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Iraq settles long-running airline dispute with Kuwait

Iraq reaches $500 million agreement with Kuwait Iraq settles long-running airline dispute with Kuwait

An aide to Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that Iraq and Kuwait have reached a $500 million agreement to resolve a dispute over Gulf War-era debts that had prevented Iraqi ...

President Obama declares Iraq war will be over by end of this year

Vows to bring troops home for holidays President Obama declares Iraq war will be over by end of this year

"After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over, Obama said, "The coming months will be a season of homecomings. Our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays."

Iraq striving to recover plundered antiquities

Iraq needs tourism industry to help rebuild economy Iraq striving to recover plundered antiquities

Iraq is still striving to recover thousands of antiquities plundered from its museums and archaeological sites, as the war-torn country aims to develop its tourism industry to help rebuild its ...

Kurdistan Tourism Booming Iraqi Kurdistan hopes for 5 million visitors by 2015

ARBIL, Iraq - Kurdistan, the semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq, expects to attract more than five million tourists by 2015, according to government sources.

Ban calls for further steps by Iraq to fulfil pledges to Kuwait

Search for missing Kuwaiti Ban calls for further steps by Iraq to fulfil pledges to Kuwait

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged the Iraqi Government to act quickly to fulfil its obligations to find Kuwaiti or third country nationals, property and archives lost in Saddam ...

Iraq the next tourism hotspot

Iraqi tourism is growing fast Iraq the next tourism hotspot

Iraq is poised to be a future tourism hotspot reveals the WTM Global Trends Report today (Monday 8 November).

Iraq demands Israel return stolen ancient Torah scroll

Iraq wants stolen artifacts back Iraq demands Israel return stolen ancient Torah scroll

Iraq's Tourism Ministry is calling on Israel to return an ancient Torah scroll that was illegally smuggled out of the country.

Lufthansa, business jets return to Baghdad

Foreign Carriers Returning To Iraq Lufthansa, business jets return to Baghdad

Nayla Razzouk, Caroline Alexander

Iraq is transforming from a battleground into a focus for civil aviation as the collapse of its national airline and a decline in violent attacks attract international carriers and business-jet ...

Wildlife trade thrives in Baghdad due to lack of government regulation

Iraqi Trade In Wildlife Flourishes Wildlife trade thrives in Baghdad due to lack of government regulation

DAVID RISING

BAGHDAD – A dozen fluffy white kittens with piercing blue eyes frolic in a wire cage, perched perilously atop a pen containing two African lion cubs.

Iraqi airline industry showing signs of recovery, but faces many problems

Recovery Of Iraqi Airline Industry Iraqi airline industry showing signs of recovery, but faces many problems

Mohammad Furat

Cruising down the runway at 200 kilometres per hour in Stafford Clarry's sleek SUV, you can’t help feeling impressed with the Middle-East’s newest airport.

Etihad Airways plans to launch regular service to Iraq

UAE Carrier To Fly To Iraq Etihad Airways plans to launch regular service to Iraq

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Etihad Airways says it plans to launch regular flights to Baghdad next week, making it the latest carrier to begin flying passengers to the Iraqi capital.

Foreign investors turning Saddam Hussein's playground into a tourist mecca

Iraq Foreign investors turning Saddam Hussein's playground into a tourist mecca

Kelly Heffernan-Tabor

Tikrit, Iraq - Saddam Hussein made his palaces a faux Babylonian paradise, but now his home town of Tikrit is seeking foreign investors to turn the late dictator's playground into a tourist ...

Najaf thriving as a religious tourism destination

Iraq Najaf thriving as a religious tourism destination

Gabriel Gatehouse

The city of Najaf in Iraq is thriving as a religious tourist destination for Shia Muslims, with thousands of Iranians making a weekly pilgrimage to the sacred Imam Ali shrine.

Iraq is on Lufthansa’s mind

Iraq Tourism? Iraq is on Lufthansa’s mind

Nelson Alcantara, eTN

At last November’s World Travel Market in London, the arrival of Iraq’s delegation was perhaps one that was most anticipated for many reasons.

Lufthansa plans to return to Iraq

Baghdad And Erbil To Be New Lufthansa's Destinations Lufthansa plans to return to Iraq

eTN Staff Writer

As Iraq is increasingly opening up to civil aviation, demand for flights to the country is growing.

Fighting terrorism with tourism

Tourism in Iraq Fighting terrorism with tourism

Andrew Princz, ontheglobe.com for eTN

Being one of the leading voices of Iraqi tourism and a crusader of the return that country's pillaged and looted antiquities might sound like a thankless task. But to Bahaa Mayah, its a ...

Iraq hopes Babylon ruins translate into tourist dollars

Iraq Iraq hopes Babylon ruins translate into tourist dollars

Michael Luongo

The tunnel stank, yet I could scarcely keep from leaping into it after my guide said, “You are now standing on the ruins of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.”

Iraq to resume Baghdad-Paris flights after 20 yrs

Iraq Flights Iraq to resume Baghdad-Paris flights after 20 yrs

BAGHDAD, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Iraq's national airline plans to resume direct flights between Baghdad and Paris after 20 years, the government said on Monday, prompted by demand following a drop in ...

Iraq tourism gets aggressive with a little help from London

Iraq Tourism Iraq tourism gets aggressive with a little help from London

Nelson Alcantara

Iraq will be attending this year’s edition of the World Travel Market (WTM) in London with its partner Dunira Strategy to investigate market development opportunities, Iraq tourism officials ...

Are you brave enough to holiday in post-war Iraq?

Iraq Tourism Are you brave enough to holiday in post-war Iraq?

There is sun, sand and plenty of fascinating sites to see. But Iraq is probably not top of most people's lists when planning a relaxing holiday.

Travel agent: Kurdistan is ready for tourists

Iraqi Tourism? Travel agent: Kurdistan is ready for tourists

ELLEN CREAGER

Next week, Ihab Zaki will take a group of six American tourists to Kurdish Iraq.

5 Iranian tourists killed, 20 injured in Iraq attack

Iraq 5 Iranian tourists killed, 20 injured in Iraq attack

KHANQIN, Iraq - Gunmen opened fire at tourist buses Wednesday in Iraq, killing five Iranians, police sources say.

Advisory by US Dept. of State cites stability in Kurdistan region of Iraq

Updated Travel Warning Advisory by US Dept. of State cites stability in Kurdistan region of Iraq

eTN Staff Writer

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) today lauded the US Department of State's updated guidelines for travel to Iraq, affirming the relative safety and security of the Kurdistan region.

Blair visit puts Sierra Leone on tourist map. Where next, Iraq?

UK Blair visit puts Sierra Leone on tourist map. Where next, Iraq?

guardian.co.uk

Sierra Leone is emerging as a new destination for adventurous travellers, with Tony Blair visiting this week to raise the country's profile in the tourism market and UK operators beginning to ...

Baghdad museum reopens 6 years after looting

Iraq Baghdad museum reopens 6 years after looting

Sameer N. Yacoub, AP

BAGHDAD – Iraq's restored National Museum reopened Monday with a red-carpet gala in the heart of Baghdad nearly six years after looters carried away priceless antiquities as American troops ...

Four Britons to join first tourist trip to Baghdad

Iraq Tour Four Britons to join first tourist trip to Baghdad

telegraph.co.uk

Four Britons will be among the first tour group of westerners to risk a holiday in the Arab areas of Iraq for six years when they fly to Baghdad in March.

Red tape curbs profits from Iraq religious tourism

Iraq Red tape curbs profits from Iraq religious tourism

reuters.com

KARBALA/NAJAF, Iraq - Tourism is booming in Iraq - religious tourism, at least - but Shi'ite Islam's holiest sites are struggling to cope with the influx.

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