Monthly Archives: March 2021

Tourism in a Nation in the Making – the Kurdistan Region

One day, after Covid, many will want to travel again. Here is an article outlining why you should consider the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. Gary Kent Gideon Benedyk outlines the charms of holidaying in Kurdistan London black cabs in Iraqi … Continue reading


Minutes of the AGM of the APPG on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. Virtual. Thursday 4 March. 1 Attendance. MPs: Robert Halfon, Peter Gibson, Mary Glindon, Alicia Kearns, Ben Everitt, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Jack Lopresti, Jason McCartney, Jerome Mayhew, Alexander Stafford, … Continue reading

John Major, the quiet revolutionary who saved Kurdistanis from genocide and proved they have more friends than the mountains.

Thirty years ago, accidents of history sparked Kurdistani revolution from 5 March against Iraq’s genocidal dictator Saddam Hussein whose bloody vengeance sent millions of Kurdistanis into the freezing mountains. The Kurdistani plight inspired a ferment of public horror and quick-witted … Continue reading

Prime Minister: “we continue to work closely with our partners in the Kurdish region of Iraq.”

APPG Chair, Rt Hon Robert Halfon welcomed the Prime Minister’s vision on the integrated Global Britain in a Competitive Age, the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. He also urged that vision to “be aligned with smaller … Continue reading

Ian Austin asks necessary question in the Lords on the recent rocket attacks in Erbil

Lord Austin of Dudley asked Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of who is responsible for the rocket attacks in Erbil on 15 February. FCDO Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon replied on 8 March 2021: “The Government of … Continue reading

APPG Chair Robert Halfon’s question in the Commons on the 30th anniversary of John Major’s historic safe haven

In today’s FCDO Oral Questions, APPG Chair, Rt Hon Robert Halfon, would have asked this question but the connection sadly failed. “The Kurdistan Region has merits such as religious freedom and some flaws. But it wouldn’t exist without Sir John … Continue reading