Monthly Archives: August 2012

Give the Kurds Some Credit

It is often said that the Kurds have been the main beneficiaries of the regime change in Iraq. While the rest of Iraq was mired in sectarian violence, the Kurds, thanks to political stability and vigilant security forces, put their … Continue reading

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Iraqi Kurdistan records 70% rise in tourism arrivals

Autonomous region expects more than 2.5m visitors in 2012 Arbil, Iraq: Tourism arrivals in Iraqi Kurdistan have increased by nearly 70 per cent so far this year, compared to last year’s figures, according to local tourism officials. The latest statistics … Continue reading

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Almost 70 percent increase in tourism rate in Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Region’s Tourism Board has reported a 66-percent increase in the tourism rate in the region in comparison to last year. So far 941,000 tourists have visited the region this year. Board spokesperson Nadir Rosti said in press conference … Continue reading

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Kurdistan: In the ‘other Dubai’, an economic boom

Kurd boys sit on the edge of The Citadel overlooking the main square in Erbil. The Citadel, reputedly the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlement, will soon be restored, turning its crumbling houses into boutiques, restaurants and art galleries. ERBIL, IRAQ—On … Continue reading

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