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Iraq

Iraq

  • Capital:Baghdad
  • Population:33.42 million (World Bank, 2013)
  • Languages:Arabic (official), Kurdish (official), Turkmen (a Turkish dialect), and Assyrian (Neo-Aramaic)
  • Head of State:Fuad Masum

Building bridges in divisive times

Distinguished author and academic Akbar Ahmad’s literary pursuits have played an exemplary role is helping dispel doubts and distrust between the followers of the two great faiths and civilisations....