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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
Screenshot from a YouTube video of a tribal celebration. For full video see below.
Deadly Tribal Traditions:
Campaign Against Celebratory Gunfire Gains Traction In Baghdad
4.01.2018  |  Society
road in diyala
Illegal Obstacles:
Villages Put A Speed Limit On Their Province
21.12.2017  |  Society
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
23.11.2017  |  Society
Hot, Hard Work:
On The Job With The Salt Collectors Of Dhi Qar
9.11.2017  |  Society
Save The Animals:
In Northern Iraq, It's A Dog's Life
5.10.2017  |  Society
Pictures posted by a Baghdad restaurant that took up one of the challenges.
Truth, Dare, Promise:
Iraqis Fascinated By Online ‘Challenge’ Phenomenon
4.10.2017  |  Society
Climate Change:
In Basra, Fighting Rising Temps With Trees
21.09.2017  |  Society
The room where the incident occurred
Domestic Violence
Desperate Father Brutally Burns Family In Mosul
13.09.2017  |  Society
No Ordinary Bumper Sticker:
In Basra, The Personal Stories Behind Vehicular Slogans
31.08.2017  |  Society
Experimental Performances:
Iraq Proves Perfect Setting For ‘Theatre Of The Oppressed’
24.08.2017  |  Society
A Different Kind Of First Aid:
The Mosul Youth Who Are Rescuing Books And Music
23.08.2017  |  Society
Janat Mohammed hard at work on a living room ensemble.
Powerful Tools:
Meeting Diwaniya’s Only Female Furniture Maker
20.07.2017  |  Society
Environmental Issues:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Lone Water Keeper
19.07.2017  |  Society