Culture

On the Road to Baghdad

by Hiyam Thirty six years after I left my hometown I was heading there again – by car, from Basrah.  It was a delight to see the gradual transformation of the landscape from barren desert to lush

Novelist Dr. Sanaa Al-Shalan enjoys a Prize Bonanza

2014 has been a great year for Jordanian novelist Dr. Sanaa Al-Shalan, and has seen her win three Arabic awards in different creative fields. Her short story Deepening in Hell gained her the first win;  at the

My Square Mind

by Uns Baban, architect and CEO of interior design company Uns Design   My SQUARE MIND Dear Friends I got this puzzle by email some time ago and I would like to share it with you because it has

The Iraqi flag flies high in London’s Trafalgar Square…. an Eid festival to remember

London – Sana Bekki The Iraqi flag flew high in Trafalgar Square, the heart of the British capital London, the site of an event marking the Muslim Eid Al-Fitr festival, which was organized under the auspices of

Iraq did not tell me off for staying away

  I came to Iraq in 2009 for the first time since 1978 – but that is another story for another time. Work was what brought me out here, as I had seen an opportunity for expanding

Why Nina

Nina is one of the names of Goddess “Inana” which represented fertility, beauty and love to the ancient people of Mesopotamia. The Goddess appeared for the first time in the lands of “Sumer” three thousand years BC