Irak


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Noun1.Irak - a republic in the Middle East in western AsiaIrak - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Assyrian - the language of modern Iraq
Ansar al Islam, Ansar al-Islam, Supporters of Islam - a radical Islamic group of terrorists in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan who oppose an independent secular nation as advocated by the United States; some members fought with the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan; said to receive financial support from Saddam Hussein
Abu Nidal Organization, ANO, Arab Revolutionary Brigades, Black September, Fatah Revolutionary Council, Fatah-RC, Revolutionary Organization of Socialist Muslims - a Palestinian international terrorist organization that split from the PLO in 1974; has conducted terrorist attacks in 20 countries; "in the 1980s the Fatah-RC was considered the most dangerous and murderous Palestinian terror group"
Arab League - an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
OPEC, Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries - an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
IIS, Iraqi Intelligence Service, Iraqi Mukhabarat - the most notorious and possibly the most important arm of Iraq's security system; "the Iraqi Mukhabarat has been involved in numerous terrorist activities"
Republican Guard - formerly Iraq's elite military unit whose primary role was to protect the government in Baghdad
Akhbari - a religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that is opposed to the Usuli; "Akhbari Shiism has never promoted political control"
Middle East, Mideast, Near East - the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century; "the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"
Gulf States - the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
Bagdad, Baghdad, capital of Iraq - capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River; "Baghdad is one of the great cities of the Muslim world"
Basia, Basra - the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq
Karbala, Kerbala, Kerbela - a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680
Kirkuk - a city in northeastern Iraq; the center of a rich oilfield with pipelines to the Mediterranean
Mosul - a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of Nineveh
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
Babylonia, Chaldaea, Chaldea - an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king)
Chaldaea, Chaldea - an ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert; settled in 1000 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 539 BC; reached the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II
Sumer - an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC
Assyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
Assur, Asur, Ashur - an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria; just to the south of the modern city of Mosul in Iraq
Nineveh - an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq
Kurdistan - an extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
Iraqi Kurdistan - the part of Kurdistan that is in northwestern Iraq
Syrian Desert - a desert of northern Arabia occupying western Iraq, southern Syria, eastern Jordan, and northern Saudi Arabia
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Euphrates, Euphrates River - a river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia
Tigris, Tigris River - an Asian river; a tributary of the Euphrates River
Iraki, Iraqi - a native or inhabitant of Iraq; "the majority of Iraqi are Arab Shiite Muslims although Sunni Muslims control the government"
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La guerra contra Irak, desarrollada fundamentalmente por los Estados Unidos entre el 2003 y el 2011, y la recomposicion de un nuevo poder central iraqui con predominio chuta mas propenso al desarrollo de relaciones con Iran, detuvieron cualquier iniciativa importante de la parte saudita.
000 soldats americains encore stationnes en Irak d'ici la fin de l'annee, apres presque neuf ans de conflit.
Igual que su articulo de opinion publicado el pasado lunes en "The New York Times", su llamamiento a la retirada de las tropas de combate estadounidenses de Irak iba unido a la propuesta de desplazar hasta 10 mil soldados mas a Afganistan para intensificar esa guerra.
Tanto el PEJAK como el PKK cuentan con el apoyo del gobierno regional autonomo del Kurdistan, que reconoce en Estados Unidos su principal aliado politico y militar en el Irak post-Saddam Hussein (1).
A partir de ese momento, cobro mayor importancia el informe que preparaba Alastair Campbell, director de Comunicaciones y vocero oficial del gobierno de Blair, el cual deberia mostrar "evidencias" de que Irak poseia armas de destruccion masiva.
Con esos logros en la mano, el gobierno y los empresarios brasilenos quieren sumarse a paises como Estados Unidos, Italia, Espana, Canada y China, que ya encabezan el movimiento de reconstruccion de Irak, una nacion que puede volver a liderar en algunos anos la lista de los mayores petroleros.
Irak trataba desde 1971 de desarrollar un programa nuclear, y decidio hacerlo con el pais que ya habia ayudado a otros a construir la bomba atomica: Francia.
Eliminaremos la amenaza que presentan las armas de destruccion masiva de Irak, entregaremos ayuda humanitaria y protegeremos la libertad del pueblo iraqui.
As a pivotal enzyme in the IL-1 signaling pathway, IRAK represents an especially promising new target for drugs that intervene specifically in the IL-1-mediated inflammatory process, without affecting related signaling pathways that govern vital immune functions.
Ces dernieres frappes ont eu lieu dimanche et ont atteint une [beaucoup moins que]position de combat[beaucoup plus grand que] du groupe terroriste [beaucoup moins que]Etat islamique[beaucoup plus grand que] (EI/Daech) pres de la ville de Falloujah, en Irak, a indique le ministere de la Defense.
Jihadistas de todo el mundo llegan a Siria e Irak a traves de ese pais.
Deuda de Bush con otros paises para financiar la guerra de Irak 2008 660 mil millones de dolares 2017 1.