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Syria's Palmyra falls to Islamic State

Islamic State seized full control of the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria on Thursday, just days after it captured a provincial capital in neighbouring Iraq, suggesting momentum is building for the ultra-hardline group. T

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Zain Iraq mulls share sale after Baghdad listing

The owners of Zain Iraq, the country's biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers, aim to sell 25 per cent of the company's shares after it joins Baghdad's bourse, parent firm Zain said on Tuesday. Iraq's three m

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Shi'ite forces ordered to deploy after fall of Iraqi city

Shi'ite paramilitaries were preparing to deploy to Iraq's western province of Anbar on Monday after Islamic State militants overran the provincial capital Ramadi in the biggest defeat for the Baghdad government since last summer.

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Baghdad makes $455m budget payment to Kurds

Iraq's Kurdistan region received a $455 million budget payment from Baghdad for March, proof the national government honours a deal over the Kurds' oil policies, the country's finance minister said on Thursday.

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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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