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Rockets fired NE of Fallujah, likely targeting Parliament speaker's guesthouse

Two people were injured after three rockets were fired, which may have been targeting the guesthouse of Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi in the city of al-Karmah northeast of Fallujah, the city’s mayor told NRT on Tuesday (January 25).


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Number of beggars decreased in Baghdad, police say

Baghdad Police Command said on Tuesday (January 25) the number of panhandlers in the Iraqi capital has gone down, while authorities say they are working to address the situation.


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Iraq imported over 30,000 mt of gas from China in December

The Iraqi government imported 36,000 metric tons (mt) of gasoline from China in December 2021, state media reported on Tuesday (January 25).


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Iraq records 7,693 coronavirus infections: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (January 25) it recorded 7,693 coronavirus infections and nine deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi Supreme Court rejects appeal against first parliament session

The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 25) rejected the appeal of the first session of parliament and canceled the state order to stop the work of the presidency.


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Commission: Over 2 billion IQD stolen through fraud from Anbar directorate

Iraq’s Commission of Integrity said on Monday (January 24) it has brought to light fifteen cases of fraud in the Anbar Directorate of Health.


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Defense ministry responds: Family asked to pay gas after return of slain soldier

The Iraqi Ministry of Defense issued a statement on Monday (January 24) regarding a video clip circulating on social media of a driver asking for gas money after returning the body of a soldier killed in the al-Azim massacre.


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Two members of Shia tribe killed in ISIS attack in Diyala

Two people were killed in an attack by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the village of Hasaw in Diyala on Monday (January 24), an NRT reporter said.


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Iraq oil revenue over $7 billion in December, ministry reports

Iraq exported more than 101 million barrels of oil in December 2021, the Ministry of Oil said on Monday (January 24).


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Iraq records 5,756 coronavirus infections: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Monday (January 24) it recorded 5,756 coronavirus infections and thirteen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Two buses destroyed in massive fire in central Baghdad garage

Civil Defense teams managed to control the outbreak of a large fire that broke out at a garage in central Baghdad on Monday, destroying two buses. (January 24).


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Four members of Iraqi army killed in IED explosion in Kirkuk

Four members of the Iraqi army were killed and four others injured in an explosion from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Kirkuk governorate on Monday (January 24), NRT reporter Diyar Mohammed said.


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Shepherd kidnapped by unknown gunmen in southeast Kirkuk village

Unknown gunmen kidnapped a shepherd from a village in the southeast of Kirkuk governorate on Sunday (January 23), NRT reporter Diyar Mohammed said.


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Iraq records 4,931 coronavirus infections: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (January 23) it recorded 4,931 coronavirus infections and four deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq steps up security at prisons holding ISIS members

Authorities in Iraq have warned prisons housing Islamic State (ISIS) members to increase security measures, intelligence sources informed Iraqi media on Saturday (January 22).


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Iraqi military says border with Syria secure against infiltration from ISIS

The Spokesperson for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General, Yehia Rasool, said on Saturday (January 22) security forces have taken measures to secure the Iraq-Syria border after a major incident at a prison housing Islamic State (ISIS) militants occurred in Hasaka, state media reported.


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Iraq records 4,884 coronavirus infections: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (January 22) it recorded 4,884 coronavirus infections and six deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Artifacts from $70 million collection handed-over to Iraqi ambassador

The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday (January 22) the country’s ambassador to the US received five stolen antiquities collectively worth over $650,000.


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PMF brigade pushes back ISIS attack in Diyala

Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) said one of their brigades managed to foil an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Diyala’s district of Miqdadiya (Sharaban) on Friday (January 22) night.


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Iraqi PM promises 'decisive' response to ISIS attack in Diyala

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Friday (January 21) promised “decisive” action in response to an Islamic State (ISIS) attack against the Iraqi army in Diyala that killed nearly a dozen people.


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