Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Iraq
Links to primary Iraqi -- in Arabic, French and English -- search engines and gateways.

Iraq - Columbia Libraries
A major Middle East and Islamic Studies resource portal from Columbia University Libraries.

DMOZ Open Directory - Iraq
Large link collection, includes links to Interactive Portals, Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc

BUBL LINK - Iraq
BUBL LINK Catalogue is largest Internet portal in U.K.: Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Iraq
Created and maintained by the LoC Area Studies Directorate.

Google Directory - Iraq
Google Regional Directory preset for Iraq.

Yahoo Regional Countries Links - Iraq
Excellent Yahoo search engine links for everything from Arts and Humanities to Travel and more.

MENA Internet Resources for Iraq
A Resource guide by Joseph W. Roberts, Department of Political Science, Middle East Center, University of Utah.

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Iraq Arabic

Basics of Iraqi Arabic From LingNet DLIFLC - "Basics of Iraqi Arabic is a contribution from the Foreign Service Institute. The program covers basic survival-level language. It is functionally organized and includes both text and audio. Quick overview of ct with useful links."

Iraqi Arabic - Wikipedia Main WIkipedia article on Iraqi Arabic dialect. Not as good as other Arabic dialect articles.

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Iraq - Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Iraq Links to Iraqi and English online newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations from this giant news.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Iraq Solid selection of online national newspapers.

Iraqi Media Net

The national Iraqi television channel offers news, variety shows, cultural magazines, films, etc.

TvRadioWorld - Iraq

About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.

See, in particular, Radio Stations on the Web - Iraq link.

Television in Iraq - Wikipedia

Main Wikipedia article with links to various media sites.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Iraq

"Since 1998, RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq (RFI) has operated within a dangerous media environment as a dependable source of professional and independent information and news. RFI has a substantial audience especially among listeners seeking accurate, objective, and comprehensive information. "

BBC News - Middle East

BBC news broadcasts and reports in English.

Yahoo! News - Iraq
Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA - Global Foreign Language Portal

SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.

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Iraq - History, Culture, Religion

Wikipedia - History of Iraq
Detailed online history from Ancient Mesopotamia to present day with numerous hyperlinks to important events, personalities and places.

WWW VL: History: History of Iraq
Rich online history resource but be careful - a lot of unwanted ads!

Iraqi History Page
History overview with additional links and information.

Culture of Iraq

Wikipedia article - everything from Art and Architecture to Rugs. Lots of external links.

Wikipedia - Iraq

Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources (also noted below).


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Iraq - Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Iraq
Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Iraq

Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

Foreign and International Law - Iraq
From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.


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Iraq - Country Studies

Wikipedia - Iraq
Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources (also noted above).

Iraq - A Country Study
Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

Iraq in Perspective
DLIFLC "Countries in Perspective" Series: " Each country study starts with a Country Profile section containing basic facts about the target country, followed by selected themes organized under the major headings of Geography, History, Economy, Society and Security. Each study concludes with an achievement test type assessment module. A printable certificate is available to those who receive a passing grade on the final assessment."

CIA World Factbook - Iraq
Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Iraq
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.



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Iraq - Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Iraq
Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Iraq
Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group - Iraq
WBG Activities in Iraq, with additional related links.

The World Trade Organization - Iraq (Accessions) "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world?s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Iraq
"The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Iraq
About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Iraq
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Iraq
Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Iraq
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

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In-country Universities, Programs and Centers of Study

WARNING: Iraq is currently a war zone and traveling there is incredibly dangerous and strongly discouraged. All foreigners are in extreme danger of kidnapping, murder, and general armed violence. Link to State Dept Warnings for updated information.

Iraqi Colleges and Universities

Links to major institutions of higher learning in Iraq.

Colleges and Universities - Iraq
More links to major institutions of higher learning in Iraq.

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Iraq - Travel Guides

WARNING Iraq is currently a war zone and traveling there is incredibly dangerous and strongly discouraged. All foreigners are in extreme danger of kidnapping, murder, and general armed violence. Link to State Dept Warnings for updated information.

Lonely Planet Destinations - Iraq
The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Wikitravel - Iraq Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Iraq

Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

Google Directory - Iraq
Includes links to cities, regions, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

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