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BAGHDAD—An oil-sales deal between Iraq and the semiautonomous Kurdistan Regional Government is close to collapse about six months after it was signed, undermining the country’s unity as it struggles to fight …
Wall Street Journal · 58 minutes ago
Oil Deal
Americans aren’t the only ones marking an anniversary this week. A year ago, as the U.S. headed into the 2014 Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Islamic State group made a bold claim: The territory it had seized in …
US News and World Report · 1 hour ago
Islamic State group
Kurdish fighters and leaders are intent on carving an independent state out of Northern Iraq after they wrest back vital territory from the Islamic State "whether the U.S. likes it or not," according to American and …
FOX News · ByAdam Housley · 1 day ago
Kurds intent
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After more than seven months of deliberation, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb made it official Thursday, saying he will join the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. In a formal announcement posted to his …
Mic · 1 hour ago
Jim Webb
The new Iraq In this second part of Victor Argo's trilogy on Iraq, one man suggests that the only way forward is a secular national identity – perhaps even atheism. “Maybe the only solution for Iraq and the Iraqis is to …
yourmiddleeast.com · 11 hours ago
Iraq
When I told my friends and colleagues about my plans to visit Iraq, I received much criticism and concerns. Understanding that Iraq, like Pakistan, is under a constant threat of terrorism, the response was much …
The Express Tribune · 8 hours ago
Iraq
Papers from 1983 show diplomats knew of poison before it was used against Iran but did not act because British firm was involved in trade The government delayed taking action to prevent Iraq obtaining chemical …
theguardian.com · 19 hours ago
chemical weapons
The man who authorities said committed suicide after he shot a woman at a York County bar last night likely suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder following military tours in Iraq, according to his father. Lenard …
Central Pennsylvania · 1 hour ago
Guise
Iraq christians train to recapture homes from IS With wooden crosses around their necks and others tattooed on their arms, several dozen Iraqi Christians are training to recapture their homes overrun by the Islamic …
USA Today · 1 day ago
Iraqi Christians
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and accomplished novelist who became a fierce critic of the Iraq war in the Senate, announced Thursday that he's challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton and …
Yahoo News · ByKen Thomas · 23 hours ago
Jim Webb

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, 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: 168,754 sq miles (437,072 km²)
  • Calling code: 964
  • Capital: Baghdad
Data from: Wikipedia · Freebase
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