Iraq

UN: up to 30,000 ISIS members still in Iraq and Syria

ISIS (terror organization that is outlawed in Russia) has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat, a United Nations report says. The report said that despite …

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Iraqi Prime Minister cancels visit to Iran

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has cancelled a visit to Iran, his press office said, as the PM came under strong Iranian criticism over his stand on renewed US sanctions against Tehran. Abadi will still go ahead …

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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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Iraqi hackers hack ISIS website

A group of Iraqi hackers Daeshgram made a mockery of ISIS magazine, called Al-Naba, Al Arabiya reported. An image of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi surrounded by dancers and an editorial on the ISIS team at the World Cup caused …

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Iraqi army gains control of entire border with Syria

Iraq’s military on Saturday announced it has gained control of the roughly 600-kilometer (372.82-mile) border strip with Syria, Anadolu Agency reports. Speaking to reporters during a visit to the border strip, Hamid al-Hussieni, commander …

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Iraq's energy sector needs political deal

Approval of plans to expand Iraq’s oil output and export capacity awaits the formation of a new cabinet, following May’s inconclusive election results. As Petroleum Economist writes in an article " …

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Iraq suspends farming of crops due to drought

An unusually bad drought has forced Iraq to suspend the cultivation of rice, corn and other cereals that demand large amounts of water, the country's Agriculture Ministry said. "The agricultural plan for the summer" was …

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