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Iran suspends electricity exports to Iraq

Iran has suspended electricity exports to Iraq to meet its electricity needs, spokesman for the Ministry of Energy of Iran Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi said. Rajabi Mashhadi noted that …

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Iraq to evacuate its citizens from Belarus

The Iraqi Embassy in Russia on August 10 will send an evacuation flight for the citizens of the country who are stuck in Belarus,  the Ambassador of the Arab Republic to the Russian Federation, Abdel Rahman al-Hasani, said …

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Iraqi army helicopter crash kills five

An Iraqi army helicopter crashed during a combat operation in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing all five crew members, the Iraqi military said in a statement. The helicopter went down near the northern town of Amerli, 170 km north …

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Iraq reports record high daily COVID-19 cases at 13,515

Iraq reported on Wednesday 13,515 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily count since the outbreak of the pandemic, raising the nationwide caseload to 1,590,528. A statement by the Health Ministry also confirmed 66 more deaths, bringing …

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U.S. combat mission in Iraq to conclude by year end

U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. combat mission in Iraq will conclude by the end of the year, an announcement that reflects the reality on the ground more than a major shift in U.S. policy. Speaking to reporters during an …

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OPEC+ countries approve new production baselines

The ministers of OPEC+ countries agreed to extend the agreement until the end of 2022 with the main parameter of the deal - the production baseline - changing for some countries at a meeting on Sunday, a source participating in the talks …

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Dozens killed after fire at Iraq covid hospital

At least 58 people were killed by a fire at an Iraqi coronavirus hospital on Monday, a health official said. The fire raged through late Monday at al-​Hussein Teaching Hospital in Nasiriya, about 200 miles south of Baghdad. Crowds …

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Russian archaeologists found 4,000-old city in Iraq

A group of Russian archaeologists discovered June 24 an ancient settlement about 4,000 years old in Dhi Qar governorate in southern Iraq. The discovery was made in the area of Tell al-Duhaila, which is home to more than 1,200 archaeological sites, including the Great Ziggurat of Ur site from the Sumerian era, and the royal tomb

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Iraq reports record 9,189 new COVID-19 infections

Iraq's Health Ministry on Thursday warned of a "more severe and dangerous" wave of COVID-19 in the country, as the number of infections continues to increase, Kurdistan24 reports.  "A significant increase in the …

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Rockets hit Iraq base housing U.S. forces

The U.S. military said Wednesday that two people sustained minor injuries after at least 14 rockets pummeled an Iraqi base that houses U.S. troops and other international forces. “At approx. 12:30 PM local time, Ain Al-Assad Air …

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