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A meeting of the Basra Taxi Union. (photo: الفيسبوك )
A meeting of the Basra Taxi Union. (photo: الفيسبوك )
A meeting of the Basra Taxi Union. (photo: الفيسبوك )
Driving Aids

In Basra, Volunteering - For A Better State, And State Of Mind

Saleem al-Wazzan
While Basra protests, one group has quietly been taking matters into its own hands. The Basra Taxi Union does volunteer work like providing emergency breakdown services, filling potholes or handing out rubbish bags.
25.07.2018
60 Years Later

The Last Iraqi King’s Driver: His Death Remains ‘A Black Spot On Iraqi History’

Mohammed al-Zaidi
This week marks 60 years since the coup that ended Iraq’s monarchy. NIQASH spoke to the last Iraqi king’s personal driver about why he, like others, believes this date was the beginning of the end for Iraq.
19.07.2018
Mall Life:

Women In Conservative Basra Seek – And Find – More Freedoms

Ahmad Waheed
An influx of investors, immigration, better security and more shopping malls is emboldening females in the southern city of Basra.
28.06.2018
Shopping, Coffee + A Spot Of Tragedy:

Wasit Theatre Group Tackles The Toughest Topics On The Street

Mohammed al-Zaidi
Every Friday, locals in the city of Kut flock to what’s now known as “the Tigris street of culture”, where they can see, among other things, street theatre that tackles the taboo and the controversial.
21.06.2018
The leaked questions and the real exams, side by side. The leaked questions and the real exams, side by side. The leaked questions and the real exams, side by side.
Cheater's Anonymous:

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Final Exam Questions Sold for $100, Posted On Facebook

Saman Omer
As Iraqi Kurdish students prepared to take final exams, many found they could read all about the upcoming tests online and cheat if they wished. But where were the stolen exams coming from?
14.06.2018
Like A Vegetable Market:
Dhi Qar’s New Airport Mocked By Iraqis
27.04.2017  |  Society
 (photo: عبد الله العنزي)
Monumental Error:
Baghdad’s Best Known Statue In Danger Of Collapse
20.04.2017  |  Society
Natural Treasures:
Iraq’s Mythical Marshes See Increase In Tourism
30.03.2017  |  Society
حفلة زواج كردي تقليدية في المانيا (photo: حيدر نادر)
He’s Not Good Enough For You:
In Northern Iraq, Tribal Traditions Build On Ancient Class System
1.02.2017  |  Society
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