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TUNIS (Reuters) - A militant blew himself up as Tunisian security forces surrounded him and another fighter in a house near the Libyan border on Monday, the interior ministry said. Forces then shot the second man dead in the coastal town of Ben Guerdan, officials added. A security source said the men ...
More than 200 Australians have travelled to Iraq and Syria since 2012 to fight with or support terrorist groups. More than 100 may still be active. ... That law has also only been used once, to revoke the citizenship of Zakaria Amara, the ringleader of the Toronto 18 bomb plot. That revocation though had no ...
In Amarah, 350 km south of Baghdad on the Tigris, the pollution is so debilitating that not even boiling water is enough to prevent local priests from falling ill. At their heavily-guarded riverside temple in the Iraqi capital, Ayid and his colleagues have taken to leaving buckets of water to sit for a day, before ...
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, six civilians were wounded in Al-Amarah and three in Al-Sayyidah Zaynab. Rebel 'Bianahum ... part of Al-Riyadh area. According to the Islamic State's Amaq Agency, 30 elements of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed and six vehicles burned in the ambush.
The water crisis in Iraq's southern regions has led to several conflicts between tribes as they fight over the depleted resource, and the Iraqi government ... The capital city of Maysan, Amarah, may suffer a major disaster as a result of drought, as waves of displacement will ensue, the marshes will dry out, the ...

It was a remarkable moment, and Maliki went on to launch subsequent operations that drove JAM from Amara, Qurnah, Kut, and even Sadr City itself. He then went on to win Iraq's 2009 provincial elections and come in second (to the secular Shi'a Ayad Allawi) in Iraq's 2010 national elections, all because ...
KUWAIT - Iraq needs $4 billion for new investments in its downstream oil industry, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Tuesday, outlining plans to expand refining capacity over the next several years. Speaking at a conference on reconstruction of the war-torn country, he also said Iraq planned to boost its ...
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reportedly left unable to walk due to "fractures to the bones and legs" that were likely caused as a result of previous airstrikes, said Abu Ali al-Basri, Director General of Iraq's Intelligence and Counter-terrorism Office at the Ministry of Interior. "We have irrefutable information and ...
By Tarek Amara and Lamine Chikhi. TUNIS/ALGIERS (Reuters) ... But Islamic State's appeal has waned since it lost all its territorial strongholds in neighboring Libya as well as in Iraq and Syria to counter-offensives by security forces, with fighters returning home or looking for new causes to join. That has prompted AQIM to ...
The operation is being conducted by the Iraqi army's 9th armoured division, the interior ministry's elite Emergency Response Division, and Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), with air support from the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition and in coordination with Kurdish ...
He was held in U.S. custody in Iraq, but was released. Trump's reason for keeping the facility open revolved mainly around notions of well-deserved punishment. "Terrorists who do things like place bombs in civilian hospitals are evil," Trump said in his speech. "When possible, we have no choice but to ...
Last month saw much to give a military veteran pause for thought. The three-part BBC documentary series Army: Behind the New Frontlines, the last episode of which airs tomorrow, has been offering thought-provoking analysis of the British Army in transition as it pivots from Iraq and Afghanistan to ...
In the orange light of late afternoon, a mile-long Army convoy of 33 heavily loaded trucks crossed a bridge over the Tigris River into the dusty, trash-strewn streets of Al Amarah, Iraq. Sgt. Stuart Redus was at the wheel of a boxy old big-rig, 28th in line, with Staff Sgt. Fernando Torres in the passenger seat.
According to the Syrian Arab news agency, six civilians were wounded in al-Amarah and three in Al-Sayyidah Zaynab. rebel 'Bianahum ... part of Al-Riyadh area. According to the Islamic State's Amaq Agency, 30 elements of the Iraqi security forces were killed and six vehicles burned in the ambush.

The water crisis in Iraq's southern regions has led to several conflicts between tribes as they fight over the depleted resource, and the Iraqi government ... The capital city of Maysan, Amarah, may suffer a major disaster as a result of drought, as waves of displacement will ensue, the marshes will dry out, the ...
It was a remarkable moment, and Maliki went on to launch subsequent operations that drove JAM from Amara, Qurnah, Kut, and even Sadr City itself. He then went on to win Iraq's 2009 provincial elections and come in second (to the secular Shi'a Ayad Allawi) in Iraq's 2010 national elections, all because ...
Kuwait - Iraq needs $4 billion for new investments in its downstream oil industry, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Tuesday, outlining plans to expand refining capacity over the next several years. Speaking at a conference on reconstruction of the war-torn country, he also said Iraq planned to boost its ...
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reportedly left unable to walk due to "fractures to the bones and legs" that were likely caused as a result of previous airstrikes, said Abu Ali al-Basri, Director General of Iraq's intelligence and Counter-terrorism Office at the Ministry of Interior. "We have irrefutable information and ...
By Tarek Amara and Lamine Chikhi. TUNIS/Algiers ... But Islamic State's appeal has waned since it lost all its territorial strongholds in neighboring Libya as well as in Iraq and Syria to counter-offensives by security forces, with fighters returning home or looking for new causes to join. That has prompted ...
The operation is being conducted by the Iraqi Army's 9th armoured division, the interior ministry's elite Emergency Response Division, and Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), with air support from the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition and in coordination with Kurdish ...
By Tarek Amara and Lamine Chikhi. TUNIS/Algiers ... But Islamic State's appeal has waned since it lost all its territorial strongholds in neighbouring Libya as well as in Iraq and Syria to counter-offensives by security forces, with fighters returning home or looking for new causes to join. That has prompted ...
Q: What rationale did Trump offer for keeping prisoners at Guantanamo? A: Speaking generally about the topic of dangerous figures being released, Trump cited the case of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was not held at Guantanamo. He was held in U.S. custody in Iraq, but was released.
By Tarek Amara. TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia special forces killed a local leader in al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) during an operation in which a top aide to the group's leader died, the interior ministry said on Sunday. Security forces killed Bilel Kobi, the top aide to Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, in an ...
... security forces in Tunisia's mountainous interior. The country also faces a potential threat from Tunisian militants returning from abroad. More than 3,000 are thought to have left to fight for jihadist groups in Syria, Iraq and Libya over the past years. (Reporting by Tarek Amara; editing by Alexander Smith).
TUNIS: Tunisian security forces have killed a top aide of Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an official source told Reuters on Saturday. Tunisia has been on high alert since 2015, when Islamic State gunmen killed dozens of foreign tourists in a museum in the ...
A Chinese oil worker with PetroChina Company Limited at al-Halfaya refinery in Amara, Iraq. Photo: IC. Following the CPC's 19th National Congress, studying the spirit of the congress has been a key task among all grass-roots Party branches across the country, and beyond. In a trailer in Rumaila, Iraq, ...
Egyptian parliament member Mamdouh Amara, who represents the disputed area, told Al-Monitor, "The citizens of Halayeb and Shalateen were living before 1981 in mountains and valleys without any facilities. But there are currently integrated urban communities where health, social and sports care is ...
By Tarek Amara. TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's main opposition party on Tuesday called for protests against the "unjust" 2018 budget including price and tax ... smuggling migrants to Italy has risen and Tunisia has also produced the largest number of jihadists heading for battlefields in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
By Tarek Amara and Ulf Laessing ... Tunisia, partly because unemployment there has forced many young Tunisians to go abroad: The number of boats smuggling migrants to Italy has been rising and Tunisia has also produced the largest number of jihadists heading for battlefields in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
A worker climbs stairs at the Halfaya oilfield in Amara, southeast of Baghdad, January 21, 2016. ... BAGHDAD - Oil exports from Iraq's southern Basra ports rose to a record high of 3.535 million barrels per day (bpd) in December from 3.5 million bpd the previous month, two oil officials said on Monday.
At home, the Ministry of Defence reported an "upsurge" in Russian vessels transiting UK waters over Christmas, monitored closely by the Royal navy. In 2004, I spent Christmas as a soldier in al Amarah, southern Iraq, attached to the Welsh Guards Battle Group in the mud-stricken outpost Camp Abu Naji in ...
A general view shows the Halfaya oilfield in Amara, southeast of Baghdad, September 6, 2014. Image used for illustrative purpose. Reuters/Essam Al-Sudani. Ahmed Rasheed, Reuters News. BAGHDAD: Iraq plans to use drones to monitor and protect its oil export and production pipelines from the first ...
Iraq's state drilling company builds its credentials as it competes with international service companies for international oil company contracts in Iraq. ... general of the Iraq Drilling Company, receives an award from Deputy Oil Minister Karim Hattab at the Missan Oil and Investment Exhibition in Amara, March ...
Last month saw much to give a military veteran pause for thought. The three-part BBC documentary series army: Behind the New Frontlines, the last episode of which airs tomorrow, has been offering thought-provoking analysis of the British Army in transition as it pivots from Iraq and Afghanistan to ...
Mosul, Iraq -- As Iraqi forces push into the remaining ISIS-held areas of Mosul amid a humanitarian crisis, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had an ... Iraqi authorities have said they are putting the protection of civilians ahead of their pre-stated goal of recapturing Mosul by the start of the holy month which ...
In the orange light of late afternoon, a mile-long army convoy of 33 heavily loaded trucks crossed a bridge over the Tigris River into the dusty, trash-strewn streets of Al Amarah, Iraq. Sgt. Stuart Redus was at the wheel of a boxy old big-rig, 28th in line, with Staff Sgt. Fernando Torres in the passenger seat.
Clashes are reported to be ongoing in other parts of the region, with at least 24 pro-Turkish Syrian militants reportedly killed near the village of Amara. ... Syria or the US, and vowed that Turkey would take its fight anywhere it had to, whether it be "Afrin, Manbij, east of the Euphrates or even northern Iraq.".
... and on a plaque in Woodland Church. It is possible he lived in the Dalton area between 1911 and his death. He served as a captain in the 22nd Sam Browne's Cavalry Frontier Force of the Indian army. Cpt Park was killed in action on January 14 in 1917 and is buried in Amara war Cemetery, Iraq.
But its members consider themselves Iraqi nationalists, says Khudayer al-Amara, a ranking member of the brigade's Islamic al-Taleea Party. "It's not necessary for all members to follow velayat," says Mr. Amara. "They are unified to defend Iraq [and] defend victims of injustice. They think, when they fight in ...
Kara Wright and Tien Tran, former members of an elite intelligence gathering team active in Afghanistan, Iraq, and places still classified, now make their .... Amara Mattersley, sister to the Duke of Claremont, has lived under the shadow of scandal for seven years, having been discovered in flagrante delicto ...
Lance Sergeant Behamy, who was awarded the Victoria Cross on March 18, 2005, for saving fellow members of the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment from ambushes at al-Amarah, in Iraq, on May 1 and June 11, in 2004, was at Captain Allastair McReady-Diarmid's ceremony on December 1. He sustained ...
Iraq's al-Luaibi invites foreign bids for oil, gas blocks ... A general view shows the Halfaya oilfield in Amara, southeast of Baghdad, September 6, 2014. ... BAGHDAD - Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi on Monday invited foreign companies to bid for contracts to explore and develop oil and natural gas in nine ...
Business news: Iraq, Missan inaugura nuovi pozzi petroliferi ad Halfaya ... di Halfaya a 30 chilometri da al Amara, nell'Iraq sud-Orientale.
... played against the British forces in Mesopotamia (Iraq) during World war ... He first distinguished himself in the famous siege of Kut-el-Amara ...
It is shameful when we refuse to call the invasion of Iraq what it was; a war ... Blair of Kut al-Amara -- to wear his poppy to remember the dead.
A HERO from the Iraq war of 2004 will be the guest speaker at a charity ... ambushes on May 1 and again on June 11, 2004 at al-Amarah, Iraq.
A HERO from the Iraq war of 2004 will be the guest speaker at a charity ... ambushes on May 1 and again on June 11, 2004 at al-Amarah, Iraq.


 

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