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Daily Archives: September 25, 2017

Iran, Russia presidents voice support for territorial integrity of Iraq

The presidents of Iran and Russia have expressed their support for Iraq’s territorial integrity and national unity amid a highly controversial referendum on independence of the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdish Region. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, held a telephone conversation on Monday to discuss the latest ...

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UK under pressure as US doubles strikes in Yemen

US President Donald Trump has doubled his country’s secret military operations in Yemen, according to a new report, causing unease for close allies like the UK which is already accused of complicity in Saudi Arabia’s war on the impoverish country. The US military has carried out as many as 93 ...

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Iraqi Kurdistan holds referendum in defiance of intl. community

Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region is holding an independence referendum in the face of strong objections from the central government in Baghdad and in defiance of urgent calls from the international community to scrap the vote. A total of 12,072 polling stations have opened at 8:00 local time (0500 GMT) Monday where ...

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Leader’s aide warns of new US, Israeli plot to partition Iraq

A senior Iranian official says a highly controversial referendum on independence of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region is a new US-Israeli plot in the Middle East to partition the country, warning that the Kurds will suffer as a result of the plan. “After the defeat of Daesh [terrorist group] in Syria ...

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Indian troops kill four militants in disputed Kashmir

Indian soldiers have killed at least four militants during a two-day gun battle near the heavily militarized de-facto border in Kashmir, known as the Line of Control (LoC), which divides the Himalayan region between India and Pakistan. A police statement said on Monday that three militants had been killed Sunday ...

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Israel to construct 2,000 new settler units in occupied West Bank

Israeli officials are expected to advance plans for the construction of 2,000 new settler units in the occupied West Bank irrespective of the international outcry against the Israeli regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in Palestinian territories. An unnamed Israeli official told Israel’s Hebrew-language Haaretz newspaper that the plans could be approved within ...

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Kurdish independence vote lacking logic, says Iran Foreign Ministry

Iran has once again reaffirmed its opposition to the Kurdish referendum in Iraq, underlining the need for maintaining the Arab country’s national sovereignty at a time that Baghdad is making great strides against terrorists.   “Our position is totally clear. This measure came at a wrong juncture and lacked the ...

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Republicans moves to save Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill

US Republicans have made changes to their new bill to replace Obamacare, hoping to keep it alive after being rejected by Republican bigwigs like Senators Arizona Senator John McCain. The so-called Graham-Cassidy, named after Republican senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana who sponsor it, was ...

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