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Donald Trump doubles down on threat to attack Iran's cultural sites, warns Iraq of levying punishing sanctions if US troops are expelled
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Donald Trump doubles down on threat to attack Iran's cultural sites, warns Iraq of levying punishing sanctions if US troops are expelled

President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that Iranian cultural sites were fair game for the US military, dismissing concerns within his own administration that doing so would constitute a war crime under international law

In blowback to Soleimani's death, Iran draws out of 2015 nuclear deal, says no limits on enrichment; Iraqi Parliament calls for expulsion of foreign troops
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In blowback to Soleimani's death, Iran draws out of 2015 nuclear deal, says no limits on enrichment; Iraqi Parliament calls for expulsion of foreign troops

The blowback over the US killing of a top Iranian general mounted Sunday as Iran announced it will no longer abide by the limits contained in the 2015 nuclear deal and Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of all American troops from Iraqi soil

Qassem Soleimani death: Amid escalating tensions over US embassy attack, Donald Trump opted for extreme measure of killing Iranian general
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Qassem Soleimani death: Amid escalating tensions over US embassy attack, Donald Trump opted for extreme measure of killing Iranian general

In the chaotic days leading to the death of Major General Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s most powerful commander, top American military officials put the option of killing him — which they viewed as the most extreme response to recent Iranian-led violence in Iraq — on the menu they presented to President Donald Trump. They didn’t think he would take it.

‘USA wants no more threats’: Donald Trump says Washington will target 52 Iranian sites if Tehran retaliates over Qassem Soleimani's death
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‘USA wants no more threats’: Donald Trump says Washington will target 52 Iranian sites if Tehran retaliates over Qassem Soleimani's death

President Donald Trump issued a stark warning to Iran on Saturday, threatening to hit dozens of targets in the Islamic Republic 'very fast and very hard' if it retaliates for the targeted killing of the head of Iran's elite Quds Force

US, Iran exchange military threats after killing of Qassem Soleimani; Democrats question timing of attack
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US, Iran exchange military threats after killing of Qassem Soleimani; Democrats question timing of attack

The United States and Iran exchanged escalating military threats on Friday as President Donald Trump warned that he was “prepared to take whatever action is necessary” if Iran threatened Americans and Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, vowed to exact vengeance for the killing on Trump’s order of Iran’s most valued general

Donald Trump says aim of killing Qassem Soleimani was to 'stop a war', not start one; sends 3,000 more troops to West Asia
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Donald Trump says aim of killing Qassem Soleimani was to 'stop a war', not start one; sends 3,000 more troops to West Asia

President Donald Trump said on Friday he ordered the killing of a top Iranian general “to stop a war,” not start one, but in the tense aftermath the Pentagon braced for retaliation by sending more troops to West Asia

Qassem Soleimani's assassination marks decisive moment in US-Iran confrontation, will have global repercussions
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Qassem Soleimani's assassination marks decisive moment in US-Iran confrontation, will have global repercussions

The death of that one man marks a moment of decisive confrontation between the United States and Iran, with enormous consequences for the region, and the world beyond.

Twitterati makes #WWIII trend after US kills top Iranian commander Soleimani in airstrike on Baghdad international airport
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Twitterati makes #WWIII trend after US kills top Iranian commander Soleimani in airstrike on Baghdad international airport

The killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in a US strike at Baghdad's international airport and Tehran's vow of revenge in response on Friday morning caused Twitterati, nervous about the possible outbreak of conflict between Washington and Tehran culminating in World War III, to do what they do best: post memes, pictures and videos on social media and get #WWIII trending.

Iran's Qassem Soleimani dead: Hard-liner top general stoked violence in Iraq, then mediated the conflict to stay indispensable
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Iran's Qassem Soleimani dead: Hard-liner top general stoked violence in Iraq, then mediated the conflict to stay indispensable

In July 2018, after President Donald Trump warned Iran’s president not to threaten the United States, a rejoinder came not from the Iranian leader but from a shadowy military figure perhaps just as powerful.

US set to slash refugee intake to historic low of 45,000, draws criticism from human rights groups
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US set to slash refugee intake to historic low of 45,000, draws criticism from human rights groups

The United States has announced to curtail the number of refugee it would accept in 2018 to 45,000, half of the cap in 2016

British Police seize £250,000, suspected to be funds for IS militants
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British Police seize £250,000, suspected to be funds for IS militants

British police have confiscated 250,000 pounds (about 401,713 dollars) of suspected funds for the Islamic State (IS), the anti-terror authorities said Monday.

Seventeen ISIL militants killed in Syrian airstrikes
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Seventeen ISIL militants killed in Syrian airstrikes

At least 17 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in airstrikes launched by the Syrian army in the north-eastern part of the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced.

Will France send troops to fight ISIL in Iraq?
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Will France send troops to fight ISIL in Iraq?

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday said dispatching French forces on the ground to fight Islamic State fighters in Iraq was possible as part of the international community efforts to curb terrorism in the region.

Iraq crisis: Obama reaches out to Australian PM Tony Abbott
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Iraq crisis: Obama reaches out to Australian PM Tony Abbott

As part of his effort to build a global coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has reached out to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to discuss the current situation in the war-torn country.

Islamic State abducted Yazidi women, guilty of war crimes: Amnesty
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Islamic State abducted Yazidi women, guilty of war crimes: Amnesty

Amnesty International said ISIL abducted "hundreds, if not thousands" of women and girls of the Yazidi faith. The extremists also killed "hundreds" of Yazidi men and boys.

How Middle East channels are mocking Islamic State militants with satire
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How Middle East channels are mocking Islamic State militants with satire

Television networks across the Middle East have begun airing cartoons and comedy programs using satire to criticise the group and its claims of representing Islam.

RSS wants India to protest ISIL atrocities on Yazidis in Iraq
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RSS wants India to protest ISIL atrocities on Yazidis in Iraq

A leading RSS ideologue today wanted India to raise its voice against persecution of the Yazidis by ISIL extremists in Iraq and decried the "muted" response from international community despite the issue throwing up the fundamental question of survival of a minuscule minority.

We failed to prevent Iraq, Syria violence: UN rights chief flays Security Council
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We failed to prevent Iraq, Syria violence: UN rights chief flays Security Council

In her last address to the Security Council, the UN human rights chief sharply criticized the body for its ineffectiveness on Syria and other intractable conflicts, saying its members have often put national interests ahead of stopping mass atrocities.

American journalist's murder shows need for anti-terrorism reforms: Australia
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American journalist's murder shows need for anti-terrorism reforms: Australia

Australia's PM Tony Abbott used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counter-terrorism reforms.

Iraq unrest: Obama lauds recapturing of Mosul Dam
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Iraq unrest: Obama lauds recapturing of Mosul Dam

US President Barack Obama has said the recapturing of the strategic Mosul dam in Northern Iraq by Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by the US air-strikes, is a major step forward in the fight against the Sunni militant group.