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Mosul men suspected of being members of the IS group are held by the Iraqi military. (photo: Martyn Aim / Getty)
Mosul men suspected of being members of the IS group are held by the Iraqi military. (photo: Martyn Aim / Getty)
Mosul men suspected of being members of the IS group are held by the Iraqi military. (photo: Martyn Aim / Getty)
Crime And Punishment:

In Mosul, What To Do With Extremists’ Families?

Nawzat Shamdeen
Locals in Mosul are divided on whether to rehabilitate, reconcile or punish the families of Islamic State members. Meanwhile rumour has it that secret detention camps are already being set up.
20.07.2017
Russian Snipers At A Mosul Disco:

In Iraq, Dangerous Online Misinformation Convicts The Innocent

Mustafa Habib
Iraqis are desperate to find out what is happening in Mosul. But there is so much misinformation online, including torture videos and lists of alleged extremists, it is hard to know what to believe.
19.07.2017
Daily Death:

As Number Of Guns In Iraqi Kurdistan Increases, So Does Murder Rate

Honar Hama Rasheed
Since the security crisis began, it has become easier to buy guns in Iraqi Kurdistan. Now, officials say, that is resulting in an increasingly militarized population and more murders and suicides.
19.07.2017
Powerful Tools:

Meeting Diwaniya’s Only Female Furniture Maker

Manar al-Zubaidi
In Iraq, working on furniture is typically a man’s job. But one independent woman in Diwaniya is reupholstering and sandpapering her way through that wooden ceiling.
20.07.2017
Environmental Issues:

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Lone Water Keeper

Maaz Farhan
Iraqi Kurdistan could have a serious water problem by 2025, authorities say. One Sulaymaniyah man is using his skills as an artist and video maker to highlight pollution in local waterways.
19.07.2017
Sunni political leaders manage to pose together in a picture. (photo: حساب سليم الجبوري على الفيسبوك )
Iraq After The Islamic State:

No Unity On The Sunni Side Of The Street

Mustafa Habib
As the date for a Baghdad summit on unity nears, the cracks are showing. It seems the country's Sunni politicians can’t even get together to discuss their possible unity, in post-Islamic State Iraq.
12.07.2017
Social Media Justice:

Iraqi Tribes Take Law Into Own Hands, Make Facebook Trolls Pay

Mohammed al-Zaidi
Rants and harassment on Facebook have led to violence in real life in Iraq. Now southern tribes are meting out large fines to social media users who make inappropriate comments.
13.07.2017
Chasing Helicopters:

Did US Planes Land In Islamic State-Held Terrain In Northern Iraq?

Histyar Qader
Recently a video featuring US aircraft apparently landing in Islamic State-held territory have fired up old rumours about US-extremist cooperation again. A closer look at the videos tells a whole other tale.
13.07.2017
A Tale Of Two Sisters:

The Christian Woman Who Found A New, Muslim Family In Mosul

Special Correspondent
A handful of Christians survived in Mosul during the Islamic State’s reign there. NIQASH meets two sisters-in-hardship, one Christian, the other Muslim, who formed a bond that has lived on after the extremists.
13.07.2017
Would you trust this man with your dinars? An Iraqi money changer. (photo: اس بي سي  سامنثا سياراميتارو ) Would you trust this man with your dinars? An Iraqi money changer. (photo: اس بي سي  سامنثا سياراميتارو ) Would you trust this man with your dinars? An Iraqi money changer. (photo: اس بي سي  سامنثا سياراميتارو )
Dodgy Deals:

Financial Fraudsters Hit ‘Dollar Market’ In Iraqi Kurdistan

Rawezh Kamaran
In Iraqi Kurdistan, locals often trust the local exchange counter more than big banks. But a recent rash of fraud on the informal money market has seen savings lost and attitudes changing.
13.07.2017