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India says 39 workers abducted in Iraq in 2015 dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s foreign minister says the bodies have been found of 39 Indian workers who were abducted by militants in Iraq three years ago. The abducted workers, mostly from northern India, had been employed by a construction company near Mosul when militants overran the Iraqi city and …

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Iraq MPs demand timetable for foreign troop withdrawal

BAGHDAD, March 1, (RTRS): Iraq’s parliament demanded on Thursday that the government set a timeline for the withdrawal of foreign troops stationed in the country to help fight Islamic State (IS) insurgents, a ruling coalition lawmaker said. A US-led coalition was formed in 2014 and with thousands of troops and …

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Amir condoles on Iraq bombings – 31 killed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Monday cables of condolences to Iraqi President Fuad Masoum and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over the victims of a twin suicide attack in Baghdad. In the cables, His Highness the Amir voiced sharp condemnation of …

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Iraq militias man border

BAGHDAD, Dec 23, (Agencies): Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitary groups have deployed to the frontier to back up border guard forces who came under fire from within Syria over the past three days, one of their commanders said on Friday. There was no immediate word on who opened fire from Syrian territory, …

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Iraq celebrates victory

BAGHDAD, Dec 10, (Agencies): Iraq’s armed forces held a military parade in Baghdad on Sunday to celebrate the victory announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over the Islamic State group. Abadi on Saturday declared victory in Iraq’s three-year war to expel the jihadist group that at its height endangered the …

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Kirkuk oil bound for Iran – Guards oversee Iraq investment

BAGHDAD/LONDON, Nov 14, (RTRS): After helping Iraq stifle a Kurdish push for independence, Iran is now positioning itself to take control of oil exports from the region’s giant Kirkuk field, with the first deliveries expected within days, officials and trading sources said. In the weeks since September’s failed Kurdish independence …

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Shia militia in border clashes with DAESH

BEIRUT, Nov 4, (AP): Clashes have erupted on the Syrian-Iraqi border between Islamic State group militants and Iraqi paramilitary fighters as the extremist group defends its last stronghold in the region, a Syria monitoring group and an Iraqi official said Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the …

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Concern mounts over rise of pivotal Shia militia commander

Involved in embassy bombings, assassination bid in ’80s Kuwait, Iraq militiaman snubs US call for force to disarm BAGHDAD, Oct 31, (AP): With the Islamic State group driven from nearly all of Iraq, US officials have suggested that the thousands of mainly Shiite paramilitary fighters who mobilized against the Sunni …

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Iraq watch out, the fire is huge

UNDOUBTEDLY, avoiding war in the oil regions of Kirkuk is a good step towards reducing tensions that emitted from the recent secession referendum in Kurdistan. However, this would not be enough unless Iraqis are wary about falling into the trap of civil war. Iraqis have had enough with the wars …

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Arab Parliament chief hails Kuwait’s initiative to hold conference on Iraq

We stand on Iraq’s side and optimistic about its future: Al-Salmi BAGHDAD, Aug 15, (KUNA): Visiting President of Arab Parliament Mishaal bin Fahad Al-Salmi hailed on Tuesday the State of Kuwait’s initiative to hold a conference for reconstructing Iraq. Iraqi Foreign Ministry quoted Al-Salmi as affirming, during a meeting with …

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