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Two ISIS militants arrested by security forces in Kirkuk

Iraq’s Federal Intelligence and Investigations Agency said on Sunday (November 29) that two Islamic State (ISIS) militants were apprehended in Kirkuk governorate.


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Islamic State says it launched rocket attack on northern Iraq oil refinery

A rocket hit a small oil refinery in northern Iraq on Sunday (November 29), causing a fire at a fuel storage tank and forcing a complete shutdown of operations after the blaze spread to a nearby pipel


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Iraq crosses 550,000 COVID-19 official cases, records 1,614 new infections: ministry

The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health and Environment said on Sunday (November 29) it had recorded 1,614 new cases of coronavirus infections and 24 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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PM Kadhimi to form committee to probe into killing of protesters in southern Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Mustafa al-Kadhimi decided on Sunday (November 29) to form a high-level committee entitled the Emergency Crisis Team headed by National


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Kurdish teachers in Kirkuk protest against resumption of in-person education

Kurdish teachers in Kirkuk protested on Sunday (November 29) against the resumption of in-person classes in the governorate, demanding their salaries and financial benefits.


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Iraq oil minister says will not seek exemption from OPEC+ deal - state paper

Iraq will not ask OPEC for exemption from a pact aimed at reducing output, and oil prices are expected to reach about $50 at the beginning of 2021, the al-Sabah state cited the oil minister as saying


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1,606 new COVID-19 cases logged in Iraq: ministry

The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health and Environment said on Saturday (November 28) it had recorded 1,606 new cases of coronavirus infections and 33 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Diyala is free of IDP camps after shutting last camp in Khanaqin, says displacement minister

Iraqi Migration and Displaced Minister Evan Faek Jabro said on Saturday (November 28) that all the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps had been shut down in Diyala governorate following the closu


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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi declares curfew in Dhi Qar following clashes

Following clashes between anti-government protesters and Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s supporters in Nasiriya city, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi declared a curfew in Dhi Qar governorate, Ye


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Three killed in clashes in Iraq after cleric's followers storm protest camp

Supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed an anti-government protest camp in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya on Friday (November 28), and at least three people were killed and dozens wound


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2,545 new COVID-19 cases logged in Iraq: ministry

The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health and Environment said on Friday (November 27) it had recorded 2,545 new cases of coronavirus infections and 42 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Over 3,000 IDPs returned homes after six-year displacement, says Iraqi displaced minister

Iraqi Migration and Displaced Minister Evan Faek Jabru said on Friday (November 27) that more than three thousand internally displaced persons (IDPs) had left the camps and returned to their places of


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Suspected masked group attack, set ablaze message center in Baghdad’s Karrada

A group of sword holders stormed a massage center in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood on Thursday evening (November 26), destroyed the equipment in the message center, beat its workers and set the premi


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Iraq trains US-sanctioned militia leader for army position: Reuters

The Iraqi military is training a former member of an Iran-backed militia, who is under US sanctions for killing protesters, to become a high-ranking officer in the army, according to six government, s


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Four ISIS militants arrested in Kirkuk’s Hawija district

Iraq’s Federal Investigation and Intelligence Agency said on Thursday (November 26) that four Islamic State (ISIS) militants were apprehended by the security forces in separate areas in southern Kirku


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Iraq is 'so riddled with corruption', economy remains in ‘existential crisis’ if oil prices remain below $70: official

Iraqi Government Finance Minister Alli Alawi has said that his country’s economy is replete with corruption, claiming that minor jobs at border points are changing hands for as much as $100,000.


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Iraq records 2,483 new COVID-19 cases with hot spots in northern governorates

The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health and Environment said on Thursday (November 26) it had recorded 2,483 new cases of coronavirus infections and 39 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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ISIS militant arrested in Nineveh’s Makhmour district: federal intelligence

Iraq's Intelligence and Investigative Agency said in a statement on Wednesday (November 25) that its forces arrested an Islamic State (ISIS) militant after a tight ambush was set up for him in Makhmou


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2,438 new COVID-19 cases logged in Iraq: ministry

The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health and Environment said on Wednesday (November 25) it had recorded 2,438 new cases of coronavirus infections and 55 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Positive relation between Erbil, Baghdad is key to stability of Iraq: UN’s Hennis-Plasschaert

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on Tuesday (November 24) that a positive and constructive relationship between the Kurdistan Regional Govern


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