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Iraqi Airways plane makes emergency landing in Kuwait

An Iraqi Airways plane carrying 230 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Kuwait on Sunday after one of its two engines failed, the company said in a statement. The incident happened on a Boeing 767 that was heading to

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Sita, Iraqi Airways open global reservation contact centre

With the help of global aviation IT provider Sita, Iraqi Airways has opened its new reservation contact center in Amman, allowing the airline to better manage its reservations across 13 countries. As the airline continues to rebui

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Oil slips on rising exports from Iraq

Oil fell as rising exports from Iraq underlined the global oversupply situation, outweighing the effects of a surprise fall in US inventories the previous day.   Brent futures were at $39.51 at 1258 GMT, down 33

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New Bahrain firm to spur Iraqi investment

Bahrain could cash in on instability in Iraq, thanks to an initiative to persuade wealthy Iraqi businessmen to invest their money here. A new company that hopes to attract Iraqi investment into Bahrain is due to be formed early next year. The

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Iraqi Kurdistan pays Gulf Keystone, pleasing producers

Gulf Keystone Petroleum has said it had been paid for oil exports by the government of Iraqi Kurdistan, a sign it is serious about making regular payments to producers after months of debt building up.   Gulf Key

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Kurds cut oil transfers to Iraq's Somo by half in July

Iraqi Kurdistan reduced its transfers of oil to the Iraq State Oil Marketing Organization (Somo) by half in July to an average of 71,017 barrels per day (bpd), as the autonomous region continued independent exports, its Ministry of Natural Res

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US to train Iraqi, Syrian forces fighting Islamic State

The US Congress has approved an annual defence policy bill that authorises American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defence spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad.

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IS fighters kill 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them

Islamic State militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of Baghdad, security sources and witnesses said. Two mass graves were discovered containing s

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UK to send machine guns, ammunition to Iraqis, Kurds

Britain said on Tuesday it would send machine guns and ammunition to Iraq to help the new government in its battle against Islamic State militants, the first weapons it has supplied since the conflict that flared in June. British

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Dozens of Iraqis killed in mosque shooting

At least 70 Iraqi worshippers were killed in a mosque carnage in a volatile province outside Baghdad yesterday (August 22), a report said. Militants first detonated a bomb near the entrance of the Sunni mosque and then used machin

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