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Ghosts Of The Sea:

Curses On Anniversary Of Basra Ship’s Sinking

Special Correspondent
Survivors of a naval collision recount the horrors of being trapped below decks when their vessel was hit by a tanker.
15.12.2019
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.
14.11.2019
Farmers Cry Foul:

Dhi Qar’s Problem With Dirty Channels

Murtada al-Houdoud
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.
14.11.2019
Don’t Cry Me A River:

After A Decade Of Drought, Iraq’s Famous Marshes Come Back To Life

Haidar al-Yacoubi
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.
23.10.2019
Singing In The Rain:

After Debilitating Drought, Dhi Qar Celebrates A Wetter Season

Ali Nasseri
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.
18.10.2019
The opening titles for a new video from extremist group, the Islamic State.
Gold at End of Extremist Rainbow:
Islamic State Release Their Own 'Fake' Currency
3.09.2015  |  Economy
An oil well near Kirkuk, a city that the Iraqi Kurdish currently control.
Chinese Company Pollutes, Causes Disease:
Is The Oil Industry Killing The Poor in Wasit?
9.07.2015  |  Economy
النيران تلتهم أحد البساتين في واسط
The Mysterious Fires of Wasit:
Arson Being Used to De-Stabilize Iraqi Farms?
2.07.2015  |  Economy
On the border between Mosul and Iraqi Kurdistan: Mosul under extremist rule has closed itself to Iraq, and opened roads to Syria.
The New Masters of the Market:
Syrian Traders Flock to Mosul For Iraqi Profits
18.06.2015  |  Economy
Iraq has lost hundreds of billions in the fight against the IS group.
Can The Country Ever Recover?
How Much Iraq's Fight Against Extremists Is Really Costing
4.06.2015  |  Economy
أحد حقول القمح
Extremists Go Against The Grain:
Security Crisis Sees Harvests Halved in Northern Iraq
28.05.2015  |  Economy
Water worries: Women collecting water from a well in Iraq. (photo: آرام كمال - ميتروغرافي)
A Cruel, Cruel Summer?
In Karbala, Locals Plan Ahead For Serious Drought
28.05.2015  |  Economy
The Iraqi flag flutters during the official opening of the second refinery for crude oil in Al-Dora refinery complex in Baghdad on September 16, 2010. The refinery will produce 70,000 barrels per day of white oil, gas, diesel and liquid gas. AFP PHOTO/ AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images) (photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
Truth, Lies And Barrels Per Day
Confusion Reigns in Iraq-Kurd Oil Dispute
19.03.2015  |  Economy
Iraqi bank notes: The Kurdish government wants more of these.
The Kurdish Plan To Take Out International Loans
Financial Folly?
8.01.2015  |  Economy
The Iraqi dinar: there might not be enough oil revenue coming into Iraq next year.
A Bigger Threat Than The Extremists
Iraq On Verge Of Economic Collapse?
20.11.2014  |  Economy
A view of Mosul, before the extremists took over.
Money-Making Plots
Extremists Now In Real Estate Business In Mosul
9.10.2014  |  Economy
An Arabic computer keyboard: The Iraqi government has blocked some social media recently.
Online Security In The Middle East
Iraq’s Activists Bypass Govt. Blocks
25.09.2014  |  Economy
Dinar worries: some Mosul locals fear that extremists will take all of thier money.
Paying For The Caliphate
When Extremists Become Bad Bank Managers In Mosul
4.09.2014  |  Economy