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New clashes between Iraqi Army, YBS in Sinjar: reporter

Another incident took place between the Iraqi Army and the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) on Tuesday (March 19).


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Delegations from YBS, Iraqi Army meet in Sinjar

Delegations from Iraqi army and Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) are in a meeting in Sinjar to discuss the recent clashes between both sides, NRT reporter said on Tuesday (March 19).


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Canada to extend military training missions in Ukraine, Iraq

Canada will keep a 200-strong military training mission in Ukraine for another three years to help domestic security forces handle continuing tensions with Russia, Ottawa said on Monday (March 18).


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Iraq sentences Belgian man to death for belonging to ISIS

An Iraqi court sentenced a Belgian man to death by hanging on Monday (March 18) for being part of the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group, one of dozens of foreign nationals facing the death penalty i


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YBS says two of its fighters killed in clashes with Iraqi army

The Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) said Monday (March 18) that two of its fighters were killed in a clash with the Iraqi army near the Iraqi-Syrian border the previous night.


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Iraq says to open Syrian border crossing in coming days

Iraq’s armed forces chief of staff on Monday (March 18) expressed hope that the country’s border crossing with Syria would be opened in the coming days after meeting his Syrian and Iranian counterpart


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Water woes hit henna plant farms in Iraq's Fao peninsula

In southern Iraq, where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers meet, the Fao peninsula was once known for its swathes of henna plants and palm trees. But the lush greenery of this Basra province district has


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Nine policemen, including chief, sentenced to prison in Kirkuk

Nine policemen, including a police chief, have been sentenced to jail for allowing a detainee to escape custody.


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NRT Arabic channel to resume transmission

The NRT Arabic channel will restart transmission from Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Monday evening (March 18).


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2 Iraqi soldiers and 1 YBS fighter killed, others wounded in clashes in Sinjar

Three people were killed and five others were wouded in clashes between the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) and the Iraqi army near the Iraqi-Syrian border.


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Iraq begins legal proceedings against 14 French Islamic State fighters: sources

Iraq has begun court proceedings against 14 suspected French members of the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group captured by US-backed forces and transferred to Iraq from Syria last month, two legal so


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Bill addressing US presence in Iraq ready to be introduced: Fatah MP

More than ten pieces of draft legislation are ready to be introduced for consideration by the Council of Representatives, Fatah Alliance lawmaker Hanin Qadou said on Friday (March 15).


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Head of Iraq’s Integrity Commission dies in car crash in Duhok

The head of the Iraqi Commission of Integrity died in a car crash in the city of Duhok in the Kurdistan Region on Thursday night (March 15).


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Two Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed in ISIS attack west of Kirkuk

Two fighters from the Hashd al-Shaabi were killed by suspected Islamic State (ISIS) militants in western Kirkuk on Thursday night (March 14).


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PM Abdul Mahdi meets with Saudi trade minister, will visit Kingdom soon

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi will pay a visit to Saudi Arabia in the near future in order to solidify mutual ties and sign trade and investment agreements, the prime minister’s press office s


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Security forces arrest seven for drug possession in Tuz Khurmatu: authorities

The security forces have detained seven people for drug possession in Tuz Khurmatu in the past week, authorities said on Thursday (March 14).


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Iraqi, KRG officials effectively act with impunity when violating human rights: US State Department report

The US State Department released its 2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Wednesday (March 13) and highlighted numerous human rights violations committed by the Government of Iraq, the Ku


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Iraq bans Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace

Iraq on Wednesday (March 13) banned US planemaker Boeing Co’s 737 MAX aircraft from entering or transiting its airspace, a statement from the civil aviation authority said.


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Iraqi army conducts air assault operations in Anbar: Coalition

The Iraqi army’s Anbar Operations Command has conducted a series of air assault operations against Islamic State (ISIS) militants, capturing four individuals and uncovering multiple caches of improvis


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Denmark makes $7.7m contribution to UNDP stabilization fund

The Danish government has contributed $7.7 million to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) to help rebuild areas of Iraq liberated from Islamic St


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