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Abadi demands Kurds cancel secession bid as price for talks

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 11:29 GMT

Iraq's PM demanded on Thursday that Kurds declare their independence referendum void, rejecting the Kurdish regions's offer to suspend its independence push.

Iraqi Kurdistan faces first major oil outage since referendum

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 06:34 GMT

Iraq's Kurdistan's oil exports more than halved on Wednesday in the first major supply disruption since the independence referendum last month.

Catalonia tourism 'down 15%' since independence vote

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 04:27 GMT

Tourism activity in Catalonia has dropped by around 15 percent since a contested independence referendum on October 1 that was marred by violence.

Catalan police chief walks free after sedition hearing

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 06:50 GMT

Catalan police chief Josep Lluis Trapero on Monday was allowed to walk free from a court in Madrid where he faced charges of sedition, a judicial source said.

Iraqi officials deny plan to attack Kurds

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 07:59 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi firmly denied on Thursday preparations for a military attack on Kurdistan, and warned against going back to sectarian .

Turkey to close border gates with N.Iraq in coordination with Baghdad, Tehran - Erdogan spox

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 09:39 GMT

Turkey will gradually close border gates with northern Iraq in coordination with the Iragi government and Iran, in response to Kurdish independence referendum.

Kurds offer talks with Baghdad over airport, banks ban

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 08:51 GMT

The Kurdistan Regional Government offered to hold talks with Iraqi authorities on the status of Kurdish airports, border posts and banks after an independence.

Tens of thousands of Catalans take to streets to protest police action

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 - 03:38 GMT

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia on Tuesday to protest against violent crackdown by Spanish police on independence referendum .

Thousands rally in Catalonia against referendum violence

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 - 06:33 GMT

Thousands of people hit the streets of Barcelona and other Catalan cities on Monday in protest at a violent police crackdown to stop an independence referendum.

Turkey will deal with Iraqi central government, PMs to meet soon

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 - 11:55 GMT

Turkey is determined to conduct its dealings in Iraq with the central government, the two countries' PMs will meet soon,Bekir Bozdag said on Thursday.

Turkey's Erdogan threatens oil flow from Iraq's Kurdish area

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 - 10:30 GMT

Erdogan threatened to cut off the pipeline that carries oil from northern Iraq to the outside world, pressure on the Kurdish over its independence referendum.

LIVE UPDATE: Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 - 07:11 GMT

Egypt Today provides live updates to the historic vote for independence by Kurds in northern Iraq Monday.

U.S. 'strongly opposes' Iraqi Kurdish independence vote

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 10:16 GMT

The US "strongly opposes" the planned independence referendum by Iraqi Kurds and urges Iraqi Kurdish leaders to negotiate with the Baghdad government instead.

Pro-independence Catalan mayors appear before prosecutors

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 04:40 GMT

The first of hundreds of Catalan mayors under investigation appeared before Spanish prosecutors for questioning on Tuesday but were not charged.

Spain seizes more Catalan referendum posters, summons mayors

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 07:00 GMT

Spanish police on Monday seized more than 100,000 posters promoting a planned independence referendum in Catalonia, summoning mayors to help hold disputed vote.

Spain passes measures to control Catalan finances

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 12:14 GMT

The Spanish government said on Friday it had passed measures to increase control over Catalan finances ahead of independence vote.

AL chief urges Barzani to delay Kurdistan independence referendum

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 - 04:20 GMT

AL chief urged President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Masoud Barzani to postpone an independence referendum.

Madrid prepares riposte to Catalonia independence bid

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 - 09:55 GMT

The Spanish government is to hold an emergency meeting Thursday after Catalonia's regional authority voted to push ahead with an independence referendum on October 1.