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Testing missile interceptor by US in Baghdad is unacceptable: deputy speaker

Deputy Speaker of the Council of Representatives Hassan al-Kaabi said on Saturday (July 4) that it was not acceptable for the US to test a missile interceptor at the US embassy in Baghdad.


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2,125 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Sunday (July 5) that it recorded 2,125 new cases of coronavirus and 105 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Rocket fired at Baghdad's Green Zone, hours after US exercise at embassy

Militants fired at least one Katyusha rocket at Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone early on Sunday morning (July 5), hours after a live fire training exercise was held at the US embassy there.


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2,334 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Saturday (July 4) that it recorded 2,334 new cases of coronavirus and 106 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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2,312 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (July 3) that it recorded 2,312 new cases of coronavirus and 102 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq needs to diversify economy away from oil reliance, says PM Kadhimi

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said on Thursday (June 2) that his government is making efforts to fortify the country’s economy in order to overcome the current financial crisis caused by the


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2,184 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (June 30) that it recorded 2,184 new cases of coronavirus and 110 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Man in Karbala sets fire, killing his four children

A man in Karbala governorate who set a fire on Thursday (July 2) that killed his four children is now in custody, according to police.


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US Supreme Court declines to hear bid by Iraqis to avoid deportation

The US Supreme Court on Thursday (July 2) declined to hear a bid by a large group of Iraqis convicted of crimes in the United States to prevent imminent deportation to their home country where they sa


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Iraqi Security Forces launch new anti-ISIS operation north of Baghdad

Under the direction of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, the Iraqi Security Forces launched a new operation against Islamic State (ISIS) militants in areas north of Baghdad, according to a statement


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Iraq Civil Aviation Authority extends flight ban until July 15

The Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) decided on Wednesday (July 1) to extend its ban on international passenger flights into and out of the country until July 15.


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2,415 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (June 30) that it recorded 2,415 new cases of coronavirus and 107 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq to halve Basra oil exports in July: agent

Iraq will reduce crude oil exports from its southern terminals in July, mainly its Basra Light flows, in order to comply with OPEC+ cuts after failing to meet its agreed quota in previous months, load


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Ten ISIS militants killed in Coalition airstrike in Nineveh

The federal Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday (June 30) that ten Islamic State (ISIS) militants were killed in an airstrike by warplanes belonging to the international coalition working to defeat th


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New grouping in Council of Representatives formed to support PM Kadhimi

Leader of the National Wisdom Movement Ammar al-Hakim on Tuesday (June 30) announced a new grouping within the Council of Representatives named the Iraqion Alliance, which was created to support Prime


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Mass grave found in Nineveh containing remains of more than 600 people

The Nineveh Directorate of Martyrs said on Tuesday (June 30) announced the discovery of a new mass grave near the city of Mosul, which it believes contains the remains of more than 600 people.


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1,958 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (June 30) that it recorded 1,958 new cases of coronavirus and 104 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi officials release Iran-backed militiamen arrested last week

Iraqi government officials said on Monday (June 29) that a number of Iran-backed militiamen arrested in a raid by security forces on Thursday had been released on bail, government sources said.


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KRG delegation rejected federal government’s budget conditions, claims Iraqi MP

State of Law Coalition lawmaker in the Council of Representatives Alia Nusaif claimed on Monday (June 29) that Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) negotiating delegation has rejected a number of con


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Iraq lowers June oil exports, still pumps above OPEC+ target

Iraq’s oil exports have fallen by almost 9% or 310,000 barrels per day (bpd) in June, loading data and industry sources showed, suggesting OPEC’s second-largest producer has delivered about three-fift


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