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One million march in Barcelona for Catalan independence

One million march in Barcelona for Catalan independence

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Around one million people filled Barcelona’s streets Monday evening, according to local police, to mark the celebration of the region’s annual holiday and to demonstrate their support for Catalonia’s independence from Spain. With less than th ...
One million march in Barcelona for Catalan independence - Waar Media

Sign this competition to support KURDISH independence from IRAQ

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-01 04:38
Roji Kurd: It is abhorrent to all fair-minded people that the legitimate, democratic and peaceful aspirations of the Kurds for independence from the country of Iraq are being met with abuse, threats and bullying tactics by the governments of Iraq, Iran an ...

128 Members of Oscar Academy Voice Support for Kurdistan Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-25 19:13
ERBIL— In response to a call by famous Kurdish filmmaker, Bahman Ghobadi, 128 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voice their support for the independence of the Kurdistan Region. Ghobadi has been emailing the members of the Academ ...

Kurds and Arabs of Zummar Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-20 14:37
ERBIL — People in Zummar district, in north-eastern Nineveh Province, organized a rally on Wednesday to show their support for Kurdistan Region’s independence vote, scheduled for September 25. Ahmed Jaafer, mayor of Zummar District, told BasNews that ral ...

Turkish and KRG foreign ministers meet in New York

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 18:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his KRG counterpart Falah Mustafa are in meeting in New York one week before the Kurdistan vote on independence. The two ministers are in New York for the UN General Assembly. While Turkish offici ...

Over 2,500 People Arrested in Kurdistan for Suspected Links with IS

BAS News - 2017-09-13 19:10
ERBIL— Some 2,625 people have been arrested by Kurdistan security forces for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS) organization since 2014, stated the Chairman of Kurdistan Region's Committee for Evaluating and Responding to International Reports. ...

Spain challenges Catalan independence referendum bid in court

Waar Media - 2017-09-06 19:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The Spanish government asked the country’s top court on Wednesday to nullify a vote in the Catalan parliament over a disputed independence referendum bill. The push from the wealthy northeastern region to hold an independence vote sets Spain ...

Catalonia set for clash with Madrid over independence vote

Waar Media - 2017-09-06 14:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Catalonia is expected to pass a law Wednesday laying the groundwork for an independence referendum on October 1 which is fiercely opposed by Madrid, setting a course for Spain’s deepest political crisis in decades. The looming showdown comes ...

Kurdistan Electoral Commission Releases Sample of Referendum Ballot

BAS News - 2017-09-06 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) has released a sample for the imminent independence referendum. The ballot contains one question wording in Kurdish, Arabic, Turkmen and Syriac languages, with two options of "Yes" and "No ...

Leaflets Promoting Kurdistan Independence to Be Airdropped in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-09-05 17:24
ERBIL— A non-governmental organization will disseminate one million leaflets, which promote voting in favor of the independence of Kurdistan Region from Iraq, to Duhok residents. In a statement to BasNews on Tuesday, Hersh Rashid, the chairman of the Man ...

Shops, roads shut in preparation for demo in Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-08-21 13:58
AFRIN- Residents of Afrin region are preparing to go out in a mass demonstration condemning the isolation imposed on Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. All shops, civil institutions and DAA’s bodies were closed this morning in preparation for launching a mas ...