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Janat Mohammed hard at work on a living room ensemble.
Janat Mohammed hard at work on a living room ensemble.
Janat Mohammed hard at work on a living room ensemble.
Powerful Tools:

Meeting Diwaniya’s Only Female Furniture Maker

Manar al-Zubaidi
In Iraq, working on furniture is typically a man’s job. But one independent woman in Diwaniya is reupholstering and sandpapering her way through that wooden ceiling.
Environmental Issues:

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Lone Water Keeper

Maaz Farhan
Iraqi Kurdistan could have a serious water problem by 2025, authorities say. One Sulaymaniyah man is using his skills as an artist and video maker to highlight pollution in local waterways.
Social Media Justice:

Iraqi Tribes Take Law Into Own Hands, Make Facebook Trolls Pay

Mohammed al-Zaidi
Rants and harassment on Facebook have led to violence in real life in Iraq. Now southern tribes are meting out large fines to social media users who make inappropriate comments.
Tuning Out The Clerics:

Iraq’s Secular Youth Flock To New Show - On A Religious Channel

Ibrahim Saleh
A five-minute show on the mostly-religious Al Furat cable channel in Iraq is surprisingly popular with Iraq’s non-political contemporary youth, who say they prefer not to watch clerics all day.
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Baghdad After ISIS:

Murder Of A Young Iraqi Actor Sparks Concerns About Freedoms For All

Mustafa Habib
Looking unusual in often-conservative Iraq has never been safe. This week, one fashionable man paid for it with his life. Baghdad locals fear it is just the beginning of the end for personal freedoms.
In some parts of the Middle East, exotic cats are a status symbol. Iraqis are getting in on the act too.
Kings Of The Concrete Jungle:
Baghdad’s Trendiest New Pet
11.05.2017  |  Society
Like A Vegetable Market:
Dhi Qar’s New Airport Mocked By Iraqis
27.04.2017  |  Society
 (photo: عبد الله العنزي)
Monumental Error:
Baghdad’s Best Known Statue In Danger Of Collapse
20.04.2017  |  Society
Natural Treasures:
Iraq’s Mythical Marshes See Increase In Tourism
30.03.2017  |  Society
حفلة زواج كردي تقليدية في المانيا (photo: حيدر نادر)
He’s Not Good Enough For You:
In Northern Iraq, Tribal Traditions Build On Ancient Class System
1.02.2017  |  Society
Caught in the crossfire: Locals in Mosul run for cover, as Iraqi army forces clash with the extremist Islamic State group. (photo: توماس كوكس (جيتي))
Three Stories From Inside:
Iraqis Who Escaped Mosul Tell Their Personal Tales
19.01.2017  |  Society
Fact And Friction:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Biggest Fake News Stories Of 2016
27.12.2016  |  Society
Singing Their Praises:
Maysan’s New Stars Of Pop Culture Practise An Ancient Art
21.12.2016  |  Society