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BAGHDAD: Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its advance...
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Iraq battles militant onslaught as Kerry presses unity

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces held off attacks on a key town and an oil refinery as top US diplomat John Kerry pushed Tuesday for unity in a conflict the UN says has killed nearly 1,100.



AP names Vivian Salama as Baghdad bureau chief

CAIRO: Vivian Salama, a television and print journalist who has reported on the Middle East for over a decade, has been named as Baghdad bureau chief for The Associated Press.




UAE jails 7 for ties with Al-Qaeda

ABU DHABI: Seven men arrested last year on suspicion of planning attacks on the UAE were jailed on Monday for belonging to an Al-Qaeda network and aiding its affiliate in Syria.



Jordanian jailed for plot to attack ‘devil worshippers’

AMMAN: A Jordanian military tribunal on Monday sentenced a man to 10 years in jail for planning to carry out an attack on alleged “devil worshippers” last year, an official said.



Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons

NICOSIA, Cyprus: The last of Syria’s acknowledged stockpile of chemical weapons has been handed over to Western governments for destruction, the organization charged with overseeing the elimination of




Kuwait withdraws envoy from Iraq due to security situation

DUBAI: Kuwait has withdrawn its ambassador from Iraq due to the security situation there, a Kuwaiti official told Reuters.




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