Monday, 26 August 2019

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US calls back embassy staff in Baghdad as tensions with Iran escalate

BAGHDAD: The US ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, citing intelligence on a “imminent” threat from Iraqi militias with close links to Iran. The evacuation order came 10 days after President Donald Trump ordered the movement of an aircraft carrier task force ...

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Women wrestlers take on rivals and tradition in south Iraq

BAGHDAD: Sports teacher Nehaya Dhaher was living a quiet life looking after her elderly mother in Iraq’s tribal south when she was asked to set up the country’s first women’s wrestling squad. Taking on a sport largely reserved for men in a region with strict traditions was quite a challenge ...

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