Analysis A Good Time to Start Learning Kurdish

While Iraq battles Sunni militants, its northern Kurdish district is eyeing independence. But Kurds in neighboring countries are less keen to break away.

Two new shopping malls are being completed in the city of Sulaymaniyah, in Iraq’s Kurdish district. One is called Family Mall, while the other is Majidi Mall. The owners have invested about $100 million in their construction, and roughly 60 percent of the stores in Family Mall have already been rented out. The owners, who have already built similar malls in Erbil – the district...