Monthly Archives: July 2012

Freedom to socialise in conservative northern Iraq

Cafe 11 offers a rare place for creative minds to mingle freely. In a stable but conservative Kurdistan in northern Iraq, Julia Lindau finds a cafe providing a rare socialising haven for men and women. A patron is leaning against … Continue reading

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All eyes on Iraq

Fancy a spa vacation or a brisk business trip to Iraqi Kurdistan? Marketers are flocking to the mountainous terrain of Northern Iraq, to cash in on the relatively untapped market in the Arab world, even if they have to dodge … Continue reading

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Hilton Worldwide Announces Expansion Plans in Iraqi Kurdistan, Northern Iraq

Hilton Worldwide today announced expansion plans in Iraqi Kurdistan, Northern Iraq, with the signing of a management agreement with the Mihtab Group to develop the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the rapidly growing city of Erbil, Iraq. The … Continue reading

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Shaqlawa’s tourist projects fail to keep pace with increasing tourist demand

People walk past shops in this file photo in the Kurdish town of Shaqlawa. “Even if one stays at a house in Shaqlawa, he needs to pay USD 100 per night.” Shaqlawa is a small town covered with trees where … Continue reading

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Kurdistan’s Pigeon Keepers

In a small tea house in Erbil, in the Kurdish Region of Iraq, dozens of men gather at night to discuss their life passions. However, it’s not their wives or jobs they’re talking about; it’s their pigeons. “Just like a … Continue reading

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Kurdistan’s Other Black Gold

While oil export is the hot topic for the Kurdistan Region today, another sector will soon be the next black gold of the region if commitments are made to it. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced that it expects … Continue reading

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A grander example of Kurdish Patriotism

The Koord raised his head, and, looking sternly round on his foes. Many travelers and ethnographers have passed through Kurdistan. They have left detailed accounts about their encounters with Kurdish princes, lords and ordinary citizens. They have described the manners, … Continue reading

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Conference in Erbil on Improving Region’s Industry Sector

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is prioritizing the development of the region’s infrastructure, Deputy Prime Minister Imad Ahmed said Tuesday following a meeting attended by representatives of the commercial and industrial sectors as well as several … Continue reading

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