This coming election in Iraq will be marked by political divisions. A closer look at local Christian parties shows that even this once-united block is splitting, as different groups ally with Iraq’s bigger parties.
Many police officers in Anbar fled when the extremist Islamic State group took over their towns, their salaries suspended as a result. Now they’re being asked to return to work. But locals are opposed.
Dipping into the Garaw lake, deep in the Kurdish countryside, is supposed to cure the bather of skin disease. The facility is becoming increasingly popular, but doctors say its reputation is not completely deserved.
For the first time in over ten years, Iraq managed to pass a federal budget with MPs’ votes. In the process there have been last minute deals, Kurdish losers, angry militias and deeply rooted economic problems revealed.
Being the country’s tallest man, and one of the tallest in the world, can be both a burden and a joy. It’s easy to get people to make clothes to measure but it’s far harder finding true love, Iraq’s own giant says.