Countries similar to or like Iraq

Country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. Wikipedia

  • Syria

    Country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. Home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including the majority Syrian Arabs, Kurds, Turkemens, Assyrians, Armenians, Circassians, Mandeans, and Greeks. Wikipedia

  • Iran

    Country in Western Asia. Bordered to the northwest by Armenia and Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan, to the southeast by Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. Wikipedia

  • History of the Middle East

    Home to the Cradle of Civilization, the Middle East—interchangeable with the Near East—has seen many of the world's oldest cultures and civilizations. This history started from the earliest human settlements, continuing through several major pre- and post-Islamic Empires through to the nation-states of the Middle East today. Wikipedia

  • Jordan

    Arab country in the Levant region of Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Bordered by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestine . Wikipedia

  • Saudi Arabia

    Country in Western Asia constituting the vast majority of the Arabian Peninsula. Geographically the largest sovereign state in Western Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world , the fifth-largest in Asia, and the 12th-largest in the world. Wikipedia

  • Assyrian people

    Ethnic group indigenous to the Middle East. Some self-identify as Syriacs, Chaldeans, or Arameans. Wikipedia

  • History of Iran

    Commonly known until the mid-20th century as Persia in the Western world, is intertwined with the history of a larger region, also to an extent known as Greater Iran, comprising the area from Anatolia, the Bosphorus, and Egypt in the west to the borders of Ancient India and the Syr Darya in the east, and from the Caucasus and the Eurasian Steppe in the north to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman in the south. Home to one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 7000 BC. The south-western and western part of the Iranian Plateau participated in the traditional Ancient Near East with Elam, from the Early Bronze Age, and later with various other peoples, such as the Kassites, Mannaeans, and Gutians. Wikipedia

  • Kirkuk

    City in Iraq, serving as the capital of the Kirkuk Governorate, located 238 km north of Baghdad. Kirkuk has a diverse population and experienced demographic changes during the Arabization campaign and genocide of its Kurdish population in the twentieth century. Wikipedia

  • Kurdistan Region

    Autonomous region in northern Iraq comprising the four Kurdish-majority governorates of Dohuk, Erbil, Halabja and Sulaymaniyah and bordering Iran, Syria and Turkey. Realized in 1992 in the aftermath of the Gulf War. Wikipedia

  • Middle East

    Transcontinental region in Afro-Eurasia which generally includes Western Asia , all of Egypt (mostly in North Africa), and Turkey (partly in Southeast Europe). The term has come into wider usage as a replacement of the term Near East (as opposed to the Far East) beginning in the early 20th century. Wikipedia

  • Euphrates

    Longest and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia. One of the two defining rivers of Mesopotamia . Wikipedia

  • Iran–Iraq relations

    Iran–Iraq relations (Persian: روابط ایران و عراق ; Arabic: العلاقات العراقية الإيرانية) are the diplomatic and foreign relations between the two sovereign states of Iran and Iraq. Both States have history that extends for millennia into the past. Wikipedia

  • Kurds

    Iranic ethnic group native to a mountainous region of Western Asia known as Kurdistan, which spans southeastern Turkey, northwestern Iran, northern Iraq, and northern Syria. There are exclaves of Kurds in Central Anatolia, Khorasan, and the Caucasus, as well as significant Kurdish diaspora communities in the cities of western Turkey (in particular Istanbul) and Western Europe (primarily in Germany). Wikipedia

  • Egypt

    Transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Wikipedia

  • Western Asia

    Westernmost subregion of Asia. Entirely a part of the Greater Middle East. Wikipedia

  • Timeline of Middle Eastern history

    This timeline tries to compile dates of important historical events that happened in or that led to the rise of the Middle East. Territory that comprises today's Egypt, the Persian Gulf states, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Cyprus and Northern Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Gaza Strip, UAE, & Yemen. Wikipedia

  • Christianity in the Middle East

    Significant minority religion within the region. Characterized by the diversity of its beliefs and traditions, compared to Christianity in other parts of the Old World. Wikipedia

  • Iraqis

    Iraqi people are people identified with the country of Iraq. Arabs are the largest ethnic group in Iraq, while Kurds are the largest ethnic minority. Wikipedia

  • Turkey

    Transcontinental country straddling Southeastern Europe and Western Asia. Bordered on its northwest by Greece and Bulgaria; north by the Black Sea; northeast by Georgia; east by Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran; southeast by Iraq; south by Syria and the Mediterranean Sea; and west by the Aegean Sea. Wikipedia

  • Kurdistan

    Roughly defined geo-cultural territory in Western Asia wherein the Kurdish people form a prominent majority population and the Kurdish culture, languages, and national identity have historically been based. Geographically, Kurdistan roughly encompasses the northwestern Zagros and the eastern Taurus mountain ranges. Wikipedia

  • Kuwait

    Country in Western Asia. Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it borders Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south. Wikipedia

  • History of Syria

    The history of Syria covers events which occurred on the territory of the present Syrian Arab Republic and events which occurred in the region of Syria. First unified in the 10th century BCE under the Neo-Assyrian Empire, the capital of which was the city of Assur, from which the name "Syria" most likely derives. Wikipedia

  • Arab world

    Al-ʿarabī), also known as the Arab nation (الأمة العربية al-ummah al-ʿarabīyyah), the Arabsphere, or the Arab states, consists of the 22 Arab countries which are members of the Arab League. Island country off the coast of East Africa. Wikipedia

  • Demographics of Iraq

    The Iraqi people (العراقيون, گه‌لی عیراق, Syriac: ܥܡܐ ܥܝܪܩܝܐ, Turkish: Iraklılar) are people identified with the country of Iraq. Iraqi Arabs are the largest Semitic people in Iraq, while Kurds are the largest Indo-European, non-Semitic ethnic group and largest ethnic minority. Wikipedia

  • Yemen

    Country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Second-largest Arab sovereign state in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 km2. Wikipedia

  • Iraqi–Turkish relations are foreign relations between Iraq and Turkey. From late 2011 relations between the two countries have undergone strained turbulence. Wikipedia

  • Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria

    De facto autonomous region in northeastern Syria. It consists of self-governing sub-regions in the areas of Afrin, Jazira, Euphrates, Raqqa, Tabqa, Manbij and Deir Ez-Zor. Wikipedia

  • Bahrain

    Country in the Persian Gulf. Additional 33 artificial islands, centered around Bahrain Island which make up around 83 percent of the country's landmass. Wikipedia

  • Israel

    Country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. Wikipedia

  • Upper Mesopotamia

    Name used for the uplands and great outwash plain of northwestern Iraq, northeastern Syria and southeastern Turkey, in the northern Middle East. Since the early Muslim conquests of the mid-7th century, the region has been known by the traditional Arabic name of al-Jazira (الجزيرة "the island", also transliterated Djazirah, Djezirah, Jazirah) and the Syriac variant Gāzartā or Gozarto (ܓܙܪܬܐ). Wikipedia

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  • By 30 March 2011 this set a new world record for the elapsed time without an official government, previously held by war-torn Iraq.Belgium-Wikipedia
  • Iran hosts one of the largest refugee populations in the world, with almost one million refugees, mostly from Afghanistan and Iraq.Iran-Wikipedia
  • Italy supported international efforts to reconstruct and stabilise Iraq, but it had withdrawn its military contingent of some 3,200 troops by 2006, maintaining only humanitarian operators and other civilian personnel.Italy-Wikipedia
  • The SAF has sent forces to assist in operations outside the country, in areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan, in both military and civilian roles.Singapore-Wikipedia
  • The first large-scale exoduses took place in the late 1940s and early 1950s, primarily in Iraq, Yemen and Libya, with up to 90 percent of these communities leaving within a few years.Jews-Wikipedia
  • In 2004, South Korea sent 3,300 troops of the Zaytun Division to help re-building in northern Iraq, and was the third largest contributor in the coalition forces after only the US and Britain.South Korea-Wikipedia

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