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Official: Gunmen kidnap senior sport official near Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The head of Iraq's National Olympic Committee says unknown gunmen have kidnapped a senior sport official near Baghdad....

Iraq's move to rush oil bidding could deter some firms
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq is opening more of its untapped oil and gas resources to foreign developers, hoping to boost revenues after its costly war with the Islamic State group, but analysts say the rushed bidding process - now timed to precede national elections - could draw a lukewarm response....

Landmark mosque in Iraq's Mosul to be rebuilt
PARIS (AP) -- The United Nations' cultural agency, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq have signed an agreement to finance the reconstruction of a landmark mosque in Mosul that was blown up last year by the Islamic State group....

Iraq says its strikes in Syria killed 36 IS militants
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A spokesman for Iraq's military says 36 Islamic State militants have been killed in Thursday's airstrikes by Iraq's air force in Syria....

Iran's defense minister visits Iraq to promote security ties
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iran's defense minister has visited a joint intelligence center in the Iraqi capital operated by Iran, Iraq, Syria and Russia....

Amnesty: Women, children linked to IS suffer abuses in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi women and children with suspected links to the Islamic State group are being denied humanitarian aid and prevented from returning to their homes, and the women are subjected to sexual violence in displacement camps, Amnesty International said Tuesday....

1,000 bodies of militant fighters buried in Mosul mass grave
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MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Authorities in Mosul have buried more than 1,000 bodies in a mass grave in a desert valley outside the city, most of them believed to be Islamic State group militants, according to a provincial official. More remains are being dug out of the rubble of the district where the fighters made their final stand last year....

Iraqi politicians start election campaigns in earnest
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- In the aftermath of a destructive three-year war to defeat the Islamic State group, Iraqi politicians are promising citizens a better future, employing social media, online videos and traditional billboards. Eager to shape the country, they didn't bother waiting for Saturday's official campaign kick-off. For weeks, they've been chatting with shoppers at outdoor markets, shaking hands and greeting potential voters with cheek kisses....

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