Articles in Iraq ( 392 )

392 Articles of interest in Iraq

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  • Jemdet Nasr

    Jemdet Nasr (Arabic: جمدة نصر) is a tell or settlement mound in Babil Governorate (Iraq) that is best known as the eponymous type site for the Jemdet Nasr period (3100–2900 BC). The site was first excavated in 1926 by Stephen Langdon, who found pro…

  • Iran–Iraq border

    The Iran-Iraq boundary runs for 1,458 kilometers, from the Shatt al-Arab (known as Arvand Rud in Iran) waterway to the tripoint boundary with modern Turkey at the Kuh e-Dalanper.

  • Haditha Dam

    The Haditha Dam (Arabic: سد حديثة‎) or Qadisiya Dam is an earth-fill dam on the Euphrates, north of Haditha (Iraq), creating Lake Qadisiyah (Arabic: Buhayrat al-Qadisiyyah‎). The dam is just over 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) long and 57 metres (187 ft) hig…

  • Ar Rutba

    Ar Rutbah (Arabic: الرطبة‎, also known as Rutba, Rutbah, or Ar Rutba) is an Iraqi town in western Al Anbar province. The population is approximately 22,000. It occupies a strategic location on the Amman-Baghdad road, and the Mosul–Haifa oil pipeline.

  • Al-Shaheed Monument

    Al-Shaheed Monument (Arabic: نصب الشهيد‎), also known as the Martyr's Memorial, is a monument in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, dedicated to the Iraqi soldiers who died in the Iran-Iraq war. The Monument was opened in 1983, and was designed by the Iraq…

  • Al-Mada'in

    Al-Mada'in ("The Cities") (Arabic: المدائن Al-Madā'in; Aramaic: Māhōzē) was an ancient metropolis which lay between the ancient royal centers of Ctesiphon and Seleucia. It was founded during Sasanian rule, and was a synonym for Ctesiphon by the Arab…

  • RAF Habbaniya

    Royal Air Force Station Habbaniya, more commonly known as RAF Habbaniya, (originally RAF Dhibban) was a Royal Air Force station at Habbaniyah, about 55 miles (89 km) west of Baghdad in modern-day Iraq, on the banks of the Euphrates near Lake Habbani…

  • Namir Noor-Eldeen

    Namir Noor-Eldeen (Arabic: نمير نورالدين‎) (September 1, 1984 – July 12, 2007) was an Iraqi freelance photojournalist. He was killed, along with his assistant Saeed Chmagh and a number of Iraqi citizens, by U.S.

  • Majnoon oil field

    Majnoon oil field is a super-giant oil field located 60 km (37 mi) from Basra, Basra Governorate in southern Iraq. Majnoon is one of the richest oil fields in the world with an estimated 38 billion barrels of oil in place.

  • Haifa Street

    Haifa Street (or Hayfa Street) (Arabic: شارع حيفا‎) is a two-mile-long street in Baghdad, Iraq. Along with Yafa Street (named after the port city of Jaffa), it runs southeast to the Assassin's Gate, an archway that served as the main entrance to the…

  • 2007 al-Askari Mosque bombing

    The 2007 al-Askari Mosque bombing (Arabic: تفجير مسجد العسكري‎) occurred on 13 June 2007 at around 9 am local time at one of the holiest sites in Shia Islam, the al-Askari Mosque, and has been attributed by Iran to the Iraqi Baath Party. While there…

  • Samawah

    Samawah or As Samawah (Arabic language:السماوة ) is a city in Iraq, 280 kilometres (174 mi) southeast of Baghdad.

  • Kutha

    Kutha, Cuthah, or Cutha (Sumerian: Gudua, modern Tell Ibrahim) is an archaeological site in Babil Governorate, Iraq.

  • Bubiyan Island

    Bubiyan Island (Arabic: جزيرة بوبيان‎) is the largest island in the Kuwaiti coastal island chain situated in the north-western corner of the Arabian Gulf, with an area of 863 square kilometres (333 sq mi).

  • Saeed Chmagh

    Saeed Chmagh (Arabic: سعيد شماغ‎) (January 1, 1967 – July 12, 2007) was an Iraqi employed by Reuters news agency as a driver and camera assistant.

  • Al Abbas Mosque

    The Al-‘Abbās Mosque or Masjid al-‘Abbās (Arabic: مسجد الامام العباس‎) is the mausoleum of ‘Abbās ibn ‘Alī, located across from the Imām Husayn Mosque in Karbalā, Iraq. ‘Abbās was the brother of Hasan and Husayn, and was the flag-bearer for Husayn i…

  • Lake Habbaniyah

    Lake Habbaniyah (Arabic: بحيرة الحبانيةBuhayrat al-Habbaniyah) is a shallow natural lake in al-Anbar, Iraq, west of Baghdad. It has a surface area 140 km². Traditionally the lake has been used to hold flood water from the River Euphrates, and in 1…

  • Diyala River

    The Diyala River (Kurdish: Sirwan, سيروان, Arabic: نهر ديالى‎, Persian: سیروان دیاله), is a river and tributary of the Tigris that originates in Iran as the Sirwan (or Sirvan) River then runs mainly through Eastern Iraq.

  • Battle of Wadi Al-Batin

    The Battle of Wadi Al-Batin or Battle of Ruqi Pocket took place before the beginning of the Desert Storm operations on 16 February 1991. This is not to be confused with the "Battle of Wadi Al-Batin" which was fought later in the four-day ground war …

  • Aqrah

    Aqrah (Kurdish Akrê, ئاکرێ; Syriac: ܥܩܪܐ ʻaqra) (from the Syriac word meaning "barren," referring to the land) is an historically Assyrian city and district in Iraq which is located in the Dohuk Governorate since 1991. The total area of the district…

  • Administrative districts in Baghdad

    There are nine administrative districts in the city of Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, that correspond to the nine district advisory councils. The Baghdad Security Plan used these nine districts as the nine security districts. These were formed in 200…

  • Esagila

    The Ésagila, a Sumerian name signifying "É (temple) whose top is lofty", (literally: "house of the raised head") was a temple dedicated to Marduk, the protector god of Babylon. It lay south of the ziggurat Etemenanki.

  • Dujail

    Dujail (33°51′N44°14′E), Arabic: الدجيل; alternate spelling: Ad Dujayl) is a small Shi'a town in the Saladin Province. It is situated about 65 kilometers (40 mi) north of Iraq's capital, Baghdad, and has approximately 10,000 inhabitants.

  • Al Diwaniyah

    Al Diwaniyah (Arabic: الديوانية‎; BGN: Ad Dīwānīyah; also spelled Diwaniya) is the capital city of Iraq's Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate. In 2002, its population was estimated at 440,927. The area around Al Diwaniyah, which is well irrigated from the nea…

  • The Monument to the Unknown Soldier

    The Monument to the Unknown Soldier (Arabic,نصب الجندي المجهول) is said to be inspired by the glorification of a martyr from the Iran–Iraq War, built in 1980 in central Baghdad when the war began. In 1986 the national square of Iraq, Great Celebrati…

  • Rusafa

    Al Rusafa (Arabic: الرصافة) or Rasafa is the half of Baghdad, Iraq, on the eastern side of the river Tigris.

  • Lake Milh

    Lake Milh (Arabic: بحيرة ملح‎, literally Sea of Salt, pronounced Bahr al-Milh) is located a few miles west of Karbala, Iraq (32°45′N43°38′E). It is alternately called Lake Razazah (Arabic: بحيرة الرزازة‎). Lake Milh is a depression into which exces…

  • Amirli

    Amirli (also spelt Amerli) is a town in the Tooz District of Salah ad Din Governorate, near the border with Diyala Governorate, in northern Iraq, about 100 km from the Iranian border. It has a population of 26,000, mainly from Iraq's Kurdish ethnic …

  • Lake Hammar

    Lake Hammar (Arabic: هور الحمّار‎, Hawr al-Ḥammār) is a saline lake in southeastern part of Iraq within the Hammar Marshes. It has an area of 600-1,350 km². Water level in the lake fluctuates, with maximum depths varying from 1.8 metres (winter) to …

  • Balawat

    Balawat (Classical Syriac: ܒܝܬ ܠܒܬ, beṯ labat) is an archaeological site and modern village in Nineveh Province (Iraq).

  • General Security Directorate (Iraq)

    The General Security Directorate (GSD) (مديرية الامن العامة, Mudiriyat al-Amn al-Amma) was the intelligence agency of Iraq. It was announced by interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi at a press conference in July 2004 in a climate of widespread violence…

  • Battle of Amarah

    The Battle of Amarah took place from October 19 to October 20, 2006 between the Mahdi Army and police, who were largely members of the Badr Organization.

  • Al-Faw

    Al-Faw (Arabic: الفاو‎; sometimes transliterated as Fao) is a small port on the Al Faw Peninsula in Iraq near the Shatt al-Arab and the Persian Gulf.