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Bas Media Network Organises Exhibition for a Kurdish Cartoonist

Bas Media Network Organises Exhibition for a Kurdish Cartoonist

BAS News - 2017-09-13 10:57
ERBIL — Bas Media Network has organised an exhibition for prolific Kurdish artist Dijwar Ibrahim in Erbil, with the theme remaining focused on Kurds approaching independence. Named ‘Kurdistan Independence Referendum’, the event exhibits several dozens of ...
Bas Media Network Organises Exhibition for a Kurdish Cartoonist - BAS News

A Kurdish Yarsan Activist arrested in North of Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-27 02:02
Iran’s Security forces arrested a Kurdish Yarsan activist who was a resident of Neka (a city in the north of Iran) and transferred him to an unknown location. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Aug 30, 2017, Hossein Mansou ...

Leyla Zana Urges UN SG to Support Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-24 23:27
ERBIL — Leyla Zana, a prominent Kurdish lawmaker from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey, urged the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to show support for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for the 25th of September. ...

Court's Decision Will Not Abort Kurdistan Referendum: Kurdish MP

BAS News - 2017-09-18 20:20
ERBIL— Despite the verdict by the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq for suspending Kurdistan Region's independence referendum , Kurdistan Region will continue with the procedures to run the vote, stated a Kurdish lawmaker on Monday. Today the court issued a ...

A Kurdish referendum on independence risks backfiring

The Economist - 2017-09-18 17:59
THE vast oil reserves and disputed status of Kirkuk have given it a reputation as a powder-keg. The multi-ethnic province in northern Iraq lies beyond the Kurdish Autonomous Region but is ruled by the Kurds and claimed by the Arabs in Baghdad. To locals, ...

Number of MPs Required for Quorum to Attend Kurdistan’s Parliament

BAS News - 2017-09-13 14:53
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region Parliament is expected to convene on Thursday after the number of MPs required for a quorum decided to attend the session. The parliament’s media department said in a statement on Wednesday required number of MPs for a quorum ...

Iraqi Parliament votes against Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to oppose Kurdistan independence referendum planned to hold this month prompting a walkout by Kurdish lawmakers. Speaker Salim al-Juburi, a Sunni Arab, said the vote required the government to “take all s ...

Iran: A Kurdish Student Banned from Studying at Master’s Level

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-12 02:00
On Friday, Sept 1, 2017, the final results of the entrance exam for Master’s level was announced in Iran and one of the Kurdish students was deprived of the right to continue his study at this stage on the pretext of being a “Starred student”. (“Starred ...

Parliament Reactivation Even Without Gorran: PUK Lawmaker

BAS News - 2017-09-06 14:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s parliament should be called back into session even without the Change Movement (Gorran) if the party does not take a step forward in the process, said a Kurdish lawmaker for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). “If Gorran wi ...

Kurdish Journalists Launches March to Support Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-21 19:41
ERBIL— A Kurdish journalist from Duhok has launched a march to support the independence referendum of Kurdistan. Ranj Omar is set to cross 600 km distance between the cities of Duhok and Sulaimaniyah on foot and in 30 days. He told BasNews he hopes his m ...