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At Baghdad workshop, search for Iraq’s looted artifacts gets serious

01 January, 2019 10:59 pm 10:59 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Before Islamic State militants were dislodged from Iraq in 2017, they stole thousands of ancient artifacts. Most are still missing, and an international team of archaeologists is turning detective to recover as many as possible. In 2014 and 2015, during its occupation of most of the country, the militant raided and wrecked … Read More

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Millions of ‘Azadaran’ gather in Karbala to mark Ashura ritual in Iraq

09 September, 2018 12:28 pm 12:28 pm

KARBALA (92 News) – Millions of ‘Azadaran’ gathered at shrines and mosques in Karbala and other parts of Iraq to mark the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering. The huge crowds came from all over the world to commemorate the slaying of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). … Read More

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Protests dash Iraqi PM’s chances of new term, hit US hopes of shaping...

09 September, 2018 10:16 am 10:16 am

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended US-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s chances of winning a second term and shattered Washington’s hopes of shaping the next government. Fifteen people have been killed protesting against power cuts, polluted water, poor services and perceived corruption in Iraq’s second … Read More

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Unrest intensifies in Iraq as Iranian consulate and oil facility stormed

09 September, 2018 8:30 am 8:30 am

BASRA/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Civil unrest fuelled by anger against perceived corruption and misrule by Iraq’s political elite intensified across the south of the country on Friday, as protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Basra while others briefly took workers hostage at a nearby oilfield. After five days of deadly demonstrations in Basra in which … Read More

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Iraq sending team to US to seek deal on transactions with Iran

08 August, 2018 9:28 am 9:28 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq will send a delegation to the United States seeking an agreement on financial transactions with Iran following Washington’s reimposition of sanctions on Tehran, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday. His statement was the first by an Iraqi official since Reuters reported last week Baghdad was going to ask Washington for … Read More

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Recount shows Iraq’s Sadr retains election victory, no major changes

08 August, 2018 8:40 am 8:40 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Populist Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr retained his lead in Iraq’s May parliamentary election, results of a nationwide recount of votes showed on Friday, positioning him to play a central role in forming the country’s next government. Iraq’s Independent High Election Commission (IHEC) released the results of the recount on its website early … Read More

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