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Independent Kurdistan Would Enhance Stability: Israeli Official

Independent Kurdistan Would Enhance Stability: Israeli Official

BAS News - 2017-09-13 00:19
ERBIL — An independent Kurdistan would contribute to stability in the Middle East, an Israeli official said during a conference in Washington on Tuesday. Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Major General Yair Gola ...
Independent Kurdistan Would Enhance Stability: Israeli Official  - BAS News

Erdogan, Turkey Chief of General Staff to pay separate visits to Iran

KurdPress - 2017-09-17 22:45
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar will pay separate visits to Iran in the coming days amid rising tension over the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) bid to hold an independence referendum on Sept ...

Israeli PM repeats his country’s support for independent Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 13:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his country’s support for the establishment of a state for the people of Kurdistan on Tuesday, making him the first head of state to support a “legitimate” process for Kurdistan’s independen ...

Barzani and McGurk to Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-12 14:46
ERBIL — The US Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against Islamic State Brett McGurk is expected to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani for talks over a number of issues, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday. Muhammed Haji Mahmud, S ...

Nineveh Arab Tribes Urge Arabs to Vote in Favor of Independent Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-07 17:39
ERBIL— The Arab tribes of Nineveh province call for participating in Kurdistan independence referendum and voting in favor of statehood for Kurdistan, warning against any pressure to boycott the process. In a statement, the spokesperson of tribes, Muzahm ...

New Plan for Hawija Assault Needed: Peshmerga Official

BAS News - 2017-09-03 16:26
KIRKUK — A Peshmerga official calls for a new plan for liberating Hawija district, southern Kirkuk, from the Islamic State (IS). The Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Peshmerga, Major General Qaraman Sheikh Kamal, told BasNews that different force ...

Barzani: People of Kurdistan Need Independence to Live in Peace

BAS News - 2017-08-26 18:37
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani called on the Kurdistani diaspora to vote "yes" in the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, which will take place on September 25 this year. A large festival to back the independence vote was l ...

Pentagon Chief to Visit Erbil on Tuesday

BAS News - 2017-08-22 11:05
ERBIL — US Secretary of Defence James Mattis is scheduled to visit Kurdistan Region after concluding his visit to Baghdad on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Peshmerga Ministry said. “The US senior military delegation will arrive in Erbil later today and ...

EU Spends Over $264,000 for Syrian Refugees to Study in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-08-15 15:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Researches has approved the admission of over 100 Syrian refugees currently living in the Kurdistan Region to study in its universities with a financial aid provided by the EU. UNHCR’ ...