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Kanan Makiya dreamed of building a museum that would catalogue Saddam Hussein's atrocities for all Iraqis to see. Now, Makiya, an architect and author who fled Iraq in 1968, has received permission from the American authorities to build his museum.
Two long-exiled Iraqi poets, after reading their poetry at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in the wake of war and a complex liberation in their homeland, discuss with the audience the legacy of a long dictatorship on their own and their compatriots’ spiritual condition.
Washington hopes to ease foreign-policy woes in the Middle East by wooing hearts and minds with a new Arabic-language radio network, satellite TV channel and glossy monthly magazine. It's the funky side of the war on terror.
Baghdad's famed antiquities museum will reopen next month after many of the treasures feared lost forever were found stashed in secret vaults around the city.
About 1,000 archeological pieces were stolen from the National Museum of Baghdad during the US-led war to Iraq.
The US will do everything in its power to recover Iraq's stolen antiquities, attorney general John Ashcroft said yesterday at an international conference organised by Interpol.