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US combat troops to start leaving Iraq in October, Iraqi MP says

US combat troops will start leaving Iraq from early next month, an Iraqi lawmaker on parliament's Security and Defence Committee has told The New Arab's Arabic-language sister site.The withdrawal will take place in stages, and is based on the…
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Iraq election chief vows fair elections despite concerns

Iraq is taking measures to close loopholes and conduct fair elections despite attempts to compromise the upcoming polls, the head of Iraq's electoral commission said.Judge Jaleel Adnan Khalaf, chairman of the Iraqi Independent High Electoral…
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Top US Spy says Somalia, Yemen, Syria and Iraq Represent Greater Terrorist Threat than Afghanistan

Afghanistan is no longer the US' top concern among international terrorist threats to the American homeland, the nation's top spy said at an intelligence and national security conference in Washington on Monday, even amid ongoing fears from…
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Letters to the Editor: The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were about U.S. imperialism, not terrorism

by : The Angeles Times , Jim Lafferty , Lloyd Handler , George Callas To the editor: The real reason why the United States entered into its 20-year war in Afghanistan is actually quite clear. (“The U.S. war in Afghanistan is over — but…
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US Intervention in Iraq Bolsters Terrorism – Expert

US military intervention policies under the pretext of fighting terrorism following the 9/11 attacks have instead provoked terrorism and rooted it in Iraq, the Middle East as well as across the world, a political researcher has said. The chaos…
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Iraq’s Erbil Airport Targeted in Drone Attack: Kurdish Officials

Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq has been targeted in a drone attack, Kurdish security officials said, the latest in a series of similar incidents over the past year. The internal security service for Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish…
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Iraq, US Agree To Move Forward To End US Combat Presence

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi yesterday received United States Central Command (CENTCOM) chief, General Kenneth McKenzie, in Baghdad and agreed to hold another meeting of the American and Iraqi technical military committees to finalise…
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US troops have begun their withdrawal in large numbers

Head of Joint Operations Command of the Iraqi army Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji told the Iraq News Agency (INA) that the US troops have started their withdrawal in large numbers.Al-Khafaji said that the United States has not made any requests…
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Iraq’s Kadhimi to visit Iran, meet Raisi: Source

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will land in Tehran on Sunday to meet with top Iranian officials to discuss pressing issues of mutual concern, including water and electricity, an informed source said. The source spoke with Kurdistan 24…
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Cohen: Donald Rumsfeld — Iraq invasion was his brainchild and his folly

by : Andrew Cohen , OTTAWA CITIZEN ORTLAND, Maine — On Aug. 23, they brought the body of Donald Henry Rumsfeld to Arlington National Cemetery on a flag-draped, horse-drawn caisson, accompanied by an honour guard. As a former serviceman…