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Iraq: Country in Western Asia
Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, the Persian Gulf and Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. The capital and largest city is Baghdad. Iraq is home to diverse ethnic groups including Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Assyrians, Armenians, Yazidis, Mandaeans, Persians and Shabakis with similarly diverse geography and wildlife. The majority of the country's 40 million citizens are Muslims, and other recognized religions include Christianity, Yazidism, Mandaeism, Yarsanism and Zoroastrianism The official languages of Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish, with other recognized regional languages being Neo-Aramaic, Turkish and Armenian.

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Assange Lodges Appeal Against Extradition As Supporters Protest in London [Video]

Assange Lodges Appeal Against Extradition As Supporters Protest in London

Assange Lodges Appeal , Against Extradition , As Supporters Protest in London. 'The Independent' reports that Julian Assange has appealed the decision to allow him to be extradited to the United..

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The old western part of Iraq's northern city of Mosul [Video]

The old western part of Iraq's northern city of Mosul

Buildings, houses and the destroyed 12th century Great Mosque of al-Nuri in the old west side of Iraq's northern city of Mosul are filmed by a drone.

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For Iraqi amputees football team, healing is the goal [Video]

For Iraqi amputees football team, healing is the goal

Members of an all-amputee football team, made up entirely of players who lost arms or legs in Iraq.

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Iraq political crisis: Sadr decides to withdraw from political process [Video]

Iraq political crisis: Sadr decides to withdraw from political process

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ISIS Plot to Assassinate George W. Bush in Dallas Is Uncovered [Video]

ISIS Plot to Assassinate George W. Bush in Dallas Is Uncovered

ISIS Plot to Assassinate , George W. Bush in Dallas Is Uncovered. 'Forbes' reports that the plot is detailed in an FBI search warrant from March that was recently unsealed. It describes how an Iraqi..

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Massive sandstorm hits Baghdad and other Iraq cities [Video]

Massive sandstorm hits Baghdad and other Iraq cities

Vehicles drive down roads in Iraq's capital Baghdad as thick dust blankets the city. According to authorities, Iraq closed airports and public buildings as another sandstorm -- the ninth since..

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Gaffe as George W Bush slams Russia's 'wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq' [Video]

Gaffe as George W Bush slams Russia's 'wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq'

Freudian slip?

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A thick layer of orange dust covers Baghdad [Video]

A thick layer of orange dust covers Baghdad

A thick layer of orange dust covers the capital Baghdad, making this the eighth sandstorm since mid-April for Iraq.

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On This Day 2007: Princes On Parade Before Harry's Iraq Deployment [Video]

On This Day 2007: Princes On Parade Before Harry's Iraq Deployment

The two brothers marched together with hundreds of former and serving soldiers in Hyde Park in London for the annual Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association parade. The event was held just ahead..

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In Iraq, people suffer from recurrent dust storms [Video]

In Iraq, people suffer from recurrent dust storms

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Thousands of Muslims in India, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq gathered on Tuesday to pray for Eid al-Fitr. [Video]

Thousands of Muslims in India, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq gathered on Tuesday to pray for Eid al-Fitr.

They joined Muslims across the Middle East and beyond observing Eid, which is one of the most celebrated holidays in the Muslim world and traditionally a time for family and festivities.

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George W. Bush Flubs, Equates Putin's Invasion of Ukraine to His Invasion of Iraq

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George W Bush accidentally condemns 'unjustified and brutal' Iraq invasion

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George W Bush has accidentally condemned the "unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq", an operation he ordered himself in 2003.
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British geologist facing death penalty for collecting broken pottery 'did not know it broke law'

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Nearly 100,000 back campaign to free British geologist facing death penalty in Iraq

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Tens of thousands of people have backed a campaign seeking the release of a retired British geologist facing the death penalty in Iraq after being accused of smuggling.
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'He's back to me in a coffin': Devastated families hold funerals for some who died in Channel crossing tragedy

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Bodies of 16 migrants who drowned during Channel crossing repatriated to Iraq

The bodies of 16 Kurdish migrants who drowned while crossing the English Channel in November have been repatriated to Iraq, according to local reports.
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Woman, 21, trying to join fiance in UK is first identified victim of Channel tragedy

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Channel deaths: Iraqi family fear relative could be among 27 dead

An Iraqi family fear one of their relatives could be among the twenty seven people who died crossing the English Channel.
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Migrants treated 'like animals' as border officials accused of taking bribes

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BA not told Iraq had invaded Kuwait as jet headed to gulf state in 1990, Foreign Office admits

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More than 400 migrants board deportation flight to Iraq as Belarus border tensions rise

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More than 400 migrants, who have camped for weeks at Belarus' borders with the EU, have boarded a deportation flight bound for Iraq.
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India condemns assassination attempt on Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi

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Police officer: I was 'more afraid' during January riots than during my Iraq deployment

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At least 35 people killed after suicide bomber strikes busy Baghdad market

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At least 35 people are dead after a suicide bomber struck a crowded market in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.
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'Dambusters' squadron to join fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

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The RAF used bombs and missiles to clear an IS stronghold in Iraq as part of a 10-day operation, the Ministry of Defence has said.
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Amid the rubble and pain in Iraq, the Pope came with a message of peace

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'Iraq will always remain with me, in my heart': Pope's message to packed Erbil stadium

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