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It will never end well, Trump says

U.S. President Donald Trump is suggesting that his decision to kill Iran’s top general was meant to pressure Tehran to negotiate an end to its nuclear program and military interference in other countries, The Globe and Mail reports. …

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US evacuates civilians from Iraq

At this moment, an emergency evacuation of employees of the American oil field is underway in Iraq. The rescue operation of civilians is taking place against the backdrop of the complicated situation in the country after the assassination of the …

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Israel supports US after killing of Soleimani

Israel’s prime minister defended a U.S. decision to launch an air strike on Friday that killed powerful Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and the Israeli military was put on high alert, after Iran threatened revenge, Reuters reports. …

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Could US and Iran Tension Impact Oil Prices?

Oil prices are sensitive to geopolitical tension. There’s renewed tension between the US and Iran due to the attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad. The tension could impact oil prices. Market Realist reports in its article  …

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Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo postponed a trip to Ukraine so he could focus on the situation in Iraq after demonstrators attacked the U.S. embassy. He postponed his trip to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, …

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Protesters leave U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces have regained control of the area around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after the compound was rocked by a second day of mass protests. Yesterday, security personnel fired tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of …

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Iraq president threatens to quit over PM nominee

Iraqi President Barham Salih has refused to designate the nominee of an Iran-backed parliamentary bloc for prime minister, saying he would rather resign than appoint someone to the position who would be rejected by protesters, Al …

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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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Two Turkish soldiers killed in anti-terrorist operations

Two Turkish soldiers were killed in terrorist attacks in northern Syria and northern Iraq, the country's National Defense Ministry said. It was noted that one soldier was killed at the hospital after being critically injured by …

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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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