Yezidi Supreme Spiritual leader Baba Sheikh Khurto Hajji Ismail and Ezidikhan Prime Minister Waheed Mandoo Hammo have issued a joint communiqué clarifying and affirming the Government of Ezidikhan's position vis-à-vis the Kurdish Regional Government's unilateral decision to conduct a referendum on...
By Raya Jalabi
TUZ KHURMATU, Iraq (Reuters) -- On the eve of the historic referendum on independence, Kurds across the region were celebrating. Young people honked their horns and shot celebratory gunfire into the air of major cities.
By Maher Mughrabi
"Independence is the dream of every single Kurd." In a food court in the Melbourne suburb of Epping, three Kurdish men are talking about the plans of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government to hold a referendum on independence on September 25.
(AFP) -- Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani on Saturday delayed a scheduled news conference on a controversial independence referendum he has called for next week as international pressure mounts for a postponement.
By Daren Butler and Raya Jalabi
ISTANBUL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) -- Turkey's parliament voted on Saturday to extend by a year a mandate authorizing the deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq and Syria, stepping up pressure against an independence referendum in northern Iraq's Kurdish region in two days' time.
By Edith M. Lederer and Jennifer Peltz
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Syria's foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that victory against terrorists in his war-ravaged nation "is now within reach" while North Korea's foreign minister said U.S. President Donald Trump's insult to his country makes an attack against the U.S.