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Iran denies report linking Iraq co-operation to nuke talks

Iran denied a report that it is ready to help counter Islamic State insurgents in return for progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear programme. France, one of the six nations in nuclear talks with Tehran, said

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Amid US air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the US military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice. Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the United States withdrew in 2011. Washingto

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2 US aid workers survive Ebola infection

Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was "thrilled to be alive" as doctors declared him virus-free and safe for r

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New Etihad posting in US

Etihad Airways has appointed Matthew Jennings, a seasoned federal and international government affairs leader with more than a decade of experience, to the newly-created senior manager of public affairs post, based in Washington, DC.

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US bars American airlines from flying over Syria

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has barred all American airlines from flying over Syria, saying the ongoing conflict poses a "serious potential threat." The FAA had previously warned American carriers to avo

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US launches air strikes near Arbil, Mosul dam

The US on Saturday conducted air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish capital of Arbil and the Mosul dam, the US Central Command said. The Mosul dam, Iraq's biggest, fell under control of Islamic Sta

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Rule change makes firms vulnerable to US sanctions

Companies even partly owned by individuals sanctioned by the US government could find themselves blacklisted as the result of a rule change announced on Wednesday by the Treasury Department. Treasury, which is responsible for applying a

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US ‘ready to help new Iraq leader’

Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the US and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Hai

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Showdown in Baghdad as Maliki refuses to go

Iraq's president named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki's eight-year rule on Monday, but the veteran leader refused to go after deploying militias and special forces on the streets, creating a dangerous political showdown in Ba

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US begins direct arms shipments to Kurdish forces

The US government is directly supplying weapons to Peshmerga fighters from Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region to help them fight Islamist militants, in a deepening of America's military involvement in Iraq, US officials said on Monday.

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