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The Marsh Arabs

During Saddam Hussein’s governance, the Mesopotamian Marshes and wetlands of southern Iraq were drained vengefully and purposefully. These wetlands are in Iraq’s southeast, bordering Iran. Rich in history and culture with ruins of ancient Sumerian cities at arms reach,…
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Talibanistan

Kabul fell to the Taliban on August 15th, 2021. The capital was taken over after 20 years of American control and presence. The Afghan president Ashraf Ghani transferred and stepped down, handing over the government.Suicide attacks followed on August 26th, killing 13…
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Pahlevan of Iran

Surprising even for Iranian journalists and locals, and unlike what it first appears, the Iranian “Pahlevan” MMA Championship League is broadcast live on YouTube for promotion. The surprise dissipates gradually with every step an onlooker takes into the fighting hall, if…
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Life on Water

During Saddam Hussein’s governance, the Mesopotamian Marshes and wetlands of southern Iraq were drained vengefully and purposefully. These wetlands are in Iraq’s southeast, bordering Iran. Rich in history and culture with ruins of ancient Sumerian cities at arms…
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Before the Last Breath

Khuzestan is one of Iran’s 31 provinces. Located in the southwest of Iran, sharing a border with Iraq. Providing 83% of Iran’s oil and 16% of gas demand, yet it is among the country’s most impoverished provinces. Khuzestan has been the country’s largest source of water in…
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Mosul after Seven Years

Mosul is the first city in Iraq occupied by ISIS in 2014, as their occupation extended to other Iraqi cities such as Salah al-Din and Anbar.After the liberation operations by the Iraqi security forces and the international coalition aircraft, Mosul remained the last…
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Yazidi Religion

Yazidis celebrating in August 2018 after the mass genocide of ISIS in Iraq which lead to their displacement from their hometowns and fled for their lives through Kurdistan region.Yazidis are indigenous, ethno-religious people of Kurdish regions with most of them…
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Neyshabur Historical Homes

The city of Neyshabour has been one of the most important cultural and scientific centers and birthplace of many scholars and poets and has been presented as a symbol of Iranian history and culture. Some of the old houses in Neyshabour have been destroyed but there are…
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No Friend But The Mountains

In the 1990s after centuries of oppression, massacres, and genocide, the Kurds have finally reached a victorious milestone. In the heart of the Middle East, a state was born which is now known as Iraqi Kurdistan (KRI). In the beginning it seemed more like a shelter than a…
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Water, Wind, and Soil

Hamun Lake is the third largest lake and the largest freshwater lake in Iran. However, it has been more than 20 years that Hamun has completely dried up. Only in some years with a lot of rainfall a small part of the lake is supplied with water temporarily.Hamun has had…