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Golden era? King Faisal II (centre) and meets Libyan politicians. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Golden era? King Faisal II (centre) and meets Libyan politicians. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Golden era? King Faisal II (centre) and meets Libyan politicians. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
60 Years Later

The Last Iraqi King’s Driver: His Death Remains ‘A Black Spot On Iraqi History’

Mohammed al-Zaidi
This week marks 60 years since the coup that ended Iraq’s monarchy. NIQASH spoke to the last Iraqi king’s personal driver about why he, like others, believes this date was the beginning of the end for Iraq.
19.07.2018
Mall Life:

Women In Conservative Basra Seek – And Find – More Freedoms

Ahmad Waheed
An influx of investors, immigration, better security and more shopping malls is emboldening females in the southern city of Basra.
28.06.2018
Shopping, Coffee + A Spot Of Tragedy:

Wasit Theatre Group Tackles The Toughest Topics On The Street

Mohammed al-Zaidi
Every Friday, locals in the city of Kut flock to what’s now known as “the Tigris street of culture”, where they can see, among other things, street theatre that tackles the taboo and the controversial.
21.06.2018
Cheater's Anonymous:

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Final Exam Questions Sold for $100, Posted On Facebook

Saman Omer
As Iraqi Kurdish students prepared to take final exams, many found they could read all about the upcoming tests online and cheat if they wished. But where were the stolen exams coming from?
14.06.2018
Now closed: Signs in a beer garden in Iraqi Kurdistan. Now closed: Signs in a beer garden in Iraqi Kurdistan. Now closed: Signs in a beer garden in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The Beer Essentials:

How To Get An (Illegal) Drink During Ramadan In Northern Iraq

Maaz Farhan
Every year during Ramadan, the liquor stores in some parts of Iraqi Kurdistan close their doors out of respect to the pious. But there are always ways to get a beer.
31.05.2018
A doctor speaks to female patients in a Kirkuk hospital. (photo: دورة صحية لنساء كركوك )
Mother’s Helper:
In Kirkuk, The Midwife Knows Best
24.05.2018  |  Society
During the new year holiday, Kurdish locals like to head out into nature to celebrate. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة )
Not Invited To The Party:
In Troubled Kirkuk, New Year Celebrations Were Restrained
29.03.2018  |  Society
Odir Aziz and one of his hawshars. (photo: سامان عمر )
Fame Hound:
The Canine Pride Of Iraqi Kurdistan
22.03.2018  |  Society
Snakes + Lizards:
The Young Man Teaching Iraq To Love Its Reptiles
21.03.2018  |  Society
Relatives mourn as they transport bodies out of west Mosul. (photo: Aris Messinis / AFP / Getty)
What Becomes Of the Broken-Hearted:
Visiting Um Al-Tisaa, An Emergency Graveyard In Mosul
22.02.2018  |  Society
Mosul's dumper project in action. (photo: صالح الياس)
The Little Yellow Dumper That Could:
For $2 A Load, Volunteers Clear Rubble From Mosul's Streets
15.02.2018  |  Society
الدمار في الموصل بعد التحرير (photo: الموقع الرسمي لرئيسة مجلس محافظة الموصل بسمة باسم على الفيسبوك)
Based On A True Story:
Survivors' Tales From Out Of Mosul
1.02.2018  |  Society
The human clock never looks at his watch.
Magic + Mathematics:
Meeting The Human Clock Of Iraqi Kurdistan
1.02.2018  |  Society
Screenshot from a YouTube video of a tribal celebration. For full video see below.
Deadly Tribal Traditions:
Campaign Against Celebratory Gunfire Gains Traction In Baghdad
4.01.2018  |  Society
road in diyala
Illegal Obstacles:
Villages Put A Speed Limit On Their Province
21.12.2017  |  Society
Sign of hope? Beer on sale at a bar in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Liberty’s Libation:
In Anbar, Liquor Shops Are An Unlikely New Sign Of Hope
23.11.2017  |  Society