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War, plunging oil prices send Iraq's economy into crisis

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Plunging oil prices have pitched Iraq into a severe financial crisis as it struggles to combat the Islamic State group, play host to millions of refugees and rebuild cities and towns ravaged by war....

Iraqi government says it fully recaptured Ramadi from IS

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- In an address to the nation Tuesday night, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated the Iraqi people on the liberation of Ramadi and the opening of a road connecting the western city to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad....

US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Mosul Dam has long been branded the world's most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after the Islamic State group captured the dam briefly in 2014, according to a new report by U.S. Army engineers....

Son of Iraqi Kurdish leader calls for aid to battle IS

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SALAHUDDIN, Iraq (AP) -- A senior Iraqi Kurdish leader on Tuesday called for international aid to help finance the war against the Islamic State group, saying it's a "miracle" that underpaid Kurdish forces are still on the front lines....

Iraq says planned Baghdad wall not change demographics
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A spokesman for Iraq's prime minister said Sunday that a security wall is being built around Baghdad but that it is "not politically motivated" or aimed at "achieving demographic change."...

Syrian refugees struggle to buy food as aid dwindles

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KAWERGOSK CAMP, Iraq (AP) -- Perwin Shamsaddeen Ali, a Syrian refugee living in a tent camp in northern Iraq, has been reduced to cooking one meal a day for her family of four....

Iraqis rally around Olympic soccer team after Qatar win

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi soccer team's overtime win against Qatar, which will send it to the Olympics for the first time in more than a decade, has at least briefly united the fractured country in exultation amid its grinding war against the Islamic State group....
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