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Four protesters killed in clashes with Iraq security forces

Four anti-government protesters were killed Friday (February 26) in clashes with Iraqi security forces in Nasiriyah, medics said, the deadliest day in a week of violence in the southern city.


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Once ravaged by ISIS, Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, a tangled web of geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict that could prolong the dire situation of minority Ezidis


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Iraq records 4,336 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (February 26) it recorded 4,336 new coronavirus infections and fourteen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq has not requested international supervision for elections: foreign minister

Iraq’s foreign minister Fuad Hussein said on Thursday (February 25) that the federal government has not requested any international supervision for its early parliamentary elections, currently schedul


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PUK MP hits out at Iraq taking on additional debt, urges reform

Member of the Council of Representatives Blesa Jabar Farman said on Thursday (February 25) that Iraq is facing many crises and has a huge budget shortfall, but argued that they can be surmounted by in


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Iraq records 4,074 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (February 25) it recorded 4,074 new coronavirus infections and 27 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Senior Iraq MP target of international extortion bid

Police in Australia and Canada arrested four people accused of trying to extort a senior Iraqi politician, after what was described Wednesday (February 24) as a year-long campaign of intimidation.


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Rocket strikes on US in Iraq seen as message from Iran

Renewed rocket attacks on US targets in Iraq show Iran-aligned factions are heaping pressure on the government while Tehran may be seeking leverage over America's new administration, analysts say.


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Turkey rescues 7-year-old Ezidi girl in ISIS raid

Turkish police on Wednesday (February 24) arrested two suspected members of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group in Ankara and released a seven-year-old girl from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority, me


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Iraq records 4,306 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (February 24) it recorded 4,306 new coronavirus infections and thirteen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Biden, al-Kadhimi discuss embassy rocket strikes

US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi spoke about this week's rocket strikes on the US embassy in Baghdad, the White House said Tuesday (February 23), with both leaders sa


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First vaccine shipment arrives in Iraq on March 1: ministry

Iraq’s Health and Environment Minister Hassan al-Tamimi said on Tuesday (February 23) that a plane loaded with China's Sinopharm vaccine will arrive in Iraq on March 1.


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Iraq records 4,181 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (February 23) it recorded 4,181 new coronavirus infections and sixteen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Rockets target US embassy in Iraqi capital: military

A volley of rockets on Monday (February 22) targeted the high-security zone in the Iraqi capital that is home to the US embassy, the military and security sources said.


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Protester shot dead in south Iraq: medic

A young man was shot dead on Monday (February 22) during a protest in the capital of Iraq's southern Dhi Qar province over poor public services, a local medical source told AFP.


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Iraq records 3,864 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Monday (February 22) it recorded 3,864 new coronavirus infections and twenty-three deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Baghdad sends 268bn IQD to wheat farmers in Kurdistan Region

Iraq’s federal government has transferred 268 billion Iraqi dinars ($183.6 million) to the Kurdistan Region to be distributed to farmers as payment for wheat sales in 2014, 2015, and 2016.


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Two ISIS militants killed in Coalition airstrike in southern Kirkuk

Spokesperson for Iraq’s Joint Operations Command Major General Tahisn Khafaji said on Monday (February 22) that two Islamic State (ISIS) militants were killed in an airstrike in the Wadi Shay area of


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Iraq's ancient Christian community, decimated by violence, fear

Some fled after the US-led invasion, others during sectarian bloodshed and more following jihadist attacks. Iraq's last two violent decades have hollowed out its Christian community which dates back


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Iraq records 3,187 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday (February 21) it recorded 3,187 new coronavirus infections and 27 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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