The Fifth Annual Kurdish Youth Festival

            The Kurdish Youth Festival is an annual event that brings together a diverse network of students, young professionals, and charity and community organizations that generate and share ideas, learn from one another, and… Continue reading

Awat Anniversary

Three years ago, Awat newspaper was just a vision. A vision for a group of young people, some still in highschool, and some barely out of highschool. We had no resources, very little… Continue reading

On Kurdish Poetry and Inspiration

               One who appreciates the beauty of a language would make a craft out of it. The greatness of any language is unleashed by beautiful poetry. Poetry, the ones which sing to our hearts… Continue reading

Tara Fatehi and the Australian-Kurdish parliamentary Friendship Group

1. What’s the name of your organization? Australian-Kurdish parliamentary Friendship Group. 2. How did you come up with the idea? And what problems are you aiming at solving? Basically I have been involved… Continue reading

The cost of KRG oil – how long can we stay silent?

When Kurds liberated the Kurdistan region in 1991, the previous regime left them two previously-discovered oil fields intact: Taq Taq in Koye and Tawqe in Zakho.  The former was situated in the ‘green’… Continue reading

Experiencing Kurdistan as a Dutch student

  This year I had the pleasure to be one of the students from the Dutch delegation visiting Iraqi Kurdistan. In this paper I would like to explain the program that made this… Continue reading

‘The Aryan Winter’

The Middle East is plagued by conflicts, ethnic tensions, tribalism and religious upheavals and yet for two hundred years the western media has misinterpreted the region. The wests erroneous depiction of Iranians and… Continue reading

«The Hunger Games: Catching Fire»

Movie Review One of th3e most anticipated sequels of the year has finally arrived on the big screen, and boy, does it live up to the hype it generated! Don’t miss out on… Continue reading

How I Met This Show

Those of us who are watching How I Met Your Mother are used to a new episode every week, and whether that episode is about Barney accepting a challenge, Ted screwing up his… Continue reading

Time Management Tips

“Time is the scarcest resource; and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed,” said Peter F. Drucker, an American Management Consultant. Time management is one of the pillars of any successful… Continue reading

TEDxBaghdad Magnifies Creative Iraqis

The 600-attendee-full hall room of a central Baghdad hotel was the sign that marked the successive annual installment of TEDxBaghdad which was held on Saturday, December 7, during which Iraqi-fueled endeavors were, theoretically,… Continue reading