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  • *Baghdad, Iran and Turkey pressure Kurds not to secede. ZAKHO, Iraq, Oct 18- More than three weeks after Iraq's Kurds voted for independence, it's business as usual at the bustling Ibrahim Khalil border crossing with Turkey. Closure of the border would sever a lifeline for the region in northern Iraq and step up efforts by Turkey, Iran and the Iraqi government to...

  • *Baghdad, Iran and Turkey pressure Kurds not to secede. ZAKHO, Iraq, Oct 18- More than three weeks after Iraq's Kurds voted for independence, it's business as usual at the bustling Ibrahim Khalil border crossing with Turkey. Closure of the border would sever a lifeline for the region in northern Iraq and step up efforts by Turkey, Iran and the Iraqi government to...

  • *Baghdad, Iran and Turkey pressure Kurds not to secede. ZAKHO, Iraq, Oct 18- More than three weeks after Iraq's Kurds voted for independence, it's business as usual at the bustling Ibrahim Khalil border crossing with Turkey. Closure of the border would sever a lifeline for the region in northern Iraq and step up efforts by Turkey, Iran and the Iraqi government to...

  • LUTON, England, Oct 2- Mary Quist arrived at Luton Airport in the early hours of Monday looking forward to a holiday in Portugal, but the sudden collapse of Britain's Monarch Airlines meant a day of confusion and frustration. Monarch cancelled 750,000 future bookings on Monday after going into administration, and the Civil Aviation Authority is now working to...

  • LUTON, England, Oct 2- Mary Quist arrived at Luton Airport in the early hours of Monday looking forward to a holiday in Portugal, but the sudden collapse of Britain's Monarch Airlines meant a day of confusion and frustration. Monarch canceled 750,000 future bookings on Monday after going into administration, and the Civil Aviation Authority is now working to...

  • DAMASCUS, Sept 29- Syria has struck a deal to buy 3 million tonnes of wheat from its ally Russia over three years and is working to secure credit finance from Moscow for the grain, Syria's internal trade minister told Reuters. U.S. and EU banking sanctions and asset freezes against Syria have made it difficult for some commodity trading houses to do business with...

  • *Baghdad demands independence vote be cancelled. BAGHDAD/ ERBIL, Iraq, Sept 27- Baghdad heaped pressure on Iraq's Kurds on Wednesday, demanding they cancel their overwhelming vote for independence while parliament urged the Iraqi central government to send troops to take control of vital oil fields held by Kurdish forces. Stepping up efforts to isolate...

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. *Iran says it will not be first to violate agreement. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement.

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. *Iran says it will not be first to violate agreement. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement.

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. *Iran says it will not be first to violate agreement. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- Iran said on Wednesday it did not expect the United States to abandon the Iranian nuclear deal as U.S. officials sent mixed signals on what they plan to do about the international accord.

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. *Iran says it will not be first to violate agreement. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- Iran said on Wednesday it did not expect the United States to abandon the Iranian nuclear deal as U.S. officials sent mixed signals on what they plan to do about the international accord.

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. *Iran says it will not be first to violate agreement. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism.

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. *Iran says it will not be first to violate agreement. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism.

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism. Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders, Iranian President Hassan...

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism. Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders, Iranian President Hassan...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 19- Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry on Tuesday when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licences next month. Lebanon re-opened its first licensing round in January after a three-year delay, hoping to revive development of a hydrocarbon...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 19- Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry on Tuesday when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licenses next month. Lebanon re-opened its first licensing round in January after a three-year delay, hoping to revive development of a hydrocarbon...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 19- Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry on Tuesday when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licenses next month. Lebanon re-opened its first licensing round in January after a three-year delay, hoping to revive development of a hydrocarbon...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 19- Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry on Tuesday when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licences next month. Lebanon re-opened its first licensing round in January after a three-year delay, hoping to revive development of a hydrocarbon...

  • An Iron Dome short-range missile defense system, positioned near the northern city of Haifa in Israel

    If South Korea is going to protect itself from North Korean missiles, it may want to talk to a country with experience.