Halabja staged a popular carnival for Kurdistan independence on August 23. Contrary to normal Kurdish carnivals and demonstrations on matters to the outside world, the organizers read the message only in Kurdish and English, ruling out Arabic, the official language of Iraq. 456 more words
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if the economy, among other things, is the main factor for the Scottish aspiration for independence, then shouldn’t decades of genocide, military threats and years of disregarding the Iraqi constitution be enough to motivate the Kurds to have a state of their own? 47 more words
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Halabja, some 350 kilometers east of Mosul, lies at the base of a stunning summer resort that attracts thousands of Arab tourists who enjoy the cooler mountain temperatures.