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In some parts of the Middle East, exotic cats are a status symbol. Iraqis are getting in on the act too.
In some parts of the Middle East, exotic cats are a status symbol. Iraqis are getting in on the act too.
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

Sara al-Qaher
Owning an exotic cat is a status symbol in the United Arab Emirates. Now that trend is finding fans in Iraq too – but many locals are worried about the predators in their midst.
History Lost:

In Najaf, An Ancient City Is Turning Into A Watermelon Farm

Adnan Abu Zaid
Recently Najaf locals who want to preserve their archaeological treasures have been protesting, calling on the authorities to stop agricultural and housing development on top of ancient tombs and palaces.
Don't Shoot:

The Tribal Leader Who’s Campaigning Against Guns For Fun

Ibrahim Saleh
It’s almost a joke in Iraq. Locals will fire their guns into the sky on any occasion: weddings, funerals, football games. But people and property are often hurt – now one local tribal leader wants to put a stop to it.
Like A Vegetable Market:

Dhi Qar’s New Airport Mocked By Iraqis

Hassan al-Shannoun
The first plane landed at Dhi Qar’s brand new airport in March. But that achievement has not stopped locals from making jokes about unpaved roads and unfinished facilities.
 (photo: عبد الله العنزي)  (photo: عبد الله العنزي)  (photo: عبد الله العنزي)
Monumental Error:

Baghdad’s Best Known Statue In Danger Of Collapse

Adnan Abu Zaid
Despite its importance and historical significance, Baghdad’s famous Modernist Monument to Freedom is in danger of collapse, local authorities say.
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
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