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.
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.
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.