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Iraq's southern oil exports running at 3.3 million bpd, unaffected by clashes

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq's exports from its southern region have been running at an average daily rate of 3.297 million barrels per day (bpd) so far this month, higher…

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Behind frontline, Iraq town torn as anti-IS forces clash

Tuz Khurmatu (Iraq) (AFP) – When a wave of deadly ethnic violence swept through the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, Ahmed Hassan Majid's house was on the wrong side…

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French troops to increase for the 1st time in 10 years

PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande says France will increase its total number of troops this year for the first time in 10 years, prompted by the extra security measures…

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PM says Turkish artillery hit IS positions in Iraq, Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish tanks & artillery attacked the Islamic State group in Iraq & Syria in retaliation for the suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists, Turkey's…

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Obama knocks Trump, voices optimism in speech to set 2016 tone

By Jeff Mason & Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama took aim on Tuesday at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump & accused critics of playing into the hands…

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Iraq bans poultry imports from 24 countries over avian flu threat

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has extended a ban on imports of frozen & live poultry products to cover two dozen countries, including China & South Africa, the government said on…

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Saudi execution of Shiite cleric sparks outrage

Tehran (AFP) – Saudi Arabia's execution Saturday of a prominent Shiite cleric & 46 other men prompted outrage in parts of the Middle East, with Iran warning Riyadh would pay…

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Back-to-back losses in Iraq and Syria deal blow to IS

Baghdad (AFP) – The Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate" is far from dead yet back-to-back losses in Syria & Iraq have turned a series of setbacks for the jihadists into…

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In Christmas message, pope speaks out on conflicts, migrants

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis offered a Christmas message Friday of mitigated hope for an end to the world's conflicts, backing recent accords on Syria & Libya & praising…

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Democrats find an unlikely ally on Muslims: George W Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally, George W. Bush, to respond to Republican pledges to declare war on "radical Islamic terrorism. President Barack Obama, under pressure…

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