Sep 26 2017
Erdogan, speaking at a conference in the Turkish capital of Ankara as Iraqi Kurds voted in their region on Monday, said that Kurdish independence was unacceptable to his country and that this was a "matter of survival".
Iran announced a ban on direct flights to and from Kurdistan on Sunday, while Baghdad asked foreign countries to stop direct oil trading with the Kurdish region and demanded that the KRG hand over control of its global airports and border posts with Iran, Turkey and Syria.
The Kurdish authorities refused to postpone the exercise, contrary to the non-acceptance of Turkey, Iran, the Arab League and the central Iraqi government predicting a regional breakdown with the dismemberment of this nation. Iran has a Kurdish population, but they have not experienced the same level of violence as Kurds in Turkey and Syria have in recent years.
Polling stations are scattered across the three northern provinces of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan - Arbil, Sulaimaniyah and Dohuk - as well as in disputed border zones such as the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Iraq's Kurds hope Monday's non-binding referendum on independence marks the start of a peaceful, negotiated break with Baghdad, but it may have instead placed them on a new collision course with Iraq and its neighbors.
The Kurdish referendum was preceded by a flurry of diplomatic contacts and phone calls.
Iran marks Sacred Defense Week with massive military parades
The unveiling by the Revolutionary Guard came during a military parade in Tehran that commemorated the 1980s Iraq-Iran war. Iran has "successfully" launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, a state-media report said on Saturday.
Violence erupts at Georgia Tech after campus police kill Scout Schultz
Losing a student, friend, colleague, and campus leader is one of the most hard experiences that any of us will have to face. But Chris Stewart, a lawyer for the family, said Schultz was carrying a small utility tool and the blade wasn't out.
GM Faces Strike Deadline in Canada
The company has two plants in Mexico making small SUVs including the Equinox, weakening the union's bargaining position. As the clock ticked closer to the deadline, Unifor Local 88 and General Motors said they were making progress.
Iran believes that the unilateral move by Iraq's Kurdistan is taking place in an improper time without the necessary prudence, he said, stressing that the move undermines the central government's achievements in the fight against terrorism. "Discrimination between Iraqi citizens on the nationalist and ethnic foundation exposes Iraq to dangers known only by God", al-Abadi said from Baghdad.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that his country would do whatever it takes to block efforts against the Turkey's territorial integrity.
Erdogan said traffic was only being allowed to cross from the Turkish side of the border into Kurdish areas of Iraq.
"Iraq is against the Kurds, so are the Turks, the Iranians, the whole Arab region and Europe. We don't want to destabilise Iraq or Kurdistan. but certainly our aim is an independent Iraqi Kurdistan in the near future".
"I will not vote, the referendum is not good, and it could be risky because of the threat from Turkey and Iran", said a shop owner in Sulaimaniya, Ali Ahmed.
Sep 26 2017
FIFA scraps ban on poppies on football shirts
England and Scotland have previously displayed the poppy on a black armband, in a failed attempt to bypass regulations. The report goes on to claim that the IFAB, football's lawmakers, are expected to rubber-stamp the change next month.
Sep 26 2017
One Dead in Tennessee church shooting, gunman identified
Blake Langford, 21, got a text from his father telling him not to come to the church where his family attended after the shooting. Aaron said as many as 50 people were in the church at the time of the shooting, and that all victims were adults.
Sep 23 2017
Kim calls Trump 'deranged', may consider H-bomb test in Pacific
Trump even went on to call the North Korean leader "Rocket Man", on "a suicide mission for himself and for his regime". They should be prepared to take "all necessary measures" to tackle the North Korean threat, the Prime Minister said.
Sep 23 2017
Iran unveils new long-range ballistic missile
Trump called on world powers to pressure Iran to stop developing missiles and cease supporting regional militant groups. The state-run news agency IRNA quoted the chief of the Revolutionary Guards' airspace division, Gen.
Sep 22 2017
Ryanair offers pay rise to some pilots on top of bonus
The mix-up is expected to cost the company around €20 million (£18 million) in compensation to customers. However Michael O'Leary has told the Ryanair AGM that pilots "do not want unionisation".
Sep 22 2017
Facebook agrees to release information about Russian-purchased ads to Congress
The Facebook ads were bought, through fake accounts, by the Internet Research Agency, a shadowy troll farm based in St. Concerns about the role of political ads on Facebook have not been limited to the US.
Sep 20 2017
New Amazon Fire HD 10 Available for Pre-Order
There's also both front and rear cameras , together with dual-band 802.11ac WiFi for better wireless connections. Amazon is boasting a new starting price of $149.99, making it easier than ever to afford a 10-inch Fire tablet.
Sep 20 2017
Mexico City rocked by massive natural disaster
At a nearby market, a worker in a hardhat walked around the outside warning people not to smoke as a smell of gas filled the air. While people in the United States have dealt with hurricanes, people in Mexico just got rocked by a 7.1 natural disaster .
Sep 19 2017
Kryie Irving Sits Down With ESPN's First Take, Exquisitely Roasts Max Kellerman
There is no doubt that Irving played a huge role in Cleveland's recent success. "Being with that guy was unbelievable", he said. To say that the interview was a touch freaky might be putting it lightly, this as Irving didn't exactly answer Stephen A.
Sep 18 2017
Liverpool held by stubborn Burnley
Dyche said he was delighted with the point against a home side who peppered their goal with 35 shots on target. It also started a wave of confidence for Liverpool as they definitively gained the upper hand in the contest.
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