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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 ...

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 ...

US Against Postponing Iraqi Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-18 23:22
ERBIL — The United States has slammed the calls for delaying the Iraqi parliamentary elections, saying it supports the vote to be held on time as scheduled by the government. “Postponing the elections would set a dangerous precedent, undermining the cons ...

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 ...

Egypt sets March date for presidential election

Waar Media - 2018-01-09 13:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Egypt’s presidential election is to take place on March 26-28, the country’s National Election Authority said on Monday. If no candidate secures more than 50 percent of the vote, a run-off election is scheduled for April 24-26. Sitting Presid ...

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 ...

Spain’s Mariano Rajoy rules out new national vote

Waar Media - 2017-12-22 23:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy has said he is willing to talk with Catalonia’s new government after an electoral upset by separatists. Whether he is willing to meet with ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is less clear. Spanish Prime Minister ...

Parliamentary election starts in Catalonia

Waar Media - 2017-12-21 14:03
WAAR-DUHOK: A parliamentary election has kicked off in Spain’s Catalonia on Thursday. The election polls opened at 09:00 local time and will be working until 20:00 when the vote counting will start. Spain’s government decided to hold a vote in late Octob ...

Three Critical African Elections

International Crisis Group - 2017-12-04 23:09
Delayed elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the stalled transition risks provoking a major crisis, are one of three critical African polls: the DRC crisis, the recent vote in Kenya and Zimbabwe’s election next year all have importa ...

North Syria witnessed national wedding

ANHA - 2017-12-02 12:28
In North Syria, young men and women and the elderly flooded on Friday to election centers in the northern regions of Syria to vote and choose their competent candidates in local administration elections. ...

+100,000 voters till now in Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-12-02 11:00
AFRIN- The Electoral High Commission stated that more than 100,000 voters have headed till now to the ballot boxes to vote in the region of Afrin which includes Afrin and al-Shahba cantons. The second round of the democratic federalism elections has been ...

Afrin voters vote in 199 centers

ANHA - 2017-12-01 13:58
people of the region of Afrin to the ballot boxes in the centers which have been identified by the High Electoral Commission for the elections, the number of "199" centers. ...

Northern Syria imminent elections; despotism is not Syrians’ destiny

ANHA - 2017-11-30 12:45
in light of the gloomy reality of Syrian dreams and meetings organized by the international forces that are somewhat like bazaars and trade-offs, the people of the North and their components are preparing to vote in the second round of the constituent fed ...

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 ...

How do citizens view local councils’ elections?

ANHA - 2017-11-27 10:35
SOLIN RASHEED AFRIN –As the elections for local administrations’ councils in northern Syria are nearing, citizens welcome elections with high morale and great hope that the candidates who they will vote for will meet their aspirations at promoting the com ...

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 ...

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

Reuters - 2017-11-20 09:30
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25 was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court official told Reuters. ...
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