Archive for November, 2012

Iraq needs $1 trillion to rebuild: investment chief

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq needs up to $1 trillion over the next 10 years to rebuild its crumbling infrastructure and battered economy, its investment chief said in an interview on Thursday. Sami al-Araji‘s remarks come during the Baghdad International Fair, Iraq’s biggest trade showcase in more than 20 years, as the government looks to court [...]


Bush-Quayle ’92 in Iraq!

Bush-Quayle '92 in Iraq!

With the US election coming up, my thoughts turned to a photograph I took a few weeks ago, while on a boat ride of the Tigris, the river that flows through Baghdad. I didn’t realise it at the time, but someone pointed out to me later that our boat driver was wearing a very unusual [...]