Wassim Bassem


A model shows off her outfit at a show organized by the Iraqi House of Fashion. Posted April 10, 2013. (photo by Facebook/Iraqi-house-of-fashion)

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Iraq’s legendary fashion house revived

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

Despite pressure from conservatives and a lack of funds, the Iraqi House of Fashion revives its glory days with a museum catwalk.

Iraq's Turkmen areas become battlefield in Kurdish referendum debate

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

Turkmen areas in Iraq have become a battleground between Arabs and Kurds to exert influence over them, while the Turkmens are concerned about the inclusion of these areas in the Kurdistan referendum on independence.

Iraq steps up efforts to restore lost heritage at ancient Nimrud

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

After the defeat of the Islamic State in Mosul, a campaign to reconstruct the ancient city of Nimrud with the cooperation of UNESCO has begun.

Iraq’s thermal spa poised for facelift

Friday, Jul. 7, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

Tourists are returning to Mosul's Hammam al-Alil spa, which used to attract thousands of people to its healing waters before the Islamic State took control of the city.

As Mosul battle nears end, Iraqi Christians wary of return

Friday, Jun. 30, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

Despite the liberation of the Ninevah Plains, very few Iraqi Christians have returned to their historical homeland, while the majority of them refuse to return due to security concerns.

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Wassim Bassem is an Iraqi journalist who tracks social phenomena in investigations and reports for various media outlets, including Al-Esbuyia, Bab Nour and Elaph.

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