Deadly protests continue in Iraqi capital

Deadly protests continue in Iraqi capital

Demonstrators are demanding jobs, better services and an end to corruption in the oil-rich country.

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Death toll in Iraq anti-government protests rises above 100

Death toll in Iraq anti-government protests rises above 100

Baghdad has been at the centre of protests that quickly spread to the country’s south.

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Several killed as security forces fire on protesters in Iraq

Several killed as security forces fire on protesters in Iraq

It is the fifth day of demonstrations against the government in Baghdad.

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Death toll passes 40 in Iraqi anti-government protests

Death toll passes 40 in Iraqi anti-government protests

Hospital officials said nine more people were killed late on Thursday in Nasiriyah.

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Live bullets and tear gas fired as protesters defy curfew in Iraq

Live bullets and tear gas fired as protesters defy curfew in Iraq

Internet access has been cut in a bid to crack down on the demonstrations over the country’s deteriorating economy.

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One killed as Iraqi police fire on protesters in Baghdad

One killed as Iraqi police fire on protesters in Baghdad

Some 200 people were injured, including 40 members of the security forces.

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Iraq and Syria reopen key border crossing seven years after it was closed

Iraq and Syria reopen key border crossing seven years after it was closed

The move is expected to boost trade between the countries.

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Navy Seal acquitted of murder in killing of captive in Iraq

Navy Seal acquitted of murder in killing of captive in Iraq

Edward Gallagher reacted with ‘tears of joy’, his defence lawyer said.

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Protesters block president’s route over Iraqi ferry sinking

Protesters block president’s route over Iraqi ferry sinking

The ferry, overloaded with holidaymakers, capsized near Mosul with dozens on board.

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Dozens dead as ferry sinks in Tigris near Mosul

Dozens dead as ferry sinks in Tigris near Mosul

A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year has sunk in the Tigris river near the Iraqi city of Mosul, killing at least 45 people, an official said.

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More than 200 mass graves linked to Islamic State terror found in Iraq

More than 200 mass graves linked to Islamic State terror found in Iraq

Investigators believe the sites contain 6,000 to 12,000 bodies linked to the three-year reign of the group in parts of the country.

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Iraqi writer wins book festival award for novel about Baghdad during Gulf War

Iraqi writer wins book festival award for novel about Baghdad during Gulf War

Shahad Al Rawi picked up the First Book Award for her debut novel, The Baghdad Clock.

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Iraq’s new president takes office

Iraq’s new president takes office

Barham Salih, 58, previously served as Iraq’s planning minister and the prime minister of the self-ruled Kurdish region.

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Iraq shocked by death of Instagram model Tara Fares

Iraq shocked by death of Instagram model Tara Fares

The 22-year-old was shot dead at the wheel of her Porsche in Baghdad.

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Iraq’s embattled PM arrives in Basra after deadly protest

Iraq’s embattled PM arrives in Basra after deadly protest

Haider al-Abadi has been blamed for authorities’ use of excessive force against the protesters.

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Basra returns to calm after week of violent protests in Iraq

Basra returns to calm after week of violent protests in Iraq

Troops sent from Baghdad have reinforced police and government offices and markets have reopened.

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Security forces deployed in Basra after government buildings torched

Security forces deployed in Basra after government buildings torched

Since June, Basra has been shaken by the most serious protests in the oil-rich southern region in years.

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Iraq hangs 13 prisoners as PM urges rapid executions for terror offences

Iraq hangs 13 prisoners as PM urges rapid executions for terror offences

Iraq has hanged 13 prisoners convicted on terror charges following a recommendation by the prime minister to speed up executions of those on death row for terror-related offences.

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Militant-turned-populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr wins Iraqi election

Militant-turned-populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr wins Iraqi election

Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's political coalition has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to complete results released by Iraq's electoral commission.

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Polls close across Iraq in first vote since victory over IS

Voting began early today in a contest that had no clear front-runner after weeks of official campaigning.

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US begins Iraq drawdown after declaration of victory over IS

US begins Iraq drawdown after declaration of victory over IS

American troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad's declaration of victory over Islamic State (IS) last year, according to officials.

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Iraq’s parliament approves May 12 date for national elections

Iraq’s parliament approves May 12 date for national elections

Iraq’s parliament has approved May 12 as the date for holding national elections despite calls from the country’s Sunni community to delay the vote until the return of nearly three million people displaced by the fight against the Islamic State group.

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The untold story of baby Amran who became another victim of war after battle for Mosul

The untold story of baby Amran who became another victim of war after battle for Mosul

Months after Mosul was re-taken from the Islamic State group the healthcare system remains in a dire situation, accoridng to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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Iraqi PM raises flag in border area taken from 'Islamic State'

Iraqi PM raises flag in border area taken from 'Islamic State'

The prime minister of Iraq has raised the country's flag at a border crossing with Syria days after Iraqi forces retook it from the so-called 'Islamic State' group, state TV said.

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Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

Iraqi Kurds were going to the polls on Monday to vote on whether to support independence from Baghdad in a historic but non-binding referendum that has raised regional tensions and fears of instability.

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Dozens dead after attack on Iraqi checkpoint and restaurant

Dozens dead after attack on Iraqi checkpoint and restaurant

At least 45 people have been killed in an attack on a checkpoint and nearby restaurant in Iraq, the governor of the country's southern Thi Qar province said.

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Latest: Iraq's prime minister 'arrives in Mosul to declare victory over Islamic State'

Latest: Iraq's prime minister 'arrives in Mosul to declare victory over Islamic State'

Iraqi forces are "tens of metres" from defeating the so-called 'Islamic State' group in Mosul, say commanders.

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'Islamic State' fighters launch gas attack in Mosul, says Iraqi military

'Islamic State' fighters launch gas attack in Mosul, says Iraqi military

Militants from the so-called 'Islamic State' group have launched a gas attack in a newly-liberated area in western Mosul, the Iraqi military has claimed.

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US-led coalition not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths: Amnesty International

US-led coalition not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths: Amnesty International

A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the US-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State group alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International has said.

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Iraqi forces 'take Mosul Airport runway from IS militants'

Iraqi forces 'take Mosul Airport runway from IS militants'

Iraq's militarised police forces have entered Mosul International Airport, taking over the runway amid fierce clashes with Islamic State fighters, according to officials.

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British airstrikes target Islamic State amid battle for Mosul

British airstrikes target Islamic State amid battle for Mosul

Britain has launched a series of airstrikes against Islamic State targets in the battle for Mosul this week, the Ministry of Defence has said.

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27 killed in bomb blasts on day of carnage in Baghdad

27 killed in bomb blasts on day of carnage in Baghdad

Several attacks in and around Baghdad have killed at least 27 people on a particularly brutal day in the Iraqi capital.

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Latest: Death toll from bomb at Baghdad market rises to 28

Latest: Death toll from bomb at Baghdad market rises to 28

Update 9.56pm: At least 28 people were killed and 54 others injured when two bombs exploded in central Baghdad, Iraqi officials have said.

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Iraqi troops facing stiff resistance from 'Islamic State' in eastern Mosul

Iraqi troops facing stiff resistance from 'Islamic State' in eastern Mosul

Iraqi troops faced stiff resistance from militants from the so-called 'Islamic State' as they pushed deeper into eastern Mosul, backed by aerial support from the US-led international coalition, a senior military commander said.

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'Islamic State' fighters 'hang bodies of traitors from electricity poles in Mosul'

'Islamic State' fighters 'hang bodies of traitors from electricity poles in Mosul'

Fighters from the so-called 'Islamic State' group have killed some 70 civilians in Mosul this week over accusations of collaboration with Iraqi forces pushing into the city to drive them out, the United Nations has said.

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Video: Mass grave discovered in former 'Islamic State'-held territory

Video: Mass grave discovered in former 'Islamic State'-held territory

Iraqi investigators are probing a mass grave that was discovered by troops advancing further into Islamic State-held territory near the city of Mosul.

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Mass grave found near Mosul as Kurdish forces clash with Islamic State

Mass grave found near Mosul as Kurdish forces clash with Islamic State

The Iraqi military says it has found some 100 decapitated bodies in a mass grave south of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.

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Iraqi forces push towards Mosul as Shiite militias join battle

Iraqi forces push towards Mosul as Shiite militias join battle

Iraqi forces have pushed into a town south of Mosul after Islamic State fighters fled with civilians used as human shields, officials said.

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Iraqi and Kurdish force launch new mosul offensive

Iraqi and Kurdish force launch new mosul offensive

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have launched a new offensive near Mosul as part of a bid to retake the city from the so-called 'Islamic State' group.

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Iraqi forces advance on Mosul after wave of suicide attacks

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul after wave of suicide attacks

Iraqi forces have pushed into a town near Mosul after a wave of militant attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk set off more than 24 hours of heavy clashes, with ongoing skirmishes in some areas.

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11 workers killed as 'Islamic State' targets Iraq power plant with suicide-bomb attack

11 workers killed as 'Islamic State' targets Iraq power plant with suicide-bomb attack

Militants attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk today in an assault quickly claimed by the so-called 'Islamic State' group and aimed at diverting attention from the battle to retake 'IS'-held Mosul.

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Iraqi special forces join battle in Mosul

Iraqi special forces join battle in Mosul

Iraqi special forces have joined the battle for Mosul with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the so-called 'Islamic State' group, a key part of a multi-pronged assault on eastern approaches to the besieged city.

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Iraqi forces push towards IS-held Mosul

Iraqi forces push towards IS-held Mosul

Columns of Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by US-led air strikes have slowly advanced on Mosul from several directions, launching a long-awaited operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from the so-called 'Islamic State' group (IS).

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Iraqi forces launch military push to drive 'IS' out of Mosul

Iraqi forces launch military push to drive 'IS' out of Mosul

Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by US-led coalition air and ground support, have launched co-ordinated military operations in Mosul.

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13 killed, 15 injured in gun and suicide bomb attack on Iraq café

13 killed, 15 injured in gun and suicide bomb attack on Iraq café

At least 13 people were killed and 15 others injured when a group of gunmen, including two suicide bombers, stormed a coffee shop in a town north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.

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Dozens dead after wave of suicide attacks

Dozens dead after wave of suicide attacks

Militants have unleashed a wave of suicide attacks across Iraq - killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens, officials said.

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Dozens killed as 'Islamic State' targets busy Baghdad market

Dozens killed as 'Islamic State' targets busy Baghdad market

The so-called 'Islamic State' group has claimed responsibility for a bombing in Iraq, which has killed more than 70 people.

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Iraqi jet drops bomb over Baghdad

Iraqi jet drops bomb over Baghdad

At least nine civilians have been killed after a Russian-made fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb over a Baghdad neighbourhood, Iraqi officials said.

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US guards jailed for roles in Iraq mass shooting

US guards jailed for roles in Iraq mass shooting

Four former US security guards have been jailed for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 others.

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Iraqi forces launch bid to recapture Saddam's hometown from Islamic State

Iraqi forces launch bid to recapture Saddam's hometown from Islamic State

Iraqi security forces, backed by allied Shia and Sunni fighters, have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State, state TV said.

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Wife of British IS hostage in direct plea to militants

Wife of British IS hostage in direct plea to militants

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has called on “the people of the Islamic State to see it in their hearts to release my husband”, describing him as a “peaceful, selfless man”.

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IS issue new video warning to Obama

IS issue new video warning to Obama

The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the US that fighters await in Iraq if Barack Obama sends troops there.

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US airstrikes target IS militants

US airstrikes target IS militants

The US military has stepped up its campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants with five airstrikes across Iraq.

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Obama to outline IS militants plan

Obama to outline IS militants plan

US president Barack Obama has told congressional leaders that he has the authority he needs to carry out a broader campaign to root out the violent extremists in Iraq and Syria.

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US launches airstrikes around vital Iraq dam

US launches airstrikes around vital Iraq dam

The US military says it has launched airstrikes around Haditha dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State (IS) insurgents for the first time in the area as the group tries to capture the vital dam.

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IS militants 'killed up to 770 Iraqi troops' in single atrocity

IS militants 'killed up to 770 Iraqi troops' in single atrocity

Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers captured when the extremists overran a military base north of Baghdad in June, a leading international watchdog has said.

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Amnesty: 'Gruesome' evidence of large-scale ethnic cleansing by IS

Amnesty: 'Gruesome' evidence of large-scale ethnic cleansing by IS

Amnesty International says it has uncovered "gruesome" evidence of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants.

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Aid arrives to Iraq town after IS siege broken

Aid arrives to Iraq town after IS siege broken

Aid has begun to flow to a small northern Shiite town in Iraq, a day after security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and US airstrikes broke a two-month siege by Sunni militants.

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Financial cost of US operations in Iraq: €560m in 10 weeks

Financial cost of US operations in Iraq: €560m in 10 weeks

The Pentagon has revealed its military operations in Iraq have cost around €560m since mid-June.

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11 dead, 31 hurt in Baghdad car bomb blast

At least 11 people were killed and 31 others injured when a car bomb exploded in a busy Shiite area of eastern Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.

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