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Iraq’s battle to retake Mosul begins: PM

The offensive to liberate Mosul from the control of Islamic State (IS or ISIS) has begun, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said in a televised statement early Monday. "Our dearest people in Nineveh province, the victory b

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Iraq govt, Kurds to start talks on oil dispute

The Iraqi government and the Kurdish regional authorities agreed to start talks to resolve a dispute on oil revenue-sharing that is holding back the nation's crude exports, according to a statement from the Iraqi prime minister's office.

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US, Iran back Iraqi PM as he challenges ruling elite

The US and Iran have formed an unlikely tacit alliance behind Iraq's prime minister as he challenges the ruling elite with plans for a non-political cabinet to fight corruption undermining the Opec nation's economic and political stabili

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2016 will witness end of Islamic State: Iraq PM

A triumphant Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared on Monday that the coming year would see his forces defeat Islamic State, after his military achieved its first major victory since collapsing in the face of the fighters 18 months ago.

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US deploying special ops force to Iraq to fight IS

The United States said on Tuesday it was deploying a new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids against Islamic State there and in neighbouring Syria, a ratcheting up of Washington's campaign against the group that was q

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Spate of bombings kills 24 across Baghdad

A spate of bombings across Baghdad killed at least 24 people on Saturday, two days after the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital since Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took office one year ago. The deadliest attack took place in t

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Qatar to open embassy in Iraq as ties improves

Qatar will open an embassy in Baghdad, Iraq's foreign minister said on Friday, in the latest sign of improving relations between Gulf Arab countries and Iraq. Tensions between the Sunni Muslim-ruled states of the Gulf and Iraq

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Iraq expects US F-16s delivery in summer

After delays caused by the war with Islamic State, Iraq hopes to take first deliveries of its F-16 fighter jets from the United States this summer, a senior Iraqi official said. The disclosure came ahead of a visit by Iraq's P

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Iraq may need three years to restructure military

Iraq may need three years to rebuild and restructure its military, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said on Sunday, as the country battles Islamic State militants who pose the biggest threat to its security since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003

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