Suddenly the girl who used to help you resolve a fight with your lady is now being sidelined as a “bad influence.” If you expect your girl to drop her friend just like that then get ready to do the same for her.

6) She was honest to you about her past relationships from the start, yet the closer you get, the more annoyed, jealous and paranoid you start to become with her history.

Women's rights organizations struggle against harassment and intimidation, while they work to promote improvements to women's status in the law, in education, the workplace, and many other spheres of Iraqi life, and to curtail abusive traditional practices such as honor killings and forced marriages.

“If I dressed the local Arab garb, I would be able to walk across these streets and nobody would take me as a foreigner,” says Collins.

He adds that he’d probably feel safer that way than with the bulletproof jacket and the helmet he’s wearing.

There are many black people in Basra and especially in Zubeir district – an area of crumbling mud-brick buildings that is home to 300,000.

Most black people in Zubeir claim to be descendants of slaves brought to the Gulf from Africa at least since the ninth century.

Like everyone in the country post Jan25, he is just another Egyptian who claims – emphasis on claims – to understand politics.

While I was there, I discovered a world that was entirely new to me, and I explored various facets of the society I was living in. I was completely out of my comfort zone, and thus open to all of the stunning, horrible, and marvelous wonders of Kurdistan. Anything good you do reflects upon your family, but even more so, anything bad you do brings shame upon your relatives. They are proud of this unique land, which they fought to build. Well, trust me when I say, just like you don’t want random guys adding you on Facebook, we don’t want random women adding us on Facebook. During my time on Facebook, I’ve been added by quite a few women, yet I never threw a shit storm and sent “Why the hell are you adding me? Face it, Facebook has its perils as well – and a block button. I seem to get this one a lot, usually during the early stages of conversation. This is not an “honour” issue; your own insecurities are getting the best of you.- “Before being deployed to Iraq I never thought I’d come across people who physically resemble my friends and family back in Buffalo,” says U. marines sergeant William Collins on a rare patrol around Basra’s Zubeir district.1) Complaining about your overtly jealous woman then throwing tantrums when she merely glances at other men in the room.