UN Report Reveals Rising Number of Child Soldiers in the Middle East

UN Report Reveals Rising Number of Child Soldiers in the Middle East

Within the past several years, a great deal of war, conflict, and sheer tragedy has plagued the Middle East. Specifically, wars have been raging on and on in the countries of Syria, Yemen, and Iraq. Accordingly, pictures of homeless elders, image of school aged children in diasporic circumstances, and realities like disease, hunger, refugee camps, […]

‘Iraqi Sniper’: the Response All Arabs Needed to ‘American Sniper’

‘Iraqi Sniper’: the Response All Arabs Needed to ‘American Sniper’

In 2014, Clint Eastwood directed “American Sniper”: a biographical war drama film based on the autobiographical memoir, under the same name. Needless to say, the film was a huge success, with an international gross of over $547 million. The film was also the highest grossing film of 2014 in the United States ($350 million).   Bradley […]

These Haunting Images from Northern Iraq Will Give You Goosebumps

These Haunting Images from Northern Iraq Will Give You Goosebumps

Andrea DiCenzo, an American freelance photojournalist based in Northern Iraq, is capturing the region’s haunting reality. Every single picture she takes tells a powerful and unique story.     Witness how Dicenzo portrays and showcases the daily lives of the people of Northern Iraq, through her work in the most moving and artistic way.   […]

Countries Iraqis Can Travel to Without a Visa

Countries Iraqis Can Travel to Without a Visa

The Iraqi passport is one of the most with restricted entry in the world. In fact, it is ranked the 93rd passport and is the second lowest passport with accessible entries to countries worldwide after Afghanistan. Though that might sound kind of depressing, the Iraqi passport allows Iraqi access to these incredible 31 countries without […]

Discovering MENA: Is Iraq Really in the Brink of War?

I was about to write an article on April 20 Iraq´s local elections, the country´s first vote since US troops left for good in December 2011, when I read that small bombs had exploded and mortar shells had been fired at several polling stations. During the weeks, and even months, prior to what some considered […]