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Bomb blast kills 10 people in Baghdad’s Sadr City: Official

At least ten people have been killed in a bomb explosion in the Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, security sources say. The bombing, which happened in a cell phone market on Saturday, also injured 33 people. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, Iraqi officials usually blame such attacks on Takfiri ISIL terrorists. Sadr City, which is located in eastern Bagh ...

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Iran, General Soleimani saved Iraq from ISIL: Top Iraqi general

Iran has saved the Iraqi government from the threat of collapse by the ISIL Takfiri group, a top commander of Iraq’s volunteer forces says. "If it were not for the cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and [Major] General [Qasem] Soleimani [a commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)], we would not today have a government headed by [Iraqi Prime Minister] Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad," Secretar ...

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Shia Muslims commemorate Ashura worldwide

Millions of Muslims across the globe are holding mourning ceremonies to mark Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam Shia mourners from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Bahrain, India, USA, Australia and other countries have taken to the streets and mosques to honor Ashura, the 10th day of the lunar month of Muharram. Meanwhile, about 3 millions of Musl ...

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Iraqi lawmakers reject PM’s defense, interior minister picks

Iraqi lawmakers have rejected the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s nominees to fill the two remaining cabinet posts of defense and interior minister. On Tuesday, al-Abadi proposed Sunni lawmaker, Jaber al-Jabberi, as his candidate for defense minister and Shia lawmaker, Riyad Ghareeb, as his pick for interior minister. Sources say the parliament rejected the two nominees in a vote shortly after their nomina ...

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Iraqi parliament approves al-Abadi cabinet

The Iraqi parliament has voted to approve the cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. On Monday, of the 328 lawmakers present, 177 approved the government programs and the cabinet line-up. Sunni politician Saleh al-Mutlak, Kurdish outgoing foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari, and Bahaa al-Aaraji of the Sadr bloc will all be deputy prime ministers. The post of Iraq's Foreign Ministry was given to Ibr ...

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Iraq death toll stands at 1,688 in August: UNAMI

The United Nations says death toll from a month of violence in Iraq stands at 1,688, as the country’s forces continue fighting against the ISIL terrorists. The UN Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) announced the August figure, putting the number of the injured at 2,166, the Middle East Monitor publication reported on Tuesday. The highest number of casualties, for both the dead and the injured, belongs to the capital B ...

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Iraqi soldiers ready to break Amerli siege

Iraqi forces have amassed near the Turkmen town of Amerli, north of Baghdad, to launch a military operation against the siege of the town by ISIL terrorists. On Wednesday, Iraqi troops were preparing for an operation to break the siege of the Shia town in Salahuddin province. Thousands of Shia fighters also gathered in Tuz Khurmatu, some 25 kilometers (15 miles) northeast of the town, to help with the opera ...

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10 killed in Baghdad car bomb blast

A car bomb has gone off in a crowded area in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, killing at least 10 people. Iraqi security officials said the bomb attack took place during the morning rush hour on Tuesday in the Baghdad Jadida area in the east of the city. More than 30 people were also wounded in the blast. The explosion came a day after attacks in Shia areas in several cities, including Baghdad, killed at least 58 p ...

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Iraq’s top cleric voices support for newly designated premier

Iraq's top Shia cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has urged lawmakers to cooperate with the country’s newly designated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to form a new government. Sheikh Ahmed al-Safi, speaking on behalf of Grand Ayatollah Sistani in the holy city of Karbala, said on Friday that lawmakers should meet their historic responsibility. Al-Safi is a representative of Ayatollah al-Sistani. The senior cl ...

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8 killed in Iraq car bombings

At least eight people have been killed in four car bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source says. According to the source, whose name was not mentioned in reports, the car bomb explosions on Wednesday also left 36 people injured. A car bomb went off near a bank in southern Baghdad’s Baiyaa district, killing two people and injuring eight others. In another part of the Iraqi ...

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