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Tag Archives: Iraq

Saudi Arabia and Iraq to re-open border crossing after 27 years

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to open the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time since 1990, when it was closed after the countries cut ties following Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, Saudi local media reported on Tuesday. Saudi and Iraqi officials toured the site on Monday ...

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Dozens killed in bombing of mosque in Afghan city of Herat

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HERAT: A suicide attack on a Jawadia mosque in the city of Herat in western Afghanistan has killed at least 29 people and wounded more than 64, officials have said. More than 1,700 civilians have been killed in attacks in Afghanistan so far this year, hitting confidence in the government ...

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Iran, Iraq vow to boost military ties

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TEHRAN: Iran and Iraq on Sunday signed deals aimed at boosting military cooperation during a visit by Baghdad s Defence Minister Irfan al-Hayali to Tehran. In a memorandum of understanding signed by Hayali and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehghan, the neighbours agreed on a “wide range of military and defence cooperation” ...

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Iraqi PM declares victory over ISIS in Mosul

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MOSUL: Iraq’s prime minister declared victory over IS in Mosul on Monday, three years after the militants seized the city and made it the stronghold of a “caliphate” they said would take over the world. “I announce from here the end and the failure and the collapse of the terrorist ...

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Iraqi parliament wants government to retaliate against U.S. travel ban

BAGHDAD: The Iraqi parliament voted on Monday to ask the government to ‘retaliate’ against U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States from Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries, a parliamentary media official told. Trump’s order suspending travel, which he signed on Friday, has prompted angry reactions ...

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WikiLeaks’ Assange questioned by prosecutors

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was being questioned by prosecutors on Monday at the Ecuadoran embassy in London in the latest twist in the long-running legal battle over a rape allegation against him. Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, who will be present while Assange is questioned by an Ecuadoran prosecutor, entered ...

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