Federal Budget Delay causes Family Hardship

By Mustafa Saadoun, Head of Iraqi Human Rights Observatory Investment company worker Samer Mohammed had a long trip home recently, weighed down by the knowledge that he had lost his job and thus his 20,000 IQD salary.

Women in Islam – a Wider Perspective

Regular contributor and Islamic finance expert Dr Natalie Schoon, takes a wider perspective, examining a woman’s role in Islam   It is un-Islamic for Muslim women to laugh out loud in public. At least, this is what was

Novelist Dr. Sanaa Al-Shalan enjoys a Prize Bonanza

2014 has been a great year for Jordanian novelist Dr. Sanaa Al-Shalan, and has seen her win three Arabic awards in different creative fields. Her short story Deepening in Hell gained her the first win;  at the

Mothers of Martyrs, a poem by Dr Ali Bayaa

  Nina is delighted to welcome Dr. Ali Al Bayaa as a regular contributor. His first contribution is a poem he has written in English, Mother of Martyrs.  It is part of an effort to translate the Iraqi

Empowered women = An Empowered nation

Lawyer Raya Abu Gulal, co-founder of the Women Lawyers Group Middle East and committee member of the International Women Business Group (Abu Dhabi), shares a legal perspective of why integrating Women into the Iraqi Economy is vital

Political Passion, Corporate Power

Parwen Babaker is Kurdistan’s ex Minister of Industry and a business woman, wife and mother. This elegant, quietly spoken woman is tough and determined and has leveraged an impressive political and corporate career.  Parwen champions building human capacity through

My Cakey Story: Award-Winning Cakes =  Business Success

My name is Maha Muhammed. I am a Muslim self-taught cake designer of Iraqi descent based in Manchester, England. I am also a wife and a Mom to two beautiful kids whom I consider the treasure of

Team Nina signs MOU with the Iraq Business Council in Amman

  This week Nina’s Board Chair Khalid Mahdi (PSDC) and board member Charlotte Kalin (Chamber Trade Sweden) joined Editor in Chief Madeleine White and Vice Editor in Chief Sana Bekki in Amman for the signing of an

Our End Game – An Iraq that belongs to All of Us

Maysoon al-Damluji MP speaks to Madeleine White and Sana Bekki about the private sector, Women’s’ economic empowerment and the importance of cultural heritage. I had first come across Maysoon al-Damluji through the magazine Noon, written for Iraqi

My Square Mind

by Uns Baban, architect and CEO of interior design company Uns Design   My SQUARE MIND Dear Friends I got this puzzle by email some time ago and I would like to share it with you because it has