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Iraq’s crude oil exports exceed 98 million barrels in February

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Iraq said Sunday that it exported more than 98 million barrels of crude oil in February, bringing in revenues of over 5 billion U.S....
Iraq

Iraqi foreign ministry suspends consular services over coronavirus

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The Iraqi Foreign Ministry decided on Saturday to suspend consular services for one week over concerns of the novel coronavirus. As part...
Iraq

15 wounded in protests in Iraq’s capital

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Up to 15 people were wounded on Sunday in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces, an Interior Ministry official said. The...
Islamic State

2 IS militants, civilian killed in attacks in eastern Iraq

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A total of two Islamic State (IS) militants and a civilian were killed on Sunday in separate attacks in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala,...
Followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are seen in central Baghdad, Iraq on April 30, 2016. Thousands of followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday stormed the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad and took control of the parliament building and surrounding areas, while dozens of lawmakers, officials and employees tried to escape the government district. [Xinhua]

Rockets strike near U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

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Rockets struck near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad early on Sunday, with no immediate word on casualties and the extent of damage, local media...
Followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are seen in central Baghdad, Iraq on April 30, 2016. Thousands of followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday stormed the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad and took control of the parliament building and surrounding areas, while dozens of lawmakers, officials and employees tried to escape the government district. [Xinhua]

Iraqi women rally in protest of violence against female demonstrators

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Thousands of women rallied on Thursday in Baghdad and other Iraqi provinces to support the ongoing anti-government protests and reject violence against female protesters. In...
Iraqi forces

Iraqi forces launch anti-IS offensive in Anbar

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The Iraqi security forces launched Wednesday a major offensive to hunt down Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's western province of Anbar and border...
Followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are seen in central Baghdad, Iraq on April 30, 2016. Thousands of followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday stormed the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad and took control of the parliament building and surrounding areas, while dozens of lawmakers, officials and employees tried to escape the government district. [Xinhua]

Iraqi forces reopen anti-government protest areas in downtown Baghdad

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Iraqi security forces on Wednesday reopened areas in downtown Baghdad and warned that anti-government protests go on only in al-Tahrir Square under the protection...
Social Mall Library

Female novelist devotes her house into library to boost culture in Iraqi society

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At a villa in an upscale neighborhood in central Baghdad, an old Iraqi female novelist was anxious to offer an initiative aimed at boosting...
Iraqi forces

Iraq, U.S. condemn rocket attack on U.S. embassy in Baghdad

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Caretaker Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday talked over the phone and condemned the rocket...
Iraq

Attack on U.S. embassy won’t affect relations with Washington – Iraq

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The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the overnight rocket attack on the U.S. embassy in central Baghdad will not affect the flourishing...
Iraq

Iraq’s Shia leader calls for scheduled pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq

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Iraqi Shia leader Moqtada al-Sadr on Friday called for a scheduled withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq through peaceful means. Al-Sadr made the call in...
Iraq

Iraq says opposes U.S. sanctions on Iran, proposes mediation

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Iraq said on Sunday that it opposes sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran and proposed to mediate if asked. "We...
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8 killed, 12 wounded in suicide bombing in eastern Baghdad

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At least eight people were killed and 12 other were injured on Thursday in a suicide bomb attack at a marketplace in Sadr City...
Followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are seen in central Baghdad, Iraq on April 30, 2016. Thousands of followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday stormed the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad and took control of the parliament building and surrounding areas, while dozens of lawmakers, officials and employees tried to escape the government district. [Xinhua]

2 killed, 6 wounded in suicide bombing in eastern Baghdad

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At least two people were killed and six other were injured on Thursday in a suicide bomb attack at a marketplace in Sadr City...
Boys aboard an abandoned boat collect recyclable items through polluted waters in front of fishing boats at Fish Harbor in Karachi, Pakistan, August 17, 2016. Reuters

Report paints Baghdad as the Worst City to live in

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Iraqi capital Baghdad has been ranked at the bottom of the world's 231-city list emerging as the worst city in the world in...
insecticide poisoning

Woman kills IS Militant

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A local Iraqi woman killed two Islamic State (IS) militants by poisoning them in revenge for the killing of her son and her husband...
terrorism

Jan. 3 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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TEHRAN -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit India and Iraq in the coming days for talks on boosting bilateral cooperation, Tasnim...
Person voting

May 12 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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Millions of Iraqis headed Saturday to polling stations across the country to elect the next parliament, for the first time after defeating the Islamic...
China’s new reforms to fuel anti-corruption campaigns

Iraqis determine their future in polls

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Millions of Iraqis headed Saturday to polling stations across the country to elect the next parliament, with hopes that the election can make a...
Iraqi policemen show their ink-stained fingers after casting their vote at a polling station in Baghdad on March 4, 2010. More than 800,000 Iraqis including security personnel, doctors, prisoners and hospital workers voted prior to the general national election Sunday, March 7th. UPI photos/Ali Jasim

Iraqis Vote for Change and Better Governance

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Iraqis voted on Saturday in the first parliamentary election after winning a four-year war with the Islamic State (IS) group, hoping that the war-torn...
Person voting

Iraq holds first parliamentary election after defeating IS

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Iraq will hold its parliamentary election vote on May 12, in which about 7,000 candidates will compete for 329 seats. This is the first...
Iraq

158 soldiers mass grave discovered in Iraq

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Iraqi authorities discovered Monday the remains of 158 bodies believed to belong to soldiers of Speicher Camp who were executed by the Islamic State...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

Iraqi military blames IS for killing dozens of civilians in western Mosul

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The Iraqi military on Sunday blamed the Islamic State (IS) militant group for the killing of dozens of civilians at a house in the...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

IS fighters completely “trapped” in Mosul – U.S. envoy

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Islamic State (IS) fighters are completely "trapped" and "the last road out of Mosul" has been cut off, claimed a US envoy Sunday in...

Over 100,000 civilians flee homes in western Mosul in clashes against IS

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The ongoing operations to free the western side of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) militants have pushed up to 100,000 civilians to flee their...

Saudi FM arrives in Baghdad on official visit

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Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister arrived on Saturday in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on an official visit, an Iraqi foreign minister official told Xinhua. ...
Iraq

Feb. 22 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday released detailed policies on crack downs of illegal immigrants, which included bolstering...
Islamic State

Feb. 20 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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ANKARA -- A total of 34 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed on Monday in two separate cross-border airstrikes in...
Adama Barrow

Feb. 20 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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BANJUL -- Gambian President Adama Barrow Saturday night released 174 prisoners from the State Central Prison, situated at the outskirts of Banjul, a government...