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Eight soldiers killed, more than 20 injured in Iran parade attack

At least eight troops were killed on Saturday in an attack on a military parade in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, the province’s deputy governor Ali-Hossein Hosseinzadeh said.

FIFA lifts 30-year ban on Iraq

FIFA lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football on Friday with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage official matches.

Saudi offers to fund new Iraq football stadium

Saudi Arabia has offered to fund a new football stadium in Iraq, as FIFA prepares to decide whether to lift its ban on Iraq hosting competitive international matches.

Iraq condemns German woman to death for belonging to IS

An Iraqi court said Sunday it had condemned to death by hanging a German woman of Moroccan origin after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group.

Iraqi Shiites slam calls to disband militia group after IS fight

Iraqi officials have blasted calls to disband a Shiite-dominated militia coalition that has been key in battling the Islamic State group, after French President Emmanuel Macron said it should disarm.

Massud Barzani to step down as Kurdish leader in Iraq

Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq, told a closed-door session of parliament Sunday he was stepping down amid the fallout from a controversial independence referendum.

Kurds’ vote a step towards Mideast partition – Hezbollah

Lebanese group Hezbollah says the Iraqi Kurdish independence vote marked a first step towards the partition of the Middle East, warning it would lead to "internal wars" and must be opposed.

US does not recognize Kurdistan independence referendum – Tillerson

The United States "does not recognize" Iraqi Kurds' "unilateral" referendum on independence and calls on all parties to reject the use of force and engage in dialogue, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday.

Iraq Kurd leader delays independence vote announcement

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani on Saturday delayed a scheduled news conference on a controversial independence referendum he has called for next week as international pressure mounts for a postponement.

Turkey warns of ‘security’ steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim warned on Saturday that Ankara's actions in response to a controversial independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdistan region would have "economic and security dimensions".

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.

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30 contestants selected for Queen Moremi beauty pageant

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Police confirms abduction of Plateau monarch

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Ministry: No data on Noma disease yet

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NDLEA arrests six, seizes 104kg of hemp in Kogi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kogi State says it has arrested six persons and seized 104.150 kg of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp between Oct. 25 and Saturday.
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