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The government's fiscal deficit is expected to reach double digits this year [AP] Iraq's leading Shia cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called for the prosecution of the most senior officials suspected of corruption and the …
Al JAZEERA · 14 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — Iraq’s ability to fight Islamic State extremists who control roughly a third of the country is hampered by a financial crisis that has left the Baghdad government operating …
Stars and Stripes · 7 hours ago
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(CNN)An Australian man of Kurdish origin is begging his government for a passport or temporary travel document to help him flee a refugee camp in Iraq besieged by fighters from the Islamic State. "Right now my life is …
CNN · ByIvan Watson · 18 hours ago
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric said on Friday the government must start hunting the "big heads" as part of its anti-corruption drive, calling for "convincing and assuring steps" as proof of the government's seriousness in implementing its highly ...
US News and World Report · 1 day ago
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FORT DRUM — The commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team stressed patience in his soldiers’ efforts, as they embarked on a mission advising Iraq military forces. “We’re going to have good days and bad …
Watertown Daily Times · ByGordon Block · 27 minutes ago
Fort Drum
BAGHDAD: Iraq's top Shia cleric says the government must start hunting the "big heads'' in an anti-corruption drive as the only way to achieve genuine reforms. In a message delivered by a representative in a Friday …
Times of India · 11 hours ago
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BAGHDAD: Iraq’s top Shia Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, on Friday called for the prosecution of the most senior officials suspected of corruption and the retrieval of stolen funds. Sistani, whose word few …
The Express Tribune · 12 hours ago
corrupt officials
At least 84 were killed and 49 were wounded: On Friday, the Iraqi Army raided a Kata’ib Hezbollah base in Baghdad, believing the militia group had abducted 17 Turkish workers two days ago. One soldier was killed and two militiamen were wounded in the ...
Antiwar · ByMargaret Griffis · 27 minutes ago
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After ISIS captured Ramadi in mid-May, officials were desperate to downplay the importance. When calling a provincial capital of 500,000 people unimportant didn’t work, they insisted there was a plan in place to …
AntiWar · ByJason Ditz · 1 hour ago
Retake Ramadi
The interests of the West in war-torn countries such as Iraq and Libya are focused on their natural resources, oil in particular, while the current refugee crisis remains badly dealt with, said Turkish President Recep …
RT · 6 hours ago
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Iraq

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. The country borders Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the south…
Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. The country borders Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west. The southern part of Iraq is within the Arabian Peninsula. The capital, Baghdad, is in the center of the country and its largest city. The largest ethnic groups in Iraq are Arabs and Kurds. Other ethnic groups include Assyrians, Turkmen, Shabakis, Yazidis, Armenians, Mandeans, Circassians and Kawliya. Around 95% of the country's 36 million citizens are Shia or Sunni Muslims, with Christianity, Yarsan, Yezidism and Mandeanism also present.
  • Founded: Oct 01, 1919
  • Population: 33.42 million (2013)
  • GDP: $229.33 billion USD (2013)
  • Area: 169,235 sq miles (438,317 km²)
  • Calling code: 964
  • Capital: Baghdad
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