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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
Campaigning is an expensive business. Campaigning is an expensive business. Campaigning is an expensive business.
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
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
The Iraqi flag flutters during the official opening of the second refinery for crude oil in Al-Dora refinery complex in Baghdad on September 16, 2010. The refinery will produce 70,000 barrels per day of white oil, gas, diesel and liquid gas. AFP PHOTO/ AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images) (photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
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
Dinar worries: some Mosul locals fear that extremists will take all of thier money.
Paying For The Caliphate
When Extremists Become Bad Bank Managers In Mosul
4.09.2014  |  Economy
In Karbala, old mobile phones are just thrown in the ordinary rubbish.
e-waste comes to karbala
old phones and computers threaten public health
27.03.2014  |  Economy
stuffing money in the mattress
why iraqis refuse to use iraqi banks
20.03.2014  |  Economy
Oil refineries in Basra make the province one of the wealthiest in Iraq.
basra’s mighty petro-dollar
but does the province have anything to show for it?
13.03.2014  |  Economy