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Iran-backed groups corner Iraq’s postwar scrap metal market
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Iran-backed groups corner Iraq’s postwar scrap metal market

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – The wrecks of vehicles used by Islamic State militants as car bombs and other metal debris…
Fairouz Cafe brings Levantine nostalgia to southern Iraq
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Fairouz Cafe brings Levantine nostalgia to southern Iraq

  BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Mohammed Abdul Ameer’s nostalgia for better days and his roots in the Levant were what…
Iraq rail service back on track after war with Islamic State
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Iraq rail service back on track after war with Islamic State

BAGHDAD/FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – At Baghdad’s grand but half-empty railway station, a single train is sputtering to life. It is…
US pulls diplomats from Iraqi city, citing threats from Iran
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US pulls diplomats from Iraqi city, citing threats from Iran

  The United States announced on Friday it will effectively close its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra and…
Iraqi activist shot dead in tense southern city of Basra
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Iraqi activist shot dead in tense southern city of Basra

  BAGHDAD (AP) — Masked gunmen shot dead a human rights activist and mother of four outside a supermarket in…
Iran-backed militias accused of reign of fear in Iraqi Basra
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Iran-backed militias accused of reign of fear in Iraqi Basra

    Hajar Youssif was on her daily commute to work, staring at her phone and flicking through her Instagram…
Protests dash Iraqi PM’s chances of new term, hit US hopes of shaping government
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Protests dash Iraqi PM’s chances of new term, hit US hopes of shaping government

  SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended US-backed Prime Minister…
Iraq PM urged to quit as key ally deserts him over unrest
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Iraq PM urged to quit as key ally deserts him over unrest

  Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi faced calls to resign Saturday as his alliance with a populist cleric who won…
Iraq parliament to hold emergency session after Basra burns
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Iraq parliament to hold emergency session after Basra burns

  Iraq’s parliament on Friday called an emergency session after a curfew was imposed in the southern city of Basra…
Iraqi PM orders probe into bloody Basra protests
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Iraqi PM orders probe into bloody Basra protests

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister has ordered an investigation into violent protests in the southern city of Basra…
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