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Omar Mohammed, or Mosul Eye, as much of the rest of the world knows him.
Omar Mohammed, or Mosul Eye, as much of the rest of the world knows him.
Omar Mohammed, or Mosul Eye, as much of the rest of the world knows him.
Re-Writing History:

‘If I Didn’t Write, Mosul's Story Would Have Come From The Extremists’

Mustafa Habib
History lecturer Omar Mohammed spent the last few years fearing for his life. His alter-ego, Mosul Eye, became famous because it was one of the only voices in the city the Islamic State did not manage to silence.
21.06.2018
Reading Between The Lines:

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Politicians’ Holiday Greetings Indicate Depth Of Division

Maaz Farhan
The Eid holiday should be a time for rivals to wish one another peace and harmony. This year in Iraqi Kurdistan has been different though and the rancorous Eid messages show just how angry everyone is.
21.06.2018
Iraq's Most Controversial Political Party:

The Source Of Their Power + What They Want In Government

Mustafa Habib
The alliance closely affiliated with Iraq’s often-controversial Shiite Muslim militias did well in recent elections. But how did they manage to do better than more established parties? And what do they want now?
14.06.2018
Opinion:

The Iraqi Kurdish Opposition Should Get Together And Give Us Something To Vote For

Mohamed Jasm Bakr
The opposition in Iraqi Kurdistan is divided. But if the parties would unite by September’s regional ballot, then disillusioned locals might have a better reason to vote.
7.06.2018
Who owns them? The streets of Kirkuk. (photo: شوان نوزاد) Who owns them? The streets of Kirkuk. (photo: شوان نوزاد) Who owns them? The streets of Kirkuk. (photo: شوان نوزاد)
The New Government’s First Fight:

Political Storm Clouds Over Northern Iraqi City Of Kirkuk

Shalaw Mohammed
The first crisis for the new parliament may involve the question of who owns the northern city of Kirkuk. Recent elections have increased divisions and upcoming provincial elections could make things even worse.
7.06.2018
Slander + Propaganda:
This Month In Fake News, In Iraqi Kurdistan
5.04.2018  |  Politics
They may look homogenous here but in Baghdad, the Kurds won't vote based on ethnicity. (photo: ليفي كلانسي :الموسوعة الحرة)
Policies Or Ethnicity?
In Baghdad, Kurdish Voters Likely To Ignore Kurdish MPs
5.04.2018  |  Politics
At work in the Basra centre for updating the electoral rolls.
Independent Candidates:
In Southern Iraq, A Trend For Electing The Creative Class
5.04.2018  |  Politics
Caught Between A Militia And Extremists:
Diyala Politics Get More Complicated In Election Run-Up
1.03.2018  |  Politics
Ramadi's municipal authorities remove rubble left over from fighting the IS group.
Apathy, Distrust + Reconstruction:
Many Anbar Locals Have Given Up On Iraqi Politics, Won’t Vote
15.02.2018  |  Politics