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Iran Blocks Flights to and from Kurdistan Ahead of Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-24 16:39
ERBIL — Iran blocked all flights to and from Kurdistan Region at the request of Iraqi government due to region’s decision to hold an independence referendum on secession from Iraq. "At the request of the central government of Iraq, all flights from Iran ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Ready to Pay Any Price for Its Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-22 19:40
ERBIL—The people of the Kurdistan Region have paid the price for their independence but are ready for any further prices to secure this right, stated Kurdistan Region President on Friday. Addressing tens of thousands of pro-independence supporters in Kur ...

No Plan Yet to Include Peshmerga in Hawija Assault: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-20 19:19
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said that there is no agreement yet to include the Peshmerga forces in an imminent military operation to liberate Hawija from Islamic State (IS). The Secretary General for Peshmerga Ministry, Jabbar Yaw ...

Barzani: We Have the Right Not to Trust Verbal Pledges

BAS News - 2017-09-19 17:57
ERBIL— If the Kurdistan Region leadership receives an alternative for its independence referendum from Baghdad which the international community can guarantee its enforcement, instead of voting to the referendum on September 25, the people of Kurdistan w ...

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. ...

White House urges Kurdistan Region to call of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
The White House has said the plan for an independence referendum in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region later this month distracts from efforts to defeat the Islamic State (IS) and urged Kurdish leaders to call off the vote. ...

Kurdistan parliament to reactivate on Thursday, September 14

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: The two main ruling parties in the Kurdistan Region have agreed to reactivate the suspended Kurdish parliament on September 14 following a high level meeting in Erbil on Sunday, a source with knowledge of the meeting told reporters. It is abo ...

29 People from Kurdistan Diagnosed with AIDS: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-09-09 18:00
ERBIL— In the course of the past 31 years some 29 people from the Kurdistan Region have been diagnosed with AIDS, said the spokesperson for Kurdistan Ministry of Health. Speaking to BasNews on Saturday, Dr. Khals Qader, said since the beginning of 2017, ...

KRG’s Representative to Attend Paths of Peace Conference in Germany

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will take part in the international conference “PATHS OF PEACE: Religions and cultures in dialogue” which is set to take place from September 10th to 12th 2017 in Münster and Osnabrück cities ...

PKK Establishes Ezidkhan Self-Governance Council in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-08-23 15:59
PKK aims to separate Sinjar from Kurdistan Region, says Mayor of Sinjar SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has established a self-governance council in Sinjar, in a bid to separate the Yezidi region from Kurdistan. According to a report by Kurdistan ...