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On the Road Again
Weather Forces A Return To Tradition In Iraqi Kurdistan
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.
A Salty Pickle
Basra’s Annual Water Crisis May Turn Into Major Environmental Disaster
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.
Dealing With The Iraqi River Where Sewage And Drinking Water Mix
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.
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Turning Off Their Phones:
After Elections, Anbar’s Would-Be MPs Still Owe Millions
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.
Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Needed To Keep Iraq’s Water Flowing
In Baghdad, locals have been fretting about dramatic falls in the level of the Tigris river. The government has a plan. Only problem is, that plan requires billions in funding that Iraq does not have.
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
Gold at End of Extremist Rainbow:
Islamic State Release Their Own 'Fake' Currency
Chinese Company Pollutes, Causes Disease:
Is The Oil Industry Killing The Poor in Wasit?
The Mysterious Fires of Wasit:
Arson Being Used to De-Stabilize Iraqi Farms?
Desperate Financial Measures:
As Iraqi Kurdistan Runs Out of Oil Money, Kurdish Turn Backs On Baghdad
The New Masters of the Market:
Syrian Traders Flock to Mosul For Iraqi Profits
Can The Country Ever Recover?
How Much Iraq's Fight Against Extremists Is Really Costing
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