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Washington Post: Nechirvan Barzani deserves Nobel Peace Prize

Waar Media - 2018-02-07 17:53
WAAR-DUHOK: American newspaper Washington Post published an essay that Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. The Newspaper stated that after Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum, most countries did not respect the ...

Nichevan Barzani deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Washington Times - 2018-02-07 09:18
After Kurdistan's Independence Referendum, most countries did not respect the right of the Kurdish people to declare themselves an independent state. The Americans were disturbed that the timing was not right for the referendum. The Turks, the Iraqis, the ...

Jailed Catalan leaders take case to UN panel

Waar Media - 2018-02-01 22:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Three Catalan independence leaders jailed over their role in the Spanish region’s independence vote are appealing to the United Nations. They argue their imprisonment is unlawful. Oriol Junqueras, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart have lodged t ...

Iraqi parliament lifted the sanctions against banks in Kurdistan: TV

E-Kurd - 2018-01-30 12:28
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi parliament voted on Monday to lift sanctions imposed on banks in the Kurdistan region over an independence referendum, two main Iraqi TV channels reported. Lawmakers in Baghdad approved that sanctions be lifted after they had “fulfill ...

Barzani to BBC: Sending Peshmerga to Afrin will not solve issue

Waar Media - 2018-01-27 01:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Masoud Barzani, former President of the Kurdistan Region, affirmed that he has no regrets about the Kurdistan independence referendum. Barzani told the BBC “I have said it before, and I will say it again, I don’t regret it.” “I don’t regret t ...

Barzani on Referendum: I Don’t Regret the Vote of 3 Million People

BAS News - 2018-01-26 22:54
LODZ — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani has reiterated that he does not regret holding the independence referendum, calling it a successful process to which 3 million people voted “Yes”. In an interview with the BBC, Barzani said that the current situation ...

KRG PM meets Iraqi PM on sideline of WEF in Davos

Waar Media - 2018-01-25 01:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi met on Wednesday for the second time since the independence referendum. The meeting was held on the sideline of the World Economic Forum as both leade ...

Kurdistan PM Meets Iraqi Counterpart for Second Time in a Week

BAS News - 2018-01-24 20:44
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi met on Wednesday for the second time since the independence referendum. The meeting was held on the sideline of the World Economic Forum as both leaders a ...

Catalonia’s new parliament meets following failed independence bid

Waar Media - 2018-01-17 18:05
WAAR-DUHOK: The new Catalan parliament convened for the first time on Wednesday following last month’s elections. Questions about the region’s future loomed large as several imprisoned lawmakers were unable to attend the session. Yellow ribbons symbolizi ...

UK Denies Accusation of Betrayal against Kurds

BAS News - 2018-01-11 15:01
ERBIL — A British Foreign Office minister, in response to criticisms against his government’s position towards Kurds, said the UK did not betray the people of Kurdistan Region during their independence vote. “We formed a view very early that we didn’t be ...

Turkish FM: Turkey to Mediate Between Erbil and Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-01-11 02:02
ERBIL — Turkey has been invited to mediate between the Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional governments as the sides remain in a political deadlock since after the Kurds’ independence referendum last September. “There are mediation requests. We will go to Baghda ...

Iran reopens border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-01-02 19:51
TEHRAN,— Iran re-opened two crossings with the Iraqi Kurdistan region on Tuesday that it had closed after a referendum in favor of independence in the Kurdish area, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported. “Tamarchin and Parviz Khan border crossin ...

Iraq extends Kurdistan international flight ban over independence vote

E-Kurd - 2017-12-28 19:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi authorities have extended through February an international flight ban slapped on the autonomous Kurdistan region in response to a controversial independence vote, an airport official said Thursday. Baghdad s ...

International Flight Ban on Erbil Extend

BAS News - 2017-12-27 22:41
ERBIL — Baghdad authorities extended on Wednesday the ban it had imposed on international flights to Erbil International Airport in retaliation for Kurds’ independence referendum. Erbil International Airport published the official decision on its Twitter ...

Spain’s King Felipe VI urges Catalan leaders to avoid new confrontation

Waar Media - 2017-12-25 14:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Spain’s King Felipe VI used his traditional Christmas Eve speech on Sunday to call on Catalonia’s leaders not to make a new independence bid, as the region makes tentative plans to recover its suspended autonomy following Thursday’s election. ...

Five people were killed as protests rock Iraqi Kurdistan for second day

E-Kurd - 2017-12-20 01:25
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Five people were killed and dozens wounded in Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday as security forces opened fire during clashes with protesters amid growing anger over a failed push for independence. Demonstrators in the auton ...

Iran to Reopen Border Gates with Kurdistan Region: Official

BAS News - 2017-12-17 15:24
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran has decided to reopen the land route border crossings with the Kurdistan Region, after it has closed them in response to the referendum of the Kurdistan Region on independence from Iraq. Tehran has decided to reopen H ...

Barzani: September’s Referendum isn’t a reason of nowadays crisis

Waar Media - 2017-12-17 11:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani reiterated on Saturday that the independence referendum held on 25th September was the fulfilment of “a duty and rightful message”. Discussing the political situation in the Kurdistan Region, Barzani suggested th ...

Barzani: Referendum Was Fulfilment of Duty

BAS News - 2017-12-16 19:33
DUHOK — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani reiterated on Saturday that the independence referendum held on 25th September was the fulfilment of “a duty and rightful message”. Discussing the political situation in the Kurdistan Region, Barzani suggested that t ...

Putin: Russia is going to continue its cooperation with Iraqi Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-12-14 18:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia believes that it essential to adhere to legal norms and maintain respect for the territorial integrity of the Republic of Iraq on the issue of independence for Iraqi Kurdistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at his annual news c ...

The End of the Era of Great Western Leaders

E-Kurd - 2017-12-12 14:15
Chiman Salih | Ekurd.net While the overwhelming majority of the Kurdistan people voted for independence in a dignified referendum, the results were reluctantly received around the world. A few days later, the Catalonia Region, which is located at the hea ...

Barzani: Baghdad’s Reaction Proved Legitimacy of Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-11-28 19:14
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said on Tuesday that the harsh reaction by the Iraqi central government has proven the legitimacy and the timelines of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum last September. The remarks were made during Barzani’s ...

Kurdistan’s Nechirvan Barzani accuses Baghdad of refusing dialogue

E-Kurd - 2017-11-28 13:45
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan premier Nechirvan Barzani on Monday accused Iraq’s central government of refusing to open a dialogue even though the Kurds had bowed its opposition to their September independence vote. “We think th ...

Iraq’s top court declares Kurdistan referendum unconstitutional

E-Kurd - 2017-11-27 18:08
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s top court on Monday declared the Kurdish north’s independence referendum in September to be unconstitutional, firing a new salvo in the political crisis with the autonomous region. The legal move marked the latest stage in the dispute be ...

Iraqi Federal Court’s Decree Obliges Baghdad to Lift Embargoes: KRG

BAS News - 2017-11-23 21:25
ERBIL — With reference to the recent decree by the Iraqi Federal Court on Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum, there are obligations for the Iraqi central government to be met, among them lifting all sanctions Baghdad has imposed against Erbil, sa ...

New Jewish group supports independence for Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-11-23 20:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Several prominent Jews in Europe and North America joined an organization fostering Jewish-Kurdish friendship and supporting independence for Iraqi Kurdistan. The Jewish-American lawyer Alan Dershowitz joined the honorary board of the Brussel ...

New Jewish group supports independence for Kurdistan

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2017-11-23 06:15
Several prominent Jews in Europe and North America joined an organization fostering Jewish-Kurdish friendship and supporting independence for Iraqi Kurdistan. ...
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