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Aseel Kami

Aseel Kami

    Iraq's artists disappointed by declining cultural life
    Iraq's artists disappointed by declining cultural life
    Yasir Abdul-Hakim, a sculpture student at Iraq's Fine Arts Academy, wanted to learn his craft by making copies of a nude Greek statue. A professor...
    Few displaced Iraqis return home as violence persists
    Few displaced Iraqis return home as violence persists
    In summer, the heat is unbearable. In winter, the torrential rains turn the cramped, leaking tent where Khalid Jamhuri lives with his family into a...
    Cool welcome for Iraq's returning academics
    Cool welcome for Iraq's returning academics
    Iraqi academics who fled abroad from violence and oppression are trickling back home in response to pleas from their government -- but they are...
    Iraq's orphans battle to outgrow abuse
    Iraq's orphans battle to outgrow abuse
    At night 11-year-old Salah Abbas Hisham wakes up screaming. Sometimes, in the dark, he silently attacks the boy next to him in a tiny Baghdad...
    Weapons become works of art
    Weapons become works of art
    A dragonfly fashioned from a machine gun barrel and a rifle butt carved into the portrait of an ancient Egyptian queen are just a few of the works...
    After a bombing, retail therapy in Baghdad
    After a bombing, retail therapy in Baghdad
    I knew it would be fine when Isam, my perfume man, wanted $80 for a bottle of J'Adore.
    At least 13 killed in US Baghdad strikes
    At least 13 killed in US Baghdad strikes
    United States air strikes killed at least 13 people and wounded 52 early on Sunday in the north-eastern Baghdad district of Sadr city, a stronghold...
    Two suicide car bombs kill 25 near Iraq's Ramadi
    Two suicide car bombs kill 25 near Iraq's Ramadi
    Two suicide car bombers killed 25 people and wounded dozens more near Iraq's city of Ramadi on Monday in separate attacks that police blamed on...
    Car bomb kills 35 and wounds 80 in Baghdad
    Car bomb kills 35 and wounds 80 in Baghdad
    A car bomb killed at least 35 people and wounded 80 on Sunday next to a crowded market in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad which has been a repeated...
    Car bomb kills 26 in Baghdad book district
    Car bomb kills 26 in Baghdad book district
    A car bomb ripped through Baghdad's booksellers' district on Monday, killing 26 people and setting shops and cars ablaze on the street and sending...
    Car bombs kill 75 in crowded Baghdad market
    Car bombs kill 75 in crowded Baghdad market
    Two simultaneous car bombs blasted a busy market in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 75 people in fresh violence that came as Iraqis...
    Car bombs blast Baghdad, killing 65
    Car bombs blast Baghdad, killing 65
    Two car bombs ripped through a busy commercial area of central Baghdad on Monday, killing 65 people and wounding 110, the Interior Ministry...