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Iraq records 8,905 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (July 23) it recorded 8,905 new coronavirus infections and 66 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Britain hits five individuals with anti-graft sanctions

Britain on Thursday (July 22) placed sanctions on five individuals around the world including the former governor of Nineveh, as part of its global anti-corruption regime.


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Iraqi officials discuss US military presence on Washington visit

Senior officials from Baghdad were in Washington Thursday (July 22) for preliminary talks on the US military presence in Iraq, ahead of an upcoming meeting between leaders of the two countries, the Pentagon said in a statement.


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Iraq records 8,106 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (July 22) it recorded 8,106 new coronavirus infections and 81 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq COVID-19 death toll tops 18,000: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (July 21) it recorded 8,320 new coronavirus infections and 69 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours, posting single-day record.


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Two Iraqi soldiers killed, three wounded in Saladin attack

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in an attack in Saladin governorate’s Mutaibija area early on Wednesday (July 21).


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'I took them to the market': a Baghdad father's grief

When Emad Jawad dropped his wife and son at a bustling Baghdad market on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, he couldn't know he would never see them alive again.


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Iraq President Barham Salih, KRG PM Masrour Barzani targeted by Pegasus spyware: reports

Iraqi President Barham Salih was allegedly targeted by Pegasus spyware, along with at least fourteen other heads of state or government, according to a report on Tuesday (July 20) by the Washington Post.


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Iraq records 8,922 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (July 20) it recorded 8,922 new coronavirus infections and 59 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours, posting single-day record.


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Iraq market suicide bombing claimed by ISIS kills nearly 30 on eve of Eid holiday

The Islamic State (ISIS) group claimed responsibility early Tuesday for a suicide bombing that ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital ahead of Eid holiday celebrations, killing nearly 30 people, according to medical sources.


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Ahead of Washington visit, Iraq PM Kadhimi says cooperation with Coalition will continue

Ahead of a visit to the White House next week, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said that his country’s training and cooperative agreements with NATO and the International Coalition will continue, despite pressure on both Baghdad and Washington to withdraw US troops.


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Iraqis protest against unpunished killings of activists

Hundreds of Iraqis protested on Sunday (July 18) in central Baghdad to demand that authorities hold accountable the killers of dozens of activists associated with a long-running protest movement.


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Iraq records 8,698 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday (July 18) it recorded 8,698 new coronavirus infections and 41 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Seventy-seven migrants returned to Iraq from Turkey: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Migration and Displacement announced the return of 77 irregular migrants from Turkey on Saturday (July 17).


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Armed men who attacked Baghdad hospital arrested: police

Baghdad police said Saturday (July 18) they had arrested a group of related men who allegedly attacked a hospital, as a security source told AFP the armed assault was carried out in retaliation after four Covid patients died when their oxygen was cut.


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Iraq hospital heads abandon posts after fire tragedy

Several hospital administrators in a southern Iraqi province have abandoned their posts, local authorities said Saturday (July 17), after arrest warrants were issued for senior staff following a deadly hospital fire in the city of Nasiriyah.


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Iraq records 8,149 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (July 17) it recorded 8,149 new coronavirus infections and 38 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Biden to host Iraqi PM at White House on July 26

President Joe Biden will welcome Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to the White House this month, his office said Friday (July 16).


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Iraq PM announces suspects arrested for murder of academic Hashemi

Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said Friday (July 16) that suspects had been arrested for the murder over a year ago of academic and government adviser Hisham al-Hashemi.


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We will punish corruption and support loyal people: Qubad Talabani

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani warned on Friday (July 16) that those who are involved in corruption or have used their positions for private gain will be severely punished.


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