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Promotional material encouraging Basra locals to come and plant trees.
Climate Change:

In Basra, Fighting Rising Temps With Trees

Saleem al-Wazzan
To fight climate change in Basra, where summer temperatures now regularly rise to over 50 degrees Centigrade, locals plan to plant 16 million trees. The volunteers are on course for 1 million in 2017.
Brothers And Sisters:

Unexpected Impact Of Kurdish Referendum On Arab-Kurdish Friendships

Histyar Qader
Has the upcoming Kurdish referendum on potential independence made ordinary Arabs and Kurds enemies? Iraqis don’t think so and many have contributed to a campaign that aims to prove it.
Domestic Violence

Desperate Father Brutally Burns Family In Mosul

Qassim al-Kaabi
A father of a family displaced by ISIS in 2014 reportedly burned his family alive in Mosul. The neighbour opened the door to reveal the burnt shoe of a child, burnt wheat in the house's rooms and a charred hat.
Unhappy Holidays:

Facebook Fraying Families + Tradition In Iraqi Kurdistan

Sarchin Salih
Tradition dictates that you visit family during the Eid holiday. But in Iraqi Kurdistan, many locals are choosing to send messages via social media instead.
 (photo: ريبوار صلاح )  (photo: ريبوار صلاح )  (photo: ريبوار صلاح )
132 Years Old:

Behind The Scenes At Northern Iraq’s School For Sufis

Honar Hama Rasheed
NIQASH visits a school in Iraqi Kurdistan that trains novice clerics in a form of Islamic mysticism called Naqshbandi. Rules are strict here, the teachers say, but they have nothing to do with extremism.
No Ordinary Bumper Sticker:
In Basra, The Personal Stories Behind Vehicular Slogans
31.08.2017  |  Society
Experimental Performances:
Iraq Proves Perfect Setting For ‘Theatre Of The Oppressed’
24.08.2017  |  Society
A Different Kind Of First Aid:
The Mosul Youth Who Are Rescuing Books And Music
23.08.2017  |  Society
Janat Mohammed hard at work on a living room ensemble.
Powerful Tools:
Meeting Diwaniya’s Only Female Furniture Maker
20.07.2017  |  Society
Environmental Issues:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Lone Water Keeper
19.07.2017  |  Society
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