Under the Iraqi city of Sinjar, ISIS militants constructed an elaborate network of tunnels to shelter themselves from airstrikes and artillery attacks. The tunnels allowed ISIS to move throughout the city unseen, hiding …
The Inquisitr · 52 minutes ago
LONDON, Nov 25 Iraq's southern oil exports have risen more than 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) so far in November, according to loading data and an industry source, bringing shipments from OPEC's second-largest producer back towards a monthly record.
Reuters · ByAlex Lawler · 9 hours ago
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Security forces have been making progress in retaking Ramadi. Since September the city has been surrounded and troops have cleared ISIL forces out of more than half the city. There are about 5,000 ISIL gunmen in Anbar and that number appears to be …
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WASHINGTON -- One Middle East catastrophe apparently wasn't enough for some supporters of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. So they've continued to try to shape policy relating to the region, offering punditry in the …
The Huffington Post · 11/23/2015
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The first time I came to America, I was a student, filled with excitement about living in a place I knew through my favorite television shows. The second time, I was a refugee, fleeing my home country of Iraq after the rise of ISIS. These two experiences ...
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IONIA - Iraq war veteran Brandon Newcombe spent much of the last year of his life remodeling an old house in Ionia for himself and his family. Before he finished, he lost his battle with the demons unleashed by …
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To John R. Bolton (“To Defeat ISIS, Create a Sunni State,” Op-Ed, Nov. 24), I can only respond: Ah, the irony! Years ago, Joe Biden, along with Leslie H. Gelb, proposed that the only plausible solution to the Iraq that we fractured was the creation of ...
New York Times · 18 hours ago
Former British Foreign Secretary William Hague Tuesday admitted UK’s intervention in Iraq was a mistake but said that the ascension of IS demands military presence in Syria to eliminate the group to guarantee …
Middle East Confidential · 7 hours ago
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BAGHDAD: An argument between an Iraqi lawmaker and a political bloc spokesperson escalated from angry words to gunfire at a television station in Baghdad, the men involved said on Wednesday. The fracas between …
The Express Tribune · 8 hours ago
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The closure was expected to affect domestic routes to Erbil and Sulaimaniya as well as international flights from Turkey, Jordan, the Gulf and Austria. Iraq's civil aviation authority said in a statement that flight …
Reuters · 11/23/2015


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 centre 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: 34.81 million (2014)
  • GDP: $220.51 billion USD (2014)
  • Area: 169,235 sq miles (438,317 km²)
  • Calling code: 964
  • Capital: Baghdad
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