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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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Australian Ambassador to Tehran commends Kurdistan for its role in defending its regions

The representative of Kurdistan Regional Government in Tehran Nazim Omar Dabbagh, received today Australian Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran Paul Foley. Both sides, during the meeting, discussed the current situation in Iraq and the region, where the Australian … Continue reading

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John McCarthy in Iraqi Kurdistan

Ahead of a Radio Four documentary on Iraqi Kurdistan, John McCarthy visits the region and finds a pocket of calm in the tension-fraught Middle East. Kurdistan is managing to maintain its peaceful and secure atmosphere Photo: Alamy The Machko teashop … Continue reading

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Reporter’s Notebook: The Soul of Kurdistan, Preserved

A view of the citadel in central Irbil. (Jeffrey Young July 15, 2014 2:56 AM) IRBIL, NORTHERN IRAQ — Irbil, Kurdistan, northern Iraq today is a gleaming city growing daily toward the sky. But the soul of this city, and of … Continue reading

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Remains of Long-Lost Temple Discovered in Iraq

Life-size human statues and the remains of an ancient temple dating back some 2,500 years have been discovered in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. The region’s hilly environment, shown here. Credit: Photo courtesy Dlshad Marf Zamua Life-size human statues … Continue reading

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OP-ED: Iraqi Kurdistan: A Silver Lining in the Iraq Invasion

By Sarah Sult If you were to travel to Iraqi Kurdistan (which is safer than many neighborhoods of U.S. cities) you will not only see U.S flags and framed pictures of George W. Bush, you’ll actually meet younger generation Kurds … Continue reading

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