Tag: Middle East


Examined: Kurdish independence in Iraq

In a controversial referendum, 92 percent of voters in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq chose independence, angering neighbouring countries and the federal Iraqi government. In July 2014, with the Islamic State expanding, Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani announced plans to hold an independence referendum without approval from the Iraqi parliament. Negotiations between…

OldVenue, TV

Review: The Honourable Woman

What does an Oscar-nominated actress, a man with an incredibly posh name, and the Beeb have in common? You won’t guess it, so here’s the answer. They’re all involved in The Honourable Woman, a new eight part drama on BBC Two. Hugo Blick, a man known for his incredibly complicated plots, writes and directs the…

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