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Money for sale in Baghdad. (photo: هيمن حسن)
Money for sale in Baghdad. (photo: هيمن حسن)
Money for sale in Baghdad. (photo: هيمن حسن)
Filthy Lucre

How To Get A Loan In Baghdad - At 30% Interest, Repaid In 3 Months

Ibrahim Saleh
It’s tough to get a loan from Iraq’s undeveloped banking sector unless you fulfil certain, very specific criteria. But growing consumer desire and outrageous interest rates are forcing a change.
30.12.2018
On the Road Again

Weather Forces A Return To Tradition In Iraqi Kurdistan

Sarchin Salih
A few short years ago, it was unusual to see Kurdish shepherds moving stock around. But now, thanks to dry weather, some farmers are going back to their ancestral, nomadic ways.
23.08.2018
A Salty Pickle

Basra’s Annual Water Crisis May Turn Into Major Environmental Disaster

Saleem al-Wazzan
Every summer, saltwater from the Arabian Gulf intrudes on Basra’s freshwater sources. This year it’s worse than ever, as pipes are clogged with salt, agriculture fails and animals die.
9.08.2018
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
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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
A Fantasy Island In An Islamic State:
One Of Iraq’s Best-Loved Tourist Resorts Slowly Returns To Life
22.03.2018  |  Economy
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