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Iran will defeat Trump just like it did Saddam, won't abandon missiles - Rouhani

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DUBAI U.S. President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, referring to the war between the two Middle Eastern powers and vowing that Tehran will not abandon its missiles.

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Millions of Shi'ites express suffering in Ashura ritual in Iraq 20 Sep 2018

KERBALA, Iraq Millions of Shi’ites Muslims gathered at shrines and mosques in Kerbala and other parts of Iraq on Thursday to mark the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering.

German court releases Iraqi suspect in Chemnitz stabbing 18 Sep 2018

BERLIN A German court on Tuesday released an Iraqi asylum seeker detained last month over the fatal stabbing of a Cuban-German man that set off violent protests by far-right radicals, his lawyer and a prosecutor said.

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Iraq Shi'ite paramilitary leader al-Amiri withdraws candidacy for PM 18 Sep 2018

ERBIL Shi'ite militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, one of the most powerful figures in Iraq, withdrew his candidacy for prime minister on Tuesday, putting the country one step closer to forming a government after months of political stagnation.

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Germany committed over long-term to help Iraq rebuild - defence minister 16 Sep 2018

TAJI, Iraq German forces will be needed in Iraq for a long time to help rebuild the country's military as it struggles to ensure that Islamic State militants do not regroup in underground cells, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday.

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Iraq parliament elects Sunni lawmaker al-Halbousi as speaker, breaking deadlock 15 Sep 2018

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Iraq's parliament elected Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Halbousi as speaker on Saturday, marking an important step towards establishing a new government four months after an inconclusive national election.

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U.S. marines conduct big drills with rebels in southern Syria 13 Sep 2018

AMMAN A Syrian rebel commander said on Thursday rare military exercises with U.S. marines in southern Syria sent a strong message to Russia and Iran that the Americans and the rebels intend to stay and confront any threats to their presence.

Iran says missile attack on Kurdish dissidents a warning to hostile powers 13 Sep 2018

ANKARA The chief of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps said on Thursday that Tehran's missile attack on an Iranian Kurdish rebel base in northern Iraq last week was a warning to hostile powers, Iranian state television reported.

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Protests dash Iraqi PM's chances of new term, hit U.S. hopes of shaping government 13 Sep 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's chances of winning a second term and shattered Washington's hopes of shaping the next government.

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Special Report - Slamming the door: How Trump transformed U.S. refugee programme 12 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON/KAKUMA, KENYA On Jan. 19, 2017, Aden Hassan’s long wait to start a new life ended when he stepped off a plane in Columbus, Ohio, half a world away from the Kenyan refugee camp where he had lived for a decade. | Video