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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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Iraq crosses 450,000 COVID-19 cases since onset of outbreak: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Sunday (October 25) that it recorded 2,554 new cases of coronavirus infection and 55 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Two ISIS militants arrested in Baghdad’s Dora, Mansour neighborhoods

Iraq’s Intelligence and Investigative Agency said on Sunday (October 25) that the security forces arrested two Islamic State (ISIS ) militants in two separate operations in Baghdad’s Mansour and Dora


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Protesters in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square still waiting for government to fulfil demands after year

Thousands gathered on Sunday (October 25) in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square and in cities across Iraq’s central and southern governorates to mark the anniversary of the start of the second wave of last year’


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Drop defamation charges against reporter who wrote about militias, says RSF

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Friday (October 23) called on the Iraqi government not to execute a warrant for reporter Suadad al-Salhy and to drop the defamation charge brought against her.


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Iraq will prioritize COVID-19 vaccine for high risk groups: minister

Federal Health and Environment Minister Hassan al-Tamimi said on Sunday (October 25) that the government will prioritize four categories of people to receive COVID-19 vaccines when one is approved by


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Kadhimi marks anniversary of October 25 protests with speech

In a speech marking the first anniversary of the second wave of the October demonstrations, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Saturday (October 24) called for protesters to remain peaceful,


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Council of Representatives votes on electoral districts for sixteen governorates

The Council of Representatives on Saturday (October 24) voted on an electoral reform proposal to divide up each governorate into multiple electoral districts.


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3,204 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Saturday (October 24) that it recorded 3,204 new cases of coronavirus infection and 55 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq resumes exhumation of mass graves in Sinjar

Head of the Mass Graves Directorate of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs Sirwan Jalal said on Saturday (October 24) that work has started in order to exhu


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NATO to expand its mission in Iraq: secretary-general

Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday (October 23) that the Western alliance will expand its training mission in Iraq over the coming year.


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After autumn stumble, Iraqi finance ministry says committed to paying salaries, pensions

Iraq’s Ministry of Finance said on Friday (October 23) that it is committed to ensuring funding to pay salaries, pensions, and social benefits, saying it spent 15 trillion Iraqi dinars ($12.6 billion)


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Iran blacklists US ambassador in Iraq, reciprocating US move

Iran on Friday (October 23) blacklisted the US ambassador in Iraq and two other diplomats, following a similar move by the United States against Iran’s envoy to Baghdad, the Iranian Foreign Ministry


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Officer, two soldiers wounded in bomb blast in Diyala’s Miqdadiya

Iraq’s Security Media Cell said on Friday (October 23) that an army officer and two servicemen were wounded in a bomb blast in Diyala’s Miqdadiya district.


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3,785 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (October 23) that it recorded 3,785 new cases of coronavirus infection and 48 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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US says it blacklisted Iran's ambassador to Iraq

The United States on Thursday (October 22) blacklisted Iraj Masjedi, Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq, saying he has for years overseen the training and support of Iraqi militia groups which are responsible


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