The bombing, the first in three years to target the Tayaran Square market in Baghdad, comes amid heightened political tensions over planned early elections and a severe economic crisis.
Daily Mail. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 13:47:15 GMT.
Such attacks, once common in the Iraqi capital, have become rarer in recent years as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have largely defeated the Islamic State.
Jane Arraf. New York Times. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 13:23:54 +0000.
The Iraqi military said two attackers wearing explosive vests blew themselves up among shoppers at a crowded market in Tayaran Square in central Baghdad.
Sydney Morning Herald. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:07:31 +1100.
DOHUK, Iraq (AP) - Piles of plush carpets line the floors of a northern Iraq shopping center hosting traders from neighboring Iran who hope the spangle of their ornate handicrafts might offer a lifeline out of poverty. ...
Rashid Yahya and Samya Kullab. Washington Times. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:19:20 -0500.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Fatima Ali was in her final year studying to become a medical analysis specialist when Iraq imposed a full lockdown in March. ...
Abdulrahman Zeyad. Washington Times. Tue, 12 Jan 2021 01:27:33 -0500.
Tensions are running high in the Middle East in the waning days of the Trump administration.Over the weekend, Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, claimed Israeli agents were planning to attack US forces in Iraq to ...
New Zealand Herald. Tue, 05 Jan 2021 10:02:53 +1200.
The U.S. Embassy confirmed the attack in a tweet Sunday, noting that there was some "minor damage" on the compound but that no injuries or casualties were reported.
Lucas Tomlinson. Fox News. Sun, 20 Dec 2020 22:38:07 GMT.
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 2020,
Iraq's estimated population was 40,222,493. 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.