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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
open sewers, unpaved roads
baghdad boasts 700 unfinished reconstruction projects
27.02.2014  |  Economy
Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, Nechirvan Barzani, defending the region\'s right to export oil at a press conference. Pic: Getty
baghdad\\\'s financial blockade
iraqi kurdistan talks independence while locals strike
27.02.2014  |  Economy
changing sea lanes
basra wrecks pose ecological and political risks
20.02.2014  |  Economy
sister wives of kirkuk
iraqi kurdish men circumvent law to marry twice
20.02.2014  |  Economy
An oil refinery in Basra - Baghdad says it is the only body that can sell oil.
iraqi kurdistan vs baghdad
oil crisis not about money, its about independence
6.02.2014  |  Economy
six years to build a short road
corruption and construction in karbala
23.01.2014  |  Economy
Erbil\'s ancient citadel above the town square.
erbil’s big challenge
tourists vs. locals in fight for facilities
16.01.2014  |  Economy
Iraqi dinars: something Iraqi Kurdish banks do not have enough of.
‘sorry, we’re out of money’
banks in iraqi kurdistan out of cash
2.01.2014  |  Economy
turkish-kurdish oil pipeline
a blessing or a curse?
12.12.2013  |  Economy
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
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
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
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