Republic of Iraq

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Noun1.Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western AsiaRepublic of Iraq - 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"
Republik Irak
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Bandar Mohammed Hajjar met separately here today Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Kingdom Rushdi Mahmoud Al-Ani, and Ambassador of the Republic of Greece Polychronis Polychroniou.
In regard to the entry of a Turkish military force in Iraqi territory depth, Masum and al-Abadi renewed their invitations to "neighbor Turkey of the need to expedite the withdrawal of its military force, especially since the move constitutes a violation of the norms of international law and a violation of national sovereignty of the Republic of Iraq, and a departure from what Iraq wants of relations of coexistence and good neighborliness and non-interference in respect of any country from neighboring countries.
1994 -- The Revolution Command Council in Iraq issues a statement in which the Republic of Iraq recognizes the sovereignty of Kuwait and its political independence.
Manama, June 25 (BNA): The Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq Dr.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa has stressed the need for the Government of the Republic of Iraq to take all the necessary measures to prevent any form of interference in the domestic affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Baghdad, February 22 (ONA) President Fuad Masum of the Republic of Iraq received in Baghdad today Khamis bin Mohammed al-Farsi, Sultanate's Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan who presented his credentials as the Sultanate nom-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq.
Baghdad -- Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari called on Fuad Masoom, President of the Republic of Iraq here on Thursday.
as its first sole distributor in the Republic of Iraq.
A technical committee from the Foreign Ministry will leave for the Iraqi capital Baghdad this week to coordinate with the Iraqi foreign ministry on the necessary arrangements for selecting and making ready the appropriate buildings for both missions, in preparation for them to start work in the Republic of Iraq at the earliest opportunity," the news agency said.
Fouad Massoum of the Republic of Iraq in reply to His Majesty's congratulatory cable on the occasion of him being elected as a president of the Republic.
Rabat - HM King Mohammed VI sent a congratulatory message to Mohamed Fouad Massoum on the occasion of his election as president of the Republic of Iraq.
Ajay Kumar as the next Ambassadors of India to the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Iraq respectively.