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US to train Iraqi, Syrian forces fighting Islamic State

The US Congress has approved an annual defence policy bill that authorises American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defence spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad.

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IS fighters kill 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them

Islamic State militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of Baghdad, security sources and witnesses said. Two mass graves were discovered containing s

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UK to send machine guns, ammunition to Iraqis, Kurds

Britain said on Tuesday it would send machine guns and ammunition to Iraq to help the new government in its battle against Islamic State militants, the first weapons it has supplied since the conflict that flared in June. British

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Dozens of Iraqis killed in mosque shooting

At least 70 Iraqi worshippers were killed in a mosque carnage in a volatile province outside Baghdad yesterday (August 22), a report said. Militants first detonated a bomb near the entrance of the Sunni mosque and then used machin

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Iraqi Kurdish oil nears US port despite concerns

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan is just two days away from arriving at a US port, according to ship tracking satellites, despite Washington's long-standing concern over independent oil sales

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Iraqi Kurdistan ships 2nd oil cargo via Turkey

A second tanker carrying piped crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan has departed Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Tuesday.   Yildiz said the tanker sailed towards

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Iraq gets first Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, has delivered the first of 36 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force during a ceremony at its Fort Worth facility recently.   Lockheed Martin is pr

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Iraqi director wins Montblanc contest

Iraqi director Mokhallad Rasem has become the first from the Middle East to win the ‘Young Directors Project,’ an annual competition as part of the Salzburg Festival in Austria. The competition, created by Montblanc to

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Mitsubishi to take 5pc in Iraq's South Gas JV

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has accepted an invitation from the Iraqi Ministry of Oil (MoO) and Shell to take a 5 per cent interest in the proposed South Gas Utilisation joint venture, which is currently under development. The move follows

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Iraqi businesswomen push for support

Iraqi businesswomen have urged the government to support them in their push for a greater share of the business that is expected to flourish in Iraq now that the violence is subsiding. A branch of the US military engineering division helpi

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