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Ayaz Shalal, who works for Rasan, an organization that works for LGBTQI rights in Iraqi Kurdistan, told Gay Star News that he was "personally impressed" with the posters.
In Iraqi Kurdistan, which prides itself as a bastion of tolerance in the region, and which will vote in an independence referendum in September, a higher, yet debated, number reside.
"We appreciate and understand the legitimate aspirations of the people of the Iraqi Kurdistan." Nauert warned that the referendum could distract from the final defeat of ISIS.
Barzani declared that a referendum on full independence for Iraqi Kurdistan on Sept. 25 cannot be scrapped or delayed and threatened that any unilateral action to halt it would cause a massive bloodbath in the region.
Komalah (Society of Revolutionary Toilers of Iranian Kurdistan) is a left-wing Kurdish political party based in Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan. Komala was active in Southern Kurdistan of Iran in the 80s and 90s. Abdullah Mohtadi is the current secretary ...
Turkey, which has forged close economic ties with Iraqi Kurdistan as a means of maintaining the status quo, has been even more vehemently opposed to US backing for Kurdish groups in Syria, pointing to their ties to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK ...
The rapid advance of the left-wing Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) since they entered the city on June 6 contrasts with the slower advance of forces of the Iraqi and Iraqi Kurdistan governments in Mosul, the ISIS capital in Iraq, which the pro ...
An oil tanker loaded with the Kurdistan Region's crude oil is reportedly on route to the US after a three-year pause due to Erbil-Baghdad row.
Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani on June 7 announced an agreement among Iraqi Kurdish groups to hold a binding vote in September that could pave the way for an independent Kurdistan, free of control by the central ...
Park visitors and political asylum seekers alike frequently cross the international border at peace Arch Park in Blaine. All across the northern border, illegal ...
Sulaimani - Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament, said on Thursday (June 22) European countries need stability in the Kurdistan Region.
Ankara's interest in the issue has been twofold. First, the PKK and YPG roles in Sinjar were alarming to Turkey because the area appears to provide the anti-Turkey groups with a land bridge between their bases in Iraqi Kurdistan and Syrian Kurdistan ...
Iranian leaders and media have expressed strong opposition to the September referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan.
In October, Kurdish officials told VOA that IS fighters have been instructed to wreak as much destruction as they could on Mosul, if they were unable to hold the city against Iraqi troops and Kurdish peshmerga militiamen.
In other areas, Iraqi Kurdistan stands out at a regional level regarding rights of religious minorities. An independent report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released earlier this month described Kurdistan as "a ...
Iraqi Kurdistan would forfeit the benefits of its current semi-autonomous status in exchange for a formal independence that would impose numerous costs on it.
Many Kurds were initially supportive of the uprising against Assad, hoping it would give them an opportunity to establish an autonomous Kurdish area in northern Syria, much like Iraqi Kurdistan. The mostly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, however ...
As Iran fires missiles into Syria as part of its "crushing response" to the perpetrators of the recent unprecedented terrorist attacks in Tehran, these attacks can ...
The Iraqi Kurdish regional government's (KRG) President Masoud Barzani announced on June 7 that a referendum will be held in Iraqi Kurdistan on Sept. 25 this year. It will be a non-binding referendum - meaning that the proclamation of independence ...
The following is an internal Stratfor document listing significant meetings and events planned for the next week. Stratfor analysts use this to stay informed of the activities and travel of world leaders and to guide their areas of focus for the week.
Iraqi Kurdistan expresses hope that the independence referendum, scheduled for late September, will mark the beginning of a comprehensive dialogue with Baghdad, head of the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) Foreign Relations Department, Minister ...
Turkey's military forces on Saturday crossed the border into Iraq and clashed with rebel fighters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Iraqi Kurdistan's territory. The PKK leadership confirmed in a statement to ARA News that a unit of the Turkish ...
... says 'no going back' on referendum A Kurdish state wants good ties with its neighbors, no meddling in their affairs US defense intelligence calls 'Kurdish independence' inevitable US says it understands 'legitimate aspirations' of people in Iraqi ...
Due to the strong conservative culture in Iraqi Kurdistan, the LGBT community faces a difficult situation, but there are some signs of growing acceptance.
... at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland and screened at the 2017 True/False Film Festival in Missouri. On this special edition of Global journalist, guest host Joshua Kranzberg speaks with Akyol about the making of the film in ...
"Turkey is left alone in the region with two allies: Qatar and Iraqi Kurdistan," said Irfan Aktan, a journalist. "This loneliness isn't sustainable at all.
... to attack Mosul in northern Iraq the following Sunday, the jury was told. The court heard Hamasalih obtained documents containing the personal details of peshmerga military personnel, the force working to safeguard Iraqi Kurdistan from invading IS ...
When I was born, my father and our family had left the Barzan area to go to the Mahabad region of Iran to support the first republic of Kurdistan," Barzani said, referring to his father Mustafa Barzani who led some Kurdish peshmerga from Iraqi ...
Iraqi Kurdistan Continues to Press Independence Referendum Despite Objections - Following the declaration by the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) that an independence referendum would be held on September 25, U.S.
MASIF, Iraqi Kurdistan - In a career spanning 55 years as an independence fighter, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan is intent this year on reaching a landmark in his lifelong dream.
Dahuk, Iraqi Kurdistan - When Nadine refused to marry the 25-year-old Islamic State fighter from Yemen, he took her daughter Ronia instead.
Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG), announced a referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan's independence for September 25, 2017.
We understand and appreciate the legitimate aspirations of the people of Iraqi Kurdistan. We have expressed our concerns to the authorities in the Kurdistan Region that holding a referendum, even a nonbinding resolution at this time, will distract from ...
Senior Syrian Kurdish officials on Wednesday said they support the independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, scheduled on 25 September this year.
Iraq's central government for years has opposed the sale of Iraqi oil by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq.
While the minister did not identify the area where the operation took place, his operatives have concentrated their search on the region around the border with Iraqi Kurdistan. Iran has long had a considerable intelligence presence there, dating to ...
If you follow the Intrepid-DX Group, you know that we visited Erbil, the capitol of Iraqi Kurdistan in April 2010 and conducted the YI9PSE DXpedition.
All the major Iranian Kurdish opposition parties for instance are fighting ISIL in Iraq or Syria, each of them has thousands of fighters, KDP-I(Iran) has over a 100 fallen fighters in the ranks of peshmerga in Iraqi Kurdistan, PJAK the same in Rojava ...
Kurds should not make unilateral decision on re... The federal government of Iraq on Friday stated that Kurds in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region should n... KRP Official: Kurdish diaspora to participate in independence referendum ...
''Bulgaria has not expressed an official position on the upcoming referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan'', Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told the Parliament in response to a question about a meeting with Masoud Barzani, President of the ...
Meanwhile, the leadership of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region announced that the region will hold a referendum on independence on September 25th, 2017.
But the United States remains skeptical of the Kurds' long-standing dream of full independence, fearing a split could provoke a new round of conflict in Iraq.
Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom, said on June 9 it was considering an offer to expand its activities Iraqi's Kurdistan Region, mirroring a move in the region by Russian peer Rosneft. Gazprom Neft is working on three oil projects ...
Turkey's prime minister has denounced an "irresponsible" decision by Iraqi Kurdistan to hold an independence referendum in September.
Tensions remain high among political parties in Iraqi Kurdistan, and the region's Parliament has not met since October 2015.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is discouraging Iraqi Kurdistan's planned independence referendum set for later this year.
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Regardless of the geopolitics, Iraqi Kurdistan has basically been running itself for a while now and I can only hope they can finally obtain their independence.
In general, this is not always the case for IDPs, but due to the welcoming attitudes of society in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan, only a tiny minority reported discrimination or violence toward them because they were IDPs. As the liberation of ISIL ...
London - Genel Energy co-founder Nathaniel Rothschild quit on Monday in the latest high-profile departure at the loss-making Iraqi Kurdistan oil producer, which will now be dominated by Turkish owners and focused on Turkey's gas market. Shares in ...


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