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At least 40 dead, as ferry sinks in Iraq

At least 40 people are feared to have drowned after a river ferry sank near the Iraqi city of Mosul. BBC reported most of the people on board the vessel were women and children and could not swim, the head of Mosul’s Civil Defence agency reportedly said. ALSO READ: New Zealand bans military style weapons […]
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Nigeria, three others nominated for OPEC+ committee

Nigeria, three others nominated for OPEC+ committee

Nigeria, Iraq, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been nominated  as members of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC coalition, including Russia. The JMMC monitors and ensures compliance of members with production cut directives. The JMMC met in Baku, the Republic of Azerbaijan, […] …

Take back jihadists, Trump tells Europe

European nations must take back hundreds of Islamic State group fighters captured in Syria, President Donald Trump said late Saturday, after a delay in announcing what he said would be the end of the “caliphate.” Trump shocked allies in December by declaring the pullout of roughly 2,000 US troops who had been assisting local forces […]
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US-backed Syria force announces final push against IS

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said Saturday it had begun the “final battle” to oust the Islamic State group from the last scrap of territory it holds in eastern Syria. Backed by air strikes by the US-led coalition against IS, the Kurdish-Arab alliance has in recent months cornered the jihadists in a final patch of […]
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Trump pushes withdrawal from ‘endless’ Afghanistan, Syria wars

Trump pushes withdrawal from ‘endless’ Afghanistan, Syria wars

Pushing back against Republican opposition, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull US troops out of “endless wars” in Syria and Afghanistan, in an interview that aired Sunday. But he said they would stay in Iraq to watch Iran. Trump cited the high cost in blood and money after years of fighting in […]
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Coalition strikes kill 42 in IS Syria holdout

Coalition missile strikes have killed 42 people including 13 civilians in what remains of the Islamic State group’s last holdout in eastern Syria, a war monitor said. The Syrian Democratic Forces, with backing from a US-led coalition, are battling to expel the last jihadists from hamlets in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor. The Syrian […]
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Foreign troops in Iraq cut by a quarter in 2018, says prime minister

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Foreign troop numbers in Iraq fell by a quarter during 2018, Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said, as the fallout fizzled from Washington’s announcement it was withdrawing from neighbouring Syria.
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