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January 19, 2017

Render of the Central Bank of Iraq, designed by the late Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid. (Zaha Hadid Architects)
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The US guarantee is part of an international assistance package and an IMF supported reform program, and is expected to help Iraq access to low-cost financial tools to adopt institutional reforms and achieve economic stability.

January 18, 2017

Members of the Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) hold a position in Eastern Mosul. (AFP/File)
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Staff General Talib al-Sheghati, who heads the Counter-Terrorism Service, announced "the liberation... of the left bank" at a press conference in Bartalla, a town east of Mosul.

January 17, 2017

'Baghdad traffic', an Iraqi traffic officer confronts ministerial security over its road block (screenshot)
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The clip has gained the praise of Iraqis fed up of sitting in traffic queues waiting for ministerial motorcades to pass.
Iraqi forces moving 'faster than expected' on Mosul, said Iraq's Prime Minister. (AFP/File)
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Clashes occurred in Shurta and Andalus districts where at least three Daesh suicide car bombs targeted Iraqi forces in Andalus.

January 16, 2017

The Iraqi military, backed up by US airstrikes, is fighting to retake Mosul from Daesh militants who captured the city in 2014. (AFP/File)
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Markets are back selling food as people venture out onto the streets and repairs are being carried out.

January 15, 2017

The star won't be performing live or working on new projects this year. (File photo)
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The star won't be performing live or working on new projects this year.
Iraqi troops inspect scene of car bomb in Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmed al-Rubaye)
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Three bomb attacks have struck several areas across Iraq, leaving nearly two dozen people dead and 46 more wounded.

January 14, 2017

An Iraqi army soldier fires his machine gun at Islamic State positions in Mosul's al-Sahiroun neighborhood on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Dimitar Dolkoff)
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A security source, speaking anonymously to al-Sumeria, said the full liberation of the university’s premises occurred on Saturday.

January 13, 2017

Iraqi army soldiers hold a flag from the Daesh jihadist group up-side-down. (AFP/File)
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The troops "liberated" the district of al-Sadria in the eastern section of Mosul where the university is located, Rasheed said in a statement without giving casualty figures.

January 12, 2017

In a Cairo meeting of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) last month, El-Molla said that Egypt aims to import 1-2 million barrels per month from Iraq.  (
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The first petroleum shipment from Al-Basra Oil Terminal is expected to arrive in Egypt shortly, following a recent agreement between the two countries.
Pictures of the "grand opening" were shared widely on Facebook yesterday (Facebook)
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Iraqi Facebook users have gone all out on the sarcasm after pictures were shared of hoards of be-suited officials gathered around the new pedestrian bridge.

January 11, 2017

Iraqi forces gesture as they gather at the Qayyarah military base in preparation of an assault. (AFP/File)
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Daesh still holds all Mosul districts west of the river.

January 10, 2017

Iraqi SWAT policemen show their skills during a ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the creation of the Iraqi police at the Shaabiyah training camp in the southern city of Basra on January 9, 2017. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
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The meetings are expected to address re-opening of the Trebil border crossing, security coordination, and economic concerns.

January 9, 2017

An Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) member shoots at a drone flown by Daesh in Mosul's al-Rifaq neighborhood on January 8, 2017. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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Iraqi forces have regained momentum in a new push to retake the city.
Since the operation began last October, Iraqi forces have reportedly recaptured more than a quarter of Mosul, once considered Iraq's second largest city in terms of population. (AFP/File)
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Thousands leave city in days as Iraqi army launches second phase of effort to remove Daesh militants.
Presently, an average of 700 to 1000 megawatts of electricity are being exported to Iraq. (Pixabay)
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Iran has confirmed that it will resume delivering electricity to Iraq shortly, once terms of a new contract are negotiated.

January 8, 2017

A member of the Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) patrols Mosul's Al-Zahraa neighborhood on January 7, 2017 during an ongoing military operation against Daesh. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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Daesh launched two howitzer attacks in separate parts of the embattled city.
Iraqis salvage vegetables from the site of an attack at Baghdad's main vegetable market on January 8, 2017. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
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Eighteen others were injured when a car bomb was detonated at a main public market.