Iraqi religious leaders officially initiated the restoration of Mosul's al-Nuri mosque yesterday. The mosque was destroyed as Iraqi forces reclaimed control of the city from the Islamic State in 2017.
Francesca Paris. NPR. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:28:32 -0500.
An Iraqi Sunni Muslim leader laid the cornerstone Sunday in the first step to rebuild the iconic 11th-century al-Nuri mosque in Mosul. Three years of fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi forces left the structure in ruins. ...
Voice of America. Sun, 16 Dec 2018 19:20:07 -0500.
The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a general who fought in Syria and Iraq has allegedly accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun.
Fox News. Sun, 16 Dec 2018 20:29:40 GMT.
Iraqis on Sunday laid the cornerstone in rebuilding Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque and leaning minaret, national emblems destroyed last year in the ferocious battle against the Islamic State group. ...
Yahoo. Sun, 16 Dec 2018 09:09:04 -0500.
Turkey will keep striking Kurdish PKK fighters in northern Iraq, the foreign ministry said on Saturday, a day after Baghdad formally complained that repeated Turkish air strikes violated its sovereignty and endangered civilians.
Reuters. Sat, 15 Dec 2018 04:05:11 -0500.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Even as the last pockets of resistance in eastern Syria hold their ground, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group is shapeshifting into a new, but no less dangerous, underground form, experts warn.
Straits Times. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:55:57 +0800.
Father-of-three Aidan Knight (pictured), who served in Iraq with the elite 2 Para, hanged himself after trying to get help from mental health professionals for months, lawyers said.
Daily Mail. Sun, 09 Dec 2018 10:26:33 +0000.
President Donald Trump during a meeting with the Iraqi prime minister earlier this year brought up the idea of Iraq repaying the United States for the steep costs of war with its oil, Axios reported on Sunday.
Newsmax. Sun, 25 Nov 2018 22:22:35 EDT.
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck western Iran near the border with Iraq in the same area where a quake a year earlier killed more than 600 people
Radio Liberty. Sun, 25 Nov 2018 21:16:03 +0000.
Facts About Iraq
The Republic of Iraq, located in southwest Asia, is governed by a
federal government comprised of executive, legislative, and judicial
branches plus various independent commissions.
Its capital city is Baghdad, and its currency is the Iraqi Dinar.
The primary languages used in Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish, and in 2007,
Iraq's estimated population was 27,500,000. Approximately 77% of
Iraqis are Arab, 18% are Kurdish, and 5% are other ethnicities.
Click on the small Iraq map shown at right to display a full-size
map of Iraq.