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Poland’s, Lithuania’s PMs discuss higher security, migration

Poland’s, Lithuania’s PMs discuss higher security, migration The prime ministers of Poland and Lithuania say tighter security at their borders with Belarus is the best way of easing pressure from migrant inflows there, as they expect the “hybrid attack” from Belarus to continue By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 4:18 PM• 3 min readShare …

Auditors highlight flaws in EU migrant deportation program

Auditors highlight flaws in EU migrant deportation program Auditors say the European Union’s program for deporting migrants is not working well By LORNE COOK Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 3:24 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BRUSSELS — European Union auditors said Monday that the 27-nation bloc’s program for deporting migrants is …

Al-Qaida chief appears in video marking 9/11 anniversary

Al-Qaida chief appears in video marking 9/11 anniversary Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has appeared in a video marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks, months after rumors spread that he was dead ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 1:47 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Al-Qaida leader Ayman …

2 Turkish soldiers die in cross-border ops, taking toll to 4

2 Turkish soldiers die in cross-border ops, taking toll to 4 Turkish officials say two troops died after being attacked during cross-border operations in Syria and Iraq ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 12:16 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — Two Turkish troops died on Sunday after being attacked during …

French giant signs mega deals with Iraq for oil, gas, water

French giant signs mega deals with Iraq for oil, gas, water French energy giant Total has signed mega contracts with Iraq worth $27 billion to develop oil fields, natural gas and a crucial water project By SAMYA KULLAB Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 5:41 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE …

Turkey says it ‘neutralized’ 18,500 militants over 6 years

Turkey says it ‘neutralized’ 18,500 militants over 6 years Turkey says it has “neutralized” nearly 18,500 people whom it calls “terrorists” over the past six years ByThe Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, 2:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — Turkey has “neutralized” nearly 18,500 people that it calls “terrorists” over …

Poland seeks state of emergency along border with Belarus

Poland seeks state of emergency along border with Belarus Poland’s government has asked the president to declare a state of emergency along the border with Belarus as it tries to stop migrants from entering from the neighboring country By VANESSA GERA Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 4:21 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Aid groups: Millions in Syria, Iraq losing access to water

Aid groups: Millions in Syria, Iraq losing access to water International aid groups are warning that millions of people in Syria and Iraq are losing access to water, electricity and food By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 11:31 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:06 On Location: August 23, 2021 Catch …

‘Imbecilic’: Ex-UK leader Tony Blair slams Afghan withdrawal

‘Imbecilic’: Ex-UK leader Tony Blair slams Afghan withdrawal The former British prime minister who deployed troops to Afghanistan 20 years ago says the U_S_ decision to withdraw from the country has “every Jihadist group round the world cheering.” By PAN PYLAS Associated PressAugust 22, 2021, 12:15 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

EU condemns Belarus for ‘direct attack’ using migrants

EU condemns Belarus for ‘direct attack’ using migrants The European Union is condemning Belarus for what it says is an attempt to destabilize the bloc by deliberating sending scores of migrants across its borders By LORNE COOK and LIUDAS DAPKUS Associated PressAugust 18, 2021, 6:37 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:17 …

Belarus to close border as Lithuania turns away migrants

Belarus to close border as Lithuania turns away migrants The president of Belarus on Thursday ordered the country’s security forces to tighten control over the border with Lithuania, which earlier this week started turning away immigrants attempting to cross in from Belarus By YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressAugust 5, 2021, 10:25 AM• 3 min readShare to …

5 women, 14 children repatriated from Syria back to Albania

5 women, 14 children repatriated from Syria back to Albania Five Albanian women and 14 children who had been related to Albanian nationals who joined Islamic extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq have returned to their homeland from Syria’s Al Hol camp By LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressAugust 1, 2021, 10:05 AM• 2 min readShare …

Albania repatriates 5 women, 14 children from Syria

Albania repatriates 5 women, 14 children from Syria Albania’s prime minister says the country is repatriating from the Al Hol camp in Syria five Albanian women and 14 children related to Albanians who joined Islamist extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq By LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressJuly 31, 2021, 4:26 PM• 2 min readShare to …

EU calls for action to beef up Lithuania’s Belarus border

EU calls for action to beef up Lithuania’s Belarus border The European Union’s top migration official is urging member nations to help Lithuania boost surveillance on its border with Belarus and not to give in to political pressure from Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko By LORNE COOK Associated PressJuly 29, 2021, 1:59 PM• 3 min readShare …

Illegal border crossings into Lithuania pass 3,000

Illegal border crossings into Lithuania pass 3,000 Lithuania’s border guard service has detained 171 people caught illegally crossing from Belarus into Lithuania, the largest number in a single day so far in 2021 By LIUDAS DAPKUS Associated PressJuly 28, 2021, 1:16 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In …

Families lay to rest loved ones after deadly Baghdad blast

Families lay to rest loved ones after deadly Baghdad blast Families have laid to rest loved ones who were killed in a deadly bombing that claimed at least 30 lives just hours earlier in a busy market in Iraq’s capital By ALI ABDUL-HASSAN Associated PressJuly 20, 2021, 6:31 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Iraqi officials: Roadside bomb kills 30 in Baghdad market

Iraqi officials: Roadside bomb kills 30 in Baghdad market Iraqi medical officials say a roadside bomb attack has targeted a Baghdad suburb, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens of others at a crowded market By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated PressJuly 19, 2021, 7:44 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Minister: US helped repatriation of 11 Kosovars from Syria

Minister: US helped repatriation of 11 Kosovars from Syria Kosovo’s interior minister says 11 of the European nation’s citizens have been repatriated from Syria “in close cooperation” with the United States ByThe Associated PressJuly 19, 2021, 6:04 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s interior minister said Monday …

Kosovo repatriates 11 of its citizens from Syria

Kosovo repatriates 11 of its citizens from Syria Kosovo’s interior minister says 11 Kosovar citizens have been repatriated from Syria ByThe Associated PressJuly 18, 2021, 7:57 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s interior minister said Sunday that 11 Kosovar citizens have been repatriated from Syria. Minister Xhelal …

North Macedonia repatriates 4 IS fighters and their families

North Macedonia repatriates 4 IS fighters and their families North Macedonia’s government says four suspected former Islamic State group fighters and their family members have been successfully repatriated By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES Associated PressJuly 18, 2021, 5:33 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Four suspected former Islamic State …

On Lithuania’s plea, Iraq to probe human smuggling to Europe

On Lithuania’s plea, Iraq to probe human smuggling to Europe Iraq’s foreign minister says his country will investigate human trafficking networks responsible for smuggling hundreds of Iraqis into Europe, specifically to Lithuania from Belarus By SAMYA KULLAB Associated PressJuly 15, 2021, 4:08 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIraqi Foreign …

Iraqi health officials: 64 dead in fire at coronavirus ward

Death toll rises to 92 in blaze at coronavirus ward in Iraq The death toll from a fire at hospital coronavirus ward in Iraq has climbed to 92 By ABDULRAHMAN ZEYAD and SAMYA KULLAB Associated PressJuly 13, 2021, 4:49 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:07 On Location: July 13, 2021 Catch …

Iraqi state TV says fire in coronavirus ward kills 36 people

Iraqi state TV says fire in coronavirus ward kills 36 people Iraqi state television says at least 36 people have been killed in a fire that broke out in a coronavirus ward in southern Iraq By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated PressJuly 12, 2021, 9:00 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — …

Explosion kills 3 oil workers, injures more in south Iran

Explosion kills 3 oil workers, injures more in south Iran Iran’s local media is reporting an explosion ripped through oil and gasoline pipelines at a pump house in the country’s southwest, killing three oil workers and injuring four others ByThe Associated PressJuly 6, 2021, 5:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article1:10 …

Rockets hit base housing US troops in Syria, no casualties

Rockets hit base housing US troops in Syria, no casualties A Syrian opposition war monitor and a spokesman for U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say a facility housing American troops in eastern Syria has come under a rocket attack ByThe Associated PressJuly 4, 2021, 9:04 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — …

Iraqi military: Bomb explodes in Baghdad suburb, wounding 15

Iraqi military: Bomb explodes in Baghdad suburb, wounding 15 Iraq’s military says an improvised explosive device has struck a busy market in Baghdad, wounding at least 15 people By SAMYA KULLAB Associated PressJune 30, 2021, 7:51 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — A bomb exploded in a busy Baghdad …

Iran power cuts fuel fears in Iraq as scorching summer peaks

Iran power cuts fuel fears in Iraq as scorching summer peaks Iran has halted its crucial supply of power to Iraq, fueling fears of protests amid instability following the resignation of Iraq’s electricity minister By SAMYA KULLAB Associated PressJune 29, 2021, 2:45 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — Iran …

Dutch court convicts woman for spreading IS propaganda

Dutch court convicts woman for spreading IS propaganda A Dutch court has convicted a 32-year-old woman and sentenced her to six years’ imprisonment for involvement in war crimes committed by the so-called Islamic State extremist group in Syria and Iraq ByThe Associated PressJune 29, 2021, 1:38 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Iraq looks to new pier to boost oil product imports, exports

Iraq looks to new pier to boost oil product imports, exports Iraq is building a new oil pier off its southern coast that’s expected to boost exports and imports of crude-derived products and increase revenue ByThe Associated PressMay 28, 2021, 4:15 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BASRA, Iraq — Iraq …

Tensions rise in Baghdad after arrest of militia commander

Tensions rise in Baghdad after arrest of militia commander Iraqi security forces have arrested a senior militia commander on terrorism charges, sparking a tense showdown in Baghdad By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SAMYA KULLAB Associated PressMay 26, 2021, 9:04 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPopular Mobilization Forces, PMF, surround the …