Egypt Today briefs top European newspapers on Tuesday for political, social issues, and others related to accidents.
“I will remain as a Peshmerga,” said Barzani in a letter to Parliament
The Baghdad government recaptured territory from Kurds across the breadth of northern Iraq on Tuesday.
Kurdish leader Massud Barzani Tuesday urged Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to begin talks on the issues dividing.
Locked in a tit-for-tat war of words and threats, the Kurdish hierarchy held its ground and remained steadfast.
“We don't expect any kind of military conflict with Iraq," Barzani told reporters. "That kind of thought doesn't even cross our mind."
The Kurds has faced extensive subjugation under the great game of divide and conquer, but do they deserve independence?
Talks which took place in Baghdad on Saturday, between the visiting Kurdish delegation and the ruling Shiite National Alliance, broke down soon after.
“You have been punishing the people of Kurdistan for one hundred years. Aren't you satisfied?”
Iraq’s Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said that a postpone of the independence referendum is only possible if there is an offer of a UN mandated solution
“We don’t want any war. We are tired of dying. We are tired of running. We are tired of being destroyed. We are tired of living this life, and we want peace”
“Military threats against what? Against the referendum?”
Hostile rhetoric intensifies as the referendum becomes increasingly certain.
“We will not allow the creation of a second Israel in the north of Iraq.”
"We will not allow the creation of a second Israel in the north of Iraq.”
If the Iraqi population is "threatened by the use of force outside the law, then we will intervene militarily," says Iraqi Prime Minister.
Kurdistan’s Regional Parliament gives consent to independence referendum – a decisive move in the face of international pressure.
The Iraqi Kurdish parliament prepared to vote Friday on holding an independence referendum while keeping the door open for a last-minute.
The Kurdistan Parliament is set to reconvene on Friday evening, for the first time in almost two years.
The opening of Parliament has been postponed until tomorrow and Iraq’s parliament has voted to remove the governor of Kirkuk.