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An Iraqi marriage in action. (photo: Marco Di Lauro)
An Iraqi marriage in action. (photo: Marco Di Lauro)
An Iraqi marriage in action. (photo: Marco Di Lauro)
He’s Not Good Enough For You:

In Northern Iraq, Tribal Traditions Build On Ancient Class System

Dashty Ali
Tribal traditions around marriage in northern Iraq prevent young people from marrying outside the social group; it’s both the root and the symptom of an ancient tribal class system.
1.02.2017
Underage Outrage:

Over 700 Teenage Weddings In Northern Iraqi Camp For Displaced Yazidis

Hayman Hassan
In one camp for the displaced, there were over 700 “early marriages” – weddings where the bride or groom is under 18. Although illegal in Iraq, the tradition is still alive and well.
26.01.2017
Missing, Presumed Dead:

In Northern Iraq, Soldiers Wonder What To Do With Enemy Extremist Corpses

Histyar Qader
Thanks to fighting in Mosul there are more corpses of extremist fighters in northern Iraq than ever. Most are unidentified and unclaimed and as yet, there is no real plan for how to deal with them.
26.01.2017
Social Lepers:

In Anbar, Husbands Who Chose Extremism, Doom Their Families

Kamal al-Ayash
The Anbar families allegedly connected to the Islamic State group are unable to return home. Their fate remains uncertain - although many women and children never even chose the extremist path their menfolk did.
25.01.2017
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)) 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)) 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

Special Correspondent
NIQASH’s Mosul correspondent spoke to friends and neighbours who have managed to get out of the besieged city.
19.01.2017
سولاف اثناء العمل (photo: موكريان كاوه )
Job Opportunities:
The Syrian Refugees Who Became Media Stars in Iraq
25.08.2016  |  Society
Guns, Bombs + Wolves:
A Road Trip With The Hunters Of Maysan
17.08.2016  |  Society
Graves and glory: A cartoon of Ali the gravedigger from Najaf. (photo: موقع العمية على انستغرام)
Stiff Competition:
Meet Ali Of Najaf, Iraq’s Most Famous Undertaker
20.07.2016  |  Society
The star of David marks out property once owned by Iraqi Jews. (photo: علي الناصري)
Gone But Not Quite Forgotten:
Remembering The Jews of Dhi Qar In Architecture
23.06.2016  |  Society
Colouring the City:
The Young Iraqi Artists Replacing Rubbish With Beauty
23.06.2016  |  Society
صورة من سلسلة ايمن العامري عمال الليل
Creative Migration:
Iraqi Art Appears In London, Disappears in Baghdad
26.05.2016  |  Society
The walls Shirwanah castle are cracking and are in danger of collapse. (photo: موسوعة ويكوبيديا )
Struggling For Survival:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Ancient Castles In Danger Of Collapse
26.05.2016  |  Society
Sulaymaniyah's annual book fair draws writers, poets and publishers from around the country. (photo: دائرة الثقافة في السليمانية )
Creative Resistance:
In Kurdish ‘Capital Of Culture’, The Art Must Go On
19.05.2016  |  Society
Broadcasting the radio show, By The Displaced People, For The Displaced People, from Halabja in northern Iraq. (photo: سلام  هاندني )
For The People, By The People:
The Refugee Radio Station Making Waves In Iraqi Kurdistan
5.05.2016  |  Society