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Loud blast heard in Baghdad, one wounded

Iraq’s Security Media Cell said one person was wounded after a home-made explosive device detonated in Baghdad’s Karrada district on Saturday night (October 31).


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Baghdad-Basra train service resumes: transportation ministry

Iraq’s Minister of Transportation announced in a statement on Saturday (October 31) that train service between Baghdad and Basra governorates has resumed.


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Gas pipeline blast in southern Iraq kills three, injures 51, police say

At least three people were killed and more than 50 injured in a gas pipeline explosion in southern Iraq, police sources said on Saturday (October 31).


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1,997 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health said on Saturday (October 31) it recorded 1,997 new cases of coronavirus infections and 48 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi pilot, assistant die in training crash

Iraq’s Security Media Cell said on Saturday (October 31) that a pilot and his assistant died in a plane crash in Saladin’s Balad district during a flight training accident.


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Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, Jumhuriya Bridge reopened after a year of protest

Head of the Baghdad Operations Command Qais al-Muhammadawi said on Saturday (October 31) that Jumhuriya Bridge and all roads leading to Tahrir Square in the Iraqi capital have reopened.


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Six ISIS militants arrested in Sulaimani, Anbar

Iraq’s Intelligence and Investigative Agency said on Friday (October 31) three Islamic State (ISIS) militants were arrested in Sulaimani governorate and three others captured in Anbar governorate.


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OPEC oil output rises more on Libya restart, Iraq - Reuters survey

OPEC oil output has risen for a fourth month in October, a Reuters survey found, as a restart of more Libyan installations and higher Iraqi exports offset full adherence by other members to an OPEC-le


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Germany extends its military mission in Iraq: foreign minister

German Foreign Affairs Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday (October 30) his country’s Federal Parliament (Bundestag) had extended the German military mission within the US-led Coalition alliance.


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2,878 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (October 30) it recorded 2,878 new cases of coronavirus infections and 47 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Three policemen killed,wounded in Diyala’s Jalawla sub-district

A policeman was killed and two others were wounded on Thursday night (October 30) after a number of suspected Islamic State (ISIS) attacked a federal emergency police headquarters on Halwan bridge nor


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3,804 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health said on Thursday (October 29) that it recorded 3,804 new cases of coronavirus infections and 45 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Council of Representatives approves new electoral districts

The Council of Representatives early on Thursday (October 29) voted to approve dividing Kirkuk governorate into three electoral districts.


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Iraq bans melon, watermelon imports due to local surplus: official

pokesperson for the federal Agriculture Ministry Hamid al-Nayef said on Wednesday (October 28) that his ministry had decided to ban melon and watermelon imports, citing a surplus on local markets.


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4,043 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (October 28) that it recorded 4,043 new cases of coronavirus infections and 46 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Three ISIS militants arrested in Kirkuk, says federal military

Spokesperson for the federal Joint Operations Command Tahsin al-Khafaji said on Tuesday (October 27) that three Islamic State (ISIS) suspects were arrested in Kirkuk governorate.


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Iraq logs 4,510 new COVID-19 cases

The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (October 27) that it recorded 4,510 new cases of coronavirus infections and 53 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Council of Representatives votes on electoral districts for Nineveh governorate

The Council of Representatives on Monday night (October 26) voted on the electoral districts of Nineveh governorate and postponed votes on Kirkuk governorate’s electoral districts.


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Iraq logs 3,691 new COVID-19 cases

The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health said on Sunday (October 26) that it recorded 3,691 new cases of coronavirus infections and 48 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Former senior Iraqi Baathist Izzat al-Douri dies: party

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a senior member of the Baath regime under Saddam Hussein and a former vice president of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council, passed away on Sunday (October 25), according t


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