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TRANS ASIA NEWS KABUL :- Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. Proponents of the ban argue that it is justified by the constitution, which prohibits any law contradicting...

24-10-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWSALBUQUERQUE: The United States is sending about 600 extra troops to Iraq to train local forces for an upcoming offensive on the militant Islamic State group's stronghold of Mosul, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday.

29-09-2016 Iraq

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TRANS AISA NEWSNEW YORK:- The Iraqi prime minister has renewed the call for Turkish troops deployed in the country since last year to withdraw as they complicate the battle to retake the northern Daesh stronghold of Mosul.

23-09-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWSBAGHDADA:- Iraqi media are reporting that ISIS militants have opened the taps of an oil pipeline in the town of Qayyarah, in northern Iraq. Crude is flowing in the streets, as images from Qayyarah show, and people are worried about what will happen if someone decides to set...

30-08-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWSBaghdad:- Iraq asked Saudi Arabia on Sunday to replace its ambassador in Baghdad after his comments about Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs and the alleged persecution of Sunni Muslims angered local Shi'ite Muslim politicians and militia leaders.

29-08-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWSBAGHDAD:-Iraq’s health minister resigned Wednesday evening after a fire tore through the maternity ward of one of Baghdad’s largest hospitals in the same day, killing at least 11 premature babies. Before resignation of minister Adeela Hamoud, she let go of the head of Al-Yarmouk hospital, and ordered her ministry...

11-08-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIS NEWSBAGHDAD: The United States will send an additional 560 military personnel to Iraq to assist in its fight against the militant Islamic State (IS) group, visiting Defence Secretary Ashton Carter announced Monday. The increase will bring the total authorised number of American forces in Iraq, most of whom are...

11-07-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWSBAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sacked the head of the Baghdad security command and other top officials after a bombing in the capital killed 292 people, his office said on Friday. Abadi issued "an order to relieve the Baghdad Operations commander of his position", as well as removing...

08-07-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWS HABBANIYAH: They fled starvation and jihadist tyranny in Fallujah for the safety of displacement camps but thousands of Iraqi families still have nothing to eat and nowhere to sleep. “The government told us to leave our homes, so we did. The way they described it, we were going to...

22-06-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWS Baghdad:- At least seven Iraqi soldiers have been killed after a bomb hit a military checkpoint south of the capital city of Baghdad. An Iraqi source said the blast targeted a military checkpoint near Yusufiyah district to the south of Baghdad on Wednesday.

15-06-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWSBAGHDAD:- Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari says his country needs Iran's assistance in fighting terrorists, dismissing US questions about Tehran's role in the Arab country. Jaafari told Lebanon's al-Mayadeen television in an exclusive interview aired on Saturday night that the US cannot dictate its views on Iraq.

13-06-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWSBAGHDAD:- The UN children fund (UNICEF), warned that, at least 20,000 Iraqi children remain trapped in the city of Fallujah, where Iraqi security forces are fighting to drive out the Daesh militants from the city. "UNICEF estimates that at least 20,000 children remain trapped in the city. According to...

02-06-2016 Iraq

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BAGHDAD:- Iraqi authorities on Friday lifted curfew imposed earlier on the Iraqi capital of Baghdad after hundreds of followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr broke into the heavily fortified Green Zone, demanding reform and new government. A statement by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office said Abadi, also the Commander-in-Chief of armed...

21-05-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWSBAGHDAD:- Iraq has demanded Jordan extradite the daughter of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein as well as a number of his loyalists residing in the kingdom.Raghad Hussein, Saddam’s eldest daughter, has been living in Amman as a "guest of the royal family" since leaving Iraq in 2003, when...

20-05-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWSKARBALA: Millions of pilgrims are descending on Iraq's holy city of Karbala to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam and the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

11-05-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWS BAGHDAD:- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday ordered authorities to arrest and prosecute protesters who attacked security forces, lawmakers and damaged state property after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone to protest delays in reform plans. Abadi's statement came a day after hundreds of angry anti-government followers...

02-05-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWSBaghdad:- Iraqi Security personnel have managed to liberate two regions in Iraq’s embattled western province of Anbar from the clutches of the Takfiri Daesh militants.A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told al-Baghdadia satellite television network that Iraqi government forces took full control of the villages of...

30-04-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIS NEWS BAGHDAD:- Thousands of supporters of powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr answered his call to demonstrate in Baghdad on Tuesday to pressure the Iraqi government to carry out stalled reforms.Iraq has been hit by weeks of political turmoil surrounding Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's efforts to replace the cabinet of...

26-04-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWS Baghdad:- A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Thursday, that nine people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in southern Baghdad.

14-04-2016 Iraq

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TRANS ASIA NEWSBaghdad:- Latest figures released by the United Nations (UN) show that armed clashes, acts of terror and violence claimed the lives of 1,119 people and left 1,561 others wounded in Iraq only in the month of March.

02-04-2016 Iraq

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