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A meeting of the Basra Taxi Union. (photo: الفيسبوك )
A meeting of the Basra Taxi Union. (photo: الفيسبوك )
A meeting of the Basra Taxi Union. (photo: الفيسبوك )
Driving Aids

In Basra, Volunteering - For A Better State, And State Of Mind

Saleem al-Wazzan
While Basra protests, one group has quietly been taking matters into its own hands. The Basra Taxi Union does volunteer work like providing emergency breakdown services, filling potholes or handing out rubbish bags.
25.07.2018
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
The leaked questions and the real exams, side by side. The leaked questions and the real exams, side by side. The leaked questions and the real exams, side by side.
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
Hot, Hard Work:
On The Job With The Salt Collectors Of Dhi Qar
9.11.2017  |  Society
Save The Animals:
In Northern Iraq, It's A Dog's Life
5.10.2017  |  Society
Pictures posted by a Baghdad restaurant that took up one of the challenges.
Truth, Dare, Promise:
Iraqis Fascinated By Online ‘Challenge’ Phenomenon
4.10.2017  |  Society
Climate Change:
In Basra, Fighting Rising Temps With Trees
21.09.2017  |  Society
The room where the incident occurred
Domestic Violence
Desperate Father Brutally Burns Family In Mosul
13.09.2017  |  Society
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