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Moqtada Sadr Wins Election In Iraq

Moqtada Sadr Wins Election In Iraq

🕔08:52, 19.May 2018

The final results of Iraq’s elections confirmed Saturday a breakthrough for nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr, who was in the lead, ahead of internationally favoured prime minister Haider al-Abadi.

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Iraqi Election Takes Center Stage Now

Iraqi Election Takes Center Stage Now

🕔10:06, 12.May 2018

After hours of low voter turnout, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi partially lifted a security curfew to encourage more people to come to the polls.

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Iraqi Government Resumes Payments of Gulf War Reparations to Kuwait

Iraqi Government Resumes Payments of Gulf War Reparations to Kuwait

🕔17:40, 20.Apr 2018

“The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) today made available $90 million to the Government of the State of Kuwait,” the U.N said. “With today’s payment, the Commission has paid out $47.9 billion, leaving approximately $4.5 billion remaining to be paid to the only outstanding claim.”

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19,000 People Detained By Iraq Because Of Islamic State

19,000 People Detained By Iraq Because Of Islamic State

🕔17:12, 21.Mar 2018

Human Rights Watch warned in November that the broad use of terrorism laws meant those with minimal connections to the Islamic State group are caught up in prosecutions alongside those behind the worst abuses. The group estimated a similar number of detainees and prisoners — about 20,000 in all.

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US Helicopter Crash in Iraq, All American Personnel Dead

US Helicopter Crash in Iraq, All American Personnel Dead

🕔13:30, 16.Mar 2018

Seven American military personnel have died in a helicopter crash in western Iraq, the US Defence Department says. The Pentagon says the incident on Thursday night did not appear to be the result of enemy activity. Another US helicopter immediately reported the crash and the site was secured by Iraqi security forces and coalition troops. The Pave Hawk helicopter crashed near the town of al-Qaim, Anbar province, near the Syrian border. The Pentagon said the aircraft was operating as a medevac. The US military says there are more than 5,000 American soldiers in Iraq as part of the fight against the Islamic State group.

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Turkey, Iraq Unite Against Kurdish Militants in Iraq

Turkey, Iraq Unite Against Kurdish Militants in Iraq

🕔12:06, 8.Mar 2018

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast since the 1980s, has camps in the Qandil mountains of northern Iraq, from which it frequently carries out attacks into Turkey. READ MORE.

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‘US Not Pledging Funds for Iraq Reconstruction’ – US Officials Says

‘US Not Pledging Funds for Iraq Reconstruction’ – US Officials Says Updated

🕔00:00, 13.Feb 2018

“Rebuilding Iraq is restoring hope to Iraq, and restoring the stability of Iraq is stabilizing the states of the region and the world,” said Planning Minister Salman al-Jumaili.

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Fewer Than 1,000 Islamic State Fighters Remain in Iraq, Syria

Fewer Than 1,000 Islamic State Fighters Remain in Iraq, Syria

🕔13:13, 27.Dec 2017

Fewer than 1,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, the United States-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni militant group said on Wednesday, a third of the estimated figure only three weeks ago.

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