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Abadi Invites Kurdistan for Further Negotiations over Referendum

Abadi Invites Kurdistan for Further Negotiations over Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-12 21:00
ERBIL — As Kurds insist on their plan to hold the independence referendum on time, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for a new round of talks over the political disputes between Erbil and Baghdad. During his weekly press conference in Baghd ...
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Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi prime minister, says forces have retain Hawija

Washington Times - 2017-10-05 19:29
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister says government forces have retaken the northern town of Hawija from Islamic State extremists, one of their last strongholds in Iraq. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in Paris on Thursday that "I want to announce t ...

France’s Macron Invites Barzani, Abadi to Paris over Growing Rift

BAS News - 2017-09-30 01:42
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron has reportedly invited Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Paris in hopes of easing tensions between the two sides arose after Monday’s independence referendum in ...

Iraqi PM Gives Kurdistan Until Friday to Hand Over Control of Airports

BAS News - 2017-09-26 23:07
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gave the Kurdistan Region until Friday 3:00 p.m (1200 GMT) to hand over control of its airports and border gates in order to avoid an international air embargo. Iraqi PM’s measure is intended to force th ...

Iraqi PM Releases Over 15 Statements in 4 Hours Against Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-25 10:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi posted over 15 statements on his official Facebook account against Kurdistan Region's independence referendum in just four hours. In 19 different statements on Facebook, Abadi reiterated his opposition to the ...

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 ...

White House urges Kurdistan Region to call of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
The White House has said the plan for an independence referendum in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region later this month distracts from efforts to defeat the Islamic State (IS) and urged Kurdish leaders to call off the vote. ...

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. ...

[In Pictures] Festival in Support of Kurdistan Referendum in Oslo

BAS News - 2017-09-09 19:39
ERBIL— Hundreds of Kurdish diaspora in Europe gathered on Saturday in Oslo, Norway, to attend a festival organized for supporting the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. The Kurds, from Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria, all holding Kurdistan fla ...

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 ...

Barzani And Abadi Discussed IS Captives Issue over Phone

BAS News - 2017-09-02 09:09
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke over the phone with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani about the destiny of the Islamic State (IS) members who surrendered to Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar. Dozens of IS militants from the Azaziyah ...

Kurdistan referendum delegation to meet with Abadi and Maliki in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2017-08-14 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan delegation tasked with holding the first official discussion with Baghdad regarding the independence referendum is scheduled to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, a member of the ...