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An Iraqi marriage in action. (photo: Marco Di Lauro)
An Iraqi marriage in action. (photo: Marco Di Lauro)
An Iraqi marriage in action. (photo: Marco Di Lauro)
He’s Not Good Enough For You:

In Northern Iraq, Tribal Traditions Build On Ancient Class System

Dashty Ali
Tribal traditions around marriage in northern Iraq prevent young people from marrying outside the social group; it’s both the root and the symptom of an ancient tribal class system.
1.02.2017
Underage Outrage:

Over 700 Teenage Weddings In Northern Iraqi Camp For Displaced Yazidis

Hayman Hassan
In one camp for the displaced, there were over 700 “early marriages” – weddings where the bride or groom is under 18. Although illegal in Iraq, the tradition is still alive and well.
26.01.2017
Missing, Presumed Dead:

In Northern Iraq, Soldiers Wonder What To Do With Enemy Extremist Corpses

Histyar Qader
Thanks to fighting in Mosul there are more corpses of extremist fighters in northern Iraq than ever. Most are unidentified and unclaimed and as yet, there is no real plan for how to deal with them.
26.01.2017
Social Lepers:

In Anbar, Husbands Who Chose Extremism, Doom Their Families

Kamal al-Ayash
The Anbar families allegedly connected to the Islamic State group are unable to return home. Their fate remains uncertain - although many women and children never even chose the extremist path their menfolk did.
25.01.2017
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)) 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)) 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

Special Correspondent
NIQASH’s Mosul correspondent spoke to friends and neighbours who have managed to get out of the besieged city.
19.01.2017
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
سارة تستخدم الوجوه ايضا في فنها
Next Stop, Hollywood:
The Young Iraqi Woman Making Monsters Real
1.12.2016  |  Society
شعائر محرم في خانقين  (photo: دشتي علي )
‘City Of Peace + Love’:
How The Northern City Of Khanaquin Got Its Nickname
17.11.2016  |  Society
سجاد الساعدي
Grand Software Designs:
Meet The Young Iraqi Behind ‘The Better Facebook’
1.11.2016  |  Society
A crowded market in Mosul in 1932. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة)
Letter To My Hometown:
Will You Return To Mosul One Day, If Peace Prevails?
13.10.2016  |  Society
 (photo: Sara al-Qaher)
Figurative Works:
The Young Baghdad Artist Who Paints On Bugs
6.10.2016  |  Society
From L to R: Jalal Talabani, Massoud Barzani, Nawshirwan Mustafa
Ailing Health Sector
Kurdish Leaders Seek Medical Treatment Abroad
15.09.2016  |  Society
Pharmacy in Sulaymaniyah (photo: Ismail Othman)
Contraband in Kurdistan
Smuggling Medicine ‘More Lucrative than Arms and Oil’
15.09.2016  |  Society
Gulen schools students in Sulaymaniyah (photo: الفيسبوك )
Granting Turkey’s Request
Iraqi Kurdistan Takes Over Gulen Movement Schools
8.09.2016  |  Society
One of Baghdad's many food trucks hard at work.
Meals On Wheels:
Food Trucks All The Fashion In Baghdad
29.08.2016  |  Society