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US Department of Defense denies attack on military convoy in Diwaniya

US Department of Defense denied on Sunday (July 12) that gunmen targeted trucks carrying US military equipment in al-Qadisiyyah governorate on Saturday evening.


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Kirkuk officials announce new curfew regulations

The Kirkuk Crisis Cell said on Saturday (July 11) that a partial curfew will be implemented from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Sunday to Wednesday, and a total curfew from Thursday to Saturday.


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2,734 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Saturday (July 11) that it recorded 2,734 new cases of coronavirus and 95 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi security forces begin new anti-ISIS operation in Diyala governorate

Iraq's Security Media Cell said that the fourth phase of Operation “Heroes of Iraq” began on Saturday (July 11), which is focused on combating Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Diyala governorate.


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Security forces thwart rocket attack on Green Zone: Baghdad command

Baghdad Operation Command said on Friday (July 10) that it has prevented a Katyusha rocket attack on the Green Zone in Baghdad, locating a launcher in near al-Qanat Street.


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Iraqi PM Kadhimi takes steps to exert control over border crossings

Iraq’s Rapid Response Forces said on Friday (July 10) said that Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi had ordered them to take control of al-Munthiriya border crossing in Diyala governorate under the supe


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First Iraqi MP dies from COVID-19, had represented Diyala governorate

Iraqi lawmaker Ghida Kambash died of COVID-19 on Friday (July 10) fourteen days after testing positive for coronavirus infection.


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Nearly 3,000 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: health ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Thursday (July 9) that it recorded 2,848 new cases of coronavirus and 78 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi coronavirus committee signals that travel restriction will be relaxed

In an apparent signal that coronavirus restrictions may be relaxed soon, the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety in Iraq said on Thursday (July 9) that all Iraqis will be allowed to travel


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Advisor's killing deepens Iraqi leader's face-off with militias

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi talked tough after the killing of a high-profile analyst and government advisor, pledging to hunt down his assailants and curb the actions of armed groups.


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2,170 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Thursday (July 9) that it recorded 2,170 new cases of coronavirus and 103 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Shrinking water supplies threaten to put fragile Iraq 'on the edge'

As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned on Wednesday (July 8).


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Iraq general traffic directorate bans motorcycles with two people

Following the assassination of researcher Husham al-Hashimi in Baghdad this week, Iraq’s General Traffic Directorate on Wednesday (July 8) decided to ban the operation of motorcycles with more than on


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Iraq foreign ministry objects to inclusion on EU list of countries with risk for money laundry, terrorist financing

A spokesperson for the federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday (July 8) that foreign minister has sent a letter to the European counterparts urging them to reject a decision by the European


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2,741 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (July 8) that it recorded 2,741 new cases of coronavirus and 94 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Two ISIS suspects arrested in Kirkuk: Iraqi defense ministry

The federal Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday (July 8) that the Iraqi Intelligence Service arrested two women in Laylan refugee camp in Kirkuk governorate who are suspected of working as tailors f


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Constitution will be basis for resolving disputes between Baghdad and Erbil, says Iraq Council of Ministers spokesperson

A spokesperson for the federal Council of Ministers said on Tuesday (July 8) that the process of talks between Baghdad and Erbil is ongoing and that the constitution will be the basis for resolving th


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ISIS military commander killed in joint operation in northern Baghdad: Iraq defense ministry

The federal Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday (July 7) that an Islamic State (ISIS) military commander was killed during a joint operation between Iraqi special forces and intelligence in northern B


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2,426 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (July 7) that it recorded 2,426 new cases of coronavirus and 94 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq partially reopens Iran trade crossing, border officials say

Iraq partially reopened its southern Shalamcheh border crossing with Iran on Tuesday (July 7) after more than three months of closure to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, border officials said


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