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A Peshmerga convoy drives towards a frontline in Khazer, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early on Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway.(AP Photo)
ISIS in Iraq   Iraq Military   Retake Hawija from IS   Wikipedia: Hawija District   Photos
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Iraq launches offensive on Hawija, an IS-held region near Kirkuk
Thu 21 Sep 2017
Erbil: Iraq launched an offensive on Thursday to dislodge Islamic State from Hawija, an area located west of the oil city of Kirkuk. The offensive, announced by Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi, comes... (photo: AP)
In this Sunday, May 11, 2014 file photo, a Saudi woman seen through a heart-shaped statue walks along an inlet of the Red Sea in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.
Censorship   Internet Phone   Photos   Saudi Arabia   Wikipedia: Voice over IP
Saudi Arabia Will Lift Ban On Internet Phone Calls
Thu 21 Sep 2017
Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that they would lift a ban on internet phone services as part of an effort to attract more business to the country, according to a government spokesman. Reuters... (photo: AP / Hasan Jamali, FILE)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 photo, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani listens to the national anthem after putting flowers on the "Independence Minaret" monument during an Independence Day ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The Siasat Daily  Wed 20 Sep 2017
Ghani calls on Pakistan to engage in peace dialogue, eliminate terrorism
New York: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called on Pakistan to work together to eliminate terrorism and contain extremism for the stability of the region, while also praising United States... (photo: AP / Massoud Hossaini)
Ashraf Ghani   Photos   Terrorism   UN General Assembly   Wikipedia: Ashraf Ghani
Utah state legislators and their staff lead the way for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Utah Governor Gary Herbert and others in the distance Monday, May 8, 2017, through Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah.  WorldNews.com  Mon 18 Sep 2017
Interior Secretary Zinke Suggests Shrinking At Least 6 National Monuments
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is making a recommendation that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, while several others have proposed changes,... (photo: AP / Michelle Price)
Interior Department   National Monuments   Photos   Ryan Zinke   Wikipedia: Antiquities Act
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter meets with President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani after arriving in Erbil, Iraq, Oct. 23, 2016 BBC News Mon 18 Sep 2017
What is at stake in Iraqi Kurdish vote for independence?
Domestic politics in Kurdistan has certainly shaped the timing of the referendum. The KRI's president Massoud Barzani has exceeded his term in office and wants to... (photo: USAF / Brigitte N. Brantley)
Kurdish vote   Masoud Barzani   Photos   Saddam Hussein   Wikipedia: Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, 2017
Workers clean a beach from an oil spillage at Faliro suburb, near Athens, on Thursday,Sept. 14, 2017. WorldNews.com Thu 14 Sep 2017
Greek Oil Spill Spreads Leading To Beach Closures And Concerns For Marine Life
An emergency campaign is currently being conducted to clean up an oil spill caused by a sunken tanker affecting popular beaches and bays in Athens’ Argo-Saronic gulf,... (photo: AP / Yorgos Karahalis)
Ecological Disaster   Marine Life   Oil Spill   Photos   Wikipedia: Oil spill
President Donald Trump smiles while meeting with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Monday, May 15, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Star Advertiser Thu 14 Sep 2017
U.S. set to extend Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal
WASHINGTON >> The Trump administration is poised to extend sanctions relief to Iran, avoiding imminent action that could implode the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. But the... (photo: AP)
Iran Nuclear Deal   Photos   Trump Administration   US Iran Relations   Wikipedia: United Nations Security Council
File - People watch TV news shows an image of North Korea's ballistic missile published Thursday in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 23, 2016. This is Money Wed 13 Sep 2017
North Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions
North Korea vowed Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to the "evil" sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most... (photo: AP / Ahn Young-joon)
North Korea Hydrogen Bomb   North Korea Nuclear Weapons   UN Sanctions   Wikipedia: Sanctions against North Korea   Photos
Steelworkers from the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Fos-sur-Mer burn flares during a nationwide day of protest against government labor law, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. President Emmanuel Macron’s presidency is facing its first big public test, as unions hold nationwide protests against changes to labor laws that they fear corrode hard-fought job security.The prominent CGT union is leading Tuesday’s protests, calling for strikes across transport and other public sector businesses and planning some 180 demonstrations. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) WorldNews.com Tue 12 Sep 2017
Thousands Protest Against Labor Law Reform by Macron in France
France's new President Emmanuel Macron faced his first major challenge as thousands took to the streets to protest against his business-friendly labor reform agenda on... (photo: AP / Claude Paris)
Emmanuel Macron   France   Labor Reform   Photos   Wikipedia: French labour law