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Iraqi Kurdish farmers are on the move this year.
Iraqi Kurdish farmers are on the move this year.
Iraqi Kurdish farmers are on the move this year.
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
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
The Tigris river runs through Baghdad. (photo: Wikimedia Commons) The Tigris river runs through Baghdad. (photo: Wikimedia Commons) The Tigris river runs through Baghdad. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Water Wars:

Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Needed To Keep Iraq’s Water Flowing

Ibrahim Saleh
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.
14.06.2018
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
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