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News reports and articles

Latest news from Iraq

Blog posts about Iraq by Brian Whitaker

Other articles about Iraq by Brian Whitaker

Online news sources for Iraq

Basic information

History, politics, geography, economy and more

Iraq: a country study
Detailed information from the US Library of Congress

CIA World Factbook - Iraq

BBC Country profile - Iraq

Iraq timeline
Chronology of key events in Iraq since 1920 (from the BBC)

Maps of Iraq 

Local time

Local weather

Currency converter 
Iraqi dinar (IQD)

National flag of Iraq

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

Languages of Iraq 
Ethnologue Database

Historical and political texts relating to Iraq


Constitutional background 

Text of constitution 

Commentary on Iraq's constitution 
US Commission on International Religious Freedom, 2006

Draft constitution (2005). Alternative source

Interim constitution 
Signed 8 March, 2004. Full text in English

Text of previous constitution (1990)

Constitutional information 
Law Library of Congress

List of government ministers (CIA)

Rulers of Iraq

Governing Council
The temporary body established 13 July, 2003.

First post-Saddam cabinet 
Ministers appointed on 1 September, 2003

Political groups in Iraq
Parties and personalities who opposed Saddam Hussein

International Crisis Group 
Recent reports on Iraq

Human rights reports

The Struggle for Iraq's Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy
Zaid Al-Ali, 2014

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World Bank: Iraq 
Comprehensive ecpnomic data

Iraq and the IMF

Oil, gas, and electricity
US Energy Information Administration


In the Iraq section

Related pages


Books from Amazon

A History of Iraq
Charles Tripp, 2007
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Ancient Iraq (Penguin History)
Georges Roux, 1992
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The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq
Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor, 2013
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The war we could not stop
Randeep Ramesh (ed), 2003
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