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Death toll from Iraqi protests climbs to 424: UN

Death toll from Iraqi protests climbs to 424: UN

At least 424 people have been killed and 8,758 injured in anti-government protests in Iraq that began in early October, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). In its latest report released Wednesday, titled Demonstrations in Iraq: 2nd update, 5 November - 9...

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Israel heads to 3rd round of polls in less than a year

Israel heads to 3rd round of polls in less than a year

Israelis will head to the polls for the third time in less than a year after lawmakers failed to meet a Wednesday deadline. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz, the leader of the centrist Blue and White alliance, failed to form a government in...

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Iran-backed attacks in Iraq risks uncontrollable escalation - U.S. official

Iran-backed attacks in Iraq risks uncontrollable escalation - U.S. official

A senior U.S. military official said on Wednesday attacks by Iranian-backed groups on bases hosting U.S. forces in Iraq were gathering pace and becoming more sophisticated, pushing all sides closer to an uncontrollable escalation. His warning came two days after four Katyusha rockets struck...

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U.S. Senate committee approves Turkey sanctions bill

U.S. Senate committee approves Turkey sanctions bill

A U.S. Senate committee backed legislation on Wednesday to impose sanctions on Turkey after its offensive in northern Syria and plans to buy a Russian S-400 missile system, the latest move in the chamber to push Republican President Donald Trump to take a harder line against Ankara. The...

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