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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: World Body instructs Iraq to nominate neutral venue for home matches due to protests in Baghdad
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: World Body instructs Iraq to nominate neutral venue for home matches due to protests in Baghdad

Following the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the country was plunged into years of violence and no international games were hosted there

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Football's governing body clears Iraq to host matches in Basra
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Football's governing body clears Iraq to host matches in Basra

FIFA says the southern Iraqi city of Basra can host the national team's return to playing World Cup qualifying games at home.

Turkey to re-open consulate in Iraq's Mosul four years after freeing city from Islamic State's clutches
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Turkey to re-open consulate in Iraq's Mosul four years after freeing city from Islamic State's clutches

Turkey has planned to reopen a consulate in Mosul four years after ridding the city of Islamic State jihadists

Basra protests: Two more die in southern Iraq in demonstrations against unemployment; PM Haider al-Abadi promises investment
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Basra protests: Two more die in southern Iraq in demonstrations against unemployment; PM Haider al-Abadi promises investment

Two more demonstrators were killed in southern Iraq, officials said, as protests against unemployment spread on Saturday from the port city of Basra to other parts of the country.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visits southern region gripped by protests over unemployment, in a bid to restore calm
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visits southern region gripped by protests over unemployment, in a bid to restore calm

Haider al-Abadi flew straight into the city from Brussels where he attended a NATO summit to discuss the Islamic State group and immediately held talks with officials, a statement said.

After 15 years in power and decades fighting Saddam Hussein’s oppression, Iraq's Shi’ites split ahead of crucial vote
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After 15 years in power and decades fighting Saddam Hussein’s oppression, Iraq's Shi’ites split ahead of crucial vote

United in their fight against Saddam Hussein’s oppression for decades, Iraq’s Shi’ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their leaders

Russia, Iraq restore commercial air travel services after 13-year freeze since 2004
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Russia, Iraq restore commercial air travel services after 13-year freeze since 2004

Russia and Iraq restored scheduled commercial airline services on Sunday for the first time since 2004, in what officials hailed as a sign of stability returning to the war-torn country.

Iraq's special forces declare their Mosul mission complete after group retook western districts from Islamic State
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Iraq's special forces declare their Mosul mission complete after group retook western districts from Islamic State

Iraq's special forces declared their mission in Mosul complete on Saturday after the group retook the last western districts from the Islamic State group within their area of operation, according to a military spokesman.

Suspected Islamic State suicide bombings in Iraq leave 17 dead, 64 injured
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Suspected Islamic State suicide bombings in Iraq leave 17 dead, 64 injured

The Monday morning attacks also wounded at least 64 people in Iraq, the sources said.

Series of car bombs across Iraq kill 56, dozens injured
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Series of car bombs across Iraq kill 56, dozens injured

A series of car bombings across Iraq today killed at least 56 people and wounded dozens as the government continued its efforts to combat extremism across the country.