Tag Archives: Iraq

Greek police start to move migrants from Macedonia border

Athens (AFP) – Greek police launched an operation early Wednesday to remove a thousand migrants gathered at the border with Macedonia, after Skopje introduced a system of filtering those who…

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The Latest: Greek riot police remove protesters at border

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest in the influx of people into Europe. All times local: 11:55 a.m. Greek riot police have removed hundreds of protesting migrants from a border…

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House passes bill to tighten visa waiver program

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to tighten restrictions on travel to the United States by citizens of the 38 nations who…

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US House votes to tighten controls on visa-free travelers

Washington (AFP) – American lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to impose restrictions making it more difficult for visitors to Iraq, Syria & countries listed as supporting terrorism to travel visa-free to…

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Jihadist veterans pose generational threat even if IS defeated: experts

Paris (AFP) – Even if the Islamic State group is one day defeated on its territory, the world could face an even greater threat from tens of thousands of battle-hardened…

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Foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria have doubled: report

Hong Kong (AFP) – The number of foreign fighters in Iraq & Syria has more than doubled since last year to at least 27,000, a report by an intelligence consultancy…

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Obama in speech to nation vows to defeat 'new phase' of terrorist threat

By Matt Spetalnick, Roberta Rampton & Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Sunday laid out the most sweeping defense yet of his strategy to defeat Islamic State, yet…

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AP Conversation: Cruz: US more secure with Assad in power

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says the U.S. is more secure with Syrian President Bashar Assad in power, accepting one of the Middle East's most brutal dictators…

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Canada PM gets down to business at home as honeymoon ends

Ottawa (AFP) – Just back from a whirlwind international tour taking selfies with adoring fans, dining with Queen Elizabeth II & vowing strong action on climate change, Canada's new prime…

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U.S. military opens all combat roles to women

By David Alexander & Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military will let women serve in all combat roles, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday in a historic…

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