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Number of injured in Iran earthquake rises to 716

The number of injured in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran the previous night has risen to 716, the Iranian authorities said, adding that no fatalities were reported from the temblor.  According to Iran’s state …

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Iraq protests: 12 killed, almost 600 injured

At least 12 demonstrators have been killed and 571 injured in southern Iraq, officials said, as protests against unemployment spread on Saturday from the port city of Basra to other parts of the country including Baghdad. Protests that …

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5.4 quake hits Iran-Iraq border

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border early on Sunday morning, News.am reported citing European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter was at the depth of 52 kilometers. No casualties have been reported. …

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Saudi Arabia and Iraq launch flights

Saudi budget-carrier flynas launched the first direct flight between the kingdom and Iraq since the Gulf War 27 years ago, marking another move by the kingdom to improve ties with its neighbor in an attempt to blunt rival Iran’s vast …

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Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone after deadly protest

Several rockets fired from inside Baghdad on Saturday struck the capital's fortified Green Zone area that houses most of Iraq's key institutions and main embassies, officials said. "Several Katyusha rockets fired from the …

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1 killed as pro-Sadr protests turn violent in Iraq

An Iraqi protester was killed when security forces dispersed a rally staged by supporters of firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the capital Baghdad to demand the dissolution of the country’s election commission, …

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 Serial explosions kill six in Baghdad

Chain explosions have killed at least six civilians in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, leaving dozens of others injured. The casualties occurred on Tuesday in three explosions across the city, Iraq’s al-Sumariah news network …

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Iraqi helicopter crashes near Baiji

An Iraqi military helicopter crashed Wednesday in Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin due to technical malfunction, killing two crew members, a provincial security source said. The chopper crashed while it was flying near …

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Baghdad market hit by two bombs, killing at least 28

Two bombs have exploded in a busy market area in central Baghdad, killing at least 28 people and wounding at least 54, Iraqi police and medical officials have said. The blasts ripped through shops in the Al-Sinek area early on Saturday, …

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Rouhani highlights culture as key to security

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said culture can bring security to the world beyond military power and diplomacy. At the inaugural of Iran Press Show 2016 in Tehran, Rouhani said terrorists have found a footing in …

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 17 people killed in marketplace explosion in Baghdad

At least seventeen people were killed and more than 60 injured in a blast at a marketplace in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, Sky News Arabia said. The bombing, which hit a popular fruit and vegetable market in a commercial …

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