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Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State: why Australia has an obligation to act

In 2003, the objectives of our intervention in Iraq were flimsy. Today, the clear objective is to help the Iraqi government protect innocent civilians from atrocities. Displaced Iraqi children who fled from Islamic State violence in Mosul. Photograph: Ahmed Jallah/Reuters … Continue reading

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The right Iraqi invasion

United States President Barack Obama deserves unconditional support for his decision to use military force to protect the persecuted Yazidi minority from threatened genocide by marauding Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq. The United States’ action is completely consistent … Continue reading

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Flood of requests for help follow promises of Australian aid for Kurds

Erbil: As Islamic State militants continue to wage their campaign of terror throughout northern Iraq and Syria, Kurds have expressed strong support for an international coalition including Australia that is designed to back them in their fight. With militants from the … Continue reading

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Statement on Security Situation – Sep 2014

Kurdistan Adventures wishes to make an updated statement regarding the current security situation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. As per our previous statements, it is again important to recognise that the Kurdistan Region has continued to maintain its territorial … Continue reading

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Iraqi Kurdistan capital’s prosperity, tolerance threatened by Islamic State

IRBIL, Iraq — Neon lights up the night. Young people of both genders mingle freely in bars. Shoppers stroll by smart shops offering gleaming new cars and appliances. The relative normalcy of Irbil, the capital of the thriving Middle Eastern … Continue reading

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Why U.S. should support independence for Kurds

Yazidi Kurd refugees By Sen. Conrad Burns (Ret.) In his first inaugural address, Ronald Reagan laid out his vision for re-establishing the United States as an “exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope for those who do not now have … Continue reading

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The Shengal Tragedy and the Threat of Genocide

By Shakhawan Shorash The Yezidi Kurds (1), who have their own religion and faith, have always suffered oppression. They were on the verge of annihilation under the Ottomans and faced ethnic cleansing from the Arabization policies under the Ba’ath regime. … Continue reading

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Kurdish Museum of Qachakh – a permanent treasure

By Solin Hacador: I have been to too many museums all around the world in my life but, as a Kurd, I have never had an opportunity to visit any Kurdish museum, till a few days ago. It was a great … Continue reading

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As Islamic Militants Destroy Iraq Heritage, a Stunning Find in Kurdistan

At the temple, the columns are made of green basalt, and some with sandstone, limestone and marble. (By Alexandra Di Stefano Pironti 22/7/2014) BARCELONA, Spain – While the history of civilization is being demolished by war and religious zealots in the rest … Continue reading

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Middle East must be re-designed

By Payraw Anwar: There has been no stability in the Middle East from the First World War until now; nothing has happened to remedy this. The Middle East, and the Arabian countries in particular, were divided and designed according to … Continue reading

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