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Graffiti promising tribal justice  on a Basra wall.
Graffiti promising tribal justice  on a Basra wall.
Graffiti promising tribal justice  on a Basra wall.
Tribal Justice Rules:

In Basra, ‘Terrorism By Tradition’ Causes Fear And Waste

Saleem al-Wazzan
Many Iraqis prefer tribal justice, meted out by community elders, to going to the authorities. But increasingly in Basra, a fear of tribal justice is just preventing teachers, doctors and retailers from doing their jobs.
22.03.2017
Getting High:

Number Of Drug-Related Offences Doubles In Northern Iraq

Dayari Khaled
Shipments of painkillers and a field of fresh marijuana are among the offences for which people were arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan last year. The border between Iraq and Iran is the problem, officials say.
9.03.2017
High Cost of Loving:

In Northern Iraq, Some Kurdish Men Prefer Their Brides Budget

Kamal al-Ayash
Thanks to displacement there are more Arab families in Iraqi Kurdistan. This has led to more ethnic intermarriage – but it’s not always for true love.
9.03.2017
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
An Arab couple from one of the weddings counted at Arbat camp; the bride and groom are not underage. (photo: هيمن حسن ) An Arab couple from one of the weddings counted at Arbat camp; the bride and groom are not underage. (photo: هيمن حسن ) An Arab couple from one of the weddings counted at Arbat camp; the bride and groom are not underage. (photo: هيمن حسن )
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
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
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