Looking good, Feeling great – with Maya Nassar

By Nynke Burggraaff Nina-Iraq recently sat down with Lebanese fitness star and business woman Maya Nassar to talk about what motivates her, how she stays in shape and what her advice is for Nina’s readers to get

Awan – Connecting African Agribusiness Women to Iraq

  by Awan EA, the new face of African Agriculture Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya. We are a network of  successful women in Agribusiness from East Africa and are keen to share business opportunities and stories with business women

Melad Hamed  – the cutting edge fashion designer, with a heart of gold

By: Lemya Ayub Melad Hamed, is well-known in Iraq and across the Arab world as the cutting edge fashion designer with a heart of gold! So when his team approached Nina with the offer on an interview

Defining  Friendships in a Networked World

By Karima H’mimsa   How we relate to each other has undergone a marked change over the last two decades. In the pursuit of individualisation, we’ve moved away from traditions that have underpinned the way we had

Iraq Petroleum Conference 2015: Women and a New Kind of Dialogue

It was the third and final day of the Iraq Petroleum conference, hosted by CWC in London. It was breakfast time and I was just about to take a second bite of my croissant, when the guy

Educational Institutions … Instruction or Destruction?

By Afnan Al-Allak Every person is a pillar of society – in other words, all individuals share equal responsibility for being positive contributors to society. If the pillar is strong, society will be strong. Put enough weakened

The Burden of Memories

by Rami Mackie The stray thought came quickly. He didn’t understand the context, but knew this faded illusion, this fantasy needed to be caught. It was elusive and his mind was sluggish when compared to the immediacy

Exploring leadership – the role of business as an enabler for social change

by Madeleine White The GDP growth of emerging markets is outstripping that of the developed world with  natural resources in particular, offer real opportunity. The Middle East Congress held in London earlier this year cited the region’s

Who is right? – A Question of Religion

By Nour Hamed In our daily life, we often argue about simple stuff like the best food, the nicest color, the cutest haircut for the season, etc., or about complicated issues like the 2008 economic crisis or

Interview with H.E. Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, Mr. Kazuya Nashida

 By: Lemya Ayub   It is 2:00 pm Monday afternoon. I have been preparing my questions and kind of know what to expect, however, I am also slightly nervous at the time frame of the meeting, simply