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IRAQ

 

 

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News
Politics & History
Domestic politics
Petroleum and the economy
Ethnic rivalries
General history
Military
Language
Culture
Religion
Food
Music
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General Background

Current local time is (GMT+3)
Department of State, Background Note
CIA World Fact Book
As always, fully updated but only statistical info.
Wikipedia
Library of Congress, Country Study
For some absurd reason the last update was MAY88, so it's only useful for the historical info.
 
 

Current News

 
 
 

Politics & History

It would be a good idea for the newcomer to Iraqi affairs to first review the sources found under General Background in order to gain a familiarty with the country's concerns and ultimately a better understanding of them.

 

Domestic Politcs

 

 
 

Petroleum and the economy

 

 
 

Ethnic rivalries

 

 
 

General history

 

 
 

Military

 
 
 

Language

 

 
 

Culture

 
 
 

Religion

• Statistics from the CIA World Fact Book: Muslim 97% (Shi'a 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%

 

Islam General

Shia Islam

Sunni Islam

Christianity

Judaism

 
 

Food

 

 
 

Music

 

 
 

Travel

 
 
 
 
   

Currency

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Pictures of Iraqi banknotes, past and present

 
 

 

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