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Iraqi Forces Resume Offensive Towards Eastern Mosul

Iraqi troops resumed on Monday a coordinated offensive towards Mosul, the last major city held by Islamic State, targeting the eastern bank of the Tigris river that divides the city, military officials said.

Iraqi counter terrorism soldiers relax during a lull in fighting in the offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, on October 23, 2016 near Bartella, Iraq. Despite stiff opposition, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have continued advancing towards Iraq's second largest city of Mosul and are now …

Britain Wants Tariff-Free Trade For Motor Industry After Brexit

LONDON – Britain told Nissan it would aim for tariff-free trade with Europe for the motor industry after Brexit, persuading the Japanese company to invest in the country’s biggest car plant, a cabinet minister said on Sunday.Last month Nissan’s CEO Carlos

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Serbia’s PM Shrugs Off Weapons Find: ‘Nobody touched me’

BELGRADE – Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday he did not believe he had been subject to an assassination attempt, seeking to calm tensions after the discovery of a cache of heavy weapons on a route regularly taken

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Kerry Voices Concern to Lavrov About New Aleppo Fighting

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday about renewed fighting and air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo after a break of several days, the State Department said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov (L) talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting at the U.S. State Department on August 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to reports the meeting could help determine the fate of a planned summit meeting in September between U.S. President …

Battle for Aleppo Intensifies After Ceasefire Ends

The battle for control of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo intensified on Sunday with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, the morning after a resurgence in fighting ended a Russian ceasefire, a monitor and rebel groups said.

Smoke rises from airstrikes on Guzhe village, northern Aleppo countryside, Syria. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Iraqi PM Declines Turkish Offer to Help in Mosul Battle

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined on Saturday an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul, a decision that could rile Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Weak Pound Drives Strong UK Sales for Luxury Brand Burberry

LONDON – British luxury fashion label Burberry reported a better-than-expected two percent rise in retail sales in its second quarter after tourists in London took advantage of the weaker pound to buy its luxury goods.The company said positive trading in Europe

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Iran Holds Air Force Drills to Display Defense Might

Iranian forces launched air defense drills on Monday in the central province of Isfahan, Fars news agency reported, aiming to display its ability to safeguard the country’s airspace.

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Egypt Strikes Jihadist Targets After North Sinai Attack

Egyptian jets bombed Islamist militant targets for three hours on Saturday, one day after Islamic State guerrillas killed 12 soldiers in North Sinai province, the armed forces said in a statement.

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Obama, Aides Expected to Weigh Syria Military Options on Friday

(REUTERS) – U.S. President Barack Obama and his top foreign policy advisers are expected to meet on Friday to consider their military and other options in Syria as Syrian and Russian aircraft continue to pummel Aleppo and other targets, U.S.

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Cash-Strapped UN Faces Huge Challenges in Planned Mosul Offensive

The United Nations says it bracing for the world’s biggest and most complex humanitarian effort in the upcoming battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, which could make up to 1 million people homeless and see civilians used as human shields or even gassed.

A US soldier from 1-501 Para-Infantry Regiment take up positions moments after dismounting of a Blackhawk helicopter at a drop zone south of Baghdad as part of Operation Gecko, 24 August 2007. Operation Gecko was launched as part of a US military strategy to partner with Iraqi Sunni volunteers, former …

Hezbollah Vows to Maintain ‘Jihad’ In Syria

The Lebanese Shi’ite movement Hezbollah vowed to maintain its “jihad” in neighboring Syria at a huge rally in Beirut on Wednesday, a day after its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the war was in a phase of escalation.

Hezbollah supporters wave flags during a ''Victory over Israel'' rally in Beirut's suburbs on September 22, 2006 in Beirut, Lebanon. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah reportedly said that Hezbollah would not disarm until a Lebanese government capable of protecting the country was in place during the rally. (Photo by Salah …