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Emirates to restart Baghdad flights from March 1

Dubai-based Emirates will restart passenger flights to Baghdad, Iraq, from March 1. The airline, which suspended operations to the capital on January 26, will again operate with six weekly flights to Baghdad, served by an A330-200 aircr

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Iraq's oil export deal with Kurdistan in trouble

A deal aimed at resolving a dispute between Baghdad and Kurdish regional authorities over crude oil exports looked fragile with the semi-autonomous region's Prime Minister threatening to withhold exports. Both sides reaffirmed their

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Atleast 34 killed as bombings rock Baghdad

At least 34 people were killed in three bombings around Baghdad on Saturday, police said, hours before the government was due to lift a long-standing night-time curfew on the capital. At least 50 people were wounded in the blasts,

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Gulf Air to resume flights to Baghdad on Feb 7

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air will resume flights to and from Baghdad tomorrow (February 7). Flights were suspended on January 26 due to safety and security concerns after a Flydubai aircraft was shot at while coming i

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Turkey, Lebanon restart Baghdad flights

Turkish Airlines and Lebanon's Middle East Airlines (MEA) resumed flights to Baghdad on Thursday after halting them earlier in the week when bullets hit a plane as it was landing in the Iraqi capital. Samir Kubba, the head of

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Gulf Air cancels Iraq flight after Flydubai shooting

Bahrain’s national carrier cancelled its flight to Baghdad yesterday (January 27) after a Flydubai plane, carrying 154 passengers, was shot at while landing in the Iraqi capital. Gulf Air is 'monitoring' the securit

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Flydubai plane shot at; UAE bans flights to Baghdad

The UAE aviation authority has issued a ban on flights to the Iraqi capital Baghdad after shots were fired at a flydubai flight which landed at Baghdad International Airport from Dubai, UAE, on Monday. The plane was carrying 154 p

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Trafigura helped Iraqi Kurds defy Baghdad to sell oil

Trafigura, one of the world's biggest commodities trading firms, played a pivotal role in helping Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region export oil, which the Iraqi government considered illegal, three sou

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Iraqi forces retake four villages from IS

Iraqi government forces retook four villages on Sunday near a mountain ridge overlooking Islamic State supply lines, security officials said, in a campaign which has struggled to make advances against the Sunni Islamist insurgents.

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Warwick hotel opens in Baghdad

Warwick International Hotels Group (WIH), a global hospitality company, recently added Baghdad to its portfolio with the launch of the Babylon Warwick Hotel in the capital city of Iraq. Located on the edge of the Tigris River opposite o

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