Monthly Archives: May 2012

Russian bikers return home

The adventure of Russian bikers, who were detained in Iraq a week ago for violating visa regulations, has successfully ended. On Monday, the thrill-seeker travelers returned to Moscow after spending several days in an Iraqi prison. Their loved-ones and friends … Continue reading

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After 20 years, families of Kurdish genocide victims bury their dead in Iraqi Kurdistan

SULAIMANIYAH, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’, —  The bodies of 730 victims of Saddam Hussein’s military campaign against Kurdistan, their coffins draped in the Kurdish flag, returned home to Sulaimaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan region, on Monday and were finally laid to rest. Their … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mahmoud returns to Barda Qaraman

Statues of the renowned Kurdish leader Sheikh Mahmud Barzanji and his fellow fighters in Barda Qaraman, west of Suleimaniya. Statue to commemorate historic Kurdish leader at the site that formed the bastion of his valiant resistance Profile – Sheikh Mahmud … Continue reading

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Foreign workers and tourists benefit from Kurdish growth but key deficiencies remain

This photo depicts Karim Siddiq’s mobile restaurant on the 100 meter street in Erbil. Growing potential and increasing demand for tourism highlight need for investment The taste of food served in a mobile restaurant on the 100 meter street in … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways starts flights to Iraqi Kurdistan

ARBIL, Iraq — Qatar Airways on Wednesday began services to Arbil, the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, and is to start flights to Baghdad next month, the airline and an Iraqi official said. A Qatar Airways Airbus A320 landed … Continue reading

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Necmettin Kulahci: Hakkari, Cilo, Sat Mountains

1964 – 1967 Cilo-Sat Mountains between the two times I went. Belongs to the visits to this watching photos. 1964 ‘I want to tell another story of the Sun Mountains. Cilo’s on Sat’lara passed away 13 days. Would use to … Continue reading

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The life of a Peshmerga

They are old in age, but young in heart. Life is a sequence of endless struggles, fights, endless pains that take over our hearts as years pass and we grow old. Each one of us experiences life in different ways. … Continue reading

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Security in Kurdistan: A Long Way from Baghdad

A security checkpoint outside the city of Erbil. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — It has two shiny new international airports and dozens of direct flights to Europe every week; its geography ranges from cool, majestic mountains to hot plains; and its … Continue reading

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Building starts on Erbil’s Sheraton International Hotel

Two women pose in front of a giant sign of the to-be Sheraton Hotel in Erbil. Region hopes to attract more luxury hotels Since the fall of the former Iraqi regime, Kurdistan Region’s security, stability and economic boom, have drawn … Continue reading

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Transportation system needs modernization

A man is seen speaking to a driver of a bus in Erbil. Government is planning tram system for Kurdistan cities The lack of modern buses, bus stations and reliable schedules, as well as a lack of alternatives, means public … Continue reading

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