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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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US strikes Islamic State target near Baghdad

The US military struck an Islamic State target southwest of Baghdad, US Central Command said on Monday, in an expansion of the Obama administration's campaign against the militant group that has seized large swaths of Iraq and neighboring Sy

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Dozens of Iraqis killed in mosque shooting

At least 70 Iraqi worshippers were killed in a mosque carnage in a volatile province outside Baghdad yesterday (August 22), a report said. Militants first detonated a bomb near the entrance of the Sunni mosque and then used machin

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'We will drown all of you in blood': ISIS tells US

The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the US it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its milita

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Showdown in Baghdad as Maliki refuses to go

Iraq's president named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki's eight-year rule on Monday, but the veteran leader refused to go after deploying militias and special forces on the streets, creating a dangerous political showdown in Ba

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