Author Archives: Kurdistan Adventures

An Anfal Survivor tells his story

Translated by Kamal Chomani: Twitter: @KamalChomani Today, 14-04, marks the 26th anniversary of the Anfal Campaign which was carried out by Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship and brought death to more than 100.000 innocent Kurds. Anfal is the cruellest atrocity in the … Continue reading

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What happened in the Kurdish genocide?

Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were executed during a systematic attempt to exterminate the Kurdish population in Iraq in the Anfal operations in the late 1980s. They were tied together and shot so they fell into mass … Continue reading

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Three large tourism projects underway in Kurdistan

KURDISTAN – The foundation stones for three huge tourism projects will be laid in Kalar, Kifri and Khanaqin towns. According to official sources, 4.700 million Iraqi Dinars (IQDs) have been allotted for the projects. Nadir Rosti, Kurdistan Tourism Board spokesman, … Continue reading

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New Museum Atop Erbil Citadel Preserves Kurdish Heritage

The museum was upgraded by adding samples of traditional Kurdish costumes, tools, pots and other objects of daily life, and even some long-play records of Kurdish music. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The revitalized Kurdish Textile and Cultural Museum, reopened in … Continue reading

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Erbil one of the best tourist cities of 2014

An international nature and tourism magazine selects Erbil as one of the best cities of the world in 2014 with a beautiful and attractive tourism look. Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) official website reports that the National Geographic Magazine has published … Continue reading

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Erbil’s Second Moon is City’s New Attraction

The balloon soars over Minaret Park. Photo: Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A giant yellow balloon is Erbil’s fastest rising new addition — before it is pulled down to the ground a few minutes later. The gas-filled balloon in Minaret … Continue reading

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Kurdistan embraces tourists in Newroz

Many vacationers from cities in southern Iraq alongside tourists from other countries like Iran flocked to Kurdistan resorts to celebrate the Newroz festivity. Kurdistan Region has become a hotspot for tourists as the tourism sector in the region witnessed a dramatic boom in … Continue reading

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Diaspora boosts Kurdish region’s tourism push as ‘the other Iraq’

Sherko Pasha has spent 30 years designing iconic buildings from his office in Abu Dhabi. Now he has just finished work on the biggest hotel project in Iraq’s Kurdish region. He is one of a growing number from the Kurdish … Continue reading

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Kurdistan Kayak Expedition to Raise Awareness About Threats to Rivers

The expedition team will launch their kayaks in the waters of the Rawanduz River near Choman. Photo: Raaid Majeed/Flickr SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – “There is a saying: Drink from the river, catch fish from the river and swim in the … Continue reading

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500 Greeks run for Halabja

Reband Khoshnaw - BasNews, Athens Hundreds of Kurds and Greeks have competed in a commemorative run in Athens on the 26th anniversary of the Halabja chemical attack. The 5K Run for Peace was organized by the Iraqi embassy and opened by Burhan … Continue reading

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