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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
Fighting Over Petro-Dollars:

Intra-Kurdish Rivalries Spill Into Iraqi Oil Trade

Shalaw Mohammed
Iraqi Kurdish politicians deny an incident involving armed men taking over oil company headquarters recently, has anything to do with political rivalry. But insiders say it does – and the problem is serious.
30.03.2017
Profits Of War:

Anbar Families Seeking Safety Sell Homes At Half Price, Fuelling Real Estate Boom

Kamal al-Ayash
If there is one winner in the province of Anbar right now, it may well be those dealing in real estate. Families who have returned want to leave again, and are selling property at half price to be able to do so.
31.01.2017
100 Days Later:

Iraqi Kurdish Teachers End Protests, But Hang On To Grievances

Jwanro Mohammed
The demonstrations led by Iraqi Kurdistan’s unpaid teachers have diminished. But the anger, frustration – and the lack of salaries – have not.
12.01.2017
Shopping for heat in Sulaymaniyah. (photo: معاز فرحان ) Shopping for heat in Sulaymaniyah. (photo: معاز فرحان ) Shopping for heat in Sulaymaniyah. (photo: معاز فرحان )
Winter Is Coming:

Power Crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan Sees Locals Back On Oil And Gas

Maaz Farhan
As the weather grows cold, electricity shortages are becoming a serious problem. Locals in Iraqi Kurdistan are turning to gas heaters, wood fires and rechargeable lamps, just as they did in the 1990s.
22.12.2016
صيادون يصطادون في شط العرب (photo: مدونة الرافدين )
Shifting Coastline
River Erosion Exposes Border Anxieties
8.09.2016  |  Economy
No oversight: The Iraqi Kurdish government has not been accountable for how it spends money. (photo: يوري كورتز)
Creative Accounting:
The Financial Dictatorship In Iraqi Kurdistan
21.04.2016  |  Economy
The black flag of Sunni Muslim extremist group, ISIS, hangs from a Mosul overpass.
Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent:
How Extremists Rig Mosul’s Money Markets In Their Favour
17.03.2016  |  Economy
Bai Hassan field in Kirkuk. (photo: شالاو محمد)
Where Are The Petrodollars?
Kirkuk Oil Flowing Fast, But Locals Never See Any Money
28.01.2016  |  Economy
خارطة تبين البنية التحية لاقليم كردستان  (photo: الموقع الرسمي لحكومة الاقليم )
A Pipeline In The Pipeline:
Can Exporting Natural Gas Save Iraqi Kurdistan?
15.01.2016  |  Economy
حي النفط (photo: محمد الزيدي)
Between Black Gold, Bleak Prospects:
Visiting The Iraqi Shanty Town Between Two Oil Fields
14.01.2016  |  Economy
One of the poorest places in Iraq: A working woman in Diwaniya. (photo: حيدر الحمداني)
Iraq's Poorest Province:
Where Locals Sell Their Children To Make Ends Meet
10.12.2015  |  Economy
Made in Iraq: Cigarette packet from the Iraqi State Tobacco Company.
The End of An Industrial Era:
Cheap Imports Mean 'Made In Iraq' Is Disappearing
29.10.2015  |  Economy
The opening titles for a new video from extremist group, the Islamic State.
Gold at End of Extremist Rainbow:
Islamic State Release Their Own 'Fake' Currency
3.09.2015  |  Economy
An oil well near Kirkuk, a city that the Iraqi Kurdish currently control. (photo: په‌ژار محه‌مه‌د)
Chinese Company Pollutes, Causes Disease:
Is The Oil Industry Killing The Poor in Wasit?
9.07.2015  |  Economy
النيران تلتهم أحد البساتين في واسط
The Mysterious Fires of Wasit:
Arson Being Used to De-Stabilize Iraqi Farms?
2.07.2015  |  Economy