The remarks by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chief comes hours after another commissioner announced her resignation, saying the vote would not be credible.
Despite admitting that the Arab world today is "sadder" than it was before the Arab Spring, the leader of Tunisia's Ennahdha Party said the region was now entering a "new era of democratic transition.”
Iraqi government forces continue to consolidate their control of areas in northern Iraq, displacing the KRG's Peshmerga forces from the territory. The operation has sparked tensions among the different Kurdish groups in the region.
The Turkish Red Crescent says there are 400 camps with almost a million people living in makeshift shelters in Idlib.
There have been no flights between the neighbouring countries since former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990.
The non-binding referendum for independence held by the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq's northern region resulted in an overwhelming 'yes' vote, despite objections from many states.
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