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Gulf News
Iraq’s Kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrestexperiment,” Masoud Barzani, the Kurdish regional president, said to roars of a
Gulf News / Posted 3 hours ago
experiment,” Masoud Barzani, the Kurdish regional president, said to roars of applause at a rally of tens of thousands in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish region, on Friday evening.But beneath the sea of flag-waving, the Kurdish region continues... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Iraq's Kurds set for independence voteA voting ballot book at a voting station ahead of tomorrow's planned referendum
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 hours ago
A voting ballot book at a voting station ahead of tomorrow's planned referendum for the Kurdistan region, in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. (Safin Hamed, AFP) Arbil, Iraq - Iraqi Kurds were preparing to vote in... Read more
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6h
Hindustantimes.com
Iran blocks all Iraqi Kurdistan flights ahead of referendum: Officialreferendum opposed by Tehran. “At the request of the central government of Ira
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 6 hours ago
referendum opposed by Tehran. “At the request of the central government of Iraq, all flights from Iran to Sulaymaniyah and Arbil, as well as all flights through our airspace originating from the Kurdistan region, have been stopped,” said Supreme... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Turkish parliament extends mandate for troops in Iraq, SyriaMonday was a "threat to national security". The mandate had been due to run ou
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 22 hours ago
Monday was a "threat to national security". The mandate had been due to run out on Oct 30. Ankara has repeatedly warned Arbil of the "heavy cost" of the poll, while Iraq, Iran and the United States have urged the KRG against the non-binding Sep... Read more
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Gulf News
Passion for kabab sparks Iraqi-Kurdish friendshipparents, the two met in Vancouver and hit it off right away.They shared a passi
Gulf News / Posted yesterday
parents, the two met in Vancouver and hit it off right away.They shared a passion for a local kabob joint called Kabab Arbil.“Moe would always tell me lets go for Iraqi food and I would be like dude, this is Kurdish food. We later realised its... Read more
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Gulf News
Kurdistan: A story of broken promisesKurds take part in a rally in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli in suppo
Gulf News / Posted yesterday
Kurds take part in a rally in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli in support of an independence referendum in Arbil. By Sami MoubayedCorrespondent Beirut: The first Kurdish independence movement dates back to 1880, when a prominent... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Iraq Kurd head resists pressure to scrap independence voteARBIL: Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani insisted on Friday (Sep 22) that a c
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
ARBIL: Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani insisted on Friday (Sep 22) that a controversial Sep 25 independence referendum for his autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq will go ahead, even as last-minute negotiations aimed to change his... Read more
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3d
Gulf News
Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendumthe referendum will “not be beneficial” Iraqi Kurdish peshmergas take part in
Gulf News / Posted 3 days ago
the referendum will “not be beneficial” Iraqi Kurdish peshmergas take part in a gathering to urge people to vote in the in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Wednesday. ANKARA: Turkey, Iran and Iraq have... Read more
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6d
Gulf News
Fallon to persuade Iraqi Kurds to drop referendumat a meeting later Monday to call off a controversial September 25 independence
Gulf News / Posted 6 days ago
at a meeting later Monday to call off a controversial September 25 independence referendum.“I will be this afternoon in Arbil to tell Massoud Barzani that we do not support the Kurdish referendum,” he said at a press conference in Baghdad.“We... Read more
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Gulf News
Iraqi Kurds pressure Baghdad with referendum bidwas no immediate reaction from Barzani’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), but
Gulf News / Posted 6 days ago
was no immediate reaction from Barzani’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), but streets in the northern region’s capital of Arbil remain festooned with red, white and green Kurdish flags and huge crowds have gathered at rallies to support the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Kurds: one stateless people across four countriesIraqi Kurds stand outside Kurdistan’s parliament building in Arbil, the capital
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
Iraqi Kurds stand outside Kurdistan’s parliament building in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq on September 15, 2017. AFP The Kurds, a non-Arab ethnic group, number between 25 and 35 million people who are spread... Read more
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7d
Gulf News
Saudi Arabia offers mediation between Kurds and BaghdadBarzani emphasised the significance of the historical relations between Arbil a
Gulf News / Posted 7 days ago
Barzani emphasised the significance of the historical relations between Arbil and Riyadh Source: KRP Kurdish Regional PresidencySaudi’s Arab Gulf Affairs Minister Thamer al-Sabhan (L) in a meeting with Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan... Read more
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7d
Gulf News
Iraq says may use force if Kurdish referendum turns violentthe referendum in disputed areas is particularly provocative and destabilising,
Gulf News / Posted 7 days ago
the referendum in disputed areas is particularly provocative and destabilising,” the statement read.Tensions between Arbil and Baghdad have flared in the lead-up to the Sept. 25 vote.Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish... Read more
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8d
Channel NewsAsia
UN urges Iraqi Kurds to drop referendum, hold talksresult-oriented partnership negotiations... on how to resolve all the problems
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
result-oriented partnership negotiations... on how to resolve all the problems and outstanding issues" between Baghdad and Arbil. The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) based in the northern city of Arbil is embroiled in long-standing disputes with... Read more
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8d
Channel NewsAsia
Iraq Kurd MPs approve independence referendumARBIL: Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers on Friday (Sep 15) voted to hold an independence
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
ARBIL: Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers on Friday (Sep 15) voted to hold an independence referendum set in motion by regional president Massud Barzani, who has kept open the option of postponing it under American pressure. In the face of bitter opposition... Read more
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9d
Gulf News
Kurdish referendum could end Baghdad-Arbil cooperationreferendum but door still open for last minute compromise Former Iraqi Kurdish
Gulf News / Posted 9 days ago
referendum but door still open for last minute compromise Former Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters walk near the citadel in Arbil. Arbil: The Iraqi Kurdish parliament voted Friday on holding an independence referendum while keeping the door open... Read more
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9d
Gulf News
Daesh attack in southern Iraq kills at least 80By Tamer El-Ghobashy and Mustafa Salim, Washington Post Arbil: A coordinated a
Gulf News / Posted 9 days ago
By Tamer El-Ghobashy and Mustafa Salim, Washington Post Arbil: A coordinated attack on a restaurant and a security checkpoint in southern Iraq killed at least 80 people Thursday, police and health officials said, in a rare spasm of violence... Read more
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10d
Gulf News
Daesh blast in southern Iraq kills at least 80By Tamer El-Ghobashy and Mustafa Salim, Washington Post Arbil: A coordinated a
Gulf News / Posted 10 days ago
By Tamer El-Ghobashy and Mustafa Salim, Washington Post Arbil: A coordinated attack on a restaurant and a security checkpoint in southern Iraq killed at least 80 people Thursday, police and health officials said, in a rare spasm of violence... Read more
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Gulf News
Daesh blast in southern Iraq kills at least 50By Tamer El-Ghobashy and Mustafa Salim, Washington Post Arbil: A coordinated a
Gulf News / Posted 10 days ago
By Tamer El-Ghobashy and Mustafa Salim, Washington Post Arbil: A coordinated attack on a restaurant and a security checkpoint in southern Iraq killed at least 50 people Thursday, police and health officials said, in a rare spasm of violence... Read more
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10d
News 24 South Africa
Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence despite region's fears2017-09-14 14:59 Kurdish protesters wave flags at a rally in Arbil, northern I
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
2017-09-14 14:59 Kurdish protesters wave flags at a rally in Arbil, northern Iraq. (Safin Hamed, AFP) Irbil - Iraq's Kurds vote this month on whether or not they support independence for... Read more
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11d
Gulf News
Barzani vows to press on with Kurdish referendum, defying Iraq parliamentfirst round of talks in August concerning the referendum. An Iraqi delegation w
Gulf News / Posted 11 days ago
first round of talks in August concerning the referendum. An Iraqi delegation was expected to visit the Kurdish capital of Arbil in early September for a second round of talks, but the visit has yet to happen with less than two weeks before the... Read more
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11d
Gulf News
For Iraq’s long-suffering Kurds, independence beckonsinto an independent state Iraqi Kurds celebrate while urging people to vote in
Gulf News / Posted 11 days ago
into an independent state Iraqi Kurds celebrate while urging people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on September 8, 2017. Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region... Read more
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13d
Gulf News
Referendum shortens road to Kurdish independenceto hold a referendum on independence in a move that has been fiercely resisted
Gulf News / Posted 13 days ago
to hold a referendum on independence in a move that has been fiercely resisted by Iraq, Turkey and Iran Iraqi Kurds in Arbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, celebrate while urging people to vote in the referendum... Read more
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13d
Gulf News
Iraqi Kurds ‘prepared to draw own borders’, Barzani warns BaghdadGovernment agreed to hold an advisory referendum on independence.Kurds will be
Gulf News / Posted 13 days ago
Government agreed to hold an advisory referendum on independence.Kurds will be able to vote in three provinces: Dohuk, Arbil and Sulaimaniyah, as well as areas outside the region’s administration: Kirkuk, Makhmour, Khanaqin and Sinjar.“This is... Read more
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17d
Gulf News
Kurd rebels in Iraq mountains shrug off Turkey-Iran threatswere mainly intended to unsettle Iraqi Kurds.Speaking in Koysinjaq, 60 kilometr
Gulf News / Posted 17 days ago
were mainly intended to unsettle Iraqi Kurds.Speaking in Koysinjaq, 60 kilometres east of the autonomous region’s capital Arbil, Aso Hassan Zada said Iran and Turkey had only one shared interest—their opposition to the September 25 referendum.Both... Read more
28d
Hindustantimes.com
France pledges support to Iraq as it emerges from war against ISISJean-Yves Le Drian (L) and French Defence Minister Florence Parly (R) ahead of
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 28 days ago
Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and French Defence Minister Florence Parly (R) ahead of their meeting on August 26, 2017, in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. (AFP) France and other western countries are worried... Read more
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29d
The Manila Times
French ministers visit Iraq in support of IS fighttheir July victory over the group in second city Mosul. The ministers will also
The Manila Times / Posted 29 days ago
their July victory over the group in second city Mosul. The ministers will also meet Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani in Arbil, where they are to echo calls by Pentagon chief Jim Mattis for the postponement of next month’s independence... Read more
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Gulf News
Turkey says it conveyed concerns about Iraqi Kurdish referendum to ArbilOur expectation from Arbil is clear: that is the cancellation of the referendum
Gulf News / Posted a month ago
Our expectation from Arbil is clear: that is the cancellation of the referendum — Ankara ANKARA: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday he had conveyed Turkey’s concerns about northern Iraq’s decision to hold an independence... Read more
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