- Iraq to boost military cooperation with Czech Republic
PRAGUE (AP) - The Czech and Iraqi defense ministers have vowed to further boost the military cooperation between their states.The Czechs previously sold ...
Daily Mail. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:12:37 +0100.
- ISIS Spokesman Calls for Attacks on Arab Nations
(NYTIMES) - In his first statement in 10 months, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) spokesman Sunday (April 22) called for violence against neighbouring Arab nations, suggesting that the group's focus was turning closer to home.
Straits Times. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:15:51 +0800.
- Federal Judge Blocks U.S. From Transferring Citizen Held In Iraq To Another Country
U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan issued the preliminary injunction Thursday evening, minutes before an 8 p.m. deadline to stop the transfer of the man.
Ryan Lucas. NPR. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:50:19 -0400.
- Iran's defense minister visits Iraq to promote security ties
Iran's defense minister has visited a joint intelligence center in the Iraqi capital operated by Iran, Iraq, Syria and Russia.
Fox News. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:41:20 GMT.
- Mother's anger over MP's Iraq Facebook posts
The mother of a soldier who died in Iraq criticises an MP who posed for pictures on Saddam's throne.
BBC News. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:31:58 GMT.
- More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links
Iraqi courts have sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State group, judicial sources said Wednesday. ...
Yahoo. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:53:01 -0400.
- A 10-Minute Trial, a Death Sentence: Iraqi Justice for ISIS Suspects
Iraq is ramping up prosecutions of thousands of people accused of supporting the Islamic State, handing death sentences to workers, wives and fighters.
Margaret Coker and Falih Hassan. New York Times. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:11:47 GMT.
- Iraq's oil development contracts may draw 14 bidders
BAGHDAD, April 14 (Reuters) - Fourteen companies have expressed interest in oil and natural gas exploration and development contracts to be auctioned by Iraq on April 25, the oil ministry in Baghdad said on Saturday.
Reuters. Sat, 14 Apr 2018 07:21:44 -0400.
- Iraqi Yazidi Family Finds Refuge in Armenia
A Yazidi family fleeing extremist violence in Iraq has walked hundreds of kilometers to Armenia, where the family of six has finally found safety and hope at the end of their long journey. Shake Avoyan from VOA's Armenian Service has more.
Voice of America. Sat, 14 Apr 2018 03:32:00 -0400.
- WATCH: 15 years ago, Iraqis rejoiced by toppling Saddam statue
Today marks 15 years since Iraqis celebrated the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime by toppling a statue of the longtime ruler in downtown Baghdad.
ABC News. Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:08:49 -0400.
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.
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