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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 - ... “There’s a political battle in Baghdad and we’re stuck in the middle,” said Walid Dahamat, a teacher in the poor southern town of Amarah and the brother of a local activist who was murdered by unidentified gunmen in 2019 ... The UAE sent officials to Tehran and Baghdad to quell tensions.
BAGHDAD (AP) — A retired British geologist sentenced to 15 years for antiquities smuggling in Iraq may soon go free after a Baghdad court overturned his conviction, his family and lawyer said on Tuesday. Baghdad's Court of Cassation, or appeals court, overturned the verdict ...
He was stopped at BaghdadInternational Airport in early June, where officials accused him and a German citizen, Volker Waldmann, who was also on the tour, of stealing antiquities. Mr Waldmann was acquitted at a trial in Baghdad on June 6, but Mr Fitton was sentenced to 15 years in jail.
Jim Fitton, 66, arrived at court in Baghdad and was given a 15-year sentence after being convicted of smuggling antiquities. Fitton, a British citizen was found to have artifacts in his bag, along with fellow traveler, Volker Waldmann, when they were attempting to leave Baghdad airport on March 20.
The verdict handed down to retired geologist Jim Fitton, shocked the court in Baghdad, including his defence lawyer ... The judge, however, did not consider the lawyer’s arguments that laid out Fitton’s ignorance of Iraqi laws and the value of the items he picked up.
The verdict handed down to Jim Fitton, a retired geologist, shocked the court in Baghdad, including his defence lawyer ... “I thought the worst-case scenario would be one year, with suspension,” said Fitton’s lawyer Thair Soud ... The British diplomatic mission in Baghdad has not commented on its involvement in the case.
Baghdad, June 6 (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 6th Jun, 2022 ) .An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced a British retiree to 15 years' prison for trying to smuggle antiquities out of the country, but acquitted his German co-accused ... Fitton's lawyer said that he would appeal.
On March 20, 66-year-old UK geologist James Fitton and 60-year-old German psychologist Volker Waldmann were arrested in Baghdad airport while trying to smuggle 12 Sumerian archeological objects ... But on Monday, a Baghdad court sentenced him to 15 years in prison, while Waldmann was acquitted, Shafaq said.
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi court Sunday postponed the trial of two European tourists charged with antiquities smuggling after their lawyers argued more information was needed about the ancient shards found in their possession ...Baghdad's felony court postponed the case until June 6.
BAGHDAD — A British national accused by Iraq of collecting small archaeological fragments will be tried next week on charges potentially punishable by death, his Baghdad lawyer said Wednesday ... Fitton will stand trial before Iraq’s FelonyCourt on May 15, his lawyer, Thair Soud, told reporters.
BAGHDAD. A British national accused by Iraq of collecting small archaeological fragments will be tried next week on charges potentially punishable by death, his Baghdad lawyer said Wednesday ... Fitton will stand trial before Iraq’s FelonyCourt this Sunday, his lawyer, Thair Soud, told The Associated Press.
Fitton’s family is urging the British government to help close the case before he goes to trial based on a proposal drafted by Fitton’s Baghdad lawyer ... Fitton’s Baghdad lawyer has already drafted a proposal under Iraqi law to have the case closed before a trial takes place but it ...
Fitton’s family is urging the British government to help close the case before he goes to trial, based on a proposal drafted by Fitton’s Baghdad lawyer ... Fitton’s Baghdad lawyer has already drafted a proposal under Iraqi law to have the case closed before a trial takes place, but ...