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niqash: briefings from inside and across iraq
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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.
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
A crowded market in Mosul in 1932. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة)
Letter To My Hometown:
Will You Return To Mosul One Day, If Peace Prevails?
13.10.2016  |  Society
 (photo: Sara al-Qaher)
Figurative Works:
The Young Baghdad Artist Who Paints On Bugs
6.10.2016  |  Society
From L to R: Jalal Talabani, Massoud Barzani, Nawshirwan Mustafa
Ailing Health Sector
Kurdish Leaders Seek Medical Treatment Abroad
15.09.2016  |  Society
Pharmacy in Sulaymaniyah (photo: Ismail Othman)
Contraband in Kurdistan
Smuggling Medicine ‘More Lucrative than Arms and Oil’
15.09.2016  |  Society