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Iraq urges world countries not to buy oil from Kurdish region

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) Iraq’s central government has called on the world countries not to purchase oil from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in response to a highly controversial referendum on independence, which the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is set to hold on Monday in clear defiance of Baghdad.According to a statement …

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Iraq’s major Shiite Party opposed to Kurdish referendum

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) Iraq’s Islamic Dawa Party, a major Shiite party, underlined its opposition to an independence referendum planned to be held by the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region on September 25.Kurds would be the main loser of the referendum,Secretary General of the Islamic Dawa Party Abdul Karim al-Anzi said, commenting …

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Blast kills 3 Peshmerga fighters in Iraq’s Kirkuk

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) At least three Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have been killed in a bomb blast in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk.At least five fighters were also injured as the explosive devices went off near their car in Daquq which resides close to an area still held by the Daesh …

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Iraqi forces liberate 11 villages from Daesh near Hawijah

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) Iraqi government forces have managed to seize back nearly a dozen villages near Hawijah as they are battling Daesh Takfiri terrorists in joint operations with allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units to push the terrorists out of the northern town.The commander of Hawijah liberation operation,Lieutenant General …

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Supreme court steps in to block Iraq Kurd independence vote

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) Iraq’s supreme court on Monday ordered the suspension of a Sept 25 referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, as legal and political pressure mounted on the Kurds to call off the vote.With just a week left before polling, the court said it “has issued the order …

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Hashd al-Shabis to guarantee Iranian pilgrims’ security

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) Commander of the Brigade 110 of Hashd al-Shabi of Iraq Amer Mahmoud Fili says his forces are fully ready to guarantee security of Iranian pilgrims, travelling to Iraq from Iran to visit holy sites.On the sidelines of the meeting of Iraqi officials, with officials of Iran’s Kermanshah …

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Iranian, Turkish envoys exchange views on regional issues in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) Iranian and Turkish top diplomats in Baghdad reviewed important regional developments, particularly the ongoing situation in Iraq in a meeting held on Sunday.The meeting was held by Iran’s Ambassadors to Iraq Iraj Masjedi and his Turkish counterpart Fatih Yıldız. While Iraq has lately been involved in counter-terrorism …

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