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Last year, Iraq secured $1.7 billion in loans from the World Bank and $833 million from the IMF. (YouTube)
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Following the IMF's decision to grant Iraq with a $5.4B standby loan, news of the IsDB loan will offer some respite to the country's $20.5B deficit.
Jordan used to receive around 10,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Iraq before Daesh militants controlled several parts in western Iraq, causing a complete halt to shipments. (Shutterstock)
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Baghdad recently announced route changes to the highly-anticipated pipeline in order to expedite construction of the $15B project.
Smokes rises from the city of Raqqa after a US-backed airstrike. (AFP/File)
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Arab and Kurdish forces recaptured two villages from Daesh control north of Raqqa.
The film is the story of a young newlywed Palestinian school teacher who is jailed in a top-security Israeli prison where she eventually gives birth. (TIFF)
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After success in film festivals in Luxor, Berlin, Palm Springs, and Toronto, Mai Masri's film will now hit screens in Iraq and Tunisia.

May 25, 2016

Daesh militants drive through the streets of Raqqa. (AFP/File)
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Daesh militants are embedded in civilian buildings in Raqqa, making it difficult for Iraqi forces to target them without massive civilian casualties.

May 24, 2016

Iraqi pro-government forces advance towards the city of Fallujah on May 23, 2016, as part of a major assault to retake the city from Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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A day into the offensive, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said the operations were progressing 'successfully.'

May 23, 2016

Iraqi soldiers on the outskirts of Fallujah. (AFP/File)
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The Iraqi coalition is helping civilians exit Fallujah or mark their homes before an impending invasion to liberate the town.

May 22, 2016

Jordan used to export 180,000-200,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables to Iraq each year but were forced to export via Kuwait after the border crossing was closed. (File photo)
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The Karama-Turaibil border crossing between Jordan and Iraq is expected t re-open in less than two weeks after nearly a year of closure.
The IMF standby arrangements allow the fund to respond quickly to countries’ external financing needs, and to support policies designed to help them emerge from crisis, with lending tailored to member countries' needs.
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The IMF's standby loan agreement could unlock an additional $15B over the next three years, including securing international bonds, according to Iraq's finance minister.
Jordan reinforced its borders with Iraq and Syria after Islamic jihadists captured a large swathe of territory (AFP/File)
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Late Thursday, Iraq's military announced it had retaken the remote western town of Rutba, an Iraqi town across the border with Jordan, in an operation launched this week to cut off the militants' supply route to neighbouring Syria.
Daesh fighters in Iraq display their flag. (AFP/File)
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Daesh executed 25 suspected spies by lowering them into a tub of corrosive acid.
Daesh spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani recorded his first message since October. (AFP/File)
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A new Daesh audio recording calls for attacks across the west during Ramadan and mocks the US airstrikes.

May 21, 2016

Sadrist protesters outside of Baghdad's Green Zone react to canisters of tear gas. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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Police launched tear gas and clashed with protesters attempting to break into Baghdad's Green Zone.

May 20, 2016

Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter, Raghad Hussein, received asylum in Jordan after American forces overthrew her father's regime in 2003. (AFP/File)
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A number of Iraqis residing in Jordan are accused of money laundering and plotting a coup to overthrow the current Iraqi government.

May 19, 2016

President of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region speaks in Erbil on January 11, 2015 (AFP Photo/Safin Hamed)
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Iraqi Kurdish leader tells U.S. magazine "inshallah" when asked if independence referendum will take place

May 18, 2016

Iraqi government forces on patrol in the Anbar province. (AFP/File)
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Iraqi troops launched a successful operation against Daesh in the western Anbar province.

May 17, 2016

Baghdad car bombs kill 35 and wound 90. (AFP/File)
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It was the latest in six consecutive days of attacks in and around the Iraqi capital. Responsibility for most has been claimed by the Sunni extremist Daesh group.
Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a suicide bombing in northern Baghdad on May 17, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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A third suicide bombing has struck a predominately Shia neighborhood in Baghdad.
A file photo of an earlier car bombing in Baghdad, Iraq. (AFP/File)
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Two bombings in the north and south of Baghdad killed at least 13 people.

May 16, 2016

Photo taken on April 8, 2003 shows former US President George W. Bush (R) greets former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland. (AFP/File)
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Scottish National Party’s Alex Salmond said former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should be taken to International Criminal Court (ICC) for involving the country in the invasion of Iraq if an inquiry reveals that Blair made a secret commitment to Washington to support the war.
Source: @LaLigaEN
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A minute's silence will be held at Riazor in #RCDvRMA for the victims of the attack on a Real Madrid Peña in Iraq.

May 14, 2016

Belgium has decided to expand its airstrikes against Daesh, as the country is still reeling from the March 22 bombings which killed 32 people in Brussels. (AFP/File)
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Brussels has been the scene of an ongoing crackdown on militant cells, particularly since the March 22 attack that killed 32 people.

May 13, 2016

Iraqi walk past stalls at Oraiba market on May 12, 2016, a day after it was struck by a car bomb attack in the frequently targeted Sadr City area of northern Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Three attackers opened fire on a crowded cafe, the latest in a series of deadly attacks to strike Iraq this week.

May 12, 2016

Iraqi forces on patrol outside of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
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A truck exploded in Ramadi, killing over a dozen Iraqi soldiers.