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Baghdad: Capital of Iraq
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the third-largest city in the Arab world after Riyadh and Cairo. 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 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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Divisions in Iraqi forces over crackdown on Iran-backed group [Video]

Divisions in Iraqi forces over crackdown on Iran-backed group

Al Jazeera gains exclusive access to base of Kataib Hezbollah, which has been accused of attacking US forces in Iraq and raided by Baghdad government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:03Published
Iraqi orphans adapt to life under lockdown [Video]

Iraqi orphans adapt to life under lockdown

The outbreak has changed the lives of orphans at a Baghdad orphanage. Not only are they not able to go to school, visits and outdoor activities have been cancelled. Francis Maguire reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published
Hundreds gather in Baghdad in new round of anti-gov't protests [Video]

Hundreds gather in Baghdad in new round of anti-gov't protests

Demonstrators gather demanding 'actual results' following a series of pledges by new PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

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