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Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 71

Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 71

Maj Gen Saad Maan, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, says another 55 have been rescued, including 19 children. Officials say the ferry sank in the Tigris River near the northern city of Mosul because of a technical problem, and ...

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Iraq names new President and Prime Minister

Iraq names new President and Prime Minister

State TV said Barham Salih, of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, won 220 votes out of the 273 lawmakers who attended Tuesday’s session. He was among 20 candidates for the post, including one from the rival Kurdistan Democratic Party. The ...

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Iraq holds first nationwide election since IS defeat

Iraq holds first nationwide election since IS defeat

Polling stations opened around the conflict-scarred nation under tight security as the jihadists still pose a major security threat despite a sharp fall in violence. The ballot comes with tensions surging between key players Iran and the United States over ...

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Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 18

Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 18

Baghdad, Oct 15 (IANS) At least 18 persons were killed and 53 injured on Saturday in a suicide bomb attack targeting a Shia congregation in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, a police official said. Iraqi security officials said the bomber detonated a ...

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