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Ten Days in Duhok

April 1 – 10, 2014.

“You should tell your friend you were kidnapped,” says the dark-featured young man I met a short while ago, cigarette dangling from his grinning lips. 4,522 more words


Turkey's dilemma over Kobane

It is a case of deja vu for Turkey’s President Erdogan.

Three years ago, as Turkey’s Prime Minister, he was urgently calling for a no-fly zone and the setting up of a safe haven on Syrian soil along its border with Turkey. 888 more words


Displaced Iraqi children at Baherka refugee camp in Erbil

Displaced Iraqi children, who fled from violence in Mosul, attend a refresher course organised by UNICEF at the start of the school year at Baherka refugee camp in Erbil.
REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Middle East

Women Fightin' Islamic Gangstas

Guerrillas from Turkey’s Kurdistan Workers’ Party are on the front lines in northern Iraq. Half of the organization’s leaders, including 24-year-old Avesta, are women.

MAKHMOUR, Iraq — … 532 more words

War Room

Yazidis still moving, still need help

The Turkish pastor with whom we stayed actually wasn’t home the first night we were in Mardin. He was in Iraqi Kurdistan tending to the… 538 more words


Beautiful Kurdistan! (Iraq travel continues)

Iraq is green. Picturesque waves of blooming mountains disintegrate our cliched sandy image of the country. Foamy creeks run through fresh meadows overlooked by imposing rocky peaks. 1,407 more words