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A stray dog near Mosul Dam in Iraq. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة)
A stray dog near Mosul Dam in Iraq. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة)
Karim Hussein in Basra, with his furry friends.
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
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
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
High Tide

In Diwaniyah, As Temperatures Rise, So Do Drowning Deaths

Manar al-Zubaidi
In the southern Iraqi city, a refreshing dip in the local river can be deadly. But even a special river police force can’t seem to stop young locals from swimming.
19.09.2019
Male and female students clean up the damaged university in Mosul. Male and female students clean up the damaged university in Mosul. Male and female students clean up the damaged university in Mosul.
No Holding Hands

Echoes of Extremist ‘Morality Police’ On Mosul University Campus

Special Correspondent
Students at Mosul University report a disturbing trend, where campus security report on and harass male and female students sitting together. It reminds them most of the Islamic State group’s morality patrols.
27.12.2018
No camera, no lights but lots of action: Street theatre in Kut.
Shopping, Coffee + A Spot Of Tragedy:
Wasit Theatre Group Tackles The Toughest Topics On The Street
21.06.2018  |  Society
A doctor speaks to female patients in a Kirkuk hospital. (photo: دورة صحية لنساء كركوك )
Mother’s Helper:
In Kirkuk, The Midwife Knows Best
24.05.2018  |  Society
During the new year holiday, Kurdish locals like to head out into nature to celebrate. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة )
Not Invited To The Party:
In Troubled Kirkuk, New Year Celebrations Were Restrained
29.03.2018  |  Society
Odir Aziz and one of his hawshars. (photo: سامان عمر )
Fame Hound:
The Canine Pride Of Iraqi Kurdistan
22.03.2018  |  Society
Snakes + Lizards:
The Young Man Teaching Iraq To Love Its Reptiles
21.03.2018  |  Society
Relatives mourn as they transport bodies out of west Mosul. (photo: Aris Messinis / AFP / Getty)
What Becomes Of the Broken-Hearted:
Visiting Um Al-Tisaa, An Emergency Graveyard In Mosul
22.02.2018  |  Society
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
15.02.2018  |  Society
الدمار في الموصل بعد التحرير (photo: الموقع الرسمي لرئيسة مجلس محافظة الموصل بسمة باسم على الفيسبوك)
Based On A True Story:
Survivors' Tales From Out Of Mosul
1.02.2018  |  Society
The human clock never looks at his watch.
Magic + Mathematics:
Meeting The Human Clock Of Iraqi Kurdistan
1.02.2018  |  Society