Crime And Punishment:
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.
Russian Snipers At A Mosul Disco:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iraq After The Islamic State:
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.
Social Media Justice:
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.
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.
A Tale Of Two Sisters:
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.
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.
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