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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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20 killed in Iraq car bombing

20 killed in Iraq car bombing

Baghdad, May 1 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded on Sunday in two car bomb explosions in Muthanna province of Iraq, a security source told Xinhua. “The latest report said that 20 civilians ...

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