Iraq, Republic of (Arab. Jumhouriya al ‘Iraqia)
- Scheherazade Qassim Hassan
Modern Iraq covers the region of ancient Mesopotamia between two great rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates. With its first royal cities, discovery of writing and advanced overall culture, this country gave birth to the oldest cradle of civilization. Situated at the north-eastern end of the Arab world, Iraq, with an area of 438,317 km², is an important meeting-place of the various cultures of the Middle East (Persian, Turkish and others)....