Sects, Lies And Social Media:
They have yet to secede from Iraq but already the Kurdish have their own currency and passports. At least, that’s what Iraqi social media says. But is it true?
Brothers And Sisters:
Has the upcoming Kurdish referendum on potential independence made ordinary Arabs and Kurds enemies? Iraqis don’t think so and many have contributed to a campaign that aims to prove it.
Iraqi Kurdistan is in the spotlight and the international media are reporting on the upcoming independence referendum, far and wide. But a focus on international opposition, means that important context is often missing.
To fight climate change in Basra, where summer temperatures now regularly rise to over 50 degrees Centigrade, locals plan to plant 16 million trees. The volunteers are on course for 1 million in 2017.
Iran wants to reunite the fighting Shiite Muslim political parties in Iraq that once gave it unconditional support. But that job is far from easy.
Crackdown On Dissent
Kidnappings and beatings are seeing Sulaymaniyah's image as a bastion of freedom of expression in Iraq tarnished.
A father of a family displaced by ISIS in 2014 reportedly burned his family alive in Mosul.
The neighbour opened the door to reveal the burnt shoe of a child, burnt wheat in the house's rooms and a charred hat.
Bad Guys On Buses:
Iraqi forces are upset about the safe passage granted to Islamic State fighters from Syria. They will enter Iraq, where, locals say, thousands of their comrades await them in the extremists’ secret capital.
What do Iraqis who support Israel have to do with the Islamic State? How does one Baghdad teacher cause a thousand students to fail? Investigating the news that had the whole country talking last month.
Tradition dictates that you visit family during the Eid holiday. But in Iraqi Kurdistan, many locals are choosing to send messages via social media instead.
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