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Recalling a Tortured Past, Iraqi Kurds to Vote on Independence

Almost every Kurd in northern Iraq has a family history stained by treachery and dispossession. A vote for independence would be a step toward realizing a national dream.
NYTimes.com Also reported by •Seattle Times

Independence vote puts Iraqi Kurds at odds with neighbors and allies, including the U.S.

For the jubilant, flag-waiving throngs who filled rallies across Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish enclave in recent weeks, a vote on independence Monday represents a chance to realize a dream cherished..
L.A. Times

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News video: France to supply weapons to Iraqi Kurds to fight back ISIS

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More of America's allies are getting involved in Iraq. France says it will now join the U.S. in sending weapons to Kurdish resistance forces in their fight against Islamic State jihadists. Meanwhile,..
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News video: Borders Crumble: Kurds expand amid Iraq army vs ISIS combat

Borders Crumble: Kurds expand amid Iraq army vs ISIS combat 03:35

US Secretary of State John Kerry is asking Iraqi Kurds to stand by Baghdad. He was followed by the British Foreign Secretary who travelled to meet Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq on Friday to discuss..
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News video: Alarm grows over Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq

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As Iraqi Kurds look forward to their upcoming independence referendum, the international community is sounding the alarm. The UN Security Council expressed concern on Thursday over what it says is..
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News video: The Kurds

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Iraqi Kurds may have long dreamed of founding their own state, but the independence referendum set for September 25 has also exposed divisions between their autonomous region's main..
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News video: Iraqi Kurds to hold independence referendum

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The parliament of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region approved a plan to hold a referendum on independence on September 25, ignoring Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish opposition as well as US and Western..
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Syrian Kurds vote as part of move toward federal system

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish officials say thousands are voting in the predominantly Kurdish regions in northern Syria to elect heads of local communities as part of the Kurds’ attempts to move..
Seattle Times

"I Think There Will Be War" - Iraqi Kurds Fear Conflict After Referendum

i think there will be war - iraqi kurds fear conflict after referendum
Authored by Tom Westcott via Middle East Eye, *Official fears violence after 25 September independence vote, as disputes grow in areas controlled by Kurd forces outside original KRG..
Zero Hedge

Despite Urging Otherwise, Kurds In Iraq Move Forward With Scheduled Independence Vote

The U.S., Turkey, Iran and others want Iraq's Kurds to cancel an independence vote set for Monday. Most Iraqi Kurds want their own country, which could prompt Kurds in other countries to follow suit.

Pressure Mounts on Iraqi Kurds to Cancel Independence Vote

In a region where few people agree on anything, neighbors and allies are pressing the Kurds to delay a vote they say could unleash violence.
NYTimes.com Also reported by •Seattle Times

NYT: Manafort Advising Iraqi Kurds in Push for Independence

Paul Manafort is reportedly working for officials in the Kurdish region of Iraq as they try to gain independence from the country.

Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the..
FOXNews.com Also reported by •Seattle Times

U.S. demands Iraqi Kurds cancel vote on independence


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