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Not quite a delightful view at the Darbandikhan lake. (photo: Rahman Khany)
Not quite a delightful view at the Darbandikhan lake. (photo: Rahman Khany)
Not quite a delightful view at the Darbandikhan lake. (photo: Rahman Khany)
Poisoned Cups

Dealing With The Iraqi River Where Sewage And Drinking Water Mix

Dashty Ali
Every day litres of waste water and even sewage end up in the rivers and lakes, that are the main source of drinking water for one of Iraqi Kurdistan’s biggest cities.
18.07.2018
Turning Off Their Phones:

After Elections, Anbar’s Would-Be MPs Still Owe Millions

Kamal al-Ayash
Candidates in the recent elections spent millions of dinars on their campaigns in Anbar. Or at least, they promised to. Many small businesses, including copy shops and butchers, are still waiting to be paid.
5.07.2018
Water Wars:

Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Needed To Keep Iraq’s Water Flowing

Ibrahim Saleh
In Baghdad, locals have been fretting about dramatic falls in the level of the Tigris river. The government has a plan. Only problem is, that plan requires billions in funding that Iraq does not have.
14.06.2018
Currency Crunch:

Iraqi Depositors ‘Trapped’ In Iranian Banking System

Abbas Sarhan
The Iranian banking system was seen as an attractive alternative to Iraq’s shaky financial institutions. But a recent, drastic devaluation in the Iranian rial means Iraqi money is stuck over the border.
7.06.2018
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.
22.03.2018
احد بنوك كردستان (photo: هيمن حسن )
Money Go-Round:
A Debtor’s Crisis In Iraqi Kurdistan
15.03.2018  |  Economy
Tankers in Basra: Iraq depends on oil exports, the country's main source of revenue. (photo: عصام السوداني : جيتي)
Fraught Funding:
New Iraqi Budget, New Rules To Anger and Upset
8.03.2018  |  Economy
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