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3 US Oilfield Services To Exit KRG Region after Court Ruling: Iraq

USA oilfield service companies Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Halliburton have pledged to comply with a federal supreme court ruling and withdraw from the area controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Iraq's Oil Ministry said.The…
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Iraq’s Minister of planning meets US ambassador to Baghdad 

The Iraqi Ministry of planning discussed with the US ambassador to Baghdad, on Sunday, Today, the "unactivated" terms in the framework agreement between Iraq and the US. A statement by the Ministry said that Minister Khalid Battal al-Najm…
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Germany To Evaluate Extending Military Mission In Iraq, Says Official

Germany will conduct an evaluation of its troops in Iraq as Berlin’s mandate for its military mission in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region nears an end, a German official told Rudaw on Monday while emphasizing that there are “good reasons”…
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Sadr Calls Out Iraqi President for Not Signing Bill Criminalizing Israel Ties

Prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday harshly criticized Iraqi President Barham Salih for withholding from signing the legislation criminalizing ties with Israel in a move that is seen as a blow to Salih’s second-term candidacy.…
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Global Refugee Figure Surpasses 100 Million Mark, Over Half Directly Caused By US-Waged Wars

The 22nd World Refugee Day on June 20 came with a sad message this year. The number of refugees forced to flee their homes has surpassed the staggering 100 million mark for the first time in human history, according to a recent report released…
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Iran ‘supports’ Tehran, Riyadh reopening embassies

Iran on Sunday said that it views the idea of reopening embassies in Tehran and Riyadh favorably amid a visit by Iraq’s prime minister hoping to restore ties between the regional rivals. “The Islamic Republic of Iran wants nothing but good…
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In Preparation for Negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran, Al-Kazemi Visits Saudi Arabia before His Visit to Iran

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi in Jeddah, at the beginning of Al-Kazemi’s visit to the Kingdom and prior to his visit to Iran, while Iraqi political forces called for new elections,…
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Former Human Rights Lawyer Charged In UK over War Claims in Iraq

British investigators have accused a former human rights lawyer of fraud in relation to war crime claims against UK soldiers during the Iraq conflict, the National Crime Agency said Friday. British soldiers served alongside other countries’…
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Assange was stripped and placed in “suicide watch” isolation cell after British extradition announcement

Immediately after British Home Secretary Priti Patel announced on Friday last week that she had approved Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States, the publisher and journalist was stripped naked and placed in a bare cell of London’s…
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US military transfers convoy laden with munitions enters northern Iraq from Syria

The US military has reportedly sent a new convoy of trucks carrying military and logistical equipment from Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah to one of its bases in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. An…