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Iraqi PM safe after drone attack on residence, military says

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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi escaped unharmed in an assassination attempt by armed drone in Baghdad on Sunday, officials said, in an incident that dramatically raises tension in the...
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Iranian military ‘foils’ US attempt to seize tanker in Sea of Oman

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Iran has confirmed that its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has foiled an attempt by American forces to intercept an oil tanker, and that the vessel is now back in...
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US forces consolidate in Jordan

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Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentatorThe United States intends to deploy the bulk of its military contingent in the Middle East in Jordan. In July, it was reported that...
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Iraq Signs 525-MW Solar Plant Deal With Norway-led Consortium

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Power-starved Iraq on Thursday signed a deal with a Norwegian-led consortium to build two solar power plants, officials said, a day after inking a similar agreement with the UAE.War-scarred...
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Withdrawal from Iraq is a matter of time

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The dust has not yet settled around the recent chaotic withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan, and another no less dramatic decision is on the horizon - that...
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US combat troops to start leaving Iraq in October, Iraqi MP says

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US combat troops will start leaving Iraq from early next month, an Iraqi lawmaker on parliament's Security and Defence Committee has told The New Arab's Arabic-language sister site.The withdrawal...
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Greece delivers Patriot battery to Saudi Arabia

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Writing by Beyza Binnur Donmez​​​​​​​ A team of the Greek Armed Forces is on its way to Saudi Arabia to deliver a battery of Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems, a National...
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Iraq: US may withdraw soon, says ex-Mossad head

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The former head of Israeli spy agency Mossad has expressed concern that the US may soon withdraw from Iraq as it has from Afghanistan. This could lead to the...
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U.S. calls on OPEC and its allies to pump more oil

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U.S. President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday urged OPEC and its allies to boost oil output to tackle rising gasoline prices that they see as a threat to the...
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US transfer troops to Jordan

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Last month the White House reported to move the troops and equipment slowly to Jordan. It started by Joe Biden presidency which reformed the military and political priorities of...
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Breaking / Iraq / Middle East / News / US Breaking: IED attack on...

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ISWNews Analysis Group: Iraqi resistance group attacked three US logistical convoys in Qadesiyah, Babil and Muthanna provinces with roadside bombs.According to the Ashab al-Kahf...
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On the situation with small languages in Russia-Konstantin Zamyatin

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    While the rights of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine have been seriously violated, Russia itself is accused by the West of violating the...
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Foreign forces to leave Iraq in 15 days, says army

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US combat troops stationed in Iraq are scheduled to leave the country in 15 days, the Iraqi army's spokesman said on Thursday.Baghdad and Washington...
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Russian, Chinese defense chiefs ink military cooperation roadmap

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Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe approved a 2021-2025 military cooperation roadmap at their working meeting held via a...

Moscow says U.S. rehearsed nuclear strike against Russia this month

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Russia's defence minister on Tuesday accused U.S. bombers of rehearsing a nuclear strike on Russia from two different directions earlier this month and complained...