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Political Art:

In Dhi Qar, Meeting The ‘Painter Of Protests’

Murtada al-Houdoud
Every week, a Nasiriyah political cartoonist makes a new drawing skewering authorities. He’s become famous among local anti-government demonstrators.
River Of Death:

What’s Really Polluting Southern Iraq’s Most Important Waterway?

Special Correspondent
Locals want to know why it’s radioactive and disease-ridden and rumours abound. In fact, local researchers know exactly why the Shatt al-Arab is polluted.

The Answer To Iraq’s Problems Is (Still) Education

Christine van den Toorn
The author will open the country’s first international business school in Baghdad in 2021. She explains why the government’s intention to simply provide more jobs for local youth is not enough.
Hometown Heroes:

The Unexpected Icons Of Iraq’s Demonstrations

Ibrahim Saleh
Residents of a supposedly criminal neighbourhood, a beggar and humble tuk-tuk drivers are being feted by Iraqis for their unexpected role in anti-government protests.
A stray dog near Mosul Dam in Iraq. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة) A stray dog near Mosul Dam in Iraq. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة) A stray dog near Mosul Dam in Iraq. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة)
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.
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