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Saudi Arabian Airlines resumes flying to Iraq after 27 years

Saudi Arabian Airlines resumes flying to Iraq after 27 years

Published 30/10/2017

State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines said it will start flying regularly to Iraq on Monday after a 27-year halt, state news agency SPA said. [more…]

Linklater`s war veteran comedy speaks to modern America, says star

Linklater`s war veteran comedy speaks to modern America, says star

Published 08/10/2017

Last Flag Flying, a comedy-drama about Vietnam war veterans, will resonate with Trump's America, despite, or perhaps because of, its period setting, actor Bryan Cranston said on Sunday after a screening at the London Film Festival. [more…]

Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, shrugging off threats

Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, shrugging off threats

Published 25/09/2017

Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds' neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across the Middle East. [more…]

Exclusive: Islamic State leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive – Kurdish security official

Exclusive: Islamic State leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive – Kurdish security official

Published 17/07/2017

A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after reports that he had been killed.

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Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory

Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory

Published 12/07/2017

Destroyed buildings from clashes are seen in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq July 10, 2017.

Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State militants holding out in Mosul's Old City on Wednesday, more than 36 hours after Baghdad declared victory over the jihadists in what they had made the de facto Iraqi capital of their self-declared caliphate.

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Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull to rise again in London

Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull to rise again in London

Published 21/03/2017

Artists Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson pose for a photograph after they both won the competition to make a piece to be displayed on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, in central London, Britain, March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

An ancient Assyrian winged bull sculpture destroyed by Islamic State fighters in 2015 is to be remade from empty Iraqi date syrup cans and displayed in Trafalgar Square in London.

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Outspoken general named Trump`s top security adviser

Outspoken general named Trump`s top security adviser

Published 21/02/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with his new National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster after making the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors.

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Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

Published 12/12/2016

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour event at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

President-elect Donald Trump's rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts' conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts between Trump and the intelligence community he will command.

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`You`re fired` – Trump effigy feels the heat on UK bonfire night

`You`re fired` – Trump effigy feels the heat on UK bonfire night

Published 08/11/2016

An effigy of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is burnt as part of bonfire night celebrations in Edenbridge, Britain November 5, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

He turned "You're fired" into his reality show catch-phrase, but it was Donald Trump who went up in flames on Saturday - or at least an effigy of him did, as part of Britain's annual Bonfire Night celebrations.

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Asian shares fall, dollar at seven-month high after Yellen comments

Asian shares fall, dollar at seven-month high after Yellen comments

Published 17/10/2016

FILE PHOTO - A man walks in front of a screen showing today's movements of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Asian shares fell on Monday while the dollar held firm near seven-month high after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that signaled the need for aggressive steps to rebuild the U.S. economy boosted long-dated bond yields.

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