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Iraq records 1,077 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (October16) it recorded1,077 coronavirus infections and 25 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Manual counting of ballots from Iraq election 95% complete: IHEC

Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission’s (IHEC) said on Saturday (October 16) that manual counting of ballots following the parliamentary election is 95 percent complete, bringing final results closer to being announced.


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Taqaddum denies media report about pact with State of Law against Sadrists

As Iraq’s post-election government formation process begins in earnest, the Taqaddum Alliance on Saturday (October 16) denied a media report that it would join forces with State of Law to oppose the Sadrist Bloc.


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Police seize large quantity of mortars, detonators in Kirkuk

Federal Police in Kirkuk governorate seized a large quantity of unexploded ordinance in Riyadh sub-district on Friday (October 16).


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Iraq records 2,162 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (October 15) it recorded 2,162 coronavirus infections and 32 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq receives 1m doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (October 15) that it received a new shipment of one million doses of Sinopharm-produced COVID-19 vaccine.


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Iraq election results still preliminary, counting process ongoing: IHEC

Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said on Friday (October 15) that the results from the parliamentary election that have been announced so far are preliminary, with the full counting process approximately 70 percent complete.


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Iraq records 2,383 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (October 14) it recorded 2,383 coronavirus infections and 26 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Price of oil set at $50 in 2022 Iraqi budget: advisor

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's economic advisor said on Wednesday (October 13) that the price of a barrel of oil has been set at $50 in the draft federal budget law for 2022.


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Iraq government declares holiday for Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad on Oct 18

The General Secretariat of the federal Council of Ministers said on Wednesday (October 13) that October 18 will be an official holiday for the government offices across Iraq on the occasion of the Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.


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Iraq records 1,766 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (October 13) it recorded 1,766 coronavirus infections and 35 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Kurds arrested in Kirkuk during election celebration

The security forces in Kirkuk arrested more than 35 ethnic Kurds in the city’s Shorija neighborhood on Tuesday night (October 12), according to an NRT reporter in the city.


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We hope next government ‘reflects the will of the Iraqi people’: US

The US government on Tuesday (October 12) congratulated Iraq on fulfilling its promise to hold early parliamentary elections, meeting the demands of protesters who came out in the streets in October 2019.


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Supporters of losing candidate block highway in Diyala

Supporters of a candidate who lost in his race for a seat in Iraq’s Council of Representatives blocked the Kirkuk-Baghdad road on Tuesday (October 12).


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Iraq records 1,644 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (October 12) it recorded 1,644 coronavirus infections and 29 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iran-backed parties react angrily to Iraq election loss

After losing most of their seats in Iraq’s parliamentary election, Iran-backed parties alleged on Tuesday (October 12) that the results had been subject to manipulation, setting the a potentially contentious government formation process.


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EU observers give generally positive assessment of Iraq parliamentary election, identify some serious flaws

Giving a generally positive but at times critical assessment of Iraq’s early parliamentary election, the European Union Electoral Observation Mission for Iraq released its preliminary findings at a press conference in Baghdad on Tuesday (October 12).


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UN ‘remains fully committed’ to Iraq: Secretary-General Guterres

A day after Iraqi voters went to the polls for parliamentary elections, the United Nations said on Monday (October 11) that its support for Iraqi democracy will continue.


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Iraq records 944 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday (October 11) it recorded 944 coronavirus infections and 28 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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IHEC says manual, electronic ballot counts match

Spokesperson for Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) Jumana Ghalaiy said on Monday (October 11) that the results of manual and electronic ballot counts following the general vote in the parliamentary election on Sunday matched.


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