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Young Iraqis working in the junkyard that locals call the Bedouin garage.
Young Iraqis working in the junkyard that locals call the Bedouin garage.
Young Iraqis working in the junkyard that locals call the Bedouin garage.
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
A chicken farm in Iraq. A chicken farm in Iraq. A chicken farm in Iraq.
Ruffled Feathers:

Iraqi Kurdish Farmers Call Foul Play By Importers

Salam Handani
In Iraqi Kurdistan, poultry farmers are calling for tariffs on chicken products imported to the region. Otherwise, they say, the local industry won’t survive.
15.08.2017
At Ashura in Karbala, everyone wears black, even the children.
high price of sadness
in karbala, religious grief translates to big business
14.11.2013  |  Economy
Karbala draws millions of visitors to its religious sites every year.
karbala real estate boom
sacred city boasts most expensive property in all iraq
31.10.2013  |  Economy
Posters printed for the Iraqi Kurdish elections are causing losing candidates financial problems.
political dreams shattered
kurdish election losers in financial mess over campaign costs
31.10.2013  |  Economy
While wealthy Iraqis live in luxury, those living below the poverty line live in shacks.
the one percent in iraq
surveys show gap between rich and poor widening
26.09.2013  |  Economy
entering karbala’s holy city
‘getting a visa to US would be easier’
11.09.2013  |  Economy
Oil workers say they deserve more because they\'re often working in extreme conditions.
back on the street in basra
oil workers demonstrate again
29.08.2013  |  Economy
polite soldiers and lebanese investment
erbil is middle east capital of tourism
15.08.2013  |  Economy
mosul\'s property racket
courts sell houses out from under overseas owners
7.08.2013  |  Economy
It is mostly Iraq\'s poor and pensioners who are burdened with damaged bank notes.
currency class war
damaged dinar notes result in bribery, injustice
4.07.2013  |  Economy
khanaqin’s flaming mystery
who is torching local orchards?
20.06.2013  |  Economy
basra’s miracle flower show
growing petunias without water
6.06.2013  |  Economy
social welfare flip-flop
why iraq’s ration card can’t be scrapped
15.11.2012  |  Economy
religious mission
damascus’ afghan refugees end up in iraq
25.10.2012  |  Economy
return of the orient express
mosul plans revival of train services
18.10.2012  |  Economy