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Mosul's dumper project in action. (photo: صالح الياس)
Mosul's dumper project in action. (photo: صالح الياس)
Mosul's dumper project in action. (photo: صالح الياس)
The Little Yellow Dumper That Could:

For $2 A Load, Volunteers Clear Rubble From Mosul's Streets

Saleh Elias
The campaign to raise money for Iraq’s reconstruction budget in Kuwait didn’t go that well. In Mosul, another campaign where locals donate just a couple of dollars each, is doing much better.
15.02.2018
Sand And Starvation:

Visiting Iraq’s ‘City Of Prisons’ In The Southern Desert

Qassim al-Kaabi
During the 1980s, Saddam Hussein turned a former British colonial-era castle into one of the country’s most feared prisons. It, and several other jails, are still standing in the desert.
15.02.2018
Athletic Diplomacy:

Iraq-Saudi Football Game To Make Sporting, And Political, History

Saleem al-Wazzan
For the first time in 38 years the Iraqi and Saudi Arabian football teams will play on Iraqi soil. Host city, Basra, is preparing for the historic match.
1.02.2018
Based On A True Story:

Survivors' Tales From Out Of Mosul

Nawzat Shamdeen
Iraqi author and journalist Nawzat Shamdeen renders the stories of three survivors of fighting in Mosul, the city he once called home in a fictional re-telling.
1.02.2018
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Magic + Mathematics:

Meeting The Human Clock Of Iraqi Kurdistan

Salam Handani
In the Iraqi Kurdish town of Sayed Sadiq, there is a man who’s famous for telling the time without ever consulting a clock. He can also perform other mathematical feats. NIQASH went to test his skills.
1.02.2018
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
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