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.
Water can mean life or death for people across the world. In France, migrants are risking their lives crossing the English Channel by boat to reach the UK. In India, a transgender group was allowed to bathe in the holy waters of the Ganges River for the first time. And in Iraq, a taxi driver offers more than just a ride to people.
Ali, a taxi driver in Basra in southeastern Iraq, offers more than just a ride to people. He also invites his passengers to read one of the many books he stores in his cab. If they read a book for more than 10 minutes, they are free to take it home. Ali's unique service has garnered quite a bit of publicity in Iraq. Authors and publishers have now even begun supplying him with books for free.
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When US troops invaded Iraq in 2003, they took control of a heavily fortified area of Baghdad once home to regime headquarters, and made it off-limits to the majority of the public. For many it has long been a painful reminder of the invasion, but now parts of it have been reopened. DW's Pesha Magid went to explore.