Rudaw


09/21/2017 02:00 PM
KRG condemns Turkish airstrikes killing 7 people in Duhok province
It also called on Turkey to respect neighborly relations

09/21/2017 01:15 PM
US: If referendum proceeds, int'l support for Erbil-Baghdad talks ‘foreclosed’
“The United States urges Iraqi Kurdish leaders to accept

09/21/2017 01:59 AM
Holding referendum now is ‘dangerous step’: Gorran, Komal
Gorran and Komal call for the vote to be postponed until time is right

09/21/2017 01:52 AM
UPDATED: PM Barzani: Military attack on Kurdistan is ‘impossible’
PM Barzani said Abadi has not rejected dialogue with Kurdistan

09/20/2017 11:49 PM
7 dead in Turkish airstrikes in northern Kurdistan Region

09/20/2017 10:38 PM
Barzani delivers emotional speech at Sulaimani referendum rally

09/20/2017 08:26 PM
EU on referendum: Unilateral actions must be avoided
Unilateral actions 'must be avoided' said EU

09/20/2017 07:00 PM
Barzani: Kurdistan to say 'goodbye' to Iraq within 2 years from referendum
people in Sulaimani would be “pioneers” on September 25

09/20/2017 06:25 PM
Russia waiting to see if Kurdistan referendum results are recognized
in favor of territorial integrity of regional states

09/20/2017 03:29 PM
Some in Sulaimani extinguish 100 torches as they bury Sykes–Picot
One torch remained lit to mark creation of an independent state

09/20/2017 03:00 PM
Gorran may leave coalition gov’t, become opposition
If referendum goes ahead, Gorran may form opposition

09/20/2017 12:45 PM
Erdogan advisor: Turkey worries referendum to spark Hashd-Peshmerga war
they are living on another planet

09/20/2017 02:33 AM
Female Peshmerga receives UNESCO ‘hero’ award in New York
Lt. Kochar Saleh Haji, is an 8-year veteran of the Peshmerga

09/20/2017 12:55 AM
PUK expected to accept resignation of Barham Salih
Barham Salih will not be forming his own party

09/19/2017 11:46 PM
Kurdish FM: Iraq’s judiciary doesn’t function, ruling won’t affect Region
“This decision in no way will affect the region

09/19/2017 09:40 PM
Kirkuk council: Gov Karim’s dismissal a ‘political decision’ by Baghdad
The decision to remove the governor is vested with the KPC

09/19/2017 08:29 PM
Barzani gives Baghdad ultimatum: Provide alternative in 3 days or vote proceeds
Baghdad must agree to an internationally-backed alternative

09/19/2017 08:23 PM
Turkey, France, UN working on new alternative to referendum: Minister
KRG's Falah Mustafa met with Turkey's foreign minister in New York

09/19/2017 06:14 PM
Main offensive to defeat ISIS in Hawija begins after referendum: Peshmerga
Small preparatory ops will begin this week, say Peshmerga

09/19/2017 05:15 PM
Saudi Arabia 'looks forward' to Kurdistan heeding UN proposals
accept international mediation to resolve the current crisis

09/19/2017 03:00 PM
Abadi and Erdogan voice opposition to Kurdistan’s referendum in phone call
Erdogan stressed Ankara’s “full support” for Baghdad

09/19/2017 01:43 PM
VP Rasul, Gov Karim rally for Kurdistan independence in Kirkuk
“Together, we have to protect the unity of our nation

09/19/2017 01:16 PM
People in Sulaimani show support for Kurdish independence

09/19/2017 11:30 AM
Referendum will not define Kurdistan’s borders: PM Barzani
Drawing borders 'can only be achieved through serious dialogue with Baghdad'

09/19/2017 02:45 AM
One reported dead after shots fired at pro-referendum supporters in Kirkuk
One person has reportedly died and two have been injured

09/19/2017 02:05 AM
Young Kurds debate: Is time right for the referendum?
Four young professional Kurds debate the independence referendum

09/19/2017 01:19 AM
Referendum can be postponed only with guarantees on independence: Barzani
President Barzani met with UK Defense Minister Michael Fallon

09/19/2017 12:00 AM
Special vote for Peshmerga, security takes place on September 25
Electoral commission says it's up to the task

09/18/2017 10:55 PM
Nouri al-Maliki killed more Arabs than Israel ever did: Kurdish official
Maliki have said they do not allow a 'second Israel' in Iraq

09/18/2017 10:13 PM
Parliament to address salary cuts, financial reforms
Parliament is expected to hold a session this week

09/18/2017 09:30 PM
Finance minister resigns from Gorran to support referendum
As a son of a Peshmerga, I shall support the referendum

09/18/2017 08:40 PM
Turkish and Kurdish foreign ministers meet in New York

09/18/2017 07:48 PM
Global pressure grows on Kurdistan to postpone vote
UN, Spain, France all voiced opposition to holding the referendum at this time

09/18/2017 05:00 PM
Iraqi Supreme Court rules to suspend Kurdish referendum until final ruling

09/18/2017 04:40 PM
Shiite leader warns of cycle of violence after Kurdistan referendum
'occupied' nations have right to self-determination, Kurdistan is not

09/18/2017 03:12 PM
Kurdistan drops ration card requirement for diaspora e-voters
diaspora had complained about the card

09/18/2017 12:00 PM
Barzani to independence rally in Washington: US should support Kurds
United States of America should “stand by the people of Kurdistan.”

09/17/2017 11:40 PM
Independence rallies in, outside of Kurdistan increase as vote date nears
“We promise by our soul to vote for the independence of Kurdistan,”

09/17/2017 10:54 PM
Kurdistan refuses current US-backed alternative to referendum

09/17/2017 08:04 PM
Kurdistan election commission approves 'political entity' of KRG former PM Salih
Barham Salih says his list “promotes good governance & accountability.”

09/17/2017 06:01 PM
Turkey’s Erdogan to meet Iraq’s PM Abadi to discuss Kurdistan independence
Erdogan says he and Abadi are on the same page.

09/17/2017 02:30 PM
Suicide bombers target base in Makhmour, US confirms no casualties
Three attackers blew themselves up

09/17/2017 03:15 AM
Saudi Arabia offers mediation for resolving Erbil-Baghdad disputes
Saudi Arabia has not, however, expressed support or opposition to independence referendum,

09/17/2017 02:10 AM
Final de-escalation zone established in Syria after six rounds of Astana peace talks
"It already has reduced fighting in many areas."

09/17/2017 12:30 AM
Car bomb in Kirkuk kills three, wounds nine
The bombing went off at Adan neighborhood

09/16/2017 09:57 PM
Barzani to Kurdistan neighbors: You never worried about Iraq’s unity, sovereignty
I wish I knew since when have you become so worried about the territorial integrity of Iraq

09/16/2017 09:14 PM
President Barzani: Time is too late for an alternative to referendum
Barzani rules out alternative to referendum, and therefore calls on people to vote on September 25

09/16/2017 07:45 PM
Large rallies for independence at home and abroad
More than 20,000 people are participating in a carnival at the Duhok stadium.

09/16/2017 06:51 PM
UK says it ‘does not support’ Kurdistan referendum, calls for talks with Baghdad
Negotiation should be "time limited" and backed by Intl. community

09/16/2017 05:57 PM
Former KRG PM Barham Salih registers own political entity to run in elections

09/16/2017 03:56 PM
PUK: Kurdistan should take US, UK, UN alternative to referendum ‘very seriously’

09/16/2017 02:45 PM
Rally planned for Kurdistan Region’s referendum in Washington on Sunday
America needs to realize Kurdistan is not 50-50 on independence

09/16/2017 03:40 AM
White House demands KRG to 'call off' Kurdistan independence referendum
Barzani said they do not listen to the outside world

09/16/2017 01:43 AM
Festival-goers celebrate with Kurdistan’s colors in Erbil park

09/16/2017 01:29 AM
Gorran slams Kurdistan parliament's first session
Gorran and Komal boycotted the session that voted for referendum

09/16/2017 12:48 AM
Kurdistan parliament approves independence referendum on Sept 25
65 MPs voted in favor of holding the Kurdish referendum

09/15/2017 07:55 PM
Barzani: No alternative has been offered that can replace referendum
Barzani: “To this date, we have not received an alternative that can take the place of the referendum,”

09/15/2017 01:00 PM
Ahmed Saeb of Erbil wins mixed martial arts bout in Kurdistan
Saeb competed in the welterweight division

09/15/2017 01:45 AM
McGurk describes parliament’s vote to remove Kirkuk governor ‘wrong’, Karim claims
Karim says referendum will go ahead in Kirkuk on September 25

09/15/2017 12:45 AM
McGurk: Entire coalition can’t support ‘ill-advised’ Kurdish referendum
"that’s the position of our entire international coalition

09/14/2017 10:45 PM
UN, US, UK present alternative to referendum, Kurdish leadership to study it
McGurk: the referendum lacks “international legitimacy”

09/14/2017 09:25 PM
President Barzani insists on referendum date at large independence rally
Attendees filled the football stadium

09/14/2017 09:08 PM
Kurdistan and Kirkuk defy Iraqi parliament's vote to remove Governor Karim
Kirkuk Provincial Council alone can remove or replace Governor

09/14/2017 06:50 PM
Shiite leader warns of civil war if referendum proceeds
“We have to all ramp up our efforts to prevent the referendum and independence from happening,”

09/14/2017 03:12 PM
Turkey warns Kurdistan will pay a ‘price’ if referendum goes ahead
There will most certainly be a price to pay: Turkey's Foreign Ministry

09/14/2017 02:07 PM
20 students from Kurdistan universities to go to China for IT training
last year’s group had taken “great advantage” from programs they took part in

09/14/2017 11:43 AM
Kurdistan parliament session postponed to Friday
The session will be “on the question of referendum and self-determination right,”

09/14/2017 02:20 AM
150 Kurds en route to Europe captured, deported to Syria plead for help from KRG
“we are living in a terrible conditions and there are children and women among us.”

09/13/2017 10:15 PM
Thousands hold independence referendum rally in Erbil
“let us altogether on September 25 vote and say ‘Yes’

09/13/2017 09:35 PM
Kirkuk governor urges people to not react to 'provocative' comments aimed at sabotaging referendum
We are calling on all the people of Kirkuk not to get provoked at all by bad words

09/13/2017 07:32 PM
President Barzani slams Iraqi parliament vote that rejected Kurdish referendum
Barzani also slammed Abadi's remarks that said Kurds will 'lose' their achievements if vote goes ahead

09/13/2017 06:46 PM
Kurdistan Region parliament to reconvene on Thursday morning
Gorran and komal are yet to say whether they attend the session

09/13/2017 04:45 PM
TOP REPORT: Peshmerga ready for Hawija, unsure of coordination with Hashd

09/13/2017 02:21 AM
Barzani insists Kirkuk participates in referendum, Kurdistan respects their will
Barzani: Kurdistan has the right to self-defense

09/12/2017 10:01 PM
Erbil to Baghdad: Respect US-backed agreement for army to stay out of disputes
Iraqi parliament called on PM to take "all measures" against Kurdish vote

09/12/2017 08:27 PM
President Barzani promises ‘special status’ in meeting with Kirkuk components
some Arab and Turkmen parties will boycott referendum

09/12/2017 08:15 PM
KDP, Gorran, PUK agree in principle to reactivate Kurdistan parliament
Top of agenda is reactivation of parliament, scheduled to sit 14/9

09/12/2017 07:20 PM
Kurds boycott Diyala council's vote against holding Kurdistan referendum in province
the majority of the Council’s members voted against

09/12/2017 02:15 AM
President Barzani meets with UN's Jan Kubis two weeks before independence vote
"SRSG reiterated the UN view

09/12/2017 01:40 AM
Kurdish Peshmerga ambush ISIS militants fleeing from Tal Afar
17 ISIS militants killed

09/11/2017 09:51 PM
KDP, PUK, Gorran to hold trilateral meeting on Tuesday
PUK and KDP will also have a trilateral meeting with Komal

09/11/2017 08:00 PM
IN-PICTURES: Carrying torch for Kurdistan independence to Newroz mountain

09/11/2017 06:15 PM
Shiite fighters 'force' town council to oust Kurdish mayor: official
Mandali’s local council has voted to remove the Kurdish mayor following a day of tensions

09/11/2017 12:01 PM
Christian village draws on its Peshmerga history to support independence
Christian village Dure has rich history of support for Kurdish struggle

09/11/2017 02:02 AM
Barzani urges tolerance, warns against harsh language in referendum talk
The referendum will in no way affect the continued friendship and brotherhood between the Kurdistan and Iraq nations

09/10/2017 10:30 PM
Referendum council backs parliament sitting Sept 14, resuming ‘normal sessions’

09/10/2017 09:28 PM
'Yes to knowing Kurds exist': referendum rally draws crowds in Geneva
"Yes for Kurdistan independence"

09/10/2017 06:51 PM
Kurdistan parliament to convene on Thursday after KDP-PUK deal

09/10/2017 04:55 PM
UPDATED: Armed group take Kurdistan flag down in disputed town
They demand the local government cancel decision to participate in referendum

09/10/2017 02:30 AM
Newroz capital Akre prepares independence festival

09/10/2017 02:02 AM
UPDATE: Arab League leader in Erbil to persuade Kurds to call off referendum

09/10/2017 01:21 AM
Kirkuk’s Turkmen call for referendum boycott
“We call on all members of our Turkmen people to boycott the referendum

09/10/2017 12:06 AM
Hundreds stage ‘No for Now’ rally against Kurdistan referendum
Speakers argued referendum is to distract people from real problems

09/09/2017 03:37 PM
Kurdish parties race against time to reactivate parliament
KDP says parliament must sit before Sept. 15

09/09/2017 02:08 AM
‘Yes’ rallies draw crowds for Kurdistan referendum
Rallies were held Friday in Erbil, Shaqlawa, Duhok, Qushtapa

09/09/2017 01:42 AM
Coalition predicts Hawija operations to be like multi-front Tal Afar
Coalition estimates fewer than 1,000 ISIS in Hawija area

09/09/2017 01:05 AM
Sunni MP from disputed province urges Kurds to choose peace, stability
His faction will consider sending observers to monitor the vote

09/08/2017 08:41 PM
PUK gives last notice on final push to reactivate parliament
PUK plays a mediator role. But it may be forced to pick a side between KDP and Gorran

09/08/2017 07:16 PM
Four ISIS militants killed, two imprisoned by Peshmerga near Tal Afar

09/08/2017 02:44 AM
‘Sharp rise’ in displacement ahead of Hawija offensive
Arrivals in Kirkuk have more than doubled

09/08/2017 01:13 AM
Two suspected ISIS militants arrested in Kirkuk province
One is reportedly the son of the Al-Qaeda head in Hamrin

09/08/2017 12:10 AM
Polling station information now available online
The site provides info for voters in Kurdistan Region and Kurdistani areas

09/07/2017 09:08 PM
PUK: Parliament must be reactivated ‘as soon as possible’
PUK will convey its message to Gorran, Komal within two days

09/07/2017 05:01 PM
Kurdish Peshmerga fight off another ISIS attack in Tuz Khurmatu
the confrontation lasted an hour and a half leaving a number of ISIS attackers dead

09/07/2017 01:00 PM
Bodies of three Peshmerga killed by ISIS recovered from mass grave
Their bodies have been returned to Kurdistan for burial

09/07/2017 11:38 AM
What does Iran want from Kurdistan?
Kurdistan's independence benefits Iran

09/07/2017 02:51 AM
Abadi blames Peshmerga fragmentation for delay in Hawija op
Offensive against ISIS in Hawija is expected to begin soon

09/06/2017 11:06 PM
Barzani: Committing to Iraq post-Saddam was mistake, now is time to leave
we made a big mistake when going to Baghdad with a clear heart and goodwill

09/06/2017 04:15 PM
Kurdistan referendum commission reveals four-language sample ballot
Kurdish, Arabic, Turkmen and Assyrian

09/06/2017 02:30 PM
Barzani: Kurdistan is in an Iraq divided along sectarian, religious lines
his duties will finish after independence

09/06/2017 12:19 AM
Election commission opens offices in Kirkuk and Shingal
285 voting stations will be set up in Kirkuk, 30 of them in IDP camps

09/05/2017 09:21 PM
Online diaspora voter registration extended
Online registration is now available through to September 22

09/05/2017 08:33 PM
PUK, Gorran meeting ends without final agreement
PUK and Gorran have a strategic alliance but differ over referendum

09/05/2017 06:38 PM
Kurdish MPs discuss independence referendum at Finland's parliament

09/05/2017 03:14 PM
Kurdistan independence referendum campaigning has officially begun
No and Yes campaigns kick off

09/05/2017 02:57 AM
Deputy PM Talabani urges ‘unanimity’ in advance of referendum
'Current conditions require us to be unanimous more than we have ever been'

09/04/2017 08:51 PM
Kurdish diaspora eager to vote but locked out of online process
Many Kurds in diaspora do not have the ration card, mandatory for registration

09/04/2017 06:40 PM
UK to support Erbil-Baghdad discussions up until '25th of September'
we fully understand the aspirations of the Kurdish people and that is a matter for them

09/04/2017 05:30 PM
Gorran, Komal call for Kurdistan to delay referendum, want parliament reactivated

09/04/2017 04:28 PM
Kurdistan referendum commission invites international observers
The forms can be emailed or delivered by hand

09/04/2017 03:09 PM
Shiite leader talks about Kurdistan referendum, budget, oil dispute
“if there is goodwill, a resolution could be reached

09/03/2017 10:00 PM
Peshmerga commanders are ready for Hawija offensive
“We have prepared ourselves for the Hawija war.

09/03/2017 09:00 PM
Commission: Official referendum campaigning begins on Sep 5
18 days of official campaigning

09/03/2017 01:35 PM
Governor denies reports he called to expel Turkmens and Arabs from Kirkuk
Controversy comes after Kirkuk's vote to join independence referendum

09/03/2017 01:50 AM
Barzani congratulates Abadi for Tal Afar, urges continued coordination
continuation of coordination and shared work

09/03/2017 12:12 AM
Filing for Kurdistan Region's presidential, parliamentary elections begins Sunday
Vote to be held on November 1

09/02/2017 09:20 PM
Ration card plus one document required to register for Kurdistan’s e-vote
Ration card has become an official document since mid-1990s

09/02/2017 04:06 PM
Dozens of foreign ISIS families detained by Peshmerga
They come from various nationalities such as Russia, Turkey, Iran and Tajikistan.

09/01/2017 11:19 PM
Anti-ISIS Hawija offensive expected to begin within days
Iraqi forces are moving into position near Hawija

09/01/2017 08:32 PM
Minority groups want leading positions in future Kurdistan state
“we asked the position of the deputy president to be given to the Turkmen nation,"

09/01/2017 05:30 PM
US Gen Townsend expects more Peshmerga contributions in Hawija
“They've held a stalwart defense"

09/01/2017 01:29 PM
Kurdistan celebrates Eid during month of historic vote on independence

09/01/2017 02:03 AM
'Protesters' storm NRT’s Duhok office demanding support for referendum
“We want NRT channel to say yes like every other channel,” a man said

09/01/2017 12:17 AM
Referendum e-vote registration begins for diaspora

08/31/2017 07:00 PM
Have Kurds lost their connection with nature?
Rapid societal change has led to a lost connection with the land

08/31/2017 03:08 PM
Diyala residents fear Hashd retaliation for participating in referendum
If a Kurd returns to Saadia, they know it is for the subject of voting and the subject of the referendum

08/31/2017 03:02 AM
Kurdistan must stay strong if it wants independence, says Barzani
Barzani recounted a heated argument with Paul Bremer over Peshmerga

08/30/2017 10:50 PM
KRG and Pearl Petroleum reach 'full and final settlement'
It is between KRG and Dana Gas, Crescent Petroleum, and Pearl Petroleum Company

08/30/2017 05:36 PM
President Masoud Barzani says he will resign if people vote against independence
Erbil may consider to postpone the vote until late 2018 if given guarantees

08/30/2017 02:30 PM
US defense secretary did not oppose Kurdistan referendum, explains President Barzani
"holding the referendum is your right

08/30/2017 02:44 AM
Kurdistan security questions ‘suspicious’ transfer of ISIS to Iraq border
'This raises many questions,' said Kurdistan Region Security Council

08/30/2017 01:16 AM
ISIS fight brought American and Kurdish allies ‘even closer’
President Barzani hosted a US political and military delegation

08/29/2017 10:38 PM
UPDATE: Kirkuk province votes in favor of participating in Kurdistan's referendum
Abadi: Kirkuk's decision is 'wrong'

08/29/2017 06:25 PM
Peshmerga kill 130 ISIS militants trying to flee from Tal Afar to Syria
A woman among civilians also blew herself up

08/29/2017 04:30 PM
Mosul IDP suffocates himself to death in camp as humanitarians urge psychological care
'Psychosocial services are an essential aspect of assistance'

08/29/2017 01:05 PM
Kurdish Peshmerga fend off more deadly attacks in Tuz Khurmatu
1 Peshmerga killed and another wounded

08/29/2017 01:00 AM
Turkish scholar expects his nation to accept clear ‘Yes’ vote in Kurdistan
80 percent of the votes were positive

08/28/2017 10:20 PM
Women strive for success in media: One Rudaw journalist’s story
Engineer and journalist, Shahyan Tahseen sees success despite societal pressure

08/28/2017 08:37 PM
Kurdish security free 7 Yezidi women, a Christian near Tal Afar
300 families have fled to the Peshmerga-held areas from Tal Afar

08/28/2017 06:40 PM
Peshmerga capture 12, kill at least 5 ISIS north of Tal Afar

08/28/2017 04:00 PM
PKK confirms arrest of Turkish intelligence officials in Sulaimani
“No doubt the PKK can publish news about the arrest of the MIT officials

08/28/2017 02:35 PM
Only 7 Yezidis rescued from Tal Afar where 500 were once held

08/28/2017 02:58 AM
Ukraine, Sri Lanka to open consulates in Kurdistan
This will bring the number of foreign representatives to 38

08/28/2017 12:30 AM
Yezidis given property deeds in joint UN-Germany project
Yezidis in Snuny area had never had deeds of home ownership

08/27/2017 08:19 PM
Anti-ISIS operation in Hawija might not be next: Kirkuk governor
Indications from Baghdad are that Hawija may not be next

08/27/2017 06:23 PM
Following Saturday’s explosion, Zeravani forces to destroy all weapons confiscated from ISIS
Saturday explosion was not caused by a terrorist act, the force said

08/27/2017 01:14 PM
First TEDx event held in Duhok 'gives people an opportunity to think'
It took five moths and 75 volunteers to organize the event

08/27/2017 12:02 PM
Veteran Peshmerga killed, four injured by planted bomb west of Kirkuk

08/27/2017 02:59 AM
Kurdish diaspora and friends rally for referendum in Germany
A message from President Barzani was read to crowd of 1,000s

08/27/2017 02:43 AM
Weapons storage explodes near Erbil, no casualties
The incident is not terror related, a commander of the Zeravani force said.

08/27/2017 12:00 AM
France stands by Kurdistan at times of war and peace, FM
French troops will continue to stay in Kurdistan

08/26/2017 10:07 PM
Watercraft festival attracts visitors to Kurdistan’s Darbandi Rania

08/26/2017 06:08 PM
Duhok film festival 2017 edition ‘inspired by hope’
Duhok IFF runs from September 9 through 16

08/26/2017 11:50 AM
Komala Peshmerga turn themselves in after deadly clashes with civilians
the involved persons “have turned themselves in to the security forces

08/26/2017 01:15 AM
UPDATED: Deadly clashes between civilians, Iranian Kurdish parties

08/26/2017 12:25 AM
Kirkuk provincial council puts referendum on agenda for Tuesday meeting
"This [referendum] is not for incorporation into the state of Kurdistan... This is just participation,"

08/25/2017 11:40 PM
US is open to backing new dialogue on future of Kurdistan and Iraq
a new framework for dialogue on a host of issues

08/25/2017 03:05 PM
KRG reveals Kurdistan's referendum wording; overseas voting on Sept 23
Eligible voters can choose a simple “Yes” or “No”

08/25/2017 01:30 PM
Kurdistan must clean up its rivers choking with garbage and waste
Kurdistan's rivers are dumping ground for municipal, industrial, personal waste

08/25/2017 12:00 PM
KRG graduates hundreds of minority soldiers in Nineveh Plains
Yezidis, Kakeis, Shabaks, Christians, and Arabs are among the graduates

08/25/2017 02:33 AM
Online voter registration for Kurdistan diaspora opens September 1
The diaspora will vote on the same day as people in Kurdistan – September 25. Photo: screenshot

08/24/2017 09:49 PM
Referendum illegitimate without parliamentary act, says speaker

08/24/2017 01:30 PM
PUK announces meeting with Gorran, insists on parliament reactivation
they will meet 'soon'

08/24/2017 02:50 AM
UPDATED: Turkey expels PUK representative
He was asked to leave 'due to complications between PUK and Ankara'

08/24/2017 01:38 AM
Turkey won't close border after Kurdistan referendum: FM
Barzani to Turkish FM: Erbil has lost hope in Iraq, time to become two "good neighbors"

08/23/2017 11:16 PM
Referendum council to launch yes-vote campaign, sticks to Sept date
Erbil reassured the US-led Global Coalition that referendum does not affect their contribution to war on ISIS

08/23/2017 08:20 PM
Earthquake hits Kurdistan’s Rania, causes property damage
30 people were injured in the earthquake

08/23/2017 04:45 PM
Kurdish Peshmerga lure and kill 3 ISIS suicide bombers
on Tuesday night nearby the village of Gol Ahmed

08/23/2017 02:03 PM
Kirkuk officials to keep Kurdistan flag raised, appeal Iraqi court ruling
“The decision will have no effect in Kirkuk,”

08/23/2017 02:29 AM
Barzani to Mattis: Referendum will go ahead if 'stronger alternative’ not offered
Mattis thanked Barzani for being a supportive partner

08/22/2017 09:18 PM
Independent Kurdistan will be built on partnership, Barzani tells minorities
Minorities will participate in drafting constitution, Barzani said

08/22/2017 03:00 PM
New US base supporting Tal Afar ops provides ‘certainty’ says local
"The US will not allow harm to be done to places where its bases are

08/22/2017 12:00 PM
Kurdistan bans Tiger energy drink
the decision was made because there was no import permit and also health concerns.

08/22/2017 02:05 AM
Peshmerga, Iraqi forces on high alert around ISIS in Hawija
ISIS’ continued presence in Hawija poses direct threats to Kirkuk, Nineveh, Diyala, and Salahadin

08/21/2017 11:20 PM
Barzani: Referendum won’t be postponed on ‘pretexts’ from Baghdad
'There is no trust left' between Erbil and Baghdad, said Barzani

08/21/2017 10:07 PM
Five Peshmerga wounded by planted bomb in Kirkuk region
All five are in stable condition

08/21/2017 09:41 PM
UPDATE: KDP presents proposals to Gorran to resolve impasse
Gorran has yet to join the referendum delegation

08/21/2017 05:34 PM
Kurdistan to resume referendum talks with Iraq’s ruling Shiite Alliance in Erbil
The two sides described their views as 'close'

08/21/2017 02:28 PM
PKK declare 'democratic autonomy' in Yezidi area, seek UN approval
It calls for a committee between PKK, Iraq, KRG, and UN

08/21/2017 04:36 AM
UPDATE: Kurdistan referendum delegation meeting with Shiite National Alliance ended

08/21/2017 01:37 AM
President Barzani rules himself and kin out for presidential election

08/20/2017 08:36 PM
KDP agrees to meeting with Gorran on Monday
meeting with Gorran was decided on in KDP's politburo meeting on Sunday

08/20/2017 05:56 PM
President Barzani: Date of referendum is out of the question
P. Barzani says he did not agree to postpone referendum even though Rex Tillerson demanded so

08/20/2017 01:40 AM
UPDATED: Erbil delegation meeting with Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr delayed
Sadr called on Erbil in July to postpone and then cancel the referendum

08/18/2017 10:11 PM
ISIS targets Arab family west of Kirkuk, kills 7
ISIS took hostage a police officer who was later freed by Peshmerga

08/18/2017 08:36 PM
Peshmerga tell Iran military chief to keep out of Kurdistan affairs
Only the people of Kurdistan have right to discuss referendum: Peshmerga ministry

08/18/2017 05:30 PM
Second referendum is more likely in disputed areas, Kirkuk Governor suggests
There will be no changes on Sep. 26, especially in Kirkuk

08/18/2017 02:40 PM
No alternative to September 25 referendum yet, member of Erbil negotiation team in Baghdad
We strictly adhere to the principles that pushed us to hold the referendum

08/18/2017 01:30 PM
President Barzani to US General Votel: Referendum does not affect ISIS fight
“President Barzani reassured General Votel

08/18/2017 12:00 PM
Ride again: Bringing back Kurdish horseback riding tradition
Horseback riding - asp swary in Kurdish

08/18/2017 02:13 AM
Iran shells Kurdistan border area, no casualties reported

08/18/2017 01:28 AM
Gorran ready to meet with KDP next week: source
Gorran said they are ready to meet with KDP on August 21

08/17/2017 08:39 PM
US responds to Iran’s threats to pull out of nuclear deal
"we must also continue to hold Iran responsible for its missile launches

08/17/2017 07:07 PM
Iraqi court rules to take down Kurdistan flag over state buildings in Kirkuk
Kurdish officials say they will appeal the ruling

08/17/2017 06:15 PM
UPDATED: Erbil prepared to postpone referendum if Baghdad agrees to a date, source
The Unites Nations and US should guarantee any promise made by Baghdad

08/17/2017 05:00 PM
UN official denies Iranian report he called Kurdistan’s referendum ‘not legal’
UNAMI called the IRNA quote a “misrepresentation”

08/17/2017 01:16 PM
Yezidi town of Bashiqa votes: second to join Kurdistan independence referendum
Khanaqin, a Kurdish city in disputed areas, also voted to take part

08/17/2017 02:53 AM
US highlights Kurdistan Region’s treatment of minority groups
There are eight faiths officially registered within the KRG

08/17/2017 12:04 AM
Peshmerga ministry confident of continued US funding
Peshmerga continue to have close relations with US, UK, Germany

08/16/2017 10:42 PM
Three Peshmerga killed in ‘intense’ ISIS attack south of Kirkuk
Peshmerga say ISIS is regrouping near Hamrin Mountains Range

08/16/2017 09:28 PM
VP Maliki: Iraqi constitution may need to be amended to allow Kurdish referendum
Kurdish independence referendum needs to have a “constitutional framework”

08/16/2017 05:15 PM
Khanaqin, Kurdish city in disputed areas, votes to take part in independence referendum

08/16/2017 02:09 PM
Kurdish delegation tells embassies and Baghdad: Referendum date not up for discussion
The delegation is to meet with VP Nouri al-Maliki

08/16/2017 02:08 AM
Yezidis want action after US says protection of ISIS victims is Trump priority
Yazda wants a 'robust strategy focused on administration and security'

08/15/2017 08:37 PM
Syrian army and backers fight into Deir ez-Zor from the south
Russia also took part in the operations

08/15/2017 06:50 PM
Kurdistani referendum delegation meets PM Abadi, Iranian ambassador in Baghdad

08/15/2017 05:30 PM
Festivalgoers flock to Hamadan for tastes of Iran
It lasted for three days.

08/15/2017 11:30 AM
KDP will not fill vacant posts in Baghdad
KDP will not fill tens of top posts in Baghdad, 'because it is useless.'

08/15/2017 01:26 AM
Photos: The serene beauty of Kurdistan’s Ballakayaty region
Ballakayaty is located 135 kilometers east of Erbil

08/14/2017 10:17 PM
UNDP in Iraq: We’ve promised the Kurdish government they can count on us
'We will be there,' the UN's Lise Grande promised Erbil and Baghdad

08/14/2017 06:58 PM
UPDATED: Kurdistani referendum delegation to meet with PM Abadi, VP Maliki
They are to visit Baghdad on Monday

08/14/2017 05:50 PM
Election Commission approves dates for Kurdistan referendum, general elections
September 25 for referendum; November 1 for elections

08/14/2017 01:05 PM
US says soldier’s actions ‘saved the lives’ of Peshmerga in 2015 raid against ISIS
“Wheeler fearlessly exposed himself to heavy small arms fire

08/14/2017 02:42 AM
Israel’s Netanyahu supports independent Kurdish state: report
Kurds are a 'brave, pro-Western people who share our values'

08/14/2017 02:19 AM
Zoroastrians renew pledge of love, coexistence in sacred ceremony
Christians, Yezidis, Muslims attended the ceremony, stressing coexistence

08/14/2017 01:36 AM
Nashville’s Kurds launch campaign supporting Kurdistan referendum
They will travel around the country with their campaign, ending in Washington

08/13/2017 11:00 PM
Baghdad’s Faili Kurds threatened, forced out over referendum
Some Faili Kurds have moved to Sulaimani after receiving threats in Baghdad

08/13/2017 08:28 PM
Peshmerga repel another ISIS attack south of Kirkuk
The ISIS attack was repelled after an hour of fighting

08/13/2017 01:43 PM
Thousands of Kurdish pilgrims pour into Saudi Arabia for Hajj
A total of 4,867 pilgrims are to make the Hajj this year

08/12/2017 11:48 PM
UPDATED: Gorran to hold direct talks with KDP, calls to postpone referendum
it is necessary that referendum be postponed until the right time and conditions

08/12/2017 10:00 PM
Referendum delegation will meet Abadi when visit Baghdad Monday
The delegation met with President Barzani to discuss their agenda

08/12/2017 04:40 PM
Iranian Kurds throw moral support behind KRG referendum
“We may not be able to vote, but we are proud of it,”

08/12/2017 01:13 PM
First time young voters say it’s a “Yes” for independence
"I hope everyone else goes to vote for separation from Iraq.”

08/12/2017 11:11 AM
Peshmerga repel ISIS attack on two fronts south of Kirkuk
Rukhana is a Kakei village.

08/11/2017 06:45 PM
US commander in Erbil: Training Kurdish forces major part of our mission
“The Kurds are very, very professional

08/02/2014 06:22 PM
Iraqi Refugees at UNHCR Camp in Kurdistan Region

08/01/2014 04:42 AM
State Department: US Has no Ban on Oil Sales from Any Part of Iraq
“Iraq’s energy resources belong to all of the Iraqi people."