Friday, 20 July 2018
Jakarta
--:--
Tokyo
--:--
Hongkong
--:--
New York
--:--
Iraq Orders Arrest of Kurdish Independence Election Officials
Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:12 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

An Iraqi court on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for several officials tied to the recent referendum for Kurdish independence.

A spokesman for Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council said the court issued arrest warrants for the referendum commission chairman and two of his aides for "violating a valid court ruling, which considered the independence vote invalid."

The supreme court ruled Sept. 25 that the referendum vote would violate Iraqi law, but organizers carried out the election anyway.

Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted in favor of a non-binding independence referendum. Leaders said they hoped it would serve as the beginning of negotiations, but the government in Baghdad strongly rejected the vote.

The Iraqi government responded to the election results by severing ties with the region and instituting an international flight ban in and out of Kurdish airports. At the same time, neighboring countries Turkey and Iran threatened to close their borders to oil exports and implement economic sanctions on the Kurds.

The Kurds and the Iraqi government have long-running disputes over oil revenues and who controls several key cities in the northern part of the country.

 

Source : VOA

RELATED NEWS
Facebook to Remove 'Fake News' That Leads to Violence...
Thursday, 19 July 2018 19:46 WIB

Facebook mengatakan akan mulai menghapus informasi palsu yang dapat memicu kekerasan dari situsnya. œAda bentuk-bentuk tertentu informasi yang salah yang telah menimbulkan kekerasan fisik di neg...

Trump's Top Economic Adviser Accuses China's President of Delaying Trade Deal...
Thursday, 19 July 2018 11:37 WIB

Penasihat ekonomi utama Presiden AS, Donald Trump hari Rabu (18/7) menuduh Presiden China, Xi Jinping, memperlambat upaya menyelesaikan perselisihan perdagangan yang berkembang dengan AS. Direktur De...

EU Regulator Hits Google with a Record $5 Billion Fine...
Thursday, 19 July 2018 03:29 WIB

Badan pengawas anti-monopoli Uni Eropa, Rabu (18/7), mendenda Google 5 miliar dolar karena mengeksploitasi secara ilegal posisi pangsa pasar sistem Androidnya yang berpengaruh. Badan itu menyimpulkan...

EU, Japan Sign Massive Free Trade Deal...
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 11:33 WIB

Uni Eropa dan Jepang, Selasa (17/7) menandatangani perjanjian penting yang akan menghapus hampir semua tarif impor pada produk yang mereka perdagangkan. Kesepakatan yang ditandatangani di Tokyo oleh ...

US Charges Russian Woman With Conspiracy to Infiltrate American Organizations...
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 04:36 WIB

Seorang aktivis hak-hak kepemilikan senjata api Rusia yang menjalin hubungan erat dengan Asosiasi Pemilik Senjata Api Nasional Amerika (NRA) atas nama Rusia, hari Senin (17/7) dikenai dakwaan bersekon...

POPULAR NEWS
Gold books back-to-back loss to finish around 2018's lows

Gold prices on Monday fell for a second straight...

Gold aims to snap 2-session skid as dollar gauge sees muted action

Gold prices on Tuesday edged higher, attempting...

Gold prices down a third straight session to lowest finish in a year

Gold futures fell a third session in a row on...

LATEST NEWS
Dollar index turns negative after Trump say's he's not 'thrilled' with Feds' rate hikes

The U.S. dollar turned negative versus its main rivals on Thursday after President Donald Trump said he disagreed with the Federal Reserve's strategy to gradually hike interest rates. Trump told CNBC during an interview on Thursday that he isn't...

Gold Prices Pare Losses, But Still End at a 1-Year Low

Gold futures gave up much of their declines Thursday, but still finished at their lowest in about a year. President Donald Trump voiced his disagreement with the Federal Reserve's plan for gradual increases in interest rates, prompting a decline...

Dow Threatens to Snap 5-Day Win Streak

U.S. stocks fell in midday trading on Thursday, as major indexes consolidated their gains after a five-day rally that was driven largely by optimism over the strength of corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.2%, or 61...