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White House’s O’Brien says Trump hopes all US troops home by May from Afghanistan, Iraq

 White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien said on Tuesday (November 17) it is President Donald Trump's hope that all U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan and Iraq by May. O'Brien spoke to...

Iraq unrest death toll rises to over 100, more than 6,000 wounded

The Interior Ministry said the tolls now stood at 104 killed and more than 6,000 wounded in violence that began on Tuesday (October 1) but denied that government forces had shot directly at demonstrators. The dead included eight members...

Protesters run from gunfire in Iraq’s Nassiriya where 18 killed since unrest began

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi called for calm as more than 190 people were wounded in the capital on Friday, but protesters scorned his promises of political reform. Authorities imposed curfews in a number of cities and military convoys were...

Death toll climbs to at least 27 in Iraq on third day of protests- police, medics

The protests, in which at least 27 have now been killed and over 600 wounded, began over unemployment and poor services but have escalated into calls for a change of government and pose one of the worst security challenges...

At least 31 die during stampede at Ashura rituals in Iraq’s Kerbala

The death toll released by the Iraqi Health Ministry was expected to rise, with at least 10 people in critical condition. The ministry did not disclose how they had been killed but the shrine official told Reuters the stampede...

At least 79 die as overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq’s Tigris river

At least 79 died when the overloaded vessel capsized and sank on the Tigris river on Thursday (March 21), medical sources told Reuters. One man blamed the negligence of the authorities for the accident and called for the search for...
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NY keeps the floats, balloons but nixes the crowds for annual Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

Americans on Thursday (November 26) celebrated a Thanksgiving Day transformed by the coronavirus pandemic, with the traditional Macy's parade limited to a...

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Around one million people bid farewell to late football legend Diego Maradona on Thursday, as his body lay in state at Casa...

Biden urge scaled back celebrations in Thanksgiving message

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and his wife released a video acknowledging the scaled-back Thanksgiving celebrations transformed by the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday...

Trump claims Biden could not have beaten Obama with black voters

U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated his claim on Thursday (November 26) that President-elect Joe Biden could not have beaten former President Barack...