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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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US strikes Islamic State targets near Arbil again

The United States conducted new air strikes on Islamic State targets near Arbil, the capital of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, the US military's Central Command said on Sunday. The strikes, launched by drone aircra

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Won't let Islamic State to create caliphate, vows Obama

US President Barack Obama said he was willing to consider broader use of military strikes in Iraq to beat back Islamist militants, but Iraqi political leaders must first figure out a way to work with each other, the New York Times reported.

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US bombs Islamic State as militants close in on Arbil

US warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide". Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified

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