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US-Russian clash in Syria?

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-16 11:33
A picture taken during a press tour provided by the Russian Armed Forces on September 15, 2017, shows Russian soldiers standing guard in a central street in Syria's eastern city of Deir al-Zor. (Photo: AFP) ...

3rd Kurdish Studies Summer School

Kurdish Studies Network - 2018-02-14 20:34
Kurdish Studies Summer School: 3-6 September 2018 Kurdish Politics and Society: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives Please join us at this intensive summer school at the Kurdish Institute, Paris, focusing on Kurdish politics and society. The school i ...

A Kurdish civilian woman went to jail to spend time in prison.

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-13 00:07
On 26,September,2017 ‘’Kobra Khalandi’’ a civil activist in the city of Mahabad, who was arrested at the city’s municipality and then sentenced to three months in prison, was introduced to Mahabad Prison for imprisonment today. Roji Kurd: ‘’Kobra Khalandi ...

Iran tries to find oil buyers in Asia

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 02:10
Iranians walk past Sejjil (L) and Qadr-H medium range ballistic missiles displayed next to a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on September 25, 2017, on Baharestan square in Tehran. (Photo: Getty) ...

Turkey Supports Erbil-Baghdad Talks: FM

BAS News - 2018-02-03 23:53
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavusoğlu on Saturday said that Ankara supports the ongoing dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad after a prolonged political deadlock between the two. However, reiterating opposition to Kurdistan’s September independ ...

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 ...

Commentary on the Final Declaration of the Syrian Opposition in Riyadh

KNC Geneva - 2017-12-12 14:08
In September 2016, the High Negotiation Committee (HNC) of the Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces published a document, the so-called “Executive Framework for a Political Solution,” that outlines its views regarding a future Syrian state. Due to v ...

The bloody shadow of Bedirkhan Beg

Ezîdî Press Kurdistan - 2017-12-08 07:50
The bloody shadow of Bedirkhan Beg by Hayrî Demir Translated from German by Rojda S. First published in German on September 2013 Edited and revised in November 2017 Read as PDF (recommended) Contents Introduction Bedirkhan Beg and family Cause of anti-Êzî ...

Iraq Removes Its Kurdish Ambassador to Italy

BAS News - 2017-12-04 17:40
The move is part of the crackdown on Kurds after September referendum ERBIL — The Shi’ite-led government of Iraq has planned a plot to remove the Kurdish officials from office and it has begun replacing the Kurdish officials in the foreign ministry with ...

Barzani: Dialogue is the best way to resolve Erbil-Baghdad issues

Waar Media - 2017-12-04 13:24
WAAR-DUHOK: President Barzani stated on Sunday that dialogue is the best way to resolve the Erbil-Baghdad issues and the status quo cannot be imposed by military force. Barzani said they emphasized on holding talks with Baghdad even before the September ...

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 rules Kurdistan referendum unconstitutional

Waar Media - 2017-11-20 14:54
WAAR-DUHOK; The Iraqi Federal Court ruled on Monday that the Kurdish independence referendum which was held on September 25 is “unconstitutional” and therefore its results null and void, Iraqi state TV reported. The Kurdistan Region is yet to state its p ...

Iraq’s Federal Court Invalidates Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-11-20 11:59
ERBIL — The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region held on September 25. The Supreme Federal Court issued a verdict ruling that the September 25 referendum on secession from Iraq conducted by the Kur ...

The Assault on Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Dr. Sabah Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The wholesale bullying of Kurdistan is in full swing—all because this nation in a non-binding referendum voted on 25 September by a landslide to prefer freedom to subjugation. By all accounts, the voting was clean ...

Iraq bans Israeli flag following Kurdistan independence rallies

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to criminalize the flying of Israeli flags after the banners were held aloft at a number of Kurdish independence rallies in Iraq’s Kurdistan region ahead of a referendum in September. The vote to ban the fl ...

Iraq court rules no region can secede after Kurdistan independence bid

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that no region or province can secede, strengthening the government’s hand as it seeks to prevent a repeat of September’s Kurdish independence vote. The ruling was a response to a request from the ce ...

Federal Court to Hold Hearing on November 20 on Kurdish Referendum

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court has set November 20th as the date for holding a hearing on the September independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. The Federal Supreme Court has set a hearing on the 20th of November to issue a final ruling ...

Airstrikes, Civilian Casualties and Investigations

The Global Coalition - 2017-11-13 22:44
From the start of operations to defeat Daesh, up to the end of September 2017, the Coalition has conducted 27,566 airstrikes in support of its partners on the ground. With this assistance, over 6.9m Syrians and Iraqis have been liberated from Daesh, and ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Region Will Review Relationship With US

BAS News - 2017-11-07 12:04
ERBIL — President Barzani stated that he had no regrets for the independence referendum held by the Kurdistan Region on September 25 which followed by Baghdad’s military operation against the region in response to the vote. “I am very proud of the result ...

What Looms for Kurdistan

Stephen Mansfield - 2017-10-30 00:32
On September 25th, a Referendum on Independence will be voted... The post What Looms for Kurdistan appeared first on Stephen Mansfield.TV. ...

The Wrong Side of History

Stephen Mansfield - 2017-10-29 22:56
On September 25, the Kurds of Iraqi Kurdistan will have... The post The Wrong Side of History appeared first on Stephen Mansfield.TV. ...

The Kurds Are Being Betrayed

Stephen Mansfield - 2017-10-29 22:56
On September 25, Iraqi Kurdistan held a referendum regarding independence... The post The Kurds Are Being Betrayed appeared first on Stephen Mansfield.TV. ...

Kurds to halt independence plans

CNN - 2017-10-29 03:24
The leaders of Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan have proposed holding off on acting on its September independence referendum in an effort to "act responsibly in order to prevent further violence," in the face of the Iraqi government's military respon ...

PM Abadi Rejects Kurdistan’s Offer to Start Negotiations

BAS News - 2017-10-26 14:14
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday refused to accept KRG’s offer to suspend the results of the September referendum to kickstart the Erbil-Baghdad talks. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) suspended on Tuesday the results of th ...

KRG Ready to Freeze Results of Referendum to Prevent Further Bloodshed

BAS News - 2017-10-25 01:47
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has proposed new initiatives to end the growing political and military tensions between Erbil and Baghdad, one of which is freezing the results of September’s independence referendum, the KRG said late on T ...

KRG-Iran Border Crossing Expected to Reopen

BAS News - 2017-10-24 23:25
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Penjwen border crossing is expected to reopen on Wednesday after Tehran closed down all international gates with Kurdistan at the wake of September’s independence referendum. Head of Syndicate of Truck Drivers in Penjwen, Abdul ...

Why was Şengal and Kirkuk handed over?

ANHA - 2017-10-17 15:10
DILYAR JAZEERI NEWS DESK- On September 25, the referendum on the independence of Başûr Region (South Kurdistan). This referendum was initiated and determined under the supervision of the Kurdistan Democratic Party(KDP). Most of the regional and internatio ...

PYD elections in Syrian Kurdistan illegitimate

KNC Geneva - 2017-10-17 13:45
On 21st of September 2017, the first municipal elections organized by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) took place in northern Syria in territories under their control. Thereby, administrative committees for the municipalities of the Kurdish regions were e ...

Video: Kurdish referendum 2017 in 60 seconds, Michael Rubin

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:35
WASHINGTON,— Kurdistan Region might vote on independence from Iraq on September 25th, 2017. What will it mean for the Middle East and the United States? AEI resident scholar Michael Rubin explains. Michael Rubin is a former Pentagon official whose major ...

What should the U.S. do next on Iraqi Kurdistan?

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute On September 25, Iraqi Kurdistan held an independence referendum not only in its recognized territory, but also in ethnically-mixed areas of Iraq to which both it and the Iraqi government have laid claims. Th ...

Kurdistan – A New Country is Born

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
Dr. Rashid Karadaghi | Ekurd.net The people of Kurdistan have spoken and they have spoken loud and clear. On September 25, they voted overwhelmingly to start the process of separating from Iraq and building their own democratic, pluralistic, independent ...

Turkey will ‘soon’ close borders with Iraqi Kurdistan, Erdogan says

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
ANKARA,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned that Turkey would “soon” close its border crossing with Iraqi Kurdistan and airspace after the disputed referendum on independence. Iraqi Kurdish leaders went ahead with the September 25 ...

Baghdad Punishes Disputed Areas Due to Participation in Referendum

BAS News - 2017-10-12 16:52
ERBIL — Iraqi central government has stopped sending petrol and gas to the Kurdish areas under the Iraqi government’s administration in Diyala Province after they took part in the September vote on secession from Iraq. “The Iraqi government claims it doe ...

Kurdish Woman Seeking US Congress to Support Plight of Kurds from Sky

BAS News - 2017-10-12 10:44
Kurds in every corner of the world supported an independence referendum held by the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on September 25th, 2017. The support was as varied and diverse as the Kurds. There were rallies, political actions, cultural festivals, celebrati ...

Baghdad Introduces Additional Sanctions on Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-09 14:57
ERBIL — The Iraqi government on Monday introduced further measures against the Kurdistan Region in response to the independence referendum held on September 25. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi convened the Iraqi National Security Council, during whi ...

Al-Jazeera Tempest: village liberated, 30+ mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-10-03 15:17
DEIR EZ-ZOR- Syrian Democratic Forces fighters have liberated Lija village in the Jazrat axis while battles are going on in this axis resulting in killing more than 30 mercenaries. Al-Jazeera Tempest campaign launched September 9 continues achieving more ...

Iran’s Kurds are growing restless, too

The Economist - 2017-10-02 04:44
THE Kurds of Iran are calling for independence just as lustily as their cousins in Iraq, perhaps even more so. While the mood in the streets of Iraq’s Kurdish cities was generally subdued and nervous after their referendum on independence on September 25 ...

Iran: A Wounded Kolbar at the Risk of Losing His Leg

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-01 02:02
A Kurdish Kolbar who was injured last week after being shot by Border Regiment Forces at the Noosud border is hospitalised where they might amputate his right leg. On Thursday, September 21, the border guards in Nosoud Border ambushed a group of Kolbars a ...

Baghdad’s “No Fly” Sanction on Kurdistan Comes into Effect

BAS News - 2017-09-29 21:22
ERBIL — At 1800 hours on September 29, the Baghdad authorities put into effect its blockade of airspace for international flights to the airports in Erbil and Sulimanyah, said Erbil International Airport on Friday. “The published intention of Baghdad is ...

What Will China Do if the U.S. Attacks North Korea?

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-29 16:11
During a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on 19 September 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that if North Korea threatened the United States or its allies, he would “totally destroy” the nation. As tensions continue to rise between Wa ...

Iraqi Army Launches Second Phase of Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-09-29 13:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi army announce on Friday the beginning of the second phase of Hawija assault after successfully completing the plan for the first phase. The Hawija operation had been launched earlier on 21st September, after which the Iraqi army, alongs ...

Seems Iraq has No Problems Other than Kurdistan

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-09-29 08:26
AMP – Foreign Affairs By Lawk Ghafuri Like Iraq is enjoying a stable and peaceful period of time nowadays to put all their focus on opposing a democratic and peaceful Referendum that held on 25th of September in Kurdistan region so the Kurdish people vote ...

Iran: Two Prisoners hanged on Murder Charges at Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-29 02:01
On September 26, two death row prisoners were executed in the central prison of Orumiyeh. Kurdistan Human Rights Network has been informed that four prisoners sentenced to execution on murder charge were transferred to solitary confinement in Orumiyeh Cen ...

A Labour Activist Arrested in Sanandaj by Iranian Security Forces

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-29 02:01
Security forces in Sanandaj arrested a labour activist yesterday and transferred him to the intelligence headquarters in the city of Sanandaj. “On Tuesday, September 26, the security forces of Sanandaj arrested Saleh Nia (the Kurdish labour activist and a ...

UK Air Forces Hit 1,602 IS Positions in Iraq, Syria Since 2014

BAS News - 2017-09-28 20:46
ERBIL — UK Royal Air Forces have hit 1,602 Islamic State (IS) positions across Iraq and Syria since the start of the US-led coalition operation against the extremist group in September 2014, UK Defense Ministry said on Thursday. According to a statement ...

Turkish, Iraqi PMs discuss KRG referendum results in phone call

KurdPress - 2017-09-28 11:18
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and his Iraqi counterpart Haider Al-Abadi discussed in a phone call late Wednesday, September 27, the results of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) independence referendum on Monday. ...

Canada Still Planning to Arm Kurds Even After Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-28 11:06
ERBIL — Military assistance deliveries are still expected to proceed even after Kurdistan Region held an independence referendum on September 25, the Canadian Forces said on Wednesday. The Iraqi government has not signaled its desire for Canada to change ...

92.73% voted 'yes' in Kurdistan independence referendum: commission

KurdPress - 2017-09-28 08:51
The Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHREC) announced on Wednesday, September 27, that 92.73 percent had voted “yes” in favor of an independent Kurdistan, while 7.23 percent voted “no”, according to initial results. ...

In Bokan, Iran’s security forces arrested two young

Hengaw - 2017-09-27 03:02
Hengaw: According to a report from Human Rights Watch “Hengaw“, on the evening of September 22, a group of young people from the The post In Bokan, Iran’s security forces arrested two young appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Entered New Different Stage After Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-26 21:15
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said in a video message on Tuesday that Kurdistan Region entered a new phase after September 25th independence referendum. “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all of you - all parties, ethnic and re ...

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 ...

Week in Brief: Execution and Arrest

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-26 02:03
Iran executes a man publicly in Ilam for murder Iranian authorities publicly executed a prisoner on murder charges at the Modarres street in the morning of 17 September in the city of Ilam, The prisoner was sentenced to death last December for having kill ...

People of Kurdistan votes in historic Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-09-25 13:47
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum started on Monday, September 25, as was planned. The vote proceeded despite the threats and strong opposition from Iraq, regional and world powers. Polling stations opened on Monday at 8:00 am lo ...

People of Kurdistan Begin to Vote in Historic Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-25 09:30
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum started on Monday, September 25, as was planned. The vote proceeded despite the threats and strong opposition from Iraq, regional and world powers. Polling stations opened on Monday at 8:00 am local ...

Kurdistan Referendum Committee Meets with Barzani

BAS News - 2017-09-24 21:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Hight Committee for Referendum met on Saturday ahead of the independence vote on 25th September to make it clear that the referendum happens on time since Baghdad showed not willingness to reach an acceptable deal with Erbil. T ...

PUK expresses support for alternative in place of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-24 07:30
Mala Bakhtiar, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) Politburo Executive Secretary announced on Saturday, September 23, that his party has expressed its stance in support of an alternative path offered by the U.S., U.N. and U.K. in place of the Kurdish ...

Canadian MPs Voice Support for Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-24 01:43
ERBIL — Members of the Canadian Parliament extended their support for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for the 25th of September. Two Canadian MPs, who spoke to Kurdistan24 on Thursday, expressed their support for Kurdistan’s desi ...

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 ...

Kirkuk Governor Calls on People to Go to Polls on Monday

BAS News - 2017-09-23 16:01
ERBIL — Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim released a statement on Saturday to call on the population of the province to take part in Kurdistan’s independence referendum on Monday, September 25. “I call on people of Kirkuk to go to the polls on Monday, Septe ...

International Observers Arrive in Kurdistan to Observe Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-23 14:05
ERBIL — 17 lawyers from Diayrbakir, Turkey, arrived in Erbil on Saturday to observe the September 25th independence referendum of Kurdistan Region. As part of the preparations for Kurdistan’s independence referendum planned for September 25, Kurdistan Re ...

9 Kurdish citizens arrested for raising Kurdistan flag

Hengaw - 2017-09-23 03:01
Hengaw: according to the report from the Kurdish Human Rights Watch organization “Hengaw”, on Wednesday, September 20, intelligence forces arrested four The post 9 Kurdish citizens arrested for raising Kurdistan flag appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

4 key points about the Kurdistan independence vote

KurdPress - 2017-09-22 11:40
Last June, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq set September 25 as the date for a referendum on Kurdish independence. At the time, the decision received almost no notice. Now, with September 25 less than a week away, the Iraqi governm ...

Emmanuel Macron urges Barzani to postpone Kurdish polls

KurdPress - 2017-09-22 11:40
French President Emmanuel Macron has called on Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani to back down on the plan to hold referendum on the region's independence, planned for September 25. ...

What's at stake in Kurdish independence vote

CNN - 2017-09-22 06:41
From all corners, from friends and foes, the warnings are "don't do it!" But the Kurds of northern Iraq are determined to move forward with plans to hold a referendum on independence on September 25, and popular excitement is growing even as an internatio ...

Iran: Two Kurdish citizens Arrested in Dehgolan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-22 02:00
Security forces arrested two Kurdish citizens of Dehgolani and transferred them to an unknown location. “The Security forces raided Yadi Shakeri and Azad Naderi’s houses in Dehgolan on Monday, September 18 before arresting and transferring them to an unkn ...
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