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Kurdish city prospers as Baghdad struggles


    Five years ago, the city of Sulaimaniya in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan was pretty nice, but Baghdad wasn't that bad either.

    Now, after years of sectarian bloodshed in Baghdad, and comparative peace and stability in Kurdistan, Sulaimaniya has shot ahead, as I saw on a recent reporting visit.

    In the last five years, Sulaimaniya has built tall buildings, cleaned its streets, imported modern cars and attracted foreign companies.