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In some parts of the Middle East, exotic cats are a status symbol. Iraqis are getting in on the act too.
In some parts of the Middle East, exotic cats are a status symbol. Iraqis are getting in on the act too.
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

Sara al-Qaher
Owning an exotic cat is a status symbol in the United Arab Emirates. Now that trend is finding fans in Iraq too – but many locals are worried about the predators in their midst.
11.05.2017
History Lost:

In Najaf, An Ancient City Is Turning Into A Watermelon Farm

Adnan Abu Zaid
Recently Najaf locals who want to preserve their archaeological treasures have been protesting, calling on the authorities to stop agricultural and housing development on top of ancient tombs and palaces.
4.05.2017
Don't Shoot:

The Tribal Leader Who’s Campaigning Against Guns For Fun

Ibrahim Saleh
It’s almost a joke in Iraq. Locals will fire their guns into the sky on any occasion: weddings, funerals, football games. But people and property are often hurt – now one local tribal leader wants to put a stop to it.
4.05.2017
Like A Vegetable Market:

Dhi Qar’s New Airport Mocked By Iraqis

Hassan al-Shannoun
The first plane landed at Dhi Qar’s brand new airport in March. But that achievement has not stopped locals from making jokes about unpaved roads and unfinished facilities.
27.04.2017
 (photo: عبد الله العنزي)  (photo: عبد الله العنزي)  (photo: عبد الله العنزي)
Monumental Error:

Baghdad’s Best Known Statue In Danger Of Collapse

Adnan Abu Zaid
Despite its importance and historical significance, Baghdad’s famous Modernist Monument to Freedom is in danger of collapse, local authorities say.
20.04.2017
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
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