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Baghdad Court’s Ruling Has No Impact on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: FM

Baghdad Court’s Ruling Has No Impact on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: FM

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
ERBIL — The ruling by Iraq’s Supreme Court to cancel Kurdistan Region’s planned referendum on its independence, will have no impact on Erbil’s decision to proceed with the move, said a senior Kurdish diplomat. “We don’t have the feeling that there is a j ...
Baghdad Court’s Ruling Has No Impact on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: FM - BAS News

Iraq’s central bank eases financial restrictions on Kurdistan region

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s central bank on Wednesday eased financial restrictions imposed on the Kurdistan region over its independence vote after receiving a pledge of cooperation from Kurdish banks, an Iraqi banking source said. All but four Kurdish-owned banks ...

Kurdistan Referendum Has No Direct Impact on Anti-IS Operation

BAS News - 2017-10-02 20:26
ERBIL — US Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Robert Sofge has rejected the concerns about possible impacts of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum on the international campaigns against the Islamic State (IS). Speaking to Defense One, Brig. Gen. Robert “G-Ma ...

Kirkuk Governor Calls on Components to vote “Yes” to Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-24 22:37
KIRKUK — Governor of Kirkuk Najmaddin Karim renewed a call Sunday on the people of the province, including all ethnic and religious components, to vote in favour of Kurdistan’s independence tomorrow. “This is for the first time that our people will have ...

Reps in Baghdad Reaffirm Kurdistan Determined to Run Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-23 18:24
ERBIL- The Senior Referendum Council from the Kurdistan Region reiterated on Saturday that Kurdistan's independence referendum will take place on time, September 25. The council visited Baghdad today after it had already concluded a one-week visit to the ...

Barzani says US position on Kurdistan’s independence vote “surprising”

KurdPress - 2017-09-23 09:55
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said Erbil is surprised by the position of the US on the region’s planned independence referendum, adding that the Kurds are not committing a crime by seeking a chance to have their say on their future. ...

Barzani: US Position on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote “Surprising”

BAS News - 2017-09-23 01:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said Erbil is surprised by the position of the US on Kurdistan Region’s planned independence referendum. He said the Kurds are not committing a crime by seeking a chance to have their say on their future. ...

Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum Certain to Happen: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:19
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region’s Referendum Council said that they will continue the dialogue with Baghdad over the disputes, reiterating that the independence vote will be held on time. Mohamad Elkhani, a member of Kurdistan’s High Referendum ...

Kurdistan Has No Future in Iraq: FM

BAS News - 2017-09-21 11:44
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region is determined to hold the independence referendum as scheduled for 25th September as it believes that it has no future within the current borders of Iraq, a senior official said. “We have realised that we have no future, what ...

Kurds and Arabs of Zummar Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-20 14:37
ERBIL — People in Zummar district, in north-eastern Nineveh Province, organized a rally on Wednesday to show their support for Kurdistan Region’s independence vote, scheduled for September 25. Ahmed Jaafer, mayor of Zummar District, told BasNews that ral ...

Macron: France Won’t Stand Against Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-19 20:49
ERBIL — President Emmanuel Macron of France said on Tuesday that his country will not oppose to Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for next week. Speaking to reporters on the sideline of the UN’s General Assembly in New York, Macron how ...

Kirkuk Council Rejects Baghdad’s Decision to Unseat Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-19 13:55
Provincial Council of Kirkuk voted against Iraqi parliament’s decision ERBIL — Kirkuk Provincial Council rejected on Tuesday the Iraqi parliament’s decision to remove Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim from office. The vast majority of Kirkuk Provincial Coun ...

Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

FOX News - 2017-09-19 04:14
Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote. ...

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 ...

PM Barzani: We Will Continue to Cooperate with Baghdad in War on Terrorism

BAS News - 2017-09-18 15:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani stated that there's no decision to postpone the independence referendum, scheduled for September 25. Regarding Brett McGurk’s latest visit to Kurdistan Region and his request to ...

Barzani: People of Kurdistan do not accept any changes to the plan unless there is a better option than the referendum

Waar Media - 2017-09-15 11:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Once again Iraq is trying to oppress the people of Kurdistan in the name of political majority, stated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Thursday, revealing that the UN Security Council has also been involved in the issue of the in ...

Kurdistan Region's referendum on independence illegal: Arab League

KurdPress - 2017-09-14 15:32
The foreign ministers of the League of Arab States (Arab League) called the referendum on Kurdistan Region's independence from Iraq illegal. ...

It's a Shame to Stay with Iraq: Yezidi Official

BAS News - 2017-09-10 17:11
ERBIL— The officials and personalities of the ethno-religious Yezidi community in Iraq state the Yezidi people yearn for a life with no more catastrophes and have pinned their entire hope on the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. This time ...

Abadi: Kirkuk's Decision to Participate in Kurdistan Referendum "Wrong"

BAS News - 2017-08-29 20:19
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stated on Tuesday that Kirkuk Provincial Council's vote to run Kurdistan Region's Independence referendum in the province is "wrong." Abadi made the comment in his weekly address, shortly after Kirkuk council r ...

Kurdistan’s Referendum Delegation to Meet With Ethnic, Religious Minorities

BAS News - 2017-08-29 15:57
ERBIL — A delegation from Kurdistan's High Council of Independence Referendum will soon meet with Turkmen, Christian, and Arab groups living in the Kurdistan Region, a Kurdish official said on Monday. According to the Kurdistan Region Presidency's (KRP) ...