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المدينة القديمة من الموصل الغربي إذ يظهر الحي المدمر بشكل كبير، وهناك محاولات لإصلاح الجسر القديم الذي يربط بين مدينة الموصل القديمة وشرقها، التقطت الصورة بتاريخ 13 أيلول (سبتمبر) 2017. (photo: نور فوتو )
المدينة القديمة من الموصل الغربي إذ يظهر الحي المدمر بشكل كبير، وهناك محاولات لإصلاح الجسر القديم الذي يربط بين مدينة الموصل القديمة وشرقها، التقطت الصورة بتاريخ 13 أيلول (سبتمبر) 2017. (photo: نور فوتو )
المدينة القديمة من الموصل الغربي إذ يظهر الحي المدمر بشكل كبير، وهناك محاولات لإصلاح الجسر القديم الذي يربط بين مدينة الموصل القديمة وشرقها، التقطت الصورة بتاريخ 13 أيلول (سبتمبر) 2017. (photo: نور فوتو )
No Help Coming:

Mosul Locals Take Reconstruction Into Their Own Hands

Special Correspondent
Months later and Mosul locals are still waiting for significant help in rebuilding their hometown. Some, like the stall holders in one central marketplace, are taking a DIY approach.
14.12.2017
What Sistani Did Next:

Will Senior Cleric Disband The Militias Who Threaten Iraq’s Future?

Mustafa Habib
All Iraqi eyes are on the much-respected senior cleric who called up volunteer fighters to battle the extremists. Those fighters could soon cause problems for Iraq. But will the religious establishment help disband them?
13.12.2017
Premature Congratulation:

The Islamic State Group Lives On - In Iraq’s Deserts

Kamal al-Ayash
Anbar’s western desert is a hiding place for the Islamic State group, locals say. And they fear the extremists will be back as soon as an opportunity presents itself.
13.12.2017
Cross-Cultural Love:

What Happens When A Christian Falls In Love With A Muslim

Despite Iraqi Kurdistan being less conservative, it is still difficult for couples there to marry if their partners are of a different ethnicity or religion. That’s even though it is happening more often.
14.12.2017
Thankless job: Head of the Integrity Commission, Hassan al-Yasiri, gives a press conference. Thankless job: Head of the Integrity Commission, Hassan al-Yasiri, gives a press conference. Thankless job: Head of the Integrity Commission, Hassan al-Yasiri, gives a press conference.
Tougher Than the Islamic State:

No Winners In Iraq’s New ‘War On Corruption’

Mustafa Habib
Every day new anti-corruption cases are announced in Iraq's new "war on corruption". Yet they achieve virtually nothing. This may well be a war that nobody in Iraq can win.
7.12.2017
Can they be replaced now? Senior members of the Iraqi Kurdish government pose for pictures in Erbil.
Can they be replaced now? Senior members of the Iraqi Kurdish government pose for pictures in Erbil.
Can they be replaced now? Senior members of the Iraqi Kurdish government pose for pictures in Erbil.
The Replacements:

How Likely Is A New Government Really In Iraqi Kurdistan?

Histyar Qader
Since the ill-fated Kurdish independence referendum, critics have been calling for the current government of the region to be replaced. But, as some critics say, nobody is serious about this prospect.
7.12.2017
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Democracy, What Democracy?

No Power Or Efficacy For Kurdish MPs, As Senior Party Leadership Takes Over

Maaz Farhan
Iraqi Kurdistan’s political parties have side-lined MPs. Party chiefs make the decisions and negotiate with Arab counterparts, while junior politicians can only watch from afar.
7.12.2017
Dirty Jobs For The Kids:

The Child Labourers Of Baghdad

Rami al-Salhi
Child labour is illegal in Iraq. But if there is death or disease in the family, minors are often forced to work. The authorities responsible for policing labour laws take a range of different attitudes to that.
7.12.2017
After the Extremists:

Can The Leader Iraqis See As A Hero Today Solve Tomorrow’s Problems?

Mustafa Habib
Right now, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi is basking in the glow of victory. But the fight against extremism has both hidden, and produced, more serious problems. And there are just six months until elections.
23.11.2017
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