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Four members of ISIS' police force sentenced to life imprisonment

The Rusafa Central Criminal Court in Baghdad sentenced four members of Islamic State (ISIS) to life imprisonment on Sunday (September 23).


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Iraqi parliament speaker meets with Iranian ambassador in Baghdad

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi met with Iranian ambassador Iraj Masjedi to Baghdad to discuss the political and security situation in the country.


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Siemens nears multi-billion euro deal in Iraq: Handelsblatt

German engineering group Siemens (SIEGn.DE) is working on a deal worth up to 9 billion euros ($10.6 billion) to supply energy generation technology to Iraq, business daily Handelsblatt reported, citin


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UNDP releases Human Development 2018 Statistical Update data for Iraq

Earlier this month, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released the “Human Development Indices and Indicators: 2018 Statistical Update” which tracks the progress or regression of countrie


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Iraqi security forces and PMF begin desert operation to root out ISIS remnants

Iraqi security forces have launched a large-scale operation to hunt down Islamic State (ISIS) cells in the desert areas of Saladin, Anbar, and Nineveh governorate and along the Iraqi-Syrian border.


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Bank director in Tikrit sentenced to prison for financial crimes

The Court of Misdemeanor in Saladin Governorate announced on Sunday (September 23) that they had issued two separate four-year prison sentences for the former directors of the Rafidain Bank - Tikrit B


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Election of Iraqi Presidency not on parliament's agenda for Tuesday

The Office of the Speaker of the Council of Representatives announced on Sunday (September 25) that the election of the Iraqi president will not be on the parliamentary agenda for its next scheduled m


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Iraq condemns attack on Iranian military parade

Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Saturday (September 22) condemned the “terrorist” attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz which killed and wounded dozens of people.


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Dawa Party leaders still seeking reconciliation, deny Abadi is their nominee

Important negotiations are ongoing within the Islamic Dawa Party in an attempt to unite its two rival wings and maintain its hold on the position of prime minister.


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$8 million fraud uncovered at Najaf airport

The Integrity Commission said on Saturday (September 22) that its Department of Investigation was able to detect violations and excesses of more than $8 million USD in an contract between the manageme


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Customs checkpoints open between Kirkuk and Erbil, Sulaimani

Iraqi and Kurdish officials opened customs checkpoints on the Erbil-Kirkuk and Sulaimani-Kirkuk roads on Saturday (September 22).


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Two crude oil smuggling sites found northeast of Baghdad

The Ministry of Interior confirmed on Friday (September 21) the discovery of two crude oil smuggling sites northeast of Baghdad.


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20 people killed during Basra protests: commission for human rights

As many as 20 people were killed during the Basra protests against corruption and a shortage of public services earlier this month, the commission for human rights said on Friday (September 21).


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US says it will hold Iran responsible for loss of American life in Iraq

The United States will hold the Iranian government responsible for attacks on US facilities and any loss of American life in Iraq, the State Department said. ​


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ISIS destroys another transmission tower in Hawija

Militants from the Islamic State (ISIS) have destroyed another transmission tower in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk.


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Halbusi meets with Mashhadani to discuss plans for government reform

The Speaker of the Council of Representatives Mohamed Halbusi said on Thursday (September 20) that the Council will play a pivotal role in advancing political reform and assessing and enhancing the pe


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Iraq's southern oil exports approach record high in Sept: sources

Oil exports from southern Iraq are heading for a record high this month, two industry sources said, adding to signs that OPEC’s second-largest producer is following through on a deal to raise supply a


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Commander of the Iraqi Golden Division dies of a stroke aged 52

Commander of the Iraqi Golden Division, Major General Fazil Barwari, died of a suspected stroke on Thursday (September 20) at the age of 52.​


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Iraq's Turkmen Front meets Turkish President in Ankara

A delegation from Iraq’s Turkmen Front on Thursday (September 20) visited Ankara where they met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


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40,000 foreign nationals travel to Karbala for Ashura: police spokesman

Karbala police chief said on Thursday (September 20) that 40,000 foreign nationals had entered the province before yesterday to celebrate Ashura.


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