The Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia, bordering Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Jordan. It's home to 36 million mainly Muslim people.
After the US-led invasion in 2003 - based on the later to be refuted claim that Iraq had not abandoned its program of weapons of mass destruction - US troops finally withdrew from the country in 2011. Sunnis and Shiites continue to fight each other, causing violence and unrest. This page is an automatic compilation of DW content.
Human Rights group Amnesty International has accused all sides of potentially violating international law in the battle for Mosul in a report published Tuesday. The group has called for a commission to investigate.
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A trial has begun in Hungary in which four men are charged with murdering seventy one refugees found dead in a truck in Austria nearly two years ago. The victims were men, women and children from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, being smuggled into Europe by people they had paid. As Kerry Skyring reports from Vienna neither the tragedy nor the trial has stopped the trafficking of migrants into Europe.