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Bitter backlash for ‘no chocolate’ cleric

BAGHDAD, Feb 23, (AFP): Iraqis took to social media Monday to pile ridicule on a cleric who said in a sermon that people should cut down on chocolate bars to fight the economic crisis. At a Baghdad mosque on Friday, Sheikh Jalaleddin al-Saghir took aim at Iraqis’ immoderate love of …

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Iraqi premier commends Kuwaiti financial support to his country

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22, (KUNA): Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on Friday commended Kuwait’s $200 million financial assistance to help the country face its current crisis. Kuwait is the only Arab country that has given a helping hand amid the current sensitive conditions Iraq is going through, Al-Abadi told a …

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Iraq attacks kill 32 – PM vows to rout IS

BAGHDAD, Jan 12, (Agencies): Jihadist gunmen and bombers killed at least 12 people in a busy market area of Baghdad while a double blast at a cafe north of the Iraqi capital claimed another 20 lives. An attack claimed by the Islamic State group and involving suicide explosions, gunfi ghts …

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Iraqi forces capture Ramadi Barrage – 120 families evacuated

BAGHDAD, Dec 26, (Agencies): The Iraqi army said Saturday it recaptured Ramadi Barrage while evacuating 120 families from inside the city to safe places outside. Iraqi army forces are in control of the Ramadi Barrage and surrounding areas in the north of Ramadi, the joint operations command said in a …

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Iraqi FM calls for ‘intensifying’ efforts in bid to combat terrorism

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23, (KUNA): Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari stressed on Tuesday the need to intensify international efforts to combat terrorism in the region, mainly so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Al-Jaafari said during a news conference late Tuesday airstrikes launched by the international coalition against …

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Kuwait, Iraq have overcome past obstacles: foreign minister

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22, (KUNA): Kuwait and Iraq have wiped out obstacles and outstanding files that existed over the past years, said First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Tuesday. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled made the statement at a press conference with visiting Iraqi Foreign …

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Iraq denies any link to abduction of Qataris – Qatari FM follows up ordeal of nationals

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22, (Agencies): Iraq’s foreign minister denied Tuesday any link between his government and the kidnappers of 26 Qatari hunters, allegedly people linked to Shiite militiamen on whom Baghdad relies heavily against the Islamic State group. During a press conference after talks with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah …

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Iraqi army to start attack on Ramadi – IS stopping civilians leaving city

BAGHDAD, Dec 21, (Agencies): Iraq’s armed forces will start an operation to retake the western city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants very soon, army chief of staff Lt General Othman al-Ghanemi told state TV on Monday. “There is an ongoing operation to control a sector in preparation of the …

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Iraq probes coalition strike that killed 10 Iraqi soldiers – Iraq’s defence min predicts Ramadi victory by year-end

BAGHDAD, Dec 19, (AFP): Iraq has opened an investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of 10 Iraqi soldiers in a coalition air strike west of Baghdad, the defence minister said Saturday. “We lost 10 of our soldiers,” Khaled al-Obeidi said in Baghdad, adding that “an investigation into …

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Suicide bomber kills 6 on Iraq-Saudi border – Iraqi fighters protest Turkish troop presence

BAGHDAD, Dec 12, (AFP): A suicide bomber struck an Iraqi position on the border with Saudi Arabia, killing six guards, officials said Saturday, an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The bomber detonated an explosives-rigged truck at a border post in Iraq’s vast Anbar province on Friday and also …

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