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Merkel pledges support to Iraq in fight against Islamic State

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The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has pledged her continuous support to Iraq in the battle to root out the Islamic State extremist group. She made...
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4 Hashd Shaabi members killed in IS attacks in Iraq: police

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Four paramilitary Hashd Shaabi members were killed in two attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants in the provinces of Kirkuk and Diyala of Iraq,...
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COVID-19: Foreign Ministry announces end of evacuation exercise

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Saturday said it has ended the evacuation of stranded Ghanaians abroad due to the COVID-19...
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Trump says U.S. troops in Iraq to be reduced to 2,000 soon

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq would soon be reduced to about 4,000 and 2,000 respectively. ...
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U.S. to reduce troops in Iraq to 3,000 by end of September

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Commander of U.S. Central Command Kenneth McKenzie confirmed that the United States will reduce its troop presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000...
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2 Islamic State militants killed, 4 arrested in operations in Iraq

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Two Islamic State (IS) local leaders were killed and four militants arrested on Monday in two security operations in northern and western Iraq, the...
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Egypt keen on joining in reconstruction of Iraq – analysts

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by Marwa Yahya Top officials from Egypt and Iraq recently exchanged views on expanding economic, commercial and investment cooperation between...
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3 rockets hit Green Zone in Iraq’s Baghdad

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Three Katyusha rockets on Thursday landed in the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital Baghdad without causing casualties, the Iraqi military said. ...
Members of the medical assistance team from the Peking Union Medical College Hospital take care of a COVID-19 patient. Pan Songgang/China Population Newspaper

Iraq reports highest 3,980 daily COVID-19 new recoveries

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The Iraqi Health Ministry on Monday reported 3,980 recoveries from COVID-19 during the day, the highest in single day since the outbreak of the...
Workers wearing face masks work at a restaurant in Baghdad, Iraq on Aug. 19, 2020. Night life has been resuming in Baghdad since Aug. 16, when the Iraqi Higher Committee for Health and National Safety cancelled the weekly three-day full curfew to replace them with partial curfew every week and reduced the partial curfew hours to be from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (Xinhua)

Easing of anti-COVID-19 restrictions in Iraq prompts concerns as total nationwide infections exceed 200,000

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Concerns are rising over the recent decisions of Iraqi health authorities to ease some anti-COVID-19 restrictions and the public's non-compliance to health instructions as...
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Iraq’s COVID-19 cases cross 190,000 mark; Morocco re-tightens preventive measures amid surge of infections

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Iraq's total COVID-19 cases surpassed 190,000 on Thursday as the pandemic continued to rage. Meanwhile, Morocco reimposed strict preventive measures in major cities to...
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Trump reiterates intention to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his intention to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq but gave no detailed timeline. Speaking to...
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U.S.-led coalition forces to pull out from Iraq in 3 years

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Iraq and the United States on Thursday announced that the U.S.-led coalition forces will withdraw from Iraq in three years, the official Iraqi News...
Migrants

Report: Britain records new daily high in migrant boat crossings

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The number of migrants who illegally crossed the English Channel from France to Britain in a single day has hit a new high, a...
Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein (R) and visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attend a joint press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 19, 2020. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived on Sunday in Baghdad on an official visit to discuss bilateral ties and regional situation. (Xinhua)

Iranian FM visits Iraq to discuss bilateral ties, regional stability

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday visited Iraq to discuss bilateral ties and Iraq's role in the regional stability. During...
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UN chief appoints new registrar for tribunal, deputy special representative for Iraq

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed Abubacarr Marie Tambadou of Gambia as the new registrar of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal...
An U.S. army soldier sits on top of an armored vehicle during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)

U.S. pledges reduce troops, no permanent military presence in Iraq: statement

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The United States pledged that it would continue reducing its forces in Iraq and confirmed that it does not seek permanent military presence in...
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UN chief welcomes formation of new gov’t in Iraq

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed the formation of the new government of Iraq led by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. Guterres expressed his support...
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11 paramilitary tribal fighter killed in IS attack in Iraq

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A total of eleven paramilitary tribal fighters were killed on Saturday in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in Salahudin province in north...
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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....

The ordeal of a sex slave

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The dream of finding better life remains a strong motivation for many Ghanaians, particularly, the young people, and they are ready to take every...
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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...
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during an Atlantic Council discussion on NATO and stability on April 6, 2016 in Washington, DC.

NATO to resume, upscale operations in Iraq

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will resume its operations in Iraq, one month after the alliance suspended its mission due to the tension...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) delivers a statement at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Jan. 8, 2020. Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no U.S. casualties have resulted from Iran's missiles attack against U.S. forces in Iraq on Tuesday, adding that the United States would impose additional sanctions against Tehran. (Xinhua/Hu Yousong)

Iran urges U.S. forces to leave Iraq, Syria

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A top advisor to Iran's supreme leader said the U.S. forces should leave Iraq and Syria, Tehran Times daily reported Sunday. The...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Denmark to withdraw majority of soldiers from Iraq

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Denmark will temporarily withdraw a group of soldiers from Iraq because of the current situation in the Middle East, announced Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen...

Ugandan guards safe after attack on US embassy in Iraq

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Uganda on Sunday said its citizens deployed as guards at the United States embassy in Iraq, which was attacked by protestors on Tuesday, are...
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100 killed in 6 days of anti-government protests in Iraq

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The Iraqi authorities said on Wednesday that the death toll from six days of nationwide anti-government protests has risen to 100, with some...