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Eid in Iraqi Kurdistan: It's usually a time to forgive past wrongs. But not this year. (photo: حمه سور )
Reading Between The Lines:

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Politicians’ Holiday Greetings Indicate Depth Of Division

Maaz Farhan
The Eid holiday should be a time for rivals to wish one another peace and harmony. This year in Iraqi Kurdistan has been different though and the rancorous Eid messages show just how angry everyone is.
21.06.2018
Re-Writing History:

‘If I Didn’t Write, Mosul's Story Would Have Come From The Extremists’

Mustafa Habib
History lecturer Omar Mohammed spent the last few years fearing for his life. His alter-ego, Mosul Eye, became famous because it was one of the only voices in the city the Islamic State did not manage to silence.
21.06.2018
Shopping, Coffee + A Spot Of Tragedy:

Wasit Theatre Group Tackles The Toughest Topics On The Street

Mohammed al-Zaidi
Every Friday, locals in the city of Kut flock to what’s now known as “the Tigris street of culture”, where they can see, among other things, street theatre that tackles the taboo and the controversial.
21.06.2018
Iraq's Most Controversial Political Party:

The Source Of Their Power + What They Want In Government

Mustafa Habib
The alliance closely affiliated with Iraq’s often-controversial Shiite Muslim militias did well in recent elections. But how did they manage to do better than more established parties? And what do they want now?
14.06.2018
The leaked questions and the real exams, side by side. The leaked questions and the real exams, side by side. The leaked questions and the real exams, side by side.
Cheater's Anonymous:

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Final Exam Questions Sold for $100, Posted On Facebook

Saman Omer
As Iraqi Kurdish students prepared to take final exams, many found they could read all about the upcoming tests online and cheat if they wished. But where were the stolen exams coming from?
14.06.2018
The Tigris river runs through Baghdad. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
The Tigris river runs through Baghdad. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
The Tigris river runs through Baghdad. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Water Wars:

Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Needed To Keep Iraq’s Water Flowing

Ibrahim Saleh
In Baghdad, locals have been fretting about dramatic falls in the level of the Tigris river. The government has a plan. Only problem is, that plan requires billions in funding that Iraq does not have.
14.06.2018
The Iraqi parliament in session. The Iraqi parliament in session. The Iraqi parliament in session.
A Likely Story:

How Will The Next Iraqi Government Come Together?

Mustafa Habib
The still-disputed Iraqi elections did not return a clear winner. The formation of a new government will be long and complicated. Here, three scenarios that may play out in the coming weeks, and most likely, months.
7.06.2018
The New Government’s First Fight:

Political Storm Clouds Over Northern Iraqi City Of Kirkuk

Shalaw Mohammed
The first crisis for the new parliament may involve the question of who owns the northern city of Kirkuk. Recent elections have increased divisions and upcoming provincial elections could make things even worse.
7.06.2018
Currency Crunch:

Iraqi Depositors ‘Trapped’ In Iranian Banking System

Abbas Sarhan
The Iranian banking system was seen as an attractive alternative to Iraq’s shaky financial institutions. But a recent, drastic devaluation in the Iranian rial means Iraqi money is stuck over the border.
7.06.2018
Supporters of the Change movement in Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: حمه سور) Supporters of the Change movement in Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: حمه سور) Supporters of the Change movement in Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: حمه سور)
Opinion:

The Iraqi Kurdish Opposition Should Get Together And Give Us Something To Vote For

Mohamed Jasm Bakr
The opposition in Iraqi Kurdistan is divided. But if the parties would unite by September’s regional ballot, then disillusioned locals might have a better reason to vote.
7.06.2018