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An inspection team from the Ministry of Labour at work in Baghdad.
An inspection team from the Ministry of Labour at work in Baghdad.
An inspection team from the Ministry of Labour at work in Baghdad.
Dirty Jobs For The Kids:

The Child Labourers Of Baghdad

Rami al-Salhi
Child labour is illegal in Iraq. But if there is death or disease in the family, minors are often forced to work. The authorities responsible for policing labour laws take a range of different attitudes to that.
7.12.2017
Rust In Pieces:

A Visit To Southern Iraq’s Bedouin Car Cemetery

Saleem al-Wazzan
Up to 30 Bedouins near Basra have traded in their camels for cars. The nomads have taught themselves the scrap and spare parts trade in a huge junk yard in the desert.
16.11.2017
Dying For A Living:

Meeting The Human Mules Of Iraq, Circumventing Sanctions On Iran

Saman Omer
On the borders of Iraqi Kurdistan, thousands of locals find work carrying contraband goods into Iran. Recently though, the job’s been getting more dangerous thanks to the Kurdish independence referendum.
2.11.2017
Broken Wings:

International Flight Ban Causing A Million A Day Losses, Iraqi Kurdish Say

Rawezh Kamaran
The Iraqi government has banned international flights from landing in Kurdistan. Locals say it's causing major financial trauma and is unfair collective punishment. No one knows when the ban will be lifted either.
2.11.2017
Highway To Hell?

Anbar Locals Warn Against Re-Opening Key Anbar Border Crossing

Kamal al-Ayash
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.
4.10.2017
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
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