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Baghdad extends Kurdistan international flight ban over independence referendum

December 28, 2017 3:30 am
Baghdad extends Kurdistan international flight ban over independence referendum

Passengers are seen at Erbil Airport, in the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous northern Kurdish region, on September 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Iraqi authorities have extended for two more months an international flight ban on the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region amid tensions between the Baghdad government and the Kurdistan Regional […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May hails UK troops for ISIL’s defeat in Iraq, Syria

December 24, 2017 1:56 am
British Prime Minister Theresa May hails UK troops for ISIL’s defeat in Iraq, Syria

British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a Christmas address to British troops at Royal Air Force Akrotiri military base in Cyprus on December 22, 2017. (Photo by AP) British Prime Minister Theresa May has claimed credit for the defeat of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in Iraq and Syria during a […]

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Mass grave of 400 Daesh victims discovered in northwestern Iraq

December 14, 2017 4:33 am
Mass grave of 400 Daesh victims discovered in northwestern Iraq

The photo taken from online social media shows the mass grave holding the bodies of 400 victims of Daesh terror in the city of Sinjar in the northwestern Nineveh Province on December 14, 2017. Iraqi security forces have discovered yet another mass grave containing the bodies of at least 400 people […]

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Iraq sentences former governor Amer Salman Yaqoub to jail for misuse of public assets

November 21, 2017 10:01 pm
Iraq sentences former governor Amer Salman Yaqoub to jail for misuse of public assets

Amer Salman Yaqoub, the former governor of Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala The Iraqi Commission of Integrity, a body responsible for investigating corruption and affiliated to the country’s parliament, says judiciary officials have sentenced a former governor of the eastern province of Diyala to jail after being found guilty of corruption. […]

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Iraqi police forces seize major Daesh chemical depot in Anbar

November 20, 2017 11:00 pm
Iraqi police forces seize major Daesh chemical depot in Anbar

This picture provided by Arabic-language al-Qurtas News news agency shows Iraqi forces at a major Daesh chemical depot in the Salman district of al-Qa’im town, western Iraq. Iraqi security forces have uncovered a major chemical depot belonging to Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the country’s western province of Anbar, as government […]

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Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court rules Kurdistan secession vote unconstitutional

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Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court rules Kurdistan secession vote unconstitutional

Officials of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cast their vote in a secession referendum at a hotel in Erbil on September 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court has ruled Kurdistan’s controversial secession referendum as unconstitutional, saying the results of the vote are void. “The Federal Court issued the decision […]

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US setting up new military base in western Iraq: Report

November 12, 2017 2:41 am
US setting up new military base in western Iraq: Report

US soldiers are seen in Mosul on June 21, 2017, during an offensive by Iraqi army troops and allied fighters to retake the city from Daesh Takfiri terrorists. (Photo by AFP) A recent report has revealed that several hundred US Marines are currently building a new American base in Iraq’s western […]

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi: Anti-Daesh campaign has inflicted $100 billion in losses on Iraq

November 11, 2017 1:36 am
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi: Anti-Daesh campaign has inflicted $100 billion in losses on Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (Photo by Anadolu news agency) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the military campaign against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has cost the conflict-stricken Arab country $100 billion worth of damage as government forces, backed by fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, are driving the […]

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Iraqi central bank orders private banks to close branches in Kurdistan within week

November 9, 2017 1:54 am
Iraqi central bank orders private banks to close branches in Kurdistan within week

This file photo shows a view of the Bank of Baghdad in Iraq. The Central Bank of Iraq has ordered private banks to halt their branches’ operations in the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region within a week to avoid a ban on dollar sales. According to Iraqi banking sources on Thursday, […]

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Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court bans any secession after Kurdish crisis

November 6, 2017 12:13 am
Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court bans any secession after Kurdish crisis

Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court (file photo) Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court has ruled that no region or province could secede from the homeland after an unconstitutional Kurdish referendum that ended in failure but brought the country to the brink of a new crisis.  The court said it took the decision on […]

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Daesh Takfiri group on verge of final collapse in Iraq, Syria after losing last major cities

November 4, 2017 2:44 am
Daesh Takfiri group on verge of final collapse in Iraq, Syria after losing last major cities

Vehicles of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Sha’abi) enter the western city of al-Qaim in Anbar province on November 3, 2017, after the city was liberated from Daesh Takfiri terrorists. (Photos by Reuters) The Daesh Takfiri group has virtually reached the point of annihilation in Iraq and Syria after its […]

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Daesh Takfiri group on verge of final collapse in Iraq, Syria after losing last major cities

2:44 am
Daesh Takfiri group on verge of final collapse in Iraq, Syria after losing last major cities

Vehicles of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Sha’abi) enter the western city of al-Qaim in Anbar province on November 3, 2017, after the city was liberated from Daesh Takfiri terrorists. (Photos by Reuters) The Daesh Takfiri group has virtually reached the point of annihilation in Iraq and Syria after its […]

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Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border gate from Kurds: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim

October 31, 2017 7:33 pm
Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border gate from Kurds: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim says Iraqi army forces have taken control of a key border crossing with Turkey in the Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region after weeks of tensions between Baghdad government and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over last month’s non-binding independence referendum. Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development (AK) […]

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Iraq’s media regulator bans two major Kurdish TV channels over inciting hatred, violence

October 30, 2017 11:08 pm
Iraq’s media regulator bans two major Kurdish TV channels over inciting hatred, violence

Iraq’s media regulator has issued a ban on two major Kurdish television channels, namely Rudaw and Kurdistan 24, accusing the two networks of “inciting hatred and violence”, as the semi-autonomous Kurdish region continues to suffer from the fallout of the last month’s contentious referendum on independence from the Arab country. The […]

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Iraq’s media regulator bans two major Kurdish TV channels over inciting hatred, violence

11:08 pm
Iraq’s media regulator bans two major Kurdish TV channels over inciting hatred, violence

Iraq’s media regulator has issued a ban on two major Kurdish television channels, namely Rudaw and Kurdistan 24, accusing the two networks of “inciting hatred and violence”, as the semi-autonomous Kurdish region continues to suffer from the fallout of the last month’s contentious referendum on independence from the Arab country. The […]

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