Iraq's taxi cabs have expanded their operations greatly since the fall of ISIS and have become a staple for commuters

Marwan the Maslawi Taxi Driver in Najaf

Earlier this week, I grabbed a taxi cab in the city of Najaf, and the driver turned out to be a 32-year old man...
Iraq's 3rd Annual Anime Cosplay Convention kicks off in Baghdad

An unlikely success: Iraq’s annual anime cosplay convention

For three years in a row, the youth of Baghdad have organized and hosted a rather unusual event in the capital of Iraq. Iraqis...

Thought to be extinct brown bear makes an appearance in Iraq

Despite the general perception that the Iraqi bear population was next to nothing, a well grown brown bear made a big appearance in the...
Basra Museum, a former Saddam Hussein personal Palace, converted into the cultural hub of Southern Iraq. (Photographer: Ali Khadr)

Iraqi heroine single-handedly saved hundreds of ancient artifacts from destruction

By now, we have all seen the infamous videos and pictures of the looting of the National Museum of Iraq, located in Baghdad in...
Ancient Greek mosaic floor piece found in Hama countryside in Syria

Ancient Greek mosaic floor found near Syrian city of Hama in demining operations

During a routine mine excavation the Syrian Engineering corps found a strange looking slab of material underneath the earth. After some careful digging what...
Celebration of the Bahá'ís founder

Baha’is in Iraq openly celebrate their faith for the first time in over 47...

The Bahá'ís celebrated for the first time publicly in Baghdad on November 30, 2017, the second anniversary of the birth of their Baha'ullah founder,...

The Return of the Assyrian Lamassu into Iraq after ISIS

The Ancient Assyrian Lamassu has a long history within the Middle Eastern region which saw the large Assyrian empire make its mark across the...

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