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Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

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RIYADH U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to "go home" after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi oil minister makes high profile Iraq visit, calls for economic cooperation 21 Oct 2017

BAGHDAD Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih made a high profile visit to Iraq on Saturday, calling for increased economic cooperation and praising existing coordination to boost crude oil prices.

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Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour 21 Oct 2017

RIYADH U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence.

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Saudi oil minister makes high profile visit to Iraq, calls for oil supply cooperation 21 Oct 2017

BAGHDAD Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih made a high profile visit to Iraq on Saturday, calling for increased economic cooperation and praising existing coordination to boost crude oil prices.

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Iraqi forces complete Kirkuk province takeover after clashes with Kurds 20 Oct 2017

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces on Friday took control of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said.

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Iranian commander issued stark warning to Iraqi Kurds over Kirkuk 20 Oct 2017

SULAIMANIA/BAGHDAD A senior Iranian military commander repeatedly warned Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq to withdraw from the oil city of Kirkuk or face an onslaught by Iraqi forces and allied Iranian-backed fighters, Kurdish officials briefed on the meetings said.

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Canada granting asylum to U.S. border crossers at higher rates - data 20 Oct 2017

TORONTO Asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who say they feared being deported by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

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Iran's Guards flex muscle in Middle East despite Trump warning 20 Oct 2017

BEIRUT A week after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a blistering speech about Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic has shown it has no intention of curbing its activities in the Middle East.

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Netanyahu lobbies world powers to stem Iraqi Kurd setbacks 20 Oct 2017

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lobbying world powers to prevent further setbacks to Iraqi Kurds as they lose ground to Baghdad's army, Israeli officials say.

Germany says hopes to resume training of Kurdish fighters in Northern Iraq 20 Oct 2017

BERLIN Germany hopes to resume its mission training Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq on Sunday, provided the conflict between the Kurds and the Iraqi government does not worsen, a German defence ministry spokesman said on Friday.