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US service member dies in non-combat incident in Nineveh: statement

An American service member died in a “non-combat incident” on Saturday (April 20) in Nineveh province, the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State said in a statement.


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IOM Iraq confronts challenge of long-term displacement in new studies

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) mission in Iraq has recently completed two studies that examine the factors that contribute to long-term displacement in the country, the organizat


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Council of Representatives hosts parliamentary leaders from six neighboring states

The Council of Representatives on Saturday (April 20) will host a summit for parliamentary leaders from six neighboring countries under the banner of “Stability and Development.”


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ISIS militants killed, arrested in separate operations in Kirkuk and Anbar

Twelve suspected Islamic State (ISIS) militants were killed in an operation in Kirkuk province's Hawija district and twelve others were captured in Anbar province, the federal defense ministry’s media


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Zebari deletes tweet suggesting Dawa, Wisdom Movement trying to oust PM

Member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo and former federal finance minister Hoshyar Zebari on Friday (April 19) deleted an earlier tweet suggesting that two parties were looking to to


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ISIS attack wounds two villagers in Khanaqin

At least two villagers were wounded in an attack by Islamic State (ISIS) militants on a village in Khanaqin district, a police source said on Friday (April 19).


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Saudi Arabia, Iraq to cooperate on security, intelligence: Iraqi FM

Iraq and Saudi Arabia have agreed to cooperate in security and intelligence matters, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television cited Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim as saying on Thursday (April 1


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Federal oil police seize two tankers smuggling oil in Kirkuk’s Dubis town

Federal oil police announced on Thursday (April 18) that they had thwarted an attempt to steal crude oil being piped between the Sarlo and Khurmala oil fields.


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Saudi Aramco to help Iraq find gas in western desert: minister

Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Thursday (April 18) that Saudi state-owned oil giant Aramco will help his government explore for gas in the country’s western desert, according to Al-Arabiya


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Lawyer beaten in Dora neighborhood of southern Baghdad

A picture of a female lawyer has started circulating on social media that appear to show injuries sustained when she was beaten by the family of a colleague. ​


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Leader from Hikma movement criticizes comment by KDP member Zebari

A leader from National Wisdom Movement (Hikma) criticized Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Politburo member Hoshyar Zebari for saying there was cooperation between Hikma and Dawa party to oust Iraqi P


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New HRW report details continued torture at facility outside Mosul

Human Rights Watch (HRW) alleged on Thursday (April 18) that torture by Iraqi security officials continues at a facility outside of Mosul, months after conditions there were exposed by the group.


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Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi met Saudi crown prince in Riyadh

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, his office said on Thursday (April 18), a day after his first official visit to the kingdom which has be


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Journalists working in 'intense climate of fear,' says Reporters without Borders in 2019 rankings

Reporters without Borders (RSF) has released its World Press Freedom Index for 2019, saying that many journalists work in environments where their safety is at risk and that they face increasingly res


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President's office, UN Women to collaborate to promote gender equality

UN Women in Iraq and the office of President Barham Salih have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to promote cooperation between the two in the areas of gender equality and women’s em


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PM Abdul Mahdi meets Saudi King Salman on first visit to Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi met with King Salman on Wednesday (April 17) during his first visit to Saudi Arabia since taking office six months ago.


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Council of Representatives votes to ban PUBG Mobile, Fortnite

Iraqi Parliament has banned online video games including PUBG mobile in an overwhelming vote on Wednesday (April 17).


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Travel of finance minister delayed parliamentary work, salary transfers: MP

The travel schedule of federal Finance Minister Fuad Hussein has adversely affected the economy of Iraq, New Generation Movement lawmaker Sarkawt Shamsaddin said Wednesday (April 17).


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Kurdish farmers gather outside palace to voice concerns to President Salih

Several dozen farmers from the Kurdistan Region gathered in front of the Iraqi presidential palace on Tuesday evening (April 16) to meet with President Barham Salih, but were not received.


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Turkish troops in Bashiqa at request of Iraqi officials: ambassador

The Turkish Ambassador to Iraq Fatih Yildiz said on Tuesday (April 16) that his country’s forces were deployed in Bashiqa at the request of senior Iraqi officials and stressed that they would depart i


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