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An Immoral Trade:
Wasit Council Bans Women From Working In Cafes
In the conservative province of Wasit, working women are often harassed just for doing a job. Waitresses have it even worse – and now the council wants to make their lives even harder.
Rich Iraqis Only:
In Anbar, Loans For Reconstruction - But Nobody May Apply
A state bank is offering Anbar residents whose homes were damaged in fighting against the Islamic State interest-free loans for reconstruction. Only problem is hardly anyone is eligible to apply.
Market For Female Entrepreneurs Launched In Halabja
In the northern Iraqi city of Halabja a unique new weekly market showcases handmade goods produced by the province’s women. It’s doing so well, it may become a permanent fixture.
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Dollars For Iraqi Doctors:
In Basra, A Plague of Medical ‘Brokers’ Puts Patients' Health At Risk
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.
Fighting Over Petro-Dollars:
Intra-Kurdish Rivalries Spill Into Iraqi Oil Trade
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.
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
The End of An Industrial Era:
Cheap Imports Mean 'Made In Iraq' Is Disappearing
An Evil Plot?
Iraq's Most Industry-Savvy Province Refuses to Impose Baghdad's New Customs Tax
Wetlands into Drylands:
Finances, Security and Mother Nature Conspiring Against Iraq's Southern Marshes
Profits from Protest:
Street Vendors Flock To Baghdad For Demonstrators' Business
Ghosts of Business Past:
Illegal Companies in Basra Defraud Locals and Provincial Authorities
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