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US to hand over two stolen artefacts to Iraq

Iraq will receive two stolen artefacts dating back more than 4,000 years from US authorities this week, its foreign ministry announced on Tuesday.The pieces are made of clay with cuneiform writing. One is from the ancient city of Ur, while…
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Lavrov: The “Kurds” Should talk to Damascus, It Is Not Americans Who Determine the Fate of Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Moscow's contacts with the Syrian Kurds are aimed at persuading them to launch a serious dialogue with the Damascus government instead of relying on the support of the United States.Lavrov…
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US veterans getting brain cancer and struggling to get benefits: Report

The US military adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan inflicted untold misery on people in these countries, while also causing traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder to American soldiers. According to a joint investigation by…
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Saudi Arabia enhances military ties with Iraq

Saudi Arabia and Iraq discussed military and security ties on Tuesday in an effort to upgrade relations between the neighbouring states. The meeting was chaired remotely by Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein and his Saudi counterpart Prince…
Iraqi government
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US Baghdad embassy hopes for swift formation of Iraqi government

The US Embassy in Baghdad released a statement on Monday welcoming the fifth Iraqi parliament, congratulating the newly elected officials, and expressing hope in the quick formation of a new government.In the statement, the embassy highlighted…
Palestinian President arrives in Egypt to participate in World Youth Forum
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Palestinian President Arrives in Egypt to Participate in World Youth Forum

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Egypt on Sunday to participate in the he fourth edition of Egypt’s World Youth Forum (WYF) due to kick off on Monday in Sharm El Sheikh city, said the Palestinian embassy in Egypt in a statement. President…
Iraq war

1 million sign petition to strip Tony Blair of knighthood over Iraq War

A petition to strip former British prime minister Tony Blair of his knighthood due to his role in the Iraq War has gained more than 1 million signatures and the backing of at least one Labour MP. The petition, posted on Change.org a week…
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Ex-Us Envoy: American Troops Won’t Leave Iraq Anytime Soon Despite Ending ‘Combat Mission’

Last month the US declared an end to its "combat mission" in Iraq, but has yet to announce plans to carry out the will of the country's parliament and withdraw its troops in full. In fact, Washington has not removed any of its remaining 2,500…
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100 Hawaii National Guard members deploying to Middle East

The Hawaii Army National Guard announced Thursday that about 100 soldiers from two of its units have been notified by the Department of Defense about an upcoming deployment to the Middle East. The Hawaii National Guard’s news release did…
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Former defence secretary claims No10 ordered him to burn memo saying Iraq war could be illegal

New LABOUR defence secretary Geoff Hoon has claimed he was ordered by Downing Street to burn a secret memo that said the 2003 invasion of Iraq could be illegal. The bombshell allegation, made in the ex-MP for Ashfield’s memoirs, has added…