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Turkey invites PM Kadhimi for official visit, says Turkish ambassador

Turkish Ambassador to Iraq Faith Yildiz said on Friday (September 18) that Ankara has issued an official invitation for Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to visit Turkey.


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4,305 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (September 18) that it recorded 4,305 new cases of coronavirus infection and 76 deaths in the country.


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Four ISIS militants arrested by security forces in Nineveh

The federal National Security Service said on Thursday (September 17) that four Islamic State (ISIS) militants were arrested in Nineveh governorate.


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Kurdish teachers in Kirkuk throw support behind students over exam question errors

A group of Kurdish education teachers in Kirkuk held a press conference on Thursday (September 17) to condemn mistakes in the written questions for twelfth-grade final exams held in the governorate, s


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4,326 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (September 16) that it recorded 4,326 new cases of coronavirus infection and 84 deaths in the country.


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Three PMF fighters killed in ISIS attack Kirkuk governorate

Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) said on Thursday (September 17) that three of its fighters were killed in an Islamic State (ISIS) attack in Kirkuk governorate overnight.


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Katyusha hits residential building in Baghdad’s Green Zone

Iraq’s Security Media Cell said on Wednesday (September 16) that a Katyusha rocket fell on a building in al-Qadisiya residential complex in Baghdad’s Green Zone.


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4,357 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (September 16) that it recorded 4,357 new cases of coronavirus infection and 82 deaths in the country.


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Kurdish family tortured, killed in Baghdad

The bodies of a Kurdish family living in Baghdad’s al-Mansour area were found decapitated in their house on Tuesday night (September 15), according to a security source.


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Defying fatwa, Iraqis flock to COVID cemetery to exhume dead, re-bury elsewhere

It took Abu Haider and his relatives several hours to dig up his nephew’s grave and exhume the body at a cemetery in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf built especially for COVID-19 victims.


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Iraq nears 300,000 coronavirus cases since outbreak began: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (September 15) that it recorded 4,224 new cases of coronavirus infection and 80 deaths in the country.


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Federal integrity commission issues summons for current, former Kirkuk governors

The federal Commission of Integrity said on Tuesday (September 15) that it has issued orders to summon the current and former governors of Kirkuk to face formal charges in court of wasting public fund


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IED targeted British diplomatic vehicles in Baghdad, no injuries: British embassy

The British embassy in Baghdad said that a British diplomatic vehicle was hit by an IED on Tuesday morning (September 15) on the airport road in Baghdad, but caused no injuries.


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German and Iraqi foreign ministers meet in Berlin

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in Berlin on Monday (September 14) to discuss bilateral relations and the on-going campaign against Islamic State (ISIS)


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Kirkuk man arrested on charges of raping, sexually assaulting daughters

A man was arrested by police in Kirkuk city on charges of raping and sexually assaulting his two daughters, two people with knowledge of the case told NRT Digital Media on Tuesday (September 15).


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Two rockets intercepted by C-RAM in Baghdad’s Green Zone

Iraq’s Security Media Cell said on Tuesday (September 15) that a missile defense system intercepted two Katyusha rockets fired at Baghdad’s Green Zone in the early morning hours.


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ISIS financier killed, leader arrested in Anbar’s Rutbah district

Iraq’s Security Media Cell said on Monday (September 14) that a high-profile Islamic State (ISIS) financier was killed and an “important leader” was arrested in a landing operation by counterterrorism


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Iraq’s Council of Ministers approves draft 2020 budget legislation: spokesperson

Spokesperson for the federal Council of Ministers said on Monday (September 14) that the council approved 2020 budget bill and will send it to the Council of Representatives.


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4,169 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Monday (September 14) that it recorded 4,169 new cases of coronavirus infection and 72 deaths in the country.


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Iraq plans to export barley due to grain surplus in country: agriculture ministry

Spokesperson for the federal Ministry of Agriculture said on Sunday (September 13) that for the first time the government plans to exports barley due to grain surplus in local markets.


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