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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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Biden tells NATO allies: I want Europe to know the U.S. is there

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday (June 14) he wanted Europe to know the United States...
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Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donates $2.7 bln in latest round of charitable giving

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced on Tuesday (June 15) that she has donated $2.7 billion to nearly 300 organizations focused on what...

New York state skylines glow with fireworks as COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Fireworks in major cities across New York state on Tuesday night (June 15) celebrated a major milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic: the...

Suspect stopped with spike strip after lengthy chase on Beltway 8

HOUSTON - A driver running red lights has been caught after a lengthy chase overnight, according to Houston police.

Woman being questioned after man stabbed to death in west Houston hotel room

HOUSTON – Authorities have launched investigation after a man who was found stabbed in the chest in a west Houston hotel Monday...