Curfew Lifts and Baghdad Is Partying Again

Hosted by

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has lifted the nighttime curfew in the city of Baghdad, imposed by the US military 12 years ago. "Baghdad feels different."  Bars, nightclubs and beauty salons have reopened, and the streets are full of people. That's according to Liz Sly, Beirut Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, who's back in Iraq to cover what she calls a "surprising revival" of the normal life so violently disrupted more than a decade ago.

Credits

Guest:
Liz Sly - Washington Post - @lizsly

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sáša Woodruff, Jenny Hamel, Evan George