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.
Germany's government will allocate 40 million euros this year to support migrants who choose to return to their country of origin. Germany's migration office has said some 430,000 asylum requests still remain unanswered.
Officials in Tunisia estimate that 3,000 Tunisians have joined jihadist groups in Syria, Iraq and neighboring Libya. The United Nations puts the figure at 5,000. In the capital Tunis, people turned out to demonstrate amid fears that the fighters have returned home, bringing violence with them.