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Displaced At Home:

Survivors Of Darbandikhan Earthquake Build A Tent Town

Dashty Ali
The streets and gardens of the Iraqi Kurdish city of Darbandikhan are filled with blue tents. Often they are occupied by owners of the earthquake-damaged house right next door.
4.01.2018
Deadly Tribal Traditions:

Campaign Against Celebratory Gunfire Gains Traction In Baghdad

Mustafa Habib
It’s not just terrorism Baghdad needs to worry about. The number of ordinary citizens killed by stray bullets at special events is rising but nobody knows how to combat this potentially deadly tribal tradition.
4.01.2018
Down But Never Out:

Visiting Mosul University, A Symbol Of Hope For A City In Ruins

Special Correspondent
Iraq’s second largest university was under the control of anti-education extremists for three years. Recently reopened, both students and teachers see the possibilities for a better Iraq on campus.
21.12.2017
Illegal Obstacles:

Villages Put A Speed Limit On Their Province

Mohammed al-Zaidi
Did illegal speed bumps in a small town in Wasit cause a province-wide speed limit to be enforced? Some locals seem to think so - and they're upset.
21.12.2017
A Kurdish wedding. (photo: حيدر نادر) A Kurdish wedding. (photo: حيدر نادر) A Kurdish wedding. (photo: حيدر نادر)
Cross-Cultural Love:

What Happens When A Christian Falls In Love With A Muslim

Narim Rostam
Despite Iraqi Kurdistan being less conservative, it is still difficult for couples there to marry if their partners are of a different ethnicity or religion. That’s even though it is happening more often.
14.12.2017
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
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