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Iraq bombs Islamic State 'operations room' in Syria

BAGHDAD Iraq launched an air strike on a gathering of Islamic State fighters in neighbouring Syria, killing members of the hardline militant group who planned cross-border attacks, its military said on Thursday.

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Recount shows Iraq's Sadr retains election victory, no major changes 10 Aug 2018

BAGHDAD Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr retained his lead in Iraq's May parliamentary election, results of a nationwide recount of votes showed on Friday, positioning him to play a central role in forming the country's next government. | Video

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Iraq opposes U.S. sanctions on Iran but will abide by them - PM 07 Aug 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq does not agree with U.S. sanctions against Iran but will abide by them to protect its own interests, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday.

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Iraq jails French and German citizens for life for joining Islamic State 06 Aug 2018

BAGHDAD An Iraqi court sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison on Monday for belonging to Islamic State, forging ahead with the trial of hundreds of people - many foreigners - captured after the militant group's defeat last year.

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Iraq says election recount complete but cut short in capital over fire 06 Aug 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq's election commission said on Monday it had completed a manual recount of May's parliamentary election but was forced to cut the process short in the capital because voting records had been destroyed by a warehouse fire two months ago.

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Exclusive: Iraq election commission ignored warnings over voting machines - document 05 Aug 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq's election commission ignored an anti-corruption body's warnings about the credibility of electronic vote-counting machines used in May's parliamentary election, according to investigators and a document seen by Reuters.

Lebanon banking sector targeted by Iraq-based network-Lebanese official 31 Jul 2018

BEIRUT/BAGHDAD A Lebanese security official said on Tuesday the Lebanese banking sector had been targeted by an Iraq-based network that tried to extort money from Lebanese banks and was uncovered in a joint operation with Iraqi authorities.

Iraq cleric Sistani urges government action on corruption amid further protests 27 Jul 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called for a government to be formed as soon as possible to tackle corruption and poor services as further protests took place in the south of the country on Friday.

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Islamic State makes comeback in Iraq with switch to guerrilla tactics 24 Jul 2018

BAQUBA, Iraq Months after Iraq declared victory over Islamic State, its fighters are making a comeback with a scatter-gun campaign of kidnap and killing.

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Iraqi protester killed at Badr paramilitary branch 20 Jul 2018

BASRA, Iraq A security guard outside a branch of one Iraq's most powerful paramilitary groups shot and killed a protester on Friday while trying to push back a crowd, police sources said, ratcheting up tensions over a lack of basic services sweeping southern cities.