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A chicken farm in Iraq.
A chicken farm in Iraq.
A chicken farm in Iraq.
Ruffled Feathers:

Iraqi Kurdish Farmers Call Foul Play By Importers

Salam Handani
In Iraqi Kurdistan, poultry farmers are calling for tariffs on chicken products imported to the region. Otherwise, they say, the local industry won’t survive.
15.08.2017
Exploited + Employed:

As Displaced Iraqis Leave, Gap In Kurdistan's Labour Market Grows

Displaced Arabs who fled to Iraqi Kurdistan were a boon for village-dwelling farmers. The farmers, who paid low wages to desperate displaced for three years, are now at a loss.
10.08.2017
Dodgy Deals:

Financial Fraudsters Hit ‘Dollar Market’ In Iraqi Kurdistan

Rawezh Kamaran
In Iraqi Kurdistan, locals often trust the local exchange counter more than big banks. But a recent rash of fraud on the informal money market has seen savings lost and attitudes changing.
13.07.2017
Another Sort Of Killing:

Mosul Real Estate Crisis Sees Rents Go Sky High

Special Correspondent
Locals are returning to eastern Mosul slowly. But housing remains scarce and real estate agents there are doing excellent business as rents double, and even triple.
5.07.2017
An Iraqi cafe: Coffee shops are a mainly male domain. (photo: مقهى سلام في بغداد) An Iraqi cafe: Coffee shops are a mainly male domain. (photo: مقهى سلام في بغداد) 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

Mohammed al-Zaidi
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.
8.06.2017
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
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