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Meet the Iraqi Kurdish men inspiring social change through fashion

When we see Iraq in UK headlines, it’s too often for negative reasons.<p>But there’s much more to Iraqi Kurdistan than military conflict and ISIS, which …

Before Syria, the U.S. was complicit in a 1988 chemical weapons attack in the Middle East

The Reagan administration helped locate the targets<p>On the morning of March 16, 1988, seven years into the Iran-Iraq War, Iraqi aircraft appeared in …

13 Best places to visit in the Middle East for 2018

Oooh, the Middle East, that enormous piece of territory, often overlooked as a whole and, usually, only seen as the land of the greatest and most …

Why Trump Should Support a Kurdish State

Some believe that the Trump administration will finish off the ISIS caliphate and then withdraw American forces from much of the region. Others hope …

'My best travel discovery of 2016'

Inspired by the surprises thrown up in our weekly A great little place I know series, we asked writers and adventurers to share their best discovery of the year<p><b>Peter Frankopan, historian and author</b><br>The world of 2016 is not all doom and gloom. In Asia, things are changing fast as the Silk Roads rise …

Iranian Dam Threatens Iraqi Kurdistan’s Legendary Sirwan River

The Sirwan River in northern Iraq is an important part of the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan’s history and heritage; thousands of parents …

Could the fight against ISIS give Kurds more autonomy?

<b>Read the full transcript below:</b><p><b>CHRISTOPHER LIVESAY:</b><p>This is Erbil — the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan — an oasis of stability in the Middle East. It’s a …

Middle East

Anlagetipps der Woche

Eckert & Ziegler strahlt im Verborgenen, BNP Paribas ist zurück in der Erfolgsspur und die AT&T-Anleihe bietet eine solide Rendite. Aktien, Anleihen …

Welcome aboard: Turbulent times for Kurdistan's first airline

<b>ERBIL, Iraq</b> - As the CEO of Kurdistan’s very first airline, Zagrosjet, Moffak Hamad is dedicated to investing every minute of his workdays into …

FC Bayern Basketball

Der 23-jährige US-Amerikaner Nick JOHNSON ist unser neuer Guard. Er absolvierte u.a. für die Houston Rockets 28 NBA-Spiele und unterschreibt bis …

2,700-year old tomb of Hebrew prophet in danger from ISIS

Al Qosh, IRAQ – Nahum the Prophet warned the world about the impending end of the Assyrian empire and the destruction of its capital, Nineveh. More …

Lawmakers: Arm The Kurds In Fight Against ISIS

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS reels from major setbacks in halting the extremist group’s continued creep into Iraq and Syria, lawmakers from across the aisle Sunday said the U.S. was failing to use what could perhaps be its best weapon against the ISIS offensive: Kurdish …

Obama Administration

Q&A: In the Wilds of Patagonia, Cowboy Honors the Pioneers Who Came Before

For Sebastián García Iglesias, the ghosts of his ancestors are stitched to the tapestry of the land they pioneered.<p>Sebastián García Iglesias, 25, is the great-nephew of a legendary Patagonian cowboy, or <i>bagualero</i>, Arturo Iglesias Alvarez. Arturo died in 1991, at the age of 71, when Sebastián was …

In A Back-And-Forth Battle, An Iraqi Town Splits On Ethnic Lines

The mixed Arab and Kurdish city of Zumar in northern Iraq is a window into the fierce battles for territory between the Kurds and the Sunni extremist group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.<p>The mountainous landscape is pockmarked with destruction. ISIS took control of the area in August and held …

Kabul police chief survives assassination attempt

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan authorities are investigating how a man wearing an explosives-packed vest was able to infiltrate the heavily guarded …