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Iraqi officials traveling to China to promote trade ties

Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi will lead a trade delegation composed of senior Iraqi officials to China beginning on Thursday (September 19) in order to increase trade ties between the two countries.


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President Barham Salih meets with the KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani in Erbil

Iraqi President Barham Salih met with Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masrour Barzani on Wednesday (September 18) during a visit to Erbil.


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Arrest warrant issued by Kirkuk court for PUK senior leader

A court in Kirkuk issued an arrested warrant for the one of the deputy heads of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK) Center in Kirkuk Ghafur Salih on terrorism charges.


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Federal finance ministry delegation in Erbil to meet with KRG counterparts

A delegation led by federal Minister of Finance Fuad Mohammed Hussein arrived in Erbil on Tuesday (September 17) for talks with their Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) counterparts about the draft f


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Iraq signs MoU with Royal Boskalis for offshore installation -oil ministry

Iraq has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dutch company Royal Boskalis over the construction of an offshore installation that will boost its oil export and storage capacity, the oil min


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Iraq says US does not believe Iraqi territory used to launch attack on Saudi

Iraq said on Monday (September 16) it had been told by the United States that Washington did not suspect an attack on Saudi Arabia had been launched from Iraqi territory.


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Iraqi PM receives phone call from Pompeo

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has received a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Abdul Mahdi’s office said in a brief statement on Monday (September 16).


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Iraqi soil is not battleground for war, aggression: President Barham Salih

Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Saturday (September 14) that the country’s territory must not become a battleground for war and aggression, but rather should be a place of peace.


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PUK meets with New Generation about Kirkuk electoral list proposal

The head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) election agency met with officials from the New Generation Movement on Sunday (September 15) in an effort to convince them field candidates as a pa


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Iraqi Health Minister resigned due to being “Blackmailed”

Iraqi Health Minister Alaa al-Alwan publicly announced his resignation on Sunday (September 15) and said that he had been “blackmailed” by opponents within the ministry.


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Iraq denies its territory was used to launch attack on Saudi oil facilities

Iraq denied on Sunday (September 15) that its territory had been used to carry out attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, referring to an incident that knocked out more that half the Kingdom’s out


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Siemens, Orascom sign deal to rebuild Iraq power plant

Siemens and Orascom Construction signed an agreement on Saturday (September 14) with the Iraqi government to rebuild two power plants in the north of the country that will have a combined capacity of


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Baghdad, Erbil trade barbs ahead of budget talks

Officials in Baghdad and Erbil have traded accusations of unsettled debts in recent days, as budget talks are set to begin in earnest in the coming weeks.


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Council of Representatives begins legislative session with budget looming

The Council of Representatives gathered on Saturday (September 14) for the first meeting of the autumn legislative session with a long list of tasks ahead of it, most importantly drafting the federal


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Nigeria and Iraq pledge to cut output to meet OPEC targets

OPEC agreed on Thursday (September 12) to trim oil output by asking over-producing members Iraq and Nigeria to bring production in line with their targets as the group strives to prevent a glut amid s


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OPEC+ may discuss deeper oil cuts on Thursday: Iraq oil minister

OPEC and its allies will discuss whether there is a need for deeper cuts in oil production when they hold a ministerial meeting on Thursday, Iraq’s oil minister said.


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31 dead, 75 injured during Ashura procession

At least 31 people died and another 100 were wounded on Tuesday during the Shia Muslim religious rituals of Ashura in the Iraqi city of Kerbala, a Health Ministry spokesman said, offering no details a


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Iraq resists US pressure to reduce Iranian gas imports

Iraq will struggle to generate enough electricity unless it continues to use Iranian gas for three to four more years, the electricity minister said on Tuesday, resisting US pressure to stop the impor


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Explosion at Sunni tribal forces ammunition depot

An ammunition depot belonging to the Sunni tribal forces exploded on Monday (September 9) in the city of Hit in Anbar province.


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Kurdish parties form alliance to take part in provincial elections in Kirkuk

Several major Kurdish political parties announced on Monday (September 9) that they will form a joint electoral list for the purposes of running in the provincial elections in Kirkuk governorate.


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