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Israeli PM Netanyahu first head of state to support Kurdish independence

Israeli PM Netanyahu first head of state to support Kurdish independence - Rûdaw

557 IS Militants Killed in First Phase of Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-09-27 22:36
KIRKUK — Joint Iraqi forces have killed 557 Islamic State (IS) militants in the first phase of the operation for liberating Hawija district in southern Kirkuk Province, the Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said on Wednesday. According to a stateme ...

Iraqi PM Announces First Stage of Hawija Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-21 09:10
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the first stage of Hawija operation early on Thursday. “With the dawn of a new Iraqi day, we announce the launch of the first stage of the liberation of Hawija to fulfill our pledge to o ...

Barzani rules out alternative to referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-17 10:49
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has ruled out an alternative to the Kurdish independence referendum and therefore called on people to vote on September 25. ...

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 ...

Conference Held in Istanbul on Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:48
ISTANBUL — A number of Kurdish academics, journalists and politicians gathered together on Sunday in the Turkish city of Istanbul to participate in a conference organized by the Initiative to Support the Independence Referendum. The conference had the pu ...

Madrid seeks to block Catalonia independence bid

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 13:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed Thursday to block an independence referendum in Catalonia slated for October 1 which he branded an “intolerable act of disobedience”. But Catalan’s leaders vowed to go ahead with it, even after the n ...

KNK appeals to Kurdish people to support Rojhilat Kurdistan

ANHA - 2017-09-06 11:26
The Kurdistan Patriotic Congress of (KNK) denounced the practices of the Iranian regime against the Kurdish people in Rojhilat Kurdistan (East Kurdistan), and appealed to all the Kurds to support the demonstrations of the people of the cities of Banê, Mer ...

UK Minister of State arrives in Erbil to discuss referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-04 11:03
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, BasNews reported ...

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 ...