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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.
open sewers, unpaved roads
baghdad boasts 700 unfinished reconstruction projects
baghdad\\\'s financial blockade
iraqi kurdistan talks independence while locals strike
changing sea lanes
basra wrecks pose ecological and political risks
sister wives of kirkuk
iraqi kurdish men circumvent law to marry twice
iraqi kurdistan vs baghdad
oil crisis not about money, its about independence
mister, can you spare a dinar? life with the beggar mafia of basra
six years to build a short road
corruption and construction in karbala
govt attempts to solve iraqi kurdistan’s housing crisis causes even bigger problems
erbil’s big challenge
tourists vs. locals in fight for facilities
‘sorry, we’re out of money’
banks in iraqi kurdistan out of cash
clash in the desert
karbala’s tomato farmers versus iraq’s biggest airport.
one man’s rubbish
basra’s poor fight for wealthy neighbours’ garbage
turkish-kurdish oil pipeline
a blessing or a curse?
in iraqi kurdistan, workers pay for boom town with their lives
chinese flag makers driving iraq\'s artisans out of business
ninawa\\\'s bold move
toward an independent oil policy for iraq\\\'s sunni muslims?
high price of sadness
in karbala, religious grief translates to big business
legal loopholes in oil industry threaten iraqi kurdistan’s environment
karbala’s faith-funded businesses threaten smaller firms
political dreams shattered
kurdish election losers in financial mess over campaign costs
karbala real estate boom
sacred city boasts most expensive property in all iraq
iraqi investors escape violence, red tape and head for former soviet union
fighting for clean air
locals living near basra oil wells move because of pollution
islamic militias control home-made oil refineries on iraq-syria border
the one percent in iraq
surveys show gap between rich and poor widening
baghdad’s historic ‘one thousand and one nights’ houses
entering karbala’s holy city
‘getting a visa to US would be easier’
back on the street in basra
oil workers demonstrate again
polite soldiers and lebanese investment
erbil is middle east capital of tourism
mosul\'s property racket
courts sell houses out from under overseas owners
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