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Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq, Syria

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending a controversial combat role in the fight against Islamic State. Trudeau's Liberals won an elec

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Iraq dismisses warnings on Mosul dam collapse

Iraq's minister of water resources has played down warnings that Mosul dam will collapse, estimating only a "one in a thousand" chance of failure and saying the solution was to build a new dam or install a deep concrete support wal

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Iraqi PM dismisses Baghdad security wall plan

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Saturday dismissed plans announced by the military this week to build a concrete wall around Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants. "Baghdad is the capital of a

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Iraqi PM dismisses Baghdad security wall plan

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Saturday dismissed plans announced by the military this week to build a concrete wall around Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants. "Baghdad is the capital of a

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17 killed in hotel fire at Iraqi Kurdistan

A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region killed 17 people on Friday, the governor of Erbil told a local media network, and the hotel manager said they included foreigners. Governor Nawzad Hadi told Rudaw TV

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17 killed in hotel fire at Iraqi Kurdistan

A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region killed 17 people on Friday, the governor of Erbil told a local media network, and the hotel manager said they included foreigners. Governor Nawzad Hadi told Rudaw TV

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Iraq army building security wall around Baghdad

Iraqi security forces have begun building a concrete wall surrounding the capital Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants, a military statement said on Wednesday. Islamic State, the ultra hardline group that

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Iraq army building security wall around Baghdad

Iraqi security forces have begun building a concrete wall surrounding the capital Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants, a military statement said on Wednesday. Islamic State, the ultra hardline group that

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Iran calls for closer ties with Russia, Iraq and Venezuela on energy

Iran calls for closer ties with Russia, Iraq and Venezuela on energy issues, RIA news agency quoted Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as saying.   "In the energy sec

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Iraq's KRG to pay oil firms according to contracts

Iraq's Kurdistan region said on Monday it would pay international oil companies according to their contractual entitlements in 2016 in a bid to restore confidence and raise production.   The Kurdistan Regiona

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