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Turkish visa application center opens in Kirkuk: officials

A Turkish visa application center opened in Kirkuk city on Friday (February 15) making it easier for local people to travel to Turkey.


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India resumes flights to Iraq after 30-year gap

Air India on Thursday (February 14) resumed flights to Iraq after a 30 year gap, when a plane carrying Shia pilgrims landed in the city of Najaf.


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Roadside bomb kills 8 militia fighters north of Baghdad

An Iraqi security official says a roadside bomb has exploded north of Baghdad, killing eight fighters from a militia headed by an influential Shia Muslim cleric.


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In heart of Baghdad, ISIS war museum honors Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen

A few steps from Baghdad’s cultural heart and its famous book market on al-Mutanabi Street lies the Iraqi capital’s latest tourist attraction: a war museum glorifying the sacrifices of thousands of ma


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Health Ministry says 75 percent of imported medicines not quality tested

The Iraqi Ministry of Health has said that 75 percent of medicine imported into the country has not been properly tested by the ministry, putting patients’ lives at risk.


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SRSG for Iraq Hennis-Plasschaert gives update to UN Security Council

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert gave a wide-ranging update on the situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to the UN Security Council on Wednesday


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PUK nominates new candidate to be justice minister in Baghdad

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) nominated a new candidate for the position of Iraqi justice minister on Wednesday (February 13), according to official party media.


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PM says Iraq to repatriate Iraqi ISIS fighters held in Syria

Iraq will repatriate Iraqi members of the Islamic State (ISIS) group held by US-backed fighters in Syria as well as thousands of their family members, Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said.


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New study finds many Iraqi IDPs outside camps living in 'state of limbo'

A newly released study has found that internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq who live outside camps continue to struggle to make ends meet and keep a roof over their heads, despite initially seei


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Iran-backed groups corner Iraq's postwar scrap metal market: Reuters

The wrecks of vehicles used by Islamic State (ISIS) militants as car bombs and other metal debris left by the war in Iraq are now helping fund their Iran-backed enemies, industry sources say.


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Acting Pentagon chief reassures Iraqis after anger over Trump remarks

Acting US defense chief Patrick Shanahan told Iraqi leaders that Washington understood its forces were in Iraq at Baghdad’s invitation, aiming to steady relations after President Donald Trump said US


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Optimistic KRG will submit 250,000 bpd to Iraqi government: minister

Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Monday (February 11) that he is optimistic that the Kurdistan Region would send the 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bpd) to the State Oil Marketing Org


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Iraq still at odds with Exxon, Petrochina over project: minister

Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Monday that disagreements remained over profit-sharing between the government and Exxon Mobil and Petrochina over its South Integrated Project.


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Acting Kirkuk governor officially installs eldest member as head of Kirkuk Provincial Council

Acting Governor of Kirkuk Rakan al-Jabouri has officially installed the eldest member of the Kirkuk Provincial Council Jamal Mawlud as head of that body.


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Acting US Defense Secretary arrives in Baghdad

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday (February 12) for an unannounced trip that the State Department said would emphasize the importance of Iraqi sovereignty and


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Iraqi Christians fear returning home, wary of Shia militia

In the main square in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella stands a large cross, one of the few overt signs the town was historically Christian.


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At Khomeini's Iraqi place of exile, Iranians remember revolution's leader

On a backstreet in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf, Iranian pilgrims shuffle in and out of a small doorway, making a short but important detour. They have come to see where the leader of the Islamic revolut


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Iraqi policeman killed in ISIS attack in Khanaqin

One Iraqi policeman was killed and another was wounded in an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Khanaqin, police said.


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Iraq sends reinforcement to Syrian border during SDF offensive against ISIS

Iraq has sent reinforcements to its border with Syria as the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched an operation against the last remaining pocket of territory controlled Islamic State (ISI


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Iran exported more to Iraq in 2018 than Turkey, says official

Iraq imported more Iranian goods than Turkish ones in 2018, according to the secretary-general of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce Hamid Hosseini.


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