Archive | Leisure and Tourism in Iraq

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Video: International Football Returning to Iraq

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After a years-long absence predominantly due to security concerns, international football will return to Iraq when the country hosts a second-round match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.

Ancient City turning into a Watermelon Farm

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Recently Najaf locals who want to preserve their archaeological treasures have been protesting, calling on the authorities to stop agricultural and housing development on top of ancient tombs and palaces. […]

Iraq’s Marshes, New UNESCO Site, see Increase in Tourism

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Mythical Marshes, New UNESCO Site, See Increase In Tourism Over the past few months, the legendary marshes of Hawizeh have come alive again – and this time, with the […]

Work Starts at Mid-Euphrates Airport

By John Lee. AFP reports that Iraqi officials laid the cornerstone of a new Mid-Euphrates Airport, 35 kilometres (20 miles) south of Karbala. The $500-million project will be carried out by the UK-based Copperchase, with work supervised by the Khayrat al-Sibtein company, which belongs to the Imam Hussein shrine (pictured). During the ceremony, Karbala Governor […]

Iraqi Kurdistan: a Roman Amphitheatre to Enhance Local Culture

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In an estimated three months’ time the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah will have its own version of Rome’s Colosseum. An arena for theatre and other kinds of entertainment that […]

Millions of Iranians enter Iraq for Shiite Ritual

By Changiz M. Varzi for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  A day after millions of Shiite Muslims marked Arbaeen, the annual pilgrimage to the Hussein mosque in the Iraqi city of Karbala, the front pages of Iranian dailies on […]

Iran’s VP Praises Iraqi Hospitality

The Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri arrived in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Sunday to attend Arbaeen procession, saying he was impressed by Iraq’s simultaneous handling of the overcrowded religious ceremony and a military operation to liberate the city of Mosul. Heading a delegation of Iranian officials, Jahangiri travelled to Iraq to take part […]