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Iraq: Repatriations from notorious Syria camp ‘an example for the world’

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday praised Iraq for repatriating its citizens from camps in northeast Syria holding people suspected of having ties to ISIL extremists, urging other governments “to take responsibility and to act”.

Iraq must seize ‘brief window of opportunity’ to turn tide of instability

New York: Iraq’s political class must urgently seize the current brief window of opportunity to break chronic cycles of instability, the UN Special Representative told the Security Council on Thursday.

A quarter of Iraqi population is beneath poverty line in 2022: Ministry

Baghdad/UNI: The Iraqi Ministry of Planning said that the poverty rate in the country was 25 per cent in 2022, the Iraqi official news agency reported.

Massive fire at oil refinery in north of Iraq taken under control

Baghdad/UNI: Iraqi firefighters have brought a massive fire at the Al-Kuwair oil refinery plant alongside the Gwer-Erbil highway in northern Iraq's Erbil province under control, Maj. Sarkot Karsh, the spokesman for the Civil Defense Directorate in Erbil said.

Iraq: Investigative team reaches ‘next level’ in bid to bring ISIL terrorists to justice

New York: Providing justice for the communities impacted by the ISIL terror network in Iraq remains the key focus of the UN investigative team there, Special Adviser Christian Ritscher told the Security Council on Monday.

UN envoy urges dialogue to end political impasse in Iraq

New York: The absence of a functioning government in Iraq one year after elections were held is hard to justify, the top UN official in the country said on Tuesday, urging political leaders to put aside their differences for the common good.

Iraq: Over 17 people injured in clashes between protesters and police in Baghdad

Baghdad: More than 17 people were injured on Saturday as result of skirmishes between protesters and police in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Iraqi broadcaster Al Sumaria reported, citing sources.

With help, Iraq’s spirit of hope, forward-looking youths can keep nascent democracy on track, Prime Minister says

New York: Iraq represents a living example of how hope prevails over seemingly impossible odds, especially conflict and political crises, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi told the UN General Assembly on Friday, and while the nascent democracy still needed international support, it is looking to its younger generations to keep the spirit of hope and courage alive.

‘Very survival’ of Iraqi State at risk, UN mission warns, as UN chief calls for calm and restraint

New York: The UN chief on Monday issued a call for “calm and restraint” in the Iraqi capital Baghdad following a day of reportedly violent protests in and around the national parliament building, in the wake of the announcement from political leader and cleric Muqtada al-Sadr that he was leaving politics.

ILO calls for adequate workers conditions during extreme heat in Iraq

New York: The UN labour agency, ILO, says it is becoming increasingly concerned about working conditions in Iraq, where temperatures have soared to 50 degrees Celsius in recent weeks.

Iraq resort shelling a ‘shocking disregard for civilian life’, UN envoy says

New York: The deadly shelling of a mountain resort in northern Iraq last week represented a shocking disregard for civilian life and international obligations on civilian protection, the UN Special Representative for the country, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, told an emergency session of the Security Council on Tuesday.

6 Iraqi policemen killed in Islamic State attack

Baghdad/UNI/Xinhua: Six police officers were killed and six others wounded in an attack by militants of the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq's Salahudin Province, north of Baghdad, a provincial police source said on Wednesday.

A dozen missiles strike near US consulate in north Iraq, no injuries reported

Baghdad/IBNS: A total of 12 missiles struck Iraq's northern city of Irbil on Sunday near the United States consulate, media reports said. There have been no casualties.

Several rockets land near US consulate in Iraq’s Erbil

Baghdad/UNI/Sputnik: Strong explosions were heard in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, late on Saturday night, Shafaq News reported citing an Iraqi security source.

Iraqi parliamentary party asks Pakistan to remove terrorist cells

Islamabad: Iraqi parliamentary party chief has called upon Pakistan to eliminate terrorist cells, their facilitators and sponsors from the country.