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Baghdad (Arabic:بغداد ,بغداد Kurdish:Bexda, Iraqi pronunciation: [bɐʁˈd̪ɑːd̪]) is the capital of the Republic of Iraq. The population of Baghdad, as of 2011, is approximately 7,216,040, making it the largest city in Iraq, the second largest city in the Arab world (after Cairo, Egypt), and the second largest city in Western Asia (after Tehran, Iran). According to the government, the population of the country has reached 35million, with 9million in the capital.
Located along the Tigris River, the city was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Within a short time of its inception, Baghdad evolved into a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual center for the Islamic world. This, in addition to housing several key academic institutions (e.g. House of Wisdom), garnered the city a worldwide reputation as the "Center of Learning".
Throughout the High Middle Ages, Baghdad was considered to be the largest city in the world with an estimated population of 1,200,000 people. The city was largely destroyed at the hands of the Mongol Empire in 1258, resulting in a decline that would linger through many centuries due to frequent plagues and multiple successive empires. With the recognition of Iraq as an independent state (formerly the British Mandate of Mesopotamia) in 1938, Baghdad gradually regained some of its former prominence as a significant center of Arab culture.
Baghdad is a 7-inchEP released by Americanpunk rock band The Offspring on May 15, 1991. It is currently out of print, but sold 3000 copies within one week of its release. Although Baghdad has never been reissued on CD in its entirety, one of the songs were later released on compilations: "Baghdad" was released on Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 (Fat Wreck Chords, 2004). The band's official website does not list Baghdad in the otherwise comprehensive discography anymore (as of July 2013, the website lists only the studio albums and their Greatest Hits compilation album).
The EP includes an early version of "Get It Right" of which a later version was released on their second studio albumIgnition. The title track "Baghdad" was a re-recording of the song "Tehran" which appeared on the Offspring's debut self-titled album in 1989. It switches the words "Tehran" (the capital of Iran) for "Baghdad" (the capital of Iraq). The EP also includes a cover version of "Hey Joe" by Billy Roberts (a different version from what was later released on "Gone Away") and a previous unreleased instrumental track "The Blurb", which would not appear on any future recordings, but served as the basis for an early version of "Genocide", as well as "Change the World".
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In the two months since his appointment, he has engaged with survivors, national authorities, non-governmental organizations and international partners, as well as team-members in Baghdad, Dohuk and Erbil, he noted, adding that he witnessed first-hand the efforts being undertaken ...
The story claims that Soleimani arrived in Baghdad in time to help organize the defense of the capital and that Mohammad Jafar Asadi, the former commander of Iranian advisers in Syria, said; "I was a servant in Syria when a senior member of the Ministry of Intelligence came to ...
It started its activities as “Un ponte per Baghdad”, in the aftermath of the first Gulf war, with the aim of organizing solidarity initiatives in support of the Iraqi civilian population ...Safe and organized segregation of expired medicines and chemical waste inside ...
Would she consider designing the bank’s Baghdad headquarters? ... The 34-story concrete, glass, and steel skyscraper is now being topped out in Baghdad on the banks of the Tigris. The organically shaped mullions on its heliotropic façades intertwine like stalks, turning geometrically ...
The flight continued on to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, where other returnees got off ... The flight — one of several the Iraqi government said it would organize for voluntary returnees — was scheduled to continue on to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad after Irbil.
On November 18, a group of activists and mothers of protesters and activists who had been killed or disappeared since October 2019 organized a protest at Tahrir Square in Baghdad to demand ending impunity for violence against activists, journalists, and thought leaders.
For weeks, thousands of migrants have been stranded at Belarus' border with Poland as the latter has closed the frontier and prevented them from crossing over ... An evacuation flight will be organized on Thursday," a representative of the Iraqi embassy said. Baghdad has said it would organize repatriations on a "voluntary" basis this week ... ....