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500 houses destroyed in massive fire south of Mount Sinjar

500 houses were torched in a conflagration in Giruzer sub-district south of mount Sinjar on Wednesday (June 19), the acting director of Giruzer sub-district Jalal Khalo said.


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Kuwait's ruler in Baghdad amid rising Gulf tensions

Kuwait’s ruling emir arrived on a state visit to Iraq on Wednesday (June 19) and is expected to discuss escalating regional tensions after attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz.


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Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq

A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday, including US energy giant ExxonMobil, wounding three people and threatening to further escalate US-Iran tensions in the


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Trump would consider military force vs Iran to prevent nuclear weapon: Time

US President Donald Trump said he would consider using military force to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon but left open the question if it involved protecting oil supplies.


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Kuwait ruler to visit Iraq amid Gulf tensions

Kuwait’s ruling emir will visit Iraq on Wednesday (June 18), state news agency KUNA reported, saying the trip comes amid escalating regional tensions after attacks on tankers near the Strait of Hormuz


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Federal court holds additional hearing on KRG oil export lawsuit

Federal Supreme Court of Iraq held another session over a previous lawsuit filed by the Iraqi oil ministry against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) natural resources ministry over the latter’s


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Iraq’s Hikma Movement announces opposition in government

Iraq’s National Wisdom Movement (Hikma) announced it had decided to become an opposition in the parliament, as the cabinet of Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has yet to be completed.


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US ambassador to Iraq assures people that Mosul Dam is safe

Recently-arrived US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller said on Sunday (June 16) that Mosul Dam poses no danger to people and that they will benefit from the water of its reservoir.


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Heat wave hits Iraq -- and sparks begin to fly

Hospital ventilators shut down, football matches with obligatory water breaks and food spoiling in fridges without power: Iraq's notorious summer has arrived.


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Farmers affected by fires to be compensated

More than 46,000 dunams (113,668,48 acres) were torched in less than a month, according to a statement by the Iraqi Civil Defense Directorate on Saturday (June 15).


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Council of Representatives following up on 2014 oil export lawsuit against KRG

Iraqi council of representatives decided to follow up on a lawsuit that was filed by the Iraqi former oil minister Jabbar Alluaib in 2014 against Turkey regarding the oil exports by the Kurdistan Regi


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US grants Iraq new Iran sanctions waiver: source

The United States has granted Iraq another 90-day waiver to continue with vital energy imports from neighboring Iran despite re-imposed sanctions, a government source said Saturday (June 15).


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Three mortar shells landed at Balad air base, says Iraq's military media cell

Three mortar shells landed at the Balad air base near Iraqi capital on Friday night (June 14), Iraqi security media cell said.


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Kurdish village about to be evacuated in Khanaqin

Residents of the Kurdish-populated Muhamad Shirbag village started fleeing to the cities of Kalar and Khanaqin due to poor security situation in the area.


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France denies Iraq has yet asked for money to try jihadist fighters

France’s foreign ministry denied on Thursday (June 13) a report that it had been asked by Iraqi authorities to pay up to $2 million per fighter for Baghdad to deal with French jihadists transferred fr


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Iraqi lawmaker calls for stance against Turkish strikes on northern Iraq

New Generation lawmaker in the Iraqi Parliament Yusra Rajab called on Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi to take a stance against Turkish strikes and deployment of units of Turkish army in Iraq.


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Iraqi parliament forms committee to assess farmland damage

Iraqi Parliament has formed a committee to assess damage to the farmers’ crop fields that have been destroyed by fires, as Iraq’s harvests go up in smoke.


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Iraqi Shia groups deepen control in strategic Sunni areas

The only sign that Sunni-majority Mosul’s newest and busiest marketplace is in Shia Muslim hands is a small plaque in the office of its leaseholder from Baghdad.


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US sanctions Iraq-based company, says it backs Iran's IRGC

The United States on Wednesday sanctioned an Iraqi company and two of its associates, which it said had helped Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds force evade sanctions by smuggling hundreds


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Nobel Prize winner Nadia Murad warns wildfires threaten Iraqi mass graves

Nobel Prize-winner and Ezidi activist Nadia Murad has warned that wildfires raging in northern Iraq could destroy crucial evidence of genocide committed by Islamic State (ISIS).


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