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Sign of hope? Beer on sale at a bar in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Sign of hope? Beer on sale at a bar in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Sign of hope? Beer on sale at a bar in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Liberty’s Libation:

In Anbar, Liquor Shops Are An Unlikely New Sign Of Hope

Kamal al-Ayash
Even before the extremists were in control in Anbar, selling alcohol was banned. During extremist control, selling liquor was punishable by death. But now liquor stores have become a sign of freedom.
23.11.2017
Traumatic Dramatics:

Iraqi Addicts, Criminals + Survivors Use Theatre As Therapy

Sara al-Qaher
An Iraqi man is using drama therapy to help local drug addicts, juvenile offenders and victims of chemical weapons attacks recover.
16.11.2017
Scrap Metal:

Diwaniya’s Amateur Inventor Saves Lives With Remote Control For Farmers

Manar al-Zubaidi
An amateur inventor in Diwaniya has come up with a remote-control device for farming equipment that will save power, effort - and lives.
9.11.2017
Hot, Hard Work:

On The Job With The Salt Collectors Of Dhi Qar

Haider al-Hajami
As temperatures rise and water evaporates, the salt collectors of Iraq get to work. They earn US$8 for long, hot days gathering and drying salt, before selling it for industrial purposes.
9.11.2017
Shirin Qureshi: In Iraq, a conservative society means most gay and lesbian locals have to hide their sexual orientation. (photo: محمد رحمن) Shirin Qureshi: In Iraq, a conservative society means most gay and lesbian locals have to hide their sexual orientation. (photo: محمد رحمن) Shirin Qureshi: In Iraq, a conservative society means most gay and lesbian locals have to hide their sexual orientation. (photo: محمد رحمن)
Coming Out:

The Secret Lives Of Iraqi Kurdistan’s Gay Community Slowly Emerging

Thanks to a conservative local culture, almost all gays and lesbians in Iraq keep their sexual preferences secret. But recently, the topic has been discussed more openly in Iraqi Kurdistan.
9.11.2017
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
Broadcasting the radio show, By The Displaced People, For The Displaced People, from Halabja in northern Iraq. (photo: سلام  هاندني )
For The People, By The People:
The Refugee Radio Station Making Waves In Iraqi Kurdistan
5.05.2016  |  Society
Severed Heads And Slaughtered Sheep:
Baghdad Students Prefer Their Graduation Parties Gory
21.04.2016  |  Society
Burnout: A car spins its tires to create smoke and noise. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Fast And Furious In Baghdad:
The Amateur Motorheads Organising Races In Iraq
7.04.2016  |  Society
And the bride wore black: To get married in Mosul, women must wear their daily niqab and men must have a full beard. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
No Cake, No Party, A Beard And A Black Dress:
How Iraqi Couples Get Married In Extremist-Run Mosul
31.03.2016  |  Society
كاتبات عراقيات  اثناء الورشة  (photo: وحيد غانم)
Culture Despite War:
Poetry Event in Basra Draws A Crowd
10.03.2016  |  Society
Social Media to Increase The Peace:
New Facebook Group Fighting Rumours That Incite Hatred And Fear in Iraq
21.01.2016  |  Society
رعد جبار الخميس ممثل الطائفة المندائية في مجلس محافظة بغداد
Baghdad's Mandaean Representative:
For Iraqi Minorities, 'Immigration No Longer A Choice, It's Inevitable'
14.01.2016  |  Society