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New Frenemies:

Extremists Return To Diyala, To Reunite With Old Allies, Al Qaeda

Mustafa Habib
The Islamic State continues to make its way back into Iraq’s rural areas. In Diyala, security forces believe there is a nefarious reunion between the Islamic State and other extremist groups.
27.04.2017
Power And Water And Music:

Signs Of Life Returning To Mosul

Special Correspondent
Locals in the parts of Mosul, from which extremists have been pushed out, are celebrating small signs of returning life: For one thing, the chance to pour a glass of water in a well-lit room.
27.04.2017
Like A Vegetable Market:

Dhi Qar’s New Airport Mocked By Iraqis

Hassan al-Shannoun
The first plane landed at Dhi Qar’s brand new airport in March. But that achievement has not stopped locals from making jokes about unpaved roads and unfinished facilities.
27.04.2017
Post-Sectarian Politics?

Iraq’s Most Important Political Alliance Riven By Disputes

Mustafa Habib
An alliance of Iraq’s Shiite Muslim politicians has dominated the country’s parliament for over a decade. But today, that alliance looks increasingly insecure, with leaders looking for new partnerships.
20.04.2017
A street filled with medical clinics in the Aziziyah neighbourhood in Basra. A street filled with medical clinics in the Aziziyah neighbourhood in Basra. A street filled with medical clinics in the Aziziyah neighbourhood in Basra.
Dollars For Iraqi Doctors:

In Basra, A Plague of Medical ‘Brokers’ Puts Patients' Health At Risk

Saleem al-Wazzan
In one Basra neighbourhood, smart, well-dressed young men try to tempt would-be patients into certain surgeries for a cash kick back. And they'll tell all kinds of stories to make money.
20.04.2017
The funeral of murdered journalist, Kawa Ahmed Germyani. (photo: حيدر نادر)
The funeral of murdered journalist, Kawa Ahmed Germyani. (photo: حيدر نادر)
The funeral of murdered journalist, Kawa Ahmed Germyani. (photo: حيدر نادر)
When The Sword Is Mightier:

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Murdered Journalists Still Wait For Justice

Honar Hama Rasheed
In Iraqi Kurdistan, journalists who criticize the local authorities may be in danger. Over the past years, several have been murdered. Until now, no progress has been made on their cases.
20.04.2017
 (photo: عبد الله العنزي)  (photo: عبد الله العنزي)  (photo: عبد الله العنزي)
Monumental Error:

Baghdad’s Best Known Statue In Danger Of Collapse

Adnan Abu Zaid
Despite its importance and historical significance, Baghdad’s famous Modernist Monument to Freedom is in danger of collapse, local authorities say.
20.04.2017
Civilian Hostages, Snipers + Suicide Belts:

Extremists Prepare For Their Last Stand In Mosul

Special Correspondent
As pro-Iraq forces close in on the Islamic State fighters in Mosul, civilians trapped in the city with them, say the extremists roam around wearing suicide belts and appear to be ready to fight to the death.
13.04.2017
Lies, Damned Lies and Facebook:

An Epidemic Of Partisan, Political Trolls And ‘Fake News’ On Iraqi Social Media

Mustafa Habib
The latest trend in politics in Iraq involves the creation of seemingly innocuous Facebook pages, that are used to spread rumours and lies about the opposition. It’s a trend that will only get worse as elections near.
12.04.2017
A flag belonging to an anti-IS militia hangs over a sign that used to mark that this was IS territory near Tikrit. (photo: يونس البيياتي) A flag belonging to an anti-IS militia hangs over a sign that used to mark that this was IS territory near Tikrit. (photo: يونس البيياتي) A flag belonging to an anti-IS militia hangs over a sign that used to mark that this was IS territory near Tikrit. (photo: يونس البيياتي)
Hide And Seek:

Extremists’ Hit-And-Run Attacks Increase In Southern Iraq

Ghazwan Hassan al-Jibouri
Over the past two months, the Islamic State group has launched more attacks out of remote Salahaddin. Tribal fighters who had been defending their villages are just about ready to give up.
11.04.2017