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Mosul continues to suffer as a local mayor has been killed and four policemen wounded in two separate attacks on Saturday. Mazahim Thamer, mayor of Hammam al- Alil, was killed by unknown gunman as he left his home yesterday. Security troops are conducting an investigation. Separately, four policemen were wounded in a bomb blast east […]

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has rejected any calls for negotiation, mediation, or initiative with Erbil that includes discussing the Kurdistan referendum without first cancelling the results. During his weekly press conference, Abadi said any talks with the Kurdistan Region must respect three conditions that are not up for negotiation: the unity of Iraq, the […]

Free at last, free at last, they are free at last. The Islamic State has officially fallen in Mosul as Prime Minister Haider al-Aabdi arrived in the liberated city yesterday, and congratulated the Iraqi forces and people for achieving what his office described as the “great victory” over the group. Abadi toured districts in the […]

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of planning an “imminent” attack in France, days before the first round of the French presidential election. Police said they found explosives and several guns at a flat linked to the suspects. The two Frenchmen, aged 23 and 29, were detained in Marseille on Tuesday. The two men […]


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