Monthly Archives: October 2014

Pomegranates, not oil, the star of Iraqi Kurdistan’s rebirth

Hugh Naylor – October 4, 2014 HALABJA, IRAQ // For Shakhawan Mohammed the future of Iraqi Kurdistan lies not in oil but in pomegranates. Mr Mohammed cultivates a dozen varieties of the fruit in his orchards in Halabja, a town … Continue reading

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Iraq is a war zone, but for these Americans in Irbil, it’s quiz night

Despite their proximity to the Islamic State front line, expats maintain their American lifestyle. Sept. 8, 2014 Players discuss the quiz questions at T-Bar in Irbil. Sebastian Meyer/For The Washington Post For the first time since Islamic State fighters advanced to within … Continue reading

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