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Iraq counts cost of celebratory gunfire in joy or anger

Baghdad – At weddings, football matches and other special events, some Iraqi men like to fire salvos of celebratory gunfire into the sky, worrying little about where the bullets might fall. For some Iraqis, the tradition has been devastating, as…

CBI denies issuing banknotes featuring architect Zaha Hadid

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) denied on Sunday issuing a new 100,000 Iraqi dinar bill featuring Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. The CBI said in a statement that a photo of a new 100,000 Iraqi dinar banknote…

Rains refill Iraq’s drought-hit reservoirs

Darbandikhan – The reservoir behind the massive Darbandikhan dam, tucked between the rolling mountains of northeastern Iraq, is almost full again after four successive years of drought and severe water shortages. Iraqi officials say recent rainfall has refilled some of…

Iraq repatriates 700 people from Syria’s Al-Hol camp

Baghdad – Iraq repatriated 700 people from Syria’s Al-Hol camp, home to tens of thousands of people including family members of suspected jihadists, a local official and a war monitor said Monday. More than 43,000 Syrians, Iraqis and foreigners from…