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Australian Prime Minister Visits Australian Troops in Iraq

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison flew down to Iraq on Thursday for a pre-Christmas meet with Australian troops

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison flew down to Iraq for a pre-Christmas visit to meet Australian troops deployed in the country Since assuming office in August, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison made his first visit to the Middle East. He flew down to Iraq to carry out a pre-Christmas meet with Australian Defence Force personnel and the special forces

Syria: Islamic State Suicide Blasts Kill over 200

Islamic State militants killed more than 200 people in a coordinated assault on a government-held area of southwestern Syria on Wednesday, local officials and a war monitor said, in the group’s deadliest attack in the country for years. Jihadist fighters stormed several villages and staged suicide blasts in the provincial capital, near one of the few remote pockets still held

Philippine-Kuwait Diplomatic Tension Deepens over Ambassador’s Expulsion


Philippines demanded an explanation today after its ambassador to Kuwait was expelled, shocking Philippine authorities and deepening a diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers in the Gulf state. The two nations had been working to resolve differences sparked by the murder of a Philippine maid, whose body was found stuffed in her employer's freezer in Kuwait earlier this year. But

India is World’s Largest Importer of Major Arms, says SIPRI


New Delhi: India continues to be world’s largest importer for major firearms, an indication that Modi government’s make in India drive for defence sector has failed according to a report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The flow of arms increased to Asia and Oceania and the Middle East between 2008–12 and 2013–17, while there was a decrease in the flow

The Pied Piper of Kremlin: Putin’s Tune is Music to World’s Ears


New Delhi: The U.S. influence in world politics is declining. From the Middle East to Asia, American allies are turning to Russian President Vladimir Putin to secure their interests and fix problems. Russia recently rolled out a red carpet for King Salman of Saudi Arabia, with the monarch leading a high-profile and  significant delegation to Moscow. With this visit, King Salman

Despite Threats from Baghdad, Ankara Iraqi Kurds Hold Independence Referendum

For millions of ethnic Kurds in Iraqi Kurdistan, Monday was a historic day. | Source:

Iraq's Kurds defied widespread opposition to vote in a historic independence referendum, sparking fresh tensions with Baghdad and threats from Turkey while Washington warned it would "increase instability". The vote in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq and some disputed areas is non-binding and will not lead automatically to independence, but this move is seen by the Kurds as a

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