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Family torn apart by murder-suicide in Hilla, south of Baghdad

The Babil Governorate Police Command announced on Tuesday (January 18) a father in the city of Hilla committed suicide after killing his daughter and other members of the family in the center of the city.


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Kirkuk calls for immediate COVID-19 protection measures amid spike in cases

The General Directorate of Kirkuk Health called for COVID-19 protection procedures to be implemented immediately on Tuesday (January 18).


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Iraq records 6,487 new coronavirus infections: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (January 18), recorded 6,487 coronavirus infections and ten deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi president condemns drone attack in UAE

Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Tuesday (January 18) the fatal attack on an oil facility in the United Arab Emirates yesterday was a “threat to the security and stability of the entire region,” Iraqi News Agency (INA) stated.


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Iraq to recover two 4,000-year-old artifacts from US

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday (January 18) it will receive two stolen artifacts that are more than 4,000 years old from US authorities this week.


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Iraq records 4,466 new coronavirus infections: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Monday (January 17), recorded 4,466 coronavirus infections and five deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iran Parliament committee plans visit to Iraq to boost economic relations

The head of the Economic Committee of Iran’s Parliament said on Monday (January 17) the committee plans to visit Iraq with the aim of strengthening economic relations and developing cooperation between the two countries.


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Security council issues new guidelines following bombings in Baghdad

Outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi chaired an emergency meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security on Monday (January 17) following the bombings on Sunday evening that struck in central Baghdad.


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Explosions strike at two Kurdish-owned banks in central Baghdad

Simultaneous explosions targeting two Kurdish-owned banks in Baghdad’s Karrada district struck on Sunday (January 16) evening, injuring two people.


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Iraqi FM meets with Lithuanian counterpart to discuss migration crisis

The Foreign Minister of Iraq, Fuad Hussein, met on Sunday (January 16) with his counterpart from Lithuania, Gabrielius Landsbergis for talks on the ongoing migrant crisis affecting the Baltic country.


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12 arrested in Diyala for selling vaccine cards

Security Media Cell announced on (Sunday) January 16 the arrest of 12 people in Diyala governorate on the charge of selling proof of Coronavirus vaccination cards.


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Iraq records 3,630 new coronavirus infections: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday (January 16), recorded 3,630 coronavirus infections and five deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Over 3,000 foreign nationals deported from Karbala

The Directorate of Residence in Karbala governorate announced on Sunday (January 16) more than three thousand foreign nationals were deported from Iraq for violating the conditions of their residence permits.


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Iraq records 2,477 new coronavirus infections: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (January 15), recorded 2,477 coronavirus infections and five deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Rockets fired at Turkish base near Mosul

Three rockets were fired at Turkey’s Zlikan base in Bashiqa, east of Mosul, on Saturday (January 15), said Security Media Cell.


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Iraq records 3,266 new coronavirus infections: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (January 14), recorded 3,266 coronavirus infections and eight deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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NGM presidential candidate shows position not monopolized by KDP, PUK: MP

Srwa Abdulwahid, an MP from the New Generation Movement in the Iraqi Parliament, said the nomination of a presidential candidate from the NGM and the associated Alliance For the People stands as a challenge to the ruling Kurdish parties’ domination of the Iraqi presidency.


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Woman arrested on human trafficking charges in Baghdad

Baghdad’s Anti-Crime Directorate announced on Friday (January 14) the arrest of a woman accused of trafficking and exploiting girls in the southeast of Baghdad.


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Iraqi army completes trench to fortify border with Syria

The Iraqi army said on Friday (January 14) a 3m-deep trench has been completed along the Iraq-Syria border, government media reported.


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Sadr calls for 'voices of violence' to be silenced after attack on US embassy

Shia cleric and political leader Muqtada al-Sadr commented on the rocket attack targeting the US embassy in Baghdad on Thursday.


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