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Global Voices

8 Oct 12
Back in August Armenian president Robert Kocharian and his Azerbaijani counterpart Heydar Aliev met in Geneva to sort out Karabakh "man to man" behind closed doors.
8 Oct 12
Politics has, it seems, never been so popular in Georgia. But the voters are being offered two very different views on the country's future by parties contesting the coming parliamentary elections.
Ameena Abdullah stands outside her makeshift home where she has lived for six years in the Makbali refuge camp (Photo: Rasheed Duhok)
1 Nov 11
Thousands of refugees living in camps for over two decades are still without citizenship.
Recent demonstration by students in Sulaimaniyah over killing of journalist. (Photo: Metrography - Sartip Osman)
Special Report
24 May 10
Political feud fuels dispute over murder of student who criticised the government.
Legal wrangle: an Iraqi airlines 737-200 taxis in front of the control tower at Baghdad International Airport on Jan. 29, 2008. (Photo: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jerry Saslav)
7 May 10
Kuwait seeks 1.2 billion dollars in heated legal dispute with Iraqi Airways.
Male followers of the Qadriya sect engage in traditional acts of worship in Barzinja, a small mountainous village,  east of Sulaimaniyah city in Iraqi Kurdistan. Sheikh Abdul-Qadir Gilani founded the sect in Baghdad in the late 11th century. Photo by Kamaran Najm/Metrography.
7 May 10
Thousands of followers of an ancient Sufi sect gathered for a traditional religious ceremony on April 30 in Barzinja, a small, mountainous village in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Former minister for Martyrs and Anfal affairs Chinar Sadullah is one of many women leaders who are concerned about the lack of female representation in top government posts in  Iraqi Kurdistan.
29 Apr 10
Campaigners say women in northern Iraq are underrepresented in leadership posts.
At the gates of Fallujah, a man rides past blast walls in his horse and cart - the preferred mode of transport for those who cannot afford cars or pick-up trucks. The city’s economy has not recovered since 2004, when its streets were the scene of battles between United States-led forces and Sunni Arab insurgents.
31 Mar 10
Six years after United-States forces laid siege to the city, it remains scarred by the conflict. Many bomb-damaged buildings are uninhabitable and public utilities are in need of renovation.