Tag Archives: Iraq

UK Forces On Frontline Of Battle For Sinjar

British troops are involved on the frontline with Kurdish forces battling to retake Sinjar in northern Iraq from Islamic State. US-led coalition airstrikes have been pounding IS-held areas in the town…

Kurds report advances in battle to retake Iraq's Sinjar town

By Isabel Coles NEAR SINJAR TOWN, Iraq (Reuters) – Kurdish peshmerga forces have started clearing parts of the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar & have established positions along an Islamic…

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Carson talks issues _ and comes up short on specifics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson received the chance he wanted to talk substance in the latest Republican debate. Be careful what you ask for. In his turns at the microphone,…

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Bulgarian police protest despite pledge to reverse benefit cuts

SOFIA (Reuters) – Hundreds of Bulgarian policemen, firemen & prison guards protested on Sunday against plans to slash their social benefits despite the centre-right government's pledge to withdraw the proposed…

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French PM says government does not want Nissan/Renault merger

PARIS (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday the French government did not want a merger between car makers Renault & Nissan <7201.T>. "We do not want…

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Cholera spreads from Iraq to Syria, Kuwait, Bahrain – UNICEF

By Isabel Coles ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – A cholera outbreak in Iraq has spread to neighbouring Syria, Kuwait & Bahrain, & risks turning into a region-wide epidemic as millions of…

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Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric warns parliament not to stall Abadi's reforms

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric said on Friday that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's reforms must be constitutional yet warned parliament not to let its concerns over their legality…

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Eagles tribute postponed because of Glenn Frey's health

NEW YORK (AP) — The Eagles are postponing their Kennedy Center tribute because of co-founder Glenn Frey's health issues. The Washington-based Center announced Wednesday that the Eagles will not participate…

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Canadian fighting with Syrian rebels killed in northeast – monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Canadian national fighting alongside Syrian rebels was killed in the northeast of the country on Wednesday in a suicide bomb attack carried out by Islamic State,…

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Chalabi, key lobbyist for US-led invasion of Iraq, dies

Ahmed Chalabi, a key lobbyist for the US-led invasion of Iraq who was blamed for providing false intelligence on weapons of mass destruction to justify it, died of a heart…