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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
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
The opening titles for a new video from extremist group, the Islamic State.
Gold at End of Extremist Rainbow:
Islamic State Release Their Own 'Fake' Currency
3.09.2015  |  Economy
An oil well near Kirkuk, a city that the Iraqi Kurdish currently control.
Chinese Company Pollutes, Causes Disease:
Is The Oil Industry Killing The Poor in Wasit?
9.07.2015  |  Economy
النيران تلتهم أحد البساتين في واسط
The Mysterious Fires of Wasit:
Arson Being Used to De-Stabilize Iraqi Farms?
2.07.2015  |  Economy
On the border between Mosul and Iraqi Kurdistan: Mosul under extremist rule has closed itself to Iraq, and opened roads to Syria.
The New Masters of the Market:
Syrian Traders Flock to Mosul For Iraqi Profits
18.06.2015  |  Economy
Iraq has lost hundreds of billions in the fight against the IS group.
Can The Country Ever Recover?
How Much Iraq's Fight Against Extremists Is Really Costing
4.06.2015  |  Economy
أحد حقول القمح
Extremists Go Against The Grain:
Security Crisis Sees Harvests Halved in Northern Iraq
28.05.2015  |  Economy
Water worries: Women collecting water from a well in Iraq. (photo: آرام كمال - ميتروغرافي)
A Cruel, Cruel Summer?
In Karbala, Locals Plan Ahead For Serious Drought
28.05.2015  |  Economy
An Iraqi flag flies in front of an Iraqi oil refinery.
Truth, Lies And Barrels Per Day
Confusion Reigns in Iraq-Kurd Oil Dispute
19.03.2015  |  Economy
Iraqi bank notes: The Kurdish government wants more of these.
The Kurdish Plan To Take Out International Loans
Financial Folly?
8.01.2015  |  Economy
The Iraqi dinar: there might not be enough oil revenue coming into Iraq next year.
A Bigger Threat Than The Extremists
Iraq On Verge Of Economic Collapse?
20.11.2014  |  Economy
A view of Mosul, before the extremists took over.
Money-Making Plots
Extremists Now In Real Estate Business In Mosul
9.10.2014  |  Economy
An Arabic computer keyboard: The Iraqi government has blocked some social media recently.
Online Security In The Middle East
Iraq’s Activists Bypass Govt. Blocks
25.09.2014  |  Economy