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US General Calls 'Carpet Bombing' ISIS Against American Values

While some Republican presidential candidates have suggested that “carpet bombing” ISIS would lead to a quick defeat of the terror group, the top U.S. military commander fighting ISIS doesn’t think…

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Iraq militia attacks may constitute war crimes: HRW

Baghdad (AFP) – Iraqi Shiite militiamen abducted & killed civilians following bombings earlier this month, actions that may constitute war crimes, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. Shiite paramilitary forces…

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Iraq beats Qatar to get last Asian spot in Olympic soccer

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Iraq pipped Qatar to the last Olympic qualifying place for Asian nations at the Rio de Janeiro Games after a 2-1 win on Friday in a…

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Pentagon chief announces measures to improve quality of life for military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at improving the quality of life for those serving in the U.S. military, including…

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Republicans raise concerns on visa waiver bill implementation

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Five U.S. Republican lawmakers raised concerns on Thursday with the Obama administration approximately implementation of a law meant to make it harder for people…

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OPEC-led attempt for oil-cut deal under way, prospects slim

By Alex Lawler & Rania El Gamal LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – OPEC is renewing efforts among members & producers from outside the group for a deal to fix an oil glut…

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U.S. military says two more civilians killed, four hurt in air strikes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Friday two civilians were likely killed & four others wounded in air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq & Syria between…

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Q&A: Obama admin announces new rules for visa-free travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is tightening travel restrictions on Europeans & others who have visited Iran, Iraq, Syria or Sudan in the last five years. At the same…

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As sanctions are lifted, Iranian foes fear the worst

JERUSALEM (AP) — As the nuclear deal with Tehran goes into effect, many Middle Eastern countries fear a newly emboldened Iran, flush with cash & international recognition, will grow more…

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Australia PM tells Europe to step up fight against Islamic State during Iraq visit

By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on European countries to "step up" efforts to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq & Syria during a…

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