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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".
BAGHDAD ...The projects are part of major transport-sector development planned by the government, including an overhaul of Baghdad’s international airport and a 1,200-km rail, road and services project from a major commodities port in the south to its border with Turkiye.
BAGHDAD - Iraq hopes to complete its first railway link with neighbouring Iran within 18 months, largely to help facilitate the transport of millions of pilgrims that visit Shiite Muslim shrines in Iraq each year, a senior transport adviser said.
BAGHDAD, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Iraq hopes to complete its first railway link with neighbouring Iran within 18 months, largely to help facilitate the transport of millions of pilgrims that visit Shi'ite Muslim shrines in Iraq each year, a senior transport adviser said.
The projects are part of major transport-sector development planned by the government, including an overhaul of Baghdad's international airport and a 1,200-kilometre (745.65-mile) rail, road and services project from a major commodities port in the south to its border with Turkey.
Baghdad and Tehran first discussed this project after the invasion ...The projects are part of a major transport-sector development planned by the government, including an overhaul of Baghdad's international airport and a 1,200km rail, road and services project from a major commodities port in the south to its border with Turkey.Updated.
BAGHDAD. Baghdad serves as�Assassin’s CreedMirage’s�setting, and it’s emblematic of the game’s return-to-the-roots philosophy, bringing the franchise back to a Middle Eastern setting that focuses entirely on a single city ... Even so, there’s plenty of side activities available in the open world of Baghdad.
December of 2023, and a cloud has appeared in the neocon sky ... As Russian troops pass through villages, old women throw rocks ... getting them into this mess. Media reports dutifully call them “victims of Putin’s disinformation.” ... in Kiev ... Biden ... “We sure got hung out to dry by visuals in Baghdad. You see those crowds running alongside the transport plane?”.
After repeated delays, efforts were revived in April with Baghdad and Tehran agreeing to implement the railway link during a meeting between Iraqi Minister of Transport Razzaq Mohibis al-Saadawi and Iranian Minister of Roads and Housing Mehrdad Bazrpash in the Iranian capital.
He said the cross-border railway project serves as an introduction to strategic transportation projects that would connect Iraq and neighboring countries, adding that the Baghdad government had been debating on and revising the project for many years.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says Tehran is ready to help build power stations in Lebanon to end a decades-old electricity shortage crisis in the Arab country... Iran-Lebanon economic ties unfazed by US sanctions. Amir-Abdollahian ... He said only Baghdad and Damascus must make decisions about border transportation ... Iran tells US, E3.