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Kurdish Sweden MP: World Stands with People's Vote for Independence

Kurdish Sweden MP: World Stands with People's Vote for Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-13 19:51
ERBIL— As the timing for holding the independence referendum of Kurdistan is approaching, more politicians, lawmakers and leaders from across the globe voice support for the vote. Shadiya Heidari, an Iranian Kurdish born Swedish lawmaker from the Social ...
Kurdish Sweden MP: World Stands with People\'s Vote for Independence - BAS News

Noam Chomsky: The Referendum in Kurdistan Is Legitimate

BAS News - 2017-09-27 13:26
After the vote in historic independence referendum in Kurdistan, the eyes of the world are on Kurdistan. The results and the effects of the referendum will be on the world agenda for a long time. We asked our questions to famous philosopher, linguist, th ...

Over 2,500 People Arrested in Kurdistan for Suspected Links with IS

BAS News - 2017-09-13 19:10
ERBIL— Some 2,625 people have been arrested by Kurdistan security forces for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS) organization since 2014, stated the Chairman of Kurdistan Region's Committee for Evaluating and Responding to International Reports. ...

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 ...

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 ...

People of Kobani: electors should be for qualified persons.

ANHA - 2017-09-09 16:28
MIZGIN ALI- DEJLA AHMED KOBANI- people of Kobani in the Euphrates federal region emphasized that people of north Syria people should vote for qualified persons and who deserve communes’ co-chair tenure. After applications for communes’ co-chairs deadline ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Region's Future with Iraq Is Blurred

BAS News - 2017-08-22 16:12
ERBIL— The plan for running the independence referendum of Kurdistan will not be reverted and the appeal to hold the vote is substantiated by the Iraqi constitution, stated Kurdistan Region President on Tuesday. Nearly one month prior to run the vote (on ...

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 ...

Iraqi Forces Union Won’t Stand Against Kurds’ Aspirations: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-20 13:42
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s referendum delegation met in Baghdad with the Iraqi Forces Union on Sunday for discussions over the upcoming independence referendum of Kurdistan Region. In a press conference after the meeting, Salah al-Jabouri, head of the un ...

People in Nineveh Plain Preparing for Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-17 15:09
NINEVEH — The population of Sinjar, Zummar and Bashiqa regions in Nineveh Plain have begun preparations for the upcoming independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, demanding the vote to be held on the scheduled date. Wais Naif, head of Sinjar Mayor ...

Kurds in Denmark to Gather in Support of Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-16 14:38
ERBIL — Kurds in Denmark are preparing an event in the country’s capital of Copenhagen in support of the independence referendum of Kurdistan Region. The event, in which well-known Kurdish singer Shivan Parwar will be singing, is set for 17th September. ...