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Threat from Iran to US forces in Iraq remains 'significant': senior US diplomat

Iranian-backed militia pose a “significant” threat to US forces in Iraq, the State Department’s top diplomat for the Middle East said on Thursday (April 9), about a week after US President Donald Trum


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30 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Thursday (April 9) that it had recorded 30 new cases of coronavirus infection in Iraq over the past 24 hours.


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KRG PM Barzani says supports al-Kadhimi on government formation

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Thursday (April 9) said that he had spoken with new Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi and offered his support for the la


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Al-Kadhimi charged with forming government after al-Zurfi withdraws candidacy

Adan al-Zurfi withdrew his candidacy for Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday (April 9), paving the way for Mustafa al-Kadhimi to form a government.


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Iraq's health ministry says 80 new coronavirus cases, including 24 in Najaf

The federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (April 8) that it has recorded 80 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours and four deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infe


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Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani throws support behind al-Kadhimi nomination for Iraq PM

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani said on Wednesday (April 8) that he supports the nomination of Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Iraqi prime minister and urged the country’s political factions to su


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Iraq extends coronavirus curfew until April 18

Iraq’s Supreme Committee for Coronavirus Response announced on Tuesday night (April 7) that the curfew imposed on Iraq to prevent the spread of coronavirus has been extended until at least April 18.


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80 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (April 7) that it had recorded 80 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours and one death from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infectio


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Iraq tops 1,000 official coronavirus cases: health ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Monday (April 6) that it has recorded 70 new cases of coronavirus infection in Iraq, bringing the country’s total to 1,031.


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Shia factions nominate Iraq's intelligence chief for PM to rival al-Zurfi's bid

Five Shia factions in the Council of Representatives reportedly agreed on Sunday (April 5) to nominate Iraq’s intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi for prime minister, raising the prospect of a clash


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Rockets hit oil district in southern Iraq; no casualties

Rockets landed near a district that houses foreign workers in Iraq’s oil industry early on Monday (April 6), including US oil service company Halliburton, but caused no damage or casualties, oil and p


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Four new coronavirus recoveries in Kirkuk: directorate

Health authorities in Kirkuk said on Sunday night (April 5) that four more patients in the governorate have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection.


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Iraq, US look to begin 'strategic dialogue': caretaker PM Abdul Mahdi

Iraq’s caretaker Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi met with US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller on Sunday (April 5), as leaders from both countries indicate that they are ready to begin a new strategi


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Sixty-four new cases of coronavirus, four deaths recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health on Sunday (April 5) announced 64 new cases of coronavirus infection and four deaths in Iraq.


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Forty-eight new cases of coronavirus, two deaths recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (April 4) that it has recorded 48 new cases of coronavirus and two deaths in Iraq over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi government to give relief to families in need; New Generation says KRG should follow suit

The federal Ministry of Planning said on Friday (April 3) that families where no members receive a government salary or other form of federal relief will receive a payment of 150,000 Iraqi dinars ($12


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Iraq PM-designate delivers cabinet plans to Council of Representatives

Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zurfi on Saturday (April 4) sent plans for his new cabinet to the Council of Representatives in Baghdad.


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Iraqi soldier killed, four wounded in attack in Khanaqin

An Iraqi soldier was killed and four others were wounded in an explosion in Khanaqin on Friday night (April 3).


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Iraq's communication regulator suspends Reuters after coronavirus report; watchdogs cry foul

Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) on Thursday (April 2) suspended Reuters from operating in the country for three months, just hours after the news agency released a report quoting doct


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48 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Iraq: Ministry of Health

The federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (April 3) that it had recorded 48 new cases of coronavirus in Iraq for a total of 820 cases.


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