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Highway To Hell?
Anbar Locals Warn Against Re-Opening Key Anbar Border Crossing
Locals in Anbar celebrated when an important Iraqi-Jordanian border crossing was recently reopened. But the drivers who use it say many areas are still too dangerous to pass through.
Iraqi Kurdish Farmers Call Foul Play By Importers
In Iraqi Kurdistan, poultry farmers are calling for tariffs on chicken products imported to the region. Otherwise, they say, the local industry won’t survive.
Exploited + Employed:
As Displaced Iraqis Leave, Gap In Kurdistan's Labour Market Grows
Displaced Arabs who fled to Iraqi Kurdistan were a boon for village-dwelling farmers. The farmers, who paid low wages to desperate displaced for three years, are now at a loss.
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Financial Fraudsters Hit ‘Dollar Market’ In Iraqi Kurdistan
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.
Another Sort Of Killing:
Mosul Real Estate Crisis Sees Rents Go Sky High
Locals are returning to eastern Mosul slowly. But housing remains scarce and real estate agents there are doing excellent business as rents double, and even triple.
An Immoral Trade:
Wasit Council Bans Women From Working In Cafes
Rich Iraqis Only:
In Anbar, Loans For Reconstruction - But Nobody May Apply
Market For Female Entrepreneurs Launched In Halabja
Dollars For Iraqi Doctors:
In Basra, A Plague of Medical ‘Brokers’ Puts Patients' Health At Risk
Fighting Over Petro-Dollars:
Intra-Kurdish Rivalries Spill Into Iraqi Oil Trade
Profits Of War:
Anbar Families Seeking Safety Sell Homes At Half Price, Fuelling Real Estate Boom
100 Days Later:
Iraqi Kurdish Teachers End Protests, But Hang On To Grievances
Winter Is Coming:
Power Crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan Sees Locals Back On Oil And Gas
Schools Close, Civil Servants Strike, As Iraqi Kurdish Financial Crisis Limps On
Tensions Rise As Southern Iraqi Tribes Fight For Oil Jobs And Land
An Explosive Career:
The Iraqis Making Freelance Bomb Disposal Into A Lucrative New Business
The Price Of Revolution:
Is Iraq’s Most Rebellious City On Verge Of Economic Collapse?
River Erosion Exposes Border Anxieties
Depleted Uranium Contamination Comes To Iraqi Kurdistan In Scrap Metal
Death For Sale:
Visiting Iraq’s ‘Stock Exchange’ For Guns And Bombs
Kurdish Agree Arabs Can Own Real Estate, Sparking Controversy
Visiting The 200-Year-Old Iraqi Market For Alternative Medicine
Shaving For Peace
The Kurdish Barber Bringing Different Religions Together, Under A Knife
The Financial Dictatorship In Iraqi Kurdistan
An Oily Alliance:
Kurdish Dreams Of Iraq-Iran Pipeline May Soon Come True
Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent:
How Extremists Rig Mosul’s Money Markets In Their Favour
Where Are The Petrodollars?
Kirkuk Oil Flowing Fast, But Locals Never See Any Money
A Pipeline In The Pipeline:
Can Exporting Natural Gas Save Iraqi Kurdistan?
Fear That New 50,000 Dinar Notes Will Hurt Low Income Iraqis
7 Million Iraqi Govt Employees Fear For Their Jobs
Between Black Gold, Bleak Prospects:
Visiting The Iraqi Shanty Town Between Two Oil Fields
Iraq's Poorest Province:
Where Locals Sell Their Children To Make Ends Meet
In Iraq's Holy City, Religious Holidays Opportunity for Commercial Gain
Cap in Hand:
Kurdish Will Return to Baghdad to Negotiate Oil Exports
No Houses for the Arabs:
Iraqi Kurdish Council's Racist Ruling About Who Can, and Cannot, Buy Property
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