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Iraqi President Barham Salih has said US President Donald Trump did not ask Iraq's permission US troops stationed there to watch Iran.

Donald Trump did not ask Iraq’s permission to ‘watch Iran’ – president

Iraqi President Barham Salih has said US President Donald Trump did not ask Iraq's permission US troops stationed there to "watch Iran."
Kurds protesters stormed a Turkish military camp in Iraq’s northern province of Duhok.

One killed as protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq

One protester was killed and at least 10 others wounded when they stormed a Turkish military camp near Dohuk in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region on Saturday, burning two tanks and other vehicles, residents and Kurdish officials said.
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State media: Iran quake injures 600, no death reported

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Iran’s western border with Iraq injured more than 600 people, most suffering minor wounds, state television said on Monday, but no fatalities had been reported.
Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of the KDP cast his vote shortly after polls opened on Sunday morning [Thaier Al-Sudani-Reuters]

Iraq’s Kurds vote in parliamentary election

Kurds have started voting in Kurdish parliamentary elections a year after the semi-autonomous region's failed bid for independence from Iraq.
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Rockets hit Iranian Kurdish opposition offices in Iraq’s Koya

Rockets have struck the headquarters of two Iranian Kurdish opposition parties in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, killing and injuring several people, according to officials and local media.

ISIS finance chief killed in joint coalition raid

Islamic State (ISIS) finance and logistics chief Abu Obaida was killed in a joint Peshmerga and US-led coalition raid on Saturday, according to the head of Peshmerga forces in Makhmour, Sirwan Barzani.

Masoud Barzani should resign after Kurdish vote – Gorran

A Kurdish opposition group that opposed the recent referendum on secession from Iraq on account of poor timing, has called for the Kurdistan Regional Government leader to resign.

Iraqi troops arrival triggers exodus from Kurdish region

Thousands of Iraqis are fleeing the city of Kirkuk and heading toward the northern cities of Sulaimaniya and Erbil in Kurdistan, a source in the Kirkuk migration department tells dpa.

Iraqi ban on flights to Kurdish cities begins Friday

An Iraqi government order that international airlines halt all flights in and out of the cities of Erbil and Sulaimaniyah in Kurdish territory is set to kick in on Friday.

Iraq refuses talks with Kurds about referendum results

The Iraqi government will not hold talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) about the results of Monday's "unconstitutional" referendum on independence in northern Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.

Iraqi Kurds vote in independence referendum

People in Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan are voting in an independence referendum, amid rising tensions and international opposition.

Iran halts Iraqi Kurdistan flights ahead of referendum

Iran has halted flights to airports in Iraqi Kurdistan at the request of the central government in Baghdad a day before a Kurdish independence referendum, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

US urges Kurds to call off independence vote

The United States has put to one side its long-standing sympathy for its allies in the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan and sternly urged the region to call off its independence referendum.

Iraqi PM Abadi declares victory over IS in Tal Afar

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in Tal Afar and the entire province of Nineveh.

France pledges support to stabilize post-IS Iraq

France will help reconstruction and reconciliation efforts in Iraq as it emerges from the war against Islamic State, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Saturday after talks with Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

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A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

Group calls for scrapping of new emirates in Kano

A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.
The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.

Downpour causes traffic gridlock in Lagos

The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Federal government declares May 29, June 12 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared May 29 and June 12 as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively.

Sanitation: Taraba government bans use of polythene bags

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: We’ll ensure investors in plantations in Edo preserve forest belt

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state will ensure its forest belt is preserved as more investors in oil palm, cocoa, rubber plantations set up shop in the state, noting that state will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the sector on a reforestation programme.