Monthly Archives: December 2012

Boeing delivers first new jet to Iraq in decades

A Boeing 777 plane is seen after landing in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. The first new Boeing jetliner sold to Iraq in years touched down in Baghdad on Saturday, signaling the country’s determination to rebuild its economy after … Continue reading

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Running a marathon in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — What does one wear to run a marathon in a Muslim country? Since my children and I had moved here two months before to join my husband on a work assignment in this booming region, I … Continue reading

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Ancient Iraq revealed

After nearly a century away, Harvard archaeology has returned to Iraq. Jason Ur, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, earlier this year launched a five-year archaeological project — the first such Harvard-led endeavor in the war-torn … Continue reading

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US to End 16-Year Ban on Commercial Flights to Iraq

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is lifting its 16-year-old ban on commercial flights by U.S. carriers to two airports in Kurdish northern Iraq, citing increased stability in the region. Civilian flights were halted in 1996 for safety reasons, the FAA said … Continue reading

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Kurdistan: The Other Iraq

Families out for an evening stroll, friends sipping coffee at sidewalk cafes, tourists seeing the sights without a police escort – am I still in Iraq? Sort of. I’m in Kurdistan, an autonomous region made up of Iraq’s three northernmost provinces. The … Continue reading

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