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In Deep Water:
Construction On Iraq’s All-Important Faw Port Continues
Abdul Hafid al-Qaisy
Locals in Basra have been waiting over a decade for construction to properly start on a port project that could change their, and many other Iraqi, lives for the better.
Farmers Cry Foul:
Dhi Qar’s Problem With Dirty Channels
There’s plenty of water in the southern province right now. Yet somehow it is still not getting to the farmers who need it most.
Don’t Cry Me A River:
After A Decade Of Drought, Iraq’s Famous Marshes Come Back To Life
The birds, flowers and buffalo are all returning, thanks to heavy rains last winter. Now, locals say, federal funds are needed to improve infrastructure and state services, and to guard against potential flooding.
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Singing In The Rain:
After Debilitating Drought, Dhi Qar Celebrates A Wetter Season
Last summer, locals in the southern province were paying for water trucks. This year, they’re making plans to extend agricultural acreage and working out how to make best use of extra rainfall.
New Funding Rules Don’t Apply To Iraq’s Older Displaced
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.
Dollars For Iraqi Doctors:
In Basra, A Plague of Medical ‘Brokers’ Puts Patients' Health At Risk
Fighting Over Petro-Dollars:
Intra-Kurdish Rivalries Spill Into Iraqi Oil Trade
Profits Of War:
Anbar Families Seeking Safety Sell Homes At Half Price, Fuelling Real Estate Boom
100 Days Later:
Iraqi Kurdish Teachers End Protests, But Hang On To Grievances
Winter Is Coming:
Power Crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan Sees Locals Back On Oil And Gas
Schools Close, Civil Servants Strike, As Iraqi Kurdish Financial Crisis Limps On
Tensions Rise As Southern Iraqi Tribes Fight For Oil Jobs And Land
An Explosive Career:
The Iraqis Making Freelance Bomb Disposal Into A Lucrative New Business
The Price Of Revolution:
Is Iraq’s Most Rebellious City On Verge Of Economic Collapse?
River Erosion Exposes Border Anxieties
Depleted Uranium Contamination Comes To Iraqi Kurdistan In Scrap Metal
Death For Sale:
Visiting Iraq’s ‘Stock Exchange’ For Guns And Bombs
Kurdish Agree Arabs Can Own Real Estate, Sparking Controversy
Visiting The 200-Year-Old Iraqi Market For Alternative Medicine
Shaving For Peace
The Kurdish Barber Bringing Different Religions Together, Under A Knife
The Financial Dictatorship In Iraqi Kurdistan
An Oily Alliance:
Kurdish Dreams Of Iraq-Iran Pipeline May Soon Come True
Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent:
How Extremists Rig Mosul’s Money Markets In Their Favour
Where Are The Petrodollars?
Kirkuk Oil Flowing Fast, But Locals Never See Any Money
A Pipeline In The Pipeline:
Can Exporting Natural Gas Save Iraqi Kurdistan?
Fear That New 50,000 Dinar Notes Will Hurt Low Income Iraqis
7 Million Iraqi Govt Employees Fear For Their Jobs
Between Black Gold, Bleak Prospects:
Visiting The Iraqi Shanty Town Between Two Oil Fields
Iraq's Poorest Province:
Where Locals Sell Their Children To Make Ends Meet
In Iraq's Holy City, Religious Holidays Opportunity for Commercial Gain
Cap in Hand:
Kurdish Will Return to Baghdad to Negotiate Oil Exports
No Houses for the Arabs:
Iraqi Kurdish Council's Racist Ruling About Who Can, and Cannot, Buy Property
The End of An Industrial Era:
Cheap Imports Mean 'Made In Iraq' Is Disappearing
An Evil Plot?
Iraq's Most Industry-Savvy Province Refuses to Impose Baghdad's New Customs Tax
Wetlands into Drylands:
Finances, Security and Mother Nature Conspiring Against Iraq's Southern Marshes
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