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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
سجاد الساعدي
Grand Software Designs:
Meet The Young Iraqi Behind ‘The Better Facebook’
1.11.2016  |  Society
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