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2,170 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Thursday (July 9) that it recorded 2,170 new cases of coronavirus and 103 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Shrinking water supplies threaten to put fragile Iraq 'on the edge'

As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned on Wednesday (July 8).


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Iraq general traffic directorate bans motorcycles with two people

Following the assassination of researcher Husham al-Hashimi in Baghdad this week, Iraq’s General Traffic Directorate on Wednesday (July 8) decided to ban the operation of motorcycles with more than on


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Iraq foreign ministry objects to inclusion on EU list of countries with risk for money laundry, terrorist financing

A spokesperson for the federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday (July 8) that foreign minister has sent a letter to the European counterparts urging them to reject a decision by the European


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2,741 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (July 8) that it recorded 2,741 new cases of coronavirus and 94 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Two ISIS suspects arrested in Kirkuk: Iraqi defense ministry

The federal Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday (July 8) that the Iraqi Intelligence Service arrested two women in Laylan refugee camp in Kirkuk governorate who are suspected of working as tailors f


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Constitution will be basis for resolving disputes between Baghdad and Erbil, says Iraq Council of Ministers spokesperson

A spokesperson for the federal Council of Ministers said on Tuesday (July 8) that the process of talks between Baghdad and Erbil is ongoing and that the constitution will be the basis for resolving th


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ISIS military commander killed in joint operation in northern Baghdad: Iraq defense ministry

The federal Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday (July 7) that an Islamic State (ISIS) military commander was killed during a joint operation between Iraqi special forces and intelligence in northern B


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2,426 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (July 7) that it recorded 2,426 new cases of coronavirus and 94 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq partially reopens Iran trade crossing, border officials say

Iraq partially reopened its southern Shalamcheh border crossing with Iran on Tuesday (July 7) after more than three months of closure to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, border officials said


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Iraqi security analyst assassinated in Baghdad

Iraqi security analyst Husham al-Hashimi was assassinated by unidentified gunmen in Baghdad on Monday night (July 6).


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Peshmerga has not returned to Kirkuk: Iraqi army spokesperson

A spokesperson for the Iraqi Armed Forces Command said on Monday (July 6) that the Peshmerga have not returned to Kirkuk nor have there been any talks on the matter.


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Displaced Ezidis head back to Sinjar as coronavirus lockdown bites

Hundreds of Ezidi families driven from their hometown of Sinjar in northern Iraq years ago are now returning as the impact of coronavirus lockdown measures makes their lives in exile even harder.


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Some political parties in Kurdistan Region support Turkish airstrikes: advisor to Council of Representatives’ speaker

An advisor to the Speaker of the Council of Representatives on Monday (July 6) condemned Turkey’s recent airstrikes in the Kurdistan Region and northern Iraq and alleged that some political parties in


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1,796 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Monday (July 6) that it recorded 1,796 new cases of coronavirus and 94 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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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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