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Iraq PM Orders Probe Into Corruption Allegations Over Weapons Deals

BAGHDAD, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday ordered an investigation into allegations of corruption in weapons deals that risks re-igniting a political crisis ahead of planned military moves to retake Mosul from Daesh. Infighting over anti-corruption measures, which stalled government activity for several months and sparked clashes between protesters and

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Iraqi PM Sacks Security Chief, Six State Bank Executives

BAGHDAD, June 7 – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday sacked the intelligence director and the chief executives of six state-owned banks, all appointed by his predecessor. He gave no reason for the dismissals. But Abadi has been pursuing reforms aimed at improving the economy and weeding out corruption and incompetence in state institutions,

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