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Graffiti promising tribal justice  on a Basra wall.
Graffiti promising tribal justice  on a Basra wall.
Graffiti promising tribal justice  on a Basra wall.
Tribal Justice Rules:

In Basra, ‘Terrorism By Tradition’ Causes Fear And Waste

Saleem al-Wazzan
Many Iraqis prefer tribal justice, meted out by community elders, to going to the authorities. But increasingly in Basra, a fear of tribal justice is just preventing teachers, doctors and retailers from doing their jobs.
22.03.2017
Getting High:

Number Of Drug-Related Offences Doubles In Northern Iraq

Dayari Khaled
Shipments of painkillers and a field of fresh marijuana are among the offences for which people were arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan last year. The border between Iraq and Iran is the problem, officials say.
9.03.2017
High Cost of Loving:

In Northern Iraq, Some Kurdish Men Prefer Their Brides Budget

Kamal al-Ayash
Thanks to displacement there are more Arab families in Iraqi Kurdistan. This has led to more ethnic intermarriage – but it’s not always for true love.
9.03.2017
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
An Arab couple from one of the weddings counted at Arbat camp; the bride and groom are not underage. (photo: هيمن حسن ) An Arab couple from one of the weddings counted at Arbat camp; the bride and groom are not underage. (photo: هيمن حسن ) An Arab couple from one of the weddings counted at Arbat camp; the bride and groom are not underage. (photo: هيمن حسن )
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
Gulen schools students in Sulaymaniyah (photo: الفيسبوك )
Granting Turkey’s Request
Iraqi Kurdistan Takes Over Gulen Movement Schools
8.09.2016  |  Society
One of Baghdad's many food trucks hard at work.
Meals On Wheels:
Food Trucks All The Fashion In Baghdad
29.08.2016  |  Society
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