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Last flight departs as Iraq imposes ban for Kurdish independence vote

Reuters - 2017-09-30 03:52
ERBIL, Iraq/ANKARA (Reuters) - The last international flight left Erbil airport on Friday as the Baghdad government imposed an air ban on Iraqi Kurdistan in retaliation for an independence vote that has drawn widespread opposition from foreign powers. ...

Yezidis Celebrate After Historic Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-26 16:58
ERBIL— The Yezidi community will celebrate the "success" of the independence vote of the Kurdistan Region in a public ceremony on Tuesday evening, said a Yezidi official. Famous singers are invited to entertain the population from Sinjar and its vicinity ...

Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

FOX News - 2017-09-19 04:14
Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote. ...

Kurdish Diaspora Can Vote in Referendum Without Ration Card: IHERC

BAS News - 2017-09-18 15:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) announced on Monday that the Kurdish diaspora is now allowed to participate in the upcoming independence vote without the ration card as part of the required document ...

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 ...

Ethnic-Religious Groups in Duhok Campaign for Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-07 12:59
DUHOK — The followers of different religions and ethnicities rallied in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum in Duhok Province on Thursday. Representatives and followers of various ethnic-religious groups, including Muslims, Christians, ...

HDP on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: Historic Day

BAS News - 2017-09-06 12:57
ERBIL — The planned independence referendum on 25th September will make it a “historic day” for Kurds, to which the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) offers total support, said Osman Baydemir, the party’s spokesperson. “We call on the people to go to the p ...

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 ...

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. ...