Iraq

Five terrorists surrender to Turkish forces

Five PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces yesterday, according to Turkey's National Defense Ministry. "Five PKK terrorists who escaped from the shelter areas in northern Iraq surrendered to our security …

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Cousin of ISIS leader Baghdadi captured in Iraq

A cousin of ISIS ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Hamed Shaker Saba’ al-Badri, better known by the nom de guerre Abu Khaldun, has been captured in Iraq’s province of Kirkuk. Iraqi security analyst Hisham al-Hashemi …

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U.S. base in Iraq hit by rocket attack

The U.S. military base in western Iraq has been hit by a new rocket attack yesterday, an Iraqi military statement said. "Five rockets landed on Ain al-Asad airbase, which hosts U.S. forces in Anbar province in western Iraq," …

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Protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Iraq

Anti-government protesters have set fire to the Iranian consulate in Iraq's Najaf for the second time in less than a week, according to police sources. At least 33 people were wounded when police fired live ammunition to repel them …

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Iraq opens border with Iran, media reports

The Iraqi border crossing department has fully restored the southern Shalamche passage on the border with Iran, which had been closed earlier due to protests, the Akhbar al-Iraq information portal reports. On November 16, Baghdad closed …

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Children from Iraqi prisons delivered to Moscow

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations special aircraft has landed in Moscow with 32 children from Iraq, the press service of the Russian Healthcare Ministry said. "The Emergency Situations Ministry special flight …

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Iraq protesters attack Iran consulate - media

Four protesters were shot dead this morning outside the Iranian consulate in Iraq's Karbala. Iraq’s official human rights watchdog confirmed the deaths. The Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) said three people were …

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"Historical agreement" between Putin and Erdogan

Meeting between presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi attracted a lot of attention of the world press. Not only did two political heavyweights, who openly oppose "world hegemony" of the …

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