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Iraq to buy 650 megawatts electricity from Turkey

A spokesperson for the federal Ministry of Electricity Ahmed Moussa al-Abadi said on Tuesday (August 4) that Iraq will buy 650 Megawatt from Turkey, including 200 megawatts for the Kurdistan Region, t


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Iraq COVID-19 death toll tops 5,000: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (August 4) that it recorded 2,836 new cases of coronavirus and 83 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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2,735 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Monday (August 3) that it recorded 2,735 new cases of coronavirus and 66 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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PM Kadhimi meets with Iraqi teenager attacked by security forces in viral video

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi met on Monday (August 3) with Hamid Saeed, a teenager who was attacked and humiliated by members of the security force in Baghdad earlier this year.


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Iraqi travelers to Iran should take PCR coronavirus test before flight

The federal Ministry of Transportation said on Monday (August 3) that Iranian officials will only allow Iraqi travelers to enter the country if they have successfully passed a Polymerase Chain Reactio


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On eve of sixth anniversary of Ezidi genocide, calls for Sinjar to be rebuilt and residents to return at long last

Advocacy organization Yazda kicked off a two-day conference on Sunday (August 2) to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Ezidi genocide by hearing from a range of senior officials, humanitarian wo


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Committee formed to prepare draft federal budget law for 2021: MP

Member of the Council of Representatives’ Finance Committee Naji Saidi that a strategic committee has been formed to prepare a draft federal budget law for 2021, saying that he did not think the draft


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2,447 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Sunday (August 2) that it recorded 2,447 new cases of coronavirus and 63 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Turkey halts flights to and from Iraq: civil aviation authority

Iraq’s Civil Aviation Authority said on Sunday (August 2) that its Turkish counterpart has suspended passenger flights to and from Iraq until September 1.


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Iraq brings in $63.7m in customs revenue for July: federal customs authority

The General Authority of Iraqi Customs said on Sunday (August 2) that trade at the country’s border crossings brought in a total of 76 billion Iraqi dinars ($63.7 million) in income for July.


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Iraq’s Kadhimi in phone call with Turkey’s Erdogan

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke over the phone on Saturday (August 1), the media office of the prime minister said.


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Protest in Kirkuk’s Haftaghar village over land dispute between Kurds, Arabs

A group of ethnic Kurds protested in Kirkuk governorate’s Haftaghar village on Sunday (August 2) against the return of a number of ethnic Arab families to the area.


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Iraq's oil exports average 2.76 mln bpd in July, says ministry

Iraq’s total oil exports for July averaged 2.763 million barrels per day (bpd), the oil ministry said in a statement on Saturday (August 1).


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2,095 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Saturday (August 1) that it recorded 2,095 new cases of coronavirus and 64 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq’s electoral commission outlines procedural requirements for early election

The federal Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said on Saturday (August 1) that it is ready to hold parliamentary elections on June 6, as announced by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, as l


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Iraqi PM Kadhimi announces early parliamentary elections for June 6, 2021

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Friday (July 31) called an early general election for June 6, 2021, roughly a year ahead of when it would normally be held.


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3,346 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (July 31) that it recorded 3,346 new cases of coronavirus and 70 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Two Rockets hit perimeter of Baghdad international airport, no significant damage

Two rockets landed in the perimeter of Baghdad International Airport on Thursday (July 30), the Iraqi military said in a statement.


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Former Unaoil manager gets three-year jail sentence over Iraq bribery

A former manager of consultancy Unaoil was sentenced to three years in jail by a London court on Thursday – the second Unaoil executive to be jailed for bribing an Iraqi official to secure a $55 milli


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Iraq says nearly 560 killed in anti-government unrest

Nearly 560 Iraqi protesters and security forces were killed in months of anti-government unrest that erupted last year, the government said on Thursday (July 30).


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