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OPEC’s anniversary meeeting postponed

The celebrations of OPEC’s 60th anniversary, which were originally scheduled this month in Baghdad where the Organization was founded, have been postponed. Iraq’s Oil Minister and Head of its Delegation to OPEC Ihsan Abdul …

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Explosions hit military base in Baghdad

Two explosions hit a military base in Baghdad where Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) and police forces are based, the Iraqi press office said. Iraq’s Security Media Cell said in a statement that two different …

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U.S. embassy in Iraq hit by rocket attack

At least three people have been injured in a missile attack on the U.S. embassy located in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on January 26, Iraq’s Alsumaria TV reported citing sources in Iraqi security services.  It is not yet …

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US evacuates civilians from Iraq

At this moment, an emergency evacuation of employees of the American oil field is underway in Iraq. The rescue operation of civilians is taking place against the backdrop of the complicated situation in the country after the assassination of the …

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Protesters leave U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces have regained control of the area around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after the compound was rocked by a second day of mass protests. Yesterday, security personnel fired tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of …

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U.S. orders part of government employees to leave Iraq

The U.S. State Department ordered the departure of government employees from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. The department ordered "nonemergency U.S. government employees," at both the embassy in …

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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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