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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
Opening Soon:

In Iraqi Kurdistan, A Roman Amphitheatre To Enhance Local Culture

Honar Hama Rasheed
Sulaymaniyah’s newest park, the huge Hawary Shar, will soon see the opening of a 5,000-seat open air auditorium built in the style of Rome's Colosseum. Eventually a zoo, golf course, hotel and mall will be added.
5.01.2017
Culture + Cuisine:

Displaced From Mosul Offer Rest Of Iraq New Tastes From Their Old Home

Mohammed al-Zaidi
As the displaced of Mosul find new homes throughout Iraq, so does the distinctive cuisine they bring from Iraq’s north.
4.01.2017
Kurdish Dishes On Arab Tables:

Displacement Means New Opportunities And Ideas For Some Returning To Anbar

Kamal al-Ayash
The displaced of Anbar are starting to return home. Those coming from northern Iraq are bringing more than bags; they say they’ve been inspired to start new businesses by a different culture.
29.12.2016
Fact And Friction:

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Biggest Fake News Stories Of 2016

Special Correspondent
So-called fake news isn’t just a problem in Europe and the US. It’s causing plenty of problems in Iraqi Kurdistan too. The NIQASH team in semi-autonomous northern region collected the best mistakes of 2016.
27.12.2016
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
Severed Heads And Slaughtered Sheep:
Baghdad Students Prefer Their Graduation Parties Gory
21.04.2016  |  Society
Burnout: A car spins its tires to create smoke and noise. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Fast And Furious In Baghdad:
The Amateur Motorheads Organising Races In Iraq
7.04.2016  |  Society