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.
Five terror suspects arrested this week in France took their orders from "Islamic State" commander in the Iraq-Syria area, according to a Paris prosecutor. Francois Molins said the five intended to strike in Paris.
Right-wing vandals targeted German beekeeper Klaus Maresch after he provided accommodation to two gay refugees from Iraq. "We've had such times in Germany," Klaus Maresch told DW. "And they're times we don't want again."
More than 68,000 people have fled their homes since Iraqi forces launched an offensive against the "Islamic State" in Mosul in October, the UN says. The city had some 1 million residents before the operation started.