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Lake Habbaniyah resort, which opened in the late 1970s, in its heyday.
A Fantasy Island In An Islamic State:

One Of Iraq’s Best-Loved Tourist Resorts Slowly Returns To Life

Kamal al-Ayash
One of the country’s best known resorts, where different community groups used to holiday together, is slowly coming back to life, after several years in the middle of extremist-held territory.
Money Go-Round:

A Debtor’s Crisis In Iraqi Kurdistan

Hayman Hassan
The Iraqi Kurdish authorities owe many state employees months in back pay. The citizens of Iraqi Kurdistan owe the government a variety of fees. But right now, it seems nobody is getting anything.
Fraught Funding:

New Iraqi Budget, New Rules To Anger and Upset

Mustafa Habib
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.
Easy Prey:

Influential Iraqis Exploit Extremists’ Families For Cash In Anbar

Kamal al-Ayash
Trapped in special camps and pilloried by the rest of Iraqi society, the families of Islamic State group members have no choice but to pay influential outsiders to help them with legal and bureaucratic matters.
Books in Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: بيار رشيد) Books in Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: بيار رشيد) Books in Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: بيار رشيد)
No More Books:

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Publishing Business Faces Final Chapter

Narim Rostam
Over the past few years, Kurdish publishing houses have been finding it increasingly difficult to make a living. Even some of the best known are closing down or going into debt.
An inspection team from the Ministry of Labour at work in Baghdad.
Dirty Jobs For The Kids:
The Child Labourers Of Baghdad
7.12.2017  |  Economy
A chicken farm in Iraq.
Ruffled Feathers:
Iraqi Kurdish Farmers Call Foul Play By Importers
15.08.2017  |  Economy
Housing crisis: Not much left to live in, inside Mosul, after fighting finishes.
Another Sort Of Killing:
Mosul Real Estate Crisis Sees Rents Go Sky High
5.07.2017  |  Economy
An Iraqi cafe: Coffee shops are a mainly male domain. (photo: مقهى سلام في بغداد)
An Immoral Trade:
Wasit Council Bans Women From Working In Cafes
8.06.2017  |  Economy
PUK forces at the entrance to the North Oil headquarters. (photo: Shwan Nawzad)
Fighting Over Petro-Dollars:
Intra-Kurdish Rivalries Spill Into Iraqi Oil Trade
30.03.2017  |  Economy
صيادون يصطادون في شط العرب (photo: مدونة الرافدين )
Shifting Coastline
River Erosion Exposes Border Anxieties
8.09.2016  |  Economy