Work

The Bridge Children

By Nour Hamed Two years ago, I started my current job. To get there I have to cross the same bridge every day. That bridge is always crowded. Sometimes, it can take me up two hours to

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

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

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

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

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

Cartoons against ISIS

An Iraqi blogger got in touch with Nina Magazine in order to raise awareness for his work with Iraqi youth cartoonists through Daafish. They are particularly keen to get more young women involved in both submitting images and

Job Hunting is SO hard!

by Nada Ahmed Losing a job can be very frustrating as it usually takes people by surprise. I am in my early forties, a project manager by trade and despite my education and training and like many others

Nina-Iraq, the’ Next Billion’ and the Power of Inclusive Prosperity

By Madeleine White “Emerging markets will be a driving force in sustainable economic growth. If civil society is fully and inclusively engaged in the economy, the significant population growth rate will lead to greater consumption and therefore