Breaking developments and ground-truth updates from all of Iraq's provinces.

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Nujaifi calls for early elections

The speaker of Iraq's Parliament today called for early national elections after a week of violent clashes between government forces and protesters.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 23, 2013

Beyond the Headlines features a raw translation of Cabinet decisions, as made public in Arabic by the media office of the Council of Ministers.

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Tensions high after Hawija protest crackdown

The Kirkuk provincial council is encouraging security forces and protesters to calm the tension sparked by demonstrations and mass arrests over the weekend in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk city.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 16, 2013

Each week Beyond the Headlines features a raw translation of the Cabinet decisions, as made public in Arabic by the media office of the Council of Ministers.

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Basra protesters decry broken promises

Hundreds of locals from about 20 different tribes staged a protest Monday near the West Qurna 2 oil field in Basra.

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Oil workers threaten Rumaila, Majnoon shutdown

Disgruntled oil workers in Basra have threatened to disrupt operations at the super-giant Rumaila and Majnoon oil fields.

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Fishermen repel deadly pirate attack

Iraqi fishermen engaged in a deadly gun fight with pirates in the Basra Gulf, in a battle that killed three and wounded two.

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Missan cracks down on union protest

Security forces in Amara broke up a protest by unionized workers demanding better treatment, as tensions continue to rise between government entities and their employees.

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Iraq reserves rising to 150 bn barrels

Iraq is set to raise its official assessment of its oil reserves from 143 billion barrels to 150 billion, following the appraisal of newly worked oil fields.

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Diyala steps up Mansuriya security

Authorities in Diyala province have launched a new security plan to protect the Mansuriya gas field, as the installation of two new gas turbines at an accompanying power plant gets underway.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 9, 2013

Each week Beyond the Headlines features a raw translation of the Cabinet decisions, as made public in Arabic by the media office of the Council of Ministers.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 7, 2013

Each week Beyond the Headlines features a raw translation of the Cabinet decisions, as made public in Arabic by the media office of the Council of Ministers.

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Iraq exports 2.417m bpd in March

Iraqi oil exports dipped to 2.417 million barrels per day (bpd) in March, down from 2.536 million bpd in February.

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Locals blockade HKN over payment complaints

Texas oil firm HKN Energy has resolved a dispute outside the Sarsang block in Iraq's Kurdistan region, after armed locals blocked all entry to and exit from the site for three days.

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Oil Police bust Baghdad smugglers

Iraq's Oil Police broke up a smuggling operation in the Taji area of northwest Baghdad Saturday night.

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Bomb near disputed Exxon oil block

A bomb exploded in Iraq's disputed territories Thursday morning, the latest security incident inside territory controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

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