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Iraqi First Deputy Speaker discusses loans with Russian ambassador to Iraq

First Deputy Speaker of the Council of Representatives Hassan al-Kaabi on Thursday (October 22) called on Russian ambassador in Baghdad Maxim Maximov to examine the possibility of Russia providing loa


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Iraqi PM Kadhimi meets with British PM Johnson in London

On the last leg of his European tour, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London on Thursday (October 22).


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Five ISIS militants arrested in Kirkuk governorate: interior ministry

The federal Ministry of Interior said on Thursday (October 22) that the Kirkuk Police Directorate arrested five Islamic State (ISIS) militants.


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3,899 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Thursday (October 22) that it recorded 3,899 new cases of coronavirus infection and 47 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq bans pomegranate imports due to local surplus: ministry

Federal Agriculture Ministry decided on Thursday (October 22) to ban pomegranate imports, citing a surplus on local markets.


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PMF head says ready to aid investigation into KDP office attack

Head of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) administrative authority Faleh al-Fayyad on Wednesday (October 21) confirmed his office’s readiness to aid the investigation into an attack on the Kurdist


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Three killed, others abducted at fake checkpoint on Jalawla-Khanaqin road

Three civilians were killed at a fake checkpoint on the Jalawla-Khanaqin road near Halwan bridge on Wednesday night (October 21) with several others abducted.


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Four ISIS militants arrested in Kirkuk governorate: Counterterrorism Service

Iraq’s Counterterrorism Service (CTS) said on Wednesday (October 21) that its forces arrested four Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Kirkuk governorate.


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US allocates $500,000 to renovate Ezidi's Lalish temple

Ezidi Deputy Prince for Youth Affairs Mir Harman Mirza Bag said on Wednesday (October 21) that the US has allocated an additional $500,000 to help renovate Lalish temple.


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3,667 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (October 21) that it recorded 3,667 new cases of coronavirus infection and 52 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq to significantly increase natural gas production, gasoline refining by 2023: official

Undersecretary of Iraq’s Ministry of Oil Hamid al-Zobaie said on Wednesday (October 21) that local refineries will be able to fully meet Iraq’s gasoline needs by 2023 and that natural gas production w


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Iraqi leader battles pressure from friends and foes in security crackdown

It was a series of intercepted phone calls on a tense night in June that made Iraq’s new prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi fully realize how few friends he had.


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Iraq preparing to hold census in all governorates next year: minister

Federal Planning Minister Khalid Batal said on Tuesday (October 20) that Iraq will conduct a census in 2021, having postponed it from this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and financial pressu


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Mass grave uncovered in Kirkuk, believed to contain Peshmerga remains

The Federal Police announced on Tuesday (October 20) that its forces have uncovered a mass grave in Dawd Aluka village in Kirkuk’s Hawija district believed to contain the remains of at least 45 Peshme


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ISIS militant killed by security forces on Kirkuk-Tikrit road

Iraq’s Security Media Cell said on Tuesday (October 20) that an Islamic State (ISIS) militant was shot and killed by Federal Police while he was planting an explosive charge on the Tikrit-Kirkuk highw


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We have no connection to murder of Ghazi Alikhan, says HPG

The People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement on Tuesday (October 20) saying that it has no connection to the murder of Ghazi Alikhan in Amedi on October 8.


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Five Iraqi IDP camps to close down in near future: official

Federal Deputy Minister of Migration and Displacement Karim al-Nouri said on Tuesday (October 20) that five displacement camps will be closed in Baghdad and Diyala governorates in the near future.


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Iraq flags oil project delays, sees recovery next year: minister

The Iraqi oil minister said on Tuesday (October 20) that oil projects are being delayed in his country because of the OPEC+ production cuts, but he expects an oil price recovery from the second quarte


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3,920 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (October 20) that it recorded 3,920 new cases of coronavirus infection and 49 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi PM Kadhimi visits Germany, meets with German Chancellor Merkel

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi arrived in Berlin on Tuesday (October 20) and met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


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