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“Iraqi Kurdistan Region: A Path Forward” Book Released

“Iraqi Kurdistan Region: A Path Forward” Book Released

BAS News - 2017-09-13 14:53
“Iraqi Kurdistan Region: A Path Forward” book, written jointly by three authors from the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University and Soran University, was released on Tuesday, September 12 in a book launch event at Johns Hopkin ...
“Iraqi Kurdistan Region: A Path Forward” Book Released - BAS News

92.73% voted 'yes' in Kurdistan independence referendum: commission

KurdPress - 2017-09-28 08:51
The Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHREC) announced on Wednesday, September 27, that 92.73 percent had voted “yes” in favor of an independent Kurdistan, while 7.23 percent voted “no”, according to initial results. ...

Catalan President Congratulates Barzani on Kurdistan’s Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-26 15:34
ERBIL — Catalan President Carles Puigdemont congratulated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on the independence referendum of Kurdistan which was held on Monday, September 25. In a phone call on Tuesday, Puigdemont extended his congratulations to ...

Turkish jets hit PKK camps in Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 09:26
Turkish warplanes struck camps belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and ammunition storages in the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday, September 19, the Turkish military said in a statement. ...

Barzani urges US to support Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-09-18 11:04
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani urged the United States, in a message to a rally of Kurds in the US, to “stand by the people of Kurdistan.” ...

PUK official urges Kurdistan region to delay referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-17 10:49
A leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Mela Bahtiyar, urged the government of the Kurdistan Region to consider recent proposals to postpone a planned Sept. 25 referendum on Kurdish regional independence. ...

MiT Chief Visits Erbil for Release of Two Personnel Abducted by PKK

BAS News - 2017-09-14 10:41
ERBIL — Chief of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MiT), Hakan Fidan, traveled to Kurdistan Region on Tuesday, September 12 to discuss with the Kurdish officials the issue of the two MiT personnel abducted by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in ...

Senior Marshal of Polish Parliament Supports Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-13 11:53
ERBIL — Kornel Morawiecki, Senior Marshal of the Polish parliament, MP and Chairman of Free and Solidarity political party, expressed support for the referendum and independence of Kurdistan Region. During a press conference on September 12 in the Polish ...

Barzani and Iraqi VP Allawi Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-12 12:43
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Tuesday Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi. On Tuesday, September 12, a delegation from the Iraqi National Alliance, headed by its leader Ayad Allawi, visited Barzani in Erbil for discussions ov ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Will Record New History on 25th September

BAS News - 2017-09-10 19:33
ERBIL— The people of Kurdistan has staged the revolution "Yes for Independence" and will record a new history on 25th September, stated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. In a congratulatory message for the 56th anniversary of fermenting Great Se ...

A woman from the “Bukan” city in eastern Kurdistan suicide

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-30 03:38
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, this morning, on Tuesday morning 29 August 2017,in neighbourhood Talani 1 Goltapeh city of Bukan a woman was hanged in her house discovered. The woman is named “Negar” and is 22 years old, ...

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 ...