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Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the third-largest city in the Arab world after Cairo and Riyadh. The city was founded along the Tigris River 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 of the Muslim world. This, in addition to housing several key academic institutions, including the House of Wisdom, as well as hosting a multiethnic and multireligious environment, garnered the city a worldwide reputation as the "Centre of Learning".
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Rocket hit near Baghdad international airport, no casualtiesA rocket landed in the perimeter of Baghdad International Airport on Monday, the Iraqi military said.
Rocket falls inside green zone in Baghdad, no casualtiesA rocket landed on an empty house inside the heavily fortified green zone in Baghdad without causing any casualties, military statement said on Tuesday.
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Two seriously injured U.S. troops being treated in Baghdad: PentagonTwo of the three U.S. troops wounded in the latest rocket attack in Iraq are seriously injured and are being treated at a military hospital in Baghdad, the Pentagon said on Saturday, in its first..
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Baghdad's booksellers won't let coronavirus close them downThey survived censorship under Saddam Hussein and the years of violence that followed his downfall, so the booksellers of Baghdad are not too worried by coronavirus.
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Iraq reports second coronavirus death in BaghdadIraq reported late on Wednesday its second coronavirus death in the capital Baghdad, the health ministry said in a statement published by the state news agency.
Iraq announces first coronavirus death in capitalIraq announced on Wednesday its first coronavirus death in the capital Baghdad, the health ministry said.
Baghdad not confirming Iraq's first coronavirus deathIraq's Health Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that it was not clear whether a death reported as Iraq's first coronavirus death had in fact been from the new virus.
Two blasts heard in Iraqi capital, cause unknown: Reuters witnessTwo blasts could be heard in the Iraqi capital Baghdad early on Monday but the cause was unknown, a Reuters witness said.
Security forces kill one, wound 24 at Baghdad protest: police sourceIraqi security forces killed one person and wound 24 at an anti-government protest in Baghdad on Sunday, a police source said.
Iraq reports sixth case of coronavirus in man who had been to IranIraq has confirmed its sixth case of coronavirus, in a young Iraqi man in Baghdad who had traveled from Iran, the health ministry said on Thursday.
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Militant group targets supply convoy south of Baghdad: military statementMilitants on Monday targeted a convoy carrying food supplies south of Baghdad using an explosive device, the Iraqi military said in a statement, leading to only material losses.
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Iraq populist cleric calls for anti-U.S. demonstrations on SundayIraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for demonstrations against the U.S. embassy on Sunday in Baghdad and other cities, a statement from his office said.
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Two Iraqi protesters killed, 25 wounded in clashes with police: sourcesTwo protesters were killed and 25 wounded on Friday in clashes with security forces in central Baghdad, police and medical sources said.
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