of the local Kurds, a spokesperson of the Kurdistan Regional Governmen ...

KODAR: Kurdish MPs in Iran must support laborers

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
The Democratic Society for East Kurdistan (KODAR), said that the Iranian regime is pushing the people to carrying goods across the border, and they must resolve their cause, calling on the Kurdish parliamentarians in Iran to support the rights of the labo ...

Iran-made Hyundai trucks shipped to Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
TEHRAN,— Soroush Diesel Mabna, the official dealership of South Korea’s Hyundai commercial vehicles, has shipped its first locally produced light-duty trucks to Iraqi Kurdistan. The company clinched a deal with the Iraqis to supply 985 units of its Hyund ...

Turkey, Iran Jointly Work to Prevent Kurdish Autonomy in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-22 23:49
ERBIL — Turkey and Iran reached an agreement on Monday to ensure Syrian regime’s Bashar al-Assad reasserts control over Kurdish territories in northern Syria, said the Iranian Chief of GeneralI Staff Mohammad Baqeri. The agreement aims to prevent any Kur ...

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 ...