Iraq Society
Asia

Iraq Society

Culture The cultural tradition of Iraq is fundamentally Arab, although long before the arrival of Islam the area known as Mesopotamia was the center of the Babylonian and Assyrian civilizations. Important artistic exhibits such as the Kadhmain Mosque, the Palace of the Abbasids and the Sanctuary of Samarra survive from the Arab influence today. The delicate Iraqi handicrafts are famous especially for […]

Current Iraq
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Current Iraq

Present In general elections the Iraq is elected, in December 2005, their first non-interim government since the invasion. The violence had not abated and many Sunni leaders denounced irregularities during the elections. Between February and April, suicide attacks against Shiite targets continued. On April 22, reelected President Talabani invited Shiite leader Nuri al-Maliki to form the new government. […]

Iraq in Twentieth Century
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Iraq in Twentieth Century

At the dawn of the 20th century, movements in favor of an “Arab renaissance” in the region were also noticeable in Iraq, preparing the great rebellion that shook Turkish rule during the First World War. British Empire (1917-1932) The English were trying to expand their influence in the region. With the Turks defeated, the independence expectation was […]

Iraq Early History
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Iraq Early History

Almost a landlocked country, Iraq is situated at the northern tip of the Persian Gulf. Its coastline along the gulf is only 30 kilometers long. The country is bounded by Turkey in the north; by Iran in the east; by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the Persian Gulf in the south; and in the west by Jordan and Syria. Antiquity As a country located in Middle East according […]

Iraq in 21st Century
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Iraq in 21st Century

International isolation The conditions for the lifting of the blockade were made very severe, due to the US will to bring about the downfall of Hussein. Furthermore, according to The New York Times and Sunday Telegraph newspapers, the United States smuggled huge amounts of counterfeit dinars across the borders of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran. At the […]

Central Asia Overview
Asia

Central Asia Overview

There is no clear demarcation of which countries and areas belong to Central Asia. Over time, the “boundaries” have shifted again and again or have been interpreted differently. In general, there have been three definitions in recent decades: one that dates from the times of the Soviet Union, one from the present day, and one […]

Philippines Travel Guide
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Philippines Travel Guide

Behaviour rules The so-called Filipinos – the typical inhabitants of the Philippine Islands – are very hospitable and especially in the country very helpful and courteous to their guests. Europeans, especially Germans, are welcome. Almost everyone speaks the English language, so it is no problem for visitors to get into conversation and communicate. If you […]

Saudi Arabia History
Asia

Saudi Arabia Environment and History

A western Asian state squeezed between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia occupies over two thirds of the Arabian Peninsula. According to findjobdescriptions, it is the country that gave rise to the Arab-Islamic civilization and that more than any other has remained faithful to the ancient traditions of Islam, to the most […]

Mongolia Environment and Economy
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Mongolia Environment and Economy

TERRITORY: ENVIRONMENT Given the climatic conditions, the Mongolian plateau is covered with steppe formations which provide excellent grazing; the sheltered slopes are home to coniferous and birch forests. In the driest areas the vegetation looks like a discontinuous turf strewn with low xerophilous shrubs. The only wild horse species, the przewalskii, is present, albeit in […]

Armenia Parliamentary Elections
Asia

Armenia Parliamentary Elections

On August 23, 1990, the newly elected parliament of Armenia issued the declaration of sovereignty (renaming the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic to the Republic of Armenia). In a referendum on September 21, 1991, 99.3% of the electorate voted in favor of Armenia’s exit from the USSR, two days later the parliament proclaimed independence; nevertheless, Armenia […]