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Treading carefully on the way home because the IS group have left boobytraps. Source: NIQASH
Bittersweet Homecoming:

A Journalist Returns To His City, Mosul

Special Correspondent
NIQASH’s Mosul correspondent left the city shortly after the extremist Islamic State group took over. But most of his family remained. After 34 months, he returned home. This is what he found.
25.05.2017
Relationship Talks:

Iraqi Government Edging Closer To US, Despite Criticism From Close Quarters

Mustafa Habib
The Iraqi government wants to renegotiate the document that forms the basis of US-Iraqi cooperation. If the agreement had been more strictly defined in the first place, some of Iraq's problems would be solved.
25.05.2017
School’s Out:

Political Parties Pressure Iraqi Universities As Election Campaigning Begins

Iraq’s universities have a troubled relationship with politics. And as planned elections near, pressure on campuses is mounting, with some politicos calling for the creation of “student militias”.
25.05.2017
Future Fear:

Death Of Kurdish Leader Further Disturbs Shaky Political Equilibrium

Histyar Qader
Last week the leader of Iraqi Kurdistan’s oppositional Change movement passed away. In a place where charismatic politicians stand out, everyone is wondering what comes next.
25.05.2017
Life returns to Anbar slowly: Children in Fallujah returning to school in December 2016. Source: Getty (photo: صباح عرار : جيتي) Life returns to Anbar slowly: Children in Fallujah returning to school in December 2016. Source: Getty (photo: صباح عرار : جيتي) Life returns to Anbar slowly: Children in Fallujah returning to school in December 2016. Source: Getty (photo: صباح عرار : جيتي)
Rich Iraqis Only:

In Anbar, Loans For Reconstruction - But Nobody May Apply

Kamal al-Ayash
A state bank is offering Anbar residents whose homes were damaged in fighting against the Islamic State interest-free loans for reconstruction. Only problem is hardly anyone is eligible to apply.
18.05.2017
Protests in Baghdad's Tahrir Square.
Protests in Baghdad's Tahrir Square.
Protests in Baghdad's Tahrir Square.
Going Against God:

Iraq’s Religious Militias Push Back Against A Communist Revival

Mustafa Habib
Last week’s kidnapping of seven activists in Baghdad could be another sign of increasing tensions between secular parties in Iraq and the country’s ruling religious groups. Is history repeating?
17.05.2017
Turkmen in Kirkuk protest about the hoisting of the Kurdish flag in their province in March this year. Source: Getty (photo: وكالة الاناضول) Turkmen in Kirkuk protest about the hoisting of the Kurdish flag in their province in March this year. Source: Getty (photo: وكالة الاناضول) Turkmen in Kirkuk protest about the hoisting of the Kurdish flag in their province in March this year. Source: Getty (photo: وكالة الاناضول)
A Turkmen Dream:

‘We Have Been Working On Making Kirkuk A Separate Region’

Shalaw Mohammed
The spokesperson for Turkmen political parties in Kirkuk tells NIQASH that his people don’t want to be part of Kurdistan, that they do want a semi-independent region and they hope Turkey will help them with that.
18.05.2017
Planning For The End:

Iraq’s Final Fight Against Extremists Will Be In The Deserts Of Anbar

Mustafa Habib
While fighting against the Islamic State group drags on in Mosul, tribal and military forces in Anbar are preparing for what will likely be the final battle against the extremists. But this fight will take many months.
10.05.2017
The Sound Of Fear:

A Plague Of Stun Grenades Cause Panic in Basra

Saleem al-Wazzan
Different groups are using stun grenades to frighten locals in Basra. Sometimes for religious reasons, other times because of political or criminal grudges.
11.05.2017
Leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan's Islamic parties are working together more closely now. Leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan's Islamic parties are working together more closely now. Leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan's Islamic parties are working together more closely now.
Anti-Islamic?

Secular Parties In Iraqi Kurdistan Can’t Get It Together To Confront Islamists

Histyar Qader
Iraqi Kurdistan’s left wing and secular parties are worried that their ideological rivals, the Islamic parties, are coming closer together. Yet somehow the Kurdish left cannot seem to unite.
11.05.2017