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  • Cash-strapped US Army veteran fronts court over Florida airport shooting
    The Iraq War veteran charged over the fatal shooting of five people at a Florida airport will be defended at taxpayer expense after telling the judge he had no job and less than $10 in the bank.
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:18:42 +1100.
  • Mansory Offers Wide-Body Kit for Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    It’s hard to believe that the Mercedes-Benz G-class has been around for nearly 38 years. The boxy, tall, and top-heavy G-Wagen cuts an iconic stance from Beverly Hills to Baghdad. ...
    Etahaney.  Motor Trend.  Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:00:16 +0000.
  • Could Saudi Arabia Walk Away From Oil Talks Next Week?
    What would it take for Saudi Arabia to walk way from oil output talks next week? Some factors include lack of non-OPEC participation as well as Iraq and Iran not shouldering their share of the responsibility. ...
    By Tim Daiss, Contributor.  Forbes.  Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:50:00 -0500.
Iraq map, showing Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, and other Iraqi cities

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 2007, Iraq's estimated population was 27,500,000.  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.

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