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  Flag of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1991 flag was raised at the Iraqi embassy in Washington, D.C. (capital of the United States) on 30 June 2004.
The colours chosen for the new flag were those of the Hashemite leaders of the Arab Revolt who provided the country with its first king, and thus it is very similar to the Flag of Jordan, another Hashemite Kingdom (this flag is also used by the monarchists in Iraq).
The flag was white, with parallel blue-yellow-blue bands across the bottom quarter or third; the blue bands represented the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, and the yellow represented Iraq's Kurdish minority (the reason for this symbolism was unclear, but the flag of Kurdistan does feature a yellow sun).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_Iraq   (1024 words)

 Flag of Iraq: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The syrian arab republic or syria is a country in the middle east, bordering (from south to north) on lebanon, israel, jordan, iraq and turke...
The country's current national flag and ensign – the one returned to at the end of the "new flag" controversy – were adopted on 14 January 1991.
Massoud barzani (born august 16, 1946) is the head of the autonomous kurdish government in iraq and leader of the kurdistan democratic party....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fl/flag_of_iraq.htm   (2209 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Controversial new Iraqi flag unfurled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Iraq's Governing Council (IGC) has adopted a new national flag to replace the one flown by Saddam Hussein, with emblems to represent peace, Islam and Iraq's Kurdish population.
The new flag consists of a pale blue crescent on a white background and has a yellow strip between two lines of blue at the bottom.
Iraq's al-Sabah newspaper, which published the design in its print edition, said that the designer's name was Rifat al-Jadirji and that his design had been chosen out of more than 30 proposals.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/94E338BA-2CAF-4267-A9FC-5C425A108CE1.htm   (303 words)

The hoist of the Iraqi flag should be at the viewer's right, as it is the case for Saudi Arabia and Iran, two other flags featuring Arabic writing (which reads from right to left).
The proposed flag for the union should have been the same as the UAR flag, but with three stars symbolizing the three states constituting the union.
Nothing better than using decorative Kufic script, which originated in Iraq, in the town of Kufa (one of the most important cultural centers of an early Islamic period) and is used extensively for the calligraphy of Qur'ans.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/iq.html   (818 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Middle East / US-picked Iraqi leaders declare a new flag that breaks with Hussein -- and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The flag, designed by an Iraqi artist and approved by the Governing Council, has two parallel blue stripes along the bottom with a yellow stripe in between.
The blue stripes represent the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and -- because the river basin is Iraq's Arab heartland -- therefore symbolize the country's Sunni and Shiite Arabs.
The old Iraq flag had red and fl bands across the top and bottom, and a white band in between with three green stars.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/04/26/us_picked_iraqi_leaders_declare_a_new_flag_that_breaks_with_hussein____and_the_rest_of_arab_world   (839 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Iraq unveils new 'inclusive' flag
Iraq's al-Sabah newspaper, which published the design in its print edition, said that the designer's name was Rifat al-Chaderchi and that his design had been chosen out of more than 30 proposals.
The current flag is all what we know and have known all our lives, it cannot be changed just like that, I agree with those who say, it should not be changed yet, until we have a free elected government and parliament, and Iraq is Free from foreign occupation.
The Iraqi flag must change if we are to advance to a new era combining all the Iraqis and their efforts to rebuild the cradle of civilization.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/3660663.stm   (1903 words)

 Raising the Flag on Iraq Reparations
The reparations, which are derived from Iraq's oil revenues, relate to Saddam Hussein's invasion of that country 15 years ago.
Despite the ongoing US-led occupation of Iraq, the commission has imposed another $33 billion in war reparations against that country, which are yet to be paid.
As for Iraq's remaining $83 billion of debt, more than $67 billion is claimed by countries that are not part of the Paris Club, and $15 billion is owed to private creditors.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/iraq/reconstruct/2005/0623reparations.htm   (842 words)

 Turkomans (Iraq)
The Turkoman flag is similar to the flag [formerly] shown as the Turkoman flag on Flags of the World [actually the flag of the Iraqi National Turkoman Party].
Kasapoglu was a flag different from that [previously] shown on Flags of the World for the Iraqi Turkomans [actually the flag of the Iraqi National Turkoman Party].
The flag you saw on TV I believe is the Turkoman National Congress flag, established as the Turkoman national flag by the congress and recognized now by several Turkoman groups.
flagspot.net /flags/iq-turkm.html   (1176 words)

 Iraq, Map and Flag
Iraq's economy is dominated by the oil sector, which has traditionally provided about 95% of foreign exchange earnings.
Iraq's seizure of Kuwait in August 1990, subsequent international economic sanctions, and damage from military action by an international coalition beginning in January 1991 drastically reduced economic activity.
Iraq was allowed to export limited amounts of oil in exchange for food, medicine, and some infrastructure spare parts.
www.greatestcities.com /Middle_East/Iraq.html   (1332 words)

Iraq, a triangle of mountains, desert, and fertile river valley, is bounded on the east by Iran, on the north by Turkey, on the west by Syria and Jordan, and on the south by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Iraq became a charter member of the Arab League in 1945, and Iraqi troops took part in the Arab invasion of Palestine in 1948.
The sanctions against Iraq failed to crush its leader but caused catastrophic suffering among its people—the country's infrastructure was in ruins, and disease, malnutrition, and the infant mortality rate skyrocketed.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107644.html   (3205 words)

 Iraq: 2004 Governing Council Proposal
The flag was first reported by Reuters on 26 April 2004 as "a pale blue crescent on a white background and has a yellow strip between two lines of blue at the bottom." As for the symbolism Reuters quotes spokesman Hamid al-Kefaae who explained that "white stands for peace and a new start for Iraq".
He is also the brother of Nassir al-Chaderchi, the chairman of the IGC committee charged with choosing a new flag for Iraq.
I have not been able to find any document by which the IGC "adopted" the white, blue, and yelow flag, although Massoud Barzani (who was then president of the IGC) did announce on 28 April that it would be the temporary flag of Iraq until an elected government decided otherwise.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/iq!2004.html   (872 words)

 Iraq - Flag - Introduction - Background
Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration.
In August 1990, Iraq seized Kuwait, but was expelled by US-led, UN coalition forces during the Gulf War of January-February 1991.
Coalition forces remain in Iraq, helping to restore degraded infrastructure and facilitating the establishment of a freely elected government, while simultaneously dealing with a robust insurgency.
www.exxun.com /Iraq/a_fg.html   (564 words)

 Flag of Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The current national flag and ensign of Iraq was adopted on January 14, 1991.
It is said (though unconfirmed) that the words on the flag are in Saddam Hussein's own handwriting, and many interpreted it as an attempt to garner support from the Islamic world.
The older flag was adopted in July 1963, after the Qassim[?] regime was overthrown.
www.explainthis.info /fl/flag-of-iraq.html   (281 words)

 Image:Iraq flag 300.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.
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Iraq flag 300px height unified for the national flags serie, by user:Marc Mongenet, from CIA World Factbook, borders removed, high compression ratio, some color or ratio corrections from http://www.vexilla-mundi.com/
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Image:Iraq_flag_300.png   (154 words)

 National Flag of Iraq
This illustration of the Iraq Flag is available for immediate download as a single flag or as part of a complete set of international flags.
Two sizes for each country flag are available: one in the official proportions as specified by the particular country and one in a standardized 3:5 ratio.
Our flag illustrations are used by major book publishers, magazines, government agencies, international organizations, professional sports associations, international companies and professional designers around the world.
www.flagart.com /flags/iraq.htm   (443 words)

 One Iraq? One Flag? (KurdishMedia.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The original flag of Iraq was similar to that of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
A national flag is a basic and beloved symbol of a nation, and one may even say that the confusion surrounding the Iraqi flag is a symbol of confusion surrounding the nation of Iraq, newly liberated from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein.
Iraq today remains divided, with the provinces under the control of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) enjoying peace and normality while violence continues to plague the remaining 15 provinces of the country.
www.kurdmedia.com /articles.asp?id=9828   (1223 words)

 Flag From Iraq Will Fly At NCUHS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The flag from former NCUHS coach Rick Bruce of Newport City, now serving in Iraq, was intended to be presented to the NCUHS Class of 2005 at graduation in June.
Roberta said her husband was bewildered when he learned that the flag did not go to the students.
The flag was intended to be a good thing, to show her husband's love for the students of NCUHS, she said.
www.caledonianrecord.com /pages/local_news/story/dc1a80e77   (876 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Region | New Iraq, old flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With Al-Yaour unable to leave Iraq so soon after his appointment, Al-Chadirji took the chair that was once reserved for Saddam Hussein; the same chair, in front of Saddam's old flag, which for the past 13 years was taken by Izzat Ibrahim, Saddam's deputy.
Criticism from other Arab countries for this decision will be ignored categorically by Iraq, particularly in light of the fact that Arab countries are unlikely to send troops after a new UN resolution has been issued on the transfer of power.
The flag of Saddam Hussein cannot continue to be flown in the new Iraq, he added.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/692/re15.htm   (1612 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Iraq changes controversial flag
The Governing Council's Massoud Barzani said it was important to replace the flag of Saddam Hussein's regime.
But he stressed that it would only be "Iraq's flag for the coming months until a permanent flag is chosen".
Many Iraqis expressed regret that not enough of Iraq's ethnic and religious groups - such as Turkmen, Assyrians or Iraqi Christians - were represented in it.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/3670001.stm   (296 words)

 Saipan Tribune
It was an honor, she said, that the junior high school was chosen to be given the memorabilia from Iraq.
Halloran said the flag and the plaque were flown from Baghdad.
The flag and the plaque are displayed at the office of school principal Jim Brewer.
www.saipantribune.com /newsstory.aspx?cat=1&newsID=52303   (251 words)

 Israeli flag over Iraq? - Page 2 - nV News Forums
A sickle and hammer is from a communist flag.
The colour blue is on hundreds of flags, they have nothing to do with each other at all.
There is no symbolism in the colour blue, a hammer and sickle slap bang in the middle of a flag has obvious symbolism, a colour does not.
www.nvnews.net /vbulletin/showthread.php?t=27988&page=2   (870 words)

 CNN.com - New Iraq flag: Designer speaks out - Apr 29, 2004
The flag, which was unveiled by Iraqi leaders this week, is intended to be a temporary replacement for the red, fl and green banner that flew under ousted leader Saddam Hussein.
The stripes and crescent on the new flag are a considerably darker shade of blue than an earlier version published in an Iraqi newspaper, which showed the stripes as being light blue.
The former Iraqi flag was designed after the February 1963 coup that brought the now-outlawed Baath Party to power.
edition.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/meast/04/29/iraq.flag.designer   (336 words)

 Flag from Iraq flies to patient   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Larry Burns, share war stories in the limousine taking them sightseeing by the White House in Wash, D.C. Perkins and Burns, are two of 192 soldiers who arrived Sept. 26th at the BWI Airport in Md., on a two-week rest and recuperation break from Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The reunion was short, just long enough for the men to hand over the flag and a few other gifts they picked up at the airport.
He tried to explain what their visit means to him, how much that flag means but he couldn't find just the right words.
www.dcmilitary.com /army/pentagram/8_39/national_news/25625-1.html   (971 words)

 Iraq gets new flag, drops 'God is Great' - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq’s U.S.-picked leaders approved a new flag for the country, making a dramatic change that dumps the Saddam Hussein-era colors and slogan “God is great” and introduces symbols of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, a spokesman said Monday.
The new flag is white, with two parallel blue strips across the bottom representing the rivers and a yellow stripe between them representing Iraq’s Kurdish minority.
The old Iraq flag had a red and white bands across the top and bottom, with a white band between them with three green stars.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4836348   (515 words)

 NBC Newschannel 6 Where News Comes First   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As soldiers returned to Eastern Idaho from Iraq, at the beginning, the main focus was time with family and loved ones.
As Thompson and Zeal rose the flag, they said they were reminded of the support of those they left behind at Idaho State Police and all over Eastern Idaho.
Garrison Zeal, served in Iraq as medic: "This ceremony means a lot to me. I thank ISP for all their support and I also thank the men and women around the Pocatello area for all their support for U.S. troops that served over there."
www.kpvi.com /index.cfm?page=nbcheadlines.cfm&ID=29969   (218 words)

 Iroquois County Times-Republic: Milford native sends flag from Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bruens sent a letter with the flag to greet the bank employees, as well as the citizens of Milford, and to remind his hometown of the importance of the flag and the work the U.S. is doing in Iraq.
Our nation's flag is the symbol of unity, hope, loyalty, liberty, freedom, faith, justice, and strength; the greatest country in the world and the envy of many.
The flag will be on display at the Citizens State Bank of Milford throughout the Christmas season.
www.watsekatimesrepublic.com /articles/2005/11/08/news/559news01.txt   (339 words)

 iraq flag Resources
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A huge American flag unfurled on deck Wednesday and a cheering crowd greeted the 6,000 sailors of the USS Nimitz, which just completed an eight-month deployment for the war in Iraq.
Earlier today, Iraq's new ambassador to the United States unfurled Iraq's new flag, which turned out not to be the flag selected by the Governing Council but was the pre-Saddam red, white...
www.online-wahm.com /50/directory/iraq-flag.html   (487 words)

 Newsom says flag stays up / Mayor bars gesture for all Iraq war dead
Peter Ragone, a spokesman for Newsom, said the mayor rejected the board's unanimous request because city policy dictates that the flag is to be flown at half-staff only when a prominent local figure dies, or by order of the president or governor.
Since Newsom became mayor last year, he has ordered the flag over City Hall be flown at half-staff a handful of times, including on Sept. 11, 2004, to mark the anniversary of the al Qaeda terrorist attacks, and most recently on Feb. 18 for the passing of the wife of former Mayor Jack Shelley.
As a general rule, it is up to the president of the United States and the governor to declare that flags be flown at half-staff, according to the federal Flag Code adopted in 1942.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/03/18/MNGSSBRF7L1.DTL   (671 words)

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