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US allocates $500,000 to restore Ezidi's Lalish temple: ambassador

US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller announced on Thursday (July 18) that the United States has allocated $500,000 restore Lalish temple in Sheikhan district, which is the most important site in the


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US imposes sanctions on former Nineveh Governor al-Sultan, three other Iraqis

The United States imposed sanctions on four Iraqis it accuses of human right abuses and corruption, according to the Treasury Department website.


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Trump meets Nadia Murad, other religious persecution victims at White House

US President Donald Trump, who has made religious freedom a centerpiece of his foreign policy, met on Wednesday (July 17) with victims of religious persecution from countries including Iraq, China, Tu


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Constitution must be basis for settling disputes with KRG: PM Abdul Mahdi

Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said that resolving the persistent disagreements between Erbil and Baghdad must be done in accordance with the constitution.


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Speaker al-Halbusi meets with KRG PM Barzani, emphasizing Iraqi unity

Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Muhammad al-Halbusi received Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani in Baghdad on Tuesday (July 16).


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UNITAD head says 'significant progress' made in ISIS investigation in 2019

The head of the UN body leading the investigation into crimes committed by Islamic State (ISIS) has said that “significant progress” was made during the first half of 2019.


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Iraqi activists win US State Department religious freedom award

Iraqi acitvists William and Pascale Warda have been named as winners of the International Religious Freedom Award, the US State Department announced on Tuesday (July 16).


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3 people dead, at least 20 wounded in Baghdad bombings

Three people were killed and at least twenty others were wounded in three bomb blasts in Baghdad on Monday (July 15).


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Fire at Basra offshore oil export terminal briefly halts crude loading: officials

A fire at Iraq’s southern Basra offshore oil export terminal briefly halted crude loading operations on Tuesday (July 16) but was put out and loading resumed, Iraqi oil officials said.


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Iraq's southern oil exports average 3.42 million barrels per day so far in July

Iraq’s oil exports from its southern ports have reached 3.42 million barrels per day (bpd) so far in July, two oil officials told Reuters on Monday (July 15).


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Group calls for Kirkuk governor to be Turkmen

A political party is urging that the Kirkuk governor come from the Turkmen community, citing the group's marginalization under past governors.


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China's state construction giant sees more energy projects in Iraq

China State Engineering Corp sees more opportunities for oil projects in Iraq and is interested in expanding into Saudi Arabia and neighboring Gulf state Oman, a company executive said.


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Two killed, one wounded by bomb in Kirkuk's Domiz neighborhood

Two people were killed and another was wounded in a bomb blast in the circle street in Domiz neighborhood in Kirkuk city on Wednesday night (July 10).


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Iraq, Turkey stress military, security cooperation for countering terrorism

Iraqi Foreign Minister Muhammad Ali al-Hakim met with its Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Turkey on Wednesday (July 10), according to the Iraqi foreign ministry.


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RSF denounces ‘harassment and intimidation’ of Iraqi journalist

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned “harassment and intimidation” of an Iraqi journalist who has received death threats in Samawah in the province of Muthanna.


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Iraq to export oil to Syria, Jordan: Iraqi PM Adil Abdul Mahdi

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday (July 9) that he had sent several proposals to the Council of Ministers, including exporting oil to Jordan and Syria.


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Mortar attack kills three people in northern Iraq: police

At least three people were killed and four wounded when three mortar bombs hit the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat on Tuesday (July 9), police officials and hospital sources said.


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Iraqi forces launch operation against ISIS hideouts in western Iraq

Iraqi forces backed by US-led Coalition forces have launched an operation against the Islamic State (ISIS) hideouts in western Iraq since Monday (July 8).


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Iraqi parliament summons finance, oil ministers for debate on Region’s oil

The Council of Representatives will hear from the federal ministers of finance and oil during a debate on Thursday (July 8) about the ongoing dispute over oil transfers from the Kurdistan Region.


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China & Gulf expansion to boost Trade Bank of Iraq's revenues: chairman

State-owned Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) is expanding into China and the Gulf, seeking to lift its revenues from retail banking and international operations to 30% by 2022 from 25% now, its chairman said


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