Monthly Archives: February 2013

First Travel Guide about Kurdistan in English underway

“I am sure the book can change people’s mind concerning the region.” A Dutch lady, Yvonne Van der Bijl, is collecting information on Kurdistan Region in order to make the first Travel Guide book about the region in English language. … Continue reading

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Iraqi Airways resumes flights to London

After a 23-year break, Baghdad is now a one-stop flight away from the British capital. Iraqi Airways has announced it will resume flights from Baghdad International Airport to London Gatwick starting on March 5. The resumption is a remarkable development … Continue reading

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Iraqi Kurdistan Shift Investment Approach

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq is preparing to change its investment approach to focus on new areas of foreign and local investment — including tourism, agriculture and industry — after having focused exclusively on housing and oil for the past … Continue reading

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A decade after the invasion of Iraq, the Kurds emerge as surprise winners

The Kurds of Iraq are the big winners in the 10 years since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. They have also been lucky. Up to a few weeks before the invasion in 2003, the US was intending to invade northern … Continue reading

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Kurdistan Region’s Unemployed Look to Tourists for Earnings

SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – Hushiyar Ali, 29 and unemployed, hopes that spring will bring loads of tourists to the Kurdistan Region, earning him enough money to survive the rest of the year. “Spring in Kurdistan is the season of earning … Continue reading

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