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Iraq records 2,767 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (May 14) it recorded 2,767 new coronavirus infections and 27 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Inflation in Iraq was 5.6% over last six months: planning ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of planning said on Wednesday (May 12) that due to the devaluation of the Iraqi dinar, increase in inflation rates during the past six months from November 2020 to April 2021 amounted


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Iraq records 4,512 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (May 13) it recorded 4,512 new coronavirus infections and 28 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Federal budget law not being implemented, says MP

Member of the Council of Representatives’ Finance Committee Ahmed al-Haj said on Wednesday (May 12) the reason for delays in paying public sector salaries on time and in full in the Kurdistan Region i


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Iraq records 4,666 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (May 12) it recorded 4,666 new coronavirus infections and twenty-one deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Saudi official in Baghdad, a month after Iran talks

Iraq received the Saudi deputy defence minister Tuesday (May 11), one month after hosting talks between the kingdom and its regional rival Iran to discuss a thaw in relations.


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'Active curtailment of free expression' in Kurdistan Region: UNAMI's Hennis-Plasschaert

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert gave her quarterly briefing to the UN Security Council on Tuesday (May 11), just five months before Iraqis go to


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US contractor leaves Iraq base over rocket attacks

US contractor Lockheed Martin has withdrawn its staff from an Iraq base where it had been maintaining the Iraqi army's F-16 fighter jets, military sources said, after a spate of rocket attacks.


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Iraq records 5,287 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (May 11) it recorded 5,287 new coronavirus infections and 34 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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MP calls for criminalization of child labor in Iraq

Deputy Head of Iraq’s Council of Representatives’ Human Rights Committee Qusay Abbas on Monday (May 10) called on the government and lawmakers to criminalize child labor in Iraq and end the practice.


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Iraq records 4,902 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Monday (May 10) it recorded 4,902 new coronavirus infections and 29 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Kurdistan Region’s budget share will be sent soon, predicts PM Kadhimi

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Monday (May 10) predicted that Bagdad will send the Kurdistan Region’s budget share soon, amid technical problems that have so far prevented cash transfers f


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Iraq journalist targeted in hit undergoes brain surgery

Journalist Ahmed Hassan, targeted in an assassination attempt Monday (May 10) in southern Iraq, has undergone brain surgery and remains in critical condition, a Baghdad hospital said.


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More than 1 million people in Iraq have recovered from COVID-19: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday (May 9) it recorded 4,167 new coronavirus infections and 30 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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New shipment of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine reaches Iraq: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday (May 9) that a new shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in the country and been distributed to health centers in the governorates, including in


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Iraqi activist's killing sparks protests against impunity

A leading Iraqi anti-government activist was shot dead Sunday (May 9), security sources and activists said, sending protest movement supporters onto the streets to demand an end to such bloodshed and


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Turkish forces must withdraw from Iraqi territory: MP

Responding to the ongoing Turkish military offensive in the Kurdistan Region, member of the Council of Representatives’ Security Committee Katih Rukah told NRT on Sunday (May 9) that Turkey is an inva


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Iraq's heritage battered by desert sun, rain and state apathy

One of the world's oldest churches is crumbling deep in Iraq's desert, another victim of years of conflict, government negligence and climate change in a country with a rich heritage.


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Iraq records 4,608 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (May 8) it recorded 4,608 new coronavirus infections and 39 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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New drone attack targets US forces in Iraq

A drone packed with explosives hit an Iraqi base housing US troops early Saturday (May 8) causing damage but no casualties, the Iraqi military and the US-led coalition said.


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