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Barzani to Iraqi Parliament: You Cannot Destroy the Willpower of People of Kurdistan

Barzani to Iraqi Parliament: You Cannot Destroy the Willpower of People of Kurdistan - BAS News

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 ...

Iraqi parliament planning to oust president

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
The Iraqi Parliament has reportedly set to vote Saturday on dismissal of the iraqi Kurdish president Fuad Masum after accusing him of violating his oath. ...

Iraqi Parliament votes to remove Kirkuk governor

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Parliament in a majority vote decided to remove the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk. On Thursday, the Iraqi Parliament has voted to remove the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim from his position, shortly after Iraqi Prime Minist ...

Iraqi Parliament Votes to Remove Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-14 13:38
ERBIL — The Iraqi Parliament voted in a session on Thursday to remove the Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim from the office. The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Office sent a request to the Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Thursday, asking the ...

Erbil Expects Turkey, Iran to Respect the Will of Kurdistan People

BAS News - 2017-09-12 21:28
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has no intentions to contribute to the creation of a Kurdish state in neighboring Iran or Turkey, but expects both countries to respect the rights of the local Kurds, a spokesperson of the Kurdistan Regional Governmen ...

Masrour Barzani: Kurds Have Every Right to Self-determination

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, has reiterated that Kurds as a nation “have every right to self-determination” and owning a country of their own. “If you look at our history, we have been mistreated throughou ...

Barzani is trying to activate parliament through YNK

ANHA - 2017-09-09 13:14
The head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani is trying to activate the parliament through the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (YNK) after it was closed in the fall of 2015 for a law about presidency of the region ...

Iran warns Kirkuk over joining Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
TEHRAN,— Iran on Wednesday warned the Iraqi province of Kirkuk against taking part in next month’s Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, saying it is “wrong, provocative and unacceptable”. A statement from the foreign ministry described as “dangerous” ...

French FM to Barzani: France Will Be with Kurdistan in Peace and War

BAS News - 2017-08-26 21:04
ERBIL— French Foreign Minister on Saturday told Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani that his country will support the Kurdistan Region in peace and in war, according to a report by Kurdistan Region presidency. A high level French government delegat ...

Barzani: Postponing Independence Referendum Not an Option

BAS News - 2017-08-20 11:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stressed once again that there will be no turning back on the planned independence referendum, stating that the independence is the project of the people of Kurdistan rather than Barzani’s project alone. ...