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Video agency's cameraman killed in Iraq

On Friday, two reporters were shot dead in Basra, Iraq by unidentified armed men after filming protests in the country, according to the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, Sputnik News reports. Ruptly stringer cameraman Saaf …

Why does Merkel need to visit Kremlin urgently?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Moscow, scheduled for January 11, will be a one-day trip, a spokesperson for the German embassy in Russia said. "The chancellor will arrive in Moscow for a one-day …

Had U.S. forces warning before Iranian missile strikes?

U.S. forces at Iraqi bases most likely had some warning before missiles launched by Iran struck this morning, thanks to a facility devoted to detecting and providing alerts about launches anywhere in the world, according to public documents and a …

Iran attacks U.S. military facilities in Iraq

Iran has delivered missile strikes against at least two military facilities in western Iraq, where U.S. troops are deployed, a statement from Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Jonathan Hoffman …

Maas criticizes possible US sanctions against Iraq

Sanctions pressure on Iraq will not have the desired effect, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas expressed such an opinion in an interview to Deutschlandfunk Radio. "I do not think it is possible to convince Iraq by threats, but it …

NATO to hold urgent meeting over Iraq-Iran crisis today

NATO ambassadors will gather on Monday in Brussels for an urgent meeting convened by the head of the military alliance to discuss the situation in the Middle East after a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad killed a top Iranian general, a NATO official …