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Iraqi Kurdish leader calls for non-binding independence referendum

Yahoo News - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Massoud Barzani has previously called for a referendum but set no timetable for a proposed vote. The chaos created by Islamic State's occupation of swathes of Iraq and Syria has given Kurds a chance to further their long-held dream of independence.
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Kurdistan irakien: Massoud Barzani appelle à l'autodétermination

RFI - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Massoud Barzani a publié un communiqué réaffirmant sa volonté d'organiser un référendum. Une promesse qu'il réitère régulièrement depuis son arrivée au pouvoir il y a 11 ans, et qui est passée quelque peu inaperçue dans une région autonome plongée ...

Special US envoy McGurk discussed economy, Mosul with President

Rudaw - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
The US special envoy to the anti-Islamic State (ISIS) coalition, Brett McGurk, discussed the current economic crisis facing the Kurdistan Region and the planned liberation of Mosul with President Massoud Barzani at the Munich Security Conference this ...
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Kurdistan's second largest party backs independence referendum

Rudaw - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region—The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), one of the two ruling parties in the Kurdistan Region, offered on Thursday its unanimous support for a referendum on whether people in the region wish to stay with or break away from ...
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Iraqi PM discourages Kurdish independence referendum

Reuters UK - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani said last week the time had come for the region to hold a non-binding referendum on independence from the rest of Iraq, despite being in the throes of political, economic and security crises.
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Syrian Kurds' agenda simmers on back burner

Al-Monitor - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
QAMISHLI, Syria - When the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, Massoud Barzani, called on world leaders to “acknowledge that the Sykes-Picot agreement that led to the boundaries of the modern Middle East has failed,” the Syrian ...
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King returns home after attending Munich security conference

Petra News Agency - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
Also in Munich, King Abdullah held bilateral talks with Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, President of Iraq's Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, EU foreign policy chief ...

Kirkuk receives petrodollars from Kurdistan government

Iraq Oil Report - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Kirkuk receives petrodollars from Kurdistan government. Kirkuk receives petrodollars from Kurdistan government. Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani (L) sits with Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim during a visit to Kirkuk on July 8, 2015.
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Iraq Concentrates on Taking Back Territory from Militants

Voice of America - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Massoud Barzani, leader of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, believes there will never be a better chance for the Kurds to break away from Iraq.
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The 'ripple effect': Canada's training of Kurds could also empower them to separate from Iraq

National Post - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
In December, Sajjan meet with Kurdish President Massoud Barzani and his son Masrour, who heads the intelligence services of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
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Kurds, Turkey and Syria in the Middle East and the 'Battle for Syria': (2)

Today's Zaman - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Indeed, Ankara might even support President Massoud Barzani's recent announcement that the KRG will have a referendum as to whether or not Iraqi Kurds want independence.

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Today's Zaman - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
3) In Iraqi Kurdistan, President Massoud Barzani is calling for an independence referendum, demanding the redrawing of borders in the Middle East.
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Erdogan's new Kurdish allies

Al-Monitor - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The fledgling Kurdistan Democratic Party of Turkey - founded by Sertac Bucak, the scion of an influential tribe - which is politically close to the AKP and backed by Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani. The Kurdistan Socialist Party, which rejects ...

Falluja Civilians Starving as 27 Are Killed in Iraq

Antiwar.com - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the United States will commit more money to the fight against the Islamic State militants and, possibly, more troops.

Russian troops in Syrian Kurdistan

Russia and India Report - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
A.H.: The Kurdish population in Syria is divided between supporters of Abdullah Öcalan (the founder of the Kurdish Workers' Party) and supporters of Massoud Barzani, President of Iraqi Kurdistan. They oppose the Syrian regime, but do not have any ...

What are Russian troops doing in Syrian Kurdistan?

Russia Beyond the Headlines - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
A.H.: The Kurdish population in Syria is divided between supporters of Abdullah Öcalan (the founder of the Kurdish Workers' Party) and supporters of Massoud Barzani, President of Iraqi Kurdistan. They oppose the Syrian regime, but do not have any ...

AK Party says KRG independence bid to further complicate region

Cihan News Agency - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
His statement came after comments by Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, who said on Wednesday that it is time for Iraqi Kurds to hold a referendum on statehood.

So brutal schmuggeln Schlepper Flüchtlinge

oe24.at - ‎4 hours ago‎
Zu den Rednern zählen US-Senator John McCain, der irakische Kurden-Präsident Massoud Barzani und UN-Flüchtlingskommissar Filippo Grandi. Es soll dabei auch um die Bekämpfung von Schlepper-Banden gehen. Auf das wir solche Bilder in Zukunft ...
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Abschluss der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz

Salzburger Nachrichten - ‎20 hours ago‎
Die Konflikte in Afrika und der Golfregion sowie die Flüchtlingskrise stehen am Sonntag zum Abschluss der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz im Mittelpunkt. Zu den Rednern zählen US-Senator John McCain, der irakische Kurden-Präsident Massoud Barzani ...

Premier do Iraque pede ao Curdistão para desistir do referendo de independência

Sputnik Brasil - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Na última semana, o líder do Curdistão iraquiano, Massoud Barzani, declarou que havia chegado a hora de os curdos decidirem o seu futuro, se deveriam ou não permanecer como parte do Iraque, apesar das crises econômica e de segurança. "Eu insisto ...
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