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President Salih meets with UK's May as Gulf tensions loom

Iraqi President Barham Salih met with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (June 25) during his visit to the United Kingdom.


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Federal police officer killed in explosion in southern Kirkuk

A police officer was killed on Tuesday night (June 25) in an explosion that hit a federal police convoy in southern Kirkuk, a police source has said.


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Iraq, UN in talks over prosecution of Islamic State prisoners in SDF detention

Iraq is in talks with the United Nations over whether it can prosecute foreign Islamic State fighters currently held in Syria who did not commit crimes in Iraq, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said o


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Failure of KRG to submit oil incomes is illegal: Nasr Alliance

The Victory Alliance (Nasr) issued a statement on Tuesday (June 25) slamming the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for its failure to submit oil revenues to the central government, saying that Erbil


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Meetings on Kirkuk normalization taking place: PUK

Member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) leadership Khalid Shwani said on Tuesday (June 25) that the meetings to discuss the normalization of Kirkuk have begun under the auspices of the Unit


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Petrofac flags challenges in Saudi Arabia and Iraq

British oilfield services provider Petrofac Ltd said on Tuesday (June 25) that it has booked $1.7 billion in new orders so far this year even as it faced challenges in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, which has


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Three civilians killed in ISIS attack in Kirkuk province: police

Three civilians were killed in an attack by Islamic State (ISIS) militants on a village in Kirkuk province, a police source said on Tuesday (June 25).


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Iraqi special forces kill 14 ISIS militants in country’s north

Iraqi special forces say they have conducted an operation near the northern city of Kirkuk in which they killed 14 members of the Islamic State (ISIS) group.


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Council of Representatives approves defense, justice, and interior ministers

The Council of Representatives approved candidates for the defense, interior and justice ministerial positions in a vote on Monday (June 24).


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Council of Representatives schedules vote to complete Abdul Mahdi’s cabinet

The Iraqi Parliament will convene to complete the vacant positions of Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi’s cabinet on Monday (June 24).


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Correcting casualty toll, only seven wounded in Friday mosque blast: police

A bomb blast at a Shia Muslim mosque in eastern Baghdad wounded at least seven people on Friday (June 21), security sources said, correcting earlier reports of seven killed.


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Prosecutors won't drop charges against Navy SEAL despite trial twist

Military prosecutors said on Friday they will not drop premeditated murder charges against a US Navy SEAL charged with stabbing to death a teenaged Islamic State militant in Iraq in 2017, despite test


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Iraq, US deny planned evacuation of contractors from Iraqi base

Iraqi and US military spokesmen denied on Saturday (June 22) that US forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where


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At least seven killed in Baghdad blast at Shia mosque: police sources

A bomb blast killed at least seven people at a Shia Muslim mosque in eastern Baghdad on Friday and wounded more than 20, police sources said.


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Exxon's $53 billion Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions: Reuters

Just weeks ago, US energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq’s oil output at its southern fields, a milestone in the company’s ambitions to expand in


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Medic stuns courtroom saying he killed prisoner, not Navy SEAL on trial

A Navy SEAL medic testified on Thursday (June 20) that he was responsible for the death of an Islamic State fighter - not the Navy SEAL defendant undergoing a court martial for war crimes - describing


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Three wounded in bomb blast in Khanaqin city

Three people were wounded in a bomb blast in the city of Khanaqin late on Thursday night (June 20).


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After years of war and drought, Iraq's bumper crop is burning

Iraqi farmer Riyadh woke on May 13 to find his wheat crop ablaze. In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle which he believes was an explosive device


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500 houses destroyed in massive fire south of Mount Sinjar

500 houses were torched in a conflagration in Giruzer sub-district south of mount Sinjar on Wednesday (June 19), the acting director of Giruzer sub-district Jalal Khalo said.


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Kuwait's ruler in Baghdad amid rising Gulf tensions

Kuwait’s ruling emir arrived on a state visit to Iraq on Wednesday (June 19) and is expected to discuss escalating regional tensions after attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz.


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