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KRG insists it will not abandon constitutional rights in face of pressure from Baghdad

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Wednesday (July 6) the KRG will not give up its constitutional rights or submit to pressure or threats from the federal government that would violate the rights of the people of the Kurdistan Region.


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Iraq recorded 4,819 coronavirus infections: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (July 6) that it recorded 4,819 coronavirus infections and two deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Lindsey Graham discusses political, security cooperation with Iraqi, Kurdish politicians

US Senator Lindsey Graham discussed political, economic and security cooperation with Iraqi and Kurdish officials during a visit to Baghdad and Erbil on July 4 and 5.


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One stabbed to death in Kirkuk

One person was stabbed to death and two others injured in Kirkuk city on Monday (July 4), a source from Kirkuk police told NRT.


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Three international companies to withdraw operations in Kurdistan Region

The Iraqi Ministry of Oil said on Monday (July 4) three US oil companies operating in the Kurdistan Region said they will abide by the Federal Supreme Court’s verdict and close their contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).


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Baghdad court issues ruling on four oil companies

A court in al-Karkh, Baghdad, issued a decision on Monday (July 4) on four oil companies operating in the Kurdistan Region, a source who attended the proceedings said.


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US reiterates supporting KR as part of 'unified Iraq'

The US State Department has reiterated its support for the Kurdistan Region as part of a "prosperous, democratic, and unified Iraq" in a conversation with the region's president.


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Dust storm: more than 500 people hospitalized in Iraq

Hundreds of people have been hospitalized in Iraq due to a heavy dust storm that engulfed the country yesterday (July 3), the Iraqi Ministry of Health said today.


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One PMF fighter killed, four wounded in IS attack in Diyala province

One member of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) was killed, and four others were injured in an Islamic State (IS) attack in the eastern Diyala province (June 3), according to the al-Arabia News website.


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Iraqi Central Bank denies rumors of change to dollar-dinar rate

The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Ammar Hamad Khalaf said on Sunday (July 3) there has been no attempt to decrease the US dollar to Iraqi dinar exchange rate and that the bank’s reserves have increased by a great deal.


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Dust storms bring flights to a halt again at Baghdad airport

A fresh wave of dust storms halted flights at Baghdad International Airport on Sunday (June 3), authorities at the airport said.


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State of Law Coalition selects Nuri al-Maliki as candidate for prime minister

The State of Law Coalition said on Sunday (July 3) the party’s candidate for the position of prime minister is Nuri al-Maliki, the head of the coalition.


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Peshmerga prevent Iraqi forces from setting up checkpoint near Khor Mor - commander

Peshmerga forces prevented the Iraqi army from establishing a checkpoint in the town of Qadir Karam near Khor Mor gas field on Saturday (June 2), a Peshmerga commander told NRT.


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Iraqi Oil Ministry: Revenue in June reaches $11.5 billion

The Iraqi Ministry of Oil announced its revenues in June amounted to more than $11 billion.


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RAF bombards ISIS group north of Tikrit: UK defense ministry

The British Ministry of Defense conducted an air strike north of Tikrit with a Royal Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft against a group of Islamic State (ISIS) members, according to UK Defence Journal (July 2).


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Ministry says over half of Iraq’s land in danger of desertification

Iraq’s Ministry of Agriculture said on Friday (July 1) 55 percent of the country’s land is under threat of desertification.


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Protest organizer found dead in Sinjar

A man was found dead near Dhola residency community in Sinjar district on Thursday (June 30).


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Iraqi minister predicts country far from self-sufficient in electric supply

Iraq’s Minister of Electricity, Adil Karim, said on Wednesday (June 29) the country’s gas resources are not enough to be used for electricity production.


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Iraqi President responds to rebuke from Sadr over anti-Israel law controversy

The office of Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Tuesday (June 28), in response to criticism from Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, that Salih has agreed to ratify legislation passed by parliament last month to criminalize relations with Israel.


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Muqtada al-Sadr slams Iraqi president over law criminalizing Israel relations

Prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has criticized the Iraqi President, Barham Salih, over a law criminalizing rebuilding relations with Israel.


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