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Iraq's state revenues have plunged amid a crash in oil prices this year, forcing the government to reconsider the outsized sum it spends on the public sector.

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by Saudi nationals.

Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

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Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

Ali Allawi met with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh on Friday, seeking emergency funds from the GCC to stave off an impending financial crisis in the country.

The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

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The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is the third candidate in as many months, only this time it appears he may succeed in forming yet another in a long ...

Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

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Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

The US invasion in 2003, which promised liberty and democracy, led to the deaths of millions of Iraqis, destroyed much of the country's ...

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Retaliatory strikes kill 18 Iraqi fighters in Syria

Suspected US-led coalition strikes on Syria's Albukamal region killed at least 18 Iraqi militia fighters on Thursday, just hours after an attack killed coalition forces in Iraq.

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US, UK soldiers killed in Iraq military base attack

An Iraqi military commander on Wednesday confirmed a barrage of rockets hit an Iraqi military base housing US soldiers near Baghdad, the latest ...

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Iraqi government forces kill 4 protesters, injure 80

Security forces show have shown no signs of relenting in their latest crackdown against the movement, which has now entered its sixth month.

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'They're the virus': Iraq coronavirus outbreak refuels anti-government protests

Iran's deadly coronavirus outbreak has sparked public panic in neighbouring Iraq, where 19 cases have been confirmed.

Iraq fails to form new government prolonging crisis

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Iraq fails to form new government prolonging crisis

Iraq's parliament fails to approve a new government with lawmakers boycotting a vote of confidence.

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Iraq PM-designate renounces British nationality ahead of parliament vote

Iraq's prime minister designate Mohammad Allawi is seeking to renounce his British citizenship ahead of a crucial vote of confidence.

Iraqi PM-designate to announce cabinet amid mass public discontent

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Iraqi PM-designate to announce cabinet amid mass public discontent

Iraq's PM-designate will meet the country's ruling political factions on Monday, ahead of a confidence vote later this week. Protesters now seek ...

Sadr's attack on protests brings out his true colours

Taif Alkhudary

Sadr's attack on protests brings out his true colours

Comment: Al-Sadr's attack on Iraqi protesters has brought his deeply conservative and pro-establishment values into sharp relief, writes Taif ...

Top Iraqi Shia cleric criticises attacks on protesters

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Top Iraqi Shia cleric criticises attacks on protesters

Iraq’s foremost Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, has criticised security forces for not protecting protesters after supporters of ...

Eleven Iraqis killed as Sadr supporters attack protesters

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Eleven Iraqis killed as Sadr supporters attack protesters

Eleven people have been killed and 150 injured in the Iraqi city of Najaf as supporters of powerful cleric Muqtada Sadr attacked protesters and ...

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Iraq's PM-designate pledges justice for demonstrators as protests intensify

Protests against Mohammed Allawi flared across Iraq, despite the PM-designate promising to prosecute those responsible for the killing demonstrators and pledging to hold early and transparent

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Internet blackout and arrests after violent flare-ups in Iraq

Despite the Iraqi PM's condemnation of violence against protesters, many feared violent reprisals after authorities cut internet and arrested ...

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Iraqi commander killed in Islamic State ambush

The commander of the fourth division of the Federal Police, Major General Ali al-Lami, and Brigadier Commander Mohammed Allawi ...

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Kurdistan region accuses Baghdad of 'preparing attack' on Kirkuk

KRG’s Security Council claimed Baghdad was preparing its forces to launch a major attack on Peshmerga forces in oil-rich Kirkuk on Wednesday, an ...

Baghdad-Erbil standoff triggers an 'arms race' in mixed Kirkuk

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Baghdad-Erbil standoff triggers an 'arms race' in mixed Kirkuk

In-depth: The standoff between Baghdad and Erbil following the Kurdish vote in favour of independence in September is triggering an 'arms race' ...

Safaa Abdul Hamid

Iraq's Sunnis threaten to withdraw from government and parliament

Mounting political crises in Iraq are worsening an already bad situation on the ground, as Sunnis and Shias bicker over an already ratified ...

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