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Iraq reviews relationship with Turkey

BAGHDAD, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government said it was reconsidering its relationship with Ankara after the Turkish foreign minister met with leaders in the Kurdish north.

Iraq seeks to bypass Strait of Hormuz

BAGHDAD, July 20 (UPI) -- Iraq said it was calling on the Saudi government to reconsider a decision to block oil exports through a pipeline that would bypass the Strait of Hormuz.

Iraq gives stern warning to Turkey

BAGHDAD, July 17 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government reminded Turkey not to violate its airspace or sovereign territory, a spokesman in Baghdad said Tuesday.

Police taking over Baghdad security

BAGHDAD, June 4 (UPI) -- The Iraqi military has begun transferring security in Baghdad to local police following completion of logistical and technical training, officials said Monday.
Iraq looks to bypass Strait of Hormuz

Iraq looks to bypass Strait of Hormuz

BAGHDAD, March 19 (UPI) -- Iraq is looking for options to export oil from the country to allay concerns related to Iran, a government spokesman said.
69,000 Iraqis killed between 2004 and 2011

69,000 Iraqis killed between 2004 and 2011

BAGHDAD, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Violence in Iraq peaked in 2006 when terrorism and insurgency cost the lives of 21,539 Iraqis, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

Iraq adopts law defining terrorism

BAGHDAD, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The Iraqi Council of Ministers has approved a law defining "crimes of terrorism," intended to promote stability and security, government officials said.

Syria, Iraq to build pipeline

BAGHDAD, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Syria and Iraq have signed an initial agreement to build two crude oil pipelines to the Mediterranean Sea, an Iraqi official said.

Ankara talks with State of Law are rare

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Official contact between members of the State of Law party of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Ankara has been rare, the Turkish government said.

Split in Iraq's grand Shiite alliance

BAGHDAD, July 6 (UPI) -- Talks between leading Shiite political blocs in Iraq are suspended until further notice because of disputes over candidates for prime minister, officials said.

Bombs greet Chemical Ali's execution

BAGHDAD, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Bombs rocked the Iraqi capital Monday as Saddam Hussein's cousin and former leader Ali Hassan al-Majid, or Chemical Ali, was hanged for crimes against humanity.

Iraq says Blackwater workers not welcome

BAGHDAD, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government is pursuing former Blackwater security personnel, telling them they're not welcome in the country, a government spokesman said.

Iraq, Syria recall ambassadors

BAGHDAD, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Iraq withdrew its ambassador Tuesday from Syria after demanding the government hand over suspects in bombings last week in Baghdad.

Iraq to reinstate national oil company?

BAGHDAD, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Cabinet of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki approved a draft law to reinstate the Iraq National Oil Co., sending the matter for parliamentary approval.

Iraq's Dabbagh pushing regional initiative

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Iraq can lead the way toward regional collaboration in the realms of security, development and conflict resolution, the government spokesman said.
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