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Qatar beats Iraq 1-0 in Asian Cup match

Iraq lost 1-0 to Qatar in the Asian Cup Round of 16 on Tuesday evening (January 22).


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Abdul Mahdi calls for comprehensive mobilization to rebuild Iraq

Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday (January 23) called for a comprehensive mobilization to ensure the success of Iraq’s reconstruction and development campaign.


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Supervisor of Navy SEAL charged in war crime case

The Navy officer who supervised a SEAL accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 was charged Tuesday (January 22) with various offenses tied to the case, including allegati


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A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strong

Begun in 1918 by British troops, Basra’s shipyard is surviving into old age with little maintenance, relying on its vintage machinery and the skill of its workers to keep going.


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In Iraq, political wrangling spawns debate over US troops

From the halls of parliament to the lightning-fast rumor mills of social media, pro-Iran factions are demanding US troops withdraw from Iraq in a challenge to the country's fragile government.


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Netherlands will help support Iraq's agriculture sector: Ambassador

The Dutch Ambassador to Iraq has said that his country will continue to support efforts to develop the Iraqi agricultural sector.


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Consideration of draft federal budget delayed until tomorrow, say MPs

The Council of Representatives has delayed an expected vote on the draft federal budget for 2019 until Wednesday because of disagreements between the members of the Finance Committee over whether the


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Iraq set for clash with Qatar in Asian Cup knockout match

Iraq takes on Qatar tonight in an Asian Cup Round of 16 match in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (January 22) to see which team will advance to the Quarter-finals.


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Abdul Mahdi nominates new candidates for justice, education portfolios

Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has nominated Safana Hussein for education minister and Judge Arkan Qadr for justice minister, according to an official document released on Monday (January 21).


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Iraq says goodbye to its beloved archaeologist al-Gailani

Iraq on Monday (January 21) mourned the loss of Lamia al-Gailani, a beloved archaeologist who helped rebuild the Baghdad museum after it was looted following the 2003 US-led invasion to oust Saddam Hu


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Iraqi policemen killed, wounded in ISIS attack west of Khaanqin

Islamic State (ISIS) militants attacked a federal police base in the village of Sherk, west of Khanaqin, on Sunday evening (January 20).


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Federal budget legislation to be introduced this week, says Gorran MP

A Change Movement (Gorran) lawmaker who sits on the Council of Representatives’ Finance Committee, Hoshyar Abdulla, said on Sunday (January 20) that the committee was entering a crucial phase in prepa


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US Senator says a rash US pullout from Syria will create 'Iraq on steroids'

US Senator Lindsey Graham said he hoped President Donald Trump would slow the US withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State (ISIS) is destroyed, warning that, if not thought through, the pullout can cr


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5 Kurdish youths arrested by Iraqi federal police in Dubis town

Five Kurdish youths were arrested Friday (January 18) by the Iraqi federal police in Dubis town, according to NRT Digital Media reporter Aso Ahmad.


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Council of Representatives to debate bills on housing, graft, Supreme Court

The Council of Representatives met in Baghdad on Saturday (January 19) to consider several pieces of routine legislation.


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Foreign forces, including US, should be expelled from Iraq: al-Bina MP

Al-Bina (Construction) Coalition lawmaker Mansour Baiji said on Friday (January 18) that his bloc is preparing to introduce a bill in parliament to expel all foreign forces from Iraqi territory.


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HRW releases worldwide report on human rights abuses, including in Iraq

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its annual review of human rights abuses around the world on Thursday (January 17), along with detailed reports on more than 100 countries including Iraq.


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IHEC member says ‘no evidence’ to prove fraud during May election

There is “no evidence” to prove that there was electoral fraud during the Iraqi parliamentary election in May 2018, a member of the Iraqi electoral commission has said.


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Abdul Mahdi's cabinet may not be completed until spring, say MPs

Parliamentary sources said on Thursday (January 17) that the completion Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi’s cabinet will likely be delayed until the next legislative term in the spring because of persis


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$17 million squandered in oil transportation contract: lawmaker

The Oil , Energy and Natural resources Committee at the Iraqi parliament announced on Wednesday (January 16) that seventeen million dollars were squandered due to an agreement stuck by the oil transfe


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