BAGHDAD (AP) - The economic fallout from the coronavirus coupled with a sudden drop in oil prices is threatening to catapult Iraq into an unprecedented crisis. ...
Qassim Abdul-zahra and Samya Kullab. Washington Times. Fri, 20 Mar 2020 02:08:53 -0400.
Veterans accused of wrongdoing overseas are set to get protection with the introduction of a new bill, but it will not apply to soldiers who served in Northern Ireland, nor Afghan and Iraq veterans.
Daily Mail. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 07:57:58 +0000.
Three U.S.-led coalition members and two Iraqi solders were injured Saturday, continuing a string of tit-for-tat attacks between the U.S. and Iran-backed militia largely playing out on Iraqi soil.
Huo Jingnan. NPR. Sat, 14 Mar 2020 13:01:31 -0400.
Jonathan Hoffman, chief Pentagon spokesman, said later three U.S. service members were wounded in the Camp Taji attack. Two of them were seriously wounded and are hospitalized.
Newsmax. Sat, 14 Mar 2020 11:58:09 EDT.
A barrage of rockets hit a base housing U.S. and other coalition troops north of Baghdad, Iraqi security officials said Saturday, just days after a similar attack killed three servicemen, including two Americans.
CBC News. Sat, 14 Mar 2020 05:32:33 EDT.
BAGHDAD (AP) - At the once bustling hub of the largest anti-government protest movement in Iraq's modern history, crowds have dwindled, and donation boxes have sprouted up. ...
Samya Kullab and Qassim Abdul-zahra. Washington Times. Sat, 14 Mar 2020 02:05:24 -0400.
Two Americans and British service member are dead, with 14 American, British and Polish nationals wounded in Wednesday's rocket attack on Camp Taji, a military base north of Baghdad.
Voice of America. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:05:54 -0400.
The US has carried out 25 strikes against al-Shabab to date in 2020, and 29 airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria from January 1 to March 1
Voice of America. Mon, 09 Mar 2020 20:04:43 -0400.
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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.