Land of Kedashen

Nina writer Norahyr, reflects on his first visit to Armenia. Of Armenian heritage and growing up in Baghdad, he now lives in the US. His writing will speak to anyone who has been dispossessed, and is also a poignant

Women’s Health Dossier – Preconception Health Part 1

Preconception Health Part 1 My name is Badenan Ibrahim Fathulla and I am delighted to be writing my second article for Nina. I am currently working as a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Royal Free Teaching

The Future is Coming – Oil and Gas in Iraq

by Samar Rassam  As always, when returning to my column in Nina Magazine, I reflect on the past few months. It has been a very busy time. I am excited to see developments and opportunities arising which

All you need is….

….or how unrealistic expectations can lead to confrontational relationships by Karima H’mimsa I saw this classic movie when I was young called Afwah wa Araneb from 1977, starring Faten Hamama who was simply brilliant. The film was a

How a Neighbour’s Advice led to my Path of Success

by Kwestan Zangana     It had been around 14 years since I had left school. Like many women, I had spent most of these years raising my children and looking after my husband.  However, without real

I shall write a poem about the Arab displaced people

by: A displaced person I sent my soul to hover around my home As my steps were unable to reach there. I asked the house where I used to live: Do you still remember us? Or did

The Third Option

by Nour Hamed Life is all about making choices; choosing to live in your home country should be normal. If your home country is Iraq though, things look slightly different.  In a war-torn Iraq, the ‘normal’ is

Microsoft’s Aspire Women – working with Universities Leaders of the Future

by Danka Mircevski Where we as society stand is nowhere close to where we should be. The reality of things points out an important issue – the existing gender gap. This makes development of our communities stagnate

Some personal thoughts… re our Kurdish warrior women

Dlawar Sofy Since the beginning of time women and mothers have held a place of utmost respect in the Kurdish community. Indeed, we know that both genders were essential to creating life on the earth; tempering riotous

A Beginners Guide to the Stock Market, Part 3

by Guy  Norman I believe that stocks are the best tool for the long term investor. Investing is a completely democratic operation. Irrespective of gender, race of religion – as long as you have access to some