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Iraq extends coronavirus lockdown until August 15: high committee

Iraq’s High Committee for Health and National Safety said on Saturday (August 8) that the ongoing partial coronavirus lockdown has been extended to August 15.


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3,325 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (August 7) that it recorded 3,325 new cases of coronavirus and 74 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi MP demands health ministry provide information on medical supply purchases

A member of the Council of Representatives on Saturday (August 8) demanded that the federal Ministry of Health and Environment provide information about recent medical supply purchases worth $20 billi


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Trump will host Kadhimi in Washington on August 20: White House

US President Donald Trump will host a visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to the White House on Aug. 20 to discuss challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic as well as security, energy


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3,461 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (August 7) that it recorded 3,461 new cases of coronavirus and 75 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Two ISIS militants arrested in Kirkuk

The federal Ministry of Interior’s Intelligence Agency said on Friday (August 7) that its forces have arrested two Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Kirkuk governorate.


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Iraq pledges to deepen oil output cuts in August, September

Iraq said on Friday (August 7) it would cut its oil production by another 400,000 barrels per day in both August and September to compensate for its overproduction in the past three months.


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One Iraqi soldier killed, four others wounded in Khanaqin

At least one Iraqi soldier was killed and four others were wounded in a mortar attack by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in western Khanaqin district on Thursday (August 6), according to a security sou


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Saudi Arabia, Iraq stress full commitment to OPEC+ deal

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister and Iraqi counterpart stressed, in a phone call on Thursday (August 6), their countries’ full commitment to an OPEC+ deal curbing oil production, Iraqi state news agency


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Two Iraqi soldiers killed, three wounded in ISIS attack in Saladin governorate

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in an Islamic State (ISIS) attack on the Iraqi Army in Saladin governorate in northern Iraq on Wednesday evening (August 5).


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Iraq says will make additional oil cuts in August

Iraq said on Thursday (August 6) it would make an additional cut in its oil production of about 400,000 barrels per day in August to compensate for its overproduction over the past period under the OP


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Iraqi religious bodies house patients instead of pilgrims to help fight COVID-19

The holy Shi’ite city of Kerbala, which used to host pilgrims from all around the world, is now quarantining dozens of COVID-19 patients in apartment buildings owned by Imam Hussein shrine, one of Ira


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More than 100,000 people in Iraq have recovered from COVID-19: health ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Thursday (August 6) that it recorded 3,047 new cases of coronavirus and 67 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Three ISIS militants killed in Coalition airstrike in Hamrin Mountain

Three Islamic State (ISIS) militants were killed in an airstrike by the US-led Coalition Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) in the Hamrin mountain range in Diyala govern


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Iraqi customs authority to take measures to properly store and transfer hazardous chemicals

Following the devastating explosion at Beirut’s port, Iraq’s General Authority of Customs announced on Wednesday (August 5) that it would revisit and strengthen its procedures for the storage and tra


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ISIS leader arrested by security forces in Kirkuk city

The Kirkuk National Security Service said on Wednesday (August 5) that it has arrested an Islamic State (ISIS) field commander in Kirkuk city.


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Baghdad will provide fuel aid to Beirut after blast: statement

An Iraqi delegation headed by the Iraqi oil minister met the Lebanese prime minister, Hassan Diab, on Wednesday and informed him that Baghdad will provide fuel aid to Beirut after the blast on Aug. 4


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Ten Iraqi nationals wounded in Beirut blast: Iraqi Red Crescent Society

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society said on Wednesday (August 5) that ten Iraqi nationals were wounded in the explosion that hit Beirut’s port on Tuesday, adding that most of them were in stable condition.


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2,834 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Iraq :ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (August 5) that it recorded 2,834 new cases of coronavirus and 77 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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With water increasingly scarce, Iraqi officials look to make progress with Turkey to solve water dispute

The federal Ministry of Water Resources said on Tuesday (August) that an expected meeting will be held for negotiations to settle the issue of water with Turkey.


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