Iraq

Tips and Articles in Iraq

In the midst of last winter’s revolts across the Middle East and North Africa, I kept getting e-mails and text messages from friends and colleagues in Tripoli, Cairo, Sanaa, and Benghazi. It made me homesick for the days when I spent more than hal...
Sabratah, LibyaWHAT YOU'RE MISSING: Libya sees tourism as its next growth business. And why not?It has a thousand miles of Mediterranean coastline, as well as hundreds of Greek, Phoenician, and Roman ruins, of which the second-century B.C. amphith...
There's nothing like armed conflict to put a destination on the map—at least if postwar Iraq is anything to go by. Prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S. State Department barred Americans from traveling to the country. No sooner had hostilitie...
I have a photograph from Iraqi Kurdistan that I sometimes hope might appear in my memoirs above the caption, "Birth of the Iraqi tourist industry." It shows two men, Kanan Mufti and Ken Herwehe, looking over the plain of Gaugamela, where,2,336 yea...
OCCUPATION Host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360° HOME BASE New York City EYEWITNESS Cooper headed to Iraq to report on the United States' handover of sovereignty. He visited five cities in two weeks, devoting as much live airtime as he could to sto...
I first saw Babylon, or part of it, driving back and forth past it during the United States–led siege of Najaf, Iraq, in August 2004. On the way south from Baghdad, a part of the ancient city is briefly visible as a large mound between date-palm p...