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Protesters carry a wounded fellow demonstrator in Baghdad last week. (photo: Getty / Ahmad al-Rubaye)
Protesters carry a wounded fellow demonstrator in Baghdad last week. (photo: Getty / Ahmad al-Rubaye)
Protesters carry a wounded fellow demonstrator in Baghdad last week. (photo: Getty / Ahmad al-Rubaye)
The Young People Today:

Iraq’s ‘Youth Bulge’ Will Change The Country

Mustafa Habib
The protests that shook Iraq are winding down. But younger Iraqis remain determined and the generation gap that’s developing will have an impact for years to come.
11.10.2019
Baghdad’s Youthquake:

Iraq’s Young Protestors ‘Have Nothing Left To Lose’

Mustafa Habib
Anti-government protests in Baghdad were led by the younger generation, one that has grown up under military rule, lived a more liberal life online and is now questioning the very basis of local, political culture.
6.10.2019
Tea Times:

In Nasiriyah, Where Your Choice of Café Says Everything About You

Ali Nasseri
Most Iraqi cafes don’t discriminate among their guests. Not so in Nasiriyah, where the city’s tea drinkers sequester themselves according to occupation and preferred conversation.
9.10.2019
A Dog’s Life:

In Basra, Man’s Best Friend Gets Poison Pills + Scraps

Saleem al-Wazzan
As Basra officials plan to poison stray dogs in the city, animal activists continue to take care of homeless canines.
9.10.2019
Illustration by Iraqi artist, Ahmad Falah. Illustration by Iraqi artist, Ahmad Falah. Illustration by Iraqi artist, Ahmad Falah.
Opinion:

Iraq’s Foreign ‘Allies’ Are Killing Iraq’s Hope For A Better Future

Mustafa Habib
Anti-government protests, some of which centred on the dismissal of a heroic general, symbolize both Iraq’s hope for a new unity and the negative impact of US-Iran tensions.
2.10.2019
The Shatt al-Arab: increasingly dirty and salty.
The Shatt al-Arab: increasingly dirty and salty.
The Shatt al-Arab: increasingly dirty and salty.
Not A Drop To Drink:

No End In Sight To Basra’s ‘Poisoned Water’ Crisis

Saleem al-Wazzan
Drinking water in Basra has been found to contain a disastrous cocktail of bacteria, as well as too much salt. Although multiple causes for this are clear, officials don’t seem to be able to solve the problem.
2.10.2019
الطريق الى صلاح الدين الطريق الى صلاح الدين الطريق الى صلاح الدين
Blacklisted:

Will US Sanctions Change Salahaddin’s Political Landscape?

Ghazwan Hassan al-Jibouri
One of the province’s most popular politicians - Abdullah al-Jibouri - was recently added to a US sanctions list and his critics believe it could scupper his chances in the next provincial elections.
2.10.2019
Case Closed?

Trading One Problem For Two, As Anbar Displaced Camps Close

Kamal al-Ayash
Camps for those made homeless by the security crisis are closing. As a result, Anbar has two problems: Poor families who can’t afford to move and extremist families who’ll be in danger if they leave.
27.09.2019
Impending Doom:

In Iraq’s Water Crisis, The Country With The Biggest Dam Wins

Mustafa Habib
While regional neighbours build dams and block rivers, Iraq is focused on security and reconstruction. The foreign policy situation is mimicked in private as Iraqis compete to buy bigger water pumps.
27.09.2019
 (photo: الموسوعة الحرة )  (photo: الموسوعة الحرة )  (photo: الموسوعة الحرة )
Neglected:

New Funding Rules Don’t Apply To Iraq’s Older Displaced

Ibrahim Saleh
The Iraqi government is helping compensate those displaced by the fight against extremists this decade. But another group of displaced Iraqis are still waiting for help, almost four decades later.
27.09.2019