Worldview Archive: December, 2008

Live Q&A with Trudy Rubin

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Ask questions, and Trudy Rubin will answer live Tuesday, Dec. 30 at noon. Read more
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The street of books

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For decades, Mutanabi Street in Baghdad was the place where bibliophiles went to get their fix on Fridays. Bookstores line this street in an... Read more
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Chaldean Church on Xmas

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I attended 8:30 a.m. Christmas mass at a Chaldean Christian church in the Karradah district of Baghdad. Many Chaldeans have been targetted... Read more

Shopping and playing in Baghdad

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The Karradah district of Baghdad is where locals come to buy appliances like heaters, refrigerators, furniture, and small generators (electricity... Read more

Out from the dark

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What has been astonishing about this visit to Baghdad is the psychological shift in officials and ordinary people. The future is still uncertain... Read more

Visiting Iraq's parliament

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Went to the Iraqi parliament today. The parliament meets in a dim, grim convention center in the Green Zone where Saddam once held pro forma... Read more

Changes on theground

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Today I visited a Baghdad neighborhood that used to be the heartland of Al Qaeda, and Sunni insurgents. Ameriyah was a war zone, from which... Read more
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Christmas in Baghdad

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Christians in Baghdad have had a rough time in the last three years, their churches bombed, and women forced to veil by religious fanatics. Many... Read more