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Almost 2 million Iranian pilgrims head into Iraq for Arbaeen
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Almost 2 million Iranian pilgrims head into Iraq for Arbaeen

Iranian Shiite Muslim pilgrims walk at the Iranian-Iraqi Mehran border as they head towards the central Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on October 27, 2018, ahead of the Arbaeen religious festival which marks the 40th day after Ashura, commemorating the seventh century killing of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein. […]

Iraq PM urged to quit as key ally deserts him over unrest
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Iraq PM urged to quit as key ally deserts him over unrest

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during a parliament meeting in the capital Baghdad on September 3, 2018.<br />Iraq's parliament convened today with a populist cleric who triumphed in May elections allying with Abadi to try to form a government and sideline pro-Iran rivals.<br />/ AFP PHOTO / SABAH ARAR […]

Drought puts Iraq at risk of jihadist resurgence
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Drought puts Iraq at risk of jihadist resurgence

An Iraqi protester reacts to tear gas fired by security forces during a protest against the government and the lack of basic services, on August 31, 2018 in the southern city of Basra.<br />Iraq has been gripped by protests over power outages, unemployment, state mismanagement and a lack of clean […]

Iraq court sentences French woman to life for IS membership
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Iraq court sentences French woman to life for IS membership

TOPSHOT – A picture taken on February 19, 2018, shows French Jihadist Melina Bougedir carriyng hers soon arriving in court in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Melina Bougedir, 27, was arrested last summer in former Islamic State group stronghold Mosul with her four children, three of whom have been repatriated to […]

Iraq’s Kurdistan region to hold legislative, presidential polls on September 30
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Iraq’s Kurdistan region to hold legislative, presidential polls on September 30

Nechirvan Barzani, the prime minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), speaks during an electoral rally for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Erbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish semi-autonomous region on April 29, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani has set […]

Iraq to continue pounding Daesh Takfiri terrorist group positions inside Syria
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Iraq to continue pounding Daesh Takfiri terrorist group positions inside Syria

This file picture shows an F-16 single-engine supersonic fighter aircraft operated by the Iraqi Air Force. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has pledged to continue airstrikes on the positions and headquarters of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group inside neighboring Syria, stressing that Baghdad will not meddle in the political affairs […]

Any military escalation in Syria terrible for Middle East security, stability: Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari
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Any military escalation in Syria terrible for Middle East security, stability: Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (Photo by AP) Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has warned of the huge dangers of a military escalation in Syria, stating that any further act of aggression against the conflict-plagued Arab country will undermine security and stability in the Middle East region. Speaking in a telephone […]

Top Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist killed in Turkish military airstrikes in northern Iraq
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Top Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist killed in Turkish military airstrikes in northern Iraq

Slain PKK terrorist Birdal Burhanli, better known by the nom de guerre Agiri Mazlum Pirdogan (Photo by Anadolu news agency) The Turkish military says a high-profile member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group has been killed in a series of airstrikes carried out in Iraq’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region late last month. The Turkish General […]